Monday, April 20, 2015

4:20 Perseus Brighest Star - or Stoners Star

It is at the 4th Hour 20 Minutes and 24 Seconds that the brightest star in Perseus shines upon the Celestial Sphere at 4:20 and 24 seconds.  Funny thing about Perseus is that he carries the head a Gorgon who could turn people to stone.  Coincidentally Perseus is the only Milky Way Constellation to cross the Milky Way at 4th Hour and 20th Minute, aka 4:20, but in this case its 4:20:24. 

4:20:24 is the Right Ascension of the Star, while 34 Degrees 34 Minutes and 00 Seconds are its positive, northerly Declination.  See the chart below to make sense of this flag. 

Note legend has it if you look at the severed head of the Gorgon Medusa you will turn to stone.

Flag for 4:20 on the Celestial Sphere

The 4:20 Celestial flag uses the colours green, black, red, orange, and white.  To be specific the Celestial Coordinates for mark 4:20 Zulu Seconds are:

A Right Ascension on the 4th Hour on 20 Minutes 00 Seconds &
A Positive Declination of 18 Degrees 34 Minutes 00 Seconds, North


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Finish Line Banner from the Cannonball Run 1981

 The Cannonball Run encapsulates the early 80s humor to the max.  Here the finish line banner flies proudly in Southern California.
 A little less serious than a need for speed, silly 80s fun for the whole family.
The Cannonball Run was a made for Movie-television show, instead of the typical made for TV movie.

Dom Delouise with Bardahl Sticker from Cannonball Run 1981

Dom Delouise was a classic 20th century superstar comedian.  He made big guys cool.  Here he is standing in front of a Bardahl checker flag sticker in the garage.

Cannonball Run - Livery Colours

 The finish line colours for the Cannonball Run were orange, red, and yellow.   The Cannonball Run 1981 is a standard Hollywood 80s starlet shuffle of personalities jammed into a cartoonish road race carried by charisma and cheesy jokes.  Certainly a new star comedy cheese run is in order. There is total need for this type of tacky starlet cheese run comedy to balance the serious action drama, call the 21 Jumpstreet rebooters!

You can see Burt letting out a steady stream of champagne at the winners line.  Note that the streamer pennants are red, orange, and yellow as are the decorated tables.

Orange was the it colour of the early 1980s, especially in 1981.  Amazingly Hollywood seems to encourage breaking the law in this movie, how naughty! Speeding is breaking the law.

Coincidentally the Latitude and Longitude flags of Vancouver use these colours.  In this case red represent one, orange represents two, yellow represents three, green represents four, and pink represents nine.  Thus at 123 Degrees West and 49 Degrees North there is the lovely city of Vancouver.  Why not a Canadian Cannonball Run?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Beer Fest flag from the movie Strange Brew 1983

Ya' can see a couple of colourful flags in Strange Brew during the beer festival.  They gots all kinds of neat bright colours, eh? 

Strange Brew is like totally tacky fun 80s Canadian style.  Don't be hoser and watch this silly movie!  It's stupid funny.

It was here that the genesis of Terrance and Phillip, shined as a glimmer in these two hosers eyes, in rated PG version.

Canadian, British, and Toronto Flags in Strange Brew 1983

 When the hosiest of hosers get hosed in a court room, we get to see the Canadian flag, Toronto flag, and UK flag. 
Oddly the UK flag switches up during the court proceedings.  Originally its a UK flag but then the Canadian Court Flag changers switches it up with the Toronto flag. 
Strange Brew is a classic all Canadian favored fun fest.