Saturday, March 12, 2016

Vexillology in the film Frailty - 2001

 Vexillology made a cameo in the film Frailty 2001, starring Matthew McConaughey and Bill Paxton.  During a flashback scene the starred "WORD OF THE DAY" is "Vexillology."  You can see it in the upper right hand corner.  Although the movie has almost nothing to due with the study of flags, several flags do indeed make an appearance in this biblical thriller of sorts.

 In the boys' bedroom a Houston Oilers football pennant hangs above one bed.  The Oilers are an NFL team no more.  When the Oilers moved to Tennessee they underwent a name and mascot change, to become the Tennessee Titans.  You can also see a homemade pennant that the boys made on the post board.

Both lead movie stars are from Texas and exude that "Put-ter there" doing things my way, in that confident Texan Lawman strut.  Bill Paxton was born 1955 in Ft. Worth, Texas while McConaughey was born 1969 in Ulvade, Texas.  


  1. Tommy Lee Jones (1946) is also a great example of the "Cool Confident Texas Lawman" perfectly balanced with that showboat sparkle touched with humble as a bumblebee smile.

  2. Come out of the closet y'all! It's okay to love Texas!