748 – The Case of the Plagiarized Cupcake | Big Farm in the Sky P.I. S2 E3
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Structurally what to expect. The show starts off with a few minutes of business. That's really how we keep the show free, are the people that take action on that stuff. So thank you to those people. That's a few minutes of business and then there's the intro. Now the intro is kind of a part of the show or, a, a show within a show, that a lot of people use. The majority of listeners use this a part of their bedtime routine. Some listeners skip ahead to the story. You could just skip ahead about 18 minutes is normally, a good place to skip ahead. And then, some listeners fall asleep during the intro. The intro is just kind of me, trying to describe what the podcast is to set the mood. To, to, to let you know, what I said. You don't really need to listen, and I'm here to help.
I'm here to earn your trust and not to, to assume you're going to give it to me. You know if you're new, of course you're going be skeptical. And I think, like the long intro to the show, in, in some strange way will make a lot of people more skeptical, because they don't really there's about 12 or 14 minutes of this, friendly banter. And you say, “When's the bedtime story?” Well, about 18 minutes it starts. But this is part of the bedtime story, because, again this podcast works more slow. It's not like, “Oh, you should be asleep, instantly or whatever.” It's more a friendly voice in the deep, dark night. So, I'm here to help, and let's see. So that's, so this is the intro is kind of me explaining that.
And then there's a story. Tonight it's our, it's our episodic series, Big Farm in the Sky, P.I., season two of that. Really it's all episodic. It's kind of just like a mystery. It's similar to something like, something like Encyclopedia Brown or Big Nate, Thea, or Geronimo Stilton, you know how do you like your Stiltons. Some people might like it as cheese. Some people might like it as, people that eat cheese. So like it's just Thea and Geronimo. I don't know if I've read any Theo only books. I'm not exactly sure if those are mysteries. But however you like you kid mysteries, you could say, “Well, I'm old school. Nancy Drew or nothing.” And I say, “No problem. Got you covered.” These are kind of mundane mysteries. Tonight it'll be about a cupcake. You probably saw the title of the episode. So that'll be the bedtime story.
Between the intro and the story is some business. That again is how we keep the show free. And then there's thank yous at the end. That's the structure of the show. Yeah, what else? What, what else? I did have something that, that I came up with when I was talking and then I already forgot about, which is a pretty standard part of these intros. Well you know, a lot of times they come back to this. I make this show, because I've been there, and I know how it feels. I know how it feels, not to be able to fall asleep or, I don't know. Like, just for me lately, my normal go-to method, and routine isn't working. You know I'm trying to find this new balance.
And actually I have this, this is, I guess this is a strange thing to say. First off, if you're looking for a podcast to listen to, check out West Wing Weekly, because it's going to come up in, this little, change that I'm about to take. But a few months ago I did an episode about a holiday, top holiday specials. In one of the West … Maybe I talked to you about this recently. And one of the West Wing, West Wing episodes from the TV show, from the late 90s, early aughts, The West Wing. It was considered one of the top holiday specials. So I started watching this. Don't ask me to do West Wing podcast content, because you can't do that. And, even most people … I'll just tell you about West Wing. This is all fictional stuff, so that's why I'm comfortable talking about an intro. I just faced palmed my head saying, “What am I …”
So this TV show, I started watching it. And I watched the holiday episode and I said, “Wow, this is a very comforting show to me.” And it's very, there's a lot going on. And it's very, very, very well written and very well directed and the performances are amazing. And so I started watching it for, for relaxation as part of my wind down actually, where I said, “Well, let me catch 40 …” whatever it is on Netflix. It's like, whatever, 44 minutes. And to then I can listen to the West Wing Weekly, kind of talk … Well, they're way ahead of me. But I'm still on season one. But it's just cool to see other people's thoughts or what was going on. Like hear stuff through the actor's eyes. And, so really cool, kind of, I mean, great world of podcasting.
Same thing with Survivor and [inaudible 00:07:43] podcast and, Josh Wiggler and Rob, like Rob and Josh and everything. You just complementing something you already enjoy. But I added the show into my bedtime routine, for the most part. And I tried to do it a little bit earlier, which means I have to like get, start my bedtime routine earlier to have that 45 minutes or it will impinge on. Let's see, the rest of my bedtime routine, which is kind of doing some light journaling or writing, ideally some thumb rolling. And then 30 minutes of fictional reading, which is strangely enough in, in the vein of, well like as I'm recording this, I've been reading Sherlock Holmes. Kind of keep my frame of references of solving mysteries and stuff. But what was my point?
So I enjoy West Wing and I don't find it stimulating. I mean I do find it stimulating, from a creative standpoints And because there's so many plot lines normally in an episode, I find it easier to engage with. So like I find myself less distracted to, to do podcast work and just watch the show. You know also like a podcast, West Wing, the characters are so well developed, and so well performed and written, that you kind of feel like that you know them, I guess at least for me. I said [inaudible 00:09:10] you know, especially, you know Rob Lowe's character, of course, Sam, and probably Toby.
