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April 1, 2008
Lighten up Sac - or so says Sacrag writer

Jeez people, can't you take a joke? Not only is Cake singer-songwriter John McCrea not dead, but apparently, Sacrag readers don't have a very good sense of humor.

So says Dan "Stickie" Scott, who penned the, er, offending entry.

"I thought it was pretty obvious that a (post) about the lead singer of Cake being killed by a pastry truck while eating pastries was a joke," he says when reached by phone. "But, obviously, different people have a different BS meter."

OK, but what about those people who "got" the joke, but still didn't think it was funny.

Well, y'all should step off, too.

"Is this one of society's sacred cows that I shouldn't have slaughtered?" Scott asks. "Well, I don't think I necessarily slaughtered it, but I did milk it a bit."

Besides, Scott adds, not only is he a huge Cake fan, he'd love to get the band's take.

"I'd be really amused to hear from them - to see if they thought it was funny," Scott says. "Of course, they have every right to be offended or insulted."

There's one serious point Scott does want to make about Sacrag.

"It'd be one thing if The Sacramento Bee ran this story - that would be out of line," he says. "But we're just a local blog that does a pretty good job of running useful stuff about Sacramento's lifestyle. But we're not responsible for the news."

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