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2013-06-12 05:57:12 PM
I do find the flag polo shirts and shorts a bit revolting, just like the logos of some companies that use a barely-modified US flag to pimp their services. But this was possibly the most ill-conceived idea ever, from a company that usually has better judgement.
 
2013-06-12 07:44:26 PM
Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?
 
2013-06-12 07:48:47 PM
Don't forget American flag napkins

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-12 07:51:56 PM
What about flag toilet paper? That's still ok isn't it?
 
2013-06-12 07:52:12 PM
I find flag codpieces disrespectful to America at large.
 
2013-06-12 07:53:06 PM
What about flag bikinis?

wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-06-12 07:53:15 PM

fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?


One is a flag and one is not a flag.
 
2013-06-12 07:53:25 PM
I always love that about Tea Bagger rallies. People with American flag hats, ties, tshirts, shorts... "We love America! That's why we defame the flag!"
 
2013-06-12 07:53:34 PM
The flag in the picture is too damned expensive to use as a tablecloth.  Easily a $30 flag they have there.
 
2013-06-12 07:53:52 PM

fusillade762: So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?


One is a flag, one is not.
 
2013-06-12 07:54:21 PM

fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?


"Flag-inspired" means something that incorporates the colors and motif of the flag but is not intended to be a flag, an actual flag is something intended to be used as a flag. Flag motif attire is often tacky, but no one expects anyone to fly a polo shirt on a flagpole.
 
2013-06-12 07:54:51 PM

liquidpoo: fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?

One is a flag and one is not a flag.


fug....
 
2013-06-12 07:55:03 PM

fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?


By example:

i.ebayimg.com

thumbs.dreamstime.com

i1115.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-12 07:55:17 PM
What's next a constitutional admendment to ban wiping your hands on the flag?
 
2013-06-12 07:55:23 PM

Arachnophobe: What about flag bikinis?

[wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 214x300]


This is an outrage! How dare the American flag get me aroused! I must take action against this transgression. brb in 5 mins
 
2013-06-12 07:55:29 PM

Arachnophobe: What about flag bikinis?


She should remove that forthwith.
 
2013-06-12 07:55:52 PM
I noticed the OSHA safety poster in our break room is laminated in plastic.

Based on HGTV's reasoning, I suppose I could use that for a table place mat next time I eat in there.
 
2013-06-12 07:56:04 PM

Barfmaker: liquidpoo: fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?

One is a flag and one is not a flag.

fug....


Next time.
 
2013-06-12 07:56:40 PM
www.theblindcard.comOH FOR GOD'S SAKE .. COME TO TEXAS. We encourage making things from flag-stuff. Even our flag is made from flag-stuff.
 
2013-06-12 07:57:02 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

These are patriotic, but only in WA and CO.
 
2013-06-12 07:57:21 PM
www.zgeek.com
 
2013-06-12 07:58:09 PM

SBinRR: The flag in the picture is too damned expensive to use as a tablecloth.  Easily a $30 flag they have there.


It wasn't that expensive.  They got the flag at a PX.
 
2013-06-12 07:58:15 PM

Nabb1: fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?

"Flag-inspired" means something that incorporates the colors and motif of the flag but is not intended to be a flag, an actual flag is something intended to be used as a flag. Flag motif attire is often tacky, but no one expects anyone to fly a polo shirt on a flagpole.


So which one is this?

theflagco.com
How about these?

remotecontrol.mtv.com
 
2013-06-12 07:58:15 PM

Arachnophobe: What about flag bikinis?

[wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 214x300]


photos1.blogger.com
 
2013-06-12 07:58:16 PM
"I am appalled that you would suggest using the flag that my brother was killed defending in Iraq as something to catch spills on a table at a cookout."

These superstitious mouth-breathers still don't understand the difference between a symbol and a literal piece of cloth they bought at Wal-Mart.
If your brother gave his life for the Chinese-made piece of cloth that cost you $18.87 at Wallyworld, I feel very sorry for him indeed.
 
2013-06-12 07:58:18 PM

SirEattonHogg: I noticed the OSHA safety poster in our break room is laminated in plastic.

Based on HGTV's reasoning, I suppose I could use that for a table place mat next time I eat in there.


To crush your peppers, season your burgers before you, and eat upon the laminations of your safety posters.
 
2013-06-12 08:00:19 PM

Arachnophobe: What about flag bikinis?


I'd fight for that!
 
2013-06-12 08:00:53 PM

12349876: photos1.blogger.com


...thanks?
 
2013-06-12 08:00:59 PM

unchellmatt: I always love that about Tea Bagger rallies. People with American flag hats, ties, tshirts, shorts... "We love America! That's why we defame the flag!"


Made from China.
 
2013-06-12 08:02:20 PM

SBinRR: The flag in the picture is too damned expensive to use as a tablecloth.  Easily a $30 flag they have there.


I got one at home depot for $10 and it has been holding up since Memorial day
 
2013-06-12 08:02:59 PM
FREEDOM
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-12 08:03:31 PM

fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?


Did the material start out as an actual item that could be run up an actual flagpole? It's a flag. Does it merely have the same colors or patterns as an item that could be run up a flagpole ? It's flag-inspired.
 
2013-06-12 08:06:03 PM
"died for a flag"

shiatty thing to die for, imo.
 
