Gursky photo that I love, which sold for £1.7 million, making it the most expensive photo ever sold.
I get a bit Rainman when I'm in American supermarkets. I just love this sort of shit:
and check out this selection of pickles:
So much beauty in too much choice.
I actually went to Ralphs to check on a couple of things in the book. Firstly, their selection of Ben and Jerry's. Am delighted to report back on this Limited Edition flavour with an excellent pun title:
My list of dream jobs goes as follows:
AA Gill's job
Chief namer of new Ben and Jerry's flavours
Tina Fey's joke sounding board
Alec Baldwin's cleaner
Writer on The Simpsons / The Onion
The other reason I entered Ralphs was to look at their cakes. In Pear-Shaped, Sophie goes to Ralphs in a state of heartbreak, looking for a sugary treat, and is paralysed by choice. She looks at the cakes and they all look too big / too fake. I wanted to check that I was on the right track - given that the book is in final proof stage, it's a bit late to start fact checking, but hey ho... Anyway, am happy to report they sell exactly the sort of over-sized, over-fussed up baked goods that I'd imagined, comme ca:
Where is Dan Big Hands when you need him? These cakes look normal sized, but they are not. They are grotesque, gigantique, gargantuan, fundamentally gross parodies of normal cakes.
Finally, I leave you with what I find a sinister line-up: