Wednesday, September 03, 2008

My vote...(its not what you think)

Something on SWG's blog sparked this previous blog fodder...

OK...i've really had it. The other day i'm driving along on the local "expressway". This particular stretch located between our beloved "Y" and Lawton usually produces some kind of eye roll for me somewhere along the way.

Well, like i said...what i saw the other day...its just way, way over the top.

Bumper stickers are a bad habit of mine...no, i don't have any...but i enjoy reading everyone elses...normally they induce those inevitable eye-rolls. But this particular day...good gawd i've seen it all now...

Now, we live deep in the right ventricle of what one could term as Cowboy Country so i'm pretty accustomed to all the LET'S RODEO or BEEF IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER or...apparently there's nothing Calvin won't piss on...Ford, Chevy, Dodge, 88 or sundry other NecksCar numbers, or my most personal UNfavorites... COWBOY UP!...and worse COWGIRL UP! I grew up in rural OK...hell, i was in FFA! I understand the meanings of these terminologies...and i think they are ridiculously stupid...i have an idea of the etymological origins of the COWBOY UP colloquiallism, and that in and of itself is honorable...if in fact where i think it may have begun is indeed fact. Needless to say, it has taken a serious fall from the proverbial horse. Enough digression? OK, OK...

Tooling along in the "Treehuggers Suck Sap" Conservative Hybrid, i was passed by this obvious, yet highly NOT uncommon, ChevroForDodge pickup truck very recently emerged from an oil field road. Now, please understand, i respect these dudes...oil rig work is HARD and EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, and those guys put their lives on the line when they go to work daily, they have earned my deference. But...

"ROUGHNECK UP"

Wait...did i read that right? I speed up and squint...oh...my...gawd...THAT...IS...IT! That gets my vote for the STUPIDEST bumper sticker i've seen to date (at least in that particular genre) and it's certainly in the running for the overall bottom rung. I think i might have thrown up a little in my mouth.

6 comments:

Buck said...

Worse than your garden variety "Don't Blame ME... I voted for Kerry" sticker? Or some other such 'bat sentiment... like "Visualize Whirled Peas?"

Hard to believe, Jay. ;-)

Bag Blog said...

When I hear or see "Cowboy up," I think of Toby trying to teach me blow snot out of my nose and on to the ground by pressing my finger to my nostril and blowing - when I don't have a kleenex.

Anonymous said...

Hogsbreath Up!

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

i always kinda liked the "Visualize Whirled Peas" since i thought it was a slam on the 'bat sediments'.

hmmm...isn't that more of...the Cowboy Way?

Dude....that's just wrong...go ahead and put it on your bumper though...the pig head will look cool.

Kris, in New England said...

My personal faves:

Sarcastically: The "COEXIST" ones, where every letter is a different religious symbol.

Seriously: I live in the liberal wasteland that is New England. I see many Obama stickers, but this one was the best:

NOBAMA - Change We Will Regret.

It was awesome.

Bob said...

Bag Blog--
I'd pay good money to see your loogie trick.

Piper--
My lovely bride Joyce laughed out loud when she read your line about Calvin's urinary marksmanship. So I just had to come see what was so funny.