Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dr. Frank-N-Furter flag from the Rocky Horror Picture Show

Flag of Dr. Frank-N-Furter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.  It is shown in the beginning of the film atop the castle.  This film is a ground breaking cult classic.  It addresses the issues of gender identity though a semi-romantic science fiction rock and roll musical.  The film even warns the audience that they will be entering dangerous territory.   
 Arms of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the upper left on shield of arms.  Here the colleagues of Dr. Frank-N-Furter have collapsed after a wild performance of the Time Warp Dance. Although the story is supposed to take place in November - it has became a Halloween Cult Classic.

Here two regular conservative American Pie folk enter the mansion of an alien culture.  At least in the USA, in the 1970s the group ego identity of that a man should be and what a woman should be were challenged.  However by the 1980s a conservative and traditional role of male and female would ring proudly in the mass media. 

Various national flags appear during the Time Warp Dance.  Beginning from the left is the flag of Spain, Scotland, South Africa (retired), Netherlands, Japan, and Greece.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

US flag in Cloud Atlas

A movie that sojurns though time and confronts the big issues of life though the media a film.  Cloud Atlas 2012 stars Tom Hanks in an incredible dream like journey though existence. This artful film for mature audiences has the potential to infuse a joyful wonder into reality.  It has the potential to shift the dream scape of Earth's deep dreamers.

In the first publicly released trailer features an 1849 version of the US flag. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Flags from The Nightmare Before Christmas - 1993

It's the 25th again, so Merry Christmas?  Did you ever wonder what the Christmas Spirit is doing a few days before Halloween?

Back in 1993 the Christmas Spirit did indeed cross over with Halloween thanks to the imagination of Timothy Burton in the Halloween/Christmas classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. 
Notice the Jack-O-Lantern and Skull banners on the left and an orange and black Halloween-Town flag in the corner.  The banners and flag are in the town hall of Halloween-Town. 

In this movie Christmas goes bad when the spirits of Halloween attempt to do and celebrate Christmas. A tricycle with a pirate flag lays ruined in the snow in a graveyard.  The main message of the movie is to be true to your heart, but sometimes you have to fall and make mistakes in order to find yourself.  

The hero of the story does indeed find his true hearts desire.  It rings of that old line of shooting for the stars, no matter what, you will end up in the right place after tragedy and failure push you in the right direction.     

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Flag in Millennium - movie from 1989

 Notice the large green, blue, and white flag 
on the right
In 1989 a strange altered definition of what happens during a plane crash was proposed in the film Millennium.  The plot of the movie centered on time travel.  However people from the distant future comeback to the 1900s in order to rescue doomed people in plane crashes.  During this process they switch the bodies with empty copies and take the people who are about to perish to the future.  Perhaps this is what happened to Laika - the first dog in space?  

Flags of several nations make an appearance during a meeting of physicists to seriously discuss the possibility of time travel.  The US flag is next the the flag of Israel and several other nations are further away.  However there is an unknown strange green, white, and blue flag that is higher than all the rest. It is a good chance that it is the flag of the institute?   

Monday, October 22, 2012

Serranilla Bank Flag

Sarranilla Bank is a part of the United States stuck in the twilight zone as of 2012 and the  foreseeable future. This is a flag for Serranilla Bank.  It was first charted in 1510 by Spain and claimed by the United States under the Guano Act of the 1800s.

However this island is under claim of several other nations as well, the foremost contender being Colombia.  Nonetheless this flag pays homage to the ancient Spanish Flag denoting its first charting in 1510, before mankind had yet to circumnavigate the Earth.

The five stars represents the five landforms that make up Serranilla Bank. The white stars represent the three cays while the blue stars represent the emergent rocks.  The three cays are known as Middle, East and Beacon.  The rocks are West Breaker and Northeast Breaker.  The United States claim to these islands is tenuous and in dispute.  Essentially the Serranilla Bank Islands are last parts of the USA in contention. This maybe Americas' last chance at territorial expansion. Chances are if the USA gets total control it'll be turned into a marine wild life park.

