Monday, August 17, 2009

Ancient Flamingo Migratory Stop

Each summer the locals in the suburban town of Cheektowaga, New York host the largest migratory flock of plastic flamingos in the country. The largely Polish-American citizenry have been hosting the flamingos for decades, although for a brief period of time they were endangered when their habitat was usurped by plywood images of bent over women in house-dresses. Despite this temporary setback the flamingos have once again taken their rightful place among the begonias and geraniums bordering the perfectly manicured lawns and shrubbery of the town lovingly known as "Cheektavegas". Irene Sczesztojewicz's lawn, pictured at right, is dotted with the birds; "I like dem. Dey're a nice pink. Ant dey don't poop."


  1. LOL!!! Yes! I've also noticed that the flamingo proving grounds here in Austin have been active - they've all grouped together in a big huddle by the side of a building and in their place is a solitary penguin looking up at the sky. I'm waiting for the next move before I post any pics...

    Glad to see you back on the blog.

  2. Thanks, Christopher, for welcoming me back! And I am so glad our fair cities share such an admirable kinship in the plastic flamingo. The penguin, though, is a fine touch, and one not seen in these parts...

  3. Breaking news from the Austin flamingo front -


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