So why the hell do we put these things on our cars? Just because we know other people will be behind us in traffic, we feel like itâs necessary to reveal our interests? Are we trying to start some sort of conversation?
The funny thing is that the bumper sticker is a phenomenon entirely limited to North America. You see them in the States, and you see them in Canada, but you can spend an entire week in Europe and not see a bumper sticker aside from the common international oval country code. In Europe, nobody cares where you went to college or who you’re voting for. They only care that you move your tiny, silver diesel hatchback out of the way so they can drive past you in their tiny, silver diesel hatchback.
They say that what you put on your car determines what you want the world to know about you. So we looked deep into the souls of candidates like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Newt Gingrich to determine what would appear on their bumpers
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The funny thing is, bumper stickers never start a conversation, because nobody notices them. I’ve driven around for several years with a subtle bumper sticker for my alma mater on the back of my car, and nobody has ever said anything to me about it. Not a word. Not a thumbs up. Not a smile. I suppose someone could be back there talking about it with a friend. Is that the goal of my sticker? To inspire random people to discuss it, completely unbeknownst to me?
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You can’t avoid bumper stickers when you’re driving around. They’re everywhere. Political bumper stickers. Colleges and university bumper stickers. Sports teams. Bands. Ideas. Phrases. Sayings. Vacation spots, cities, neighborhoods, towns, BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. Itâs come to the point where Iâm surprised when I get up behind a car that doesnât have a bumper sticker.
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Of course, I’m not as dense as I seem here. I understand why people use bumper stickers in the first place: they want other people to know that they support the Bears. Or the Cowboys. Or Millard Fillmore Elementary School, home of the Fighting Powdered Wigs. Or maybe they support OK Go. Or the Outer Banks. Or Hillary Clinton. Or Ron Paul. Or Rand Paul. Or Paul Ryan. Or Ryan Seacrest.
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So I’m a bit mystified, and I’m reaching out to you, the reader, to get your take on bumper stickers. Do you use bumper stickers? Do you understand why other people use them? Do you ever approach people in parking lots because of their bumper stickers?
Case in point: I have never, in my entire life, seen anyone walking around with a Mitt Romney T-shirt. I suspect Mitt Romney himself wouldn’t walk around with a Mitt Romney T-shirt. Heâs too busy wearing plaid button-ups that make him look like a man of the people, even though his haircut costs more than my cell phone.
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And so, I ask you, the reader: Whatâs the deal with bumper stickers?
Likewise, I’ve never seen anyone walking around wearing a T-Shirt that bragged about the quality of the shirt wearerâs honor student. You also don’t really see T-Shirts that say things like âWell behaved women rarely make history,â or âWag More, Bark Less,â or âCOEXIST.â What you see, when it comes to T-Shirts, is a lot of stains that have been there for what looks like several presidential administrations.
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The reason people don’t notice bumper stickers is because everyone has them. You pull up at every stoplight and you just sort of assume the guy in front of you will have a bumper sticker, so you couldn’t care less what it says. We really only notice bumper stickers if they’re bizarre and unusual, and they say something like âI HATE MEXICANS.â Then we take a picture and post it on Instagram.
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But why the hell do you want unknown random humans behind you in traffic to know you feel this way? Do you expect there will be some giant revolt while you’re sitting at a light, and it’ll spread across the country, uniting everyone in their appreciation of the Father John Q. Zilshepper Catholic School Choir? Is that the reason for the bumper sticker?!
Hereâs why: when you really stop and think about what bumper stickers are, at their very core, they are markings that identify the interests of the driver of the car. Itâs like getting a tattoo, or wearing a T-shirt with some writing on it. But I’ve often found that bumper stickers go a lot further than any T-shirt that anyone would ever wear.