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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.