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Old 11-27-2014, 12:09 PM   #15
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I beg to differ with the Smithsonian explanation. Featherstone may have done the first plastic mold type but that is not where the reason/emotions of the Flamingo originated. In the 1940's I well remember the Northerners going to Florida for the Winters. When they returned they brought home souvenirs of their vacations. The Florida Kitch at the time was sea shell ash trays, lamps and shelf displays. Palm trees and Flamingos were also the Florida symbols. Those symbols indicated a lifestyle ....warm, happy and free...people wanted and were happy to associate with. Hence the association with the Airstream....travel trailer crowd. Hawaii had its Hula girl symbols....we had our Flamingos....and still do. Happy and free.
Bingo. The lifestyle was free from worries, life’s a beach, etc., etc... and flamingos were a part of that carefree resort-like lifestyle. As the shape of an Airstream hasn’t changed much thru the years, the flamingos show not so much of a throwback but a continuation of that style.

Then again, I like jalapeño lights with my flamingos.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:30 PM   #16
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Well, they are kind of tough, and taste kind of like a cross between a Great Horned Owl and a Blue Herron.
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:01 PM   #17
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where did you find the neon pink flamingo... would make a perfect xmas present for my spouse who no longer wants clutter in the house, but loves the occasional pink flamingo in the Airstream. I almost typed trailer and then remembered the often repeated refrain, it ain't a trailer, it is an Airstream!
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Old 11-27-2014, 02:57 PM   #18
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The neon Pink Flamingo that we have was found at Walgreen's seven or eight years ago. We bought three of them. The last one is the current Francine. I'm surprised they have lasted this long. I go into Walgreen's regularly and have never seen them again.

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Old 11-27-2014, 03:24 PM   #19
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When my favorite California cousin had her 50th birthday, a friend populated her back yard with 50 flamingos! It's a big wooded back yard, and the flamingos were back there, in varying locations and states of disrepair, for years and years. Recently, her daughter got married in the back yard, and I noticed a small flock of 'em, back in the shrubbery, keeping an eye on the happy event.

And no, we have no flamingos in our 27FB...yet...
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In Florida, the display of plastic or neon flamingos is considered a sign of disrespect to this noble bird which is so highly regarded in the Sunshine State.

A flamingo preservation bill is currently underway in the Florida state legislature which will criminalize the misuse of images of the cherished fowl, and to institute a structure of fines as well as incarceration for their flagrant abuse.
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:38 PM   #21
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A flamingo preservation bill is currently underway in the Florida state legislature which will criminalize the misuse of images of the cherished fowl, and to institute a structure of fines as well as incarceration for their flagrant abuse.
Is that really true or just a whole lot a 'ducted air' ...?
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:55 PM   #23
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its nothing more than a reflection of life being good, and that we're not taking ourselves too serious. So lighten up, buy yourself a pair at Home Depot, and kick back and be grateful that you have an AS. Jon
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A flamingo preservation bill is currently underway in the Florida state legislature which will criminalize the misuse of images of the cherished fowl, and to institute a structure of fines as well as incarceration for their flagrant abuse.
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Is that really true or just a whole lot a 'ducted air' ...?
Doubt that it's true, but who cares? How exactly can you misuse an image of a flamingo? It's not like any of us would burn one in effigy or anything!
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The PF leave their droppings all over the place ...lmao
No, Pro, the ducted air is inside of the 2015s ...
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According to the current language of the Florida Flamingo Preservation Bill, the display of two plastic or neon flamingos will be subject to a penalty of not less than 250, nor more than 500 dollars. A second infraction occurring within one year of the first display will result in incarceration for not less than 30, nor more than 90 days in the county lockup in which the infraction occurred.

PF rights advocates in FLorida are creating watch groups to monitor and report any inappropriate displays of the revered fowl.
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According to the current language of the Florida Flamingo Preservation Bill, the display of two plastic or neon flamingos will be subject to a penalty of not less than 250, nor more than 500 dollars. A second infraction occurring within one year of the first display will result in incarceration for not less than 30, nor more than 90 days in the county lockup in which the infraction occurred.

PF rights advocates in FLorida are creating watch groups to monitor and report any inappropriate displays of the revered fowl.
If you give me a link to a government web site describing this "Bill", then 'll waste my time saying how silly it is. I think you need to be a little more subtle to suck many people in.

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