Bajo Nuevo Bank Flag

Here is a flag for Bajo Nuevo Bank.  "Little Lower Bank" island is in middle of Caribbean, closest to the North American Continent.  Currently the United States has a glimmer of hope of making this tiny of tiny islands a part of the USA.  It was claimed for the USA on November 22, 1869 under the Guano Act
The colours of this flag stem the from original colours of the Netherlands which included a blue, white and orange pattern - since the Dutch first charted these little specks of land in 1634.  The two white stripes represent the two 'large' atolls.  The orange triangle represents a drawing compass.   

Right now its national sovereignty is a kin to Antarctica.  The contenders for ownership include the USA, Jamaica, Colombia, and Nicaragua. 

Omega Centauri Flag - the alpha & omega of Milky Way star clusters

This flag represents one of the most magnificent and beautiful of 'globular clusters' to orbit our galaxy. You can think of globular clusters as a kind of 'galatic-moon'. Perhaps 'Galaxillite' is more fitting?

There are two classes of Galaxillites: the young hot clique like Open Cluster variety and the ancient and wise star network kind scientifically known as the Globular Cluster.

 The Omega Centauri cluster was academically recognized 99 years before the American revolution in 1677 by Edmund Halley, thus a seven pointed comet is in the center. The flag utilizes the Greek letter Omega with a seven pointed comet in the middle.

 Omega Centauri is our grandest of globular star cluster networks. Ironically although it may have omega in its name, it is the ALPHA of star clusters that orbit the Milky Way. And by alpha I mean the brightest and biggest!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Flag of Alpha Centauri Bb

Here is a flag for out as of October 2012, closest neighboring extra-solar planet - Alpha Centarui Bb.  The colours of the flag are black, red, and yellow.  Only four light years away - we are as much a mystery to them as they are to us. 

 Although the closest star to us is in the Southern Skies - the closest Galaxy is in the Northern Hemisphere - Andromeda. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Swains Island Flag - the US Version

Swains Island in another part of the United States in international Limbo.  The other contender for the land down under is New Zealand. 

The US version of this flag is much like the federal flag except it has a white dove in the canton, which is sometimes facing towards the hoist.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

US flag and US Calvary Flag - The Yellow Submarine 1968

The flag of the United States of America appears almost by accident in the 1968 counter culture classic - The Yellow Submarine.  The US flag appears in the head of one of the heads in the headland.  The British Flag also makes an appearance as well.

The film is basically a guide to the ego in altered states of consciousness.  Here Ringo is saved by the US 7th Calvary after 'hitting' the panic button during his amazing voyage into fantasia.  The US Calvary is carrying a guidon that is divided horizontally down the middle with US written in yellow on red and the number seven in red on the white half.

Vexilloids from the Yellow Submarine 1968 - the Blue Meanies

 Notice the Vexilloids
The Yellow Submarine 1968
 1968 was a decisive year for the Global Community.  The United States, Europe, Russia, China, Africa, and South East Asia were embroiled in cultural revolution.  It was also the first year humans were able to enter the gravitational orbit of the moon, and see the earth as one whole - torn with political strife, yet as a beautiful and peaceful sphere of joy in eye of a poet.

1968 was also the year of the Yellow Submarine.  The film takes its title from the Beatles' 10th album - The Yellow Submarine.  However this covert ship from fantasia was on a mission of love and peace.  This story centers on a musical wonderland that becomes over run with 'Blue Meanies.'  The Blue Meanies are ruled by an angry Blue King, who abhors melodic music and harmony .  Rather the Blue Meanies wish to make the world petrified of a loving life.  They assault the happy people of fantasia with negative-toxic bolts and jealously green laden fruits. 

The the army of the Blue Meanies overlooking a ledge.  They are planing their attack on the original Sergeant Pepper and the Lonely Hearts Club Band - who look remarkable like the Beatles.  Notice the two vexilloids they carry in addition to their weapons.  

