I hope that your Halloween candy induced sugar high did not end up here last night. And by here I mean the slammer…because that’s what is featured on this grooms cake. Or, well I guess technically it’s a Police Box? I had no idea what that is. So I had to get my research on.
I turned to my old friend Wikipedia to discover that Police Boxes are actually just that. A Police Station in a box. They are set up all over Great Britian and basically any member of the police force or the community can go in and get in touch with the police. Apparently they aren’t so much in use any more (think about it…when was the last time you saw a payphone?) but they are just so darn cute!
EDITOR’S UPDATE: BUT – taking our research just a leetle further – thanks to reader Stephi! – we now understand that the Police Box – especially in its surrounds which appear to be, oh, I don’t know, 100,000 B.C. – are a reference to the wildly popular cult classic British TV series, Dr. Who. For those of you who don’t know, the Police Box is actually a TARDIS, or time machine and spacecraft. It’s supposed to blend in with its historical setting, but this particular TARDIS has a broken chameleon circuit (of course!), so it maintains the appearance that it took on during a jaunt to London in 1963, a time when Police Boxes were regular fixtures around the city.
Bet you didn’t expect a social history lesson when you tuned into the blog today, eh? So we’re guessing that our handsome groom in this case is a big Dr. Who fan. At least that’s our story. We think we’ll stick to it.