Jesurgislac’s Journal

October 11, 2009

Cupcakes for Macduff

The Cupcakes for Life site is down due to bandwidth, but the magic of Google found me the cache, and this is too good not to share:

“Cupcakes were designed with birthdays in mind. However, not everyone has been allowed to be born.”

How did you celebrate pro-life cupcake day? (via)

Act V, SCENE VIII. Another part of the field.

Enter MACBETH

MACBETH

Why should I play the bakin’ boy, and cut
with my cake knife? whiles I see cakes, the cuts
Do better upon them.

Enter MACDUFF

MACDUFF

Turn, cupcake, turn!

MACBETH

Of all men else I have avoided thee:
But get thee back; my plate is too much charged
With cake of thine already.

MACDUFF

I have no cakes:
My cake is in the oven: thou baker’s reject
That sugar can cover!

They fight

MACBETH

Thou losest frosting:
As easy mayst thou the intrenchant air
With thy cake knife impress as ice my cake:
Let fall thy sugar on softer baked goods;
I bear a charmed cake, which cannot yield,
To one of woman born.

MACDUFF

Despair, cupcake;
And let the baker whom thou still hast served
Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother’s womb
Untimely ripp’d.

MACBETH

Accursed be that tongue that tells me so,
For it hath cow’d my better part of man!
And be these juggling fiends no more believed,
That palter with us in a double sense;
That keep the word of promise to our ear,
And break it to our hope. I’ll not fight with thee.

MACDUFF

Then yield thee, cupcake,
And live to be the show and gaze o’ the time:
We’ll have thee, as our rarer cake wrecks are,
posted on a blog, and underwrit,
‘Here may you see the cupcake.’

MACBETH

I will not yield,
To kiss the ground before young Marcotte’s feet,
And to be baited with the rabble’s curse.
Though Conservapedia be come to Slacktivist,
And thou opposed, being of no woman born,
Yet I will try the last. Before my body
I throw my warlike cake. Lay on, Macduff,
And damn’d be him that first cries, ‘Hold, enough!’

Exeunt, frosting. Alarums.

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7 Comments »

  1. Very fun.

    Comment by Michael — October 11, 2009 @ 7:19 pm | Reply

  2. Is this somehow related to the famous blogosphere “pie filter”??? 😉

    Comment by Jay C — October 12, 2009 @ 6:49 pm | Reply

  3. Wow, I guess I asked for this!! I was waiting semi-patiently for you to write something new, then you resort to shakespeare…I don’t understand shakespeare in its original form, nevermind, adaptation! I’m too literalist, now give me a cupcake, and by cupcake, I mean an actual cupcake, not a dead baby or wahtever it is cupcake means in this story!

    Comment by Mike Lovell — October 19, 2009 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  4. I should have taken a photo for you, Mike – I made chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and a foil-wrapped square of chocolate on top – each square with a different-colored paper wrapping that read “My dad is stronger than your dad”, “my dad is faster than your dad”, “my dad is smarter than your dad” and presented them to my brother and his son when we were all visiting with the new grandparents. My dad is smarter than my nephew’s dad, IMO, but my nephew wins the “my dad is stronger”…

    Comment by jesurgislac — October 20, 2009 @ 12:59 am | Reply

  5. OOOOH CUPCAKES PLEEEASE…I’ve been working out, and need something besides Mickey D’s luring me into cancelling out the benefits of the workout!

    I love the “my dad is..” contests!

    Comment by Mike Lovell — October 20, 2009 @ 5:37 pm | Reply

  6. And since most pro-lifers are so religious, shouldn’t some of those cupcakes be for those who weren’t born because their God made sure that a large fraction of embryos either fail to implant, spontaneously abort, or miscarry?

    Comment by Joshua Zelinsky — December 17, 2009 @ 4:36 am | Reply

  7. I do have a set of weeny mini cupcake tins, for tiny little mini cupcakes. But the size most fetuses are when they don’t get born, even those tiny minute very small cupcakes would make a very large nest.

    …on the other hand, maybe that’s what the famous Cake Wreck decorations are for…

    Comment by jesurgislac — December 17, 2009 @ 8:04 am | Reply


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