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May 24, 2007 10:54 PM Subscribe
What's the cultural history behind car dealerships in the US flying massive flags?
The Colbert Report
posted by holgate to Society & Culture (27 answers total)
mentioned a Hummer dealer
who wanted to fly a 60x30ft flag. He's not alone: to my foreign eyes, the biggest, gaudiest displays of the flag are invariably over car dealerships, leading me to joke that if aliens landed in the US, they'd think cars were the dominant species. It was mentioned in the blue
that giant flags are often a way to bypass zoning restrictions on promotional banners, but does anyone have an insight into the origins and development of the 'big flag = car lot' phenomenon?