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There just might be a bunch of flamingos that show up in your yard overnight
WATU.com ^ | October 15th, 2010 | staff reporter

Posted on 10/16/2010 8:33:12 AM PDT by Daffynition

Families in Washougal may be waking up to a yard full of pink flamingos between now and Nov. 23.

That's because Washougal High School Grad Night Parents are trying a new fund-raiser this year.

The flock of roosting flamingos can be removed at no charge within 48 hours, however, recipients can also request a yard for the birds to migrate to next. For a suggested donation of $20, the Grad Night parents will move the flamingos to the yard of your choice -- perhaps an unsuspecting friend or neighbor. Not interested in having the flamingos at all? No problem. Insurance is available for $5 to guarantee there will not be a flocking at your home.

Grad Night parents, who are assuming the role of flockers, want to assure the community that no unsupervised students will be participating in this activity and that this fund-raiser is intended to be all in fun and has no malicious intent at all.


TOPICS: Education; Humor; Outdoors; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: pinkflamingos
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Get those *punks* off my lawn! ...........That will be $5.00 please!


1 posted on 10/16/2010 8:33:15 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

I can see a bunch of politicians wondering just where all these flamingos came from.


2 posted on 10/16/2010 8:38:03 AM PDT by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Daffynition

They put something in my yard & I have to pay to have it removed??? How about if I just break the bird’s neck & legs off & stuff them in the garbage can like I would do with any other garbage found in my yard.


3 posted on 10/16/2010 8:40:04 AM PDT by gubamyster
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Insurance is available for $5 to guarantee there will not be a flocking at your home. ... Grad Night parents, who are assuming the role of flockers,...

These flockers are running a protection racket.

4 posted on 10/16/2010 8:42:54 AM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: Darksheare
It's all good.


5 posted on 10/16/2010 8:43:09 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: gubamyster
Yeah. Yeah. Admit it. You're a gnome person. ;)


6 posted on 10/16/2010 8:44:34 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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LOL, ouch.


7 posted on 10/16/2010 8:44:50 AM PDT by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Wissa
Yep. More fun than scantly clad teens by the side of the road advertising a car wash.


8 posted on 10/16/2010 8:46:34 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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I think it is fun - and harmless.

Cool idea for a funraiser!


9 posted on 10/16/2010 8:50:31 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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I know of a Boy Scout troop that did the same thing, with pink toilets.


10 posted on 10/16/2010 8:53:56 AM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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I like it too ....the idea doesn't seem to have a lot of *what-could-possibly-go-wrong* disadvantages to it.


11 posted on 10/16/2010 8:56:53 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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LOL - that is funny!

Put flowers in the toilets.


12 posted on 10/16/2010 8:57:48 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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Meh. Musta *bowled* the unsuspecting over. ////sorry


13 posted on 10/16/2010 8:59:41 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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1) I think it's cute and I don't have a serious problem with it.
2) Making an imposition on someone and expecting payment for that imposition could be seen as a type of "bullying" and perhaps this is something that schools should think twice about.
3) When someone feels bullied, the smart response is to fight back and make the bully look elsewhere for fun.
4) If a homeowner decides to break all the flamingoes, the school should smile and say "He knows how to deal with people who impose themselves on him."
14 posted on 10/16/2010 9:01:51 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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What did they call that thing when I was a kid ... a chain of monkeys?

Dunno - I remember playing with it.

Good idea - I am going to steal it for my DeMoley kids.


15 posted on 10/16/2010 9:03:36 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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4) If a homeowner decides to break all the flamingoes, the school should smile and say “He knows how to deal with people who impose themselves on him.”

Of course - that is the risk.


16 posted on 10/16/2010 9:06:11 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: Daffynition

Ha Ha! LOL!


17 posted on 10/16/2010 9:06:16 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's Easy! Use FR to Pimp Your Blog!)
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To: Daffynition

What the ticked off homeowner could always do is hide all the flamingos in the garage or something, then next weekend, take them to the nearest flea market and sell them. Two problems solved at once :-)


18 posted on 10/16/2010 9:19:47 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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19 posted on 10/16/2010 9:30:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: gubamyster

Our church youth group tried this 7+ years ago. The flamingos went to the shed to live. In fact, they’re still there.


20 posted on 10/16/2010 9:43:05 AM PDT by kimmie7 (I don’t think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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