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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

 
Flags - The Good, The Bad, And The Wild

Who's got the best and worst flags? Go to Sully's and follow the links. Virginia Postrel discovered this little gem.

I rank Japan's as the best, and Zimbabwe's as the worst.

With that color scheme and the unique play on the hammer-and-sickle emblem, the Angolan flag is just dripping with the aura of despotism and tyranny. Points for truth in advertising.

I would have given the Brazilian flag a much higher grade. Update: Tyler Cowen likes this flag, too.

The Ecuadoran flag looks like somebody chopped off part of its bottom.

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's flag looks like someone took a yellow highlighter to the naval ensign of Imperial Japan.

If you swallow the Jordanian flag, it will look like the Bahamas flag when you throw it up.

Libya really should have a flag-design contest.

Madagascar's flag is what the Texas flag looks like after a 90-mph fastball hits you in the head.

This flag might give some the impression that Morocco's state religion is Wicca, not Islam. (The Wiccan pentagram is enclosed in a circle, though.)

Update: In comments at Tyler's someone mentioned the Maryland flag. I remarked:

The MD flag could induce hypnosis, especially if viewed while it's spinning.

Don't believe me?



You are getting sleepy. You are getting verrry sleeepy...

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