Though bumper stickers are as omnipresent as the cars that they mar, the sheer number masks the true message they convey: “BAAA!!” Every parent proudly proclaiming an exceptional knee-biter is merely following the herd of other sheep with smart sons and daughters, dating back to the first meeting of chrome, adhesive and high grades. The “My kid beat up your honor student” stickers are starting to become tiresome and cliche. Even the once-clever Darwin fish is now passe, soon to follow the fate of the 80s staple “Baby On Board” signs.
So where then to find original thoughts to plaster on one’s bumpers? Subversive slogans and quintessential quotes can be found on the stickers produced by !!!srini of Unamerican Activities. A self-made man running a self-publishing business, !!!srini has created (and appropriated) a number of great sayings, bitter quips, and all around radical stuff for buttons, posters, stickers and more. Nothing says “I’m not one of the herd” like a “Nature is Pissed” t-shirt.
He adds his comments to every slogan, and offers ideas and stories as well as products at the site. Definitely slanted away from the humdrum banality of normalcy, !!!srini’s writings and ideas are articulate if not quite anarchistic, and one is hard pressed to leave the site a little more open-minded and free-thinking. It may be propaganda, but it’s really cool propaganda.