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Which Messages Go Together? Ties in Liberal Political Gear from Zazzle

Because Irregular Times receives a significant number of readers for the tens of thousands of articles that have accumulated here over the last 18 years, just paying to keep the website going costs a significant amount. Because none of us who write for Irregular Times was born with a trust fund, we’ve got to get […]

Top 50 Liberal Bumper Stickers of August 2012: Warren, Romney, Obama, Stein

To cover the costs required to keep Irregular Times going, we sell liberal political bumper stickers, buttons and shirts — over 10,000 different kinds of them. Some designs sell better than others, and the change in that set tells us a little bit about what’s on the mind of those who care enough to put […]

Foods are Proof that God Wants Us to Be… What?

If you ever visit the historical sites of Boston or Philadelphia, you’ll notice t-shirts and buttons for sale at just about every available souvenir stand, referencing Benjamin Franklin’s quote, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Made by historically-minded Guatemalan and Chinese sweatshop workers, these pieces of swag offer […]

The Ten Most Popular Congressional Campaign Buttons and Stickers of Election 2010

One of the ways we keep Irregular Times going is to sell bumper stickers and campaign buttons; as part of that we offer at least one progressive or liberal-minded design for each seat in the House and Senate of the U.S. Congress. Out of these nearly 500 congressional races, which ones are attracting the most […]

The Memes of March 2010

For some time now, we’ve sold bumper stickers, buttons and made-in the USA shirts to cover the costs of putting up Irregular Times and make a bit of pin money on the side. Those pins and shirts and stickers number nearly 15,000 and cover a wide range of topics, but from month to month certain […]

Top 10 Signs Your Friend is a Communist

If our top generals and television anchors only paid attention to the bumper stickers and buttons of the world, why, our nation wouldn’t be in such grave peril from the waves of Red Menace lapping at our shores. You think I jest? Open your window and lean your head outside. Can’t you hear the lapping, […]

Bumper Sticker Shift: What A Difference 9 Months Makes

For the first two weeks of December 2008, the following were our five best-selling bumper stickers:

1. Barack 2008, Michelle 2016 bumper sticker 2. Go Solar bumper sticker 3. Obama ’08: Mission Accomplished bumper sticker 4. 1-20-09 bumper sticker 5. O: The President bumper sticker

For the last week of August 2009, the following were […]

CafePress Announces Big Price Hikes for Buyers, Big Commission Cuts for Sellers

CafePress may try to dress up today’s announcement with a barrel full of hand waving, a slapdash cloudiness of vocabulary and a few other mixed metaphors’ worth of dazzling PR-speak, but what their news release all boils down to is this:

1. Come June 1, the print-on-demand corporation CafePress will increase the prices shoppers pay […]

An Election Procrastination Bumper Sticker

OK, really now, it’s time for the bumper sticker to come off.

To put things in gentle perspective, I saw a Mondale-Ferraro bumper sticker on the back of a beat-up Chevy a few months ago.

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Post-Election Best-Selling Political Buttons and Stickers (That Aren’t About Barack Obama)

After the election of Barack Obama on November 4, people understandably ordered a large number of Obama buttons, magnets, bumper stickers and such in celebration. But if we cancel out that wave, what other hopes and concerns and angers are people feeling the need to express? To provide some glimmers of an indication, here’s a […]

Post-Election Best-Selling Political Buttons and Stickers (That Aren't About Barack Obama)

After the election of Barack Obama on November 4, people understandably ordered a large number of Obama buttons, magnets, bumper stickers and such in celebration. But if we cancel out that wave, what other hopes and concerns and angers are people feeling the need to express? To provide some glimmers of an indication, here’s a […]