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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Squirrel Fort Flag from Aqua Teen Hungerforce





In an Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode, Meatwad and Shake are evicted from the sleeping quarters to the living room.  A makeshift fort with grey electrical tape marks the border of their new space within the house.  Of vexillological importance is the red Squirrel Flag, that hangs near the top.


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Vexilloids In Jesus Christ Super Star 1973




Vexilloids appear in Jesus Christ Super Star 1973, a musical that mingled Hippies and faith, with sing and dance.  The golden finials of the circle, crossbar, and eagle can be seen.  Remember, the polar opposite of fear is faith.



Saturday, April 15, 2017

Vexilloids in Bonnie Tyler's Video for Total Eclipse of the Heart - 1983


A silver-blue vexilloid like veil appears in the opening sequence.  Also as Tyler walks though the empty corridor of the soul, red vexilloids can be seen flowing in the doorways.  The video can be variously interpreted, but the core theme of sadness bound to love, becomes apparent at love's temporal loss.  But love's loss, can open the door to a higher calling.


The loss of love on the deepest levels will cause the soul to stop, ponder, and search the abyss.  It is a sober moment of reflection that transforms lives.  When love's loss hits a large group, a candle light vigil is the natural echo of its wake.  

The creators of the video effectively demonstrate the empty corridors of the heart upon love's transmutation to spirit.   

The livery of the school in the video can be seen on the facings of the boys at attention.  Mostly pink and grey, but one boy has blue facings who triggers a fractured valley in Tyler's heart.

A heart wrenching song that has a heart wrenching, mysterious video - that is part movie, part fantasy, part parable.  It effectively captures the shattered mind and heart, that lay upon the path of the eclipsed heart.


 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Red Socialist Flag in Losing My Religion by R.E.M. 1991


A red flag is lifted in video for R.E.M.'s Losing My Religion - 1991.   R.E.M. addresses the hard issues of faith with the video Losing My Religion.   Released in 1991, it was created as the Soviet Union and International Communism faded into the history books. 

Nonetheless this song honors the siege of the spirit by the world, circumstance, and pain.  As the modern mind continues to struggle with matters of spirit and the many judgmental self-righteous voices, many souls can have their faith falter or seemingly lose it all together. 

In many cases those who have lost their wings or path, often take comfort in the partially rational rivers of socialism and the great ocean of atheism, which like all ocean's of faith is subject to the storms of the self-righteous who bask in its friendly currents. 

Have a blessed Somber Friday... to Nature can the soul retreat.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Flags in If God Were One of Us - 1995 Video by Joan Osborne


The US flag appears in the video for the song If God Were One of US- 1995 by Joan Osborne.  The flag appears only momentarily in a montage.  The video takes on the lyrics literally.  Joan writes a edgy yet soulful song in a simple open heart 1990s grunge beat, a song that asks a thought provoking question that penetrates to soul of the public.  In the video, all kinds of people are put in a head cut out of the famous painting of God by Leonardo da Vinci from the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City, Rome, as if to be God, bringing literal light to the intangible God-Head imparted on the human soul, as spoken about in many religions new and ancient. 

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The flag of Puerto Rico also appears in the song.  A man on an odd cycle has flags of Puerto Rico under the US flag. 













Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Flags in Rusted Root's - Send Me On My Away Video


Rusted Root released a single, Send Me On My Way, in 1995 that captured many of the Earth vibe feels of the mid-90s Clinton Era.  Here a Native America prepares a young boy on his way.  He is standing in a circle of coloured flags: yellow, black, white and red.

As soon as the boy walks through the figurative door, we see a flash of the popular triangle that is associated in mystical realms. 



The late 1960s had a strong revival in the mid-late 1990s. At this rate it seems that the door to hippy-hood will reopen again in late 2020s, maybe by 2028, as cultural movements forget and the next generation will need to walk that door, and experience the spirit of 69' for themselves,  since words fail on these vision quests.  Older generations always overlook the generational rift in knowledge and need of experience: because older generations supposedly "know better" as these oldheads overlook that this "knowing" cannot be transmitted verbally.





Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fun Zero Percent Maritime Flag: 0% Flag



The Fun Maritime Flag of Zero Percent is yellow and red.  It is based upon the flag for Zero.

Fun International Maritime Flag for 25% or 1/4th, 0.25


The Fun Maritime Flag for 25% is yellow, red, blue, and white.  It takes flag elements from the number 2, number 0 and number 5.

Fun Maritime Flag for 50 percent or 1/2


The flag for 0.50 uses the colours yellow, red, and blue.  The whole number zero flag is conserved as a vertical tri-bar of yellow, red, yellow.  In the center is the pattern flag for the number 5, which is yellow and blue.  There is no additional zero flag since it is not needed.  