If any of you say, “Scoot, what West Wing …” I mean, I don't think you'd have to ask what West Wing character. You'd say, “Well, I'd like to be Sam.” I'm like, “Toby without the brains.” So, I mean, I mean that in kind like, without the intellect. I guess I, I know I have brains. I'm an intelligent person, but the characters are written with such high intellect and performed. I say, “Well, there just are people, with that kind of intellect and stuff that I don't have.” But in some ways, I say, “Well, but I, like I have the grouchy part of Toby down,” and you know in this thing of like, like of some of the other belief system.
But anyway so, what was I talking about? So I don't find that it keeps me up, because I don't, I find it like, even though you would think it's heavy fare, and for some people, it may be heavy fare. For me, it's just so creatively. I guess the content, it's so creatively impressive that, the the actual content is just icing on the cake. I don't know if that makes sense or if I'm even understanding what I'm trying to explain. But, suddenly I have this new thing in my bedtime routine. I don't think it's the West Wing's fault, though maybe it is. Maybe I got to get … and you say, well I replaced watching the news with watching a fictional TV show called West Wing. But where was my point? I don't know.
But I'm having trouble sleeping lately. And like the, like the fiction part, I don't know. Like, and so I guess my main thing is that's why I make the show, because like, I know what it's like. And I know, how frustrating it can be, or how even it can have small impact. Like this week, I've been setting my alarm later. Like usually I get up pretty early, to do what I like to do in the morning, before I have to get my daughter ready for school and stuff. And and Lately I've been sleeping, a half hour later, because I said, “Well, I need my sleep first.” So I don't know. I mean, what I mean, what I mean is, it's an honor for me to help anybody I can get a good night's sleep. I truly and I deeply, deeply believe you deserve a good night's sleep. A bedtime free of hassle and rigamarole. You deserve a life where you can be out there flourishing and, and treat yourself and others with dignity and respect. And I think good rest comes with all that.
So it's my honor to make this show. It's something that I pour my heart and my soul and my time into, mostly to be fun. This intro is more of, I don't know. I mean, I guess that's what West Wing for me. You say, “Scoot, what are you trying to say?” Well, I have fun watching West Wing. I think that's what I was trying to say. You're right, get TLDR brain, it's good. You're right. It's just fun.
And so I guess my point back to you TLDR brain is that I'm baffled that something nice and fun, and sweet. There's a lot of sweet in … Did I say The Good Place or The West Wing? I meant the West Wing. Good Place is sweet too, but, why is it, why can't, why am I having trouble sleeping, then? Is it unrelated? Is it just baffling? “Yes, Scoot, sometimes it's just baffling.”
You're right. And that's why I make this show. That's why I strive and work very hard. [inaudible 00:12:54] I yearn to help you fall asleep. If you're new, give it a few tries. But I really appreciate you coming by and checking this show out. And here's a couple of ways we keep this show free and going.
Hey everybody, welcome to our, third episode of our a episodic series. It's episodic, it's modular, which means you can listen to in any order kind of procedural, Big Farm in the Sky at P.I., season two, Tales of the Phantom Minnow.
Those, those are different titles, that you could use. It was, this is the third episode. So kind of the season is still kind of developing, you know, that's what I'm laughing. But it's a tale. If you didn't, you didn't need to listen to our first season at all if you didn't, if you didn't, or the first two episodes, very, very easy to get caught up behind.
It's a tale of, much like, adult or non-adult but with bedtime story content only. You may have heard of Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes, Alexander McCall, I think, I don't know if. I haven't read those Alexander McCall ones. So maybe not, but, or Fancy Nancy, which may or may not, Fancy Nancy may not have been a detective, or a private eye, or solves mysteries, you know, but keeping it Fancy is, you know, is mysterious to people like me.
I say, well, “I would like to be more fancy”. But you know, Encyclopedia Brown, Big Nate to, you, all the great kid detect … Big brain. They think it's a great brain. I read those, I don't remember what's the name of the books were, but when I was a kid, there may have only been to two of them. Geronimo Stilton so, so, so any of those kids just solving mysteries, or adults cause it says both of his two two two youths, two two young women, Gee and DK, greatly influenced by by by the love and, kind and the kindness of bestowed on me in the show, by a French, Georgia and Karen at MFM. And then Simon, who is Gee's uncle.
Now Simon in the last two recently within the last few years, made the transition from earthly living, to living in the big farm in the sky. But it didn't stop his connection with, with his, some of his, just with his niece and her best friend Gee and DK. But when Simon went to the big farm in the sky said, well, “I'm going to have a fresh start here, I'm going to become a P.I, private eye.
Ian helped people in the big farm in the sky figure stuff out. You say, well, you lost, you lost your favorite snail. let's find it. It couldn't have gotten far. That's a tale that wasn't told, but the, the, you know, the snail that got far, you know, the, that one, but Simon found that, Simon wasn't exactly the best case cracker. So he went and, and started, working with his niece, Gee and her best friend DK. Now that was season one.
