Rise of the Planet of the Flags by Adam | Feb 20, 2012 | 27 comments Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 27 Comments blincoe on February 20, 2012 at 12:09 am Should have been hanging from the pole from his underwear haha Reply TigerShady on February 20, 2012 at 12:15 am I, for one, welcome our new flag overlords. Reply ⬡ on February 20, 2012 at 12:30 am …and it’d be illegal to fight back, since it’d be vandalizing the flag… Reply huxley on February 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm Feel free to fight back, the Flag Code only suggests standards of respect and care for the US flag, the Supreme Court has twice ruled it is unconstitutional to be punished for not following the Flag Code. If a sassy flag tells you otherwise, point them to United States Supreme Court in Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), and U.S. v. Eichman, 496 U.S. 310 (1990) Reply Noslo on February 20, 2012 at 1:13 am I think the 50 state flags would rise up in rebellion against the American flag because of their large number and years of oppresion. Hopefully then the 50 will form somewhat of a government in which the humans aren’t slaves… Reply Brendan on February 20, 2012 at 1:42 am That first panel just kills me. Reply Lin on February 20, 2012 at 2:46 am If you aren’t stuck for the cash, why don’t get both kinds of peanutbutter? Then you can decide on a daily basis. That’s a much smaller decision. Reply MrSnow on February 20, 2012 at 3:00 am dang the flag is a bully Reply Margaret on February 20, 2012 at 3:42 am The bait and switch in the first panel got me. I was actually really looking forward to your peanut butter insights. Reply Lord-z on February 20, 2012 at 5:09 am Obviously you pick chunky peanutbutter. It is way better. Reply dave dell on February 20, 2012 at 7:30 am Even as a third grader I was puzzled by how the pledge could be so poorly written. Since your readers are among the most intelligent (and funniest) of all comic commenters, I’d like them to submit other versions. Reply Liro Raeriyo on February 20, 2012 at 8:14 am i live in canada, we dont ally ourselves with flags, only people who buy our water Reply Jeff on February 20, 2012 at 9:29 am Chunky vs. Smooth is a conundrum for sure. I used to prefer chunky, so one time I bought some “Extreme Super Chunky” peanut butter. I opened it up when I got home and it was just a jar of peanuts. Reply rimonino on July 17, 2012 at 1:45 am gaffigan! it’s better verbatim, though. Reply Electromikey on February 20, 2012 at 11:57 am I agree with Lord-Z. Chunky is definitely the way to go. Also, I can safely say that I have never once pledged allegiance to the flag. Not so much as mouthing the words or mumbling. Take that, evil-overlord-wannabe piece of ratty cloth! Reply andrea on February 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm Am I the only one who hears “stop yer grinnin and mine me some linen” in Bill Paxton’s voice? Reply Adam on February 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm That’s whose voice I hear. Reply Frances on February 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm One of the many voices you hear, I’m sure 😉 Reply huxley on February 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm It’s Walter Huston (the old prospector from “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”) for me. Reply Emily on February 20, 2012 at 8:33 pm You have a very random mind, and wouldn’t it be the fabric fields? Reply JT on February 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm I suppose it would be like mining sugar (a pointless task since you harvest sugar cane rather than mine it). Reply ace5762 on February 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm AND you can’t kill em because desecrating the flag is unpatriotic! Reply GuesssWho on March 2, 2012 at 4:00 am I never pledged properly. “I pledge no allegiance to the flag of the Divided States of America, nor to the lunacy for which it sits, dumb nation, cruel God, with no libery and injustice for all.” Reply TB Tabby on January 16, 2013 at 6:06 pm The flag rebellion would be crushed by a gust of wind. Reply Surturs Bane on February 3, 2013 at 4:33 am Personally I’d go with creamy. Reply Shannon Love on March 26, 2013 at 7:07 pm The Pledge of Allegiance was written in the 1890s by a New York city socialist. It was directed at recent immigrants and was intended to create a psychological bond with their new country and its (eventual) socialist government. Originally, it was accompanied by by a gesture we today call the Fascist salute but which back then was called Roman salute. The pledge didn’t receive official sanction to the 1930s. The original “indivisible” was changed to “under god” in the 1950s as a counter-reaction to atheistic communism. America actually managed to survive 160 years without an official pledge or a national anthem. Reply Izzie on June 23, 2013 at 12:05 pm Just pledge your UNallegiance to the flag. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.