Behind the Scenes at Skepchick HQ: Holy Wars
It all started so simply. After the monumental success that was SkepchickCON, we wanted to send Kammy some cupcakes as a thank you for all her hard work. We had the amazing folks at Ultimate Cupcakes whip up a batch and sent it to her with this note:
Dear Kammy: thanks for the incredible job you did organizing SkepchickCon. We’re all happy you’re now an official part of the Skepchick family, after you undergo the initiation rites of course. The rites are basically just eating all these cupcakes yourself. Preferably on film. Love, Rebecca and all the Skepchicks
Kammy got the cupcakes yesterday morning and sent us a little thank you email and video:
When I walked out on my porch today (in a bad mood) I found a box addressed to me. Opening it I found a dozen delicious looking cupcakes and a note. Mood changed from bad to good in a second. The note was from Rebecca and all the Skepchicks saying the cupcakes were to thank me for working on SkepchickCON. Further it said that I had to eat all the cupcakes, preferably on film. I can only manage one cupcake at time (shut up, how many can you eat at once?), but i did make a video of it. If you want to see me stuffing my face w/ cupcake and talking w/ my mouth full and showing off my mad editing skillz, click this link:
Oddly, about 5 min after I finished eating the cupcake, the guy from ultimatecupcake.com friended me on FB. If I weren’t a skeptic, I’d think he had some psychic connection to his cupcakes.
Thanks for the treats and the appreciation. Love you guys!!
Nice, no? And isn’t Kammy adorable? Who knew – this little video would start a WAR on the Skepchick back-channel.
Thanks for all your hard work at Convergence. :) xoxo
OMFSM you are adorable, Kammy.
Ahhhhh so cute! And man those pumpkin cupcakes are good. I agree that raisins are shit and don’t belong in cake products.
Fuck all you all. Raisins are just developmentally delayed wine. Have some goddamn compassion. Assholes.
I like raisins. Especially in cereal.
I hate raisins.
From: A Real Girl
VIVA LA RAISINLUTION!
Raisins don’t need a revolution!! Those of us who don’t like raisins are the oppressed minority. They’re fucking everywhere!!! Ruining our coffee cakes and cinnamon rolls and pumpkin bread, the crafty little bastards.
I can agree that they have no place in breads.
AND COOKIES. Ohhhh the number of times I’ve bitten into a lovely chocolate chip cookie only to discover it was fucking OATMEAL RAISIN in disguise?!
Count me as a raisinista. I can’t believe I know so many anti-raisin fascists!
And what’s so wrong about a nice plain oatmeal cookie with it’s lovely chewiness and brown sugar cinnamon tastiness? Why is it that every delicious thing with brown sugar and cinnamon has to be spoiled with rotten grapes? I don’t get it.
Raisins are awesome! Sure, they kind of resemble tiny brown ballsacks (is that a leap? Maybe. Do I care? Not particularly.), but they’re nature’s candy! Also, my kid is much quieter with a mouthful of them. Raisins. Not ballsacks.
Now every time I nom some raisins, I’m going to think of Chelsea and ballsacks.
From: A Real Girl
I am not saying that raisins don’t exist. I just think they suck. They are the yams of dessert.
From: A Real Girl
Aren’t yams the yams of dessert?
I love yams.
I like yams, too. Especially when made w/ brown sugar and cinnamon. But no fucking raisins.
I don’t even know who you people are anymore.
Want a cupcake?
From this day forward whenever you can spell raisin on words with friends, you must!
Or yam. I will have better luck with yam. Raisin has too many letters.
I also like yams…
I always spell raisins when I can on words with friends. It is the code I live by.
Yams are my favorite. Also they don’t resemble any body parts. Usually.
Also, whose idea was it to put raisins in bread, originally? because I swear if they ever invent a time machine I will use it to go back in time and wreak horrible vengeance on them. RAISINS BELONG IN MUESLI. NOT BREAD.)
The battle rages on behind the scenes. I must admit, I’m a little shell shocked. I really blame myself – I brought a sweet potato to a raisin fight. But how was I to know I was surrounded by yam-lovin’ bitchez? I am regrouping and trying to work out my next move. Send help, if you can.
EDIT 5:34pm: Maria just received this letter from someone calling himself Dave the Skeptical Raisin, via Facebook:
You may not remember me, but we met once at TAM. There’s a picture of us on Facebook. I’m a big fan of Skepchick and I just read your latest post about the cupcakes. Great video, very cute!
I have to say, I was stomped when I read your opinions. I don’t mean to wine, but it is a bit rasinist to judge us all the same way. We come in a bunch of different flavours, we aren’t as cut and dried as you suggest. Well, not as cut anyway.
Not all of us like to hang around in oatmeal cookies, for instance I would prefer to lie in the sun and read a book by that other skeptical raisin, James Randi. In the future, please be more raisinable or I will have to file a complaint with the Raisin Bigotry Resistance and Awareness Network (Raisin BRAN).
I hope I have planted the seeds of tolerance. I’ll leave you to grapelle with these issues.
Dave the Skeptical Raisin