Wednesday, February 06, 2013

To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street

Seen today:

In the parking lot of the SoBro Fresh Market was this remarkably un-vandalized pickup truck. (Embiggenate to read the stickers in the rear window.)

Subaru Forester: Now with Hippieflage! (Luna is the local indie record shoppe.)

37 comments:

Scott J said...

I hereby dub your new ride "the sub".

I'm sure your other readers will come up with more creative monikers.

Steve said...

It's interesting that it's usually the vehicles with stickers such as those that get vandalized, yet the vehicles with stickers of the opposite political persuasion are generally left alone.

And they call themselves the tolerant ones, and us the violent, destructive ones.

Their actions speak louder than their words.

ZerCool said...

One piece of Hippieflage, and two 2A items - albeit subtle. Hmmmm...

Robin said...

One piece of Hippieflage is like putting a single twig in the camo net of your helmet.

Anonymous said...

Some hippie stole your "AR U".

Joe said...

My '91 Buick Century has a smattering of band stickers (Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Guster, some others I'm forgetting) in addition to the BCM and "556" stickers. It's like camo on a college campus.

Steve Skubinna said...

About eight years ago I noted that, in the Great Northwest at least, there was about an 80% chance that a Free Tibet sticker would accompany a No War In Iraq one. I used to wonder why Tibetans deserved freedom, but not Iraqis. Eventually I figured it out: they weren't using "free" as a verb.

You ought to get one of those "Visualize Whirled Peas" stickers.

Anonymous said...

>they weren't using "free" as a verb.

Free Tibet with a purchase of Tibet of equal or greater value.

-SM

Matt W said...

Look at you trying to fit in!

Windy Wilson said...

My piece of hippyflage is a Sierra Club Hiker sticker.

Expatriate Owl said...

"Embiggenate"?!?!

This is my first ever encounter with that word (and I do expect to start using it myself).

But, being past the half-century mark, my eyesight is such that I had to embiggenate just to read the caption to the photo.

Too bad the bumper stickers themselves couldn't have been entinyfied before they were stuck onto the vehicle.

Tam said...

Expatriate Owl,

""Embiggenate"?!?!

This is my first ever encounter with that word (and I do expect to start using it myself).
"

'Embiggenate' is a perfectly cromulent word. ;)

Anonymous said...

That LUNA thing 'shopped?

Paul said...

Still not ags on your hippy machine? Just having a subaru means you have to have those birkenstock shoes.

Buzz said...

I doubt many hippies have any clue what INGO means.
Perhaps they assume it's similar to the DINO sticker on my Jeep?

Douglas2 said...

Were I to be in possession of a SUB that was lacking in ARU, O would be sorely tempted to (in Homage to Top Gear) acquire (at an urban auto parts store) suitable chrome letters in a contrasting typeface to mke it a SUBzero.

Which it of course is, by top gear standards. More on the coolness of the driver, than the wheels themselves, but that is also evident on the place of AUDI on the TopGear COOL Wall.....

Steve Skubinna said...

Anon 6:08, at my school back in the late seventies somebody hung a banner "Free Political Prisoners."

Somebody else put one beneath it: "Take One."

Another favorite of mine is "Save the Whales. Collect the whole set."

Jennifer said...

I flooded one of my shoe closets and my Birkenstocks grew mold.
Yes, that was closets in plural. I was hoping that would distract from the admission that I once owned Birkenstocks. My mother bought them for me years ago. Honestly, I thought I had gotten rid of them. But there they were, hiding in the back corner.
and now I must procure another pair of something daring and Italian that require my mad stiletto skills to operate just to make up for said admission.

Eric said...

My favorite sticker: "Jesus Is Coming. Look Busy."

JohninMd.(help?) said...

I see your tailgate had a widdle boo-boo. Need more stickers to cover.

Davidwhitewolf said...

Sorry to have to tell you this, but I believe Luna is now also the name of your car.

Joseph said...

You need to find the letters V-E-R-T to fix your badge on the back.

Tam said...

"That LUNA thing 'shopped?"

Hellz, no. :)

Brian Miller said...

You need an Apple sticker to complete the ruse.

Anonymous said...

I'm worried about what escaped from that pet carrier...

Tam said...

Brian Miller,

"You need an Apple sticker to complete the ruse."

That's going where the temporary plate is as soon as my "ENVIRONMENT" license plate arrives.

I hope I can find the vintage rainbow Apple ones before then, else I'll need to use a plebeian white iApple.

Robert said...

Other suggestions to add to the SUB would be -normal, -tle and -title.

Scott J said...

How about adding G-U-N to SUB?

Stuart the Viking said...


I'm one of those unfortunate people who have to try on every single shoe in the store, and I MIGHT find a pair that actually fit (usually not). When we had a Birkenstock store here in town, I could reliably find shoes there that would fit and I could walk around in all day without being in pain. Guess I got hippie feet. It was like having hippie camo when I was in college.

Sadly, that Birkenstock store no longer exists and I have had to move on to other places to find shoes. No more hippie camo for me I guess.

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Matt G said...

Scott J called it before I jumped into Comments to suggest that you need to find some letters to put on the back of the Forester: V, E, R, S, I, V, E.

Ken said...

SUB ROSA

Anonymous said...

FYI, a temporary plate not placed on the plate holder is a stopping charge in Indiana. The cops I know wouldn't give you a ticket for it, but they would jump on pulling that Sub___ over and looking for some pot.

Anonymous said...

Throw a 454 in there and finish off the logo with URBAN. Turn that hippiemobile into an hpmobile. That'll eff 'em up.

Kristophr said...

SUB GENIUS

Buzz said...

Here ya go, Tam.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280873200654

There is even a pack of 100 available.

Lergnom said...

454 - Took me a second to realize it's not just a caliber.

Stay safe