Excuse me, did you realize there’s something stupid stuck to your car?

January 21, 2015 at 10:41 am (Stuff that Bugs Me Right Now)

The sticker on the minivan I saw today read:

“This is the USA.

We eat meat.

We drink beer.

And we speak frickin’ English.”

It's nice when people do you the favor of letting you know they suck just by looking at their car.

It’s nice when people do you the favor of letting you know they suck just by looking at their car.

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17 Comments

  1. michaelampersant said,

    They are not even conservative, they are reactionary. They react to an adverse flow of history. They have always existed. Now they have bumper stickers. That’s the main difference.

    • lokifire said,

      Heh. Yeah, there’s always been terrible folks, haven’t there?

      • michaelampersant said,

        …Just think this through…who supported slavery, who supported the view that black people are worth 3/5 of white people, who supported segregation, etc, etc (there are a few exceptions) etc…(with those few exceptions) the people who so proudly misnome themselves conservatives, they have always been wrong, ALWAYS…

      • lokifire said,

        AMEN, BROTHER!

        It’s so sad that those type of people still exist, and probably always will.

      • michaelampersant said,

        By symmetry, yes.

      • michaelampersant said,

        Cathy: Apologies for misusing this space. I’ve started writing a YA novel (I won’t write more than a few pages at the moment, it’s only an experiment to see whether I can pull it off), a YA novel, only a few pages, not yet done…could I send them to you and ask you what you think? Can’t explain much, but the main character is a 16 year old straight girl (we’ll discover later though that she has a gay brother). I would be very much obliged.

      • lokifire said,

        Oh, feel free to misuse this space all you want. It makes my blog (and me, by default) look popular!
        I’d love to have a look at your novel. Send it my way!

      • michaelampersant said,

        It would be only a few pages…it’s only an experiment (I have something of a writers block at the moment, and am thinking of interrupting “This Is Heaven” for a little while). My main concern is: this is a first person narrative of a 16 year old girl, and you might be able to tell me whether I’m completely off or not. She need not be a contemporary girl (she isn’t, in fact, not at all), but she shouldn’t sound like Huckleberry Finn. It may be a week or two before it’s ready.

      • lokifire said,

        Sure, I’ll pretend like I know how 16-year-old girls talk, because I’m not super-old or anything.

      • michaelampersant said,

        Thanks…cool…The opening phrase is (of course) “Dear Diary…” (in the meantime, I already thought up a naughty version, where the girl is a boy, and the opening phrase is not ‘Dear Diary,’…(the naughty version should unfold along the lines of Pasolini’s Theorema)

        [by the way, I’m reading Gibbon’s Decline & Fall at the moment, and should you really feel down an out, try it, it’s so beautifully written (I’m reading it because “The Senator” (the girl’s foster father) will speak like Gibbon (hopefully))]

  2. brikhaus said,

    I want a bumper sticker on my car that says, “Your stupid catch phrase right here.” But I wouldn’t do that, because I hate bumper stickers.

    • michaelampersant said,

      I live in Europe where bumper stickers are very rare, and I like them.

      • lokifire said,

        Europe sounds nice. You should see the plethora of stupid bumper stickers around here.

    • lokifire said,

      My dad used to like to, when I was in high school, put random bumper stickers for things I hate on my car, and see how long it took before I noticed. Once I realized he was doing it, the first thing I EVER did before I got in my car was check for bumper stickers. He thought he was the funniest guy.

      • michaelampersant said,

        You possibly hated it, but objectively speaking, there are some humoristic elements to it.

    • Jamin said,

      Late to this discussion, I know, but… Statistically, people with bumper stickers on their cars are assholes. Seriously, this is documented. I think it was a study on road-rage incidents that found that people with bumper-stickers (of any ideology, even those stupid Coexist ones) were far more likely to be involved in road-rage altercations. Wish I could remember where I read this, but it was interesting, obviously.

      • lokifire said,

        I believe it! Bumper stickers are the worst.

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