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Do You Place Bumper Stickers On Your Car?  
User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8490 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Do you put bumper stickers on your car and if you do, what do you have?

I myself do not have any bumper stickers on my car. I see most bumper stickers other than a AAA sticker as just tacky particularly with a new car. The two worst kinds for me are political stickers, even the ones that support the candidates that I like and the ever present "student of the year at ____ academy", one person had four stickers covering the back window of the minivan that I saw.

[Edited 2012-05-07 17:49:41]


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User currently offlineakiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

I prefer not to. I do have an MIT sticker on the back window (my friends and I in high school all bought each other car stickers when we got into college) and an AOPA one on the side window though  

I like to leave the styling of the car unblemished as much as I can. That said, if you have an ugly POS anyway, go for it! 



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Thread starter):
I see must bumper stickers other than a AAA sticker as just tacky particularly with a new car.

        

I couldn't agree more. Bumper stickers are beyond tacky. Cars are some of the biggest purchases you will ever make, why would you taint it with a pointless sticker? Even though I hate all bumper stickers, I won't give any grief over political affiliations or proud parents, but it's the ones that have stupid "jokes" or sayings on them that boil my blood. They're never funny and look awful!



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User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2868 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Though not the bumper, I can't stand these...



And the only thing I've allowed on my car is a simple alumni sticker from my alma mater.

[Edited 2012-05-07 17:58:37]


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User currently onlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8827 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

Ages ago, I had only one bumper sticker. This was at the time (80s) when you saw all those cutesy stickers like "I brake for children", "I brake for Animals", and the ubiquitous "Baby on Board".

Mine read "I brake for Hallucinations"

Since then I stopped using them, as they mess up your paint.



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Quoting tz757300 (Reply 3):
Though not the bumper, I can't stand these...

How did I forget these?! I live in the suburbs and there has to be dozens of cars on my street alone that have these.

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 4):
Since then I stopped using them, as they mess up your paint.

They have magnetic ones now that don't damage the paint-job whatsoever....they're still just as tacky though.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15730 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Thread starter):
Do you put bumper stickers on your car

No. They look stupid, cheap and trashy. There is likely no worse way for one person to communicate with their fellow people. Also, any guy with truck nuts should be kicked in the real nuts.

Quoting tz757300 (Reply 3):
Though not the bumper, I can't stand these...

I kinda want to get a Dad sticker, about 6 Mom stickers and then go drive around Utah.



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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

one of each, magnets


WrenchBender



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39835 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

I don't like bumper stickers on a car. It messes up the paint.
Although, some can be very funny.



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User currently offlinebristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

I saw one the other day, I thought I knew what it meant, then I looked it up and I was right. It's a picture of a hand with the ring finger bent over...look up 'shocker' on Wiki if you don't know what I mean.

I'm not easily offended, but I seriously questioned why anyone would want to put that on their car. Disgraceful.



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User currently offlineairportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3613 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

The only stickers I have are the ones you can put on your back window (within reason) and can take off with a blade if you don't want it there anymore.


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User currently offlinegeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

I guess I'll have to put a picture of my fiancee's new Cube on here; Cube's don't have bumpers though, and I sure wouldn't put some "sticky" sticker on the back window. As I bought the Cube for her as her Valentine, I really had to give her some way to "announce the fact"; as I do graphic design as a hobby, I designed a big 12" X 12" valentine with two big red hearts, with TO: and FROM: top and bottom, printed it twice on vinyl sign film, then bonded the films to two 12" square pieces of 1/8 in. sign magnet material (which I usually always have laying around) On valentine's day, I got up early, washed the Cube, and stuck a magnet on each front door, then parked the Cube in the front yard. Needless to say, my sweetie was tickled pink with her "valentine". (She especially enjoyed "showing it off" on her FB page!)

Here's the "unintended part"..............as she started driving around town in her "Valentine Cube", people started asking questions, like where she got the magnets, etc; so after a week or so, I made one more sign and put it under the one on the right door; "Custom Magnet Door Signs"
Your Choice, We Design
Email....................
I only put that one on the door occasionally when we go to Terre Haute, and then only 8 or 9 times.

