“Welcome to Maine… Now Go Home!”
This is the bumper sticker I saw in Jefferson, Maine today. I’d seen it before. Today I started to think, “How insular and parochial of Maine!” — but then I stopped mid-thought. It could be that such sentiments are part of the scene in every part of the country, [...]
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, because every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell
It isn’t good advice just because Bertrand Russell said it… but it is good advice.
Harry Canyon writes this week to Irregular Times, reacting to an Anti-Republican bumper sticker web page of ours on which we write disparagingly of the GOP:
“Politics is an audacious enterprise. It takes some audacity to claim so strong a grip on the truth as to pass a law stripping away Americans’ freedom, or requiring [...]
If it weren’t for the agree-with-me-or-leave-the-country attitude of people who aggressively flap flags around, we might think better of that flag. Note the order.
I came across the following bumper sticker today, and it set me to thinking:
I can’t find where on the web one might actually buy the bumper sticker, but it’s helped me appreciate the importance of the lowly period. Consider:
Or is this placement more appropriate?
Num num num.
Seen in a local parking lot:
I won’t deny that we’re all sitting on a load of processed poo. But which parts of America were made by guns? The little divots on golf balls? The nooks and crannies of breakfast? Maybe potholes. And raise your hand if you actually favor losing your guts. Would [...]
How do your arms reach the parking break?
I saw this on the street just yesterday:
Oh, eyeroll. My response:
The mindset of nationalist America can be summed up in stickers:
If you were born in this country, you should act like it’s an accomplishment. If you want to live in this country, you should be neutered.
I detect a self-esteem problem.