Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pre-US Revolutionary Anglo-American Heritage Flag 1607-1776

A flag for the often forgotten era when British and American history were one, as it was whence the colonies were in a British-American Eden.  The beginning of American History was but one movement in the history of Britain.  However unlike the British Colonies of Africa and Asia, it was not a mere adoption of native peoples unto a King or Queen but rather the genesis of America lies squarely within the womb of England.

The flag of Anglo-American Heritage-History uses the original union flag between Scotland and England, minus St. Patrick's Cross, since the 13 colonies left the Empire before its addition.  Along the fly are thirteen stripes in honor of the 13 colonies.  In the field of blue is the constellaion of Cygnus the Swan or rather the 'Northern Cross.'

The ten eight pointed stars represent the ten royal sovereigns who were given dominion as spiritual guardians upon the colonies when they were unable to tie their own shoes.
It is good that America should not forget her past, when once upon a time she was allied to the forlorn nations of Prussia and the Iroquois.  

List of American Colonial Kings and Queens who guided the 13 Colonies before Independence (1607-1776)
1. King James I
2. King Charles I 
3. King Charles II
4. King James II
5 & 6. King William & Queen Mary
7.  Queen Anne I
8. King George I
9. King George II
10. King George III

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Love is the Seventh Wave - Red Cross Emblem and US Flag?

Perhaps the most peaceful note to snag the mainstream media in the 1980s was sung by Sting - the former front man of the Police.  In his video Love is the Seventh Wave, he hints at the realm of higher consciousness that the senses can not perceive and makes a statement on war, religion, and love.

The video features children's art work animated around Sting in the essential 80s cheese-techno puff style.  In one scene Sting is seen on a flying carpet flying above the earth.  During this scene the faint edges of what looks like the stripes of the American Flag? 

Here is the close up of the red cross helicopter that is trying to rescue lives on the battlefield.

Is Sting singing or preaching?  

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Massachusetts Republic Flag - California Style

A flag for California Residents from Massachuetts

Monday, January 28, 2013

Connecticut Republic Flag - California Style

 A flag for Californians from Connecticut

The salamander was chosen to represent California-Nutmeggers.  Reasons being that this little animals is of the unique class of water-land animals.   Likewise American Yankee ingenuity stems from the tinkers and thinkers who honed in on making things better.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Georgia Republic Flag - California Style

A flag for Californians from Georgia

A heritage flag for California residents who hail from Georgia.  It is modeled on the California flag with a few changes.  Instead of a grizzly bear we have a snapping turtle.  Likewise the background colour is orange, a white lead star and blue stripe with seven white stars with a white fimbrated edge.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Jersey Republic - California Style

A flag for Californians from New Jersey

A flag for California residents from New Jersey.  Many a persons from New Jersey have gone west to pursue their dreams, well here is flag that digs into their New Jersey essence combined to style of California.

The animal of choice is the wily and clever skunk, who was given a natural power of defense that is annoying yet not so deadly.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Pennsylvania Republic Flag - California Style

A flag for Californians from Pennsylvania 

Why a ground hog for Pennsylvania?  Well it's the state animal after all, and home to one of America's most mundane yet silly and fun holiday's for all - Gound Hog Day.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dragon Flag from Excalibur 1981

In 1981 the ancient Legend of Excalibur enchanted the modern world and a Hollywood movie was made about this fantastic tale of semi-historical origins.  The long flag of the king features a red banner with golden dragon.

Delaware Republic Flag - California Style

A flag for Californians from Delaware
A flag for California residents from Delaware.  California is like the great attractor of American Dreams.  Its also a state with one of the highest immigration rates from other states.  So in honor of those Delawarians who headed west here is the "D'caliware Flag." 

Instead of a red stripe and red star we have a purple stripe and purple star.  Also the horseshoe crab is at the center instead of a California Grizzly.

The Never Ending Story Meets the Gadsden Flag

Some what of an appropriate reboot of the Gadsden Flag fun in the context of the Never Ending Story 1984. 

Never give up on learning to love to Read

Monday, January 21, 2013

The armed US State flags that feature guns

Guns in America?  Guns are as American as apple pie, baseball and the US flag.  And did you know that several state flags feature guns.  Amazingly the first state in the Union is armed with a long gun. Here are several state flags that 'invoke' the second amendment as a right to bear arms. 

 It all begins with the first state Delaware.  The county gentleman on the right wearing a green suit holds a long gun in his left hand.

 West Virginia also has guns on its flags.  It has the most with two guns crossed in the foreground with a smurf hat in the center.

Michigan follows in the tradition of Delaware via long gun.  We can see a frontiersman holding a gun in his left hand and waving to us with his right.  Although he as a gun, he certainly seems like a friendly fella.'

The state flag also depicts a gun.  However it is behind the farmer resting on a tree stump. The Native American does not hold a gun but rather a spear.

