Why, you ask does Eagle on Flag beat Apple Pie, or Apple Pie beat Fireworks? Simple, when you break it down. Eagle on Flag beats Apple Pie since it would eat the hell out of a delicious pie sitting on a window sill. And what happens when that eagle drops a piece of that juicy apple pie just as you are lighting the fuse on some wicked awesome fireworks and it extinguishes the flame? Nothing, that’s what. And how bout one of those bald eagles sitting atop a majestic flag? Not for long if fireworks go off in its air space. That birdy is flying the coop. See? Makes perfect sense.
The Not So Fantastic Reality:
The above story was inspired by the following tidbits I encountered today:
ONE: Ever see something while you’re driving and you are so amazed you seriously contemplate swerving out of the middle lane to the shoulder to take a better look? I had a moment like that today on the commute to work. Picture this- your typical rat race, traffic, 9-5ers already contemplating their weekend plans all inching forward to put in the last 8 hours of the work week and then, above it all, the most majestic of creatures, our beloved national symbol sitting atop one of the largest American flags in the metro area. There he was, happy as can be, a giant bald eagle sitting at the very tippy-top of this flag pole, the stars and stripes fluttering gently beneath him in the tepid morning light. It was pretty cool. I kept thinking, man, “It doesn’t get much more patriotic than that”. Then I actually tried to think up things that might give it a run for its money, patriotically speaking. I really couldn’t think of any which led somehow to me coming up with the Patriotic Rock/Paper/Scissors game. It’s been a long week…
Love & Squirrels.