World's Greatest Memorial Day float
I don't want to make fun of a float intended to be light-hearted and fun, and which was, and I hope I'm not, but it's all here, isn't it?
I like bricolage, and I like trains, so a steam locomotive with humongous soap bubbles coming out of its smoke stack is really pretty keen. (For whatever reason, the Memorial Day parade in my town relies heavily on vehicles of all sorts, this being one of them.)
On the other hand, we've got:
1. The Bubble Economy (from the stack)
2. The Extractive Economy (the coal)
3. The waving Flags, which distract attention and make Everything Seem OK
4. The entire contraption is really powered by humans, and not bubbles or even coal, at all.
So, not knowing what they said -- or so I think -- they said it.