Speacil Baby

[Picture of the cake in Newlands Bakery window]I WAS AMAZED TO SEE A CAKE PROUDLY DISPLAYED IN THE SHOP WINDOW OF A NEWLANDS BAKERY.

Being positioned so prominently, it is clear that the baker is proud of the skill and craftsmanship that went into the making of this celebratory cake — and perhaps with it, the hopes of attracting future commissions.

What is this cake? Well, a cursory inspection revealed a pinkness to the icing — suggesting the cake was for a girl or about a girly event.  There is a miniature baby in a nappy decorating the top of the cake, and the ABC nursery blocks shown on the side.

It is just possible that the cake is to celebrate the birth of a baby girl. I have personally never heard of this sort of thing, but — it is a definite possibility.  I suppose if it were a first birthday, it would say so.

Maybe it is for a special day — perhaps the day a baby is brought home from the maternity hospital or something.  Being pink it is certainly not for a circumcision!

If it is for an unspecified  “special day”, then the baker should be shot for being unable to spell the principal word — or is it a case of “well, that is exactly what the client wrote on the note”?

Either way, things are getting worse.

Definitely Dead or Alive

[Picture of Bin Laden CNN TV Banner tagline]EVEN TV NEWS BROADCASTS CAN BE STUPID.

Just look at the picture I was sent.  Apparently a news broadcast was videotaped, and the banner heading noticed on playback.  It was quickly rewound and a digital photograph snapped to preserve the moment forever as a testimony to the general stupidity currently prevalent.

As ever, please click on the picture to enlarge. If you cannot see the picture for some reason, the headline is “HUNT FOR BIN LADEN” and the tagline is “EXPERTS AGREE: AL QAEDA LEADER IS DEAD OR ALIVE”.

Thank goodness for experts. Happy New Year, and may things start to get better in 2008!

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