Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Burning the Flag

Sell cigarette paper to arab countries with US and british flag
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As unpatriatic as it sounds, I would think that Cigarette rolling paper with the US and Brit flags would sell nicely in Arab counrties, I can picture a US soldier getting a smile out of an Iraqi civilian by flicking him a rolled cigarette in a flag paper. A small joke can break the ice sometimes, if you do not take everything as serious as most of us do.
KOODEAL, Aug 10 2006

almost burnt here... http://www.bewild.com/uflropa.html
[xandram, Aug 10 2006]

US flag http://www.csmonito...3-usgn.html?related
"Made in China" [Shz, Aug 10 2006]


       I like where this is coming from, but I'm afraid humour and irony don't always translate well.
pertinax, Aug 10 2006

       SURGEON GENERAL's WARNING: Burning the flag can be damaging to your health.
zen_tom, Aug 10 2006

       Cute idea...just don't remind them that we are profiting from it.
tallbrownie, Aug 10 2006

       <slight aside>I often wonder, when seeing protesting Iranians (or whatever) on TV; where do they get all the US flags that they're burning? Does Tehran have a US Flag shop? Business must be slow outside of the protest season. Who supplies them? Or are they made locally? [Many more questions.]</sa>
angel, Aug 10 2006

       And of course, they can stamp on the cigarette once it is smoked.   

       Of course, there's a certain danger for the smoking-Arab, other than the obvious medical ones: by smoking this paper, they are taking into their system a symbol of America (or the UK) and it is becoming part of them, irrevocably.
calum, Aug 10 2006

       Cool, freedom fags.
fridge duck, Aug 10 2006

       [angel] - continuing on your slight aside , when people were burning Danish flags recently due to a certain cartoon being published...there was an newspaper article in The Times which had identified that half the time the flags being burnt were makeshift - or indeed flags of different nations, with slightly similar designs....   

       This is obviously easier to do with a flag such as Denmark's, whereas the Union Flag and the Stars and Stripes are obviously fairly complex.   

       I don't know about the US, but in the UK, most flags seem not to be made here....which could explain the easy access to them for burning-purposes...   

monojohnny, Aug 10 2006

       Flag fags?
jellydoughnut, Aug 11 2006

       The only time that I witnessed a flag burning, live and in person, was at the second inauguration parade of President Bush the Lesser. The fellow jumped up on a bus shelter, and attempted to light an American flag. The flag didn't burn at all, it just kind of melted very slowly away from the lighter. So the protester jumped down, stole another flag off the front of the Willard hotel, climbed back up on the bus shelter and tried to light that flag. It, too, just kind of melted. I remember that one of the flags set the guy's pants on fire, and they burned a lot better than either flag did. He did get one poof of flame off the second flag, after it had almost completely melted--that one moment was what they showed on the TV news.
baconbrain, Aug 14 2006

       This is why nobody ever burns Italian, Irish, or French flags. They can never figure out which is which.
RayfordSteele, Aug 15 2006


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