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March 8, 2011

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Blog Guy, I know you’ve helped others with their photo collections, and I hope you can do the same for me. I collect photos of famous people flipping pancakes.

USA-POLITICS/OBAMAThat’s awesome. How many do you have?

More than 1,800, going back to a daguerreotype of Robert E. Lee flipping some in the mess tent at Gettysburg. So can you help me?

I probably can. Readers LOVE photos of people flipping pancakes. They sell like hotcakes.

See, I had hoped to avoid moronic comments like that.

Here are shots of presidential candidates Barack Obama and George Bush at pancake flipping events. Americans don’t like to see their politicians waffle at a time like that.

pancakebush 2340Waffle? See, if you have to keep doing that, then just forget about the…

And here, fresh from today, are shots of the wildly popular Kate Middleton, the fiancรฉe of Britain’s Prince William, flipping pancakes before pouring champagne and making a nice French toast.

Oh please! Kate Middleton? Now you’re just pandering for cheap page views to your blog, right?

Maybe I am. Without regular shots of Kate, my blog traffic falls as flat as a…

Shut up, Blog Guy.

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kate face 240Top: The fiancรฉe of Britain’s Prince William, Kate Middleton, flips a pancake during their visit on Shrove Tuesday to City Hall in Belfast March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Left: Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama catches a flipped pancake at a breakfast for military families and veterans in Sioux Falls, South Dakota June 1, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Right: Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush flips a pancake past his face in a pancake flip-off for candidates, January 31. Bush was on his second last day of campaigning in the runup to the February 1, 2000 New Hampshire primary. REUTERS

Lower left: Middleton smiles during a visit to the Youth Action Northern Ireland Centre, in Belfast, Northern Ireland March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Julien Behal/Pool

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Oh good ‘ole Dubbya. The greatest Breakfasticator this country has ever had in office!

“You see breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It nutritionalizes ya to be able to fight the evil doo-ers that wanna harm this country. To fight those that would burn the bacon. You know the sayin “Burn that bacon once, shame on me, burn it twice shame.. shame.. well just don’t burn the bacon!’ The Canadians have funny bacon. Heh heh.”

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

“No more flap, Jack! Join the OE Blog Network!”

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Well,I think they made a good change from the cereal…:D
And whats with the daisy bottomed pan? Wonder how that would look once its burnt! ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

That’s a collection of photos of famous people flipping really small and quite thick pancakes. If I were more cynical, I might suggest that the pancake flipping organisers were trying to make it easier for the flippers…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Really? I’m gonna have to be the one to say it?


Oh, wait. It wouldn’t get through Mr. Spam Filter, anyway…

Posted by shawngrggs | Report as abusive

These pictures are crepe.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

It would be a lot more entertaining to watch them toss a bowl of cereal with milk into the air and catch it back in the bowl.

I have to go now, and listen to what my Rice Krispies are telling me to do today.

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Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Kate’s different faces while handling….PANCAKES ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

fwd, u be careful about your drooling… dont get any of it on the pan.. ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@Shra: hehehehe okay sure ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Looks more like a drop scone than a pancake to me.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

You’ve got to wonder why you would need to flip it when it’s already cooked on both sides. I had pancakes for tea last night, because I am a heathen, they were lovely and thin.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

I knew my drop scones should have been bigger!! :(

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

It all looks like a populist effort to keep people from over-throwing the government.

Posted by ARJTurgot2 | Report as abusive

Looking at the comments, it looks like just the regulars; making me think the Kate photo idea is half-baked. Sorry, but I’m going to have to pan future coverage.

Posted by ARJTurgot2 | Report as abusive

now i’m hungry
thanks Kate

Posted by SakuraHime | Report as abusive

She’s a cutie!

Posted by Elektrobahn | Report as abusive

Unca, I believe she is checking her pancake makeup.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Your drop scones looked lovely, Shra.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Thanks, Knit! ๐Ÿ˜€

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