Take a look at that. Have you ever seen anything more horrifying? No. No, you haven’t. This picture is more frightening, and induces more cognitive dissonance, than the brain-boggling Turkey Cake in the Covered Market Cake Shop window.
Note: these “pizza” “slices”, these doughy shames, do not come from the Covered Market Cake Shop, which is (apart from the turkey) a beautiful place full of joy, hope and goodwill. They come from The Internet, by which I mean America.
Dr Sophie Duncan is Fellow in English at Christ Church, University of Oxford. She works regularly as a historical advisor and as a dramaturg for theatre, TV, radio and film. She likes theatre, detective fiction and cocktails.