We’re fortunate to have a state flag that doesn’t completely suck. But like anything that old, the flag could stand “a little work,” as they say. Here are a couple suggestions.
We hold this truth to be self-evident, that all flags are not created equal.
Some of them, in fact, are downright embarrassing — a fact revealed by the nation recently turning its wandering eye to its state flags in the wake of the Confederate flag controversy down South.
In the Nevergreen State, we’re fortunate to have a state flag that doesn’t completely suck: It’s just a purse-lipped George Washington bust, floating in a circle on a bed of greenery. But like anything that old, the flag bearing the noggin of the Father of our Country could stand “a little work,” as they say. A couple suggestions:
- Keep George W., but redraw him to look more hip, swarthy and ticked off. Sort of like the way marketing geniuses changed the old, friendly Seahawk into the modern, constipated Seahawk.
- Economy Package: Same Washington, add cutlass between teeth.
- Make George more stylized and “modern” in the same way that the U-Dub took its former regulation-looking Husky and turned it into what looks like a dog squinting in a wind tunnel.
- Just throwing this out there: Bring nature into the picture by making Washington appear to be gradually consumed by Himalayan blackberry vines.
- Cut to the chase and go with an image that more directly reflects our modern governmental process: corporate lobbyists and paid signature gatherers, arm-in-arm on the Capitol steps.
Any better ideas?
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