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Flamingos are not born pink, they become beautiful.

I come from a place where our flamingos are made of plastic, painted pink, sold mostly in 2 packs for $20, and used to decorate yards and the occasional garden. It's a processed flamingo, created in a factory - some standing upright and some leaning forward in a feeding position. First created in 1957 by an art school graduate, these birds were early on something for the middle classes to enjoy in their delightful tackiness. As time went on they were embraced by higher classes as a sort of way to mock the tacky tastes of their social counterparts. The popular birds were said to lower property values and not always allowed by some home owner's associations. It's interesting how a plastic bird

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