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...