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.

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  • July 15, 2006 3:51am

    Brilliant fun. Sweet but not cheesy.

  • July 15, 2006 4:01am

    Yes, he was a tough guy to keep down.

  • cj
    July 15, 2006 6:31am

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

  • July 15, 2006 8:22am

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

  • July 15, 2006 8:53am

    That must’ve been his evil twin.

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

  • July 15, 2006 10:09am

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

  • July 15, 2006 3:40pm

    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!)

  • a dear, dear friend
    July 16, 2006 3:34am

    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.

  • July 16, 2006 3:55am

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

  • July 16, 2006 4:00am

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

    You’ll note that the post began with the sentance above.
    The original author is unknown.

  • July 16, 2006 2:38pm

    You post this and you won’t participate in a meme???


  • green giant
    July 16, 2006 3:25pm

    Ho, ho, ho!

  • Gary
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  • Gary
    July 16, 2006 4:52pm

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