Fun Maritime Flags for 0.75 or 3/4ths

 

The Fun Maritime Flag for 0.75 uses the colours yellow, red, and blue.  The whole number flag for zero is conserved, while the number seven flag is the next point down, and finally in the center is the pattern for the number five, which is yellow and blue.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fun Maritime 100% Flag


The 100% Maritime Flag is composed of the colours white, yellow, and red.  The dominant maritime flag is the number one, which is the white field with a red disc.  Within the red disc are two number zeros, one within the other.  By cosmic coincidence this flag makes out a Roman numeral "I".  Remember when dealing with flags of percentage/decimals, the next number down a decimal place is always within the higher ordered flag.

Kinda' also looks like a Batman Logo?


Maritime Flags for the 1% and the 99%

  The Fun Maritime Flag for the 1% just happens to look like a Roman numeral I.  But it is a combination of two Maritime Zero flags and a one flag.  Since these flags are fractions, the next number down must be within a flag.  In this case we start with a zero, then another zero then a one; which gives us 0.01 which is the one hundredths or 1%.   See below 1% Maritime Flag explained and the 99% Maritime Flag.




The 99% flag must also start with a Maritime Zero flag which is a tri-bar of yellow, red, yellow.  Within this flag is a Maritime Nine flag and within that flag is another Maritime Flag, but it is reversed since you can not see a nine on a nine, when it is centered.  Once again synchronicity produced the faint outline of the the number nine in red, sort of when you look at if from the back-obverse side.



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Maritime Flag for the Square Root of 2 = 1.41421 Flag

Square Root of 2 Maritime Flag: 1.41421

One point, four, one, four, two, one is the square root of two.  By the good fates, it neatly packs itself into a Maritime Flag.  Since the number one is coded to a red disc and four is a white cross on a red field, it smoothly makes a good flag up to the 100,000th thousands place which is also a one, which is why there is a red dot in the center.  Just see the pic below to understand how the Maritime Square Root of 2 flag works.

Basically each number down a decimal place must fit within the upper number, so as to make this pattern.  


Friday, March 31, 2017

Switzerland-Austria Heritage Flag





The Switzerland Austria Heritage Flag combines elements of the Swiss and Austrian Flags.

Switzerland-Italy Heritage Flag





The Italy-Switzerland Heritage Flag combines elements of the Italian and Swiss Flags.

Swiss-French Heritage Flag





A mix of the Swiss and flag of France, make up French and Swiss Heritage Flag.

Swiss-German Heritiage Flag


A flag for persons are mixed Swiss and Germany. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Zaxxon - Level Rank Pennant 1982

Zaxxon is a classic 1980s game that has gotten very little nostalgia.  It captures the feels of the pop sci-fi feel of 1982 in between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Nothing so cute at first, but at later levels cute Zaxxon dragons appeared, but few had enough skill or quarters to reach that level.

Of vexillological note are the red pennant markers that denoted ones level.


The Zaxxon of Temple had a diamond coat of arms of green, yellow, and white.  The field is green and what looks like bolts of yellow lightning under a white Z are visible.  Note the Z is crossed with a mid mark.


It seems in Zaxxon lore that dragon like lizard beings created these floating space fortresses.  In the game, if a pilot is skilled enough the red, blue, and green dragons make an appearance to defend their space fortresses.

Maybe a reboot of Return of the Zaxxon Dragons - 2022 is overdue?


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Red, White, and Blue Day Flags from Sausage Party 2016


 An eleven starred canton is featured on the American Styled flag in Sausage Party.  But like the official flag of the USA it has a field of 13 stripes.  Although it may look like and kid's animated movie, it is far from it.  It is a colourful delight to that naughty inner middle-school student.  Packed with puns of a cheesy nature, it is silly film was serves up serious religious and meaning of life issues. 

Sausage Party uses the quantum multiple realities to convey its quirky dimension, whereby food products are alive, yet humans are unaware.   Apparently this movie takes place in a reality that is like our USA, yet is based upon different laws of physics, that are so close yet so different.


If you like low brow humour and edgy innuendo, then this movie is for you!
 



Monday, March 20, 2017

Flag for the Way-Mid Pole or Anti-Pole

Since there is now a Center Pole which is aligned with the standard map orientation with East to the right and north towards the up or forwards, we now have an opposite end to the Center Pole: the Way-Mid Pole or Anti-Pole.

This is the flag for the Way-Mid Pole.  The colours of the flag are white, green and two shades of blue.  The Way-Mid Pole is in the Pacific Ocean directly 90 Degrees east of the East Pole and 90 west of the West Pole.

It is called the Way-Mid Pole because it is not at Midway.  Furthermore from its point of orientation, it is backwards from the East Pole and West Pole.  The West Pole is eastward, while the East Pole is westward.  Bottom line is, that it is the opposite pole of the Center Pole in Gabon, Central Africa. 


