Wednesday, January 28, 2009


random cute Australian Shepherd at Ren Fest pet adoption booth

On WFMU today, Ken played a video loop of Stains, the Aussie Shepherd who was on last week's It's Me or the Dog, becoming hypnotized by a plate of cupcakes. I can't get it to come up on his playlist, but it goes something like this.

Then Kenny G. aired his brilliant remix show of the inaugural poem. and someone calling themselves "Cupcake Dog" posted this charming parody of Elizabeth Alexander's opus in the comments section:

All around us are snacks. All about us are sandwiches and cupcakes, frosting and sprinkles, each of our cupcakes on our tongues.

Someoone is baking a cupcake, frosting a cupcake, leaving it on the countertop, not watching it while it cools.

Say it plain: that many have died for this pastry. Howl the names of the dead that brought us these cakes. Brought out the mixing bowl, preheated the oven.

Picked the wheat, gathered the eggs and milk, baked cake by cake the spongy desserts, that they would leave to cool while I jumped the counter.

Some live by do unto others, then split, others by no harm done or take no more than will be noticed.

What if the mightiest word is cupcake?


Blogger IntangibleArts said...

Good lord, thanks for further immortalizing this. Yesterday was one of the best days in FMU history. Cupcake Dog has turned my skull into a church. He lives forever in there. Bless you, Cupcake Dog, wherever you are.

9:00 AM  
Blogger The Dowdydiva a.k.a. Cecile said...

I have to agree. Cupcake Dog really caught the spirit of the day with his pale, steely gaze.

And thank you for capturing this spirit in your great parody!

5:54 PM  

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