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Old 06-29-2008, 06:00 AM   #1
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why the flamingo?

I want to say in advance SORRY. This is my opinion and I am trying to bridge the gap here...

I would like to know what is up with the flamingos. I simply do not get it. I do not understand it. I really do not like them and find them totally tacky. At a recent rally they were everywhere, and I just do not understand. Can someone please explain it to me? Can someone enlighten me?
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I get it -- Emily Litella! "What's all the fuss about Crustaceans?"


I dunno. I see flamingos at SOB sites in campgrounds too. Better keep the 'Save Rudy' squad away, what with their hairspray flamethrowers and all.
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The pop culture symbol of kitschy bad taste and revered as retro cool.

Frank, It's a symbol of what Wally did with the travel trailer. Took something that was relegated to the Gypsies and Vagabonds and turned it into something elegant and pure Americana.
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:26 AM   #4
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Still waiting to understand guys....
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UP:
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chili lights
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sunscreen
'3' stickers on rear windows (very regional)
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Bob, are you drinking this early in the day? I look to you for insight and you give me some 2Airish info... could you double space those lines, that way I might understand it better.
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Frank, I hate 'em too...My wife loves 'em... As long as she keeps their presence down to a dull roar, I let her have a few, and display them (unobtrusively).
I think that may be why they are popular among RVers. Most people don't like them, for the reasons you stated in your first post. Since it is so tacky, and so many people don't like them, the ones that do like them display them as a symbol of going against the crowd.
As I write this, I'm looking at the paper towel dispenser, with its flamingo-shaped wire ornament on top...
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not yet....

daily pomegranate juice next....

health effects of pomegranate

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clarity and inner peace....

except not here. dog chewing my leg...
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This might give you some insight...?

Pink Flamingos

By the way - the scientific name for plastic flamingos is:

phoenicopteris ruber plasticus
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I want to say in advance SORRY. This is my opinion and I am trying to bridge the gap here...

I would like to know what is up with the flamingos. I simply do not get it. I do not understand it. I really do not like them and find them totally tacky. At a recent rally they were everywhere, and I just do not understand. Can someone please explain it to me? Can someone enlighten me?


Hey 62
This might make you feel better.....

BIRD-FLU HITS AIRSTREAM RALLY IN BOZEMAN
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I kinda like them. I just thought it was somewhat of a symbol of just not one of the normal in Travel Trailers but the elite basically you have Airstreams and you have all them SOB's you have Flamingo's and then you have all them other kinda birds did that make any since?? SAM
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Thumbs up Fly "high" Party Bird!!



Now this one (only) is ours, up where no one can do him/her harm.
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Perhaps a lovely video will inspire a new appreciation for the real bird and vicariously it's plastic embodiment - scroll down to Flamingos Hanging Out....

Sillgifts.com: Silly and Not So Silly Things, Plastic Pink Flamingos and Many Other Categories
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.... this is obviously one of those discussions that - at the end of the day - can be summarized to be ..... "just because" ......


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