Archive for the ‘Boom-Bubble Phenomenon’ Category

Cupcake Vending Machines

Sunday, March 4, 2012 14:03 5 Comments

Sprinkles, a chain that sells gourmet cupcakes for the perpetually adolescent crowd, is coming out with the 24-hour diabetes cupcake vending machine. I wonder if the company will soon be a sponsor of the ADA? The gentleman in the video below, a boom-bubble cupcake entrepreneur, calls the cupcake a vehicle for instant gratification. No kidding! Look [...]

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Hold the Play-Doh

Saturday, February 25, 2012 9:46 2 Comments

What a wonderful Groupon-type thingy for the adolescent Mickey D’s adherents who can’t give up their child food – even when they have their cupcakes. Introducing the hamburger cupcake (macaron?). This is the sort of thing I used to make with Play-Doh as a kid. But now, in the age of never growing up, it’s [...]

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Cupcake Bubble Psychology

Saturday, February 11, 2012 15:16 No Comments

Here is an article in the Washington Post, believe it or not, describing America’s infatuation with the cupcake: “The Psychology of Cupcakes.” “Cupcake culture has been iconic in the U.S. for 100 years,” says Steve Abrams, co-owner of New York’s Magnolia Bakery. American recipes for cake baked in small cups and the term “cup cake” [...]

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Exalting Your Inner Infant

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 19:42 3 Comments

The children adults of the boom era may be financially insolvent, morally bankrupt, and voluntary slaves serving their bankster masters, but … they do have fun with their food. I have come across yet another way for grown-ups to stayed amused by playing with their food … only in cones. You can’t sit in a [...]

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Most Irritating Food Trends of 2011

Monday, January 2, 2012 12:30 1 Comment

This is a delightful and hilarious rundown of some irritating food trends from Chris Schott. Number 2 gets a huge nod from me. 2. Cupcakes Need I even explain this one? Dainty shops specializing in the miniature frosted desserts now seem more common than the corner Chinese-chicken-pizza-subs carry-outs that have dominated D.C. for decades. In [...]

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TSA vs Cupcakes

Sunday, December 25, 2011 16:59 1 Comment

Folks may know how I like to pick on the cupcake craze because I see it as just one of many boom-bust absurdities that were born during the years of excess spawned by government monetary policy that encouraged and triggered credit addiction and high time preferences. During the boom years, we saw the rise of [...]

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Faith-Based Cupcakes?

Thursday, December 22, 2011 17:20 3 Comments

More childish cupcakeism. I think the pastor samples a lot of his own baked goods.

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Play With Your Food

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 19:35 1 Comment

Don’t get me wrong – I think these marketing folks are geniuses who know all too well the composition of their target audience. Americans are so sugar-addicted and are therefore resistant to real, whole, healthy foods. Additionally, modern culture embraces the lifelong adolescent while praising the ageless infant in an adult body. So to get Americans [...]

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Candy Chandelier?

Sunday, September 18, 2011 19:02 3 Comments

My roving reporter on all things infantile, Skip Oliva, turned up another good one – the SweetHaus. There are whimsical touches throughout the store with jars of brightly colored candies, old doors and windows converted to banquettes and display cases, a candy mural, and my favorite chandelier of all time. So I was in love [...]

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Krispy Kreme With a British Accent

Saturday, June 11, 2011 22:03 1 Comment

Since the Krispy Kreme delusions have floundered here in the US, the Brits have captured the euphoria. What is more astonishing is the way each new store is received. When Krispy Kreme opened its most recent outlet in Cardiff in April, its 46th in the UK, more than 1,000 people queued for two hours for [...]

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