So far I've sold about 18 more door signs.


The whole trick to having a sign on your car is to have one that other people like, think is "cute", and can "identify with"
every time I notice someone looking at her valentine signs, they're always smiling, and not one person has shown any displeasure or made any negative comments.

Charley



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7401 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2554 times:

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 7):
one of each, magnets

Didn't know Canada did that too....very nice!

I have a Cincinnati Reds sticker, a "I Heart Barcelona" sticker, and 2 stickers from my high school's booster club in 08-09 and 09-10. My license plate is from when my high school won state in 2007. Go Bombers!!!!!!



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User currently offlineSmittyOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 9):
I saw one the other day, I thought I knew what it meant, then I looked it up and I was right. It's a picture of a hand with the ring finger bent over...look up 'shocker' on Wiki if you don't know what I mean.

I'm not easily offended, but I seriously questioned why anyone would want to put that on their car. Disgraceful.

Haha, I saw one of those for the first time yesterday...and another one that was a big hand grenade on a truck's back window. Makes you wonder what the hell is wrong with people.

Seems like many stickers are about making the driver feel superior in some way. People just have to stand out somehow.

Quoting tz757300 (Reply 3):
Though not the bumper, I can't stand these...

Unreal, are we supposed to be impressed or feel sorry for somebody based on these things?

Personally I would never want to advertise that kind of personal information (number and genders of kids). Just no good reason for everyone around you to know it.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12426 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 4):
Since then I stopped using them, as they mess up your paint.

Never saw the need for them myself, for similar reasons.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6):
I kinda want to get a Dad sticker, about 6 Mom stickers and then go drive around Utah.

I'm thinking of getting two moms and twelve cats.

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 13):
Seems like many stickers are about making the driver feel superior in some way.

You have no way of knowing why the sticker is there.

It's quite possible to be proud of one's children, or one's hobbies, or one's associations without feeling superior to others.



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User currently offlinebristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6):
I kinda want to get a Dad sticker, about 6 Mom stickers and then go drive around Utah.

You'd blend right in!

Here in Colorado I see a lot of stickers that say 'nobody cares that you tele' (a reference to the notion that telemark skiers think that they're superior). Funny. I then saw one a couple of weeks ago saying 'nobody cares that I tele'. Ha, at least he understands!

Quoting Revelation (Reply 14):
It's quite possible to be proud of one's children, or one's hobbies, or one's associations without feeling superior to others.

True, but a lot of people do do a lot of bragging. Look up the word 'blowhard' on the internet, you'll see a specific example of a blowhard is 'one who has bumper stickers on his car saying how great his children are'.

Another sticker I can't stand is one that simply says '26.2' - I guess it's just saying that 'I run marathons'. Great, congratulations. Now get out of my way.



Fortune favours the brave
User currently onlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5395 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

I have a window sticker for my alma mater (a nice, subdued maroon) and a NOBAMA window cling.

I don't like anything on the paint or on the bumper.



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User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1817 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Like mostly everyone that has been in Formentera, I have a sticker with the island outline.

User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3053 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

I have 3 (though they're more decals than bumper stickers):
-one that says ICOM Inside (like the Intel logo, ICOM=Computer Engineering)
-one that says Colegio (the UPRM's old name)
-one that has the design of the Interstate route signs but with a paw print (our mascot is a bulldog)
-If you count the parking permits for each year of college, I have 3 from the UPRM and one from UPRB.

Others I was planning on adding or had in the past:
-One back when Bush was president that said Buck Fush, but it's meaningless today.
-During the 2008 Democrat primaries, I supported Hillary. Her campaign sent me one.
-I had one on my previous car that said: Retired, I was tired yesterday and I'm tired again today.
-Also on the same car, I had a decal with a bowling ball and a pin that said "Boleador boricua".

I'm not one to add dozens of bumper stickers or decals, but a bit of personality on a car doesn't hurt anybody.



