Monday, February 19, 2007

History Lesson: Panama

When Panama gained independence from Colombia, they needed to come up with a flag. They eventually decided on this:


It represents the unity of the liberals (red) and the conservatives (blue).

This was one of the designs that was rejected:


The government decided that although it did a good job of representing the role of the isthmus of Panama in linking the two hemispheres, the design looked too much like balls.

10 comments:

Carl Spackler said...

i love that van halen song Panama.

speaking of panama...i think manuel noriega is getting released soon. atleast thats what mcdougal said.

slappy said...

Really? Noriega?

I'd like to imagine Noriega getting picked up from prison by George Bush Sr. in an old Illinois police car. Then they spend 2 music-packed hours getting the old CIA band back together.

Brookelina said...

And hairy balls at that.

Word verification: sacwoa

WOA!

Lee Ann said...

That is exactly what my first thought was when I saw the bottom flag!

Carl Spackler said...

hey,
i noticed there is a personal ad on this page. can we make one up for me and post it. i'd love to meet some skanks!

jamwall said...

united we stand, divided we fall...or sorta go limp.

slappy said...

Brooke: Yeah, you have to wonder why he needed the rays of light.

Lee Ann: I'm glad I'm not the only one.

Carl: I can't imagine that such a metrosexy man as yourself would have any trouble finding skanks. I'll try to think of a personal for you. Would you like it to be all lies, or mostly lies?

Jammer: And when it is cold out, we rise together.

Carl Spackler said...

Slappy,
lets go all out on this one and make it 100% lies.

Ɯbermilf said...

you should watch this movie. Over and over and over...

Spinning Girl said...

also, hairy.

oh I see brooke beat me to that one.

also, a eunuch?