OK... So we had aluminitus and celebrated the retro aspects of Airstream trailers and we were given a gift of the flamingo cushion (which I still use as my avatar here on the AirForums)... but the hat was over the top and good for a laugh or two... and the flamingos on stands that we put in front of our trailer... well, let's just say, we gave them to other Airstreamers that we met while camping that assured us that they'd have a good home!
We also have a metal handmade flamingo and flamingo lights! I would love to have a set of airstream party light, but geeze if you find them they are so expensive!!!!! I want an animated flamingo. Saw on in Florida once!! I'm a pretty silly addition too! Plus we travel with a pig!
Traveling with a pig is neither useless nor silly. You can explain it to anyone who asks as emergency rations on the hoof. On the other hand, if you traveled with an inflatable kiddie pool to fill with mud for your pig to wallow in, that would be silly!
Before Hurricane Katrina, I had a neighbor in my Garden District apartment who had a pet Vietnamese Pot-bellied pig, until the landlady found out and evicted them both.
Engineering: Finding complex solutions to simple problems you didn't even know you had.