It's Flag Day -- an oft-overlooked day of national pride. Some of which is demonstrated in very strange ways.
Modern interpretations of Betsy Ross's design can go beyond cloth and, depending on your point of view, beyond good taste, too. Here are ten nontraditional but memorable uses of America's stars and stripes:
10. Wedding dress Nothing screams "I love America" more than a patriotic wedding dress. Even better than the bedazzled skirt and matching purse is the fact that this gown has been marked down to $549 from $1,399. That's a $850 savings on the dress of your dreams! 9. Contact lenses Because close-up pictures of old women weren't already terrifying. Click to keep counting down the ten strangest uses of the American flag. 8. Jumpsuit Things like this are capable of making flag burning seem acceptable. A look into the making of the OnePiece "jump in" from the Norwegian company's site: "Why not sew together a hooded sweatshirt and a pair of sweatpants? Let's make it so big that no one in their right mind would think of working out." ...And now we can blame the American obesity epidemic on Norway. 7. Duct tape prom attire There's nothing sweatier than dancing in a duct tape suit. This young man shows his support for Obama by duct taping the president's name right onto his lapel. Click to keep counting down the ten strangest uses of the American flag. 6. Inspirational house paint When hanging an American flag on your porch just isn't enough: one homeowner showed his local historical society who's boss with this classy paint job. 5. Stars and stripes cello This scene would be even better as a still life painting. Click to keep counting down the ten strangest uses of the American flag. 4. Dyed cat Is that a wrestling mask? A full-body paint job might be the only kitty accessory worse than cat costumes. 3. Parked car art With all the work it took to pull this off, they couldn't find the money to invest in star-shaped balloons? Really? Click to keep counting down the ten strangest uses of the American flag. 2. Bikini in a photoshopped political meme Sarah Palin, America's favorite rifle-toting broad, looks at home in this digitally altered American flag bikini pic. 1. Tongue We're not sure which is more horrifying: this person's nasty tongue, or the lack of Photoshop skills used to create this image.
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