Pink Flamingo Zombies

Posted: June 7, 2007 in Uncategorized

Much to our horror, the pink flamingo lawn ornament was pronounced dead.

It was reported that Union Products Inc. stopped producing their original pink flamingos and other lawn ornaments at its Leominster MA factory in June, and was going out of business Nov. 1 due to rising expenses for plastic resin and electricity, as well financing problems.   They had produced this american icon for nearly 50 years.

This caused a rush to the stores by the flamingo fanatics to salvage what they could before the market dried up.  The classic flamingos disappeared from the shelves.

But then something unexpected happened.  A new owner is stepping in to resume manufacturing and bring these precious birds back to life.  On the surface, this appears to be spectacular news…. but it raises bigger concerns.  Will the flamingos return in the exact image of the original Featherstone design?  Or will they rise as the feathered undead to terrorize our neighborhoods.

If you have flamingos in your lawn (which I’m sure you do), you may want to make sure they are chained to a tree.  Some of you will scoff at this warning, but if they eat your brain, don’t come crying to me.

Read the 6-1-2007 USA Today article here about the buyout.


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