I came across this bumper sticker as I strolled through Seattle's downtown core. I snapped this picture not five minutes after I saw a Hummer sporting the following vanity plate: RSKTAKR. I wonder if the owners of these two vehicles have ever met.
This got me thinking about the whole bumper sticker ethos that pervades the nation. Have you ever wondered why bumper stickers...
- ...are more likely found on dilapidated old cars? (To wit, check the condition of the bumper in this photo. The rest of the car was even worse.)
- ...always seem to follow similar themes: abortion stance (pro/con), religious conviction, anti-consumerist, stupid humor, spousal perspectives, etc.?
- ...seem to look ten years-old a mere three days after being applied to the vehicle?
- ...haven't been banned because they distract everyone who sees them?
Your turn: Do you do bumper stickers? Why/why not? What's your take on them?