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Gingerbread People?

By Ritch | October 5, 2009

So the UK tour is over and I’m back home doing a bit of shopping with the family. We pop into Thomas the Bakers’ for a spot of light refreshment when my 4 year old daughter says “Daddy, can I have a gingerbread person?”

Ah! How cute I think to myself as I correct her telling her it’s gingerbread man. “No Daddy, it’s gingerbread person”

I scan the counter of all things yummy and there, wedged between the cheese straws and yum yums are a few familiar looking fellows advertised as ‘gingerbread persons’

Now I’ve been giving this some thought, and the only reason I can think of why anyone could possibly be offended by a gingerbread man being called a gingerbread man is that it may seem presumptuous of someone to name a gingerbread man a man when it could have actually been created as a woman.

But then surely the baker who’s selling the gingerbread men is well aware of the sex of his ginger biscuits. His train of thought must go something like – “right then, now I’ve finished the muffins, I better get on with making the gingerbread men.”

So there’s absolutely no question about it, they’re definitely male. So why call them persons?

Anyway, the fact that it was eaten before I’d even paid for it leads me to believe that, all names aside, they’re still as tasty as ever.

Speaking of which, did anyone notice how tasty our London show was? I thought we were rather excellent.

Tokyo, bring it on!

16 Responses to “Gingerbread People?”

  1. John Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 10:08

    Yes the London show was well tasty,great to see the band playing so well and in great spirits.
    Absolutely savage performance..Playing Chutzpah in its entirety was really really amazing.
    Please please (as i asked you at the meet & greet in London) bring this show to Dublin Ireland

  2. art Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 10:20

    in a messed up changing world where it is possible for someone to think that calling a ginger bread man,well…a ginger bread man,could be deemed as being sexist,the one constant that comforts me is that your shows are always fantastic, and this time round was no exception, great night at the bush! good luck in japan.

  3. Andy Santiago Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 10:39

    Thomas the Bakers eh? I’ve noticed a slow and steady decline in the quality of their baked goods over the years.
    Can’t comment on the London show but but Leeds was beyond good. More UK date soon please!

  4. Jon Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 10:44

    I thought the London show was immense. Was so impressed with the sound, the playing and the energy!

  5. markE Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 12:41

    the london show was way beyond tasty. it was truly fantastic. chutzpah tracks were all brilliant espec. jebus and chutzpah.
    god bless the wildhearts and god bless ginger bread men!

  6. djwildheart Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 14:25

    As a person of the female persuasion I am offended by the thought that someone would be offended by the term “ginger bread man”. I love ginger bread men, and eat them as if they were voodoo dolls, lol.

    You guys rocked in Leeds btw. Best gig ever.

  7. Steve Farcue Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 14:30

    I want to live in your head Ritch.

  8. YUMI Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 17:54

    Welcome back to Japan!!!
    A long-awaited day came over at last for us.

  9. Bobo Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 21:07

    On your wonderful tour did you employ sound persons!

  10. Nick Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 22:11

    London was awesome. I have bruises.

  11. Shin Says:
    October 6th, 2009 at 02:21

    USA!, USA!! When do you come back to the US?

  12. Gallifrey Seven Says:
    October 6th, 2009 at 09:35

    To use the immortal words of PassiveAgressiveNotes.com, the tour was fucking delicious!

  13. Rich Says:
    October 6th, 2009 at 18:45

    Maybe Thomas the baker could bake a range of gingerbread messiahs: Gingerbread Jesus, Gingerbread Mohammed, that sort of thing.

    That couldn’t possibly offend anyone.

  14. Wrensta Says:
    October 8th, 2009 at 16:02

    The London show was magnificent – loving the new album even more having now heard it live. gotta do another London gog soon

  15. Bridge from Oz! Says:
    October 17th, 2009 at 11:31

    Ha! Dude! i, alas, cannot comment on a show although i heard snipits from kind friends who called me from 2 venues, come back to Oz – please!!

    What about man-holes???

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