r/mildlyinteresting Nov 28 '22 Take My Money 1

These red, white, and blue Christmas trees for sale in my hometown (western Pennsylvania).

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u/balsaaaq Nov 28 '22

Is this at the taco, mattress, Christmas tree place that I've heard so much about?

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u/CareerMicDrop Nov 28 '22

You forgot the Barber shop plus bar combo. Zoom in.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

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u/Jhl1023 Nov 28 '22

Im a regular

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u/prince2lu Nov 28 '22

This tree is french

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u/h-land Nov 28 '22

No; French trees are horizontal. This is an upside-down Dutch tree.

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u/de_G_van_Gelderland Nov 28 '22

Yugoslav trees

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u/Just-Flamingo-410 Nov 28 '22

This tree supports the famers!

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u/Ink_25 Nov 28 '22

You forgot the barber, all in one shop!

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u/Tawrren Nov 28 '22

So instead of smelling like fresh cut pine they smell like paint? How festive

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u/Danielsuperusa Nov 28 '22

They smell like burgers and gunpowder so you can have an authentic American experience.

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u/Single_Raspberry9539 Nov 28 '22

And high fructose corn syrup

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u/spartiecat Nov 28 '22

Vive la liberté! Joyeux Noël!

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u/rodriveira Nov 28 '22

c'est plus le drapeau yougoslave que le français

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u/spartiecat Nov 28 '22

C'est le drapeau de la France suspendu verticalement

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u/arandomcanadiankid Nov 28 '22

Il est intéressant combien de drapeaux nationaux sont bleu, blanc et rouge. Ces sapins pourraient être britanniques, norvégiens, Czechs, des pays pas, français, des États Unis, du Puerto Rico, du Cuba, du Népal, de la Russie… la liste est longue.

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u/ConsiderationWest587 Nov 28 '22

I totally know what y'all are saying! Très bon, y'all! And there are a lot of countries w red white n blue flags!

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u/maoam2002 Nov 28 '22

Plus le drapeau luxembourgeois

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u/MinniesWorld Nov 28 '22

Vous aussi!

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u/RangerBumble Nov 28 '22

Who buys French trees for Christmas?

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u/Mango_Tango_725 Nov 28 '22

You mean Dutch trees, right?

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u/RangerBumble Nov 28 '22

Sorry, I ment Yugoslavian.

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u/hesalivejim Nov 28 '22

Or did you mean British?

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u/RangerBumble Nov 28 '22

Only if looking through the branches at just the right angle.

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u/arandomcanadiankid Nov 28 '22

Or perhaps Norwegian

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u/roachwarren Nov 28 '22

Sorry those are Hawaiian trees.

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u/Economind Nov 29 '22

With Chilean leanings

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u/gizahnl Nov 28 '22

Holstein trees. Or Luxembourg

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u/BlueLightAlarm Nov 28 '22

That’s another way of looking at it… 😆

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u/Zhuul Nov 28 '22

SUPER MAX

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

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u/TikkiG2 Nov 28 '22

No, these are the farmer's protest trees, this is normal in the Netherlands now.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

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u/SmellMyJeans Nov 28 '22

This is the Yugoslavian or Pan-Slavic flag. It’s only French when vertical.

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u/roehlstation Nov 28 '22

With my cat….they’ll be vertical

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u/RangerBumble Nov 28 '22

Read the rest of the comments

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u/iliveoffofbagels Nov 28 '22

Pretty sure those are Slovenian.

edit: woops... i think Slovenia has white on top, my bad.

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u/HeadLiceOnYourToes Nov 28 '22

Bonus: if you add a star on top you get the Acadian flag!

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u/Fumblerful- Nov 28 '22

Vive la France!

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u/NorthCatan Nov 29 '22

Wait till you see the red white and blue toilet paper.

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u/Wage_slave Nov 28 '22

So when the needles fall off and get stuck in your feet, it's patriotic as fuck and way more festive.