In season two, this is how impressive Gee and DK they, took a sabbatical from school or, a working sabbatical, or independent learning where they've started a business in the retirement community, DK's family friend lives, Aunt Penny. And they're running, in their own kind of P.I business, helping people in this largest retirement community. I believe in the US or the State of Florida.
The town with an E. Yeah, we could, makes it, that does. Fancy Nancy approves of that. Adding an E to town to, you know, class it up. In the town, Gee and DK, with the help of Simon. So slight role reversal. If they're still cracking cases, and the cases are so benign, like tonight is the case of the plagiarized cupcake. I don't know if that'll be the, that's the working title. And, you know, basically they sell stuff, you say you, you know, do the puppy they kept staring at acorns? You'd say, okay, well maybe it's because, the associates acorns with the squirrels. It was case solved
In some would take a little bit longer. Like, if there was a case in the puppy, they couldn't see the acorns. They would think the puppy's just staring at something. So those are kind of cases we'll be taking and, I think that's all you need to know. It's a procedurally probably you didn't even need to know all that. But I always like to put you at ease, you know, to set the table for you. So and also after buy time, before my celebrity or announcer, come on in,, is, it's good to see you. It's good to see you ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. Oh No, this is my, is the lady says gentleman. So boys and girls, Friends Beyond The Binary. It's time, for Big Farm in the Sky P.I., Case of the Phantom Minnow in the towns. It's time to crack this case, so yeah.
Thanks Antonio. I actually have a belated gift for you, if room temperature water. Oh you, oh no, no. I have, I have something. I have a game we, were going to play again, like we'll talk about maybe next episode. Oh, a game for me to play, non-competitive. But I think it's, hopefully has some sort of competitive element to it. I do love playing games with you, my friend. Right. But remember you can't, we got to wait an hour and 25 minutes or so. So I'm done recording. So no moving, no shift, no shifting. Okay. Like I had noticed when, when I say no moving, maybe you thought no moving around, but it's also shifting makes noise that I can pick up on the mic. So maybe, did you ever hear the tale the puppy that stared at Acorns for an hour and 25 minutes or so?
Maybe, longer could be shorter? Yes, my friend. I mean, I find it meditative. I won't do any shifting. I'm looking forward to sitting, without movements. Great, that's a Mr.Antonio Banderas everybody. And this is Big Farm, in the sky P.I.
Hey Diane, it's Simon here. I've been up and down Diane with writing my, Tales of the Phantom Minnow. So, I don't know, maybe this next case we're trying to figure out, when it comes up, we don't have a case. I don't know, I just have him working on the day and I guess I've been demotivated and, you know, I say, “What would the big [inaudible 00:19:51] other than like, what would the Phantom Minnow, what other things, what other ways could the Phantom Minnow use its powers to for good?
Also, there's been a lot of things going on at heavenly solution at my day job, which I've also been avoiding. Because I've been assigned to do a report on a report, I think Diane. And they said, big things are happening. And they said, here's what they want` me to do. A Carmic reports, should entertainment account for Karma, Karmic like, whatever they call it. I can't remember even, Karma, Karma credits, which don't even exist Diane, that we know of currently.
which should entertaining, and enabling and empowering hobbies, enable Karmic points. And what about hobbies? The practice of hobbies themselves. So I get to write a report and, and I said, well, it gets, what if it's a hobby that becomes a source of entertainment. Diane, you know, what about all these people working so hard to creating, you know, audio for people, like are those, do you get karmic points. Also, since karmic points don't exist.
But it's an assignment at my day job, which I don't really go to because they sit, like it. That's the nice thing about being at the Big Farm. But [inaudible 00:21:17] like you, you're able to again, to leave traces you see what I was working on it. You just didn't see me in the office. I was there. Your spirit, you must be on a different spiritual wavelength than me, boss. So that's where, gets him getting a little rebellious. In my new age, Diane. But speaking of entertainment, I'm, I'm, I'm going in to meet Gee and DK, it's called the Cupcake Warriors, it's a little different. I think the first title's, like owned by someone and it sounds really fun. It's here at the town, at one of their big community. It is not a community center. It's a, like a convention center.
But just for the people that live here. So I don't know what you called it, Events Center. That's what she called Diane, because I just saw the sign. But so they, it's a cupcake of based event. They have cupcake contests, of course, a cupcake tasting, discussions around cupcakes. I think, different levels of, like different awards. They have things like the frost off, you know, speed mixing, all those things we, you know, who can get their eggs in a tizzy or whatever you call that, whip it into peaks, right, Diane writes. So real, you know, a lot of people here, I'm kind of floating up here. It looks like a lot of people are keeping an eye out for Gee and DK. I'm sure this will be great to being able to taste some cupcakes. Really quiet, everyone really looks happy here.
So this would be high karmic points. A lot of joy and see, well I guess they do like, oh I see them. They're eating a cupcake, Gee and DK, they're, they're kind of joking about it. Oh there's also cupcake, there was a cupcake balancing and miss said, I see the sign 10:00 AM. I miss that day, I think like cadets, like a holding cupcakes on a tray, and they keep adding them. I really, I should have, I wish I, this is like, how he pictured the Big Farm would be. But they're, they're getting do it before. It's really great for all these people.