 Image Source: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFa3x13d5Co

Flag for the Center Pole


The Center Pole is a natural consequence of having a North, South, East, and West Pole.  Smack dab in the center in between the West Pole and East Pole, it is located in Gabon.  It sits right on the Equator, 90 Degrees eastward from the West Pole.




Image Source - Dirt Road
http://mapio.net/a/85383566/

Equinox Flag for March

March Equinox Flag
The Equinox March Flag shows the Earth in balance between night and day.  The day side is light blue with a full yellow Sun, while the night side is black with a crescent moon and seven stars.  In the center is the Earth in a blue ringed ocean.  The modified Yin and Yang symbol represent the Spring and Summer.  As Spring is starting in the North, Autumn is starting in the South.  The Spring colours are green with an eye of yellow, pink, and red, while the Fall colours are brown with an eye of yellow, orange, and red.

The Equinox is when daytime and nighttime are in nearly perfect balance, which only happens two days out of the year. 

September Equinox Flag
For the September Equinox all one has to do is flip the flag.  Also note that Summer ends in late September!  Culturally in America it ends after Labor Day, but mid-September is still Summer.  Likewise Summer begins in the end of June, but culturally it starts the day after Labor Day, in Late May in the USA.


Fun Flag for Element 93 - Neptunium


Neptunium is the last element named after a place to get a Fun Flag on the this blog.  Like the other Fun Flags named after places, the Fun Neptunium flag gets its design from the persons who were responsible for discovering these elements.  It was a dynamic duo of men; one was from California and the other was from Washington State.

Consequently the California style flag is used, but fused with colours and elements from the flag for Washington State.  Instead of a red bottom stripe, this flag has a bottom stripe the colour of Washington State, which is deep green.  Washington's portrait has been modified.  He is now on a seahorse carrying Neptune's Trident, near the bottom of the sea.  The pose and likeness of this flag was taken from the designs of Washington on horseback from the supposed handkerchief of Washington ordered at John Hewson's calico print shop in 1776.   Thus the flag of the Fun Neptunium flag fuses the overall design of the California State flag, Washington State flag and a historical artifact from 1776.


Neptunium's primary father from California was Edwin McMillan and the other dad was Philip H. Abelson from Tacoma, Washington.  Note that Neptunium was discovered before the Great War with Ninjas and Nazis, as it was 'officially' discovered in 1940.






Sunday, March 19, 2017

Trollstice Banners and Scepter from the Movie Trolls - 2016


Vexilloids make an appearance in Dreamworks 2016 movie, Trolls.  During the celebration of Trollstice by the Bergens, a Bib Banner can be seen declaring the Trollstice Holiday.  The bib banner is green and yellow.

 
Along the route to the King's Castle, Troll skull banners can be seen.  They have an imprint of the a troll-head forked on a skewer.  Underneath in the compartment is a sinister knife, dexter fork, and sinister spoon in yellow.   The standard crossed-saltire eyes on a troll head indicate it is ready to eat and no longer living.

The master of ceremonies for Trollstice is the King's Chef.  Here, she is holding the Trollstice Scepter.  It has a long white handle and golden Troll head skewered on a fork for its finial.  Trolls are usually mean spirited beings who love mischief and making trouble.  But trolls in this movie are positive super happy sparkly sprites of joy. 

Here is a close up of the Trollstice Scepter Finial.  This design is also seen on the green banners on the path to the castle.  The golden finial is pointing towards the Bergen Prince on the shoulder of the Bergen King.  The Prince is about to get his first taste of happiness. 

Bergens think that happiness can only be found by eating Trolls.  They are obsessed with finding happiness outside of themselves, and have forgotten the path to inner happiness.

Trolls 2016 is a fantastic fast paced, peachy sweet and silly film, that the senses can devour.  This is how the recently no so funny and bizarre Smurf movies should have went, but it was the Trolls that tapped that sweet silly spot of noodly nostalgia, balanced with a modern mix.  This movie is a colourful classic for a whole happy fun loving family.










Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter Z - Zulu



The Composite Semaphore Flag for Zulu has an indigo background, because Z is the 26th letter of the alphabet.  Reason being, 6 is coded to indigo and the ones digit value of a letter sets the colour.  As a reminder indigo (navy blue) is the sixth colour of the spectrum.  Also the stars represent the right-starboard arm of the Semaphore Signaler. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter Y - Yankee

The Composite Semaphore Flag for Yankee has a blue background, because Y is the 25th letter of the alphabet.  Reason being, 5 is coded to blue and the ones digit value of a letter sets the colour.  As a reminder blue is the fifth colour of the spectrum.  Also the stars represent the right-starboard arm of the Semaphore Signaler. 



Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter X - X-Ray

 
The Composite Semaphore Flag for X-Ray has a green background, because X is the 24th letter of the alphabet.  Reason being, 4 is coded to green and the ones digit value of a letter sets the colour.  As a reminder green is the fourth colour of the spectrum.  Also the stars represent the right-starboard arm of the Semaphore Signaler.