Flavors: Wednesday, June 13th
Short post today, because I have to be at a conference at 8:30am tomorrow. I seriously don’t know how your morning people do it. I also don’t know what good can come of me talking business to anyone at 8:30am. I don’t speak in anything but low growls til at least 10am, and there’s always a chance of me biting someone before noon. Why can’t more people want to meet up at 3am when I’m doing my best work?
Wanted to quickly share something with all of you though, because it’s a new discovery that I’m super stoked about. The first customer at DeKalb yesterday was a sitcom writer, who’s credits include such classics as Will and Grace and SAVED BY THE FREAKING BELL. We started talking about comedy, and both agreed that the funniest show on television right now by far is Phineas and Ferb (if you don’t know, now you know).
She informed me the reason it’s so amazing is because Disney is intentionally giving comedy writers almost complete creative freedom to push boundaries and make really brilliant, quirky stuff, and is attracting the best writers in the business for their future programming (who knew?). Then she told me about this show debuting Friday called “Gravity Falls”, which she said is one of the funniest things she’s ever seen on tv, and described it as Twin Peaks meets Monty Python-esque absurdism in cartoon form.
Obviously this sounds like the greatest thing I’ve ever heard of in my entire life and I needed all of you to know, because if this is even 5% as awesome as I’m expecting I’m going to be quoting it incessantly and want you all to be able to understand what I’m talking about. I’ve been making obscure Simpsons references for ages now, and suddenly I’m encountering “adults” who don’t remember the golden age of that show BECAUSE THEY WERE THREE WHEN IT HAPPENED. Perhaps by hitching my wagon to this Gravity Falls number I’ll seem a bit more “hip” and “with it”.
So let’s all get excited together- maybe we can live-tweet it this Friday? I mean, you guys sit home on Friday nights to watch cartoons too, right?
Clockwise from front: Banana Cream Pie, Butterbeer, Blueberry Blintz, Car Bomb
Banana Cream Pie: Banana cake, vanilla custard, custard buttercream, banana chip, graham cracker crumbs
Butterbeer: Butterscotch soaked cake, butterscotch buttercream, edible gold dust
Blueberry Blintz: Brown sugar cake, sour cream bavarian filling and buttercream, blueberries, slivered almonds
Car Bomb: Chocolate Guinness stout cake, Jameson whiskey ganache, Bailey’s buttercream