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Advent Calendar Day 3: Festive Shame


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.

Advent Calendar Day 2: Frankfurt!

Picture: Michael Probst/AP

Picture: Michael Probst/AP

The Christmas market opens in Roemerberg square in Frankfurt, Germany (poor things, getting rained on…).