Saturday, June 22, 2024

Outstanding in my yard


I want to go on record that I do know the difference between Flamingo and Flamenco. I'm willing to bet that not a lot of people do (or care for that matter).

I honestly don't think I've ever owned a Pink Flamingo lawn ornament. Though during the pandemic when I would walk every day I passed one yard that had a whole parade of miniature pink flamingoes. And sometimes they wore Mardi Gras beads. I admired that.

Apparently the pink flamingo lawn ornament was created by artist and sculptor Don Featherston in 1957. Featherston worked for a Massachusetts plastics company (which showed you how great of an artist he was). The pink flamingo was a way to jazz up lawns in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Featherstone was awarded the lg Nobel Prize for At in 1996.  But before you get too impressed, the lg Nobel Prizes are a parody of the Nobel Prized and are awarded annually to celebrate unusual or trivial achievements.

So where is my leg Nobel Prize. I have been achieving the trivial (and unusual trivial) for years with my blog. 

Geez, what does a guy have to do to get a little recognition. 

Apparently invent the plastic pink flamingo lawn ornament. 

Well, I just created the Pink Flamenco lawn ornament. So there.

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