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.)
Cake upright is the only appropriate presentation.