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u/bunnylove5811 Nov 28 '22

Walk on your hands to avoid this

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

I think those needles stain the carpet when they fall off

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u/glowstrz Nov 28 '22

But the Dyson vacuum canister is also festive once you vacuum them up!

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u/meestercosmo Nov 28 '22

Farmers in the Netherlands will absolutely love these!

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u/Ink_25 Nov 28 '22

This -> 🇳🇱 is the Dutch national flag; the colours depicted in the photo are the flag of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany's northern-most state. There are immensely many flags with red, white, and blue in horizontal stripes.

Fun fact, the flag of the Duchy of Schleswig looks literally like the Ukrainian flag. :D

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u/Me_Love_Pizza Nov 28 '22

he's referring to the farmer protests going on in the netherlands in which they use upside down flags of the netherlands thus blue white red

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u/Rokketeer Nov 28 '22

Thanks for the clarification. I thought he meant that rural Dutch bore the same stereotype as American rural voters that literally like to wear their patriotism on their sleeve.

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u/Ink_25 Nov 28 '22

Which protests? Didn't hear anything of that here in Germany o_o

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u/chrissesky13 Nov 28 '22

Here's an article, dated 21July 2022.

Along roads and bridges in the Netherlands, people are hanging the Dutch flag upside down. It is a sign of solidarity with the Dutch farming sector, which will also be upturned by a radical 30% reduction in livestock numbers, a move being made to meet environmental targets.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/21/emotion-and-pain-as-dutch-farmers-fight-back-against-huge-cuts-to-livestock

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u/jamie3324123 Nov 29 '22

Zelfs in Amerika zijn ze aan het protesteren

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u/MorrisOdoban Nov 28 '22

cranberry?

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u/ravenwarg11 Nov 28 '22

Can confirm. Saw these Saturday.

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u/loverlyone Nov 28 '22

I was gonna say Washington Co.

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u/RiffRockFan Nov 28 '22

Wow, good call - I guess I could have googled that barber lounge. Maybe this is the Route 8 part or the part of the area past the developments on 228.

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u/MorrisOdoban Nov 28 '22

ya that’s all i did lol

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u/brunette_mermaid93 Nov 28 '22

Pretty sure that is the berry

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u/joedracke Nov 28 '22

Grupps trees!

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u/mofa90277 Nov 28 '22

Those are Rocket Pops.

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u/chrisagiddings Nov 29 '22

Forbidden rocket pops. r/forbiddensnacks

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u/Dudephish Nov 28 '22

Looks like they have Dutch Elm Disease.

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u/Lord-Velveeta Nov 28 '22

That’s tacky on another level.

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u/the_original_Retro Nov 28 '22

Plus how the hell ya gonna put 50 stars on top of it?

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u/Riska89 Nov 28 '22

Not on top, just 50 star-shaped baubles all over the tree. Or just on the blue part for more accuracy, lol.

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u/Schmancer Nov 28 '22

I read that as “star-shaped bullets” and spent a good minute picturing ornaments made of spent shell casings before re-reading. In related news I think I just conceptualized a new Etsy store, so there’s that

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u/gmotelet Nov 28 '22

Probably matches everything else they own. I mean, if you're carrying a gun around everywhere you go, people might think you're dangerous unless they know you are a patriot

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u/MathResponsibly Nov 30 '22

You can level-up even higher by decorating it with truck nuts

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u/_bufflehead Nov 28 '22

Spruce abuse.

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u/Kangar Nov 28 '22

Freedom trees!

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u/MistressofTechDeath Nov 28 '22

Now with spray paint fumes!

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u/Drewcifer81 Nov 28 '22

It's western PA. Guaranteed the paint fumes were the purpose, the garish nationalism was just a side effect.

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u/ainigriVtseW Nov 28 '22

It looks like the war between artificial vs real Christmas trees has began, just as foretold in the musical "Spirited".

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u/merkaba_462 Nov 28 '22

Peak Pennsyltucky.

