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The new American Flag

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Irond Will wrote: »
    lions used to be native to europe

    europeans drove them to extinction sometime in the dark ages i think

    Wait what.

    Seriously?

    While racing light mechs, your Urbanmech comes in second place, but only because it ran out of ammo.
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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited September 2010
    HamHamJ wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    lions used to be native to europe

    europeans drove them to extinction sometime in the dark ages i think

    Wait what.

    Seriously?

    yep

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Lion

    tigers and bears and bison-like things too

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  • EvanderEvander Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Europe doesn't have bears anymore?

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Irond Will wrote: »
    lions used to be native to europe

    europeans drove them to extinction sometime in the dark ages i think

    Yer not lion, are ya?

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited September 2010
    Evander wrote: »
    Europe doesn't have bears anymore?

    there might be some. i'm not sure

    wolves were extinct in most of europe but seem to be making something of a comeback

    maybe bears are kind of the same way

    Wqdwp8l.png
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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Irond Will wrote: »
    HamHamJ wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    lions used to be native to europe

    europeans drove them to extinction sometime in the dark ages i think

    Wait what.

    Seriously?

    yep

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Lion

    tigers and bears and bison-like things too

    Aurochs?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurochs

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  • override367override367 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Evander wrote: »
    Europe doesn't have bears anymore?

    there might be some. i'm not sure

    wolves were extinct in most of europe but seem to be making something of a comeback

    maybe bears are kind of the same way

    Wolves are coming back because of the presence of the three wolf moon t-shirt, it has given them unnatural power. They hunt in packs of hundreds now and fear neither man nor steel.

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • ZzuluZzulu Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    there are both wolves and bears up here man

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  • ZzuluZzulu Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    also moose

    moose are the best

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I think they're both pretty nice, actually. I guess the rectangular design would be less jarring, but they're both good.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
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  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Japanese subnational flags all really take the approach of the national flag: a design, generally circular, of some sort, in the middle (one or at most two colors for that), and then a solid-color background.

    And the vast majority of those designs are pretty awesome.

    A sample:

    Chigasaki
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    Koga
    jp-01-ko.gif

    Nanao
    jp-17-nn.gif

    Higashikagawa
    jp-37-hi.gif

    Ito
    jp-22-it.gif

    And it's like that in every city in the country.

    I have a new soccer blog The Minnow Tank. Reading it psychically kicks Sepp Blatter in the bean bag.
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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    jp-37-hi.gif
    Hey! Listen!

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited September 2010
    the japanese def don't have a case of the busies when it comes to visual design

    Wqdwp8l.png
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  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Irond Will wrote: »
    lions used to be native to europe

    europeans drove them to extinction sometime in the dark ages i think

    Reading up on European Lions made me really fucking sad.

    Lions! Real live lions in Europe. That would have been awsome.

    Fucking Greeks, Fucking Romans.

    Communicating from the last of the Babylon Stations.
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  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2010
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Evander wrote: »
    Europe doesn't have bears anymore?

    there might be some. i'm not sure

    wolves were extinct in most of europe but seem to be making something of a comeback

    maybe bears are kind of the same way

    There are a huge deal of bears in Europe.

    Also there are some bison in Eastern Europe, but not many.

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  • FCDFCD Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I've always liked Israel's flag. It's a simple, centered design that uses an easily recognizable symbol, the Star of David. I also like that its layout and colors are based on Jewish prayer shawls.

    http://www.cost929-environet.org/images/israel-flag_000.gif

    "If anyone tried to steal your WAX LIPS, you would eat their eyeballs and deliver an angry lecture into their empty sockets." Hearts Boxcars, The Midnight Crew
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  • DacDac Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Couscous wrote: »
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    Hey! Listen!

    Fuck you.

    I laughed.


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  • The Fourth EstateThe Fourth Estate Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Gosling wrote: »
    -Japanese Flags-

    The first three look like corporate logos.

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  • ronyaronya Arrrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Gosling wrote: »
    -Japanese Flags-

    The first three look like corporate logos.

