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vegimo
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I don't have any on my car except for the obligatory middle-school honor student proclamation (I asked my daughter if she wanted me to remove it since it is more than 5 years old, but she said she kind of likes still having it there). I do, however, enjoy the occasional novel concept that you might find there. What gets me, though, is the person who has conflicting views displayed in close proximity. Sometimes I wonder if they even understand what they are trying to say.

I was headed home the other day and saw stickers all over the back of a car. I made it a point to get close so I could peruse at the next light. When we stopped, I focused on two which happened to be right next to each other. One was "Celibrate Diversity", a fine concept. The other was "I was born right the first time". The only thing I could imagine was someone ranting,"We have to respect every person's right to do or say whatever they want...except for those a-holes over there." I wondered if they would even see the irony in the juxtaposition of the two were it presented to them.

I don't know, just made me chuckle to myself.

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"born right the first time" seems to me like a response to the notion of needing to be "born again." I suppose you could stretch this to mean that born-again types ought to be repressed, but I don't really see it. I think the coherent interpretation is easier to arrive at: diversity is great, including the way I already am.
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Does anyone have a bumper sticker announcing "I H8 Bumper Stickers?"
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I can see your point, scifibum. I still can't get the image of the ranter out of my head though, and it amuses me.
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I would put "I was born right the first time," on my car after being approached by a prosyltizer a number of times, perhaps, but I can't see any other reason for putting it on my car.
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Mine used to be "Question Question Authority"
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I inherited my car, and its sole bumper sticker. Then the car got totalled in my first car wreck. In the middle of moving a couple of weeks back, I came across a duplicate, and stuck it on my car for the famliarity factor. "Shift Happens."

It vaguely amuses me because I drive a manual.

I imagine that it says two things about me: I'm the child of hippies, and I occasionally have an awful sense of humor.

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My friends: "Jesus Is my Car Insurance".
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vegimo
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Three that we have, just not on the car:

"Unattended Children Will be Sold as Slaves"

"Jesus Loves You, Everyone Else Thinks You're an A-hole"

and

"My Other Car is a Mach V"

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My favourites are fellow Australians who've got various "I ______ And I Vote" bumper stickers. Well bully for you chaps, but that sentiment kinda loses some of its impact in a country where everyone has to vote.
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My favorite was when I saw the "Coexist" bumper sticker (where each letter is a different religious symbol) on a car that was swerving through traffic like a bat out of hell. Perhaps he thought religious tolerance meant killing people on the road with no regard to religious choice?
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I have seen this on more than one occasion. It's not a bumper sticker but it really makes you wonder about the inner workings of these peoples brains. Those giant ball sacks hanging off the bumpers of trucks and suvs. Are you compensating for something?
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quote:
Originally posted by asmalls4:
I have seen this on more than one occasion. It's not a bumper sticker but it really makes you wonder about the inner workings of these peoples brains. Those giant ball sacks hanging off the bumpers of trucks and suvs. Are you compensating for something?

Dick humour isn't about overcompensating, it's about letting your inner twelve year old have a giggle.
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A favorite among Buddhists (though I don't personally have it):

"You don't have to believe everything you think."

I suspect that's only funny to practitioners.

Adam

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quote:
I have seen this on more than one occasion. It's not a bumper sticker but it really makes you wonder about the inner workings of these peoples brains. Those giant ball sacks hanging off the bumpers of trucks and suvs. Are you compensating for something?
Agreed and bumped! [Wink]
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War is not about who is right.
It is about who is left.

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I don't do stickers, don't want to mess up the finish. I used to have a 1978 thunderbird which had a giant confederate flag sticker on the trunk lid when I got the car and no matter how much I tried to get it off, I could still faintly see it there the whole time I had it. Luckily, I don't think many people noticed, since it was pretty hard to see.
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