There Is No Flag Large Enough…

By Scott Mainwaring, Vexilloid Tabloid #56 This is a story about flag quote that has taken on a life of its own, thanks in part to a photo of it  written on a flag held by a soldier. “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people” is an abridged […]

Self-Similar Flags

The the popular meme shows, the flag of Norway is the “mother of flags”. It doesn’t, however, contain itself (unless you don’t care about the relative widths of the white and blue parts to the whole).  In other words, it is not self-similar. A less-popular meme points out one national flag that has this property: […]

Polandball

Here’s another flagmeme from 2009 that has demonstrated some staying power:  Polandball. From Know Your Meme®: Polandball is a cartoon character drawn in the shape of a ball with the color schemes of the Polish flag (white & red). It was originally featured in the multi-pane comic series that became popular in /INT/ (international) board […]

Paul The Octopus

Here’s a cephalopodic flag meme from 2010. Paul the Octopus was a common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) that lived at the Aquarium Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany, best known for successfully predicting the outcomes of Germany’s 2010 World Cup matches. In a divination, Paul would “predict” which team would win a match by choosing to eat a […]

Dance Dance World Revolution

Here’s an internet flag meme from 2009. Dance Dance World Revolution is an avatar dance meme featuring anime characters dressed in the color schemes of different country flags. It began as a fan artist’s tribute to the anime series Hetalia: Axis Power on DeviantArt and spread to Youtube, where it reached an international status with […]