Slow start to Flag Festival but strong ending expected

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  1. Ich_bin_ein_Sunnysider

    In an area like Queens, foreign flags can be seen just about every where you look. They're not exactly a novelty. Good luck to the business owners just the same.

    Does anyone know if any Union Jacks were to to be seen?

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  2. huh?

    I don't understand - what is a flag festival?

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  3. Rick Duro

    bad timing. Fun idea

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  4. Oppressed Masses

    Are plans being made for a Festival of Dogs Wearing Flags?

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  5. Rick Duro

    Oh, I have certainly missed you, OM!! Glad to know you survived the storm, I was VERY worried. SUDS rescue dogs were on call ready to help you.

    There are no plans for a Dog Flag Fest, BUT, we are planning a Dog Sash Fest. Each pure breed dog would wear a sash that represented its specific breed, or country of origin. For Mutts, like my dog, they are going to wear a SUDS sash.

    We were hoping you could serve as a judge.

    Contact me @ sudsmutts.com

    Cheers,

    Rick

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  6. Oppressed Masses

    Thank you for your concern, RD, I'm truly touched. Here's an idea for you to gnaw on: As part of the ceremonies for the opening of the Van Bramer Dog Park, a parade of canines each wearing a sash signifying breed, country of origin, or as a SUDS dignitary. The dogs will be released into the grove of newly planted trees and given the opportunity to mark a tree as its own, by urinating or defecating on its particular tree. Said tree will thereafter be known by its special status, for example as the Poodle tree, the Rottweiler tree, or the SUDS tree. Of course, the founding members of SUDS (Fido, Pooch, Lassie, et al) will lead the parade into the grove.

    No need to thank me,

    OM

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  7. Sunnyside Native

    Oppressed Masses - Grow up! It's enough with the dog bashing already. It is really old at this point. Inquiring minds want to know: Do you NOT like dogs? Are you afraid of dogs? Have you been bitten by a dog? What bug is up your ass about dogs? Your insane posts about dogs are old and ridiculous...

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  8. Local Hamburgler

    @SunnysideNative

    OM's apathy is a defense mechanism formed after watching Marley & Me.

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  9. dee

    agree with sunnyside native. grow up oppressed masses, act your age not your shoe size.

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  10. Anonymous

    The trees you are concerned about in the park will be blocked from the dogs by fencing/walls. You see most dogs don't climb fences. But, I am sure your beloved public urinating athletes will find a way to 'mark' the trees in their special way. Maybe you can lead them in this endeavor?

    What we are thinking about doing, to honor the SUDS dogs that have passed, waiting for the run to be built, is naming a tree, or, possibly, planting a butterfly garden in the area in their honor. I see Monarch Butterflies from time to time, plant a little milkweed and they will come.

    Ease up on OM, he hasn't been the same since he saw Ol' Yeller.

    RD

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  11. Oppressed Masses

    What does a butterfly garden have to do with dogs? I think dispensers of plastic hand gloves used (hopefully) to pick up the hot steaming presents left by the beloved doggies is a more appropriate and practical way to commemorate the dearly departed members of SUDS. Sections of the newly constructed wall you mention should be named for each of the Founding Fidos, perhaps with silhouettes of fire hydrants, allowing their surviving brethren to give these heroes the traditional lift of the hind leg salute.

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  12. Patricia Dorfman

    recommend! great idea!

    we just went to quaint (italy) and had shrimp with tangy pesto on linguini, tiramisu, olive oil orange cake with ice cream, and italian wine while listening to italian popular music and opera. it was a lot of fun and the food was fabulous. we will try to get to a few other spots!

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