2013-06-12 08:06:09 PM

Government Fromage: What about flag toilet paper? That's still ok isn't it?


Nope.  Repubs have stocked up on Constitutional toilet paper for your morning constitution for the next hundred years (double if you're a minority or do things in private that make hoverround-riding raw cookie doughboys feel icky).
 
2013-06-12 08:06:24 PM
prettycooltees.com
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2013-06-12 08:06:46 PM
I'm sure we're all on the same page here, but it may as well get said:  The flag is not holy.  The citizens of the country are what matters - not the flag or the pledge of allegiance or the national anthem.  Go ahead and wipe your ass with the flag.  Who cares.  It's about the people.  The soldiers of our country pledge themselves to defend the people, and we, in turn, look the other way when they get drunk and piss on the door handles of our cars in roadhouse parking lots.  This thing of getting all pissy about the flag is just a way for people to feel superior because they have a bigger stick up their ass about some colored cloth.
 
2013-06-12 08:07:16 PM
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2013-06-12 08:07:38 PM
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2013-06-12 08:08:39 PM
s21.theawl.com
 
2013-06-12 08:09:16 PM

Nabb1: fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?

"Flag-inspired" means something that incorporates the colors and motif of the flag but is not intended to be a flag, an actual flag is something intended to be used as a flag. Flag motif attire is often tacky, but no one expects anyone to fly a polo shirt on a flagpole.


Amazed that some people don't get this.
 
2013-06-12 08:09:51 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-12 08:09:56 PM
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2013-06-12 08:11:17 PM

Omahawg: [www.zgeek.com image 450x337]


Wow. A real flag. Not one made from Akhbar's mother's used burka lining
 
2013-06-12 08:12:00 PM
How does subby know that the people complaining wear flag clothing?
 
2013-06-12 08:13:17 PM
www4.pictures.zimbio.com
 
2013-06-12 08:14:01 PM
www.targetofopportunity.com
 
2013-06-12 08:14:38 PM
media.onsugar.com
 
2013-06-12 08:15:41 PM
Maybe we could just stop fetishizing the farking thing, how bout that?

I haven't seen this much poutrage since Zoidberg ate that flag.
 
2013-06-12 08:15:58 PM
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-12 08:16:28 PM
i881.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-12 08:16:54 PM

Omahawg: [www.zgeek.com image 450x337]


This is OK right?

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-06-12 08:17:16 PM

muck4doo: How does subby know that the people complaining wear flag clothing?


It showed up on Fox News, therefore it is a given that the people who are "outraged" wear crap with the flag on it and then--just to make sure that people get the point--they stick on a giant-sized flag pin.

/By the way, has anyone else noticed that fewer and fewer politicians are wearing those flag pins?
 
2013-06-12 08:17:17 PM

noitsnot: [i881.photobucket.com image 600x900]


now that's something that makes me stand at attention and put my hand over my....heart? penis?
 
2013-06-12 08:17:27 PM

Omahawg: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 272x152]


WTF, man?
 
2013-06-12 08:17:52 PM

noitsnot: I'm sure we're all on the same page here, but it may as well get said:  The flag is not holy.  The citizens of the country are what matters - not the flag or the pledge of allegiance or the national anthem.  Go ahead and wipe your ass with the flag.  Who cares.  It's about the people.  The soldiers of our country pledge themselves to defend the people, and we, in turn, look the other way when they get drunk and piss on the door handles of our cars in roadhouse parking lots.  This thing of getting all pissy about the flag is just a way for people to feel superior because they have a bigger stick up their ass about some colored cloth.


This. Although military personnel are expected to show deference and respect for the flag, nowhere in the Oath of Office is there the concept of defending the flag, only the Constitution. Oh, they mightdefend the flag, but I think it's far more likely they'd defend citizens, the innocent, or the guy firing next to them.
 
2013-06-12 08:19:14 PM
img571.imageshack.us
Playing with fire here...
 
2013-06-12 08:19:18 PM
farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2013-06-12 08:20:38 PM
Even the most casual observer should know not to fark with the flag or 2A. After that, right wing America doesn't care if you wipe your butt with the rest
 
2013-06-12 08:22:34 PM
Came here for kid rock pic. Left disappointed.
 
2013-06-12 08:25:09 PM
profile-a.xx.fbcdn.net shannonwhitney.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-12 08:25:21 PM
Well, I'd say using an actual American flag as a table runner or table cloth is pretty distasteful. Using a table cloth/runner that's printed to look like a flag but isn't an actual flag is fine.
 
2013-06-12 08:25:48 PM

fusillade762: So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?


Let's not be dense. If it's sewn with raised stars onto nylon, it has a different connotation than a printed paper napkin. Perhaps they oughtn't be printing napkins like that either---not really my call. Surely it should always be legal to use a real American flag as a tablecloth, or as toilet paper. But either one is in poor taste in my opinion.

/holy shiat, is there American flag toilet paper? I think I just figured out how to make a few bucks advertising on Mother Jones and Salon.com....
 
2013-06-12 08:27:11 PM
OK, I'm seven years late...
http://www.fark.com/comments/1842899/Get-your-American-Flag-Toilet-P ap er-here

/seven years late is actually early for me, so it's a moral victory....
 
