In the midst of all our country’s partisan politics, I’ve encountered yet another divisive issue. When a slice of cake is served, should it be on its side?
Consider the cake-upright presentation:
Each forkful acquires a moist portion of the top icing layer. One experiences each layer of cake, as is proper.
Then there’s the cake-fallen-over presentation:
This poor chocolate cake is perhaps drunk on kahlua. Pity the poor wretch. Now, the eater can only experience one, maybe two, layers at a time. Too far to the right, and the eater eats all the icing at once. Who wants that?
Which do you think is better? (You know the right answer.)