Friday, October 29, 2010


Oregon really has it going on! 
An eagle
Stereotypical Oregon Trail wagon.
The words "The Union"
All inside a crest of sorts.
Plus, some long-time-ago date which signifies something.
But more importantly, it's a two-sided flag!  Here's the back:

Huge props to Oregonians for going with two unique sides.  There are literally only a few two-sided flags in the world.  There simply ain't enough two-sided flags out there!  The beaver on the back is nice, as we all know beavers are cute furry warm and moist creatures.  But in future versions of the Oregon flag, may I suggest this little improvement?

Sunday, October 24, 2010


The Seychelles are a bunch of islands off the coast of Africa you've probably never heard of or will ever visit.  But they have one of the more unique flags ever. 

And I quote:
The oblique bands are meant to symbolize a dynamic new country moving into the future; blue represents sky and sea, yellow the sun giving light and life, red the peoples' determination to work for the future in unity and love, white social justice and harmony, green the land and natural environment.

Sure, whatever, committee writing team.  I can get high and make things up too. You have a cool flag.  Leave it at that.

Also, the name Seychelles should also be added to the 'She sells, sea shells' tongue twister so it goes: 'She sells Seychelles sea shells by the sea shore.'

Who's your daddy Canada?

Norfolk Island yo daddy:

And from this tree will fall a single leaf.  A solitary reminder of where you came from.

Canada wanted its own identity, so it went for red over the traditional family green.  This upset Norfolk Island, but every Christmas the two flags put aside their differences celebrate their rich history over a bottle of rye.

Libya has the Best Flag in the World

I dare you to find a better flag than Libya's:

That's right. Green. Got a problem with it? Too bad. We called it first. Go find your own color.

Romania and Chad have the same flag.

Of the infinite number of possible flags, how do two countries end up with the same flag?

Romania's flag:

Chad's flag:

There was some flag flap back in 2004 at the UN between these two nations.  Apparently the blue on Chad's flag is slightly darker.  Whew!  Close call!  The two countries were about to go to war over it. If two countries have an identical flag, they should flip a coin.  One keeps their flag, the other goes back to the drawing board.  That or the presidents of each nation arm wrestle for it.