Monday, May 05, 2008

Another installment of Things I've Seen in North Portland

okay!
I'm not sure what the "Bud" reference is. It could be Budweiser. But no matter what, no knockin' if this thing's rockin'. I hope I have my camera handy next time I see a Calvin peeing on a Ford truck logo. Or praying to a big cross.

5 comments:

Neva said...

I used to see that crap all the time when I delivered mail in Lents. At the time, the war just started so I saw a lot of redneck, protesters=terrorists kind of crap that would just make me cringe.

Best local bumper sticker? In 2004 when Measure 36 was on the ballot, I saw a sticker on a pickup truck that said "One Man, One Woman, One Other Woman". (Or something to that effect) I loved it!

Radio Gretchen said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Radio Gretchen said...

The whole Calvin auto decoration scene really bugs me. Not because I’m offended by them, but because I’m reminded that there was once a time when you could open the paper and read a brand new Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes, and Bloom County. Sadly, that was 18 years ago.

Those comics were absolutely brilliant and there will never be anything like them again. When people think of Calvin they are more likely to think of him peeing on something than wandering the woods with a giant stuffed tiger.

Wacky Mommy said...

It was supposed to say, Bye, Bud! cuz she is moving on.

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

I'll be the BY:BUD is actually a byline. Someone signed their work. Which makes me feel better about my life, because I might be pathetic, but I'm not so bad that if I put a bunch of stencil type on the back of a economy truck's canopy, I'd want to sign it. Just think, this is curbstone Pynchon's V. Wow.

Or if I did, I'd at least fashion some apostrophes in the appropriate place.

Gretchen:
The whole Calvin auto decoration scene really bugs me. Not because I’m offended by them, but because I’m reminded that there was once a time when you could open the paper and read a brand new Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes, and Bloom County. Sadly, that was 18 years ago.

If that bothers you, then you'll be really p*ss*d to find out that anyone using those Calvin images is stealing them. Watterson hated the idea of commoditzing his strip and never licensed the use of *one* image of Calvin either peeing on a Chevy or Ford logo or praying in the shadow of a cross (another instance where some modern Xtians choose to disregard one of the Ten Commandments where it suits them).

Sorry to go on about that, by hypocrisy tends to make me just a little bit crazy, and hypocrisy in the name of religion makes me downright frantic.