Spring is here and with it a discreet surge in visitors coming to see Winnie-the-Pooh at Donnell. Glancing at the guestbook today, I saw that the Brits are back in Bring-the-Bear-Home force. They'd been quiet for a while, and I just assumed that meant that they'd accepted that Pooh was now an official resident of New York (he likes bagels and everything). No go. Springtime just makes them all the more insistent. The Australians, who often write defenses of Pooh in the guestbook, recently put down, "They'll send Pooh back when you return the Elgin Marbles". Ow.
It is, admittedly, a little odd that America even has the bear. I guess that's what happens when publishers go about buying literary figures before Disney can. You know what else we have? Pooh bombs. Or rather ticking Pooh-shaped structures that are sometimes mistaken for bombs. These are dangerous times to live in.
Thanks to Strollerderby for the link.