Some Very Sad News

This sad news arrived in my inbox this morning:


The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma from complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly-greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities in the food community turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch.

The grave site was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemimah delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, two children, John Dough and Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven.
He is also survived by his father, Pop Tart.

A funeral was held at 3:30 for about 20 minutes, or until done.




  • Brilliant fun. Sweet but not cheesy.

  • Yes, he was a tough guy to keep down.

  • And you thought seeing a deep-fried mini pig was weird?

  • That thing is years old. It looked better in the obituary format I received it in back then.

  • That must’ve been his evil twin.

    (…and who didn’t look better a few years ago?)

  • this is why I come and your blog…too funny.

  • Hello! I have just been led to you through Judith. I like what I see so I shall be back. (I am announcing myself, so as not to be a lurker!)

  • So! This amusing piece of writing is apparently plageried? Oh! Deary me! This is not happy news; I thought who but D. Lebowitz could pen something so amusing, so light and fluffy? Well, it seems I was mistook. But it is polite, my mother taught me, when using others’ writings to acknowledge that fact and to give them a credit. Naughty boy, David, big smacks.

  • Plagiarized or no, I think you have been sniffing in a bit too many chocolate fumes LOL Very funny. A nice morning giggle

  • “This sad news arrived in my inbox this morning:”

    You’ll note that the post began with the sentance above.
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  • You post this and you won’t participate in a meme???


  • Ho, ho, ho!

  • D’oh!

  • Dough Watch: How many days before P.D. rises and ascends heavenward?