The blue meanie army is composed of a varied sort - big blue fat cats, shark tummy Turks, angry alligator hand men, humanoid blue troopers, clown bombers, and tall wealthy fruit barons.  But their most impressive fighter is a big blue fist that has speed and power.
The two main divisions of the Blue Meanie Army are divided into two camps.  The blue fimbrated red lightning bolt with pink tassles division and the purple cyclops fancy golden tufted eyebrow and orange wings. 
Close Up of the Blue Meanie Vexilloids - The Yellow Submarine 1968

The Beatles Message for overcoming the 'Blue Meanies' is simply LOVE

UK flags from the animated counter culture classic: The Yellow Submarine - 1968

  The UK flag makes several appearances in the 1968 animated culturally countered escapade featuring the Beatles - The Yellow Submarine.   It appears after the opening title sequence.  

 The UK flag appears during the minute count of the song When I'm 64.  During the 'music video' the movies tells the viewer that "64 years is 33,661,440 minutes and one minute is a very long time."  As the song plays the movie shows that time is a construct in the mind of past, present, and future.  It even suggests that time can go backwards.
The white British Bulldog is wrapped in the British Union Flag.  This combination is an iconic image of British power and wealth. 

The Tower of London with the Union Flag.  The Tower of London is an ancient structure for the English Speaking Family.  Meaning that that it is the ancient ancestor of the US White House.  It was founded nearly one thousand years ago.  And shortly, in the year 2067 its foundation will age unto its 1001th year old.  The famous 'White Tower' built by William the Conqueror will turn one thousand and one years old in the year 2079.
Watch the Entire 1968 Yellow Submarine Movie Here on Youtube

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

NAVA 46 Board Meeting

We get two 'Ravens' this year. Annie also is promoting Java indexes project. GUS SAID thanks to presenters because they set things up while. ANNIE ENCOURAGE FOR scholarship. MARYANNE : enjoyed the pleasure and project and wants to serve more. Also say that encourage to take an active role. Was on the bald many years ago. Ted: Java is still positive and is adding to reserved. 2001 was a treasurer. Only twice lost money due to delay inNava news. Did well with flags. Website undergoing updates. Amil costs are lower. More and more members. 400 ten plus minus membership. Only one raven for 2013. Chris B asked why decrease inexpenses. Dave M asked about web projects. Cbcrm costs. Budget adopted. Auditory van depute says thing are all OK. Historian Jack Low said no activity. New website at the end of the year. SHANE HELPS ONWEBSITES update. Peter recruited Shane to update website. Applause for Shane. Hatvigson is media relations officer: all got press releases. Identify media outlets who might be interested. All new and never done before. Follow up with harvigson. Will help all people inthat effort. Make sure Java knows what's going on. Effort is due to get Java name out. Get more people interested. Unknownon success level. Atchson is registered agent for life: we are OK inillinois. Ken: when will we get guiding flat Al : Java outlets: you can order past flags for sale. Llmade 18.00 on patches last year. Java merchandise. Dazzle is linked to Java to get all the onto gifts. Modest sales since first year. Partnership with dazzle makes inventory cheap and saves money. Past issues can be bulught is better. Membership donutted: 2012 new is 41 25 active 374 total active. Stay constant. Get out name out! After Hugh was interviewed. Media has an impact onNava membership. By Mary Ann Socorro smith. Peter: Jaa news. Pleading for content is not needed. Please keep sending him articles. Trend is basically alerted. And had evolved into publication with citations. Raven and Java news has a great synergy. Color innava news I'd better. Production vales in Java news is better. Keep doing and sending Javanese stuff. Send pic caption or whatever. TED RAVEN: PROCEEDINGS are on CD and for 220 dollars for your own copy. Raven 18 Doreen braverman and john hartvigson are handle Inc confessing and media relations. You can get onwebsite names or amazon dot com. Free copes were send to candian hwralic authority. Kevin Harrington was very helpful in advice and blurb OK the back. Raven 19 is dedicated to john Purcell. With short essay by john. Copies will he sent to johns family. Batches of copes are sent to fish were sent to fellow organizations for the community if vexillological associations. Flag design committee john Purcell now peter analgesia and Gus are exhale of committee flag. Peter said that city council for flag resin for Hartford where they had the meeting. Gus even ran to they book and saw bad design. There is ahead for a publication for how to create a flag foe community in the process example... After youbadopt what are you going to do next? Flags cost money and how will you sell them. Flags are never seen again. Here are sonehtigns to think about after a flag is define. Anybody can join that project. Reports comcpdied for officers Dr. G: van details Luther and trinkle :slate refs were elected swiftly with no contention Nominating comottiee. Board is elected on slate recommends. Bi-national organization. Need a betterout reach. Kevin is one of Hugh's favorite Canadians. Lack of french Canadians present is too bad. We want more french candians. Hugh is taking french lessons. Charter is in Illinois. Motion of french name is adopted seconded by kin. Kevin: Kevin s When will Gus take English lessons? Somebody said. Dr. Lowe: has two off shirts for sale. 22 dollars. How do we her new members. Proposing a motion- and amended- special purpose fund doe young new members with committee and approved bely the bald. Second by Dave matucci. 1000 to 1200 will be cost. Make a fund. Has pledges from 5500 from lead donors when the fund is set up and will appear in Java news if successful. Hugh is reading te entire motion by Dr. Lowe. Ted amended scholarship to name. Cannon grant committee and flag conservation grants are mentioned. Annie: age cap and suggestion and should be students at any level Ted: we will debate later. Only paid by donors. Special funds. Get people to come: Huge spin express love on Doreen braverman.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Flag of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy

