From May until October, the Beaver Creek Cabins & Guide Service blog is dedicated to weekly fishing reports. They’re timely, accurate, and reflect what is happening on the Kenai Peninsula.
The rest of the year the blog is random ramblings with many moments of “squirrel”. Long time readers know this, but if you’re new here, well, welcome and how about them Dodgers…
The topic at hand is a continuation of last week’s post about “I Voted” stickers.
Who hasn’t felt an instant kinship when you see someone display a sticker that makes you laugh, or reaffirms a philosophy? Everyone, of course!
From vehicles to boats, laptops to water bottles, stickers are found almost everywhere.
They’ve come a long way. What began as a method to advertise products and tourist destinations in the 1930’s, has morphed into much more than that. It is the ultimate means of silent expression.
The first bumper sticker I can remember is, “Where in the Hell is Wall Drug?” Not only was it naughty, but I sure wanted to know where the heck that place was. Smart marketing to a kid who had just learned to read and was forbidden to speak any swear words…
Most bumper sticker people place one or two on their vehicle. Clearly, that’s not the case here.
If you ask me what the message is for this owner, I would have to say it’s, I really like stickers.
Do you suppose this owner got tired of people slowing down in front of them?
There are not too many places in the world where you’ll find sockeye salmon on a fender.
Basically, what all bumper stickers say.
I’ll end on this story. It’s about one of my all time favorite bumper stickers. I was driving from Soldotna to Kenai a couple of years ago and in my rear view mirror I saw a car driving way too fast. It was darting in and out of traffic passing everyone. When the car was parallel to me, I saw an elderly lady who could barely see over the steering wheel. As she passes, I notice a bumper sticker. It says, “I’m not speeding, I’m qualifying.”
Truth in advertising for sure.