I have suddenly remembered Shooty the Death Panda. I know I've blogged about him before but I can't get over how much he amuses me. When I suddenly remembered him today, thanks to Neal's communist bear, I laughed for 20 minutes in that maddening joy that comes from rediscovering something so amusing.
Shooty is a mascot for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Sadly, his name is not actually Shooty, it's Jingjing, which doesn't sound nearly as cool if you ask me. But, of course, China didn't ask me. That is the root cause of a number of China's problems -- failure to seek my counsel.
I am at this moment very seriously considering creating a T-shirt with Shooty and the words, "Penliniwch o flaen y dyrfa Gaerdydd," which roughly translates to: "Kneel before the Cardiff massive." It would be the most obscure T-shirt ever. And I would win.
UPDATE: I've put a potential design on my Welsh blog