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User currently offlinedaviation From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

No bumper stickers for me.

And one of my biggest pet peeves is the big American Flag.......on an imported car!! One of my neighbors has American flags flying from his car windows, stickers all over the place.......and he has four Hondas!

Thank you, I will keep my General Motors cars, which I've had for decades with no problems, and leave the stickers in the drawer.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6594 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Bumper stickers are unheard of here, they're all on the glass or the rear door (or course, sedans are rare too). Also, nobody would think of putting their high school or college on their car. The most common one I see is this one :



It means someone is attached to the island of Corsica. They're very common around here, as the suburbs of Paris are full of immigrants from the world but also from the rest of the country. Another common one is to show you're from Brittany :



Again a lot of people here in the west of Paris come from there, including my father.

I wouldn't put a sticker on a car I bought, but I got my car from my parents with two small ones and I left them. They're on each side of the rear windshield, where the glass is over the interior of the car, so they don't hamper visibility.

One is a triskelion because it's nice and a different way of showing you have a Celtic background, without separatist connotations :



The other one is a sticker showing support to the SNSM, the National Society for Sea Rescue, an NGO that intervenes in about half the rescue operations on the French coasts. My father is a sailor and taught sailing in his youth, so sea rescue is close to his heart.



Also, the regulations recently changed for the license plates here, the alphanumerical ID has become national instead of local, so the département number is no longer part of the ID. Instead, it's put in small at the right hand of the plate, with a small image of the region. But the catch is that you can put any number and corresponding region, no matter where your live, so when I registered the car to my name I chose 974, for the Réunion island. A place I've never been to, but that I find inspiring, and the logo is nicer than the one for the Ile-de-France region. And at least when I'm outside of my region, nobody will call me "ugly Parisian".




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User currently onlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8827 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 20):
It means someone is attached to the island of Corsica.

It is also the symbol of the FLNC (National Liberation Front of Corsica), a terrorist group which wanted to sever ties with France and has been responsible for a number of bombings and shootouts since the 70s. Whenever I saw that symbol (usually on crappy old french cars) I was always tempted to ask the person if he knows what it means.

It's kind of like driving around Europe with a swastika on your car. You may think it means good luck from the old Hindu usage, but it unfortunately has come to mean other things.



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User currently offlinemmedford From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 561 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Nothing on my daily driver...

But I have 2 on my project car.. a 97 Eclipse GSX

"I Support Single Moms" with a girl on the pole

"I Can Count too; 9mm, .45, .223, .308..."

The 2nd one goes over well in NY.



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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Nope, looks tacky. My persoanl favorite was the person who had a "No Drilling in ANWR" bumper sticker on their Hummer H2.

User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2783 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
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Well I kind of inherited my brothers car since he is shipping off to Army Basic training. He has an army strong bumper sticker, a Boston Bruins bumper sticker (which is being removed as soon as I get home) on the window, and a Hartford Whalers sticker. I'm getting a big UND Fighting Sioux Head decal to put on the rear window. Have to support my school, and it looks cool!
Blue



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2814 posts, RR: 2
Reply 25, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Thread starter):
Do you put bumper stickers on your car and if you do, what do you have?

I don't put any sticker. And if the car I buy (new or used) has some, I remove them all.

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 21):
It is also the symbol of the FLNC (National Liberation Front of Corsica), a terrorist group which wanted to sever ties with France and has been responsible for a number of bombings and shootouts since the 70s. Whenever I saw that symbol (usually on crappy old french cars) I was always tempted to ask the person if he knows what it means.

It's the official flag of Corsica. People are not going to stop using the flag of their region just because it's been misused by some terrorist group.



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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3003 posts, RR: 8
Reply 26, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

No, but we have a "child on board" sign on each car. One says "Cheeky Monkey on board", and the other says "Baby Shark in transit" - with the logo of Natal Sharks rugby team.

signol



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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 27, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 7):

Yup, the only ones I will put on my car. Except I have the yellow (I'm guessing American) ones.



