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Like I literally gasped in disbelief as we drove past it. Fucking wild.

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[-] came_apart_at_Kmart@hexbear.net 41 points 2 weeks ago

like 10 years ago, i was in oregon for a work thing and decided to tack a few days onto the end of it to visit some friends and do some sightseeing, which involved a drive along the coast of oregon. i ended up getting breakfast in Astoria, which is where some scenes from The Goonies were filmed and where exteriors of the family house Sean Astin's character is trying to save, sometimes referred to as "The Goonie House" were also shot. i decided to check it out, because why not. you gotta park in the neighborhood below and walk up some single-lane/pedestrian switchbacks because it is tucked way up on a hill. the views of the river are incredible. once you're in the neighborhood, there are little signs everywhere "this way to the goonie house".

so i make my way up, there's no one around and all the signs lead to the edge of the property where there's a giant "PRIVATE DRIVE, NO TRESSPASSING" sign, a prominently displayed "DONATION" box, and two flag poles at 45° with HUGE flags. one american, one israeli. they make it impossible to take a picture of any part of the house without them obscuring it. the fence and signage make it so you can't do anything except stand in one small spot before turning yourself around in place, on foot, and leaving. i have no idea what about this warrants a donation.

it was very surreal, though i had to admit i wasn't sure what exactly i expected. as time goes on, i think about that experience and it's details. the hope of sightseeing, the nostalgia of old media, the hype of tourist signage, and all of it leading to an aggressive fence with a "fuck off" sign and a donation box. and those flags.

i think it poetically encapsulates what the lived american experience really is.

[-] EllenKelly@hexbear.net 3 points 2 weeks ago

I know the goonies is a very nostalgic movie for a lot of people, but if it makes you feel any better, its sincerely, very bad, i'm glad you got a walk in that day at least

[-] wtypstanaccount04@hexbear.net 2 points 2 weeks ago

Astoria is a fun town. The Columbia River Maritime Museum is cool, and so is the little tourist trolley. The city itself is built like a tiny San Francisco and in an alternate timeline would have been a much larger city.

[-] Pandantic@midwest.social 31 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

I wonder why they put Isr-ael in the title?

Also:

Sold and shipped by xiaoqintonghaoshuai

American flag for Americans (made in China).

[-] krolden@lemmy.ml 18 points 2 weeks ago

Always have been

[-] tocopherol@hexbear.net 30 points 2 weeks ago

I was seeing if they had a communist flag of any type, uhh interesting brand name here:

[-] Erika3sis@hexbear.net 35 points 2 weeks ago

NAZISHW

Why yes, the United States was the Nazis' HomeWork

[-] BlameButtigieg@hexbear.net 17 points 2 weeks ago

ℹ️ This user is a Walmart salesperson.

[-] RedWizard@hexbear.net 24 points 2 weeks ago

You got me, I am xiaoqintonghaoshuai.

[-] tocopherol@hexbear.net 16 points 2 weeks ago

Even in their sale photo they didn't iron out the creases from being folding, unserious amateurs. I'm not normally too motivated to burn a private flag in front of someone's house but this is just egregious.

[-] Erika3sis@hexbear.net 14 points 2 weeks ago

What happened to the white bits above and below the blue stripes? These clowns can't be bothered to even get their own side's flag right, it seems.

[-] Mokey@hexbear.net 12 points 2 weeks ago

Theres a tow truck driver thin blue line flag, i saw it out in the wild

[-] Faresh@lemmy.ml 10 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

On the bright side, if you burn such a flag you catch two birds with one stone.

[-] iridaniotter@hexbear.net 8 points 2 weeks ago

I live in a neighborhood with a lot of Zionists (like, quite a few businesses are plastered in Israeli flags and propaganda), so the grocery store that has a pseudo-monopoly in our city sells small Israeli flags at our location. 😀

[-] Assian_Candor@hexbear.net 8 points 2 weeks ago

Critical damage

[-] FlakesBongler@hexbear.net 8 points 2 weeks ago

I've seen this on multiple houses in my town

Not even on the houses I usually suspect have shit politics to begin with anyway

[-] NewLeaf@hexbear.net 8 points 2 weeks ago
[-] Lemmygradwontallowme@hexbear.net 8 points 2 weeks ago

No surprise... 2 settler states at a house....

[-] CrackBurger@hexbear.net 4 points 2 weeks ago

Someone in my neighborhood flies an Israeli flag at their window but then for a month they put it back inside probably due to backlash (maybe). But when Israel invaded Rafah they put it back up for a day, very deranged

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