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Feb. 1st, 2008

07:36 pm - It's Mardi Gras time!

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I know this mainly because our local grocery store has a display of king cakes done up with Mardi Gras decorations. The funny thing is the warning sticker on the king cake boxes: "Contains inedible baby." That's ridiculous. Babies aren't inedible!

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From:growly
Date:February 2nd, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
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WTF kind of cake comes with babies anyway? xD
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 2nd, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
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You've never heard of the plastic baby in the king cake?
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From:growly
Date:February 2nd, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
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I've never heard of a king cake... that is the most bizarre thing ever.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 2nd, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
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Yay! King cake is most definitely not a lie. 'Cause I saw it right there in front of me!
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From:nefaria
Date:February 2nd, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
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Everything is edible if you have a clever chef.
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From:doodlesthegreat
Date:February 2nd, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
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Hell, babies are more nutritious than the cake!
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From:woyro
Date:February 2nd, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
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soft on the outside, crunchy on the inside. yum!
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From:wbwolf
Date:February 2nd, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
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And here I thought Mardi Gras was a just time for mindless drunken rioting. But they have to eat babies as well? What the hell are y'all doing down there in Houston?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 2nd, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
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It's a New Orleans thing, I dunno.
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From:hartree
Date:February 2nd, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
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Babies aren't inedible!

I dunno. Were they processed at a Chinese dumpling factory?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 2nd, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
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Oh great, poisoned babies. The FDA shall hear of this!
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From:neuracnu
Date:February 2nd, 2008 08:07 am (UTC)
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Happy Saturday-prior-to-Mardi-Gras! Eat a delicious baby in remembrance of me.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 2nd, 2008 09:32 am (UTC)
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Okay!

What soda goes best with baby?
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From:zrath
Date:February 2nd, 2008 10:46 am (UTC)
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Oh wow, is that what they call these here? King cakes?
In France, we had one every year and it was called "la galette des rois".
("Galette" is a sort of flat flaky cake)
It came with a paper crown, and whomever got the piece with the plastic baby in it became king (or queen)!
Wow, childhood memories...


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From:thecanuckguy
Date:February 2nd, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
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You must be quite old now! Didn't they do away with the practice of making someone king or queen around 215 years or so ago?
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From:deckardcanine
Date:February 4th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
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You know, "baby" could be slang for a hot woman. Maybe someone threw in a Callgirl Barbie.
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