MonthNovember 2016

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Eagle-eyed reader MFA has spotted the following creative misuse of the Swiss flag on Apple’s MacBook Pro touch bar when using the Maps application:


And they even made mistakes! The Swiss flag has a ratio of 1:1, not 2:1 as shown here. There is only a variant with 2:3. Also, the red they used isn’t quite right, one of the proper reds would be Pantone Red 032┬áC. Not quite #F00, more like #F00000.

And here I thought Apple cared so much about getting their design right. Tsk, tsk.

Saints Row: The Third (again)

We’ve had this game by Volition on here before, but it only just occurred to me that the cat that refills your health during Dr. Genki’s Super Ethical Reality Climax wears a little hat with a Swiss flag on it, and it dispenses health in the form of Swiss-branded bubbles:


Getting it wrong once might be an accident, but twice? This is on purpose. What nefarious suggestions are you trying to make about Switzerland?

Company of Heroes

Here’s me thinking that the Swiss didn’t fight in any of the world wars, but I guess Relic tried to smuggle them in anyway, thinking we wouldn’t notice. Here’s a Swiss tent you can deploy in that game, complete with two Swiss soldiers:


Maybe they offer battlefield banking services. Someone’s gotta supply the loans for buying all those tanks.


In this fantastic and dark series’ episode S02E05 you never actually see the Swiss flag on this ambulance, but you see a reflection of the Swiss flag in a shop window:


You tried to hide it. You almost succeeded. But know this: We will find every single misused Swiss flag the FX network ever broadcasts. You have been warned.