This next flag thread is CITY FLAGS OF AMERICA by STATE
Okay, so today we're not going to do the flag thread, because this one is _really huge_. Today, we're going to talk about how I'm going to do it, and what that means.
It also presents a problem of scale.
(Bonus: Would you like to guess what those two are? Bet you'll get one of them wrong!)
KENTUCKY and IDAHO!
We're going to start with Kentucky.
- No fine detail
- No text
- No outlines
The Good Flag... Gets:
- Clear symbolism
- 1-5 colours, ideally 3ish
- Replicable by a child
- Replicable by hand and basic folds
It's a title that includes its own yawn.
And one of the best (but not _the_ best glow-ups in American City Flag History)
_MORE FLAG THREAD_
But that ★ is like the word's anus
Well, you got me reader. Also, I _love_ that shirt. You look _great_ today, I hope you feel wonderful.
_But_ Pierre had another, previous flag that the internet has _descriptions_ of but I can't find _pictures_ of, except for one.
Any Rapid City natives here? Anyone who moved there? But ha ha, I kid.
This flag is an iteration of a flag that may have actually been one of the worst flags in America. I don't say that lightly. Like, easily as bad as the Illinois state flag
Dover must be full of people who are _really big_ into fine embroidery
The compass rose
<- STOP DESIGNING THIS FLAG HERE
The shadow on the compass rose
The black outline of everything
This new flag is easily one of the just... best flags in America? And I know that being in the top 50% of flags is easy because 90% of your flags are bad, but this one... isn't... bad?
Alright, now it's time to dunk on some Mormons.
Something something Brigham Young something
This is miles better than the original Provo flag, but it's still _really bad_ and looks like an ad for a travel agency.
Which is a bit of a trick, a sleight of hand I have played on you, my friends, because I don't have _pictures_ of the original flag of Provo.
is it flags you're looking foooooorrrr
Welcome to Day Seven of our Flag Thread, where we're going to be looking at WYOMING and KANSAS.
That is, Wikipedia says it has a flag, and sources its claim it has a flag. DeSoto's city ordinances mention 'The DeSoto flag.'
They have a really good flag.
that is to say the Pass Christian flag is uh
So here's the controversy. It was captured during the CIVIL WAR OVER SLAVERY WHERE MISSISSIPPI LOST, and mistakenly seen as a 'Confederate flag' that was captured when Pass Christian fell.
So, Mississippi. It's 1993 Here.
People of Tijeras, both of you who are on the internet: Your flag is bad. Sorry.
this is going to be _rough_. Unironically, looking at this flag _can actually hurt_ and I want you to be aware of that.
We're going to Roswell, New Mexico.
What do you think that is?
Take a moment to guess. Just to yourself.
It's not a star, there's a very standard shape for that.
Tick tick tick tick
The dot represents 'the idea of the stars, like Old Glory,' but 'also the enigmas of the heavens above us, the challenges of the future and the wonder we all experience when we contemplate the mysteries of the universe.'
we're not done, no.
This is not today's worst flag.
Today's worst flag is a train wreck.
They like trains, yes, but
And the train symbolises a train
- Nobody in DeSoto flies their GHOST FLAG
- The Olathe city flag is the tourism office's logo!
- Wichita's flag is popular (which is good!)
- Nobody flies the Topeka flag.
Since in big threads the replies break, preserved here.
TAKE ME HOOOOME
TO THE PLAAAAACE
THAT AH BELOOOONG
So close, Clarksburg. So close.
their flags are bad
1. The Native American sun was there in the first place
2. They made a conscious choice to get rid of it...
3. In _2018_?
do you think I'm building up to a Best Flag today?
Or do you think today is a day we go out on a fucking horrorshow of a flag
do you have a guess?
got it in mind?
THIS IS A REAL FLAG.
THIS FLAG HAS BEEN IN USE SINCE _1954_.
THIS FLAG COULD _RETIRE WITH A STATE PENSION_
This is like, people _cared_ about this flag.
But they were also _bad at flags_
MORE FLAG THREAD.
IOWA and ALABAMA.
And uh, they're being rebuilt in a way that won't look like this flag any more.
(clears throat, adjusts tie)
and if you did masturbate to grain silos, that's between you and your grain silos
this might legitimately be the best city flag in Alabama.
Today, we're going to ALASKA and CONNECTICUT
I mean it's a mountain, snow, and a star. Surely we're copying someone else.
Then they find out they're not because other cities have like, bait box ads on their flags
They're all just seals on a bedsheet. They're not even fun to make fun of. They _are_ all bad, just bad in the same way, and the best of them is barely meaningfully better than the worst.
I think this would be a _good_ flag, not just the best Connecticut flag, if the gazebo was a bit more abstracted, but... hey. This is the best Connecticut can do.
