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December 16, 2009 - Brian Ferry

Bumper stickers

I like bumper stickers. Even if I completely disagree with the sentiment or don't find the material funny, I like them. I like that people express their ideas publicly. There are some that varying degrees of offensive. I won't go into that. Some are hard to understand. Example: When I first arrived in Warren I saw the ADP with the line through it. Now I see the same sticker, same font, colors, everything, but with ANF instead of ADP. I believe this is in opposition to decisions made by the U.S. Forest Service regarding our local forest. However, one might interprest such stickers as a wish to see the forest eliminated. One of my favorite bumper stickers of all time was a commentary on things that are hard to understand. "Eschew Obfuscation" Great stuff. I saw a sticker recently that got me thinking. I approve of women doing things that are traditionally considered things men should do. This sticker did, too. "Silly boys, trucks are for chicks." That's all well and good. I don't drive a truck. I don't see any reason why women shouldn't. Some men seem a little too attached to their tough vehicles. The part that got me thinking was the location of this sticker. This bumper sticker was on the rear gate of a miniature SUV - I believe the term is Sport CUte. I'm sorry, that's much closer to a station wagon than a truck. That's something like putting a bumper sticker on your lawnmower (OK, so that would be a low-visibility bumper) that says "Leave grass alone." The sentiment is fine, but the location is a little off. I have the feeling there are lots of truck guys out there that get a good hearty laugh out of the thought that someone thinks of that vehicle as a truck.


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