Founding Farthers

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

In honor of President’s Day, we learned just enough Flash to put together a little celebratory geegaw, “Founding Fathers”, that we hope will entertain you for at least 20-30 seconds. The less we say about it the better, but know that there is no “end” to this interactive thing that is not exactly a game; it will run until you close it.

Would our nation’s forebears approve? It would be folly to try and divine their inner deliberations. With the exception of Ben Franklin…he’d have thought it was a hoot.

In addition to the two-hundred-thirty-odd years of history and countless social and technological advancements that made this digital toy possible, we’d like to thank a few other folks; please see the credits below the break.

Mike “Spiff” Booth – Technology platforms

Independence Hall (photo) by Steve and Sara

Independence Hall

“Yankee Doodle” by American Originals Fife and Drum Corps, Inc.
http://www.americanoriginals.org/

Drum Roll by Heigh Ho

http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=19433

Bonk Sound by Patchen

http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=4138

@aforgottentune @jonschwartz @HellZiggy and @MitchO @thomasls for Twitter-related services rendered

5 Comments

  1. Posted February 15, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Oh how very Paul and Storm. I do like the floaty flippy head thing.

    Funny and true story, I have this playing, and in the background the TV is playing some rap song (it was House of Run on previously at some point, which is why I am watching that particular channel) and the rap song, which I can’t really identify, actually is in the same rhythm as that colonial song thing. It’s like… REEEEEMIIIXXX.

  2. Jack F.
    Posted February 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Terry Gilliam called. He wants his ideas back.

  3. Parsons
    Posted February 16, 2009 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    I’m glad to see the Flash-learning isn’t going to waste.

  4. PonderousMan
    Posted February 16, 2009 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Oh…. oh my. It’s the Flash newbie equivalent of “Pull my finger”. (Hello World, my ass!)

    I *did* like the Washington burp… I wonder, was that Paul or Storm?

    You guys keep this up, and soon you’ll need multimedia at your concerts even more than JoCo…! *grin*

  5. Ann
    Posted February 16, 2009 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    I am not ashamed to admit this made me giggle uncontrollably.
    I wish my first flash project had involved fart jokes; I prolly would have gotten a better grade on it then. (N.B. watch your transparent images’ clipping edges) and can’t wait for the next one.

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