Yeah. Well hold on Diane we are about to do a drum roll and I don't want to interrupt your trains of thought, so I'll be back. They're going to announce the best in show. It seems like they're big deal and also, they're making sure that Gee and DK saved a spot for me because they have the best of the cupcakes that were up for the best in show. So I'm going to be back to you Diane. I'll be back. Really exciting.
Oh Hey Diane I'm back, it wasn't long, but things get interesting really fast. So they announced the best in show, and it was the, the best cupcake. You could say, have different levels of things, but the best in show is like the best picture, Oscar, and this just person was a fourth a year Diane. This was a force when, when, by what we'll get to that. Best in show, best cupcake in show, and people were talking about. They did a whole little thing, just like the Oscars, well actually, they didn't do this as the Oscars, because they must have known, who won. But they, this person, his name's Raj. And he said every year, cupcake amazes in a new way.
And also before I was sitting with, while they were doing, they were doing a little bit of a fluff piece saying, we were joking, do, or their cupcake critics. And I guess we were just joking at the time because he's was like, “Who would criticize a cupcake?” And who, who would, like be, be there's cupcake judges, we, we understand that Diane. But now that I'm talking it out, saying it out loud to you Diane, I can clearly see that there would be, but I guess you couldn't really, could you love cupcakes and criticize them?
I don't know. Gee and DK we're really cranking up. The reason we said that Diane, I think at the time because our senses were overwhelmed, with the cupcake that we knew it was going to win or we thought it was going to win. And spoiler, Diane, and it was Raj's cupcake. But even when I was floating above, I could see this cupcake. And from the top of the room, it will look like just a green cup cupcake with green frosting.
But of course Diane, it was a bush, and you say okay, bush cupcake oh boy. That sounds bushly, and it's a good one Diane, but no, no. As you start to look closer, you see, the leaves of the bush, which is just a frosting with different, shades of green, and just a beautiful work and the leaves of each, this isn't just a show cupcake Diane. And then berries, and then the berries, the veins of the berries. Now this is not a, it's a fantasy cupcake clearly, you could say go straight to the core, of the cake, and you could gently squeeze a cake and the berries would pulsate because, it's a flavoring, which was holy Mackerel Diane.
And then the cupcake was [inaudible 00:26:42] like earthy color. It was just the most impressive cupcake I've ever had. It's tough to describe because you'd say, well, it's just a bush with berries. I'd say no no no. So much more than that. Like, but again, not too fancy either. Like the greatest bush, I'm sure there's been plenty other bush cupcake Diane. Yeah but even so, so I guess we were kind of joking about was even this, this bush cake, cupcake would be the, the judgment of if, if you really love cupcakes or not.
Because you could say, well I don't prefer those flavors and you say, or you say, what is that flavor? But it was a cupcake. We all agreed. And it was just, even these other cupcakes, which were very, very good Diane. This one was heads and tails. So, and in a different league we can just to be clear, this was a majestic cupcake. And perfect, you just have, just have that one cupcake yeah. But then what happened was, there was some, controversy Diane.
Yeah, because as they announced Raj in a show, they said, you know, everyone hold up the cupcake that, that you think would win. And then they announced, you know the, the, whatever the runners up are, I think they have a nice word for it. Honorable mention, is Silver Cake Award. That was all, I missed all those parts. So this was, it wasn't, it wasn't even a doubt. Everybody knew, Diane. Everybody in the room knew. And Raj went up there, and people were cheering, you know, some people weren't, not everybody, wasn't universal. But it was anybody that had this cake, was in agreement. I guess that's what I'm saying.
It was a kind of artistry, anybody could appreciate. Even in looking at it, you'd say, well, that's a beautiful. If, If you're 10 feet away, you see, Eh, you get closer. You say, what in the macro? It's a Bush but it's not just a bush.
And Raj started to tell the tale of the cupcake. And Raj is [inaudible 00:29:00], which is based and, and bush seen only in the background of, a version of the original Willy Wonka, that Raj saw growing up, it wasn't even this version, wasn't, it was a cut and not even released in the US. So we like, but in the background that I had seen, if there was a, a bush which had cupcakes, on it and Raj said, these were the cupcakes and also the [inaudible 00:29:34] like, just a tribute. And then Raj kind of explained the similar flavor profiles and, I think snag, I think snag, a snazzy berries may be where the berries on the thing, which is an imaginary berry.
And explaining, you know, that it was made with the water, that they use there. That was a very, very [inaudible 00:29:59] in candid, the design if the ingredients, so you could sensibly make this at home. The decorating would have been hard, you know, how do you say Here's what Raj did, that berries run to the core, a pipe cleaner, in a plastic bag. In a Baggie.