2013-06-12 08:27:25 PM

hardinparamedic: Omahawg: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 272x152]

WTF, man?


lol. kind of what I thought. wtf?

after all, I'm a big fan of perversion, from hollywood or anywhere else
 
2013-06-12 08:31:22 PM

RedThree: "died for a flag"

shiatty thing to die for, imo.


Yup, but some folks are too stupid to separate the piece of colored cloth from the ideals it represents.

We miss you, Bill. (NSFW language)
 
2013-06-12 08:31:22 PM
images.fineartamerica.com
 
2013-06-12 08:31:45 PM

noitsnot: [img571.imageshack.us image 500x353]
Playing with fire here...


They're balloons from what I see.

/Right?
 
2013-06-12 08:31:54 PM
noitsnot:

img571.imageshack.us

Playing with fire here...


That picture fooled Google Image Search -- "Best guess for this image: pacific islands flag"
 
2013-06-12 08:32:07 PM

liquidpoo: fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?

One is a flag and one is not a flag.


Barfmaker: One is a flag, one is not.


Nabb1: "Flag-inspired" means something that incorporates the colors and motif of the flag but is not intended to be a flag, an actual flag is something intended to be used as a flag. Flag motif attire is often tacky, but no one expects anyone to fly a polo shirt on a flagpole.


www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com

Ce n'est pas un drapeau.
 
2013-06-12 08:33:42 PM
this reminds me of my uncle (ex-navy chief) who got all facebookie-outrage during last 4 of july when Katy Perry wore a flag-inspired dress (he linked to the UK inspired one to boot) and also linked to the US Flag/Uniform code:

www.blogcdn.comwww.polyvore.comimg.thesun.co.uk

which if you read the code and want to obfuscate flag vs flag-inspired, you can have some fun with it:

(g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.

humboldtsentinel.com
 
2013-06-12 08:34:33 PM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: [24.media.tumblr.com image 344x344]

These are patriotic, but only in WA and CO.


Damn, that takes me back!

Dazed and Confused was a documentary.
 
2013-06-12 08:37:43 PM
Eh, it's tacky either way, but more fun to be distasteful rather than over reverent.
 
2013-06-12 08:38:33 PM
Oh, by the way, and FYI. The British are coming. Might want to schedule some time for that.
 
2013-06-12 08:41:05 PM
Last time I was "home" for Independence Day (as in "where I fled from at the earliest possible moment") was about five years ago, and my sister made one of these:

2.bp.blogspot.com

Being the dork that I am, I pointed out that she was several stars short; she answered that if she punched me in the right spot, I'd see the remaining stars but wouldn't be able to count them.

/+1; would devour again
//love my sis; she tolerates me, and that's what families are all about
 
2013-06-12 08:41:55 PM

fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?


Flag code states that a flag such whenever a reasonable viewer determines it to be so. So if your kid fingerpaints a flag at school and you can reasonably make out red and white stripes with a field of blue in the corner with some white splotches that are supposed to be stars, you have a bonafide U.S.A. Flag.
 
2013-06-12 08:43:19 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: SBinRR: The flag in the picture is too damned expensive to use as a tablecloth.  Easily a $30 flag they have there.

I got one at home depot for $10 and it has been holding up since Memorial day


Ah, very well then.
Carry on.
 
2013-06-12 08:43:25 PM
FTFA: "I am appalled that you would suggest using the flag that my brother was killed defending in Iraq as something to catch spills on a table at a cookout."

If your brother died defending a flag, he was an idiot. Hopefully he had no kids and his defective genes will not be passed on.
 
2013-06-12 08:44:47 PM
Let's say an ultra hot Brazilian chick desecrates the American flag by wearing an American themed flag on a thong bikini on a beach in Rio. When does the bombing start?
 
2013-06-12 08:44:49 PM

noitsnot: Playing with fire here...


If by "fire" you mean boobs, then yeah.
 
2013-06-12 08:45:38 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-12 08:46:12 PM
An actual flag? That's just stupid.

/not outraged
 
2013-06-12 08:46:21 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-12 08:47:19 PM
Wow... so much straw man in here... can all you farkers please go back to the politics tab.

/ An actual flag being used as a table cloth is disrespectful... and an inane thing for HGTV to suggest.
// BECAUSE of what it represents... not what it is.
/// Doesn't wear flag inspired clothing either.
 
2013-06-12 08:47:21 PM
www.anglonautes.com
 
2013-06-12 08:49:00 PM
i584.photobucket.com
I'm sorry. I cant hear you over the sound of my fanny pack.
 
2013-06-12 08:49:46 PM
Conservatives are very particular about how they use the flag.

haleybooks.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-12 08:50:08 PM
t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-12 08:50:26 PM

Begoggle: "I am appalled that you would suggest using the flag that my brother was killed defending in Iraq as something to catch spills on a table at a cookout."

These superstitious mouth-breathers still don't understand the difference between a symbol and a literal piece of cloth they bought at Wal-Mart.
If your brother gave his life for the Chinese-made piece of cloth that cost you $18.87 at Wallyworld, I feel very sorry for him indeed.


It's about respect .. you don't want to see a 'US Flag' disposed of in the garbage, even if it is just a piece of paper or plastic,

For celebrations, using the colors, white stars on blue, etc is acceptable, See bunting.

