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Things We Saw Today: Spider-Man Sneaks Into a Wedding Cake

Redditor PoliticalMilkman posted this picture of his cousin’s wedding cake. She and/or her husband are apparently quite the couple of Spider-fans. Is that him peeking over the groom’s shoulder, too? Click here to embiggen. (Neatorama)

  • The Associated Press recently clarified how journalists should refer to same-sex married couples or those in same-sex civil unions, making it so the words “husband” and “wife” are OK to use only if part of a quote. Even though, y’know, members of married same-sex couples actually are husbands and wives. The AP (rightly) got some flack and changed their guidelines shortly thereafter, but as The Frisky‘s Sarah Gray notes, their new version is messed up, too.
  • Sandra Bullock is set to voice world domination-obsessed supervillain Scarlet Overkill in Despicable Me spinoff Minions. (Deadline)
  • Former Westboro Captist Church members Megan Phelps and her sister Grace Phelps-Roper, granddaughters of group leader Fred Phelps, recently quit the WBC and severed all ties with them. They opened a statement explaining why they left with a Catwoman quote from The Dark Knight Rises. (Nerd Bastards)

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  • Anonymous

    That last photo makes me sad.

  • Nick Gaston

    Unfortunately, a year from now, the couple will find that Spider-Man sold the top of their wedding cake to the devil.

  • Brian

    Um… Why? I’m honestly trying to see what could be sad about that.

  • Anonymous

    Well, first of all, i find Speed Dating in general to be sad, plus I got an impression that the guy looking at the booth may actually be considering it, which makes it sadder, and if he’s considering it, then he might be hopeful about it, which is sadder still. It’s mostly based out of my own impression of speed dating.

  • Anonymous

    Or that the groom isn’t Spider-Man at all, but the disembodied consciousness of Doc Oc.

  • Anonymous

    You know the best part of this cake idea : even if someone ruins the cake comedy-movie-style by falling on it, spidey will be most likely spared. Good call, Peter !

  • Carrie

    I think that’s the bride’s bouquet peeking over the groom’s shoulder, not Spidey. Thought it would’ve been funny to have loads of wee hidden Spider-Men (I originally typed “Spider-Mans” because that sounded more correct in my head!)

  • Emma Jones

    You’re not looking at the right part of the cake. Look down.

  • Brian

    My brother met his fiancee at a speed dating event. I’m sorry you get so sad that people meet each other in non-Ruminum-approved manners. I mean, geez, he’s only gone to a place full of people who share his interests and is considering an opportunity to share some fun, low-pressure social time with them. How pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    Uh, projection much? I didn’t say I didn’t approve. I said that I found speed dating sad. Not “sad” as in “pathetic”, “sad” as in the literal definition of the word, “depressing”. It wasn’t “sad” as a put down.

    And frankly, where did you get that I was “giving” (or witholding) my approval? You asked why the picture made me sad, and I told you it’s because my impression of speed dating is a sad one, and that therefore, everything about the picture made it appear melancholy, because I therefore interpreted the picture to be one suggesting false hope. I wasn’t making any judgement about anyone. It was a statement entirely about my own impressions and my own feelings. Go to hell.

  • Brian

    Okay, sorry, maybe I was a little defensive about the speed dating because I’ve seen it work out so well. I still have no idea what could be considered depressing about it, or what you see of false hope in there. It’s a guy who’s clearly enjoying himself considering a fun and casual social activity. Also, he is dressed as The Flash, a character known for his “speed”, thus adding a layer of humorous literality.

  • Carrie

    Oh I know there’s a Spider-Man on the bottom tier, I was answering the question posed by Rebecca in the post: “Is that him peeking over the groom’s shoulder, too?”