Enter the Polkaroo
I like your writing. I cannot wait to read how you do it! I first learned about your work through your article 'Being in Time' and then went on a reading spree of your books. I'm glad you've joined Substack that I won't have to google your name to find your latest articles.
Guys, my penis is 1200 inches long, sorry for wrecking the average. Also, I am a blue whale.
My memory of the Polkaroo does not include any recollection of the actors taking on the role. The Polkaroo was the Polkaroo. The adults seemed to always miss him (or it).
Regarding 4: I always wondered which group of people has the most accurate self-image in those scenarios. Are people with a more negative self-image ("definitely obeyed") more accurate or are most of the people who disobeyed in the "definitely disobeyed" group? (These are two slightly separate issues, but you get my point)
Re 3, is "average" an option? Can one be "averager" than average?
Re 4, Lake Wobegon is an enchanting place.
The "over half of people thing believe they're above average at..." thing is a joke that needs to backfire in the authors face. This is a classic mean/median confusion. More than half a population *can* have an above average penis size. In a population of 100 men, if 99 measure 5 inches, and 1 measures 4 inches, then the average length is 4.95 inches. So 99 are above average, and one below.