The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

15 August 2004

Sticker schlock

Yard signs have yet to come into full bloom for the November election — in a quick run through my neighborhood, the only ones I spotted were for the two State House candidates who survived their respective primaries, a couple of Tom Coburn signs, and a single Kerry/Edwards sign — but bumper stickers are starting to appear hither and yon, and one I hadn't seen before turned up yesterday on a Dodge Magnum wagon in Arrest Me Red with a cardboard dealer plate: Buck Fush.

Which begs the question: Is it technically a bumper sticker if it's not placed on the actual bumper? This one, along with Lick Bush in 2004, which I have seen before, was placed along the lower edge of the rear window, which in a Dodge Magnum wagon is about four feet off the ground.

I wasn't especially perturbed by either of these — I mean, I live in the state where Tuck Fexas is a way of life — but I rather think I would have reacted badly to something like this.

Posted at 9:53 AM to Political Science Fiction


Fortunately when I saw the one in my post, my stomach was empty. I mean, if the resultant projectile expectoration had taken out the driver of the car with that sticker on it, I wouldn't have minded -- but it would also have meant replacing my windshield.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:06 AM on 15 August 2004

I was getting tired of seeing pro-Bush stickers down here in Fexas, so I requested a Kerry/Edwards sticker (give the campaign your e-mail address - in my case, a fake e-mail address - and they'll mail you a sticker). That was well over a month ago, and I've yet to see anything in the mailbox.

I keep joking that, if it doesn't show up before I leave for Nebraska, I'm voting for Bush.

Posted by: Jeff Lawson at 11:30 AM on 15 August 2004

I, of course, ducked out of the chant competition and went to the computer lab to check on my e-mail. Time well spent.

Posted by: Aniwarp at 6:05 PM on 15 August 2004