Recently a member of the L&TM5K community -- I'll let them choose whether or not they want to jump in here -- wrote about their least favorite bumper sticker. It was this one:
"As a pacifist heritage-language activist anti-nationalist English teacher whose parents taught her to read," our correspondant wrote, "this slogan makes my blood boil."
"Personally," I responded, "I don’t get too upset by that one. I read it as saying 'One of my loved ones is in the military and I’ve read very little history.'”
The one that makes the blood boil in my brain is this one:
I read this as an aggressive fuck-you to any single parent. The presumed target of the message, the young woman who picked the wrong guy and got herself knocked up, shouldn’t have to read that shit. Nor should my sister, a single woman who adopted two beautiful, successful children. Nor should my neighbor, whose children only have one parent because the other one was murdered. I mean, what are people THINKING when they put something that hurtful on their car for all the world to see? Morons.
Now, perhaps you are agreeing with one of us, or both of us, or maybe you think the both of us are crackers. That's fine and good. What's certain, though, is that you have seen a bumper sticker that pushes your buttons!
So let's hear it, gentle readers! What do you consider the most obnoxious bumper sticker out there, and why?