Happy Independence Day

Uncle AndrewUncle Andrew
Filed under: @ 9:28 am

One of the houses in our general neighborhood (still Normandy Park, but in the high-rent district) has gone simply gangbusters in their celebration of this auspicious holiday. I just had to share it with y’all.

Happy Fourth, everybody.

I pledge allegience to the flag of the United States of America,
And to the republic for which it stands,
One nation, indivisible,
With liberty and justice for all.

6 Responses to “Happy Independence Day”

  1. Scot Says:

    Dwight Eisenhower must be rolling over in his grave. You are going to wind up on Jerry Fallwells shit list. Not to mention Rummy’s, Dick’s, and W’s.

  2. Uncle Andrew Says:

    Call me conservative, but I like the original version better. 😀

  3. Scot Says:

    Call you conservative. Damn that’s funny.

  4. Dalek Says:

    J. Herbert and His Holy Hippety-Hop! That is just silly beyond words. And this is in the high-rent district? 😀

    And I’m with you, Roo – the original version is much, much better. Not to mention far more patriotic in the true spirit of the founding folks, our Constitution, and the long etcetera. 😉

  5. Joe Says:

    Slightly off topic,

    Sometimes I notice things that seem funny or ironic to me but that other people dismiss as ordinary or unexceptional. While this photo shows a clearly exceptional scene I also noticed an incongruous element that I admit might only be funny to me.

    Between the landscaping and the decorations not much is visible of the houses’ details, however, one element that stands out is the panel work surrounding the windows on the upper floor. The panel work is an inexpensive reproduction of what is called half timbering, which is characteristic of Tudor Revival architecture. Tudor Revival architecture is meant to nostalgically evoke the style of construction common to Tudor era England. For those who haven’t caught my logic, I find irony in the rampant patriotic display of Americana juxtaposed against a home that recalls nostalgically Tudor era England.

    On the other hand, at least the home is not in the Georgian style of architecture

  6. Uncle Andrew Says:

    Oh, Joe, that’s gooooood!

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