pink elephants


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pink elephants

pl n
a facetious name applied to hallucinations caused by drunkenness
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Noun1.pink elephants - any visual hallucination arising from heavy drinking
visual hallucination - illusory visual perception
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There 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.
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You then ask yourself if these pink elephants are retained, would any of our useless politicians have the backbone and the guts to give the order to fire them even if the circumstances warranted such action.
DANCING IN THE STREET The dreaded drink Oh, what problems it can cause Sometimes we don't know When to stop Labels and cheap booze Add fire to the flames The great escape, Into something else Out of control Taking time out Dancing on the street Let the world spin around Falling to the ground The Friday night streets And people you meet Strangers in the dream Lives falling apart Broken and scared This alcohol dream What does it mean Letting go, Flying to the Moon The dreaded drink And looking for pink elephants In a lost city Of let's party till late On a double date KENNETH MOOD
Pink elephants are now out of fashion, While ETs and Martians are in.
She starred in her hubby's truly diabolical shipwreck flick Swept Away (many fans contracted hysterical blindness), recorded some terrible songs (Pink Elephants And Lemonade anyone?) and got bogged down in all that Kabbalah malarky (although, any belief-system Ashton Kutcher says is OK is fine by me).Most bafflingly, she's forsaken her exciting Noo Yawk cool for a cloth cap-wearing nouveauaristo lifestyle in Berkshire with an ex-public school boy who thinks a fewkarate lessons makes him an authority on Cockney gangsters.
WE'VE heard of the pink panther and even pink elephants but we'd never heard of pink rabbits - until yesterday.