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It sucks to have to be so cynical, but it doesn't get any more truthful than this.

Not that I'm trying to be self-righteous. An empty gesture may very well be better than no gesture at all. I dunno.


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thats awesome but im not a huge bumper sticker person.
a) jokes get old
b) cars get keyed
c) i live in texas. getting keyed would be the least of my worries. id be gerrymandered into my own district, branded an unpatriotic traitor and deported

By Anonymous jon, at 12:08 AM  




no, no. that's pretty damn funny actually.

By Blogger Fat Asian Baby, at 1:32 AM  




Yes.. it's gotten a little out of control. My colleague here at work noticed a car full of ribbons, even one for dyslexia and had enough. He immediately made this website. http://www.ribbonwithoutacause.com/

By Blogger miked, at 7:24 AM  




My brother-in-law has taken to flicking them off cars in parking lots whenever he walks by one. He hates with a passion.

By Blogger lynne, at 8:22 AM  




This is off the topic, but please make a tshirt with the caption Yummy Potato Jesus and this picture:

http://cgi.ebay.com/face-of-Jesus-on-perogi_W0QQitemZ6199742902QQcategor

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:18 AM  




It's like those rubber bracelets, it seems it more of a trendy thing than actually showing your support. I bet half the people who wear them don't even know what they stand for.

By Blogger stapler, at 10:14 AM  




my dh was in the military, and he hates them. he said when he was in saudi, he would have much rather have gotten a letter, than to just know they had a sticker on their car..

By Blogger cmhl, at 1:17 PM  




thats the best. Another great caption would be "SAVE OUR TRUCKS", since it is usually an SUV or gas guzzling Hummer wannabe truck that will proudly display their $2 contribution to the convenience store who is gladly making a profit off of the troops dying for Bush's war on the world.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:22 PM  




Of course you realize that the sideways ribbon is actually a Jesus fish, right?

By Blogger Sean, at 2:03 PM  




I actually like this. There is a lot of truth in it. And I am damn sick of seeing so many American flags... Jeez!

By Anonymous duane, at 3:22 PM  




i saw a car with the yellow ribbon and those lame-ass fake bullet holes... ridiculous!

By Blogger aisy, at 4:37 PM  




I think it's pretty funny. Remember the old days of "Baby on Board"? And then soon, everybody was "on Board" - geezers, etc.
Just not a big one for car decorations of any sort.
Still, I must admit, that sometimes when I see the yellow ribbons or the pink ribbons I do stop and think about the guys over there, or breast cancer survivors - so maybe their gesture is empty, but it may still trigger good thoughts . . . . .

By Blogger elsimom, at 8:29 AM  




I've made my own ribbons... they are to support colon cancer. They're brown and say " I give a S*##T!

I'm hoping to sell them. since I'm a recently ordained minister with the Universal Life Church ( through the internet...) it'll be non profit and I'll make a tidy sum for uh, research...

By Blogger The Rev. Silky Johnson, at 10:26 AM  




I too live in Texas and I hate those stickers, although, Austin is a little more liberal (but not by much). I think the worst stickers out there arenít these lame support stickers but the ďWĒ stickers I have to drive behind every day! Itís a good way to tell who the assholes are though, not that the ginormous SUV and poor driving skills werenít enough of a hint.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:41 AM  




Who's Sean? Sean's funny. Jesus fish...ha ha ha.

By Blogger Kristina, at 11:42 AM  




I too live in Texas and I hate those stickers, although, Austin is a little more liberal (but not by much). I think the worst stickers out there arenít these lame support stickers but the ďWĒ stickers I have to drive behind every day! Itís a good way to tell who the assholes are though, not that the ginormous SUV and poor driving skills werenít enough of a hint.

By Blogger Samara, at 11:46 AM  




Who's Samara? Samara's funny too! I am just so pleased with everyone today. Ha ha ha.

By Blogger Kristina, at 12:08 PM  




That is very funny, and it is pretty true; however, my husband was very happy that I put one on our car when he got shipped to Iraq. He couldn't care less what anyone else has on their car. He is very angry about being there and just wants to come home. I think he translates the magnet on our car as saying "even though you're a cog in a giant war machine, we will always love and support you." Which is pretty dopey but he's oddly sentimental like that. ;)

By Anonymous wenslydale, at 2:15 PM  




How about one that says, "Support Chinese Magnetic Ribbon Sticker Manufacturers"?

By Blogger tcarole, at 3:03 PM  




I had no idea that they were magnets until recently. Which makes me breathe a tiny sigh of relief when I see a car with 20 of them all over. At least they're not as entirely crazy as I thought.
I personally don't understand bumper sticker politics. My old car has a SeaLab 2021 sticker with Capt Murphy and the phrase "Fignuts". I think that sums it all up.

By Blogger Monkey, at 3:28 PM  




It's perfect; it says it all. I loved it so much I uploaded it to my Flickr stream--hope that's ok?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/slolane/33573347/

By Blogger Twinmama, at 12:43 AM  




tcarole,
i saw one today that was green and said, 'support magnetic ribbons.' i may have to get one...

By Blogger imp (Iva-Marie Palmer), at 10:52 PM  




I saw a light blue one yesterday. It said. I Support Strippers on it. tee hee.

By Blogger darcy, at 10:58 PM  




I love the "Empty Gesture" magnetic ribbon! Awesome! Where did you have it made? I'd like to make one for my website - www.JesusIsALiberal.org - can you advise?

Thanks -

Paul

By Blogger JesusLiberalPaul, at 12:36 AM  




Hi. I made the Empty Gesture ribbon and the photo above is from my website. Who are you?

By Blogger Jake, at 1:42 PM  




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