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Not one real flamingo is that bright of a pink and yet every plastic lawn-ornament is florescent pink. “A flamingo stands out in a desert even more strikingly than on a lawn. ” Price says that there is not purpose of the flamingo except appearance. When people see that bright pink animal in the grass of their neighbor’s front yard they automatically think different so those neighbors are always going to stand out to everyone else. They bring attention which is what everyone wants. “And the flamingo was pink. Karal Ann Marling once wrote “sassy pinks” were “the hottest color of the decade. ” In 1956 when Elvis Presley had signed his first recording contract, he purchased a pink Cadillac. Once everyone knew “The King” had a pink car everyone wanted it. Pink at that time was a very trendy color and to be honest it still is. One of the most popular “In” trends is the Breast-Cancer epidemic. The icon is a little “Pink” ribbon and everyone around the world is aware of this disease and pink is overflowing the Earth.
The NFL recently spent more than a thousand dollars on pink cleats, head-bands, wrist-bands, and other products. The “in” color will always change over time but pink will always be that one exception, the one color that everyone can relate to in some way
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