We moved here around 8 or 9 years ago and took down the tattered flag in the flag holder then. We figured it was about time we replaced it.

  • @aeronmelon
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    Then suddenly, the house across the street starts flying this:

    Flag of the Klingon Empire waving on a flag pole on a partly-cloudy day.

    • @metallic_substance
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      241 month ago

      Holy shit. Could you imagine that actually happening? If I put up a federation flag and my neighbor put up a Klingon in response, I think I just found my new best friend

    • Flying SquidOPM
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      141 month ago

      As long as it’s not a Cardassian flag.

      Bloody Cardis.

      • @aeronmelon
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        61 month ago

        They put a sign in the yard that says “Vote YES on prop C”

        (A statue of Gul Dukat in front of a federal building.)

        • Flying SquidOPM
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          31 month ago

          Shouldn’t the sign say, “you will vote YES on prop C” if it’s a Cardassian sign?

    • @asteriskeverything
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      I have stumbled here with no context, but I know these are the nazis bad guys

  • Blackout
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    201 month ago

    We already know what you look like man. Like an albino Klingon.

  • SGG
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    131 month ago

    Here’s hoping next door join in with the flag of the Klingon Empire

    • @ummthatguy
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      171 month ago

      And another neighbor with a mysteriously empty flag holding bracket.

  • @over_clox
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    121 month ago

    Congratulations!

    May I ask if you retired the old flag properly?

    • Flying SquidOPM
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      171 month ago

      If you mean according to flag code, no. But there was like half a flag there. It think the wind retired it a long time ago. It was a rag.

      • @over_clox
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        41 month ago

        True, understood.

        As far as I’m aware, the proper way is to burn the old flag. It should never touch the ground though.

        I’m not an expert nor a nitpicker on this matter though, but congrats on the new flag!

        • @Eheran
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          271 month ago

          It is just a piece of cloth, who cares/how does it matter?

          • @over_clox
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            71 month ago

            Exactly. It doesn’t.

            Just figured I’d ask regardless, as I was criticized for putting my late father’s flag on the ground, even though it was still sealed in the plastic.

            🤷‍♂️

            • @saltesc
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              191 month ago

              I wouldn’t be concerned about criticism from petty nationalists. It’s entirely pointless and unhealthy for your attention span.

              • @wjrii
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                Exactly. The flag code in particular is a piece of weird fetishistic civic religion, and the principles supposedly underlying it are more honored in the breach than the observance. Maybe if you’re actively employed by the US Government you should follow it, but otherwise it’s just a boogeyman bit of thoughtless orthopraxy.

          • @shalafi
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            41 month ago

            Tradition, and a harmless one at that.

            Dad was a Torpedo Man, 3rd Class, in the Pacific. He taught me that. Why should I not pass that down to my kids?

            And besides, knowing the Flag Code allows you to bag on all the assholes breaking it.

            • @ricdeh
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              91 month ago

              Not really a harmless one, it is a typical outgrowth of the American hypernationalism and an utterly jingoist tradition in the sense that it glorifies the military that really doesn’t deserve any glorification anymore.

        • Aniki 🌱🌿
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          101 month ago

          It’s a worthless piece of cloth. It doesn’t matter.

          -signed: veteran.

  • StametsM
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    121 month ago

    I have the same flag on my wall. Be warned though you’re probably gonna have to replace it in a year or two, especially if you’ve got high winds. It’s not reinforced for outdoor use so it will probably get thready.

    That being said it looks great and I wanna put mine out in front of my house too now dammit

    • @BigMikeInAustin
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      91 month ago

      Hmm. It doesn’t do good in atmospheric wind. But would it theoretically be fine attached to a space ship traveling at warp speed?

    • Flying SquidOPM
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      31 month ago

      Eh, it cost like $10. Replacing it just means another round of ironing. We’re good with that.

  • Андрей Быдло
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    111 month ago

    I don’t want to sound racist but… I don’t see neither of you flying or being a squid 🤔

    Nice idea though!

  • notsure
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    61 month ago

    To boldly urbanize, where others have urbanized before /s Sweet flag!

  • @ashok36
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    230 days ago

    “Well, give your ID card to the border guard…”