User currently offlinebhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 963 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

No bumper stickers but a Trout Unlimited window cling on the back window, a Seattle Sounders license plate frame on the back and Man U frame on the front....finding the chrome ones were a bitch...


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User currently offlineSmittyOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 29, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 14):
You have no way of knowing why the sticker is there.

True, I can't tell you what motivated any one individual to put a sticker on his/her car. But I can make a reasonable hypothesis based on what I have seen over the past 25 or so years on the road. That's why I said "Seems like many..."

Quoting Revelation (Reply 14):
It's quite possible to be proud of one's children, or one's hobbies, or one's associations without feeling superior to others.

...and substantially easier if one can keep that pride to himself / herself.


User currently offlinebristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 30, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Quoting signol (Reply 26):
No, but we have a "child on board" sign on each car.

I have seen this sign in a car being driven by someone on a cell phone. By putting that sign in the car they're asking people to drive carefully, which they're contradicting by using a phone.



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12241 posts, RR: 35
Reply 31, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2222 times:
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Got this one  

Not on the bumper though, but on my rear window where it can be easily removed



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User currently offlinejbirdav8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4489 posts, RR: 21
Reply 32, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

No.

During my first job out of college when I was doing a lot of hiring, my boss gave me a sage piece of advice. He told me when a job seeker pulls into our parking lot, take a good look at their car. It can be old, new, dirty or clean--but pay special attention to the back end. If he/she has a lot of bumper stickers, be warned--they're very opinionated people, their opinion is always right, and they're not afraid to tell you (and others) about it.

By george, he sure was right.

That and they're tacky.



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User currently offlinegeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 33, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2160 times:

I forgot all about this until today;

I bought my 1 ton, dual wheel diesel P/U truck in 2003; about a year later, I more or less moved to western Indiana; shortly after coming to Indiana, I bought a Lucas Mill; (a portable saw mill made in Australia) The saw mill is designed to be able to take apart, and load all of the component parts on a P/U truck, so as to be able to move it about easily, then put it back together quickly; it's really a great machine, however, it has two parts that require some "thought" to transport;

The "side rails"; each side rail is an aluminum extrusion, 20 ft. long, 4 in X 10 in rectangular tube; each one weighs about 75 lbs.
No problem for two men to carry, or load and unload; however, here's the "problem"; they are perfectly straight; if you get one bent, or otherwise damaged, it becomes "scrap aluminum"; ( and a new rail costs about $ 2,250, USD.) Also, because of the terrible economy in the U.S., there is a HUGE amount of people stealing anything made of aluminum, copper or brass, and selling it for scrap. Taking all of this into account when I first bought my mill, I resolved to take VERY GOOD CARE of my aluminum rails ! I was thinking, "I don't want to be driving around with all of that new, shiny aluminum on my special platform I built on top of my truck, from the front bumper, to the back bumper. So, my very first "project" when I first set the mill up was, I had a 22 ft poplar log, sawed it up into 1 in X 6 in boards, all 20 ft long; then I constructed a 20 ft long box, 12" in x 12"; I made it with 4 separate hinged doors on the top of the box, (which can be locked with just one pad lock). the front end is solid, and the back end hinges down, the rails are loaded in the back end, the door is then raised and locked;

I worked on the thing for 3 or 4 days, got it all done, mounted on top of the truck, and I stood back to admire my "one of a kind" big long wooden box; As the truck is bright red, I decided that the box should be red also; I gave the thing a couple of coats of red paint, and again, stood back to "admire" my work. And I'm thinking, "if I leave this thing on when we drive down to Florida, it doesn't weigh very much, and I'll have over 20 cu. ft. of perfectly good cargo space...........but then everyone on the interstate is going to see this truck going down the road, with this 20 ft long box bolted to my custom designed and built racks, and they are going to go crazy wondering what in the hell would anyone carry in such a box ?

