April 20, 2008

Everybody’s talking ’bout the new sound

Filed under: Funny Stuff — tomemos @ 9:32 pm

Cakeboof; or, A Good Anagram Is Hard to Find

-A brief parable on the electronic age

Scene: The electronic mailroom.  Tomemos approaches the Postmaster.

Tomemos: Hi there.  I don’t think I’m getting my mail.

Postmaster: I’m terribly sorry, sir.  What makes you say that?

T: Well, I keep hearing about events that I was supposed to be invited to, but I never get the invitations.

P: Hmm, that’s odd.  Is your membership in Cakeboof current?

T: …Cakeboof?

P: You know, Cakeboof, the social club.  Pictures, hatching eggs.  Lots of Scrabble.  Don’t tell me you’re not a member of Cakeboof!

T: I guess I’m not.

P: That explains it! Nowadays, no one uses the mail anymore when they need to communicate.  They just go into Cakeboof, write out a message, and yell it as loud as they can.  That way, all of their friends who are members will know!

T: Couldn’t they just put invitations in the mail, like everyone used to do?

P: Oh, listen to Mr. Big over here!  They’re already contacting everyone who’s a Cakeboof member; is it fair that they should have to use a whole new way of contacting people who aren’t Cakeboof members?

T: No, I mean, couldn’t they just mail everyone who they want to come?

P: How are they supposed to remember you?  They never see you down at the Cakeboof!

T: That’s fair, I guess.  So is it easy to be a member of the, uh, that club we’re talking about?

P: Sure!  Just go down and register as a member.  They’ll give you your own room, which you meticulously decorate.  Then you just have to come to the club every day to see if you have any messages from your friends or from anyone who’s known you since high school.  Also, watch your walls carefully in case someone comes into your room and writes something on them.  It’s that simple!

T: I don’t have time to devote to some social club!  I’m a very important person—I’m a widely-published author, plus the manager of two baseball teams!

P: Well, sir, I tell you what.  If you won’t join Cakeboof, your friends could just mail you a picture of the message they sent everyone else via Cakeboof.  That would probably be the most efficient thing.




  1. *Cracks up*

    Comment by Ashfae — April 26, 2008 @ 2:50 am

  2. You’re just mad I got your wife drunk and convinced her to join Cakeboof! But really, who wouldn’t join it? It has cake in the title!

    Comment by petitpoussin — April 28, 2008 @ 6:24 pm

  3. Oh my god get over yourself and sign up already. =P

    Comment by kindle — May 4, 2008 @ 8:15 pm

  4. That reminds me, I need to do my daily log in. Gee, I hope I’m only invited to 5 parties this weekend.

    Comment by athenasmom — May 6, 2008 @ 4:25 pm

  5. I’m completely exhausted from adding so many books to Goodreads. So far, the tally is 32 books on Goodreads, about 1100 movies on Netflix. And we wonder why English is in such dire straits.

    Comment by Joseph Kugelmass — May 8, 2008 @ 8:50 pm

  6. On the other hand, I think we should all be glad that Cakeboof has replaced E(vil)vite. Also I wish that at this moment WordPress didn’t signify me with a light green quilting square. I, like, did upload a picture. Finally, were you deliberately modeling this after the “Architect” in the second Matrix movie?

    Comment by Joseph Kugelmass — May 8, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

  7. Joe (and Kindle, and petitpoussin): That is weird about the squares. Let’s see if it does it to me.

    You’re welcome to my Goodreads profile, but I warn you: that’s another site I’ve done but nothing with. The Giver is on there because it was randomly suggested to me, is all I’m saying.

    I can scarcely remember a single line of dialogue from the Matrix: Reloaded. We’ll see if I retain Speed Racer any better.

    Comment by tomemos — May 8, 2008 @ 9:54 pm

  8. Dublin says : I absolutely agree with this !

    Comment by Dublin — May 29, 2008 @ 2:39 pm

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