/My grandfather taught me well about Old Glory
 
2013-06-12 08:50:36 PM

12349876: Arachnophobe: What about flag bikinis?

[wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 214x300]

[photos1.blogger.com image 204x320]


Immediate thought. Didn't come for this.
 
2013-06-12 08:51:27 PM
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2013-06-12 08:52:29 PM
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2013-06-12 08:53:11 PM
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2013-06-12 08:53:46 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-12 08:55:05 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Wow... so much straw man in here... can all you farkers please go back to the politics tab.

/ An actual flag being used as a table cloth is disrespectful... and an inane thing for HGTV to suggest.
// BECAUSE of what it represents... not what it is.
/// Doesn't wear flag inspired clothing either.


By God we finally have a true American in here. I stand and salute you as I type this note. My eyes are swollen in tears as I see your true patriotism. May God bless and keep those Walmart disability checks coming in.
 
2013-06-12 08:55:24 PM

petec: Begoggle: "I am appalled that you would suggest using the flag that my brother was killed defending in Iraq as something to catch spills on a table at a cookout."

These superstitious mouth-breathers still don't understand the difference between a symbol and a literal piece of cloth they bought at Wal-Mart.
If your brother gave his life for the Chinese-made piece of cloth that cost you $18.87 at Wallyworld, I feel very sorry for him indeed.

It's about respect .. you don't want to see a 'US Flag' disposed of in the garbage, even if it is just a piece of paper or plastic,

For celebrations, using the colors, white stars on blue, etc is acceptable, See bunting.

/My grandfather taught me well about Old Glory


It's just cloth. I don't want to be bothered having to set up a "proper" disposal for one. Honestly, I find this whole flag worship in the US incredibly creepy.
 
2013-06-12 08:55:55 PM
previous.presstv.ir
 
2013-06-12 08:56:49 PM
As someone who has been wearing an American flag bandana under my goalie mask since late September 2001, I have no problem with this.
 
2013-06-12 08:57:07 PM
i291.photobucket.com

/im giving her a 21 gun salute
//if you know what i mean
///and i think you do
 
2013-06-12 09:02:17 PM

Omahawg: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 500x666]


Omahawg, you are certainly deserving of my favorite list!
 
2013-06-12 09:02:39 PM

jaytkay: Conservatives are very particular about how they use the flag.

[haleybooks.files.wordpress.com image 800x640]


Go fark yourself.

99.998er:

By God we finally have a true American in here. I stand and salute you as I type this note. My eyes are swollen in tears as I see your true patriotism. May God bless and keep those Walmart disability checks coming in.

You too.
 
2013-06-12 09:03:36 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-12 09:05:29 PM
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2013-06-12 09:09:29 PM

jaytkay: Conservatives are very particular about how they use the flag.

[haleybooks.files.wordpress.com image 800x640]


So are Liberals.

www.the-two-malcontents.com
 
2013-06-12 09:09:37 PM
mutantreviewers.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-12 09:12:12 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: jaytkay: Conservatives are very particular about how they use the flag.

[haleybooks.files.wordpress.com image 800x640]

Go fark yourself.

99.998er:

By God we finally have a true American in here. I stand and salute you as I type this note. My eyes are swollen in tears as I see your true patriotism. May God bless and keep those Walmart disability checks coming in.

You too.


farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-06-12 09:12:38 PM

Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 800x500]

/im giving her a 21 gun salute
//if you know what i mean
///and i think you do


Shouldn't your name be 'Thanks for the Mamm-ries'....
 
2013-06-12 09:12:56 PM
I wish I knew how to post pictures on here. I'm at Myrtle Beach and saw the most horrible use of American flag swim trunks...ever.
Of course I took a pic and tweeted it...duh!
/'murica
 
2013-06-12 09:13:43 PM

bugmn99: [images.fineartamerica.com image 559x700]


That's not a flag. I would say about half the pictures being posted are not flags.

The US flag and having stars and stripes/bars are not the same. It actually denotes this in the flag use guidelines.
 
2013-06-12 09:15:06 PM
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2013-06-12 09:16:20 PM
ENOUGH WITH THE FAKE TITS.  FAKE TITS SUCK AND ARE DISGUSTING TO TOUCH.  THEY MAKE YOU WANT TO IGNORE THEM, PRETEND LIKE THEY AREN'T THERE.  TITS ARE NOT DESIGNED TO BE IGNORED.  THANK YOU.
 
2013-06-12 09:16:47 PM

dookdookdook:


I never thought this thread would turn up something that would creep me the f*ck out, but here we are.
 
2013-06-12 09:17:37 PM

dookdookdook: [imageshack.us image 800x796]


I'll swallow your soul!
 
2013-06-12 09:17:37 PM

Government Fromage: What about flag toilet paper? That's still ok isn't it?


I think they stock it in the congressional restrooms.
 
2013-06-12 09:18:20 PM
The funniest part about this obsession(when it becomes one) i.e. the ascribing of attributes of a living thing to the U.S. Flag should be recognized as idolatry by most religious folks.


/I be one o dos religious folk
 
TWX
2013-06-12 09:18:50 PM

unchellmatt: I always love that about Tea Bagger rallies. People with American flag hats, ties, tshirts, shorts... "We love America! That's why we defame the flag!"


