Thursday, December 08, 2005

On Muffin Aesthetics and Cupcakes


I would have never suspected that an innocent story about a poorly conceived idea for a gift exchange item might result in comparing and contrasting their muffin asthetics...but there it was. The White Elephant I am certain that the vast majority of male readers (especially Dongley) would welcome the opportunity to render an opinion if the opportunity was presented.

I, however, have other muffin issues that concern me. A friend of mine reported that their office received a gift basket full of muffins today. One muffin variety was a chocolate muffin with chocolate chips.

I know muffins. I have eaten many muffins. That, my friend, is no muffin.

That is a cupcake.

How, pray tell, can we, as an English speaking community, effectively communicate with one another if we can't appropriately distinguish between a muffin and a cupcake???

22 Comments:

Blogger Dongley Shlongford provided this enlightening comment...

I only eat freshly buttered muffins.

And with respect to your other question, I swing from all directions on this issue. Lay it on me. Whatever ya got. I like big 70's style and I enjoy the Brazillian.

I will say, however that as a Polynesian cartographer, I do appreciate those little landing strips. Many Polynesian islands have landing strips left over from WWII, and when I am mapping them, if they have a built in landing strip it just finishes things off that much better.

2:22 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

The fact that you state "I have eaten many muffins", is just simply the biggest turn on comming from you Pinky.

I could say mine is both a muffin and a cupcake. Would you like a taste test?

2:28 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Erin O'Brien provided this enlightening comment...

I. Am. A. Cup. Cake.

4:20 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Confidentially to PDD and Erin: mmmmmm...I love to eat muffins and cupcakes.

4:24 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Chuck Dawson provided this enlightening comment...

JESUS CHRIST! ...I mean, WOW! Are we talkin'n about baked goods here or what! I mean... whoa! I like muffins and cupcakes, but I can also enjoy a cookie with lots of icing!

dongley,
I invite you to turn Purvis inside out with me! I know where there's some great topography!

5:52 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Chuck Dawson provided this enlightening comment...

new favorite:

http://loureedlikesyou.blogspot.com/

oh yeah baby...

5:56 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Chuck Dawson provided this enlightening comment...

This one too!!!

http://coreyhartdrivesafiero.blogspot.com/

5:58 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger crallspace provided this enlightening comment...

My solution: eat neither of them, and no discussion will be necessary. If it ever comes up, call them "fattycakes."

Hey, some anonymous right wing father referred to you as Little Ms. Flamingo, in retaliation to your love of Pee Wee.

11:38 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger lula provided this enlightening comment...

Oh Pinky! You're such a cunning linguist!

1:24 AM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger HighMaintenanceHussy provided this enlightening comment...

aren't cupcakes, by definition, frosted?

both are extrememly high in fat and sugar, so along with everything else good in this world, i´ve sworn off them forever.

3:21 AM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger Dongley Shlongford provided this enlightening comment...

Any cupcakes within 10 feet of me are frosted baby. Yeah.

7:20 AM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger Dongley Shlongford provided this enlightening comment...

Chuck,

Next time I'm stateside, I'd just love to double up on some Purvis trailer park poon.

We'll have us a good old fashioned clam bake.

I'll even bring you one of my thongs to wear.

7:23 AM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

HMH - I disagree with the icing being the sole distinction. Muffins should contain bran or fruit and should be slightly less sweet and more dense. Cupcakes are cake - but in the form of a hand-held treat. Chocolate cake in the form of a handheld treat is, therefore, a cupcake.

I officially declare shenanigans.

Euphemistically, I do not know the difference between PDD's muffin and Erin's cupcake...but I am willing to research the topic further.

9:09 AM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

I already told you I am a half-bread: I am a muffin and cupcake; healthy and tasty. I am not just simply a muffin.

I test my immagination at night; baking my muffin while thinking of you. The test: Trying to fit you in any other attire than that viking getup.

11:20 AM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger NowhereGirl provided this enlightening comment...

muf·fin ( P ) Pronunciation Key (mfn)
n.
A small, cup-shaped quick bread, often sweetened.
An English muffin.


cup·cake ( P ) Pronunciation Key (kpkk)
n.
A small cake baked in a cup-shaped container.

I see your crisis Sweetiecakes... they are the same fucking thing. You say toMAYto and I say toMAHto, babe...

1:52 PM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Quick bread v. Cake - that sums it up!!!!

So, I wonder whether a chocolate/chocolate chip muffin is CAKE or BREAD???

It certainly seems more cake-like than it does bread-like.

I would much rather have the muffin-cupcake argument here than the Republican-Democrat argument going on over at Crallspace. Quite honestly, both the Democrats and the Republicans have become so polarized that they have lost their ability to reason.

Join the thinking-person's party and become a Libertarian Viking.

2:57 PM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger The Phoenix provided this enlightening comment...

Bread if a more general term. Cakes, muffins, bagels, biscuits, cupcakes, cookies, crossants, and doughnuts are all breads, right?

That chocolate thing is definitely a cupcake. No, wait, it's actually a muffin. Damnit, now I've gone and confused myself.

3:41 PM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger Melanhead provided this enlightening comment...

The real issue at hand is whether this item is bonafide.

9:26 PM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger crallspace provided this enlightening comment...

With the raging debates I've had lately, I've kind of enjoyed them. Lots of comments to read over and people get a chance to think, vent and discuss. Now just because it doesn't always turn out to be civil, that's another story.

As far as following the Viking Libertarian party, I can identify with the Libertarian part of it... the Viking part throws me.

10:32 PM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

...would you rather be a PIRATE Libertarian? It just doesn't have the same panache.

1:36 PM, December 10, 2005  
Blogger crallspace provided this enlightening comment...

As long as I don't have to say "panache."

How bout "Lefty Libertarians?" Then, I wouldn't have to compromise.

3:44 PM, December 10, 2005  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

lol!

Sorry, I meant half-breed.

I don't stop to edit as I am at work and have no time. My thoughts and typing are simultaneous. That is why at times what I say and how it reads seem like stream of consciousness, along with many spelling errors.

But now that I think about it, I could be a half-bread.

7:32 AM, December 12, 2005  

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