Good Try

Filed under:Bumper Stickers — posted by Anwyn on January 9, 2007 @ 10:21 pm

I have a category for bumper stickers here because I like to read them and probably spend a few too many brain cells over-analyzing them. I don’t have any on my car because a) I wouldn’t do that to my car and b) why let everybody going down the road in my blue-city, slightly-less-blue state know my sensibilities? Far more fun to fume about their sensibilities in the privacy of my car.

Anyway, on to tonight’s example:

Protect the Environment: Plant a Bush Back in Texas!

(Scroll down to see the sticker in question.)

It’s better than “Somewhere in Texas … a village is missing its idiot” in that it has a direct expression of the particular area of policy disgruntlement rather than just indulging in namecalling, along with a somewhat witty suggestion for eliminating the bad policy. But the longer I stared at it, the more I found myself wondering about the nature of their directive to “plant” Bush … just makes you wonder exactly how deep they have in mind. If it had just said “Plant a Bush in Texas!” it wouldn’t have carried the rather sinister suggestion and would have been funnier.

I know. Focusing on minutiae. Hey, at least I’m in good company.

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace