Friday, September 28, 2007

Paint it black

Prime Minister Helen Clark has been trying to sidestep the debate over republicanism sparked by the 100th anniversary of New Zealand becoming a dominion, declaring airily that there's "no mood" even for a discussion. Instead, she's suggesting changing the flag by rubbing out the Union Jack. The resulting flag of red stars on a blue background looks kindof silly, but there's an obvious change we could make: paint it black, kindof like this:

Much prettier, isn't it?

(I have the graphical skills of a blind five-year old, so please excuse the appalling editing).