It took me all of two minutes to get my "inspiration" ! back when I was in my 30's or so, I was very interested in reptiles; I always had a bunch of various kinds of snakes, lizards, alligators, even one very rare species of crocodile once; a good friend of mine had 10 times as many reptiles at all times, and for a few years, he had this huge big 16 ft long Burmese python; burmese are usually quite "docile", (as compared to reticulated or rock pythons), (but don't let them get hungry) and when we moved the big python around, it took like 3 or 4 guys to pick it up and load it into the back end of an old station wagon. Then it took the same 4 guys to keep the thing from crawling up front, etc. (not a good way to transport a python, for sure)

Anyway, I decided to paint a sign down the length of my big long wooden box; "Queen City Pythons & Boas", Cincinnati, Ohio

It was a great idea, but after hauling the box around for a month or so, and still not ready to go to Florida yet, (and after a month of wasting a few hours every day answering questions ).........(or refusing to answer questions, ), the novelty of the idea kinda wore off, so I took the box off the truck and bolted it to the back side of my garage; Makes a secure place to store my side rails when I don't need them. I have often wondered what I would have run into if I had hauled that box to Florida and back ? ( about 2,000 miles) Back then, diesel fuel was like $ 1.75 / gallon; now it's $ 4.00 / a gallon

Now when I go to Florida, I'll probably either fly or drive the Cube !

Charley



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User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 34, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

I have 3 stickers on my car.

See here: http://i47.tinypic.com/14bj713.jpg

The middle one is Frostwire - where I used to download music from. The other 2 are self explanatory.

Leo/ORD



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User currently offlinewhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 35, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

I have an Arsenal sticker.


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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7255 posts, RR: 5
Reply 36, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

I dislike bumper stickers, but I do have a gobadge, well a selection of them actually.



[Edited 2012-05-09 08:58:54]



[Edited 2012-05-09 08:59:54]

User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 37, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2091 times:
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I don't put any on my good car, but on my old sad truck I have plenty. Mostly right wing stuff, as you can see. I would like to find an Obama decal that says left and put on the left side of my tailgate. The spark decal on the far left is the Wal-Mart logo. I picked up that gem at the Wal-Mart museum in Bentonville, Arkansas last summer.


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Quoting daviation (Reply 19):
And one of my biggest pet peeves is the big American Flag.......on an imported car!!

I have seen some that are worse. I was behind a van once that had a Buy American sticker on it right next to a Yamaha Racing decal....

I really hate those "In memory of" decals people put in their back windows. Around my area you see that a lot on worthless rusted junk. First off a car/truck isn't something that is an appropriate memorial and is your rusted out 95' Ford Explorer the best way to remember you dead family members?

Quoting jbirdav8r (Reply 32):
He told me when a job seeker pulls into our parking lot, take a good look at their car.

I have heard that it is best to know your audience...

Very true. About 10 years ago, at my previous employer, we interviewed a woman for a teaching position. I happened to be in the parking lot when she pulled in and noticed the dozen or so stickers on her car that had something to do with witches, most of which were rather weird. I said something about it to the boss and guess what; she didn't get the job. I wouldn't drive my old beater to a job interview anyway, it might break down. I have also heard about people looking inside the car, a messy and disorganized car likely means the person is the same way. It is easy to do if you walk the interviewee out to the parking lot.

Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 15):
Another sticker I can't stand is one that simply says '26.2' - I guess it's just saying that 'I run marathons'

I had no idea what that meant. I hate that now too.



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7255 posts, RR: 5
Reply 38, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

Falstaff sure you're not related to this guy?



User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 39, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
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Quoting kiwirob (Reply 38):
Falstaff sure you're not related to this guy?

Looks like my kind of guy! After Obama is out of office he'll have a lot of work to do getting those off. I only have one anti Obama sticker, so I'll have a lot less work on my hands.  

A friend of mine's daughter had about that many anti Bush stickers on her junk Ford Escort. After he left office she had to peal them all off and replace them with other goofy leftist stickers.



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7255 posts, RR: 5
Reply 40, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

you'll like this one then, it is pretty offensive, glad he was called out.



