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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 -Forest Falls at Ivindo, Gabon
http://www.safariants.com/tours/view/745

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.

Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter W - Whiskey

The Composite Semaphore Flag for Whiskey has a yellow background, because W is the 23rd letter of the alphabet.  Reason being, 3 is coded to yellow and the ones digit value of a letter sets the colour.  As a reminder yellow is the third colour of the spectrum.  Also the stars represent the right-starboard arm of the Semaphore Signaler.


Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter V - Victor

The Composite Semaphore Flag for the Victor has an orange background, because V is the 22nd letter in the alphabet.  The ones digit value codes for the colour and 2 is coded to orange, with black as the assigned contrast indicator.  The stars on the arm indicate the right-starboard arm of the of Semaphore Signaler.


Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter U - Uniform


The Composite Semaphore Flag for Uniform has a red background, because U is the 21st letter of the alphabet.  The background colour is assigned to the ones digit value of the letter, which is one for Uniform.  One is coded to red and white is its assigned contrast indicator.  The stars indicate the right-starboard arm of the Semaphore Signaler.

Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter T - Tango

The Composite Semaphore Flag for the Tango has a white background, because T is the 20th letter of the alphabet.  Background colours a calibrated to the ones digit value, and zero uses the colour white.  Black is also used because it is the assigned contrast indicator.  The stars indicate the right-starboard arm of the Semaphore Signaler.


Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter S - Sierra

The Composite Semaphore Flag for Sierra is pink because S is the 19th letter of the alphabet.  It is the ones digit value that coded for the background colour.  Blue is in the stripy section and disc because it is the assigned contrast indicator.  The stars show the right-starboard arm of the Semaphore Signaler.



Composite Semphore Flag for the Letter R - Romeo


The Composite Semaphore Flag for Romeo is black and white.  It is black because T is the 18th number in the alphabet and the ones digit value of 8 is calibrated to to the colour black.  White is included since it is the assigned contrast indicator.  The stars show the right-starboard arm of the Semaphore Signaler.


Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter Q - Quebec


The Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter Q is purple since Q is the 17th letter in the alphabet and 7 is coded to violet. Yellow is included because yellow is the assigned contrast indicator for this colour.




Friday, March 17, 2017

He Will Not Divide US Flag - Captured


Shia Labeouf created a flag in opposition the Trump Victory.  It is a simple flag that has a white background and "He Will Not Divide US" written upon it on black.  It was supposed to fly for the entire duration of the Trump presidency and was flown at a secret location.  But persons were able to figure out where it was by triangulating jet contrails and stars at night.

The flag-nappers were able to capture Labeouf's flag, and replace it with a Pepe shirt and Make America Great Again hat.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Composite Seamaphore Flag for P - Papa



This flag has a blue background because p is the 16th letter of the alphabet and the one's digit value for 6 is coded to indigo.  The stars indicate the right starboard arm.  White is used because it is the assigned contrast indicator.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter O - Oscar


The Composite Semaphore Flag is light blue since O is the 15th letter of the Alphabet.  Reason being, 5 is coded to blue and the ones digit value sets the background colour.  The red colour is the assigned contrast indicator and the stars indicate the right-starboard side of the Semaphore Signaler.


Happy Pi Day 2017!


Happy Pi Day 2017!  For this day we have two Pi Flags that read a 3.14; one is from the NATO number system the other is from the International Maritime number system. 

By queer coincidence NATO and International Maritime flags use a red, crossed flag for the number: four.  This fateful convergence of math with vexillology allows both Pi flags to be centered on a quartered pie.  For NATO the central element of the number four is sliced at 45 degrees, but for International Maritime the pie is cut at 90 degrees.  

Fun NATO Pi Flag - The 3.14 NATO Flag

NATO Pi Flag - Combined 3.14 Flag

Happy Pi Day!  Once again this magical mathematical ratio of the circle has enchanted students and teachers for decades now.  In honor of this logically illogical holiday we have the NATO Pi Flag.  It is a combination of the official NATO flags for the #3, #1, and #4.

The larger component of the blue, red, blue horizontal tri-bar is the largest, as it represents the whole number three.  Within this flag is a diamond, or rhombus that is the flag for number one, which is like the flag of Spain which is another horizontal tri-bar of red, yellow, red.  Finally in the center is a white X on a red disc that represents the number four.

Like the official NATO flag, the Fun NATO Pi Flag has four compass points, a cicular central point, and navy blue.

Coincidentally the International Maritime Flag for Pi has a red disc with a central quatercrossed design.  Both the Fun International Maritime Pi Flag and the Fun NATO Pi flag have 'four' sliced pizza's in the center, at different angles.





Monday, March 13, 2017

Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter N - November

The Composite Semaphore Flag for the Letter N is green, since N is the 14th letter in the alphabet.  Four is coded to green and its contrast indicator is yellow.  The stars on the fly side arm indicate the right-starboard arm of the Semaphore Signaler.