Life Imitating Fiction
I often generate character names by picking a semi-random country and mixing up the names of their cabinet ministers. Today that led me to discover that Burmese/Myanmaran Home Minister Ko Ko
, has the same name as Lord High Executioner from Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado
. Given that the guy is in charge of suppressing domestic disorder
, was granted the job by the military junta, and has kept it during the transition back to a nominally civilian government, he's probably the closest thing the country has to a Lord High Executioner.
The bogglement over this discovery has cost me at least half an hour of writing time.
I wonder if he's ever seen the play? Reminds me of when some classmates discovered the MIT faculty included a Stanley Kowalski