The difference is that "flag hats", "flag ties", "flag tshirts", and "flag shorts", and even "flag underwear" don't use an actual flag, they use a roll of blue field with white stars and a roll of red and white, or they screen-print blue and red on to a bit of white cloth roughly cut to the shape and size that it's going to be used for.

Believe me, I will not defend the Tea Party for their questionable political conclusions, but I won't demonize them for something that's not actually wrong.

Taking an actual flag and using it in fashion other than flying it or displaying it folded in its case or draping it over a coffin is wrong.
 
2013-06-12 09:21:41 PM
Only a complete simpleton dumbass would rally around a shallow image or symbol.

img855.imageshack.us
 
2013-06-12 09:22:08 PM
Not that there is anything wrong with the GOP fascination with touching human shiat.
 
2013-06-12 09:23:55 PM

TWX: unchellmatt: I always love that about Tea Bagger rallies. People with American flag hats, ties, tshirts, shorts... "We love America! That's why we defame the flag!"

The difference is that "flag hats", "flag ties", "flag tshirts", and "flag shorts", and even "flag underwear" don't use an actual flag, they use a roll of blue field with white stars and a roll of red and white, or they screen-print blue and red on to a bit of white cloth roughly cut to the shape and size that it's going to be used for.

Believe me, I will not defend the Tea Party for their questionable political conclusions, but I won't demonize them for something that's not actually wrong.

Taking an actual flag and using it in fashion other than flying it or displaying it folded in its case or draping it over a coffin is wrong.


Good luck in here man.
 
2013-06-12 09:27:40 PM

dookdookdook: [imageshack.us image 800x796]


Well, there go any lingering erections people might have had from this thread.
 
2013-06-12 09:31:46 PM

TWX: The difference is that "flag hats", "flag ties", "flag tshirts", and "flag shorts", and even "flag underwear" don't use an actual flag


Nobody's son or daughter died for an actual flag either.  It's symbolic.  People getting butthurt over the use of a flag and not a tablecloth shaped like a flag are being pedantic.
 
2013-06-12 09:32:02 PM

George Babbitt: Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 800x500]

/im giving her a 21 gun salute
//if you know what i mean
///and i think you do

Shouldn't your name be 'Thanks for the Mamm-ries'....


Why not both?

i291.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-12 09:32:53 PM
i290.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-12 09:33:27 PM

WhoopAssWayne: Only a complete simpleton dumbass would rally around a shallow image or symbol.

[img855.imageshack.us image 160x240]


Whar like button? Whar?
 
2013-06-12 09:34:06 PM

dookdookdook: [imageshack.us image 800x796]


AHHHHHHHH!
 
2013-06-12 09:41:24 PM

muck4doo: Whar like button? Whar?


Enjoy that sh*tty Texas BBQ.....  and Tony Romo.
 
2013-06-12 09:46:14 PM

Fart_Machine: It's symbolic.


What is it symbolic of?
 
2013-06-12 09:46:24 PM
What,no Palin? No Nugent? No Jesus?

Not even a giant flag being held by military people at a sporting event for entertainment and faux patriotism value?
 
2013-06-12 09:53:19 PM

Omahawg:


Thank you for your reliable services, patriot.

/quite sincerely
 
2013-06-12 09:54:22 PM
For all the decorative uses it's put to, the American flag sure is ugly as hell. Glaring colors, sh*t design. It makes for a rather ugly standard as well.

The Japanese naval ensign is the greatest flag ever designed.
 
2013-06-12 09:56:20 PM

dookdookdook: [imageshack.us image 800x796]


I will swallow your soul!
 
2013-06-12 09:56:24 PM
img.gawkerassets.com
Stolen from comments:  Meatloaf looks worse as a blonde.
 
2013-06-12 09:56:56 PM

megarian: Thank you for your reliable services, patriot.


meggers, did you and that chick from chicago ever hook up? She seemed way biatchy.
 
2013-06-12 10:04:10 PM

LibertyHiller: Last time I was "home" for Independence Day (as in "where I fled from at the earliest possible moment") was about five years ago, and my sister made one of these:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 616x462]

Being the dork that I am, I pointed out that she was several stars short; she answered that if she punched me in the right spot, I'd see the remaining stars but wouldn't be able to count them.

/+1; would devour again
//love my sis; she tolerates me, and that's what families are all about


lol, love her quick-witted response.

That looks excellent -- as long as the whipped part and shortcake underneath are tasty (made from scratch, preferably -- what those berries deserve!)
 
2013-06-12 10:13:30 PM

WhoopAssWayne: megarian: Thank you for your reliable services, patriot.

meggers, did you and that chick from chicago ever hook up? She seemed way biatchy.


I typed out about 15 different replies to you, but I'm going to go with this:

No. Even my biatch calculator has a limit. I love me some biatches, even crazy ones. But I did some Mapquesting, drank a little, and thought "nope".

So no.
 
2013-06-12 10:20:36 PM
Note - Too drunk to type correctly - Yep, I'm a Farker.

