Here on the left coast it's especially prevalent amongst the vintage TT crowd of all types & stripes, & fits in with their penchant for decorating their campsites at the vintage rallies in the period stuff that overloaded the typical 1950s or `60's station wagons on vacation! ... yes, we're guilty!
.... oh - & then they have judging or visitor voting on best or most popular campsite/trailer & costumes!
All in fun!
My wife got into decorating the yard/garden with pink flamingos after a visit to Austin when she saw some nursery place with 100's of pinkies all around the edge of their corner lot! So I blame it on you Texans, who keep trying to push it off on us in CA & FL - just to divert the attention away from your state bird .... at least in the state capitol!!
She got quite upset as first one, then a second, then a third was stolen by somebody - we're next to a high school & a local college is down the street with impromptu (non-official) frat & sorority houses in rented homes up the streets from us - so take your pick of the culprits!!
I'm still waiting for them to return them on the front porch with a map or note attached as to where they've traveled all these years while missing, like the garden gnome capers!!
This last May at the big Pismo vintage rally, an AS couple down the way from us notorious for flamingos had a huge pair of apparently fornicating air-blow PFs - you know, like those wavy arm guys at the blue suede shoe used car dealers! - in front of their trailer for 4 days!
Who knows how many of the little pink buggers they made that long weekend!
Well ..... at least their little pink plastic poops aren't goopy & hard to pick up, & they hardly smell at all!
Of course I'm not without guilt! Back in the 1980's I led the design team for what is now known as the Hyatt Hotel Orange County near Disneyland (originally a Princess Cruises Hotel), but actually located across Harbor Blvd. at Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove (not Anaheim), ...
.... & that's where our world renown Landscape Architects came up with several 16' tall PFs in & around the fountain in front of the hotel's atrium entry porte cochere - yes sixteen feet tall!!
- as a nod to SoCal kitsch!
Imagine the size of their plastic poops!
So eventually Hyatt took them out ....
..... but not before busloads of tourists coming there, parking the bus in the entry drive, 70-90 tourists coming off the bus, lining up with their Brownies & more modern photo gear & click-click .... then back on the bus & off to the next tour bus stop over!
You can actually see them in an Asian gangland gunfight scene in a really bad B or C movie of the 1980's called "Steel Justice" I think!
That one is a real true PF story
, & the landscape Architect who proposed them actually correctly predicted the tourists would be taking the pix!!
And with that, I'm going to contact the ACLU as soon as I get done here & complain about Florida & the PF Huggers infringing on our intrinsic frights to free speech & expression with the restriction of pink flamingos!!!!
After all .... I read it on the internet, so it must be true!
That does it!!!! I'm reporting myself!!!