Inside the Mind of Phil Hands, the freelance cartoonist
for the Wisconsin State journal.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The Madison City Council voted to make the Plastic Pink Flamingo the city's official bird. As an editorial cartoonist, I really love this city sometimes. The city council is full of crazy characters with crazy ideas, and it' really quite entertaining.
The motion was prompted by a prank from the 1970s when students put over 1000 pink flamingos on the lawn of Bascom Hill, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.