A propos for July 4th:
- Yesterday I dropped my daughter off at a friend's house for a pool party. I noticed small US flags planted at the corneers of the public and private sidewalks thorughout the neighborhood. I looked closely at the flag in front of the friend's house: below the flag on the stick was an advertising banner for a local mortgage company.
- In a teaser for a cable TV show, I saw Jesse James (the hotrod/motorcycle builder), while visiting troops in Iraq, autograph a US flag wih an indelible pen.
- (A little late for Dominion Day (oops, according to wikipedia it is now officially Canada Day)): on the OLN Tour de France show this morning I noticed a Canadian flag painted in the middle of the road, right where many of the bicycles had to ride over it.