The things we should... esprit d'escalier!

Monday, February 07, 2011


Anyone still monitoring this? If so, I wanted to let you know that the Family Indigestion Cookbook has moved.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Blog Maintenance

Just in case anyone noticed, one of the scripts running on this page was leading to a ridiculous pop-up situation. I blame NEDSTAT, but I never cared to figure it out totally.

Check the View-Source and look at the script right after <head> to see what I added. I can't remember where I stole that code, but it killed those annoying ILEAD pop-ups.


/NedStat, you are on notice!
//Yeah, I got the "<" and ">" in HTML printing thing down!

Friday, August 26, 2005

My proposal for a Wyoming flag..

This represents my suggestion for improving Wyoming's state flag:

I still wouldn't give it at 10 out of 10, but it would be pretty high - an 8.5 or something. Immediately recognizable with an appropriate symbol. I'm just not convinced that this particular symbol is the best possible one, nor that I'm totally a fan of the color scheme. At best, it needs a better bison sillouette.


Thursday, August 25, 2005


OK. I guess it's my turn...Here is the Wyoming state flag, presented for your review.

As G-Had did, I will hold my comments until after others have chimed in..


Thursday, August 11, 2005

Where the wind comes sweeping down the plains.....

OK, here's my entry, from my home state of Oklahoma (Motto: We're almost a hundred years old!). And here, I include a picture that I found on the web because of the caption:

"Gov. Brad Henry presents a flag of Oklahoma to Irina Orazov, the wife of the Turkmenistan Ambassador. Orazov won the flag in a drawing during the Consul's Lunch at the governor's mansion."

Monday, August 08, 2005

Commonwealth of Virginia

For this discussion, I present the flag I was born under. I had a sticker of this state flag in a "playroom" attached to my bedroom. (This room actually was part of the attic over the garage in my home.) I think the sticker is still there, actually.

I will wait for the first comment before I enter my own thoughts. But, along with the flag, I present the actual code that stipulates the flag's characteristics as well as the code describing the "seal."

§ 7.1-32. Flag of the Commonwealth.

The flag of the Commonwealth shall hereafter be made of bunting or merino. It shall be a deep blue field, with a circular white centre of the same material. Upon this circle shall be painted or embroidered, to show on both sides alike, the coat of arms of the Commonwealth, as described in § 7.1-26 for the obverse of the great seal of the Commonwealth; and there shall be a white silk fringe on the outer edge, furthest from the flagstaff. This shall be known and respected as the flag of Virginia. (Virginia Code 1950, § 7-32; 1966, c. 102.)

§ 7.1-26. The great seal.

The great seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall consist of two metallic discs, two and one-fourth inches in diameter, with an ornamental border one fourth of an inch wide, with such words and figures engraved thereon as will, when used, produce impressions to be described as follows: On the obverse, Virtus, the genius of the Commonwealth, dressed as an Amazon, resting on a spear in her right hand, point downward, touching the earth; and holding in her left hand, a sheathed sword, or parazonium, pointing upward; her head erect and face upturned; her left foot on the form of Tyranny represented by the prostrate body of a man, with his head to her left, his fallen crown nearby, a broken chain in his left hand, and a scourge in his right. Above the group and within the border conforming therewith, shall be the word "Virginia," and, in the space below, on a curved line, shall be the motto, "Sic Semper Tyrannis." On the reverse, [deleted]...
(Code 1950, § 7-26; 1966, c. 102.)


Friday, August 05, 2005

My proposal for a new Kansas flag

By the way, here is my proposal for a new Kansas flag:

Or maybe:

(This is a non-mandatory part of the assignment, but feel free to participate..)