That's literally all the city flags I could find in Nevada on Wikipedia, but you know, that's a bit thin.
Now today we're just going to one state! We've gotten out of the 'too few cities' states! No more of blasted hellscapes filled with cows and The Wildlings!
We're going to PENNSYLVANIA.
I want this to be true, but I can't find proof it's true beyond a redditor sharing it, and they've deleted their account, so for all I know it's total bullshit.
but you remember that Milwaukee trainwreck of a flag?
Apparently, there are Guerilla Flag Enthusiasts who are _stealing old flags_ and replacing them with these at night.
but I hope it is
guess where we're going
We're goin' on dawn to ARIZONA.
Grab a drink, it's going to be a _thing_
trust me, you want to this time.
that's the good stuff.
That's as goooood as it gets.
How you doing. You hydrated? feeling okay?
There are probably only 20 of these printed flags _that exist_ and it's mostly in storage
Everything else is utter garbage. Fine detail. Negative space! Two different lighting schemes. Inconsistant shading. Two different forms of symbolism for the sun. The _rope_
So it's a bad flag. It's got a gradient. It's made like a gas station logo that only services -other gas stations-. It's a design that suggests this was made by an ad exec on a dare trying to convince someone to print ten thousand copies of an awful design
'Quality Service' is subtly bolded.
It's not _bold_ bold. It's a subtly heavier weighted version of the same font.
This flag has four different fonts on it.
We're at day 14, and we've done 26 states.
We have _24 days to go_.
This thread is a _commitment_
PHOENIX, ARIZONA'S OLD FLAG: :V
Seals on a Bedsheet: 51%
Total trainwrecks: 28%
Single big sin (flags with just text or outlines): 8%
No-Fuck-Ups 'Decent': 2%
We're going to ILLINOIS!
I like this flag but the way Chicagoans were all 'OO OO HAVE YOU DONE ILLINOIS YET???' felt like whatever I said about it would be a letdown.
Either way, I'm not that wild about it, but it's hardly dire. About the level of the Australia flag, yeah?
And we're going to do a bit of a shakeup!
The problem is, by the randomiser, today would give us NEW JERSEY. Ready?
This is just New England for cowards
'I dunno, maybe just like, make it clear so people know our town is meant to, like, exist'
'oh yeah so they don't think we're like, a virtual town'
'yeah, very good idea that'
Because they do have _a_ flag; it's described on their website. The description is the city seal, on a blue field. Then there's the seal itself, which is only described, not shown, except as a website header graphic
"THE TOWN WITH LOVE IN THE CENTER"
Are you read? Braced? Deep breath?
This is the state flag, the national flag, a seal, and an artwork of the city. At once.
Namely I'm going to show you what's _probably_ the best flag in the state - easily top two - and I'm going to give you a few minutes to guess where we are.
Five to go.
but it's SAD that these two are even CLOSE for the #2 spot!
(but I mean if they wanna)
Content warning: This will feature some Confederate-ass flags. Sorry, folks.
i don't actually have that option right now? Because every flag in Georgia is bad but they're also _about as bad as one another_. It is a state of the most mediocre badness, notable only for racism
We're going to OKLAHOMA.
As it happens this flag is from 2018, so not so likely. Anyway, moving on.
That thing is blue steel pencil textured.
Kinda weird, huh?
Braced for it?
And you know how I start with the best flag, then clear out the seals and then show you the worst flag of the state?
Arkansas is a place that doesn't really have a 'best' flag. It doesn't have any good flags. It doesn't have a 'okay' flag.
Still, let's be thorough, shall we?
We have, however, two 'most bads,' which is pretty cool. I have a hard time telling which of these two is the worst of the flags.
Do we got anyone in here tonight from INDIANA? We got ourselves any Hoosiers? People who don't mind sounding like an aborted sneeze? People who hated Mike Pence before it was mainstream?
Anyway, INDIANA! It's a state with a large number of cities and those cities have flags, and some of those flags, gasp and shock, -are good-?
Still, we want to start strong and play down to the guff, so let's go with the good stuff.
And you know what?
Nobody's going to forget where this flag belongs when it's named that.
Do you know what it's time for now?
That's right! FLAG THREAD!
And we're going to COLORADO!
But we have two flags that are Just Frickin' Awful. And you may know one of them already, because I namedropped it.
But the problem is, the rest of the flags in Tennessee aren't _funny bad_. They're just bad bad. They're boring bad. And now, I will attempt to make ugly, bad, badly made flags funny, as a series of desperate one-liners.
I think we've seen _those sports balls_ on a previous flag.
They're not _good_ flags, though.
this, according to the city, 'symbolizes the tens of thousands of anonymous individuals, composed of a multiplicity of nationalities and races, who through the ages determined Richmond’s homogeneous character'
A white man.