So you could stick it in because you'd want to stick [inaudible 00:30:29] cupcake, right, Diane? It'll leave some fuzzy behind. You don't even know … Diane how about this? The only place you can buy pipe cleaners, craft shops or the internet or a pipe, you know. You easily, admit Diane. But so Raj was explaining things and then this noise came in in, in these projections, the projections, there was projections behind Raj, and it was a robotic voice it said, ‘You are a cupcake plagiarist”. And then it said “You are wanted for cupcake plagiarism, Raj”.
And then there was a picture of Raj winning cupcake. And then it says, “This picture, was taken …” it had a picture, and it said the, the picture was from … I think it said 1998 and then there was a picture of a cupcake that looked a lot like Raj's cupcake. Now it was a little bit blurry. So said, you know, and then everybody, repeated those facts a few times so everybody could get it.
Cause it was cupcake plagiarism. Can you plagiarize your cupcake? Or it was just a metaphor. And Raj was kind of pretty embarrassed. People did start to booo. And then Raj said, “I'm innocent. I'm innocent. I did not copy this cupcake. And then , thing, the projector said “Prove it”. And then people shouted “Prove it.” And then Raj said, I need like, I need some help pro … Can anyone help me, like … We're going to take the award away from you for a time being.
And then they called out to the audience, kind of like a [inaudible 00:32:26] of course DK jumped up, and Gee and they said, “We'll help you.” And then DK said “We got to get to the projector.” And then Penny said, started explaining to everyone, but DK and Gee and I dashed off behind the stage. Where while penny was explaining, well they're P.Is,they help, they help. And someone said they cleaned my gutters. And Penny said they also, and then someone said, “They found my dog.” And they said, oh, okay. So they're like, someone said, “Like Fancy Nancy?” And he said, “Oh yeah, just like Fancy Nancy.” So they dashed into the AV room, to the engineering room, you know, backstage. And the person operating the board was sound asleep, sound asleep. And we woke him up and he said, “Oh, sorry, I dozed off.”
They had, croasting on their face, which is now, you know, not uncommon for a cupcake festival. And we saw a box of cupcakes, and they said, yeah, we should [inaudible 00:33:32] these cupcakes. We said, “What happened?” And then, we said, “What happened?” and Gee and DK we're kind of looking around, examining things and it said to him, “When did you fall asleep?”
“I don't really remember. I just remember, that I was trying to eat, I had already eaten Raj's cupcake. So I was just having some other cakes that looked good, over here that looked good.” And they said, “What do you mean?” He asked and we saw there was one cupcake left. It was a goose. I didn't say that I said, I said a swan. Or it's a duck, it was a gander.
And then Gee said, “No, it's a goose. It's a goose. So you're eating goose cupcakes.” And DK, she's kind of a tack extra. So they like they just plugged in to the board here. You've got plenty inputs, to the projector and everything. And then they must have left. I see some scrapes [inaudible 00:34:34] and, and Gee was like, okay, are these goose cupcakes, are they yours? No, they're not mine. Where did you get them? Well, that cupcake is mine now because I ate the other one. And Gee said, no, no, no. The cupcakes were probably sleepier or something. Did someone bring you these cupcakes? No, they were here at the board for me, when I have to, I took a break before the announcement. You know, I makes sure I'm ready.
And they were here when I sat down. And they go, well, this is a cool, this is cool. Then meanwhile, on a stage he announced too, because this was like a part of a cupcake-base weekend to. So I said, don't worry, tomorrow is a cupcake cleanup. You know, everybody actually come, they leave the, the activity center, and then they come and clean up a couple of days later. I mean everybody kind of, I don't know. Just to have more fun, and to talk and, and to kind of, just socializing Diane, really impressive. And then Raj came, and [inaudible 00:35:45] and then the organizers came and said, and Gee and DK said, don't worry. Don't worry. We'll figure this out. We're going to get to the bottom of it.If someone was here.
Raj I said, “I didn't do it. I didn't do it.” And Gee [inaudible 00:35:58] Raj and said, “Okay, well we'll figure this out. We'll figure this out”. “You didn't do what”, I said. “Plagiarize a cupcake”. And DK and Gee talked and they said, “We need a list of every, cupcake contestant and the cupcakes they entered, do you have that?” They said, “Of course we do.” They said, “We'll, email it to you”. And DK said, “Go back, like four or five, six years, of all the entries.” And they said, “We'll, do it right now.”
So then they, and then DK pulled out her laptop and she started looking, for bird cupcakes and stuff. And they started to say, okay, well, like, there was a goose, this cupcake was entered, actually, there was goose cupcakes entered this year. And also the, they said, okay, wait a second, there's other, they started running through the list and I said, “Okay, there are, but this year, yeah, and the year before, year before, never placing, but always in the middle of the pack. It's by Chase Oogies, he said, and they said chase oogies, I don't know. I don't know Chase.
The organizer said [inaudible 00:37:20], they said Raj, Raj had already left. Kind of, you know, recover from this. This was a very dramatic, I said, okay, well we have the address, so they live here. You have to be a resident it turns out to enter a cupcake. Diane. So I'll be back then because we're going to head over to Chase's place and figure this out. So [inaudible 00:37:44] We go in and, it looks like, oh, she's asking us to sign this. It seems like a very nice person and, she wants us to sign, a guestbook. Okay. She doesn't know who Chase Oogies is. Who's chase?