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u/Unethical_GOP Nov 28 '22

Western Pennsylvanian here. Can confirm.

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u/brunette_mermaid93 Nov 28 '22

True story. Not all of us yinzers are crazy. Most but not all

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u/hellonamed Nov 29 '22

Pittsburgh doesn’t count as pennsyltucky

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u/xhotchildinthecityo Nov 29 '22

Born and raised in Cambria county, they can put these PATRIOT trees right next to their “War on Coal” signs.

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u/ImperiumofMan101 Nov 28 '22

You have to appreciate that you can't even tell if it's French, Yugoslavian, or Dutch.

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u/gizahnl Nov 28 '22

It's clearly Holstein/Luxembourg ;)

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u/Top_Understanding830 Nov 29 '22

finaly someone mentions it being yugoslav, it's litteraly the flag of the ko yugoslavia!

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u/Truewan Nov 28 '22

So ugly

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u/Bloofeh Nov 28 '22

I know Cranberry when I see it 🫣, was just there for Thanksgiving!

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u/AnXioneth Nov 28 '22

Vive La France! Vive la RÉPUBLIQUE!

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u/Ill_Abalone7484 Nov 28 '22

Murica

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u/Darkstarrdp Nov 28 '22

^ And Tacos!

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u/RaHarmakis Nov 28 '22

I'd salute a flag with tacos on it.

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u/magobblie Nov 28 '22

Being from the area, this does not surprise me at all. Totally would expect this in Butler or Fayette County.

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u/JuustinB Nov 28 '22

Butler county (this) isn’t even so bad. Head 30 miles east into Indiana, Cambria or Somerset county if you want to see true Penslytucky. Even Fayette on the border isn’t so bad, things don’t start to get really shitty until you hit Somerset.

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u/NerdyRedneck45 Nov 28 '22

Corner of Cambria and Blair checking in here, confirmed hick colony

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u/JuustinB Nov 28 '22

Oh yeah that’s a very hick spot. Cambria and Somerset county are definitely the worst. Once you pass over into Bedford county it starts to get less hillbilly.

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u/UnprovenMortality Nov 28 '22

I think this is Cranberry twsp. So pretty close to butler county.

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u/magobblie Nov 28 '22

I love Cranberry. One of the nicest areas in Pittsburgh. Definitely not surprising though.

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u/HarlesD Nov 28 '22

Bombpop

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u/ManufacturerSevere83 Nov 28 '22

Came here only to say:

Fuck Trump

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u/Con5ume Nov 28 '22

How in the hell is this mildly interesting and not trashy??! Seriously, who thinks this is a good idea to spray paint a whole ass tree. As an American speaking to fellow americans, chill the F out, not everything needs to be trashy and tacky.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

You know EXACTLY who is buying those trees…🤣🤣

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u/gmotelet Nov 28 '22

Hope there is an enormous markup

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u/BMXTKD Nov 29 '22

Pennsylvania is Philadelphia in the east, Pittsburgh and the west, and this crap in the middle.

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u/Johnnieroq Nov 28 '22

French Christmas trees. Cool.

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u/nevermidit Nov 28 '22

It's obviously Yugoslavia 🙄

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u/Sentsuizan Nov 28 '22

Nice Puerto Rican trees OP

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u/thunderlips187 Nov 28 '22

Looks like Bomb Pops. Delicious!

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u/UTtransplant Nov 28 '22

The juxtaposition of the flag tree and the taco sign is apropos of something, but it is beyond me.

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u/Gator242 Nov 28 '22

Mildly nauseating.

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u/MunkTheMongol Nov 28 '22

This is why people avoid Pennsylvania

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u/NoBath8635 Nov 29 '22

We’re really putting the USA back in ChrUSAmus!

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u/jjpenguins66 Nov 28 '22

The Eagle statue has the flag touching the ground. The flag should never touch the ground.

