2015 - The 800th Lord Mayors Show

November 14th, 2015. (Uploaded June, 2017)

It started with a flotilla. Not exactly an invasion force, but then the weather is pretty crappy right now - who wants to invade anything on a day like this?

It started with a flotilla. Not exactly an invasion force, but then the weather is pretty crappy right now - who wants to invade anything on a day like this?

I'm going to be honest, not a lot of what follows makes much narrative sense. However, at least the 30% of participants in the parade who were from the armed forces wanting to Recruit You To Their Cause had a clear objective. And that at least was helpful.

I'm going to be honest, not a lot of what follows makes much narrative sense. However, at least the 30% of participants in the parade who were from the armed forces wanting to Recruit You To Their Cause had a clear objective. And that at least was helpful.

"I mainly use it to cheat in Skill Testers, but yeah... no... totally awesome military hardware. Spared no expense"

"I mainly use it to cheat in Skill Testers, but yeah... no... totally awesome military hardware. Spared no expense"

Awesomely, Batman showed up. (And in the background : a large metallic whale. Because...?)

Awesomely, Batman showed up. (And in the background : a large metallic whale. Because...?)

"It's what I DO that defines who I am"

"It's what I DO that defines who I am"

the parade has - I kid you not - been going on for about an hour at this stage. I have not yet signed up for the armed forces to be All I Can Be

the parade has - I kid you not - been going on for about an hour at this stage. I have not yet signed up for the armed forces to be All I Can Be

Awesomely, steam-drawn World War 1 artillery also showed up.

Awesomely, steam-drawn World War 1 artillery also showed up.

I actually assume I'm hallucinating 85% of all this.

I actually assume I'm hallucinating 85% of all this.

This is - somehow- not a Macy's parade.

This is - somehow- not a Macy's parade.

"Fish and Chips? I got your halibut and wedges right here!"

"Fish and Chips? I got your halibut and wedges right here!"

I don't understand what I'm seeing here any more than you do.

I don't understand what I'm seeing here any more than you do.

Degree to which I assume I'm hallucinating all this has risen to : approximately 87.25%

Degree to which I assume I'm hallucinating all this has risen to : approximately 87.25%

The parade of The Five Sigourney Weavers approaches.

The parade of The Five Sigourney Weavers approaches.

(Finally) the Lord Mayor (of 'The Lord Mayors Show' fame) shows up. I'm not sure what the paddles on his honorary guard represent.

(Finally) the Lord Mayor (of 'The Lord Mayors Show' fame) shows up. I'm not sure what the paddles on his honorary guard represent.

Taxpayer funds well-spent, I'm sure.

Taxpayer funds well-spent, I'm sure.

"And remember.... vote!!"

"And remember.... vote!!"