"Bumper Schtick"

2009
Jun
21

First, a note about my last post: the last line about not having slept for 88 hours was a JOKE, but soon after I wrote it, I fell asleep and slept, with minimal interruption, for over 14 hours, waking with memories of bits of three separate dreams, and what I remembered was NOT scenery, NOT architecture. Let’s just say I finally made the team in one, got the robot working in another, and saved a TV series in another. It’s true what they say about bloggers, we really do write for ourselves, and this time it really helped. But you don’t care, and I don’t mind that you don’t.

A recent MetaFilter post (NOT by me) about a site selling “Moderate/Ambivalent/Nuanced” Bumper Stickers reminded me of the existence of Internet Bumper Stickers a site that designs little 250×40 pixel images to ‘stick’ on your site or email. I know they go back to the previous millennium (their “retired stickers” collection refers to Bill Clinton, JarJar and Y2K), and have accumulated nearly 4000 designs. They’re an ‘equal opportunity annoyer’ which means they try to cover all the reasonable opinions and some of the unreasonable ones, while keeping the language PG (but some of the entendres do double).

I just wanted to take this occasion to display some of my favorites (since this blog is not formatted for 250-pixel graphics in the sidebars):
1st_annvsry_year_ago
2people_same_book
abwot
accusing_torture
ability2quote
act_loco
against_protest
all_your_base_acid
atheism_insult
ashamed_klondike
aweso
bad_analogy_screwdriver
become_editor
blog_hamsters
bodyfiction
can_worms
cant_fit(if you disagree with this one, they do have another with the opposite opinion)fits
godzilla
cola_wars
colt
comfort_the_disturb
comm_64
craptastic_blog
cynical_nvr_enuf
defrag_brain(my apologies; this one is hard to decipher, MUCH harder if you’re colorblind – hint, hint)
dies_last
do_not_follow
elect
great_thinkrs_blog
history
i_in_pie
inspector(okay, that one is less a sticker than a tag)

ironic_sticker
internet_badhair
know_how
librarian
life_not_being
lincoln_party
logic_dishonesty

I could go on and on (and maybe someday I will) but they have rules, and to show off as many as I’m showing right now requires me to say “Internet Bumper StickerĀ® is a registered trademark of InternetBumperStickers.com.”

Their content is sorted into semi-logical categories from Admonitions and Affirmations to Personal Issues and Political Issues, as well as a section containing Latin translations of contemporary stuff:
latin25(Garbage in, garbage out)
latin19(What me worry?)
And a section of Oxymorons that specifically excludes “Jumbo Shrimp” as lacking ‘attitude’.
oxymoron097(although that one is just logical, isn’t it?)

Since the days when I visited the site more often, they have monetized their Bumper Sticker Wisdom by putting some of the most popular and/or original on physical stickers for sale (as well as Refrigerator Magnets and, inevitably, T-Shirts).

One more thing they have is MUCH LARGER images for use as desktop wallpaper. My favorite (which has been on my current computer on multiple occasions (and multiple computers):
u_r_here_tn
And there you are.

1 Comment (so far) about

"Bumper Schtick"

  1. Shawno Says:

    That last one would make a pretty cool desktop, Wendell.

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