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You know those house flags?
May 2, 2001 8:27 PM   Subscribe

You know those house flags? I recommend finding one with this graphic to send a message to your neighbors. Better yet, how about this one?
posted by geronimo_rex (12 comments total)

 
How is it possible that I've never seen symbols.com before? What a cool site!
posted by dogwelder at 8:55 PM on May 2, 2001


They don't have the machine properly domainized. You'll have to use www.symbols.com to get there...
posted by dhartung at 10:06 PM on May 2, 2001


Thank you for the occasion to opine that the "house flags" of suburbia are UNBEARABLY TACKY, UGLY, AND A BLITE ON THE NATION. They are homeowners screaming I AM A TACKY UNEDUCATED AMERICAN WITH TOO MUCH MONEY AND NO AESTHETIC SENSE WHATSOEVER.

Suburban People: stick to moronic manicured lawns, please!

AS for the flags linked: very funny!
posted by ParisParamus at 10:32 PM on May 2, 2001


Interesting... the symbols site uses no icons for navigation.

What's up with those flags? I've not spent much time in the US over the past three years. It was bad enough seeing all those lady-bent-over plywood-lawn-figure thingies--someone needs to rethink evolution.
posted by Dick Paris at 11:55 PM on May 2, 2001


I get tired of the large cement easter-basket thingies.
posted by mecran01 at 5:51 AM on May 3, 2001


Well, as long as your neighbors are French hobos, those symbols will mean something, but otherwise those squiggles are just going to confuse people.

Ever since we bought our house three and a half years ago, we've been dreading the day my mother gives us a flagpole and a decorative flag as a Christmas gift.

She has one on her house, and was all excited about the pretty rainbow flag she found until my brother explained what it was...
posted by briank at 7:24 AM on May 3, 2001


Just Say No To House Flags! Briank, tell your mom there's an ordinance against them. Or, if your neighbor has one, tell her your property was sold with a covenant barring such; tell her ParisParamus sold it to you.
posted by ParisParamus at 7:33 AM on May 3, 2001


many thanks for the link - what a superb site!
posted by thatwhichfalls at 8:56 AM on May 3, 2001


What is a house flag?
posted by Mars Saxman at 9:21 AM on May 3, 2001


I live in Seattle too (don't you, Saxman?) and I don't think house flags have made it out here (yet?).
posted by argybarg at 9:22 AM on May 3, 2001


Houseflags are truly riduculous, I've seen many while visiting the North Eastern US, but none on the West Coast (granted it's been a few years)...
What's more ridiculous though, is the way people hang up US flags in much the same way.
posted by taravali at 9:47 AM on May 3, 2001


Yeah; this site is *too* cool; mad props, and like that.

(PS: what the hell does "map props" *mean*?)
posted by baylink at 10:54 AM on May 3, 2001


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