Mt. Rushmore of World Flags

I have always had a thing for flags, particularly flags of different nations. I like reading up on them and learning what the symbols mean. Without further ado, I present my Mt. Rushmore of world flags.

Canada

canada

Symmetrical and not too busy, the Canadian flag is one of the world’s most recognizable

United Kingdom

UK

The “Union Jack” is so popular that it is used as much in fashion as it is in patriotic displays.

Israel

Israel

Usually, I’m not partial to flags with religious symbols on them, but this one is too good to leave off the list. Maybe as I mentioned before, part of the reason I like this flag is the symmetry. However, I also like the color scheme.

Kenya

Kenya

The Maasai shield is just cool, and the spears actually up the coolness factor.

Honorable mentions

Finland (my favorite of the Scandinavian flags)

Greece

South Korea

Mexico

Barbados

Somalia

More electricity issues. 

So the electricity went off again today! I’m sitting at my blank computer, ear buds in, listening to a podcast.

Here are some ways my coworkers are dealing…

  • A few people went to lunch early, unwilling to wait out the outage.
  • A few little cliques have formed with people catching up on the latest events of their lives.
  • Several people are walking outside, taking advantage of this unseasonably warm day.
  • Some are calling family to catch up.
  • Many are sitting alone, tapping away on their phones (me).

It’s interesting to see how people react to situations like this. Once again, carry on.

Mt. Rushmore of opening TV title sequences

Me and Ol’ Greg made a podcast a few years ago about our Mt. Rushmore

of all-time TV opening title sequences. Here’s what I came up as my four…

  1. The Brady Bunch

This is the only one that was on both of our lists. I think we both watched this when we were younger.

2. Nip/Tuck

If I made the list again today, this would most likely be replaced. I still like it, though. It fits the theme of the show so well.

3. Dexter

Considering the content of the show, this intro is so clever. I feel so bad for that fruit.

4. The Simpsons

Of course I had to include The Simpsons. But it’s not just because it’s one of my favorite shows of all time. This intro is pure fun.

If you’re curious as to what G, came up with it was…

  1. The Brady Bunch
  2. Andy Griffith
  3. The Dukes of Hazard
  4. Cheers

One day, maybe I’ll gather enough courage to post our podcast. It was pretty awful!

Mt Rushmore…an explanation 

Sports magazines, blogs and radio shows have a convention that they use called “Mt Rushmore”.  They’ll take a topic and list their top 4 of said topic. For example, their Mt Rushmore of all time basketball players may be Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russel and Magic Johnson. Now, if you’re a basketball fan, you may cringe at those four picks…and that’s the idea. It gets a discussion going. If someone makes a pick that others scoff at, he/she has to defend that selection, often using statistics.

Greg and I sometimes play Mount Rushmore. I’ll send him a category, or he’ll send me one and then we’ll make our picks and rip the other person for his bad picks. It’s all in good fun. On this blog, I’ll occasionally list some of the topics we discuss and give our picks. Feel free to tell me where we’re wrong.

Electricity

I’m currently sitting in the cafeteria at work. There’s been a city wide power failure. We have no computer or phones available for use. My immediate reaction was to head to the microwave to warm up my oatmeal. Oops. 

It makes me realize how much this era in human history relies on electricity. I’m not so sure that’s a good thing. That which makes powers the conveniences of our daily lives can really cripple us when taken away.  

That’s all. Carry on.