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Old 03-17-2004, 05:34 AM   #1
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In this message John Galt proposed a design for the ER symbol and wanted it on a flag made from used dryer sheets. I was inspired and made some electronic versions since I'm not done reusing my real dryer sheets yet.

As of the time of this posting I have about 83k of graphics to post which will probably double the page loading time at least.

Graphics to follow. . .

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You can't see the difference between the two circle ones because the background is white. Here's a colored background comparison:
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:40 AM   #3
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I'm leaving out my very first flag. These are the same general design but are much smother and more balanced. Hopefully the second one looks like it's made of a 3x2 grid of dryer sheets stiched together.




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This design came out much better looking than I thought it would when I decided to try it.




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John Galt has been evasive about what non sum qualis eram means, but TH offers this translation: " I am not what I once was." The scissors signify cutting costs. And what else would the ER flag be made of today?
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The scissors signify cutting costs

This could be a fairly universal peice of symbology evoking an entire ethos. Much the same way the Bald Eagal or "Uncle Sam" symbolizes America. Cutting costs; cutting the ties to the world of work; cutting the whole ensnaring "social web" of consumerism, keeping up with the Jones, status symbols
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Although I did not think of it when I came up with the
scissors idea, it does evoke a whole collection of
nuances vis-a-vis retirement, and "life its own self".
I like to think I am on the cutting edge of ER, but my spouse (a snippy little thing) believes it must be shear hubris for me to consider myself so sharp.

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O Boy! - that's the kind of post that got the whole dryer sheet thing on a roll.
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I wonder if there is some way to actually make a pair of scissors out of used dryer sheets?
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I wonder if there is some way to actually make a pair of scissors out of used dryer sheets?
No, but you can make dryer sheets with scissors. Well, more dryer sheets, anyway.


And smaller.


Ooh. Ooh. I wasn't going to work on this tonight, but it just hit me how to make it look more like stitched-together dryer sheets: I just have to rotate the textures in place so they don't match where the sheets meet. How simple!
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Being an armchair student of vexillology, I urge you to flag this post and consider ALL aspects that must be decided (with a few suggestions).

Descripition - usually 1:2 oblong

Design - appropriate symbology.

Salute - "Two fingers moving smartly in a sissor-like fashion over one's right eye".

Pledge - hmmm...we need a pledge contest.

Disposal - eg. "Must be ecological. Torn to make usable rags. The rags themselves will be recycled until becoming usless."

Code Enforcement - Do we need to elect a Sgt. At Arms?



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How about a secret handshake (he posts from his cubicle)?

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Doesn't everyone recycle dryer sheets?
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Wow...another leggy thread...
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I was wondering where I could slip this in.

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Ooooohhhh Ron....that clip is perfect for this thread. Not only that, I realize I just may be in style.............
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