Another one from San Francisco photographer James Corrigan:
Posts Tagged ‘flags’
Just an update on this post.
Labor Day 2014:
You know, if Kink leaves us, then somebody else will use that building for something, so no biggee, right?
All right, play us out, Charlie Daniels:
From The Sound up in Long Island
Out to San Francisco Bay
And everything that’s in between them is our own
And we may have done a little bit
Of fightin’ amongst ourselves
But you outside people best leave us alone
‘Cause we’ll all stick together
And you can take that to the bank
That’s the cowboys and the hippies
And the rebels and the yanks
First, it was all like this, with the Stars and Stripes and the Bear Flag flying over the Kink.Com Armory, you know, along with a couple other flags, like San Francisco’s very own Screaming Chicken and a seasonal one, like a Rainbow Flag for Gay Pride Month and a French tricolour for Bastille Day, that kind of thing.
This has been the case for years and years:
But now, having to do with the spread of infectious disease, Kink.Com is extremely pissed off at certain governmental entities and is therefore threatening to move away.
The proof of that is this – those are black, K-for-Kink flags on the left there:
I was trying to say the same thing here but ppl didn’t believe me, so now you’ve got this new shot of the four current flags plus a Google Maps shot from a few months back..
My work is done here.
(And Kink, why not just move to Nevada if you want to move to Nevada?)
The American Flag Burners of Critical Mass – These Colors Don’t Run, But They Do Catch on Fire Pretty EasilyTuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Here we go, at the foot of Market Street, near the first of a long line of stalled MUNI streetcars and buses.
Oh, it’s time to burn Old Glory:
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Oh, what’s that? Focus? All right.
Dude was carrying an assortment of … devices?
There was a message written in blue on this particular flag, but I don’t know what it said. And there might have been a few skid marks on it as well.
Of course the SFPD was keeping an close eye on things, so they had some uniformed officers swoop in to recover the victim:
But only Gaia knows who brought this flag to CM and who set it afire.
I’ll note that most Critical Mass participants don’t burn American flags…
I’ll start with the easy one. Way back in the 1990′s, 1991 specifically, giant U.S. flags started popping up at American car dealerships all over the country.
They were designed to remind you to Buy American. (Although even at the time, many “American vehicles” were made in Canada, or from overseas.)
It didn’t really work so hot, so most of those flags, in front of your Oldsmobile,* Plymouth,* and Saturn* dealerships for example, went away.
And these days? Well, I don’t know, really.
As seen on Van Ness, formerly known as Auto Row:
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Maybe this giant flag means that an American car dealership used to be here.
I think it was a Ford store with lots and lots of Added Dealer Markup…
*A kind of car, back in the old days.