DO DRUNK ELEPHANTS SEE LITTLE PINK MEN?

Illustration

Do androids dream of electric sheep? If a tree falls in the woods, does the pope wear a funny hat? Wait… Anyway, we may never know the answers to the second two questions but I have attempted to answer the question in the post heading: I think they do. Or, at the very least, this is the kind of thing you ponder as a child when a road-side advertisement goes horribly wrong.

For those of you who are now completely lost and wondering if I took my meds this morning I assure that I did not (that’s what “they” want, after all).

What I am actually talking about is today’s illustration! It was based upon a real road-side liquor store promotion I used to see all the time when going to my grandparents house when I was young and impressionable. Yes, this is a real thing. I am also lead to believe that it still proudly stands in front of the Wagon Wheel Liquor Store in Fortville, IN to this very day.

Photo by Cindy Seigle

So, if we base our assumptions on that old trope that people “see” little, pink elephants when they go on a bender (a favorite of MGM and Warner Bros. cartoons of yesteryear) then surely the following illustration is a distinct possibility. Just saying.

Little Pink Men

Please note that, in the interest of proper attribution, the above photo was acquired here.

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