Tuesday, October 7, 2008
the advertising jet-set
Tomorrow I’m leaving New York for an important business trip to sophisticated Kingsport, Tennessee, where local lore has it that way back in 1916, a circus elephant named Mary was brought to town to entertain kids.
While Mary was drinking from a nearby pond, an assistant elephant trainer thought it would be a good idea to jab Mary behind the ear with a hook. Not surprisingly, Mary slammed him to the ground and smashed his head in.
Naturally, the town felt the only way for Mary, the 5-ton elephant, to learn her lesson was to be euthanized.
By way of hanging.
The event drew 2,500 people, most of them children. Presumably so they could learn the moral of the story:
If you think somethin cain't be done, riot. That always gets ’er done.
I can’t wait for my trip.
Posted by s. moe at 12:51 PM