Well, what about the cake, you entered it, [inaudible 00:38:05]. A goose cupcake. I don't know what you talked about. Oh no, no. Chase Oogies entered it from here. Is that one of your friends? Check the guest book. It's not me. I don't make cupcakes. I believe that Glock and Shrill, like to go on walks. I, I don't, I don't go to the, it's not really my thing. [inaudible 00:38:35] She was a big cupcake, cupcake maker. Yeah. So maybe it's, maybe it's her, but she's, her name's not Chase. Her name's Chase oh yeah, she's in the guestbook. Yeah. She came over a lot, which she would, she, does she know who Chase is?
Could we talk to her? Oh, you can't do talk to her, she, she's moved down to the, she's moved on to the, to the big farm. A little, little while ago. It's been about 10 months. Did she make goose cupcakes? No, not that I know, know of. Do you know if this is is her writing here on these applications? No. There's this other writing here, in your guest book. Isn't that chase here? It was, there's a lot of other names. I, I think that is what DK is saying Diane.
Oh, she, she is big into games, so I don't know. She was always big into games and, and, and playing around. Wait a second. Chase Oogies is like a, an Anagram, it's like a goose chase. Well listen, I only have an anagram, is it an anagram, if it's only half an anagram. Or is it an Anagram? If you're supposed to switch the, like, if half the word is spelled out, it's pretty obvious. So let's see, [inaudible 00:40:24] at the Big Farm.
And you then, you have, you know, today. And then I go, I can spiel, clockers and the glockers, we call it, we play, it's basically the clock tower. [inaudible 00:40:41] was when a one of the members of the, the, so we know each other. Okay. Thank you so much for your time. I'm sorry to intrude. Really, really appreciate it. Okay, Diane. Okay, I'll just leave. What do you think? Gee, what do you think? Dk.
It's weird, why it's a goose chase, but a lot of those other names that it did seem like you [inaudible 00:41:14] is using for much, much, much, more coded around glock and spiel. That makes sense. So we can, they get the guests book and then bring it. It was going to ask her to keep it, but I thought that would be, do, do, do you guys think it's a case for the Phantom Minnow? Like, do you think this is the [inaudible 00:41:34] work? Like is involved in this somehow. What did you say? DK can't possibly, or kind of, it seems like, you already having a theory. Oh it is time for the Phantom Minnow. Okay, what do you need me to do? Okay. Go into the goose cupcake, and it take a look around. Look around for what?
[inaudible 00:42:03] Okay, I'm going, okay. I get it bigger from inside the cupcake out it all timelines. Got you, got you. Okay. I'm headed into the goose cupcake. There is a feeling, and it's a little hazy in here. I don't know if that's whatever, put to board operator in sleepy time. Okay. I'm saying this put loud so Gee and DK can hear me if they can. Or that I remember pretty well. It feels good in here. I think I'm seeing someone. I'm seeing a lot of cupcake making, and it's not just a current event. I see a lot of joy. I see, it may [inaudible 00:42:52] winning an award.
I see Raj winning but these all have positive associations. I see frosting, I see piping. It just, just positive thing, [inaudible 00:43:11] Okay. I can see kitchen. And then I see older kitchens. I see a variety kitchens. I can, I can date to kitchens. So I could see where this cupcake was made. I see, I, I don't know. I don't see any cupcake other than this cupcake, contains a lot of positive memories of the cupcake the cupcake warriors, and of both Raj and Letty and a lot of other competitors.
Well this is something, that's positive so I don't understand, I guess I'm coming out. But it's delicious too but you can't eat it because it has, [inaudible 00:43:58] looks, seems like it. Hey, Gee and DK, could you hear me in there? Yeah. It seems like, uh, it was kind of thrilling too now that I'm coming out of it. I'm noticing my up to that, there was a back and forth with Raj and Letty. They really had a lot of fun. They were like two cupcake warriors and, one thing I did see, we say Letty was a goose cupcake, [inaudible 00:44:26]. She, she would her and Raj had a side bed of what place Letty, goose cupcakes, to come in. And they would bet with a number like 22nd to 25th.
I don't know if that helps. DK is working pretty hard on the computer. I don't like to compete. So DK, it looks like your eyebrows are moving in a way that says, you know something. [inaudible 00:44:55] Okay, wait a second. You, so you're looking at, you've been looking at the image from the slide show, you were able to get to at a, okay, so it went to, okay. The way it went through the board, it was secondary. Okay. I don't understand that, but, so you do have an image of the cupcake that was projected and not of Raj's cupcake would have the original that Raj can plagiarize according to the thing.
