You've really got to check out this this blog post on the Miss Universe pageant national dress costumes
I got about 3 pictures in before I very carefully put down my coffee cup to avoid a beverage-on-screen incident. The photos and the accompanying commentary are priceless.
I mean, there's USA with, "Subtlety? We threw that in Boston Harbor along with the tea!" And the Netherlands with a BOAT HAT! And I don't even understand what the hell Ireland is wearing...and...and...No, just go look. Trust me.