User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 41, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2041 times:
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Quoting kiwirob (Reply 40):
you'll like this one then, it is pretty offensive, glad he was called out.

I keep seeing that thing online, but never in real life. I wonder how many are really out there. That thing looks photo shopped to begin with.

Don't worry it goes both ways. I saw a few stickers in Inkster, Michigan, in 2008 that said "Don't vote for the white guy".



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4479 posts, RR: 15
Reply 42, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

I only put a sticker or decal on a car if it goes nicely with the car's shape and curves. For an older 80s or 90s car, your standard square bumper sticker or decal doesn't detract much from the boxy shape of the car. Stick a square sticker on a mid-90s and up vehicle though, and it looks atrocious.

For newer cars I like to use vinyl transparent window decals, if anything. On my current car I have only one. A deadmau5 logo.



[Edited 2012-05-09 13:09:05]

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2881 posts, RR: 7
Reply 43, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

I have 2 stickers on my car (only one on my bumper though).

Trunk by the license plate I have:



On my actual bumper I have the following sticker which allows me to use the HOV lane even if I am driving alone:



Other than that, I'm not really into telling the world about my beliefs through stickers on my car LOL



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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 44, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
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Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 43):
On my actual bumper I have the following sticker which allows me to use the HOV lane even if I am driving alone:

How do you get one of those? We don't have that in Michigan and I would like to know more about it.



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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2881 posts, RR: 7
Reply 45, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 44):
How do you get one of those? We don't have that in Michigan and I would like to know more about it.

The State compiles a list that meet certain standards that are eligible for the sticker. My car (a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid) is on the list so I called the DMV when I bought the car in 2007 and gave them the VIN and Reg# and got the pass in the mail a few days later (fastest I've EVER seen the DMV move....and they were nice too LOL!) BUT, it is going to depend on the state D.O.T. and D.M.V., here is the layout for NY:
https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/clean-pass
http://www.dmv.ny.gov/cleanpass.htm

You would have to see if Michigan has a similar program.

Hope that helps!

~H81

[Edited 2012-05-09 17:44:15]


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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3003 posts, RR: 8
Reply 46, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 30):
I have seen this sign in a car being driven by someone on a cell phone. By putting that sign in the car they're asking people to drive carefully, which they're contradicting by using a phone

Yes, anyone using a phone whilst driving is an idiot.

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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12241 posts, RR: 35
Reply 47, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1937 times:
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Quoting falstaff (Reply 37):
I don't put any on my good car, but on my old sad truck I have plenty.

I'll be driving thru Da UP on Saturday  



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User currently offline76794p From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 48, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 37):
I don't put any on my good car, but on my old sad truck I have plenty. Mostly right wing stuff, as you can see. I would like to find an Obama decal that says left and put on the left side of my tailgate. The spark decal on the far left is the Wal-Mart logo. I picked up that gem at the Wal-Mart museum in Bentonville, Arkansas last summer.

Nice NRA stickers. I don't put on my car because i fear that the police might profile me because of them and pull me over and demand that they search my car for weapons.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12426 posts, RR: 25
Reply 49, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 29):
True, I can't tell you what motivated any one individual to put a sticker on his/her car. But I can make a reasonable hypothesis based on what I have seen over the past 25 or so years on the road. That's why I said "Seems like many..."

Interesting how you can look at an individual as they drive by and determine they are smug and perhaps even arrogant.

Not saying you are a Christian (or not), but it's interesting to me how people in general feel it's a Christian trait to be modest, yet during the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus himself says:

Quote:

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

I've had the Christian modesty thing shoved down my throat since childhood so it's hard for me to "let my light shine", but I don't have a problem with those who can and do let their light shine.

Quoting 76794p (Reply 48):
Nice NRA stickers. I don't put on my car because i fear that the police might profile me because of them and pull me over and demand that they search my car for weapons.

From what I've seen of NRA literature, the NRA is all about safe and legal use of firearms, so that shouldn't be a problem, no?



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User currently onlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5395 posts, RR: 14
Reply 50, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Quoting 76794p (Reply 48):
Nice NRA stickers.

