1. Welcome to our site! Electro Tech is an online community (with over 170,000 members) who enjoy talking about and building electronic circuits, projects and gadgets. To participate you need to register. Registration is free. Click here to register now.
    Dismiss Notice

Your Countries flags rated (I've added my cities too Toronto)

Discussion in 'Members Lounge' started by blueroomelectronics, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. blueroomelectronics

    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    12,536
    Likes:
    170
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Just a fun site where some fellow rates countries flags
    http://pukeko.otago.ac.nz/~jp30/flags/ratings.html

    I'd like to add Toronto's flag and my comment.
    [​IMG]
    Toronto's flag, looks like a pair of legs with a fig (maple) leaf hiding the naughty bits.
    [​IMG]
    It's supposed to look like the Toronto city hall.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2008
  2. HiTech

    HiTech Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,874
    Likes:
    30
    Location:
    Penna. USA
    OooooK! Japan receives an A for a red dot against a plain white background and the US gets a C for looking too busy. Well it's quite sad that someone believes that having a star to represent every state as well as the meaning behind the stripes is "too busy".... I say phhhht to them!

    At least the American flag is likely the most recognized flag around the world (and on the moon and in deep space). I would have never recognized the #1 placeholder's flag, Gambia, looks like. There's something good to be said for sending our flag on a deep space mission a billion miles out!
     
  3. blueroomelectronics

    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    12,536
    Likes:
    170
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Somalia got high marks too, guess the flag looks nice on pirate ships.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. dave

    Dave New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 1997
    Messages:
    -
    Likes:
    0


     
  5. dknguyen

    dknguyen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2006
    Messages:
    6,761
    Likes:
    72

    No rule says that a very influential country can't have a crappy looking flag. It IS art after all. Maybe the author is just a fan of *stifled laughter* abstract art.
     
  6. Krumlink

    Krumlink New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    Messages:
    2,080
    Likes:
    20
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    I thought that the ratings were very realistic! :D
     
  7. dknguyen

    dknguyen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2006
    Messages:
    6,761
    Likes:
    72
    My favorite flags are the ones with giant crosses on them. Like Norway or Switzerland. I always liked the way the Nazi flag catches the eye (I guess that was the point?), but the obvious history behind it all but exempts it from the list completely.
     
  8. Marks256

    Marks256 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes:
    9
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    Kuwait's flag looks like a 3d room.

    [​IMG]

    The green is the roof, red the floor, white the back wall, and black the side wall.

    I didn't know Toronto was a country? :D



    Minnesota's flag is WAY to complicated.
    [​IMG]

    I had to draw that thing way back in the sixth grade. Let's just say i am not THAT artistic... :eek:
     
  9. blueroomelectronics

    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    12,536
    Likes:
    170
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Our provincial flags are nothing to write home about. I do like the Ontario flag, the Jack is nice and I like red. (Almost called the company RedRoomElectronics but sounded like something from the Shining)
    [​IMG]

    I think a nice flag would have at least one optical illusion
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2008
  10. Hank Fletcher

    Hank Fletcher New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Messages:
    932
    Likes:
    12
    Location:
    N.B., Canada
    You mean something like, "Hey, it doesn't look too bad from there!"?

    I like the deceptive asymmetry of the Union Jack. The Jolly Roger's not bad, either. Is there a nation with skulls on their flag? That, or flames, would look wicked cool.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2008
  11. dknguyen

    dknguyen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2006
    Messages:
    6,761
    Likes:
    72
    NOt that I have heard of, but apparently there are countries with guns on their flags!
     
  12. blueroomelectronics

    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    12,536
    Likes:
    170
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    [​IMG]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Mozambique[/FONT]

    Let that be a warning to tourists

    Here's a suggestion for a Zimbabwe flag (they have a 150,000% inflation rate and have just brought out a $10,000,000 dollar bill (US $6))
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2008
  13. kchriste

    kchriste New Member Forum Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    3,677
    Likes:
    47
    Location:
    Victoria BC, Canada
    Yes. It is less likely to catch fire on the moon and in the vacuum of space. :p
    The US flag has flames on it every time I see it on the news from the middle east. :rolleyes:
    The Greek flag has a little of that:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. HiTech

    HiTech Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,874
    Likes:
    30
    Location:
    Penna. USA
    That American flag on the moon is still there from 1969. And how is it going to catch fire in frigid deep space? From super excited gamma rays? Or perhaps it might come face to face with an American anti-matter flag say 10 parsecs out??
     
  15. HiTech

    HiTech Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,874
    Likes:
    30
    Location:
    Penna. USA
    I wonder what branch of the Somalian Navy that boat is from? That must be their light cruiser with a single, forward main gun. Amazing that their technology has produced such a low-profile water craft. By gosh, those American Seals shown below don't stand a snowball's chance in hell against such a formidable watercraft and astute soldiers!!

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2008
  16. Marks256

    Marks256 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes:
    9
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    Hey! That looks like a Minnesotan fishing boat! :D
     
  17. HiTech

    HiTech Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,874
    Likes:
    30
    Location:
    Penna. USA
    If that's the case, I would imagine they limit out very quickly, making for a short fishing excursion!
     
  18. Marks256

    Marks256 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes:
    9
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    Not with the machine guns, no. ;) :D
     
  19. quixotron

    quixotron New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Messages:
    269
    Likes:
    13
    Location:
    God Bless America!
    Holy $hi+ thats funny!!! Libya's flag pwns!!!! Nothing to do with islam or qadaffi/terrorism, the scheme is just original!

    [​IMG]

    Or a hologram...
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2008
  20. blueroomelectronics

    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    12,536
    Likes:
    170
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Solid green flag, amazing! Wonder what they paid the designer. Easy to make into t-shirts, bed sheets etc.
    PS Libia's official name is
    Al-Jamahiriya Al-Arabiya Al-Libiyah Ash-Shabiya Al-Ishtrakia
    The old flag was a little too umm... Happy? I think WW2 Germany nertz those colors.
    [​IMG]
     
  21. Brian Hoskins

    Brian Hoskins New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Messages:
    228
    Likes:
    2
    Location:
    South Wales, UK
    Huh! Our flag isn't even on there. Hmph.

    Brian
     

Share This Page