Jack Handy explains the symbols on his flag

Comedy writer and Army Man publisher Jack Handy wrote a great "Shouts & Murmurs" in the most recent the New Yorker. Here's a small sample:

The plow with the four-leaf clover symbolizes the luck of the farmer.

The quicksand represents the travails of life. The hand sticking out of it is so you know it's quicksand and not just a dirty spot on the flag.

The bat stands for eternal life, through our lord Dracula.

The sheaf of wheat symbolizes the bounty of the land, and the hope that soon more things will come in sheaves.

The parrot represents the need to communicate, even if it's only squawks.

The tin of paprika stands for paprika, a spice I hope to learn more about.

Boing Boing challenge: draw Jack's flag. Link