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Sunday, April 04, 2004

flags

I was surprised that the Australian flag fell over the line by five points didn't Fail in this The World's Flags Given letter ratings rated (via Incoming signals)

But another flag to score a C was Samoa, which seems silmilar to some of the variations on the southern cross sans "colonial rubbish" proposed by Ausflag.

(I like the Eureka flag myself)


Comments: flags

Yes, I like the Eureka flag too. There's something subliminally reassuring about it.
Posted by Mike Jericho at April 5, 2004 08:14 AM

some funny comments (lions rolling cigarettes, hawk sitting on a toilet.. thought that was a chicken in a basket, myself..)

but off the money in many places.. Brazil's flag is a cracker!

and I'm partial to a parrot on a pole (or even a bird of paradise, or an eagle grappling with a snake on a cactus)

our mob: the Torres Strait Islander flag captures the 'brown eye' neatly; the Aboriginal flag is easily the strongest design-wise, altho' I like the NT state flag too..

This Brendan Jones flag works for me...
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~brendan.jones/flags/aus-1.html

also this derivation:
http://www.users.bigpond.com/putland/flag/sb23.htm
Posted by nardo at April 5, 2004 02:47 PM

I also like this one:
http://www.ausflag.com.au/new/images/95-1.gif
Posted by nardo at April 5, 2004 02:51 PM

I had to include a link to the Torres Strait flag after that intriguing (and very apt)description:

http://www.ausflag.com.au/flags/images/torres.gif

The problem with many of the variants is the logo look. And I'm with the Frequent:
"I don't want a green and gold flag - nor a flag with animals on it"
http://www.ausflag.com.au/ausflag/qa.html
However, the Eureka flag question is dismissed on this page too:
"It could never be a suitable unifying national symbol."
If this is true, it's a shame, because I find its 'authenticity' reassuring, and its graphic simplicity.
Maybe the Southern Cross is the subliminal bit, in which case I could settle for this:
http://www.ausflag.com.au/new/91.html
Posted by boynton at April 5, 2004 05:47 PM

Just love that flag site, was chuckling away in the front room here...beats watching snooker as the rest of the den haag household are doing.
Posted by Averil at April 6, 2004 05:27 AM

I see the Netherlands gets a B.

I guess this site would have come in handy for Trivia, once upon a time.
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