There’s Nothing Like a Nice Cake


By way of this here blog, it’s the Cake Writing Generator. If it were a real baked product instead of just a pretty virtual one, it would be on its way to the guy squatting at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, 20006. Just as a nice human gesture, of course, like Sook and Buddy sending the fruit cake to President and Mrs. Roosevelt in “A Christmas Memory.” These times are different from the carefree days of the Great Depression; now, the White House advises us not to send “gifts of a consumable nature, such as food, flowers, and other perishable items … due to the security screening process.” If you’ve just got a picture of a cake, though, I suppose it’s OK to attach it to an email or print it out and send it by way of your preferred delivery service; though again, in these terrorized times you think about whether such a mild expression of disapproval might prompt a background check.