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Flags # 7
Why is the Union Jack so god damn cool?! Try to imagine the same picture but with the Danish flag. Am I right? Yeah sad isn’t it?
(By the way: this picture must have been taking in the 90’s. The Blossom hat,  CD’s, upside down Eiffel towers hanging from the ceiling and video cassettes. These are either clues in a dating of this picture or proof that some 90’s retro hipster has too mush spare time.

Flags # 7

Why is the Union Jack so god damn cool?! Try to imagine the same picture but with the Danish flag. Am I right? Yeah sad isn’t it?

(By the way: this picture must have been taking in the 90’s. The Blossom hat,  CD’s, upside down Eiffel towers hanging from the ceiling and video cassettes. These are either clues in a dating of this picture or proof that some 90’s retro hipster has too mush spare time.

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Flags # 6
I’m a huge fan and owner of the Quebecois flag and my eyes find pleasure in the shapes and hints of both the Union Jack and the Scottish flag in the flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.
But the rest of the flags…well…it seems that some popularly elected are huge fans of steam rolled lions and oversized flowers.


nationalpost:

The Canadian flag is simple. Iconic. Sewn to countless backpacks for grand adventures. But our provincial flags? Cluttered messes sewn to nothing by no one going nowhere. Over the next few weeks Steve Murray will be redesigning the flags and you’ll get to vote as to whether the old flag stays or goes!
Meanwhile, you can share opinions on our current flags at smurray@national post, or on Twitter at #npflags.

Flags # 6

I’m a huge fan and owner of the Quebecois flag and my eyes find pleasure in the shapes and hints of both the Union Jack and the Scottish flag in the flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.

But the rest of the flags…well…it seems that some popularly elected are huge fans of steam rolled lions and oversized flowers.

nationalpost:

The Canadian flag is simple. Iconic. Sewn to countless backpacks for grand adventures. But our provincial flags? Cluttered messes sewn to nothing by no one going nowhere. Over the next few weeks Steve Murray will be redesigning the flags and you’ll get to vote as to whether the old flag stays or goes!

Meanwhile, you can share opinions on our current flags at smurray@national post, or on Twitter at #npflags.

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Flags # 5

I made these two mash-ups of the Danish flag and the East German and Yugoslavian flags respectively in the late 20th century in Paint on my old Windows 95 computer. I couldn’t afford a mouse back in the 90’s so I moved the cursor with a small stick pressed against my screen. Oh the memories!

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Flags # 4
Lovely flag street art from San Francisco this year, quite inspired by the Californian state flag as seen here:

sidewalkphotos:

Northern California - Upper Haight, San Francisco (2012)

Flags # 4

Lovely flag street art from San Francisco this year, quite inspired by the Californian state flag as seen here:

California State Flag

sidewalkphotos:

Northern California - Upper Haight, San Francisco (2012)

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Flags # 3
Good combination of fruits and colours. I would like to know, if the strawberries and blueberries is genuine Norwegian ;)
diet-killers:

IMGP9130 (от Reginait)

Flags # 3

Good combination of fruits and colours. I would like to know, if the strawberries and blueberries is genuine Norwegian ;)

diet-killers:

IMGP9130 (от Reginait)

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Maps # 2
I saw this map as a photocopy on a Norwegian gallery owner’s wall about ten years ago in Copenhagen. I just love this kind of maps that illustrates the silliness (and sometimes the outright stupidity) in self-glorifying nationalism. This example is Norwegian and it isn’t more worse or better then similar maps. I just like it and I haven’t seen a copy of it on the internet until this day, so I thought I would share it with you. I’m not totally sure if the map are pre or post Cold War, but the Danish text below the map are mentioning The EU as EU and are mentioning the Norwegian referendum about joining the EU that took place in 1994. So this photocopied map is not older then 1994.   
 
Below you have a English translation of the map. The translation will end with the barely readable Danish text below the map, but I don’t have the time to translate this. If you have, you’re must welcome to send me a translation and I will post it and credit you for it.
 
