Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Curving the salute 

John Palmer reports that a lecturer at his school who died received a four-hour half staff salute of the flag, because he was there for four years. Doc, who has been at the same university since dinosaurs roamed the earth, has long complained about this process and wants instead a urinal named in his honor. (I noted to some friends at a local wine bar-cum-theater the other night that that establishment already had a urinal called "the King", so I am already honored. And Doc will be jealous that I have acted in that theater!)

But I do find this tenure-adjusted flag saluting quite interesting. Can we also choose which flag we can display? My choice would be the Gadsden flag, but perhaps with a slight change.