This the flag of our minor league 'hometown' Milky Way Arm.  It's home to Earth, me, and you.

Flag of the Milky Way's Spherodial Halo

Flag of the Norma Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy

Flag of Carina Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy

Flag of the Scutum Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy

Flag of the Scutum Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy.  Also known as the Scutum-Centarus Arm.  The Scutum Arm is a natural counterbalance to the Perseus Arm.    

Flag for the Perseus Arm of the Miky Way Galaxy

The Flag of the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy is composed of three colours - white, black and indigo.  

The Milky Way is essentially composed of four major spiral arms, like a human body.  Just as the magnificence of the universe unfolds in our cells, our Galaxy is like essentially a gigantic cell.  But instead of endoplasmic reticulum, the super structure of our outer layer of cosmic 'body' on a galactic level is composed of Galactic Arms. 

As each galaxy is a 'cell' of its own, it no accident that a cluster map of galaxies looks remarkably like in the internal architecture of cellular mind. 

Initial MTV Man on the Moon Flag

MTV was born August 1 and for the next 20 years MTV dominated pop youth culture with art, style and song.  In its introductory ad it featured a parody  of the US moon landing but instead of an American Flag an electric art filled MTV logo flag was put in its place.

The MTV flag is synchronized to the beat of the theme playing.  Subsequently the music video became a key element for every pop artist in the music industry.

Today MTV is more than just music television, it is a channel dedicated to cutting edge ideas, counter culture movements, the underground ground, and pop teen culture.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pan Pacific Auditorium Flag Poles from Xanadu 1980

 Rolling in and opening up the spirit of the 1980s is the inspirational dance classic Xanadu.*  Of vexillological note is the Pan Pacific Auditorium.  Its 1920s art deco style shined all throughout the 1900s, and its grand final note was in a 1980s musical.

A key design of the building centered on very extravagant flag poles.  Usually flag poles are a few meters away from a building or hanging off the side.  But for the Pan Pacific Auditorium flag poles were melded into its architecture.

Inspired by the kiss of a Muse - Danny keeps being visited by a 'random' spark of creativity.  Here, the passion of creativity flows from his fingertips to the amazement of his surprised coworkers.  Have you ever been kissed by a muse?  Let it be known, you are reading the work of man who has.

In this picture a dream is under construction.  Really! Movies are like totally dreams come true.  Only the really good ones have a deep impact on our heart and inspire us.   

 Do dreams come true?  Sometimes, but first you have to believe.  Without that initial and faithful believing, no magic can happen.  And when the time is right, and when it comes from the right place, with enough patience, dedication, and hope they manifest.  

The Pan Pacific Auditorium with flags flying in its heyday. This building was first a dream in eye of man.  Then it came to life, and it became a hall of musical wonder all throught the 1900s, enchanting ears and hearts in Los Angeles.  But it fell unto ruin in the 1970s, but one last sparkle shined in the 1980s before it returned to the realm of dreams.**

**The Pan Pacific Building returned to fantasia in 1989 due to an out of control fire
*the movie that closes the 1980s see this link