Okay. And it, it, what do you mean, if we zoom in? It's not a cupcake at all. No, it looks, it is a cupcake. Oh, okay. It was you, you're zooming in more and the side. It's plastic. What do you mean it's plastic? It's hard plastic, or rubber. Oh because that's where it's, it's two casts staffs of rubber, or something fused together. You know, so they're identical each side is identical. Wow, DK you are sharp with a computer. So it's just a cupcake model or something. I don't guess. like what would you say? Gee, where's it from? Dk, you still figuring that out? You don't know where it's from.
You just, we're pretty confidential that it's, you're sure. Okay. You're sure it's a plastic or rubber model. Okay. Gee, what are you saying? Okay, so where, where we still need our why. Like why would someone try, I still think it could be Letty, like we should just to see if like, I could turn back into the Phantom Minnow and search for her. She's, she's involved but not in the way I think, okay. Like, so is it because someone's trying, is it like, is someone that Raj, like is it our third cupcake tier? That's disappointed? Is it a friend of Letty that is, it is sick of Raj winning all those times.
Oh, before Raj went on the streak, Raj, they would go back and forth. See it was very competitive. Their cupcake baking. Oh, so Raj didn't win three times in a row. Oh, it was a forced, total win. Oh, that's really. Okay. Oh, so we need to present this to, we need to present it to, what do you mean presented? Okay. We make a stop at Raj's. Okay. You want me to go back in the cupcake and double check things? Yeah. DK is going to keep working on things and, we're going to stop and talk to Raj and then, we got to go present our findings day two with a cupcake cleaner.
Okay. Yeah, we should probably, you two should really stop home and see Penny too. Okay. Well, okay. Well Diane, I'll be back. Hey, Diane and back. So, here's the thing, we're here at the, they're calling a cupcon now instead of cupcake cleanup day. And she says she's going to present all the findings. Yeah, people are calling it cupcon, they're pretty unhappy with Raj. Gives me a hard time to think about it and that, maybe Raj maybe they should take away all Raj's rewards.
We stopped at Raj's place. So I have general idea where DK and Gee are going with this, but I don't understand it, which makes it even more mysterious to me Diane. That I have one piece of information, but it's still confuses me. But I think Gee's going to make it all obvious. Anyway, she's going on stage, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and golf cart drivers behind, behind area. That's what she said.
We're here to talk to you, about your championship cupcake maker, Raj three years running, three time winner, Raj, [inaudible 00:49:22] best in show cupcake, in the accusations that were expressed by an anonymous individual, of a plagiarized cupcake. Raj, and Raj has maintained, that you fouled the rules. Raj. Correct?. And Raj is nodding. Now lots has been said that cake, you know, it was absolutely delicious. It tasted wonderful, looked wonderful, is beautiful, it was the best in show. I don't think there's anyone that could disagree with that here except, for some of those grouchy people raising their hands.
Now as we started to dig. By the way, we offer this solution for anybody here. We're here for a few more months, DK and I, trying to help people solve their problems just to, just so you know, but it as we dug deeper, DK is going to put up the image that was shown of the plagiarized cupcake and everybody oohs and Aahs. And we found out that the cupcake is, it was projected is actually a plastic, or rubber cupcake. Technically it's a combination of the two, which are kind of the same thing anyway. People in plastics businesses formally raising your hands, but, and we should, we determined that, it wasn't a cupcake at all. It was, it, technically, I guess you could say that. Then we dug into the rules
Dk and I, and with Penny's help. And Penny was a contract's attorney actually. So we dug through the rules. And now technically you'd say, is it a plagiarized? Because, the image of the cupcake and the cupcake itself are pretty similar, pretty similar. But Raj also acknowledged that his cupcake, it was influenced by a version of a bush in Willy Wonka. So they could too, have the same sources. Raj also said, I did not copy that cupcake, and technically all this is true, because if we were dug deeper into the rules and we really looked, we said, well, it has to be of an original design, but it could be influenced by something like a bush in a movie is not a cupcake, but a model of a cupcake. It probably is, but, but, but it has to be of your own design, your own original design.
So that's where we were like wondering. Now also everybody should know, that whoever projected this stuff and set Raj up to be exposed, who left a trail, of crumbly trail of cupcakes. Led us on a goose chase based on a goose cupcake. And that trial, while at misdirected us, it actually led us in the right direction. And to be honest to you, like, [inaudible 00:52:40] that would have been designed for kid detectives, and not young women in detectives. It shows a little bit, disappointing that this was actually easy, case to crack. So simple in fact, I'd say childish. Now you probably don't know is Raj is still the champion, the best in show cupcake or. Who would do this and why? Who would go to all this trouble? Was it a former friend or a former rival, someone romantically linked to Raj. These were questions we briefly asked one another, Dk and I,
Along with some of our extra help. Then we started to think about, did the goose cupcake left behind in your other, a great cupcake tier, your other great cupcake champion, who is now at the Big Farm in the Sky. Letty and I can hear you cheering for her. Like, was it one of her friends? Or is Raj, just a cupcake plagiarist. Those are the questions maybe some of you are wondering. And I can tell you all the answers, the answers are, the first question is, Raj is not a cupcake plagiarist, and according to your rules Raj, does deserve this fourth of best in show title, but I could see, none of you are totally convinced or totally pleased to. So we're going to show you some more projections here on the screen.
