How much time is left on the 6-hour clock?? How long did it take to make all those tiers?? How many ovens were they able to use?? How long did it take a cake that thick to cool enough to frost? How long does it take the frosting to dry before you can safely add the pièce de résistance, Mother Nature Mary?? These are the questions I have. You can't just assume I know everything about cake baking and will understand what's going on. You have to explain it to me.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
In my mind, my brother was never a geek. In fact, he was the cool one. But he has started this petition to award Kennedy Center Honors to the surviving cast members of the original Star Trek.
Each year the White House grants Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to American culture. STAR TREK'S surviving original cast members, William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), George Takei (Mr. Sulu), Walter Koneig (Mr. Chekov), and Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), are very deserving of this honor. STAR TREK premiered in 1966 and has become an unparalleled phenomenon, continuing to spawn motion pictures and television spin-offs. At the time of its release the series was not only groundbreaking as science fiction entertainment, but also socially, promoting racial equality in a time when it was still a new idea. Nichols played television's first African American female in a significant role. Takei played an Asian American role that was free of stereotype.
I was the geek, so heck yeah, I'm going to sign the petition! And you should too because if you ever read this blog, you are probably a geek too. Just click this link and log in to register to sign the petition.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This story keeps getting better and better... the plot has deftly evolved from two old people entering a cake decorating contest for youngsters, to two old people who have to carry a cake on local television, thus building dramatic tension and probable comedy high jinx all at the same time!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Ah, yes, the dreaded cake carrying portion of the competition. Contestants are required to carry their creations across the balance beam of youthful ambition, through the tunnel of innocent dreams, and down the slippery slide of childhood innocence, all while avoiding the pit of burning old tires, and the low hanging branches of antediluvian abandon. I can see why Mary is nervous.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
C'mon Mary! It's already perfect! At least your side of the cake is. John's side of the cake is nothing more than a few unicorns and a corn cob.
I for one am going to really enjoy 2013, watching John and Mary practice making this genius cake over and over and over again.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Mary really has her heart set on first prize. It's as if she's been "prepping" her entire life for this moment. But she may be surprised to learn that the competitive cake designing community is a very broad based, devoted and supportive community. I've been doing some online browsing of cake competitions and forums, and I've learned two things: One, Cake decorators aren't out to "win." They're out to design really cool cakes, and to support one another; and two, team entries are rarely allowed!
But go team Dillworth!
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Whenever Mary Worth starts talking about her compulsion to help others, I can't help thinking of the greatest monologue ever written. For those of you who weren't reading Mary Worth in 2008, you will really enjoy it. Heck we all will. And I'm so glad to learn that Blonde Jeff has the same compulsion. I'm hoping that he has his own monologue to tell.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
After driving a day, a night, and a day (panel 1), Jeff and Mary continue to discuss her involvement with John Dill. And in so doing, Mary makes perhaps the boldest New Year's resolution ever. Mary Worth, meddler extraordinary, will limit herself to one good deed for the entire year. However, this being only January, she will either fail miserably or this will be one heck of a long story.
By the way, thanks everybody for your fun feedback on the Worthy Awards. And thanks also to those of you who threw a few donations into the tip jar. As for those who felt cheated by Chin Napkin's loss, I can only say that we have such high expectations for Chin Napkin, and this year he just didn't measure up. But please don't boycott the sponsors. In fact, please patronize the sponsors as much as possible. The Worthy Awards are expensive! So much gold painted plastic on those loving cups.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Tonight the stars come out to shine as we celebrate the outstanding achievements of 2012 in the popular serial comic strip Mary Worth. There's a lot planned for this special evening, and the condo board has been working harder than ever to make sure this evening is as fantastic as ghost pie!
So without further ado, let's get things started with an exciting opening musical number.
Each year, we begin our honors with a special tribute to a Mary Worth character who died during the course of the year. This year, the coveted Worthy Award for best dead character goes to Jim's dead sister Merry!
Congratulations, Merry! Enjoy your trophy in heaven! You will live on in Jim, and creepily, in his girlfriend as well.
And now, dear readers, your votes have been counted. Thousands of votes were cast this year, making the 2012 Worthy Awards our biggest ever (with a special thanks to Josh at the Comics Curmudgeon for encouraging everyone to vote).
Congratulations to Jim and his new arm. It's been a well liked arm and is working out really well. Plus, it's helped Jim suppress his moody dark side.
Guest characters play a special role in Mary Worth. Each year, several strangers wander into the story and steal our hearts as Mary Worth meddles away their sense of independence and self esteem. And now...
The nominees for OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A GUEST CHARACTER in 2012 are:
And the Worthy Award goes to:
This is one-armed Jim's first Worthy Award. It's true -- he may not have won Dawn Weston's heart, but who among us could resist the charm of a wanna-be Aquaman afraid of the ocean.
This year, profanity played a special part in Mary Worth. A very special part. Never before had we seen four symbol words used so prolifically (or even at all). But this year, people were swearing all over the place. Each time an obscenity crossed the lips of one of Mary Worth's guest characters (never would an established character use such language), we had a heightened sense of the tensions that drove each person toward their ultimate destiny.
The nominees for OUTSTANDING USE OF PROFANITY in 2012 are:
And the winner is:
Or is that Curse Ship Captain? Ha ha ha ha.
Mary Worth's established characters provide a sense of continuity in Santa Royale. Often observers of the Worthiverse around them, from time to time, established characters rise to play a pivotal role in the chain of events.
And the winner is:
Life is Brutal
But no matter what happens, we'll always have Mountview.