Posts Tagged ‘Nostalgia’

Hazzard Flag

Posted: June 22, 2015 by socklessjoe in Op/Sped, The Little Screen
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Growing up as poor white Yankee trash, my first exposure to the Confederate battle flag was the Dukes of Hazzard.

Of course, as a youngster, I had no idea the significance of the flag, or the appellation “General Lee”. I just saw some dudes -who were clearly the good guys- sticking it to the Powers That Be…

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…and driving an impossibly awesome car (-with a horn that played “Dixie” no less).

(Alas, I was also too young to appreciate the tremendous… talent that Catherine Bach brought to the show.)

And it is in this gallantly rebellious spirit that I know many view the Southern Cross. As Ace put it, it often means “fuck you”.

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We still need a “fuck you” sign. It’s a shame that the rebel flag carries so much baggage.

I guess there’s Gadsden…

I saw a passing reference to Sonic the Hedgehog’s archnemesis Dr. Robotnik as I was wandering aimlessly through the intarwebs today, which made me start thinking of the old Sonic games I played as a kid, and how much they kicked ass.  I also thought of the level music too, so ended up listening to some of those on youtube.  Noticed a comment on one of the later levels of Sonic 3, along the lines of, X number of people are still stuck on those damn barrels in Carnival Night Zone Act 2.  And I immediately said, AAAARGH!!!!!   Those fucking barrels! Damn glad to see I wasn’t the only one, I must say.  Shit took me like a week of trial, error, and blinding rage to figure out.  Any of you gamer nerds get stuck on the Carnival Night Zone barrels?  A Genesis controller might have been spiked across the living room floor in my grade school days.  Might.

These fucking things…

 

And of course, the level music,

Kinda reminds you of…clowns, doesn’t it?  Hope the San Francisco supervisors know what they’ve gotten into…

Sorry, that was mean, here, have a tattooed girl wearing an R2-D2 swimsuit,

Hattip to UnrepentantGeek