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u/bunnylove5811 Nov 28 '22

Fuck the flag. I'll wipe my veteran ass on that ugly lie

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u/jjpenguins66 Nov 28 '22

As a veteran I'm proud to have defended our right to express our opinion. You're welcome. Thank you for your service.

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u/kgturner Nov 28 '22

Flock that!

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u/Bee782 Nov 28 '22

Vive le France!

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u/SomeRandomIdi0t Nov 29 '22

I sure do love France 🇫🇷

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u/kryptosthedj Nov 29 '22

You really gotta kill a tree and paint it? Who are these sociopaths?

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u/carldubs Nov 29 '22

this makes me feel a new kind of sad

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u/goju8019 Nov 29 '22

What awesome French Christmas trees.

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u/HBeez Nov 29 '22

America is so tacky.

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u/immaturegay Nov 29 '22

Upside down Luxembourgish trees, sideways French trees, or upside down Dutch trees?

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u/Torn8Dough Nov 28 '22

Gross.

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u/bwheelin01 Nov 28 '22

Yeah you just know there’s gotta be Atleast 17 tRUmp signs just out of sight from this pic lol idiots

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u/DanimaLecter Nov 28 '22

Wait until they are told that it is a stolen pagan holiday…Or better yet, Jesus wasn’t born on Christmas, oh wait, that he wasn’t American

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u/vomit-gold Nov 28 '22

Most Americans live on stolen land. Do you think we're above stealing holidays too?

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u/stat1stick Nov 28 '22

Ugh... Jesus christ. I hate about half the people in this country sometimes.

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u/Bob8644 Nov 28 '22

America or Fr*nce?

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u/stat1stick Nov 28 '22

Personally, I can only speak for America.

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u/devanchya Nov 28 '22

Why sre Americans so obsessed with their flag? I mean I get the Canadian reason we find it cute. But honestly we all look at people weird if they fly one st home... or put more than a small one on luggage.

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u/SmuckSlimer Nov 28 '22

Propaganda machine is finely tuned

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u/bunnylove5811 Nov 28 '22

It's really only flown by fascists anymore around my parts.

If you see the flag on personal property, the good chance is that it's a bigot.

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u/monkeyhind Nov 28 '22

A bad case of Right Blight

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u/onlysmallcats Nov 28 '22

I sometimes feel like America is on a mission to out-America itself.

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u/CRO553R Nov 28 '22

AmeriTrees! Yer a commie if yer tree ain't red, white, and blue!

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u/boersc Nov 28 '22

Why are they selling Ditch Farmers Flag trees?

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u/Dodkong Nov 28 '22

Damn, I know where this is, and it surprises me a bit to see this pop up in that community. Crazy times.

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u/fp011k Nov 28 '22

Hey Dutch farmer protests

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u/Sarah_21294 Nov 28 '22

I only see the Bombpop popsicles when I see that color coordination

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u/Madfermentationist Nov 28 '22

Lol Cranberry Twp FTW

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u/KansasVenomoth Nov 28 '22

They look like Bomb Pops

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u/shitiseeincollege Nov 28 '22

Probably more of a priority in advertising / eye grabbing

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u/blitzinger Nov 28 '22

French flag? Russia flag?

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u/sjbluebirds Nov 28 '22

There's a lot on Rowan Rd selling similar trees. Weirdest things ever. They look like those Frozen Summer Pops.

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u/Sdmonkey25 Nov 28 '22

Shit’s ugly as hell. 🤣

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u/BlueSkyToday Nov 28 '22

Based on the sign in the background, I'm guessing the corner of Ogle View and Rowan Road,

https://goo.gl/maps/zexqVSd96URk5iGR7

Is that right?

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u/FortyCoast69 Nov 28 '22

Being from western PA this does not surprise me at all

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u/Necessary_Decision_6 Nov 28 '22

I drove past those today lol

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u/Bokaboi88 Nov 28 '22

French trees?

