Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Eve 2014 - Earring Hope Vexilloids

These ear rings also wave like vexilloid.

A lost gem for the ages. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Vexillolid Like item in Scandal's Goodbye to You - 1982

The earring is similar to a vexilloid, such that it flaps and shakes in the wind.  Earrings are usually considered a fashion accessory.  Earrings convey messages and express personal taste and certain life styles. 

Until recently men having pierced ears usually meant one was of certain lifestyle, depending on which ear was pierced.  Nowadays such meaning has been lost.

In the video Goodbye to You by Scandal 1982 Patty Smyth wears earrings of intense size that reflect her intense feeling towards a person in her past.

As 2014 winds down, it is nice to take stock on several of the hard people who taught you well but, luckily you never have to see again, or they are no longer above you to demand anything and have lost their abusive power to influence your life.  Such as crappy landlords, mean neighbors, nutty co-workers, psychotic teachers and bosses.  And of course abusive lovers. 

Also a good song for getting motivated to quit smoking, drinking alcohol, eating fast food, or any number of chronic deleterious habits.  When you get the urge to do it just listen to this song.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Livery and Flags from Disney's Frozen 2013

Hans and Disney hit it again.

Here banner lamp post flags line the streets showing the silhouette of one of the princesses. City bunting pennant flags with livery of green, gold, and purple.

The themes of hiding ones secret powers that go against the grain of what expected are a theme to this story.  Sometimes gifts given to young people are seen as weird or taboo.  But in Disney's Frozen, an Ice Queen is liberated to be herself.

Certainly everyone has personal liberation days,
when you leave a horrible job, move to a new town, or when certain negative people who hold you back are taken away.  In the wake of this change you are able to be free and follow your destiny.

Personal liberation years for me include: 2013, 1994, and 1990.   New happy bosses with good workers, good bye to mean judgmental jerks etc...

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Fraternal Holiday Flag Partners of Kansas and Montana

 For 2014 the Fraternal Flag Pairs of Kansas and Montana were decked out in the Christmas Holiday Spirit.  In particular Kansas was North Polarized.  Instead of a sunflower we now have a poinseita, likewise the heraldic torse/head band has been coloured red and green.  Night has fallen and 34 stars are gleaming in the distance.  The state motto now says "Merry Christmas."  The five buffalo have become sheep while the two Native Americans on horseback have become shepherds with crooks.  Santa's eight reindeer have replaced the eight cattle, likewise the two wagons have been replaced with Santa on a practice run, before take off.  The house by the river has a wreath on its door and red and green Christmas lights glowing on the roof.  Obviously a warm fire in the fireplace that has produced three puffs of smoke.  Instead of the sun peeking over the horizon we see a crescent moon with an Earth glow.  Finally the man plowing in the foreground has been replaced with an elf pushing a wheel barrel full of presents.  Hard to see on the elf is a candy cane badge.

Montana's holiday spirit is more subdued.  But it also displays a cold winter night with snow covering the ground.  The Spanish words for "Oro Y Plata" have been replaced with "Hope & Peace."  Also missing are the miner's tools and plow.  Instead we have three musical instruments: a drum, harp, and trumpet.  The trees have grown super tall and have what looks like white lights.  Although the scene indicates a Christmas theme, it is not explicit.  Perhaps it could be just a cold night with snow on the ends of the branches?  Like in the North Polarized Kansas flag the moon is present but it is full and high in the sky.  Only a few stars are out.