|Okay, I'm proud to be an American, despite the fact we have Michael Moore, Joy Behar, and people eating other people's faces.|
If nothing else, most of my stuff is here.
On June 14th, 1777, the Second Continental Congress of the United States (sequel to the First. Sorta like Rocky II) decided that the budding nation needed a flag (a motion to adopt a secret handshake was shelved pending a Third Continental Congress. Which never happened. Now you know).
Now, since quite a few of you aren't from the United States and, thus, have no idea what all the fuss (hey, Pat, that rhymes!) is all about, I thought I'd pay homage to the flags of some of my followers.
Just so you know, I won't be looking up any information on your national flags. So, this will more than likely be an indictment of the American educational system. I'll just be winging it.
|The flag of Australia. I'm thinking flag designers down under got a little lazy. |
"Hey, what do you say we throw in England's flag, five stars, and one big ass star on a field of...how does 'blue' sound? Then, we can just go drinking."
What's my point, you ask, instead of writing the sequel to the story of Xerxes? My point is that, while it's Flag Day in the United States, this should be a day to celebrate each of your countries. Because, while you may have civil unrest (I'm talking to you, Greece), we have New Jersey. Wait, that didn't come out right.
What I mean is, Happy Flag Day to all of you out there (but, seriously, Ukraine, get a few more colors and see what you can do).
Next: I finally finish up with Xerxes. I know it's been taking me a long time, but he's in no hurry. The little Persian freak has been dead for almost 1,500 years. Don't think he'll mind.
|"Don't worry, Leonidas, Al will get back to us. Meanwhile, have I ever told you you've got great muscle tone? And can you give me a hand with these head chains? It's what I get for dressing in the dark, I guess."|