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subego
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Feb 14, 2012, 08:44 AM
 


But apparently, zone of tiny distracting text in the face of the driver behind you.
     
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Feb 14, 2012, 08:49 AM
 
Someone should wipe No Soap Zone in the window.
     
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Feb 14, 2012, 01:23 PM
 
I was pondering, what is it about bumper stickers that makes them so annoying?

I think it's the unwanted opinions that one is inevitably made to read at a glance.
     
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Feb 14, 2012, 01:54 PM
 
I enjoy humorous bumper stickers. Like "Forget a knight in shining armor, I want a vampire in a shiny Volvo" on an old Subaru (referencing Twilight). But I don't like opinionated ones.
     
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Feb 14, 2012, 02:01 PM
 
My least favorite bumper sticker is the one around this area that says "This car climbed Mt. Washington."

So instead of enjoying the majestic beauty of the East Coast's highest peak on foot you drove your car on a road and bought a bumper sticker. I think you may have missed the point of getting to the top of mountains.
     
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Feb 14, 2012, 02:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
My least favorite bumper sticker is the one around this area that says "This car climbed Mt. Washington."

So instead of enjoying the majestic beauty of the East Coast's highest peak on foot you drove your car on a road and bought a bumper sticker. I think you may have missed the point of getting to the top of mountains.
Its used to me that the road was bad enough and most cars didn't have the HP, tires etc to make it up the mountain. Now you can do it in a Vespa.
     
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Feb 14, 2012, 02:23 PM
 
Mt. Washington isn't even that high. Pikes Peak and Mt. Evans are way higher (Evans all the way up to 17k feet). My Accord V6 was quite breathless.
     
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Feb 14, 2012, 03:19 PM
 
I like the fake political bumper stickers like "I Trust Harold Saxon" and "Why vote for the lesser or two evils? Vote Cthulhu!"
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subego  (op)
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Feb 14, 2012, 08:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
I like the fake political bumper stickers like "I Trust Harold Saxon" and "Why vote for the lesser or two evils? Vote Cthulhu!"
These are fine, it's the peace and love ones which really make me want to haul out with a lead pipe.
     
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Feb 15, 2012, 01:58 AM
 
My former English teacher had one in his hippie days that read "Honk if Jesus loves you".
     
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Feb 15, 2012, 03:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
Its used to me that the road was bad enough and most cars didn't have the HP, tires etc to make it up the mountain. Now you can do it in a Vespa.
I always thought that it was a magnetic mountain and that sticker meant that the car "climbed" the road while on neutral, being pulled by the magnetic field... if that's not the case that sticker is worthless..
     
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Feb 15, 2012, 06:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
I enjoy humorous bumper stickers. Like "Forget a knight in shining armor, I want a vampire in a shiny Volvo" on an old Subaru (referencing Twilight). But I don't like opinionated ones.
Anything referencing Twilight without being savagely derogatory is worthless to society.

I think multiple stickers in a rear window is like the precursor to flash pop-ups. Or using Windows.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Feb 15, 2012, 07:45 AM
 
Funny stickers are fun. Some opinionated stickers are good too, such as the "Coexist" bumper stickers you can see in certain areas. ANY political sticker is problematic for me, since they "stick around" after the political issue/contest they are about, and almost always make the car owner look like (more of) a moron; there are STILL "McCain/Palin" stickers rolling around in my neck of the woods. Heck, there are (copyright infringing) "W" stickers still on the road here!

My favorites: "Hang Up And Drive!" and "Keep Honking - I'm Reloading".

One category of bumper/back window decorations I dislike a lot are the "Joey #18 Local PeeWee Sports" (or band, or cheerleading or whatever...). No problem being proud of your kid/kids, but telling everyone what your child's name is, what his/her important interests are AND the name of their team/gym/etc. is like saying, "Mr. Child Abductor, please take my child." It is seriously a Very Bad idea.

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Feb 15, 2012, 10:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Funny stickers are fun. Some opinionated stickers are good too, such as the "Coexist" bumper stickers you can see in certain areas.

One category of bumper/back window decorations I dislike a lot are the "Joey #18 Local PeeWee Sports" (or band, or cheerleading or whatever...).
I've always liked the Coexist bumper sticker as well.

I've seen many stickers referencing local teams and clubs, but never one with a first name or uniform number. That really is as dumb (and dangerous) as you say it is.

I also remember the day when even fewer cars sported Apple stickers in their windows. That always made me feel like I had an instant connection to the other driver.
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Feb 15, 2012, 10:29 AM
 
I like renting out my bumper sticker space to soccer moms.
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Feb 15, 2012, 10:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
I like renting out my bumper sticker space to soccer moms.
Do they pay you with cupcakes and watermelon slices?
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Feb 15, 2012, 10:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
Do they pay you with cupcakes and watermelon slices?
Big cupcakes and juicy watermelon slices, yessir.
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Feb 15, 2012, 11:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Anything referencing Twilight without being savagely derogatory is worthless to society.
Fixed that for you.
     
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Feb 15, 2012, 11:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
Big cupcakes and juicy watermelon slices, yessir.
Are you sure you don't have that backwards?
     
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Feb 15, 2012, 12:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Are you sure you don't have that backwards?
I just almost snorted Coke(acola) all over my iPad.

Dang, that gives me an idea......shame it's not the 80s and I'm straightedge.
What, me worry?
     
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Feb 15, 2012, 12:40 PM
 
How about a secretly police-sponsored web app called iSnort where you enter the number of people who want to do lines, and it gives you some neatly spaced rectangles to arrange them on?

In the meantime, it accesses your location services and tells the police there are X people taking coke at XXXXX's house.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Feb 15, 2012, 01:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Are you sure you don't have that backwards?
Depends on the mood, I'm easy.
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Feb 15, 2012, 01:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Funny stickers are fun. Some opinionated stickers are good too, such as the "Coexist" bumper stickers you can see in certain areas.
Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
I've always liked the Coexist bumper sticker as well.


It's impossible to make out, but there's the "Coexist" sticker.

I still want to haul out on them with the pipe.
     
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Feb 15, 2012, 01:21 PM
 
I like this coexist though...

     
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Feb 15, 2012, 01:24 PM
 
I have a Coexist t-shirt, but the letters are composed of different technology company logos.
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Feb 15, 2012, 02:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I like this coexist though...

Is that supposed to be like those family bumper stickers? Very mixed OS family.

Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
I have a Coexist t-shirt, but the letters are composed of different technology company logos.
Nice. I had to do a google search to see what they looked like. There is a gamers version as well.
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