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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
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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To: Daffynition
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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To: Daffynition

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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To: Daffynition

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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To: patton

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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To: patton
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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To: cyclotic

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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To: cyclotic
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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To: Daffynition
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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To: Daffynition

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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To: ClearCase_guy

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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To: Daffynition

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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To: Daffynition

Um, a bunch of kids coming on my land in the dark of night, with a bunch of unidentifiable but large objects in their hands are going to be on the receiving end of warning shots and “Get off my land!” at the very least.


21 posted on 10/16/2010 9:50:51 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer
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To: Daffynition

Cute idea - if done with discernment!

Yard with kids’ bikes, big o’l dog dish, and a slip-n-slide = go ahead and prank.

Carefully manicured and professionally landscaped yard with motion sensor lights = move along.

Of course, our schools with their “zero-tolerance” policies know nothing about exercising discernment, so I predict that this idea will, unfortunately, go terribly wrong...


22 posted on 10/16/2010 9:56:12 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: gubamyster; ClearCase_guy
They put something in my yard & I have to pay to have it removed???

Um, no, according to the first sentence in paragraph 3: "The flock of roosting flamingos can be removed at no charge within 48 hours"

23 posted on 10/16/2010 9:58:36 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: Daffynition

My brain just shattered.


24 posted on 10/16/2010 10:07:51 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: patton

barrel of monkeys - we had one too!


25 posted on 10/16/2010 10:22:37 AM PDT by trimom
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To: gubamyster
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.

No no. It works like this. A friend, if you have any, or an enemy, pays to have your yard flamingo-ed. If you don't want to play, they remove them no charge. If you want to play, you send the flamingos on to your enemies (or friends) yard, but they might have bought insurance just in case, so you might just send the flamingos to a random stranger.......it's all good fun.

26 posted on 10/16/2010 10:38:15 AM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: ScreamingFist
".......it's all good fun."

A concept lost on quite a few around here.

27 posted on 10/16/2010 10:43:51 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Lazamataz

Escher on Photoshop....


28 posted on 10/16/2010 10:54:41 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Off topic, nice FReep page! I took the political view test, one of the best I have taken, actually made me think!


29 posted on 10/16/2010 11:13:19 AM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: ScreamingFist
Why, thank you. I've been meaning to update with photos from my recent hunting trip to Colorado and Montana, but it really had escaped my mind.

I see that you are not quite as far right as I am ... I'm glad you enjoyed the test.

30 posted on 10/16/2010 11:27:55 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
Why, thank you. I've been meaning to update with photos from my recent hunting trip to Colorado and Montana, but it really had escaped my mind. I see that you are not quite as far right as I am ...

Yes! More hunting photo's please! Also, I was surprised that I wasn't as far right as I thought I was, at least for this test. Some of the question I thought were very.....leading, and there were more direct ways to ask them. But all in all I thought it very interesting. I especially liked the rankings at the end and how it could be broken down by demographics and category. Take care.

31 posted on 10/16/2010 11:56:58 AM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: Daffynition

I totally dig headlines like this.


32 posted on 10/16/2010 12:07:26 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Daffynition

Dear Lord help us.

33 posted on 10/16/2010 1:35:35 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: gubamyster

My German Shepherd will help - the neighbors have a pink flamingo in their backyard, and they let my dog out to play once in a while. The first think he does is attack the flamingo and pull it up by its neck, carrying it around like a prize. It never fails to crack them up - wish we had video.


34 posted on 10/16/2010 1:57:56 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Daffynition

Sounds like fun. Can I request the flamingos?


35 posted on 10/16/2010 2:27:14 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Fill out this paperwork and sign here...


36 posted on 10/16/2010 10:06:48 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: martin_fierro

37 posted on 10/16/2010 10:13:38 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: ClearCase_guy

38 posted on 10/16/2010 10:15:21 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

39 posted on 10/16/2010 10:17:38 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: JoeProBono

40 posted on 10/16/2010 10:18:17 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: backwoods-engineer

41 posted on 10/16/2010 10:21:22 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: Daffynition

A local church youth group did that a few years ago .. and the idea was that you would have the home of someone you love flocked .. so kids would buy for their families, good neighbors, etc. Then others would get for friends, until pretty much every house in the community had been flocked. It was an honor to have your yard flocked. Then after 24 hours, the same church volunteers would remove them, and go on to the next recipient. Raised a LOT of money.


42 posted on 10/16/2010 10:22:58 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Allegra
Sock it to 'em!


43 posted on 10/16/2010 10:27:43 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: EDINVA

44 posted on 10/16/2010 10:29:36 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: Lazamataz
Whack-a-flamingo. It's a new/old game.


45 posted on 10/16/2010 10:36:40 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: Daffynition

LOL!!!!


46 posted on 10/17/2010 11:06:57 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

47 posted on 10/17/2010 7:16:21 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: Daffynition
Too cute! Now you need to 'shop in a little pile on his shoulder, just like a real bird would leave :-)

...and I love your tagline, too!

48 posted on 10/17/2010 7:43:43 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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To: trimom; patton
barrel of monkeys - we had one too!

Contrary to popular belief, a barrel of monkeys is NOT fun! In fact, I assure you, a barrel of monkeys is quite terrifying!

49 posted on 10/18/2010 9:06:31 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Grizzled Bear

LOL - now, I am trying to imagine the story behind that post....


50 posted on 10/18/2010 9:14:53 PM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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