Saturday, June 12, 2010

Who's Awsome..?

The job I had to do at work today was a little boring, so I did an informal survey. I asked anyone who was there what kind of bumper sticker I could put on the car to make our kids not want to borrow it, looking for the maximum “I can't be seen it THAT” factor.

My contribution came from Comic Book Guy on The Simpsons (who are, by the way, older than a lot of the people I work with. Now, THAT'S a sobering thought.) “My other car's the Millennium Falcon.” If I find it, I'm totally getting it!

Along the same lines, “My other car's a pair of boots” and “My other car's a piece of shit too.” Someone suggested “My other car's a 10-speed.” Funny, but without the embarrassing factor.

Another good one with some embarrassment potential is “Stay back, or you'll be in phaser range.”

An honorable mention goes to “Stay back of my poo-throwing monkeys will get you,” but I think teens would be fine with this message.

One mother suggested something that alluded that their parents had had sex in the car. What that led to was our winner: “Viagra saved our marriage.”

Now I'd like to hear your suggestions, what kind of bumper sticker would discourage kids from asking for the car?

It seems that the awards abound, and this is an especially unique honor!
Steven Tremp created an award, and I am a first-generation recipient of the Awsomous Maximus Award! Oh My, Oh My (fanning self). It is a prerequisite for the Meat & Potatoes Award, for veteran Bloggers who have weathered a few storms. If I can get a pre-qualifier for such an honor after about 10 months of Blogging, well slap-my-ass, I'm flattered and humbled. Thanks Steven!

I have a few nominations for the Awsomous Maximus, focusing on newer Blogs that show great promise! Many awards have floated around lately, so many have been nominated for other awards, but they are none-the-less deserving!

Ella's Edge gives consistent offerings from her life, her family, and her home town, with a lot of honesty and charm.

Mommy Loves Stiletto's is a riot, but not for the faint of heart. If you're uncomfortable with your naughtiness and that of others, skip this one.

Celebrating her first Tartaversary today, Confessions of a Watery Tart is another fun one with a mischievous wink. For the ladies, there are plenty of Beefcake pics, for everyone , there's some fine writing, and insights into the craft.

About 14 months old, Ramblings of a Domestic Goddess really hit her stride this year, and posts thematically DAILY! That's right, she's that hardcore!

Less than a year old, Mithril Wisdom offers helpful reviews on all things geeky, and other insights.

There it is, Live Long and Be Awsome! And don't forget to leave some bumper sticker ideas :)


  1. ; ) you rock it dude. I was posting daily, but now it's almost daily. Apparently, I am not an endless supply of sarcasm and wit, even God takes a day off right ? tee hee hee.

    As for the bumper sticker....hhhhmmmmmm

    How about "Card Toting Member of the Eighties Hairband Club"

  2. Congratulations on your award Will also to all you gave awards to. (A bit like Oscar night)

    As for a car sticker how about

    Enjoy your week-end.

  3. Congratulations on the award!

    And the Viagra one is definitely a winner. Or "Proud to be a member of the Hair Club for Men!" I'd say do both. Add "I'd rather be golfing" and your kids will never touch the car!

  4. Kudos on the award! Ahm, the bumper sticker to discourage youngsters from wanting to drive it"

    "WARNING! Any non-owner under the age of twenty one years of age in the driver's seat of this car get automatically EJECTED!"

    Marvin D Wilson

  5. Congrats on the awards coming your way. My favorite bumper sticker is "Don't laugh it's paid for" but I don't know that would keep the kids from borrowing it. That Millenium Falcon one was a crack up, I'd vote for it!

  6. I'll have to check out some of the newbies...

    and I find the best way to stop kids from taking your car is to have a really, really shit car... I have many memories of hiding in the back of my Mum's when she forced me to travel with her!!

  7. I'm finally doing some catching up on reading--thank you so much Will! And congrats on the award! I feel honored!

    As for bumper stickers... I think the maximum embarrassment would be something signifying you are WAY INTO something they are WAY PAST. They roll their eyes at my Harry Potter obsession, now that they are older, but I think they recognize by a certain age, they will find it cool again (because IT IS COOL) but if it said something like:

    4 out of 5 moms agree: Kevin, the hot Jonas.

    *snort* plays on mom being a 'creeper' (as my daughter says) and being into something that only tween girls ought to be into.

  8. Hart's suggestion was stellar....but I LOVE your winner! ;)

  9. You are deserving because you are truly an awesome guy and father and all. Have a great day.

    Stephen Tremp

  10. Congrats Will, you should be proud; YOU deserve it! Bumper stickers: This car drove Miss Daisy, nah, teens wouldn't get that. My other car is a Hearst. I <3 Disney channel, So far nothing tops the Millennium Falcon, for me, love this one! Viagra is great, as well~

    Thanks Will for the award; I am thrilled!

  11. How about: My dad is a winner of Awsomous Maximus Award.
    Get it - instead of the my kid is an honor student stickers...

    OK, I don't have much today :D

    congrats on your award...