November 27, 2007

Da Flags on Da Mountain II

Last October, we mentioned how pathetically stupid Da Flag on Da Mountain looks like to any neutral observer. This year, in the anniversary of "TRNC Independence", we are told that flags of the size of 11 football pitches were placed on Pentadaktylos. So big were the flags that apparently they could be seen (with the help of non-linear vision) from Turkey. Now, my T/C friends, we had our share of "Makarios ZH" mountaintops until we grew up. It took us a few painful decades. The question is, when will you grow up?

2 Comments:

Anonymous ulugeyik said...

grow up? well, I think the closest we get is to gray out the beard of various status of you know of who and who.

But hey, we got competition:
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g00146CMF_ICpHbnrsL2e0Y3MWJgD8T59R700

Giant Israeli Flag Breaks World Record

By REGAN E. DOHERTY – 1 day ago

MASADA, Israel (AP) — The record for the world's largest flag now belongs to an Israeli banner produced by a Filipino evangelical Christian.

28 November, 2007 01:51  
Blogger apodimos Kypreos said...

I see. We are all being left behind. At least these guys tell us how this came about, can you provide some details about the thinking behind the flag? Who takes "credit" for it? How did it come about? At least the Philippino entrepreneur below claims that it was a request from God.

MASADA, Israel (AP) — The record for the world's largest flag now belongs to an Israeli banner produced by a Filipino evangelical Christian.

The huge blue and white flag, measuring 2,165 feet long and 330 feet wide and weighing 5.7 tons, breaks the record for the world's largest, according to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.

The flag was unfurled Sunday beneath the ancient Jewish desert fortress of Masada. Representatives of the Guinness Book of Records measured the flag and later confirmed the record.

Filipino entrepreneur Grace Galindez-Gupana said she decided two years ago to produce a giant Israeli flag as a testament to her love for Israel and the Jewish people and as a celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Israel.

"God spoke to me in thunder and lightning," Galindez-Gupana said. "The Lord said, 'Make the flag of Israel, the standard of my people.'"

"This is a tall order," she said, breaking down in tears.

The Israeli flag was accompanied by a giant Philippines flag — huge, but not quite as big. It weighed about 4.2 tons.

Large stones anchored both flags as they billowed in the desert winds.

There are about 31,000 Filipinos in Israel, most of whom are foreign workers, said Gilberto Asuque, consul general of the Philippine Embassy in Israel.

"This flag expresses the friendship between the Philippines and the state of Israel, and also the friendship between Jewish and Christian communities," said Shaul Zemach, director of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.

28 November, 2007 10:45  

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