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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

P.S. 16 Whirled Peas

Bumper stickers are the haikus of our culture and time. My favorite bumper stickers have been: "Visualize whirled peas," "I believe in cheeses, "White Center [a South Seattle community that is largely made up of Latino people and white liberals] is neither," and "What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?"

My friend Pea mentioned one she saw on a Texas pickup truck: "Tits on a Ritz: Good Cracker." Crude, but delightfully stereotypical. Carrie saw one that said, ""My whippet makes your honors student look slow and awkward." That's a good one.

I don't like "I heart my anything" or "Baby on Board." The latter seems to me to suggest that I shouldn't hit this car because of the baby, but otherwise it would be okay.

Our bumpersticker isn't quite so clever, but we love it anyway: "Storm National Champions 2004." A friend's friend is making a "Storm National Champions 2010" sticker since sales ran out of them in the first twenty minutes after the championship game, so we'll add that one soon. We also have a "Peace is Patriotic" bumper sticker from W's era that somehow never makes it to the bumper. I wish it were passe, but I think it's time we pull it out and paste it on.

Kill 'em with kindness. Mary


  1. My favorite from my oldest son's preschool days is: "what would scooby do?"

  2. My fave is "Jesus is coming...look busy."

  3. the religious right is neither.
    the left lane is for passing.
    (i really hate it when beautiful, blind drivers park out in the left lane. i actually desire to get where i'm going.)
    love the honk if you think i'm beautiful idea!!


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