Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stick People

Have you seen that Jerry Seinfeld stand up routine where he makes fun of people who drive minivans?  Specifically people who put up the little stick figure families to let you know exactly who is inside?  Well, I hope Jerry never comes to Utah, because it might just be too much for him to take. 

Here's a small collection of pictures of stick people and decals on cars here.  Some are quite amusing while others make me want to cry.  Let's take a look at a few...

The traditional sticker to let you know everyone and their hobby...

 
The Disney Family...
 
 
Disney loves camping family...
 
 
 The BYU Family...

 BYU Family again...
 
 
And here again...
 
 
The U of U family...
 
 
The Star Wars / Yellow Submarine Family...
 
 
The Broncos fans..
 
 
 
I have absolutely no idea what this one is supposed to mean...

 
And this may be one of my favorites...
 
 
 
The hunting one kind of leaves me speechless.  The quote on the right is taken from part of a scripture in the Book of Mormon.  A scripture which has absolutely NOTHING to do with hunting.  The scripture is in reference to a family who is commanded by God to leave their home -- along with their gold and silver and servants and luxuries of being a wealthy family -- to travel in the wilderness to the promised land.  The hunting reference is sort of lamenting the fact that they can't just sit back and let their servants do all the work, but now they actually have to hunt to get food.  It's a scripture about OBEDIENCE and SACRIFICE. 
 
And it makes me absolutely crazy that someone would use scripture to justify their hobby to hunt.  I'm not even against hunting per se, I just don't think you should glorify it by twisting scripture. 
 
 
I'm reminded how in DC, people didn't put up stickers of their families, but of their alma mater.  The more prestigious the better.  I don't have any stickers on my car, but I told Dave that instead of stick figures I was going to put up stickers of the states where everyone was born.  I thought it would be hilarious because no one would have a clue what those funny shapes were supposed to be.  I can see it now...
 
 
                                                  
So what's on your car?  
 



3 comments:

  1. This post is hysterical. I see a lot of family/hobby stickers on minivans around here, but nothing like what you're seeing. Here, mostly everybody has a sticker to show whether they're fans of NC State or UNC. There are lots of pirate stickers for the ECU (East Carolina) folks. As for us, we have an Irish Dance sticker that says Trionoide Academy with a pretty blue celtic design (bonus that it matches the blue of our Rav4 :)).

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  2. My absolute favorite version of the stick figure family can be found here:

    http://www.cafepress.com/mf/26790149/the-ass-family-rectangle_sticker?utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=264040464&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=sem-cpc-product-ads&utm_content=search-pla

    I like your birthplace idea, a very unique twist.

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  3. Just found your blog and this is hilarious. I don't know if we could handle it there. Stickers in Hawaii tend to be Hawaiian pride if nothing else to show you're local and not a tourist's rental car.

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