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For those who don’t recognize that quote it is from the Mad Hatter. When Alice finally gives up, the answer to the riddle is simply, “I haven’t the slightest idea.”

I haven’t the slightest idea why our city gov in the 9th circuit of hell chose to suddenly commission the public art that you see in the image here, but I suspect they are now just messing with my head. I recognized these critters immediately and I have been sputtering about them ever since.

I pondered the possibility that they could be subversive, some form of guerrilla art, like a subtle form of public shaming. Not sure that is true, but I think I prefer to just delude myself with the fantasy. Somewhere high up in the halls of small town power there is a mad genius lurking about, smugly congratulating himself for pulling off a fast one.

In that case, I hope he was paid most generously.

In fact I am so hopeful my troll fantasy is true, I’ve spent a good month wrestling over whether or not I should let the cat out of the bag. I mean, if city hall had even an inkling of what these characters represent, they’d have them immediately removed in the middle of the deep night. That would make me sad on account of the fact that I am now nurturing affection for an imaginary troll and have grown rather fond of his subversive handiwork.

See, this little critter and the others bolted into the cement about town are clearly an artist’s rendition of an NPC. An “NPC” is a Non Player Character from a video game. A sheeple. A person incapable of thinking for themselves. A non descript, colorless, communist grey, automatron.

His official name is NPC Wojak. He is such a popular character he is the stuff of legendary internet memes, mostly from the far right. We know it is a right leaning meme, because the left can’t meme at all. Why? I don’t know, but I think it’s a law like in physics.

And that is why a raven is like a writing desk.