At work, in the lunchroom, there's what we call a 'Free Table' This is a table (hence the name) where people can leave any old thing on the principle that you never know who else out there might want it if it's free.
A few months back I observed that someone had left a fairly ridiculous wooden seal on the free table, and because I am a big enthusiast of the ridiculous I picked it up and set it on top of the filing cabinet in my office.
The following day I walked into my office to find that he had been joined by a friend - A similarly carved wooden whale that was in no way in scale with the seal.
I thought that this was odd at the time, but just rolled with it because the universe is vast and complicated and sometimes impossible things just happen - as you may have heard.
It was therefore with some additional surprise a few days later when a glass whale showed up to join them.
And then a rhino.
Then a horse.
Then an elephant, giraffe, and a larger metal chicken which I am taking as a direct reference to the Bloggess, in that it was holding a sign reading 'KKMF'
This is what the cabinet-based menagerie looks like at this stage-
The original Seal
The Whale Friend he invited over.
(Note - seals are not customarily twice the size of your average sperm whale.)
Beyonce-lite. The reference to the funniest story you'll ever read on the Internet
The thing I cannot stress enough here - I have absolutely no idea where these are coming from. I don't know if they're all from the same person, or from multiple sources, or falling through a crack in time and space or what. Every week or so I'll notice that someone new has shown up and it reminds me that I should have paid more attention to Thidwick the Bighearted Moose.