Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)


pillsbury_doughboyPlease join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment and the fine family dining communities.

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

Dough boy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities 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 Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Dough boy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Dough boy 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.

Dough boy 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 elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

[If this made you smile for even a brief second, please rise to the occasion and take time to share that smile with someone else who may be having a crumby day and kneads it.]



  1. #1 Joseph j7uy5
    June 25, 2006

    I am smilingabout this, even though all the cooking puns left my brain a little ‘fried.’ The last sentence was really the frosting on the cake.

  2. #2 coturnix
    June 25, 2006

    You just turned this day sunny side up! I think I am going to poach this and send it, scrambled of course, to some of my friends.

  3. #3 Babbler
    June 26, 2006

    Why have they not flown the flags at half mast?

  4. #4 Tabor
    June 26, 2006

    I love it! This is exactly the carb I needed today!

  5. #5 Webs
    June 26, 2006

    LOL that was hilarious.

  6. #6 Bob O'H
    June 26, 2006

    Oh dear, I was knocked back by that. But some comments did bring a rye smile to my face (rye? Is that spelt correctly?).


  7. #7 Katie
    June 26, 2006

    Hee hee. Thanks for making me smile!

  8. #8 revere
    June 26, 2006

    Go for it! You’re on a roll!

  9. #9 drcharles
    June 28, 2006

    i’m getting hungry at this memorial service, is that wrong?

  10. #10 Sandra Porter
    June 28, 2006

    Doughn’t make me laugh.

  11. #11 Hank Roberts
    September 28, 2007

    Gluten abend.

  12. #12 erica h.
    November 29, 2007

    The time he died was the best part, and it took me a second to figure it out.

  13. #13 Brigit
    December 3, 2007

    Thank you. I needed this.

  14. #14 Gambit 27
    March 12, 2008

    my lil bro mite be able to take over

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