OK, first, I stand by my Statistics Saturday post about the nations of the world as you find them in amusement park figures and art.
But on Saturday, after I’d had it scheduled to post, and while I was out waiting behind someone who was trying to figure out how to work a Coke Freestyle machine, I realized something. “Santa Claus” is a funny nation. “Penguins” make for a funny nation. But “The Santa Claus-Penguinarian Empire”? That would be much better. And from a start like that I could play on all kinds of Austro-Hungarian Empire jokes that readers would love.
Too late now, that’s all. Pity. Someday I’ll have my second thoughts when it’s not too late to do anything with them.