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Because you wanted an update.... - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
Because you wanted an update....
Do you know what really pisses me off?

St George’s Cross

In the run up to the European cup there are hundreds of people driving around the country with these flags flying from their car windows. Nothing wrong with a little patriotism you say? Nothing wrong with supporting your team?

I agree - there is nothing wrong with either of those things. I could start on a rant about why is it only at times like these that people get patriotic... and why we (the English) celebrate St Patrick's day with more vigour than our own saint's. I could - but I wont.

What is wrong with these flags is that some numbskull has decided were are all too fucking stupid to recognise our own flag so they have kindly written our country's name on it.

It seems to be just the English. I've not seen other nationalities write over their flags. I have no idea why out of all the countries in the world it is only our flag that has been buggered up like this.

Worse are the flags that have SOMETHING ELSE written across the middle - say the name of a popular newspaper or men’s magazine. Not only are we patriotic for only 2 weeks (give or take) every other year (I know - I said I wasn't going to start that rant) but our flag is being used as advertising space for low life media.

It really fucks me off.

Current Mood: angry angry

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dissolved_girl From: dissolved_girl Date: June 9th, 2004 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
totally agree it's annoying :P also another thing that's annoying is it's always the yobbish type of person who flys the flag as if it's a way of antagonising ppl :O
But our country has lost it's identity.. as you said we celebrate st paddy's day more than our own saints (could this be because beer is involved?)
ella From: ella Date: June 9th, 2004 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)
*rapturous applause*

Well said.
From: deeevamp Date: June 9th, 2004 11:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps they are trying to make a statement that they are not the Red Cross medical people. Since when seeing such a thing without words, we are like "Blood Mobile!" LoL
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: June 9th, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ummm... Cool Britania?
topkat From: topkat Date: June 10th, 2004 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)
woooooo hoooo an update, even if it is to moan ;o)
From: claire_d Date: June 10th, 2004 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)
*Laughs* I think your entry (or your rant!) is VERY amusing!

But, it's true! I don't know why, but ANY big football event involving this country, always seems to awake all the nuckle dragging, hooligan boneheads from their hibernation! x
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