 
Europa sett med norske øyne = Europe seen through Norwegian Eyes
 
Europas Navle (Norway) = the hub of Europe.
Volvo (Sweden) = Volvo / The Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo 
Sauna & Vodka (Finland) = Well Sauna & Vodka.
Russere (Russia) = Russians
Nesten russere (Eastern Europe) = Almost Russians
Badestrande (Greece) = Beaches 
Nyttårskoncert (Austria) = New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic
Tivoli & Legoland (Denmark) = The two amusement parks Tivoli and Legoland
Fri hastighet (Germany) = Free speed limits 
Svarte bankkonti (Switzerland) = Black bank accounts
Mafia (Italy) = Mafia (Cosa Nostra)
Flatt (The Nederlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) = Flat
Godt kjøkken (France) = Good cuisine
Billig (Spain) = Cheap
Billigere (Portugal) = Cheaper
Charles & Di (UK) = The former crown prince couple Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
IRA (Northern Ireland) = Irish Republican Army
Nesten IRA (Republic of Ireland) = Almost IRA 
Vigdis (Iceland) = The former Icelandic president Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the first female president in the world, elected in 1980. Some info about here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigd%C3%ADs_Finnbogad%C3%B3ttir  
 
 
The Danish text:
Fra flere sider har vi modtager mange ubekræftede forlydender om, at hvis det bliver et ’nei’ fra nordmændene til EU, vil Danmark blive oversvømmet af asylansøgere fra vor tidligere besiddelse. Et rygte vi senest har fået videre kolporteret af en fortvivlet distriktschef for Vital forsikring i Bergen, Gunnar Gunnarson. Som inkarneret ja-siger frygter han at blive nødt til at gå i landflygtighed efter et nei. Nordmændene har det lidt med at se på selv med de mildeste øjne, og de har inden blusel om deres egen selvværd forsikrer denne driftige ’siviløkonom’ fra Bergen. Som bevis på dette selvværd har han smuglet et kort med ud, som han påstår cirkulerer rundt i vide Nei-kredse i Norge. Vi bringer det her uden kommentarer.

Maps # 2

I saw this map as a photocopy on a Norwegian gallery owner’s wall about ten years ago in Copenhagen. I just love this kind of maps that illustrates the silliness (and sometimes the outright stupidity) in self-glorifying nationalism. This example is Norwegian and it isn’t more worse or better then similar maps. I just like it and I haven’t seen a copy of it on the internet until this day, so I thought I would share it with you. I’m not totally sure if the map are pre or post Cold War, but the Danish text below the map are mentioning The EU as EU and are mentioning the Norwegian referendum about joining the EU that took place in 1994. So this photocopied map is not older then 1994.   

 

Below you have a English translation of the map. The translation will end with the barely readable Danish text below the map, but I don’t have the time to translate this. If you have, you’re must welcome to send me a translation and I will post it and credit you for it.

 

 

Europa sett med norske øyne = Europe seen through Norwegian Eyes

 

Europas Navle (Norway) = the hub of Europe.

Volvo (Sweden) = Volvo / The Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo

Sauna & Vodka (Finland) = Well Sauna & Vodka.

Russere (Russia) = Russians

Nesten russere (Eastern Europe) = Almost Russians

Badestrande (Greece) = Beaches

Nyttårskoncert (Austria) = New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic

Tivoli & Legoland (Denmark) = The two amusement parks Tivoli and Legoland

Fri hastighet (Germany) = Free speed limits

Svarte bankkonti (Switzerland) = Black bank accounts

Mafia (Italy) = Mafia (Cosa Nostra)

Flatt (The Nederlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) = Flat

Godt kjøkken (France) = Good cuisine

Billig (Spain) = Cheap

Billigere (Portugal) = Cheaper

Charles & Di (UK) = The former crown prince couple Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

