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Joy the Baker Podcast 70

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Joy and Tracy are back and they’re stepping in where Google can’t.  They’re playing a rousing game of Google Auto-fill and are offering some simple answers to your deepest Google queries.  The answers are usually ‘NO!’ or ‘because you have boobs’.

tracy halloween

Happy Halloween from Tracy the optical illusion!

So many good stripes.

halloween hurricane

Joy got stuck in Hurricane Sandy… which meant several days of emotional eating.

This Chicken Pot Pie never stood a chance.

halloween hurricane

It was a Cheese Hurricane.

Cheese and Pot Pie don’t make the best emergency kit.  Michael has some actual disaster preparedness suggestions here.

Now let’s play Google Auto Fill!


One Google Auto Fill question we stumbled upon:  Joy the Baker Half Black (?)

That one was subtly answered… here.

Thank you all for making lemon pound cakes for Tim and Veronica.  You light up the world.   Jill made a Gluten Free Lemon Cake for Tim and Veronica.  Gorgeous!



  • Melissa November 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    My sister always says that you can tell a lot about a person based on their google history! I am sure to delete mine from time to time. Don’t want anyone getting ahold of that!

  • Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking November 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Real life google related story: My little brother, while living with his girlfriend, googled “how to break up with somebody” ON HER COMPUTER! He forgot to clear the search history and when she went to google something, google auto fill informed her of the last search item. A huge fight ensued. When I heard this story from him I told him maybe he should google, “why am I so stupid”

  • cuttercookie November 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I didn’t look at the name of the podcast before I started listening (I listen on Stitcher) and when I heard Joy say Google Autofill I was SO EXCITED because I suggested it last time! Gah! You guys are amazing and I love your podcast. I crack up every time. Thank you thank you thank you!

  • Nicole @ The Dirty Oven November 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Thanks for the smiles. You guys had me laughing about Xmas
    Songs. As for more auto correct. How about
    Why do I smell like….? Oh no!

  • Rebecca November 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I feel like there were a lot of Google red flags in this episode…. ALSO, I thought of a great rhyme for you! “Gin before breakfast, that’s just wreckless.”

  • brandi November 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    1) i would totally come out growling if i were charlie. first of all, he was shot as a kid. how many dogs or humans can say that? second, he has something to prove…doesn’t want to seem weak with his wheels. don’t totally get it.
    2) i live in nyc and even though the hurricane is over and i still have power, i’m still eating & drinking like none other. i’m giving it through sunday before i am asking my husband to intervene.
    3) google auto-fill: amazing. HI-larious.
    4) DEFINITELY bust out the mariah carey christmas album. jesus. a must.

  • Tanashati November 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    lol please listen to ms fat booty! its not nasty, I’ve been replaying a lot this month so ironic

  • researchingparents November 2, 2012 at 7:04 am

    I don’t think I can upload a picture here, but on http://www.google.se (Sweden), if you type in “Joy” and then hit the space bar, the first auto-fill is “Joy the Baker”. The android finds you faster, after just typing in “J” on the same website.

    “Homefries” though is not ever recognized until “Homefr”.

  • Jill @ sincerelyjill.com November 2, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I about passed out when I saw the picture of my lemon cake on this podcast! Thanks ladies!

  • Tsh @ Simple Mom November 2, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Joy, I never thought I’d disagree with you on anything. But—Mariah Carey? Really? I need to broaden your musical horizons some time… (Still love you, though.)

  • Isabella November 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    This podcast is awesome!
    Here is my auto fill story…
    My aunt married a man who’s mother was in line to be the Dutch princess. We live in the states but they more to the UK. They had a couple kids and then they stopped talking to us. So, the easiest thing to do was google my aunts name. (She was a book editor in NYC and got high up there!) Eventually, the first google autofill was: her name, a publisher friends name and then AFFAIR!!! that’s my google autofill story.

  • Sarah November 3, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Not sure if this auto fill is fake but I find it funny either way!
    Love the podcast!!

  • Lucia November 3, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Dear Joy and Tracy, I’ve laughed soo much on this episode! I was so curious that I googled on my computer all of your questions. I came across: “why girls don’t fart” (we do fart) and “is it normal to be sexually attracted by numbers” (oh, please! NO!). I’ve also googled them in Italian, ’cause I’m Italian, and I came across: “can I eat jellyfish” (suspicious), and “how much does a wedding cost”. Thanks for making me laugh every week! Love you both :-)

  • Julie @SavvyEats November 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Tracy, I feel like our husbands would be good friends. The “winebacker” costume reminds me of my husband’s costume last year: he dressed up in his old baseball uniform and carried around our dog…and called himself a “dog catcher.”

  • Meri November 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    google autofill suggestions:
    me- “why do I…” (favorite response: “why do I fart so much?”)
    my roommate- “is it ok that…”

  • hayleyom November 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    So funny, I was trying to stop from laughing out loud when I was listening on the train this morning! A couple of suggestions of Google Autofill for you: “What if”, “Where do you”, “When do you” and “Am I”. Seems like many people have questions about pregnancy in those last two! Really looking forward to the next podcast guys! Keep up the excellent work!!

  • Julie Hashimoto-McCreery November 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Google’s auto-fill options never cease to amaze… both in what they think you’ll want to know and what other people apparently need to know! Mentioned y’all in this blog post last night: http://bitly.com/SIDMiB I love the podcast, can’t wait for this week’s already!

  • Sini November 6, 2012 at 7:07 am

    This was such an awesome podcast! You two ROCK!

  • Erin November 6, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Ohhh my word. I laughed through this entire podcast! Out loud. In my room. By myself.

    Question for holiday gift guide! Always around the holidays/ mothers day I love looking at holiday gift guides looking for my hard to buy mom.

    -candles make my mom sneeze
    -she thinks decorative pillows are a waste of money (and our dog would eat them anyway)
    - my mom only wears 3 pieces of jewelry: her wedding ring, a 20th anniversary ring and her medical alert necklace.
    - my mommy also never wears makeup or perfume

    She’s not a gardener, she’s not an artist, she’s not a chef.

    My mom is a practical accountant who likes to go camping.

    Any gift ideas for practical moms?

    P.S. I’ve been living in rural Bolivia for the past 5 months. You make me giggle!

  • Lena November 7, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I got Is it normal to be sexually attracted to numbers? What?
    And recently I googled Deb Perelman and it autofilled Deb Perelman fat. Who does that?
    This is so entertaining, though.

  • Sarah @ The Cyclist's Wife November 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    “Beer before liquor, never sicker. Liquor before beer, never fear.”

  • Harriet November 7, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Recent google history:
    Will it snow tonight?
    Is Lilly Pulitzer alive?
    Christian mingle
    Where does David schwimmer live?
    Perks of being a wallflower
    Online shopping problem
    Why does Monica like Rachel better than phoebe?
    Doesn’t David schwimmer look like a monkey
    Joey and chandler hug montage
    am I a stalker?
    does Miley Cyrus have an Instagram
    Cookies with Oreos shoved up the butt
    Did Taylor swift break up with her boyfriend

  • Mandi November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Joy, don’t forget to put kitty essentials in your emergency kit for your little dude. I need vodka and cheese and my cat, Milo, needs crunchy treats and a replica of his favorite brush.

  • Elise November 9, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I just listened to this episode while munching on WAY TOO MUCH leftover Halloween candy. #redflag #yolo #help #sos

  • Elizabeth Berget November 16, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I think you should do an episode or segment about google searches that have led people to your blogs. I know on my humble and much less-visited blog, we get some really funny searches….so I can’t imagine how many ridiculous searches people use and end up on Shutterbean or Joy the Baker.

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