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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by Wildeblood » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:53 am

spud42 wrote:I just wondered at mister Wildeblood's reasons for posting a picture of a flag he didn't even like?
(Fixed your punctuation.) :P

Any time I see some genius on twitter tweet a "Check out my new flag design, this should be our flag." message I copy it here. I don't discriminate between ones I like and those I don't.

As for broader context, there is none specifically. This is a subject that continuously rumbles along at a slow rate in Australia. The only thing making it any more topical than usual is the referedums going on next door in New Zealand.

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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by Wildeblood » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:47 am

Wildeblood wrote:Any time I see some genius on twitter tweet a "Check out my new flag design, this should be our flag." message I copy it here.
Today's entries, from twitter user @uluruskyflag:

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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by spud42 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:09 am

wow, what the heck are they supposed to mean? i kind of get the boomerang but what are those circles supposed to be?

what the heck is that yellow dishtowel?
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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by Wildeblood » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:19 am

spud42 wrote:wow, what the heck are they supposed to mean? i kind of get the boomerang but what are those circles supposed to be?
I immediately saw a diagram of how to win at noughts & crosses, but no, it's the Southern Cross, just drawn in Aboriginal dot-style stars rather than European spiky-stars style.
spud42 wrote:what the heck is that yellow dishtowel?
Southern Cross again, with curved-spike stars formed by the spaces between the dots. The field and dots are a colour-reversed golden wattle, I think. Don't ask me why it's colour-reversed. :?:

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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by ocz » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:41 am

Wildeblood wrote:Southern Cross again, with curved-spike stars formed by the spaces between the dots.
Looks like a serve case of someone wanting to be too clever. I never would have seen stars in it. It's less like a national flag and more like an optical illusion riddle. Although I have to confess I kinda saw a cross in it. I wondered if this might not be a new flag for Vatican City.

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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by Wildeblood » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:24 am

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Wildeblood wrote:Southern Cross again, with curved-spike stars formed by the spaces between the dots.
Looks like a serve case of someone wanting to be too clever. I never would have seen stars in it. It's less like a national flag and more like an optical illusion riddle. Although I have to confess I kinda saw a cross in it. I wondered if this might not be a new flag for Vatican City.
Almost exactly the same reaction I had.

After I got past the noughts and crosses, I quite liked the top one for the unusual colours.

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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by Smivs » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:20 am

Nice selfie :D
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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by Ranthe » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:16 am

Wildeblood wrote:As for broader context, there is none specifically. This is a subject that continuously rumbles along at a slow rate in Australia. The only thing making it any more topical than usual is the referedums going on next door in New Zealand.
The first referendum has finished, and the top contender is this (which I voted for as the best of a bad bunch):

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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by spud42 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:39 am

sad but i think that a flag is too important to "settle for the best of a bad bunch" .

what are the trems of the referendum? what percentage of the population of NZ do they need to force a flag change?
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Re: A new Aussie flag

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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by spud42 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:52 am

lol . . . . .
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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by Wildeblood » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:02 pm

Invasion Day has brought all the comrades out...

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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by Paladin Tux » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:01 am

This flag thing quite complicated. There are billions of possible designs. I actually believe this is one my debating topics...
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Re: A new Aussie flag

Post by spud42 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:01 pm

Wildeblood wrote:Invasion Day has brought all the comrades out...

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I believe that whomever stirs the shitpot has to lick the spoon!!!
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