Down in LA, currently. Never fails to amaze how odd this city is. Flew in to Burbank and drove my rented Mustang down to Culver City. Had lunch over in Santa Monica. Drove back to my hotel in Hollyweird. Fun driving down Hollywood Boulevard these days and counting the Capt. Jack Sparrows. Think I saw 6 yesterday. One of whom was making balloon animals.
So... a fair ground ride becomes a film, a character is inserted into the film, becomes popular, gets added to the fair ground ride, becomes main character of sequels... and now people dress like him for the tourists on Hollywood Boulevard. And make balloon animals.