From our friends at the NYTimes (via dad) comes this quite banal article about an obesity vs cupcakes article. It has excellent pull quote potential though.
Cupcake is a term of endearment, but it can also be a rather mean-spirited word. “Cupcake teams” in sports are said to be soft and easily crushed. As food, though, cupcakes are democratic; everyone gets one. And they are libertarian; individual and independent compared with communal cakes, which may not have enough slices for everyone.Yay for the libertarian bakers front. Boo for the anti-communal bakers front. Also get this for a closing paragraph:
After a long debate thread, another blogger wrote, “You people need to go back to the suburbs ... Seriously, bunch of grown up New York City residents obsessing over a cupcake shop. I miss the gunfire and crackheads.”Go here for the full article. And note the wonderfulness of the Times that you can double click any word and it'll give you a definition in a pop up box.
crack·head (krăk'hĕd')Though in reference to chocolate guinness cupcakes it gives you:
n. Slang. A heavy user of crack cocaine.
Guin·ness (gĭn'ĭs) , Sir Alec 1914–2000.British actor known for his extraordinary range of roles. His films include The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), for which he won an Academy Award.heh.