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1 hour ago, 101 said:

I'm sure I read there was someone employed by the UK government to go round all the civic buildings in the country to make sure they were flying the Union flag correctly

Including ten years in jail (hard labour) for anyone caught flying it upside down.  

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1 hour ago, Empty It said:
3 hours ago, Antlion said:
As long as they do it safely.
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They've almost hit their demographic right on the head with the depiction of the guy on that leaflet.

I thought it was a shaved Rolf Harris at first.

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3 hours ago, Fullerene said:

Including ten years in jail (hard labour) for anyone caught flying it upside down.  

Unless it's Boris who will just lie about it.

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5 hours ago, velo army said:

The ironic thing about a lot of American flag botherers is that they tend to breach the flag code a lot. You're not allowed to wear it as clothes, which is one in the eye to all the stars and bars hot-pants/tank top crowd.

Yep, they consistently breach the rules and moan like f**k when others breach the rules, bit like tories. 
Fun fact, if you ever go to Disney world, they have flags up the main street, but because the flag code says the stars and strips should be taken down at sun set they have altered flags with less stars etc to avoid having to take down every flag every night and re-raise it. 
I remember being in San Diego and talking to a marine at the Aircraft carrier museum they have there (its superb btw) and mid sentence revelry started playing, he stopped talking turns and salutes and then starts talking again picking up where he left off. 
 

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11 minutes ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:

Yep, they consistently breach the rules and moan like f**k when others breach the rules, bit like tories. 
Fun fact, if you ever go to Disney world, they have flags up the main street, but because the flag code says the stars and strips should be taken down at sun set they have altered flags with less stars etc to avoid having to take down every flag every night and re-raise it. 

 

Maybe Walt was like Grandpa Simpson and didn't want to recognise Missourah

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6 hours ago, DiegoDiego said:

The Danes also have to limit people's ability to fly the national flag due to overzealousness. Instead they just wave hand held ones at every opportunity.

Below is the first Google image result I got for "Danish birthday party". The UK is miles behind Denmark for flag-fucking. c1556c22c1b928faf3788454d3a9e118.jpg

Edit: in case the results were skewed by searching in English I searched in Danish to be returned this belter:
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It is the oldest flag in the world to be fair 

I think the biggest flag in the world is a North Korean one on the border with South Korea although there will be some [email protected] somewhere will want to put a giant Butcher's Apron on the White Cliffs so the French can see it.

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26 minutes ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:

Yep, they consistently breach the rules and moan like f**k when others breach the rules, bit like tories. 
Fun fact, if you ever go to Disney world, they have flags up the main street, but because the flag code says the stars and strips should be taken down at sun set they have altered flags with less stars etc to avoid having to take down every flag every night and re-raise it. 
I remember being in San Diego and talking to a marine at the Aircraft carrier museum they have there (its superb btw) and mid sentence revelry started playing, he stopped talking turns and salutes and then starts talking again picking up where he left off. 
 

Party tune?

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8 hours ago, velo army said:

The ironic thing about a lot of American flag botherers is that they tend to breach the flag code a lot. You're not allowed to wear it as clothes, which is one in the eye to all the stars and bars hot-pants/tank top crowd.

The one which simultaneously annoys / amuses me, is when you see Trumpers flying the fleg from the bed of their pick 'em ups. They see no disconnect in having a tattered, mud covered pink, grey and teal rag flapping in the rain as a demonstration of their love for Murka.

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7 hours ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:

I remember being in San Diego and talking to a marine at the Aircraft carrier museum they have there (its superb btw) and mid sentence revelry started playing, he stopped talking turns and salutes and then starts talking again picking up where he left off. 
 

I recall similar at a White Sox game in Chicago.  In the gift shop, I was just about to get some change and the anthem started playing.  Real Stepford Wives stuff.  The Americans stood to attention and sang away, while us foreigners just looked on.

Looking back, we could have done some serious shoplifting and they wouldn't have been able to come after us until the song finished.

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We have the national anthem played twice a day over the community tannoy.  This happens everywhere in the country.  You have to stand up, stop what your doing (if not dangerous) for 30 seconds.  The when it finishes you just go about your business as normal. North Korea stuff at it's finest.

UK haven't got a look in when it comes to anthems and fleg fucking 

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Flag fucking has two objectives, firstly it keeps the plebs distracted and subservient. Your life is shit and billionaires rip the pish out of you? Don't look at that - look at the flag!

And secondly, and very connected, it deepens the sense of you being in one group and there being 'others'. It's not the peace flag, you're either British or you're not, and if you're not you can get the f**k out etc. Etc.

Bonus point that when anyone points this out you can also accuse of being an 'other' and hating your flag/freedom/country.

Scotland has one of the oldest flags in the world actually, but my only reaction to seeing someone burning it would be amusement at the pointlessness and banality of it all.

The jubilee is costing each household in Britain £38 each. Forget the holiday, if you think this is value for money you need your head examined. You can buy a mid tier sex toy and get fucked whenever you want for £38.

 

 

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I can understand why the USA is so keen on flags and anthems.  It is a land of immigrants and they want new arrivals to self-identify as American as soon as possible.  The last thing they want is for immigrants to split according to their original country and form ghettos that have nothing to do with each other.

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11 hours ago, tamthebam said:

It is the oldest flag in the world to be fair 

I think the biggest flag in the world is a North Korean one on the border with South Korea although there will be some [email protected] somewhere will want to put a giant Butcher's Apron on the White Cliffs so the French can see it.

Are you sure?  I had always believed that it was the saltire and this website seems to back that up.......The 5 Oldest Country Flags in the World – Patriot Wood

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