I forgot about my NRA window decal. Its on the aft lower corner of the left aft window.

Quoting 76794p (Reply 48):
I don't put on my car because i fear that the police might profile me because of them and pull me over and demand that they search my car for weapons.

Really? What state do you live in where that's a problem? Even when I lived in NY (and had an NRA sticker on the Jeep), I never got pulled over with a demand to search the vehicle for weapons. And that was in the '80's.



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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1326 posts, RR: 3
Reply 51, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Like quite a lot of people here, I've got this one from the local playground




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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 52, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1712 times:
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Quoting 76794p (Reply 48):
Nice NRA stickers. I don't put on my car because i fear that the police might profile me because of them and pull me over and demand that they search my car for weapons.

Never heard of anything like that happening to anyone. The NRA is all about the safe use of fire arms and police officers know that. When you walk the floor at the NRA annual meeting the amount of police officers is staggering and they come from all over the country too.

I have heard that some people are paranoid that criminals will follow them home and steel their guns. That rumor got started by some unknown person/group after a shooting event in Virginia. The NRA recently put something in their magazine stating that there was no truth to that rumor. My guess that got started by some anti gun group want to discourage people from showing off their gun pride.



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User currently offlinerlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1080 posts, RR: 1
Reply 53, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

I have a hello kitty sticker.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39835 posts, RR: 74
Reply 54, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 42):
For an older 80s or 90s car, your standard square bumper sticker or decal doesn't detract much from the boxy shape of the car. Stick a square sticker on a mid-90s and up vehicle though, and it looks atrocious.

There is guy driving around San Francisco with a 1966 Oldsmobile with a Nixon/Agnew bumper sticker.
I think he had it made for laughs.



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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 55, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1608 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 54):
There is guy driving around San Francisco with a 1966 Oldsmobile with a Nixon/Agnew bumper sticker.
I think he had it made for laughs.

I had a Nixon sticker on my '72 Cadillac. I found it at a fleamarket and put it on there.



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User currently offlinecybergus From Venezuela, joined Mar 2006, 508 posts, RR: 9
Reply 56, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12096 posts, RR: 18
Reply 57, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1441 times:
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I've only once had a sticker on my car to advertise something and took it off shortly after the event was over.

I'm considering starting a small business shortly so will be putting some stickers on the car but only on the back side windows


User currently offlinejcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 58, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

I have a Romney 2012 sticker on my rear bumper. For some reason, living where I do, I've yet to see anyone sporting the same one.  


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User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 59, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

I have a West Chester State University window sticker - and an expired window sticker from a Scottsdale parking garage!


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User currently offline76794p From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 60, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 50):
Really? What state do you live in where that's a problem? Even when I lived in NY (and had an NRA sticker on the Jeep), I never got pulled over with a demand to search the vehicle for weapons. And that was in the '80's.

I live in Houston,Texas, but I live in a small neighborhood, 2x2 miles, and they have a small police department that loves to harass teenagers. As a teenage driver I want to stay off the polices radar (no pun intended). It really was my parent who told me not to do it, if they had not said anything, i would have. I also probably put the "Defend Freedom, Defeat Obama" sticker that I got from the NRA Political Victory Fund as well.



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User currently onlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5395 posts, RR: 14
Reply 61, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

Quoting 76794p (Reply 60):
I live in Houston,Texas, but I live in a small neighborhood, 2x2 miles, and they have a small police department that loves to harass teenagers. As a teenage driver I want to stay off the polices radar (no pun intended). It really was my parent who told me not to do it, if they had not said anything, i would have. I also probably put the "Defend Freedom, Defeat Obama" sticker that I got from the NRA Political Victory Fund as well.

I wouldn't worry too much, especially in TX. And, be assured, that if an officer pulled you over looking for weapons, you'd have a decent civil suit on your hands.

Additionally, as I recall from living in TX, if you can legally own a firearm, you can carry it in your car and your local municipality can't do a thing about it. But, check the law before you take my word for it.

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