How about a bubble gum machine? Many reproductions can be found.
Born in 1966
, huh? Well, in 1966
it was the Summer of Love in San Francisco, if I remember correctly! Maybe some cool hippie garb ~ still can be found in the Haight.
How about a caricature sketch of your friend? Or some cool photoshop work on a classic picture of him?
Good luck! Have fun! Let us know what you do! (BTW I like the flamingos on the lawn.... ~ we gave our daughter a pair of flamingos when she got her Master's Degree)
Hey, we need a flamingo smilie!