Here's the, the bush from Willy Wonka version, that was in some international releases. There's a Snazz Berry Bush. Now here's Raj best in show cupcake. Now here is the, the plastic a cupcake we've been talking about those projected on the screen. Now, we did a lot of digging here and we dug in a lot of places just like you if you're digging out of bush. And we determined that this rubber plastic cupcake a while being almost as obscure as this one bush in a international release of the original Willy Wonka film, was, this was a closeup picture and to, that's where we had trouble finding the cupcake with just simple images searches.
But as my partner DK, started to determine, what if this cupcake was a part of, some other, something. What would it be? What was the age of the Florida? We found out the photo was from the 1990s. And the cupcake, was part of another toy, a figurine. Many of you may remember the Smurfs. They were popular toy in the 80s, and even into the 90 for a brief time.
And there was, couple of different characters that had cupcakes. And this was a character, there was already a baking based character. Again, Gee and DK, again DK And I, we don't know the smurfs that well but, this was a character linked to his arrival to the baker, which was just a dessert maker, a smurf, a desserty smurf. And this was a cupcake, a being carried by one of the desserty figurines, on a tray in it is very similar to the cupcake Raj made. And you could see the picture of desserty carrying the things.
Now this is where things get very interesting because it was, so we started to look at work history of Raj. We realize that Raj, in addition to being a brilliant cupcake artist and cupcake creator, also worked for a subsidiary of a toy company, a design studio whose task it was, was to designed smurf figurines. They took over the contract after the peak smurf in eighties. And were tasked with coming up with figure, new smurf [inaudible 00:57:07] to give, long story short, this figurine was designed by Raj, desserty smurf and this cake. So Raj is actually the originator of this cupcake in an earlier time.
Which confirms that Raj does deserve the best in show award. Though you can see by the slack jaws or the audience, you're wondering what, why and who would then accuse Raj. Did someone discover this and think, they didn't read the rules clearly and, realize that if Raj, did they only see the cupcake and not realize Raj designed it originally.
But we, it started to think, Dk and I about a nature and, and a joy and why people become cupcake warrior, and friendship and rivalry. And we started to realize that, Raj enjoys making cupcakes. But this year the competition was a little thin, wasn't it Raj? And Raj nods. And we thought about Raj and Letty's rivalry and the obvious anagram. And we also, we have some very special, a secret message. So we also looked around Raj's kitchen and saw a few things. And we determined that Raj you were the one that, accused yourself of being a cupcake plagiarist.
Is that true? Right. Right. This is Raj. Yeah it is true. I, I did, you've caught me and I, you're right. I did want to be caught. I realize now that, I apologize on behalf of, you two are almost equal rivals to me. And they should've, well, I, I would too if a redid it, I would be tempted to make it more difficult for you to [inaudible 00:59:16] DK and Gee.
Because you like, it would have been thrilling to trade wits with you. So I'm sorry that I, was not worthy both of your intelligence. But I did want to be caught, I do accept the best in show award. And I realized that everyone's displeased with me and I'll just be, straight with everybody. I'm better a cupcake maker than all of you put together. I miss the competition I had with Letty, my friend and my rival, we had all sorts of sub [inaudible 00:59:55] and every competition. He ended, “She was a true cupcake warrior. And I miss that very much. So much so that I was thinking of, and I said, I really want this for everyone else. And I know we had that with the corporation that owns the title a cupcake or would W A R and we tried to say, well, let's be smart and just call it a cupcake warriors.”
And we have this cake cleanup day. And I started to think what would be more joyful, what would return my joy to cupcakes because it's kind of gone. I mean this year I just wanted to win, and also to see if I can be caught and get everybody upset with me as you all are, so that we could take this day. And instead of cleaning up, now this year, what you could all do is just throw cupcakes at me all of the leftover cupcakes we were going to clean up today. You can throw at me and the next year and then I'll clean the whole place up. In the next year, what we'll do is maybe we could just have a cupcake throwing stuff and throw cupcakes at one another. Does that sound fun? I don't know, maybe it will reignite my joy. I know it's a twisted way to get here, but it's part of my joy in games.
And, that's what I did and I, you know, I admit that you caught me. You, you were brilliant. Work by Gee and DK. How about the best in show for these two? Diane, it's a good thing. I'm, I'm, I'm, in Phantom Minnow mode because, Raj is getting pelted with cupcakes and also Diane and Gee and DK are getting, you know the stage. Everybody is just laughing and throwing cupcakes, or leftover really seems very happy and joyous. So really a special moment. But we wrapped in that case up, Diane, I'm surprised. All the turns and twists. But really exciting times here. And I guess I'm going to go, I'm going to take a nap while they all have their little cupcake fight. It really looks fun. Even Gee and DK and Penny is there too. Alright Diane, case, case closed. The case of plagiarized cupcake is confusing as any we've faced in the Big Farm. Diane, Simon outs. Good Nights.