Mad Magizene did a flag way back in the '70s.
I had this hanging on my wall - Until my Mom told me to take it down

Link to example? - http://lh4.ggpht.com/-wPQzSemquqg/TiXJVBKSROI/AAAAAAAASuU/ZAe0VSl5__8/ Mad%252520Flag%252520poster%252520with%252520pledge%252520of%252520all egiance%25252C%2525201971-8x6.jpg?imgmax=800">http://lh4.ggpht.com/-w PQzSemquqg/TiXJVBKSROI/AAAAAAAASuU/ZAe0VSl5__8/ Mad%252520Flag%252520poster%252520with%252520pledge%252520of%252520all egiance%25252C%2525201971-8x6.jpg?imgmax=800

Whoa - Thats a big link - Not good. (No - I never learned hot links)
( Do a picture search for "mad magazine flag" and you'll find it").

Anyway - Today issues - You ain't seen nothing.
In my day - Abby Hoffman in a AM Flag shirt was = OMG!

Now days - Anything with the Flag on it = How can you disrespect?
 
2013-06-12 10:27:34 PM
Personally I consider any wearing of anything that looks like a flag to be disrespectful.
 
2013-06-12 10:29:52 PM
This is all just another example of how political correctness is ruining the country.  Just grow some thicker skin and get over it.
 
2013-06-12 10:32:32 PM

WhoopAssWayne: Only a complete simpleton dumbass would rally around a shallow image or symbol.

[img855.imageshack.us image 160x240]


OUR LORD AND SAVIOR! ALL BOW THEIR HEADS!
 
2013-06-12 10:33:06 PM
img526.imageshack.us
Uploaded with ImageShack.us
 
2013-06-12 10:34:58 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Fart_Machine: It's symbolic.

What is it symbolic of?


Textiles
 
2013-06-12 10:50:24 PM

vbob: [www.theblindcard.com image 850x622]OH FOR GOD'S SAKE .. COME TO TEXAS. We encourage making things from flag-stuff. Even our flag is made from flag-stuff.


Do they also make Texas-flag themed ski masks?
 
2013-06-12 10:50:40 PM

trappedspirit: Pray 4 Mojo: Fart_Machine: It's symbolic.

What is it symbolic of?

Textiles


I can only hope Mojo can read and understand this.
 
2013-06-12 10:52:04 PM

unchellmatt: I always love that about Tea Bagger rallies. People with American flag hats, ties, tshirts, shorts... "We love America! That's why we defame the flag!"


THIS!
 
2013-06-12 10:54:59 PM

PanicMan: Personally I consider any wearing of anything that looks like a flag to be disrespectful.


So I guess if someone wore a shirt that had a picture of someone burning a flag it would be a double negative and be ok?
 
2013-06-12 10:59:51 PM

WhoopAssWayne: muck4doo: Whar like button? Whar?

Enjoy that sh*tty Texas BBQ.....  and Tony Romo.


Will do. :)
 
2013-06-12 11:01:24 PM
There's a difference between using a flag design on an article of clothing. Stars and stripes are not a flag. HGTV suggested using an actual flag, not a tablecloth with a stars and stripes design. Completely different.
 
2013-06-12 11:02:10 PM

unchellmatt: I always love that about Tea Bagger rallies. People with American flag hats, ties, tshirts, shorts... "We love America! That's why we defame the flag!"


Pretty much this. I love patriots that don't know the flag code.

/is Captain America's uniform respectful of the flag code? I think it fits the rules of Bunting?
//nerd debates
 
2013-06-12 11:04:44 PM
This is an outrage!

A real patriot only flies a flag on a flag pole!

/and leaves it out in the dark
//and the rain
 
2013-06-12 11:10:55 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Fart_Machine: It's symbolic.

What is it symbolic of?


So you believe people literally die for the flag and not what it represents.  Well OK then.
 
2013-06-12 11:11:48 PM
Just a little too scared to come out of the closet. Maybe a few more TP rallies all dolled up and he'll have the courage to wear his stars in the Pride parade.


i290.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-12 11:20:30 PM
www.lookingattheleft.com
 
2013-06-12 11:27:46 PM

Government Fromage: What about flag toilet paper? That's still ok isn't it?


patriots just tear off bits of the flag to wipe their asses
 
2013-06-12 11:31:20 PM
Subby is confused over the flag burning/wearing/adorning and those that honor it.  Draping coffins of the latter is acceptable, too.
 
2013-06-12 11:47:43 PM
July Fourth Toilet
 
2013-06-12 11:53:04 PM

Bucky Katt: Government Fromage: What about flag toilet paper? That's still ok isn't it?

patriots just tear off bits of the flag to wipe their asses


No they use the constitution for examples see the patriot act
 
2013-06-12 11:55:48 PM
It's a flag for a union. The union of states isn't really even a "nation", per se.
 
2013-06-13 12:04:15 AM

tbeatty: Subby is confused over the flag burning/wearing/adorning and those that honor it.  Draping coffins of the latter is acceptable, too.


What if I drape a flag over a coffin and then use it as a table?
 
2013-06-13 12:15:59 AM

fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?


If rednecks, or Chinese manufacturers who cater to rednecks, do it, it's a heartfelt tribute to Old Glory.
If possibly-gay big-city designer-types do it, it's desecration.
 
2013-06-13 12:34:24 AM
spacemonstersmag.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-13 12:37:47 AM
Surprised this wasn't already posted:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-13 12:40:26 AM
We really need to get over our overly-neurotic fetish for flag decor, seriously. This is the 21st Century, not the farking Revolutionary War or whatever military event you can't get out of your farking head.

