Friday, December 01, 2006

Long Live the Pink Flamingo

To paraphrase Mark Twain,  rumors of the death of pink flamingos are greatly exaggerated.

The so-kitschy-that-they're-cool pink flamingos will now be made by Pink Inc. (Morton Grove, Ill), picking up where Union Products left off since the latter when into bankruptcy.  Pink plans to make the products here in the states, which makes sense as I can't imagine that there would be much cost savings in shipping the blow molded products around the world.  Besides, to the best of my knowledge, the flamingos are pure Americana.  (Don't really think that Osama bin Laden has them set up outside his cave.)  I just imagine approaching the Chinese to make these, watching them trying not to double over in laughter during the discussions.