To my jaw-dropped surprise, The New York Times website included the post in their list of blogs whose coverage they were reading.
It made me proud. I imagined historians in the future poring through the Times as they research that night in New York. They'll click on "a sea of exuberance in Union Square". They'll read my humble little piece and nod. Then they'll scroll down a few posts and see me wearing my puffin mask and realize they're in the belly of a goofball beast.