Home decoration can be something of a conundrum when you live in a trailer park. You don’t own the property, so you can’t make additions, and the weekly tornadoes mean you probably shouldn’t invest in anything too expensive. Pink flamingos are the perfect solution to situations like these. Their majestic appearance provides the stunning illusion of exotic wildlife for your front lawn, thereby hiding the fact that you’re living in a Winnebago and your neighbors were the original inspiration for those guys in Deliverance.
Pink flamingos can trace their origin back to the 1950’s. America was moving into the suburbs in large numbers, and needed a brightly colored lawn ornament to enforce conformity. Pink flamingos filled this void, and soon became the most common plastic wading bird in the nation. They could be seen in front of almost every house, in every neighborhood. Their grandiose fortunes would fall within a decade, though, as as people grew tired of them and the garden gnome industry took off, until they became the ultimate symbol of bad taste. Some housing communities have even banned their display, but you can still find them in many lower-middle class neighborhoods, a testament to a kitschier time.