All this shiat makes me want to do is burn one.
 
2013-06-13 12:41:48 AM

Petit_Merdeux: This is an outrage!

A real patriot only flies a flag on a flag pole!

/and leaves it out in the dark
//and the rain


Now that shiat bothers me.  If you want to fly the flag do it right: daytime or with a light, no rain, right-side up except for emergencies and burn the poor thing when it's too tattered to fly.
/ I don't care if you don't drive, but if you do drive, don't hit anything.
// I only bought a flag to identify the country of origin for my vessel: legal requirement, otherwise, who needs the responsibility.
///Everyone will know I'm American because I'm overweight, drink bland lager and only speak English.  Oh and my cheese tastes like industrial lubricant.
 
2013-06-13 12:50:50 AM
Needs more patriotic bibs!
 
2013-06-13 12:58:03 AM
While I do tend to get upset if people fly a torn flag or fly a flag at night I usually don't care about using the flag for stuff like bikinis or on cars and stuff. That said, using a flag for a tablecloth is extremely disrespectful and pretty tasteless as well.

Come to Canada if you want to see flags being treated poorly.   Some people up here have no farking clue. I've seen an Irving truck-stop flying a giant Canadian flag that was so torn that it was completely missing one red bar and actually complained the the manager about it. He seemed to be completely unaware that that might be a problem.
 
2013-06-13 12:59:35 AM

Egoy3k: Come to Canada if you want to see flags being treated poorly.


I hear they soak 'em in poutine.
 
2013-06-13 01:08:03 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-13 01:49:55 AM

tbeatty: Subby is confused over the flag burning/wearing/adorning and those that honor it.  Draping coffins of the latter is acceptable, too.


Nice work, Freud.
 
2013-06-13 01:52:24 AM
I'm just surprised that Nabb1 managed to avoid mentioning the NSA in this thread.
 
2013-06-13 02:13:05 AM

dookdookdook: [imageshack.us image 800x796]


i41.tinypic.com

Seriously, though, I guess the Girl Scouts indoctrinated me pretty well, because symbolic or not, I don't particularly like the idea of using a flag as a table cloth. Granted, I'd know how to fold it properly afterward (Thanks, Girl Scouts!), but still, there'd be crumbs and stains and things, and really, what is the protocol for washing a flag? (There must be one.) What a pain. Stars and stripes on a tablecloth? Sure! But not the Stars and Stripes.

Hmm. Wonder if a 48-star flag counts...

/Family still has one.
//Still uses it, on occasion.
///I pretend Florida and Texas don't count.
 
2013-06-13 02:14:17 AM

99.998er: Let's say an ultra hot Brazilian chick desecrates the American flag by wearing an American themed flag on a thong bikini on a beach in Rio. When does the bombing start?


Her face?

/ducks
 
2013-06-13 02:46:02 AM

Fart_Machine: Pray 4 Mojo: Fart_Machine: It's symbolic.

What is it symbolic of?

So you believe people literally die for the flag and not what it represents.  Well OK then.


Fine. Don't answer me... and feel free to g'ahead and tell me what I believe because I asked you a simple farking question.

/I realize that we're done here.
//I was busy.
///I need to start cross referencing for Politics greens that make it to the main page.
//// Because Whargaaarbll!!
 
2013-06-13 03:01:56 AM
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/krymson_tyde/FA28B224-874B-41 F0-B5C2-413C06EE4AC8-2699-000003D713392D14.jpg
 
2013-06-13 03:03:36 AM
Let's try that again
i232.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-13 03:13:41 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: /I need to start cross referencing for Politics greens that make it to the main page.


It's cute that you think you main pagers have anything remotely intelligent to say.  Populist and/or clever has as little to do with smart as the main page has to do with smart.
 
2013-06-13 03:18:19 AM

liquidpoo: fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?

One is a flag and one is not a flag.


To be more specific, a US flag is a rectangle with a 1.9 aspect ratio and internal design dimensions as defined in 4 USC section 1 and 2 by executive order.

There's a world of difference between putting a colloqual "American Flag" pattern, e.g. randomly-shaped cloth or whatever that has blue, red, white, stars, and stripes in some arbitrary arrangement, and actually making an entire, functional full US flag and subsequently abusing it.  Just having kinda-flag-looking clothing or whatever is just gauche and stupid-looking, farking with an actual full flag, especially blatantly insulting shiat like using it to mop up food, is more... actually insulting.
 
2013-06-13 03:28:51 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: Fart_Machine: It's symbolic.

What is it symbolic of?


Um, it's sybolic shorthand for the nation called "The United States of America", it's our primary national sign for naval signage in particular and international interaction in general.

If you're asking about the specifics of the design itself, we pulled from basically the color references and iconography of contemporary European naval ensigns, with special attention to the ensign of the East India company.  So it's something of a reference to our history as a British colony (or set of, rather), though that's really secondary to just having an easily-memorized symbol that can clearly be recognized by another ship passing a mile or two off with only a spyglass if that.

