Saturday, July 5, 2008

Does Size Really Matter?

I hate symbols. I really do. For those who believe in them, what does it say about politicians who wear tiny flag lapel pins when instead they could be unfurling a 75 feet by 150 feet monster everywhere they go. Shhh, don’t give them any ideas!

From American Flags as Big as Fields by John Branch:

On the field before the All-Star Game, Major League Baseball plans to assemble the largest gathering of Hall of Fame players in baseball history. And as fans salute their heroes, the former players will join the crowd in saluting the American flag — one that is roughly 75 feet by 150 feet, as long as a 15-story building is tall, spread horizontally over the Yankee Stadium turf.
Read the rest here.

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