You know. Stick figures.
nauseating adorable decals found in the back window of cars everywhere.
Depicting the family that belongs to the vehicle.
Mostly on large minivan and SUV type vehicles.
Kind of the latter-day, more explicit version of the old Baby On Board stickers.
Okay, gotta admit … <<< that one made me laugh.
But I was thinking more along the lines of this one. >>>
With or without the baby buggy.
Stick Figure Decals.
And for some reason, next to my fascination with personalized license plates, this incredibly
smarmy creative use of window space has caught my attention.
Many of them show the respective family members engaging in activities. Theoretically to
brag share with the world what a wonderfully well-rounded family they are.
Or maybe the family that plays together stays together? I don’t know.
Seems to me as if you have to try that hard to convince the world how happy you are … you probably aren’t.
But the bottom line?
Which is why some of these other ones made me laugh out loud. These people seemed to poke fun at the juvenile saccharine-like quality of the whole concept.
There is the one I took of the car of the Cat Lady …The ones where a split in the family has recently taken place.
And my favorite … where the reason for the split is laid out for the world to see. (Just wondering if Candy added her own stick figure … or how long it took the rest of them to figure it out.)
This one didn’t seem to need any additional family members added to the mix. While this one was suspiciously missing entirely.You have to kind of admire the honesty of this family. Probably the most “real” one of them all.
Some of them really did border on crude … but I laughed anyway.
There was this one …And this zombie one (with other decals) which I took a picture of just oozes … class?
I took this because of the personalized plate. But if you have to go to the other side of the window to finish the family, you probably should pass on the concept altogether. Just sayin’. Although this one I got seems to be quite proud of the size of their family. And have the van to prove it. All kidding aside, there is a down side to these decals. Well, other than the obvious. When you have a decal … and sometimes bumper stickers … you just might be giving just a little too much information for a potential predator.
Sorry. Didn’t mean to go all PSA on you. But. It did catch my attention, too. They have a point.
These are awesome.
Back in the 80s when the Baby on Board thing hit the proverbial fan, I saw a lot of plastic dolls attached to two by fours with large nails and spikes, usually positioned at the back car window. Many had half a Garfield sticking out of the trunk, too.
I always thought the family decals were a signal that a really, really bad parent was driving. I mean, if you need a visual list of your kids to check off so you don’t forget one when you’re out running errands, you kind of suck.
the author said:
Ha ha ha … Thanks for the comment. Glad you enjoyed the post.
Not sure if it is my sometimes ironic, often acerbic (won’t say warped) view of the world or what, but I’ve been collecting these pictures for a while. And more often than not I shake my head when I see them.
Just a little too much happy happy joy joy for me most days, ya know?
Thanks again. 🙂
I just find it creepy. Who the hell advertises the occupants of their house?
I’d love to get a guilty addiction decal thing going. I’d have a little vodka bottle next to a chocolate truffle next to a coffee cup next to a hot guy next to a frozen pizza next to the You Tube insignia. Because Fridays.
the author said:
Yeah. Fridays. Definitely.
Scathingly brilliant idea, btw. Put me down for three.
Oh. And I shared your comment on Facebook. 🙂