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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, PhD.
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