You can essentially think of a flag as being equivalent to a nation's name, insulting it is sort of the equivalent of someone coming up to you and telling you that the whole Mojo family throughout history were and still are nothing but thieves and whores including your wife and children.  Perhaps you're cool-headed enough to brush that kind of thing off, but you can see where some people would react poorly, even if the remarks were an inadvertent implication (I don't think the tablecloth thing was INTENDED to be insulting, so it's just someone casually implying that your wife trades sexual favors for cash on a regular basis without quite realizing it, maybe).
 
2013-06-13 03:33:17 AM
mlkshk.com
 
2013-06-13 04:11:49 AM

jigmeoser: [mlkshk.com image 406x604]


That has got to be one of the gayest outfits I have ever seen!  His other outfits were much more manly.

/knows he was gay
//could care less
///Aunt still thinks he was straight (still blasts his music), and gets mad at any family member that tries to tell her he was one of them queery homos (her words).
////slashy slashy slashy...
 
2013-06-13 04:20:34 AM

jigmeoser: [mlkshk.com image 406x604]


sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

www.newshounds.us

This is a god-damn flag. Oh wait that wasn't your point? oh.

Well I'll take two. Do you take these?
prankit.net
 
2013-06-13 04:37:40 AM
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-06-13 06:02:03 AM
pugetsoundoff.org
 
2013-06-13 06:13:12 AM

nytmare: SirEattonHogg: I noticed the OSHA safety poster in our break room is laminated in plastic.

Based on HGTV's reasoning, I suppose I could use that for a table place mat next time I eat in there.

To crush your peppers, season your burgers before you, and eat upon the laminations of your safety posters.


Nah, there are better things in life.
 
2013-06-13 07:00:50 AM
i1091.photobucket.com
And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free(right not valid for ni@@ers or spics).
And I wont forget the men who died(unless they were ni@@ers or spics),
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up(unless you're a ni@@er or spic),
next to you and defend her still today.
' Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA(farkin ni@@ers and spics).
 
2013-06-13 07:38:47 AM
Came for Rex Kwon Do, stayed for the flag themed T&A.  There's hope for this planet yet.
 
2013-06-13 09:22:44 AM

Johnny Bananapeel: [i.imgur.com image 754x522]


Meanwhile in Russian gulag....
 
2013-06-13 09:34:12 AM
I have an idea: if you don't like American flag tablecloths, DON'T BUY ONE.
 
2013-06-13 11:12:44 AM

Jim_Callahan: Pray 4 Mojo: Fart_Machine: It's symbolic.

What is it symbolic of?

Um, it's sybolic shorthand for the nation called "The United States of America", it's our primary national sign for naval signage in particular and international interaction in general.

If you're asking about the specifics of the design itself, we pulled from basically the color references and iconography of contemporary European naval ensigns, with special attention to the ensign of the East India company.  So it's something of a reference to our history as a British colony (or set of, rather), though that's really secondary to just having an easily-memorized symbol that can clearly be recognized by another ship passing a mile or two off with only a spyglass if that.

You can essentially think of a flag as being equivalent to a nation's name, insulting it is sort of the equivalent of someone coming up to you and telling you that the whole Mojo family throughout history were and still are nothing but thieves and whores including your wife and children.  Perhaps you're cool-headed enough to brush that kind of thing off, but you can see where some people would react poorly, even if the remarks were an inadvertent implication (I don't think the tablecloth thing was INTENDED to be insulting, so it's just someone casually implying that your wife trades sexual favors for cash on a regular basis without quite realizing it, maybe).


That's more effort than I would have given an obvious troll but you've summed it up nicely.
 
2013-06-13 11:32:36 AM

Fart_Machine: That's more effort than I would have given an obvious troll but you've summed it up nicely.


This is pretty much exactly what I would have said... So apparently we agree. The reason I asked is because you said that people that are upset about the use of an actual flag as a tablecloth are just being pedantic (and I do not agree with that) so I wanted to know what it symbolized to you. I don't see how that makes me a troll.
 
2013-06-13 12:26:12 PM
Every teabagger should put their babbies in this:

i227.photobucket.com

Cause nothing says you're a patriotic babby like wearing a US flag diaper so you can crap all over it.
 
2013-06-13 02:19:20 PM
s.mcstatic.com

"Well, you can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America!"
 
2013-06-13 02:41:25 PM

kbronsito: [spacemonstersmag.files.wordpress.com image 850x1251]


First time I've ever noticed the red stars on Wonder Woman's wrist bands.
 
2013-06-13 03:18:46 PM
On disrespecting the flag...

I would LOVE to see a social movement where people who hate the South post pictures and videos of the methods they use to burn the CONFEDERATE flag. Imagine the butthurt that those tea partiers would feel. The best part about this idea is that the confederate flag isn't even a real flag, it's just some made up flag created by a bunch of half-assed racists anyway.

///Imagine the riot if a black person took his family out to a public barbecue area in, say, South Carolina, and used the Stars and Bars as a firelighter in front of all the others at the park! Delicious!
 
2013-06-13 03:39:26 PM
Do you know the way to Mordor: the confederate flag isn't even a real flag

You are an uneducated unlearned ignorant naive idiot.
 
2013-06-13 03:55:15 PM

Badgers: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 389x640]


You've got it hung backwards.  The blue field is supposed to be on the upper left.
 
2013-06-13 04:04:06 PM
www.rotatingcorpse.com
 
2013-06-13 09:47:24 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
I was arrested for wearing this shirt.
It was thought to be dishonorable.
 
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