Saturday, May 20, 2017

Orange Prize Flags from Double Dare 1986-1993

Double Dare the Nickelodeon game show for kids was an 1980s mega-bomb of super, silly, slimy fun!  It had that ubiquitous 1980s rock, electro-guitar riff.  After the initial playoff round of two teams of questions and dares, the winning team had an opportunity to run an obstacle course of eight challenges.  With each obstacle was an bright orange flag that they had to grab, in order to claim the prize.

The host of Nickelodeon's Double Dare was Marc Summers, a friendly all American brand from Indiana.  In this photo Summers is describing the obstacle course and pointing out where some of the flag are, as kids do, they often forget to grab to the flag and listen to directions!

Kids had 60 seconds to get all eight flags.  It happened every so often.  You can blame Double Dare for all the wacky adult physical challenge games that would later absorb the TV airwaves of the early and mid Mighty-20 ohs.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Colorado Skier on the Colorado Flag

Skiing in Colorado was written into its very nature. You can see the skier in a red ski suit, yellow hat, and blue skis.  The white poles are for added effect!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Flags from Happy - Documentary Film 2011

In 2011 the family documentary movie Happy was released.  It promoted that inner happiness is important, more so than external happiness.  Its been said many times over and over, but many people obsess over external pursuit of happiness.  There is a baseline need for external happiness, but internal happiness is paramount.

 The film has a short segment about happiness in school.  A motivational speaker at Benicia Middle School, talks about how poorly people treat other, and is able to get a few bullied kids to bear their soul.  Showing that their bravery to speak candidly in front of their peers is important, and takes real courage.
 Here a few men in Bhutan relax while doing archery and have flags in the background set up.
Here an elderly person in a wheel chair has US flag attached to the side.  Although he is alone and feeding the birds, he raises his hands in the air to feel the happy.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mac Tonight 1990 Party Celebration Flag - Old Fashioned Value!

A unique flag appears during a McCommercial that is pink.  It jumps out of a New Year's Day party kazoo. 

Also a flag banner is raised by balloons that advertises 2 for the price of 1.

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 sings 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 American 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. 

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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

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.