Back in mid-November, Jay of Flippin Channels was here on a work trip/visit, and we showed him the Lenin statue in Fremont around 8 or 9 at night. My comment at the time was "We won the Cold War, so of course we plundered their best statues and took them home. There he is." I was pretty sure that the tradition of looking fallen empires was alive and well. Heck, if we got two or three more Lenins, we could set up a terrific troika or quadriga.
Jay's response was "Somebody should light that thing up." I'm pretty sure he meant with spotlights, not with, you know, Molotov cocktails. Ahem. Anyway.