    Hmmm.

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    mitsui_logo.gif

    17_s.png

    I suppose they don't look like Japanese corporate logos.

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  • override367override367 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I woulda thought at least one japanese flag would have a loli on it

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  • DurendalDurendal Registered User
    edited September 2010
    If the American flag gets changed, it will definitely be a simple redesign. The stars and stripes are iconic, if a bit tacky.

    I'm glad Canada has a simple, easily recognizable and fairly unique national symbol. Even without the flag, the maple leaf can stand on its own.
    canadianflag-1.jpg

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited September 2010
    well

    i think that a maple leaf is kind of a dumb idea for a national symbol

    but damn if it doesn't make a handsome, iconic flag

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    unless its blue
    then that maple leaf can eat a dick

    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
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  • RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Gosling wrote: »
    -Japanese Flags-

    The first three look like corporate logos.

    The first thing I thought when I saw them was, "Hmm, when the entire universe is run by interplanetary corporations, these will look really cool painted on the sides of their mechs."

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  • FartacusFartacus __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2010
    Irond Will wrote: »
    the japanese def don't have a case of the busies when it comes to visual design

    You sure about that?

    31508-SSSashBrawl2.jpg

    spoiler'd for huge:
    Spoiler:

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    did the yellow frozen yogurt ranger secretly fart on all his buddies or something?
    whats with that grin

    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
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  • yotesyotes Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    There are many good Swiss flags and coats of arms, but this one really stands out. Behold, the flag of the Swiss Guard:

    Fahne_Schweizergarde_Frankreich.jpg

    Straight outta Yellow Submarine.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    That is only a few steps away from being some kind of Christian gay pride flag. That is appropriate for the Catholic Church.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The American flag is tacky?

    I don't see how at all.
    it's awfully busy

    it was a bit better before we had all those stars

    my god

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    We should go back to this flag.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grand_Union_Flag.svg

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_United_States
    The stars are used for nice designs on some of these.

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  • jammujammu Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
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    Some finnish city and county Coat-of-arms. Some of them are even recently designed (in 90:s). Maybe its the heavily regulating them that keeps them looking heraldric, not corporatish.


    Keski-Pohjanmaa.jpg 125px-Oulun_Krppien_logosvg.png
    Local weasel representing now defunct province and my home city Ice-hockey team.


    Now what US-flag really need is more weasels. Maybe 13 weasels to represent the original 13 colonies on a field.
    Spoiler:

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    jammu wrote: »
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    Some finnish city and county Coat-of-arms. Some of them are even recently designed (in 90:s). Maybe its the heavily regulating them that keeps them looking heraldric, not corporatish.


    Keski-Pohjanmaa.jpg 125px-Oulun_Krppien_logosvg.png
    Local weasel representing now defunct province and my home city Ice-hockey team.


    Now what US-flag really need is more weasels. Maybe 13 weasels to represent the original 13 colonies on a field.
    Spoiler:

    we have the same thing

    as in, heavy regulation of what counties, cities and municipalities can do with their coat of arms

    it's a good idea

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    dlinfiniti wrote: »
    unless its blue
    then that maple leaf can eat a dick

    Red is, after all, one of the handsomest colors you can have a on a flag.

    The real mishap is when you get two flags that end up, by coincidence, looking like each other (Burma and Taiwan).

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Elendil wrote: »
    The American flag is tacky?

    I don't see how at all.
    it's awfully busy

    it was a bit better before we had all those stars

    my god

    No I'm pretty sure it's awesome.

    johns.flag.jpeg

    Haters be hatin'

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    "You know how everyone's agreed that stars are good on flags?"

    "Of course.

    "You know what's better than just a few stars?"

    "What?"

    "A few dozen."

    With the combination of lots of stars and lots of stripes, I always thought the US flag was incredibly old-fashion looking, like something modern that was styled after very busy medieval heraldry. But that's just me.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Flags themselves are pretty old-fashioned.

    What America needs is a Twitter account.

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