IRA (Northern Ireland) = Irish Republican Army

Nesten IRA (Republic of Ireland) = Almost IRA

Vigdis (Iceland) = The former Icelandic president Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the first female president in the world, elected in 1980. Some info about here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigd%C3%ADs_Finnbogad%C3%B3ttir  

 

 

The Danish text:

Fra flere sider har vi modtager mange ubekræftede forlydender om, at hvis det bliver et ’nei’ fra nordmændene til EU, vil Danmark blive oversvømmet af asylansøgere fra vor tidligere besiddelse. Et rygte vi senest har fået videre kolporteret af en fortvivlet distriktschef for Vital forsikring i Bergen, Gunnar Gunnarson. Som inkarneret ja-siger frygter han at blive nødt til at gå i landflygtighed efter et nei. Nordmændene har det lidt med at se på selv med de mildeste øjne, og de har inden blusel om deres egen selvværd forsikrer denne driftige ’siviløkonom’ fra Bergen. Som bevis på dette selvværd har han smuglet et kort med ud, som han påstår cirkulerer rundt i vide Nei-kredse i Norge. Vi bringer det her uden kommentarer.

Postsecret # 3
I would love to tell that kid how awesome he is, and just how much millions of adults could learn from him. 

Postsecret # 3

I would love to tell that kid how awesome he is, and just how much millions of adults could learn from him. 

(Source: postsecret.com)

Maps # 1

This three maps were made in reaction to the now former Danish MP Søren Krarup (Danish People Party) and his suggestion in 2007 that Sweden and Germany returned those parts of their countries that once were Danish. In the case of Sweden the counties of Scania, Halland and Blekinge, and in the case of the Germans the rest of the former principality of Schleswig, now part of the German state Schleswig-Holstein. The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet set up a pull and asked its Swedish readers:Do you think that we should give away Scania to Denmark?I was really surprised of the result of the poll that 52.2 % voted yes. And until this day 184.748 has voted.

But still, the idea was and is very unrealistic. But wouldn’t be great to see it on a map? Indeed. So I draw three maps. The first one (Denmark in red and white) is the range of Denmark today. Map # 2 (The wet dream of Krarup) is Denmark united with the above-mentioned territories and map # 3 is a Krarup extention pack witch includes the hole of Holstein as well. Why stop when the Germans are not looking? All the maps is 1280x1024 and thereby enables them to be used as desktop pictures. Enjoy and thank you for downloading!

A link to the pull:  

http://wwwc.aftonbladet.se/vss/special/storfragan/visa/0,1937,31033,00.html

and the article:

http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article11315854.ab
(in Swedish)

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Flags # 2
Back in the days of 2008 when Iceland was struggling to prevent that their banking system  collapsed and Zimbabwe were experiencing some of the worst hyper inflation rates seen since WWII, I did what a normal good hearted student of history would do - buy both countries on a auction, cheap!, and found the newest member of the international fraternity of sovereign states of New Rasmunia (Ny Rasmunien in Danish). The populations of the newly weed countries demanded a new flag of their glorious and absolute king (I, Rasmus the El Grande), and God  grabbed my hand and created through his medium a highly original flag for New Rasmunia. May this flag be as successful of uniting Iceland and Zimbabwe as the Greenlandic flag has been of uniting polar bears and seals.
To every Icelander and Zimbabwean - please don’t kill me! ;)

Flags # 2

Back in the days of 2008 when Iceland was struggling to prevent that their banking system  collapsed and Zimbabwe were experiencing some of the worst hyper inflation rates seen since WWII, I did what a normal good hearted student of history would do - buy both countries on a auction, cheap!, and found the newest member of the international fraternity of sovereign states of New Rasmunia (Ny Rasmunien in Danish). The populations of the newly weed countries demanded a new flag of their glorious and absolute king (I, Rasmus the El Grande), and God  grabbed my hand and created through his medium a highly original flag for New Rasmunia. May this flag be as successful of uniting Iceland and Zimbabwe as the Greenlandic flag has been of uniting polar bears and seals.


To every Icelander and Zimbabwean - please don’t kill me! ;)

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