Photoshopping Flagger Fantasies

Sometimes, when things don’t go quite as you thought they would …

flag in the woods 10


… there’s always Photoshop, right?

Here are three examples posted by a particularly frustrated Flagger:

Flagger Photoshop


Good idea to make it bigger and brighter, don’t you think?

But you might also want to make it taller:

Photoshop two


… much, much taller.

And then there’s the problem of all those trees …

Photoshop ThreeMind you, this would move the flag pole right into the southbound lanes of I-95, and it tends to conflict with the second image.

Besides, all of this is unnecessary, according to the man who worked long and hard to put up this flag pole:

Jennings the fool


Someone point out to old Grayson that the leaves come back in the spring. But we are glad to hear that the soldiers can see it … kinda. As to which soldiers, well, Grayson can’t explain everything.

Some things never change. After all, you couldn’t see the flag in question before September 28, and it’s a good question as to whether you can see it now … or for how long.



9 thoughts on “Photoshopping Flagger Fantasies

  1. Schroeder October 3, 2013 / 6:24 pm

    Photoshop is a wonderous tool; however, in this instance, there’s not enough photoshopping in the world to help. Such a large brouhaha with all the secrecy and silence… for what? Major faux paux… And what soldiers are exactly looking at this flag? Our soldiers are overseas – fighting for the United States. And this certainly couldn’t be a burial ground, otherwise it would be on the national historical registry – as well as being excavated – neither of which have happened. No one has come for tea since my personal information was posted by the Flaggers – wonder why they posted it in the first place? All is well though – I can’t stand tea – send me some Arabica Blend Dark Roast, dear Flaggers…

  2. Michael Confoy October 3, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    Perhaps you should photoshop Pete Townsend and the background right behind him from the “Who’s Next” album cover to the bottom of the flag pole?

  3. Michael Bartley October 3, 2013 / 11:54 pm

    Is there a ten run rule or can they just throw in a towel to save the dignity of their battered bloody body? I mean I like a knockout as much as the next guy but every time I read one of these post’s I keep hearing ” down goes Frazier down goes Frazier.” And I just hate having old Joltin’ Joe’s memory mixed in with the flatulent flaggers of I-95 fame or is it infamy. But, then I remember who they are and what they stand for and after reading Schroeder’s comment, oh what the hell, let the fight continue. Dignity left that bunch along with basic human decency a long long time ago. I have to go now. Looking for some soldiers with apparently excellent vision.

  4. rortensie October 4, 2013 / 5:39 am

    What about the Union Gap Band? Would that go over well?

    • Mark H. October 4, 2013 / 10:16 am

      I was hoping to see Connie and Tripp perform a duet of “Yankee Bayonet” by the Decemberists.

      Michael C….I can’t get that image out of my head now, you rascal. 😉

  5. eshonk October 4, 2013 / 5:44 am

    LOL. Your desparate attempts to belittle the Virginia Flaggers are back-firing…you are only revealing your insecurity re: Southern Pride in Southern Heritage and History. Southern Pride is back, and it’s only a matter of time before anti-Southern bigotry will be a thing of the past. Deo Vindice!

    • Brooks D. Simpson October 4, 2013 / 11:15 am

      If white southerners choose to express their pride in their past by erecting a short flag pole in a depression on the grounds of what appears to be a trailer park, with a treeline that conceals it from the very people it seeks to inform … that is their choice and tells me all I need to know about southern heritage. If this project demonstrates that “southern pride is back,” then no one need worry about it, because it’s way back, in a depression, concealed from the rest of us by nature’s beauty.

      I don’t need to belittle the Virginia Flaggers. They are doing a fine job of that all by themselves with their little flag pole in the woods.

      I see this episode as a humiliation for the Confederate heritage movement … especially as the Flaggers don’t really represent Confederate heritage, anyway. They only represent themselves. They certainly don’t represent all that is southern heritage, and neither does the American Civil War. Maybe your problem is that four years of history is all that you can remember, or that you’re ashamed by the rest.

      You pretend the Flaggers did something great to make yourself feel good, and the rest of us know better. I call that a win-win.

    • David Tolleris October 4, 2013 / 8:56 pm

      I agree with eshonk.. Southern Pride is back… back in the trailer park where it belongs

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