The Flag You Should Have: Lithuania

So, Lithuania, you're up! Now that your northern neighbor and fellow Baltic culture Latvia has been featured in a previous segment of “The Flag You Should Have”, I do believe it is your turn to be evaluated vexillogically (and volidly). Let’s begin, shall we…

Another tricolour, eh? Admittedly, I do like the colors—they make for a pleasant combination. But, you do realize that you share the exact same set of colors with Bolivia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mali, Togo, Cameroon, Benin, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and the Republic of the Congo, right? I’m sure you didn’t intend to coincide with one version of the “Pan-African colors,” but here we are. Additionally, I will point out that the exact same flag as yours serves as the official flag of the department of Bolívar, Colombia. It’s worth adding as well that no one really knows why these colors were chosen. Ostensibly, they were selected due to their frequent use in traditional Lithuanian crafts, but other theories abound. Some say that "yellow stands for grain, green for forests, and red for the blood shed in defense of the nation." Regardless, the current flag was created ex nihilo at the turn of the 20th century by Lithuanian national activists, following the model that emerged from the French Revolution, that every nation needed a tricolour.


The Ultimate Personals Ad

As we approach the anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint Valentine, what are the youth of our Nation doing more of besides looking for love? And in what manner are they communicating with one another, if not in short, confusing sequences of letters? One should also not overlook the fondness of our Young People for clever little slogans, of the sort which can be reprinted on a t-shirt and make a filler kid feel cooler than he is. Thus, I present to you the ultimate personals ad header for the 21st century:

"XY seeking XX for XXX"

It's compact, direct, clever (in the manner of things learned in Biology class and subsequently forgotten), easily reversed (for the ladies as well as those suffering from Klinefelter's syndrome), and memorable. Perfect for that individual, "craig," and his list, or even one of those old-fashioned "news papers." You never know, this might even be the quip that finally gets the attention of that shalimar who has been ignoring you thus far. If so, be sure to thank your friends at the Volidity Report...