(I heard through the grapevine that there were those who thought last year's mothers day reflections were a bit grinchface.) Those folks will probably not appreciate this post, either, which is probably grinchier.
I saw where Williams-Sonoma is dropping a special edition Kitchen-Aid stand mixer in Raspberry Ice, so you can, like, cook for the cure.
Sales of this special edition KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer benefit Susan G. Komen Cook for the Cure®’s efforts to end breast cancer forever. It's 349.00. How much of that goes to SGK, and how much of that goes to research?
Or does "cook for the cure" mean that there is an attachment you can order that will, itself and actually, cure breast cancer when applied to an afflicted breast? Because that would be great.
Moving along, for one thing, it's interesting that it is the appliance previously christened the Stanley Cup of heterosexual monogamy that is being overdetermined with the burden of curing breast cancer. I'd love to hear from folks with crisper anarcho-Marxist-feminist chops than I got on this angle. And! Who gives this to whom? It would make a shitty wedding present -- "wishing you many years of happiness, hopefully cancer free"? Or for someone who has been diagnosed? "Sorry about your cancer, here's an expensive kitchen appliance." Or are there Kitchen-Aid stand mixer sneaker freakers, who buy new stand mixer colorways when they come out?
On a cheerier note, it is kind of cool that you can buy a mixer that looks kind of like Shirley Muldowney's dragster.