Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hating Self-Righteous Signage

It's a bumper sticker. No, it's a T-shirt. No, it's a way of life. Well, maybe the first two, but rarely the third. How easy and how lazy it is to plaster a slogan on your bumper or your chest. So easy in fact that those who do so can then comfortably take the moral low road and stop right there. Why bother to embody the philosophy as long as your car or your made-in-Sri Lanka cotton tee does?

Our petitioner this time: "Know what I hate? Those stupid bumper stickers with all the religious iconography that some moron thinks is so clever." Oh, but let's not stop there. How about "Celebrate Diversity," the bumper sticker that means absolutely nothing beyond "I'm a better person than you are, so there"?


Above, a gallery of easy-way-out slogans for the publicly moral. Below, a more honest if less appealing spokesperson.


Self-Righteous Signage.
Officially registered at Hate for Hire, July 24, 2010

3 comments:

Two-word Trix said...

You said a mouthful, brother!

H4H4EVER said...

BYW, you may want to try the Feedjit easy install and join the obsessive fun:

http://feedjit.com/hpt/topw/

Alternately, you could try it then HATE it.

Ernest said...

I want a "Hate for Hire" bumper T-shirt! Okay, I'll settle for an "H4H" bumper sticker ... or a lapel pin.