Finally Wyoming is the last state to have a gun, and it's a hand gun at that.  It's really hard to see.  The man on the left has the traditional cowboy holster, thus you can't see the barrel.  Also take notice sometimes that this gun sometimes does not appear on some versions of the seal, depending on who made it.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Flags from Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles 1994

In 1994 the trite and quite dull tale of the blood thirsty undead was revived with a fresh infusion of insightful creativity and sparkling splendor.  The Interview with the Vampire: the Vampire Chronicles arose from the dusty crypt of Vampire Lore and was made a new, thanks the cinematic talents of Neil Jordan under the writing wit of Anne Rice.  

One flag makes a noticeable appearance during the film - the flag of France.  It appears during a play.  This is where the film shines like the moon of a moon.  More than once the director effectively weaves the cinematic device of a story within a story in the revelation of the story plot-theme.

The challenge of the story within a story device speaks both to the audience of the primary story and to the audience watching the movie.  The amazing fact is that this alignment of character to the third inner story perfectly echoes on the theme without being abrupt to the story - it is a seamless tri-fractured point of view presented in one dimension.

Ironically the play has a Vampire pretending to be a human pretending to be a Vampire, as so eloquently noticed by the young Claudia - as cue for the less aware viewers of the film. The Vampires watching the play are privy to a secret while the audience in the film can only see the play from one perspective. The play with perspective hints at 'what it is like' to be a Vampire.

During this story within a story plot device the flag of France appears as a poetic insight on death is revealed to all audiences.  Upon the stage an artful presentation of the Napoleon on horseback who is accompanied by a colour guard and drummer. 

Flags in Raising Arizona 1987

 Raising Arizona was a 'Dra-comedy' with original storytelling combined with talented acting. The state flag of Arizona appears several times.

Here Edwina, an officer of the law, meets her future husband, Hi the outlaw, at the police booking station.  In the background is the state flag of Arizona resting in a tie-draped croat manner.


The flag of Washington DC appears during the prison scene in a photo of JFK on the upper bunk.  Although this man had no name he was the initial essence origin of Bubba from Forrest Gump. 

Love is able to bring together two members on opposite poles of society - the law and outlaw.  In a similar notion to the genesis of Arizona was divided by the Union and Confederacy as a 'baby' when it was a territory.

Nicholas Cage is sitting here with a tattoo of Woody Wood Pecker.  Oddly this little mark would save his life.
Oddly a tattoo of Woody Wood Pecker helps saves Hi's life when he is confronted with the fury of vengeance.  The synchronicity of finding the exact tattoo on the bounty hunter gives Hi a moment of respite.  

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Star Trek - Into Darkness Federation Flag

In the Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 the flag of the United Federation Planets appears.  As in many other Star Trek shows it appears as the central token in a funeral ritual and folded in a military like manner.  

The flag is composed of two colours - blue and white.  The background is white and a blue seal of the Federation in centered in the middle. 


Friday, January 11, 2013

LQG Flag - Large Quasar Group Flag

This is a flag of the largest known 'structure' or rather concentration of matter.  It is as much a part of us, you, and me.  Just as we are composed of atoms and electrons that whirl in our heart, this fantastic collection of stardust beyond is a part of our collective 'outer' body.  We are the world, sun, moon, stars and as the scientific establishment calls this the 'LQG.'  No moon, no us, nor no LQC no us.

The flag of the first known LQG uses the colours black, white, yellow, and orange.  The star like yellow symbol represents a quasar, while the black ones represent black holes.  The over all orange parallelogram represents the galaxies and quasars that are 'gravitationally' bound.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lunar Twilight Flag

Tonight the ebbing embers of 2012 fade into memory.  The last moon of 2012 shines its glow upon the earth for the last time.  Tomorrow we get a moment to pause and the day after tomorrow the first completely new moon of 2013 will begin its monthly cycle with the sun.

In honor of this transitional period when days are 2013 and nights 2012, here is a flag to mark the occasion.  Its colours are purple, black and blue.  And of course it has a white crescent.  

Monday, January 7, 2013

Vexilloids in 12:01pm - short film 1990

12:01pm is a short film that fits well into the tempo of the 1990s.  It is the pre-echo of the Matrix and baseline melody for the smash hit Ground Hog Day.

12:01pm was a short sci-fi story originally written by Richard A. Lupoff.  In it a man is stuck repeating the same hour over and over.  It is a metaphor for life and brings into sharp focus the truly important things in life.

Although it may be short and harsh movie, upon deep contemplation its silver lining allows the audience to embrace and appreciate life in the now.  Barely noticeable where Myron begins his hourly existence a flag can been seen blowing in the wind in between two tall buildings.

Myron Castleman walks by a green and white banner announcing a community event.  Banners are vexilloids that need words, since symbols and shapes will have no meaning to others outside a group.
On the street pole are firm vexilloid city announcement banner that are often of a semi-offficial nature that announce events related to arts and entertainment.

Starring the classic sci-fi actor Kurtwood Smith, this contemplative movie is a must for those seeking a deeper meaning of life. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Flag of 3C 273 - The First Quasar

Quasars are a type of highly evolved galaxy in a class above our own. They emit high levels of 'invisible' light that scientists call radiation.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013