I don't take a lot of pictures with my cell phone, but when I saw this standing in front of the liquor store this past Saturday, I had to capture the moment.
Yes, that's a human being dressed as the Early Times Mint Julep, the Mickey Mouse of Upper South alcoholics. Early Times is a cheap, horrible whiskey, aged not in charred oak barrels but in used pauper coffins. Their pre-mixed mint julep tastes like gargled Scope from the mouth of Gary Busey. It's the one served at the race track during the Kentucky Derby; and is the main reason generations of tourists hate the drink to this day.
It was unseasonably warm this weekend and this unfortunate fellow had to stand in the baking sun and get mocked by Bud Light drinkers. I'm hoping he gets paid $50 bucks an hour to suffer such indignities; or at least has a nice girlfriend with a raging "whimsical inflatable suit" fetish.