16 December 2002
Absolute certainty, they say, comes with two things only: death and taxes.
And in December, Nova brings out the fruitcake, which, unlike your standard store-bought versions of same, can be eaten, even enjoyed. And what's more, there's no tax on it, nor any risk of death unless it's eaten at a speed far exceeding anything I can manage, and I can put it away pretty darn quick.
There are, I am told, other fruitcakes out there which qualify as foodstuffs rather than as insulation, but in the absence of Actual Samples, this is the primo stuff, and I'm damned lucky to be getting it, so to speak.