bumper stickers


June 16th, 2008  |  Tags:  |  Leave a comment

Drivers of vehicles with bumper stickers may be more aggressive than other drivers, according to a recent study from Colorado State:

Drivers of cars with bumper stickers, window decals, personalized license plates and other “territorial markers” not only get mad when someone cuts in their lane or is slow to respond to a changed traffic light, but they are far more likely than those who do not personalize their cars to use their vehicles to express rage — by honking, tailgating and other aggressive behavior.

I’m eagerly awaiting a follow-up study that rates drivers on the “reductive,” “boorish,” and “hit at a party” spectra, perhaps binned by number or density of stickers. RIYL: more on bumper stickers.

The highest form of patriotism

April 19th, 2008  |  Tags: , ,  |  Leave a comment

Spotted in Madison:

The highest form of patriotism

If that’s unclear — and it might well be, since it’s a phone picture — the sticker on the left side says “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism” and the sticker on the right side says “My sister is in the Air Force.”

Nerdtacular bumper sticker

June 3rd, 2006  |  Tags: ,  |  Leave a comment

Doug Wyatt (of CoreMIDI fame) posts about a great bumper sticker on his blog. While my animus for bumper stickers is well-documented, I have to give a shout-out to such a nerdtastic display.

I’m currently listening to At Least Some Knots Get Untangled from the album “Heaps As” by DJ Olive

Bumper stickers

October 17th, 2005  |  Tags: ,  |  5 Comments

I don’t believe in bumper stickers; even so, I’d buy one of these:

"God" is not a pronoun

The bumper sticker is dead

March 13th, 2005  |  Tags: ,  |  1 Comment

With a nod to the second part of my previous post, I bring you the following:

The death of the bumper sticker

I like it. It’s rather Russellian. Unfortunately, it’s too subtle for ubiquity. Therefore:

A less subtle bumper sticker