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Offline Alandriel

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drugs and seeing pink elephants.
« Reply #25 on: 27/11/2007 16:28:36 »
Or central London. I might be open to bribes  ;) ;D
 

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drugs and seeing pink elephants.
« Reply #26 on: 27/11/2007 18:34:42 »
Getting back onto topic - I wondered if the idea of seeing pink elephants was around before the film Dumbo? Dumbo was released in 1941 and a little research told me that it indeed turned up in the 1913 novel John Barleycorn, by Jack London:

"[He] is the man whom we all know, stupid, unimaginative, whose brain is bitten numbly by numb maggots; who walks generously with wide-spread, tentative legs, falls frequently in the gutter, and who sees, in the extremity of his ecstasy, blue mice and pink elephants. He is the type that gives rise to the jokes in the funny papers."

So there you go.

In other words, I can't help.  I guess that when people who have never hallucinated think of the strange things you might see, pink elephants seem very strange!
 

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