Saturday, October 2, 2010


How hard can it be to check things out?

Movie makers employ people especially to check "continuity." Their job is to make certain that when they shoot a scene that is supposed to happen in the same place and at the same time as another scene, that all of the items in the scene are just where they were all the other scenes that were supposed to take place at that location and time frame.

Some common mistakes are differences in shadows direction and length, self replenishing glasses of water, crew members accidently shown in a scene or the mike boom reflected in a "store" window.

It seems the Obama administration could use someone to check "continuity."

At a meeting of leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met Obama in New York on Friday, somebody in this "professional" administration forgot to check on just what the flag of the Philippines is supposed to look like when its up the flag pole.

As the picture shows, and as any 5th grade geography student knows, the Philippine flag behind President Benigno Aquino was upside down. The Philippine government flies the flag upside down when they are at war with some other nation.

In the words of one Obama administration official, "It was an honest mistake."

Well, it probably of hundreds that just keep coming and coming.

You can read more about it from the AP, HERE.

How many of these faux pas must take place before you begin to realize (and admit) that President BO and his administration are just a bunch of amateurs?


Tapline said...

Joe, two more years of this!!!!stay well....

Joe said...

Tap: Yikes! Really? Two more years? Ugh!

ablur said...

I doubt we are going to see any improvement in Mr. Perfect. I am wondering how long the left will carry his water? Are they willing to go down with the ship?

Susannah said...

They'll carry his long as there's water to carry, some of them.

Some, though, are finally getting frustrated (or is it just bored) w/ the whole thing. Yep. You didn't 'do it' for us like we thought you would. And you promised! Next?

Silverfiddle said...

It took a Carter to get us a Reagan, so there may be some good that comes out of this historic mistake known as the Obama presidency.

Joe said...

Susannah: Are you implying that President BO can't hold his water?

Silverfiddle: We can certainly hope for a change!