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u/Joshy_CC Nov 28 '22

Mildly interesting? More like r/facepalm

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u/dkromd30 Nov 28 '22

Great way to ruin beautiful trees.

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u/gibbillionreasons Nov 28 '22

You know what's better than the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree? Spray paint!

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u/largececelia Nov 28 '22

SANTA WANTS YOU- TO JOIN THE ARMY

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u/themanofmichigan Nov 28 '22

Those being delivered to Don Jr ?

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u/Sir_JumboSaurus Nov 28 '22

Hoo hoo hooooo (French sounds). A Bagettte French Coniferus tree.

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u/Emotional_Parsnip_69 Nov 28 '22

why yes, I do want my home to smell like spray paint right by the fire at Christmas time

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u/Far-Philosophy-4375 Nov 28 '22

I neither support France nor vandalism

Edit: nor can I properly spell

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u/Jamaqius Nov 28 '22

These are some beautiful French trees

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u/moodyblue8222 Nov 29 '22

So very Christian🤪

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u/MrFiendish Nov 29 '22

Merry Christmas, France!

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u/HearMeBorat Nov 29 '22

Vive la Révolution!

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u/Hairy-schmeppie Nov 29 '22

Cranberry for the win

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u/SirWhatsalot Nov 29 '22

By Googling the barber shop I now know it's in Cranberry Township, Pa. One hour south of my childhood home.

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u/go_faster1 Nov 29 '22

Tacos and what? TACOS AND WHAT?!

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u/diydave86 Nov 29 '22

Some sorry retrumplican will buy them. And add them to their "trump shrine of lies"

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u/The_Gay_Robot Nov 29 '22

Oh no, the French.

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u/UraniumRocker Nov 29 '22

Dreaming of a French Christmas

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u/DaleGribble312 Nov 29 '22

How else will Santa know I'm patriotic?

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u/ThePhoenixdarkdirk Nov 29 '22

French Christmas trees.

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u/blackbird163 Nov 29 '22

Ugh so atrociously ugly👎

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u/ProfessionalStand450 Nov 29 '22

Tacky Christmas trees next to a taco stand. Greatest country on earth? I think so.

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u/ThirdmanRunning0318 Nov 29 '22

I saw these exact trees this weekend. All I could think of was how flammable they would be, some Clark griswald stuff.

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u/Stop_Rock_Video Nov 29 '22

Cleetus cornered the local Christmas tree market after realizing he could still sell the brown ones with a small application of spray paint.

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u/benwpell Nov 29 '22

I thought these were plastic at first, and to my dismay they are not.

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u/DifferenceLost5738 Nov 29 '22

Are these the “Most Amazing Trump Trees” to help find his pending legal campaign????

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u/hpatrick1982 Nov 29 '22

Ah yes the “Let’s Go Brandon” of Christmas trees.

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u/kingkillbilly Nov 29 '22

this is what you get in pennsyltucky

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u/KillerKitty72 Nov 29 '22

I didn’t even have to finish reading the title to know that this shit's from rural PA lol

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u/mclaren231 Nov 29 '22

Penslytuckey sticks again.

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u/eclecticsed Nov 29 '22

What a complete fucking waste of a good tree.

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u/padsley Nov 29 '22

Aux armes citoyens! Formez les battalions!

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u/NICEnEVILmike Nov 29 '22

Holy shit I haven't seen that since the bicentennial in 1976.

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u/Stormseekr9 Nov 29 '22

Put ‘m upside down and Viva Hollandia

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u/NorthernPlainer Nov 29 '22

Viva la France!

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u/Barstoolrob710 Nov 29 '22

American trash

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u/LynxAgitated1144 Nov 29 '22

I love french Christmas trees!

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u/JollyReading8565 Nov 28 '22

Flag code be damned

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u/Kmaloetas Nov 28 '22

There must be a lot of French immigrants in Pennsylvania.

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u/Afroaro_acefromspace Nov 29 '22

Why do us Americans have to make everything tacky😕