January 13, 2005

Bumper Brain

At one pont in my driving today, there was a shiny new pickup truck in front of me with the entire tailgate, except for the truck's brandname, covered with bumper stickers. There were stickers for candidates such as Kucinich (give it up, he lost) and Feingold, the usual Bushate stickers, and a couple I found particularly noteworthy. One, which I'm sure the owner thought was clever, said "Billionaires for Bush - Free the Forbes 400". I guess he failed to notice how much more devoted the Kerry's supporters among the Forbes 400 were. The other was the old classic which reads in effect "It will be a wonderful day when school administrators and teachers union bigwigs have all the money they can possibly piss away, and we have to hold a bakesale to maintain the aircraft carrier which proved so usefull providing humanitarian aid".

Just as I finished reading all the stickers, the truck turned, much to my surprise [/sarcasm] into the parking lot of the Earth-crunchy grocery co-op.


Saw another one tonite, driving herself to work. "Osama bin Laden still has his job; do you still have yours?" He still holds the job title, but he isn't getting much work done. I'm coming up on two years on a contract which was "at least six weeks" when I was hired. If I had been let go when I expected last fall, it would have been because the current boom created changes in the industry I'm working in, leading to a 1.5 billion dollar investment in another market. Turns out they still have money left to spend around here. I assume that "Bush - Orwell 2004" was intended to suggest a similarity between our current government and that described in 1984, but I'd be real surprised if anyone involved in creating and applying that sticker realized who well Orwell understood, and how completely he rejected, the politics of the Left.

As for the "You can't hug a child with nuclear arms" one mentioned by a commenter, it really isn't any cleverer than "You can't dance with table legs" nor any more informative than "Never store carbide in a non-locking carabinier."

Posted by triticale at January 13, 2005 07:00 PM

Out of idle curiosity, did they have the
"You can't hug a child with Nuclear Arms" one?

Posted by: RichinJapan at January 13, 2005 09:30 PM

ROFL! I get a secret smug pleasure whenever I arrive at the high school in the mornings and I park next to one of the numerous teachers' cars which still proudly sport their Kerry/Edwards sticker.

I'll bet your truck-driving friends went in to purchase some free-range tofu.

Posted by: IowaSoccerMom at January 13, 2005 10:53 PM

My favorite lately has been in the Lord of the Rings font "Frodo Failed: Bush Has the Ring". Now, I don't agree with it at all, but its the funniest and most clever one I've seen in a LONG time.

Posted by: Merat at January 14, 2005 04:43 PM
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