Monday, January 16, 2006

Have you seen this? Have you heard about this?


If you live in Alberta, you've seen this bumper sticker many times, sadly.
The other day I passed a truck with this sticker on it, only the bottom line was a bit obscured,so I thought, instead of "no gun control", it said "no guns 'n roses". And I thought, hell ya, finally they got something right!
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Photoshopping courtesy of Eva

14 comments:

Grumpy Old Bastard said...

Barbara,

For those of us South of the 49th, would you be willing to answer a few questions about the bumper sticker?

1) Does "No Kyoto Wheat Board Gun Control" mean that someone doesn't want The Kyoto Wheat Board to own guns?

2) ...or does it mean that there is a "Gun" in "Kyoto" that is made out of "Wheat Boards" that needs to be "Controlled"?

3) What is a "Wheat Board"? Is it what they make "Wheat Thins" from?

4) Do you have "Wheat Thins" in Canada? They're delicious!

5) Why has no one thought of "NO Guns 'n Roses" as a platform slogan? Now THAT'S a campaign promise! If you run under the "NO GN'R" banner I would vote for you several times. I would move to Alberta just to vote for you. You would win for sure!

6) Do you need a campaign manager?

...er, I seem to have digressed considerably from the topic of your post. To summarize: I seem to have digressed from the topic of your original post.

I just wanted you to know.

GOB

Neil said...

What an ugly and utterly ignorant bumper sticker. I prefer "Jesus is my Co-Pilot".

Or another one I saw once that said "I (Heart) Farts).

Barbara Bruederlin said...

GOB:
1) I actually believe it means the brains behind the bumper-sticker hate everything sensible.
2)I think a gun made out of wheat boards definitely needs to be controlled, especially in Kyoto.
3) Wheat Thins are indirectly made from Wheat Boards, in that the Canadian Wheat Board sets the price and amount of wheat purchased from farmers, thereby influencing the availability of said Wheat Thins. End of economics lesson.
4) Yes, yes we do, yes they are!
5) I have now filed my electoral papers under the NO GN'R PARTY. I think we will sweep the nation.
6) Yes, and I have already arranged for your immigration and have put an offer on a house down the street for you and your lovely family.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Neil:
I heart "I Heart Farts"!!
That's going to be my new motto!

Kellee said...

All I have to say about that one is.....
"J-A-C-K-A-S-S, THAT'S THE WAY WE SPELL SUCCESS!!"
hahahahahaha! (you set yourself UP for that one and you know it!)
Love ya Barbarella! ;)
xoxoxo

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Kellee, I will be living with that one the rest of my life. Oh well, could be worse, could be herpes, har!

Kellee said...

Barb - if I didn't love you I would never store it in the 'ol memory vault to torture you about it until we're in the nursing home together. Hey...they'll probably sedate me pretty good if I keep screaming JACKASS at ya! hahahaha!
Walker Wars! We'll get our own show......OK, I am outta my gourd today.
Tell Eva she better say HI to me or I will wait for her in a dark alley and steal her fab glasses while running away laughing!
xoxoxoxo

Grumpy Old Bastard said...

Barbara,

If the Anti-GN'R Party will be sweeping the nation, who will supply the brooms?

Concerned,

GOB

Grumpy Old Bastard said...

...sorry, forgot something...

Regarding #6 (above). Outstanding, I will alert 'chelle, we will buy a used Winnebago and head off as soon as you say the word.

GOB

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Kellee, I plan to yell JACKASS at everybody all the time when I'm in the nursing home. Thanks for the advice - I now look forward to my fast-approaching senility.

GOB - we can borrow the brooms off the local curling club - no problem.
And consider this to be your word. I will expect you guys here for supper.

Grumpy Old Bastard said...

Barbara,

Supper was outlawed here in the US in the 1960's and as such we are unaccustomed to the customs associated with this ritual. Are special garments required? I use an orthopedic fork, will this be a problem?

There needs to be an extreme version of curling. Perhaps using vacuum cleaners instead of brooms. Would "Xtreme Curling" be called "Perming"?

Thank you for your time.

GOB

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh you poor culturally-deprived folks, GOB. We must reintroduce you to the ancient social ritual known as supper.

In our house, special attire is indeed required, we wear grey sweatpants and generally have the waistbands prestretched by our tailor. Dependent upon the season we complete the look with either wife-beater shirts or moose vs moose sweaters. The younger generation generally wear either black rock t-shirts, or alternately, the uniform of the counter-culture, ie the black rock t-shirt.

Orthopedic forks are not actually required, as we find it easier to use hands only to access the large trough we have installed in the middle of the kitchen floor.

I think it would be best to acquire ride-on vacuum cleaners for the perming tournament, in order to combine the time-honoured traditions of zamboni-driving and jousting.

Grumpy Old Bastard said...

Zamboni Jousting?!?!???

HA! Now THAT is a sport that would have my full support in the next Olympics!!

Perhaps Zambonis could be incorporated with curling to create a disturbing new form of Ice Polo. Player could swing DirtDevils at the curling stone.

Yes, I like this idea.

Now all we need are 20 Zambonis and a frozen pond...

GOB

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I like this idea too, GOB. I am definitely asking for 20 Zambonis for Christmas.