I love this a lot: the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco have passed a resolution to name the new Bay Bridge after Joshua Abraham Norton, self-styled Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. The resolution goes to Mayor Newsom, and if he signs it it goes to Oakland (the other end of the bridge) for them to ratify.
The story is here:
I hope Neil Gaiman has heard of this; I first heard of the Emperor in the pages of SANDMAN.
It's a small delight, but I'll take my delights where I find 'em.