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Accessorizing my Car

Yes, I'm here. I think I'm getting sick in that inevitably low-grade way I get sick most of the time. I have maybe one full-blown snot-infested, sneeze-frequent, Nyquil-requiring respiratory infection a year; the rest of the time I get a slight chest congestion, and a run-down feeling. Exciting.

But I have a new car - that I'm not driving to work yet. It is, however, awesome - and has 7 gears (including reverse, which is down and forward, and completely non-intuitive at present). It has, as I said yesterday, a retractable hard top (take that, roof-slashing b'stard teens!), and get this - the interior night display is red. I got the giggles when I turned the lights on for the first time last night.

My new car is eeeeeevil. I now have to decide how to decorate it - since we're keeping the old Miata (for commuting), I don't want to strip my long-suffering baby of her skull antenna topper, or her resident fighting crab (plush toy with a cocktail sword), but I want to decorate her baby sister with some cool stuff of her own, because even though I am very male in my attitudes and amusements, when it comes to decorating, I am all girl.

She will have a Union Jack sticker on her bumper - definitely. The antenna topper remains to be seen, but she must have one. Other bumper stickers? Well, the FSM is kinda overdone (and I was never one for meatballs), but Jeebus might be watching over me, you never know. I got 

theodorad this one a while back, But now I think she needs this one, too.

Mind you, if I'm going to have my Union Jack sticker, this one is probably the most appropriate.

(Bob has this one.)

And then - there's the interior. Do I go with a classic and get bacon air freshener? Be hiply ironic and get a hula boy for my dashboard?

(Or maybe I need Plastic Jesus. "Plastic Jesus, Plastic Jesus, riding on the dashboard of my car/ I don't care if it rains or freezes, 'long as I got my Plastic Jesus/ Me and Plastic Jesus, we'll go far...")

Don't laugh - these are tough decisions. Will whatever I pick become immensely popular in six months, and therefore completely uncool? Is being ironically hip passe? And why is pirate stuff so immensely popular? Bunny Stealth Ninja Pirates are much cooler.

 

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luciab
Aug. 26th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
I don't care if the weather's scary/ long as I got the Virgin Mary/ sitting on the dashboard of my car! Gee, they just don't write good music like that anymore....
cathgrace
Aug. 26th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
Is an attack laurel bumper sticker too obvious? here is a british one.......... http://www.wisechoiceuk.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=7755
nq3x
Aug. 26th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
I think you should get this fish. =)

Oh, yeah - add one of these. Then you'll be a Superstar!!!

Seriously! I will bow and scrape even more than I do already.
kass_rants
Aug. 26th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
A Cthulhu bobblehead would have impressed me.
grnvixen
Aug. 26th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Plastic Yoda?

I don't care if I get plastered / long as I have my Jedi Master / Riding on the dashboard of my car.
He is short but he is mighty / standing there in his burlap nighty / Riding on the dashboard of my car.
Plastic Yooooooda!
theodorad
Aug. 26th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
I love the LAWYER Darwin Shark. Don't get me wrong, I love my Darwin fishy, but the shark just has a certain panache...

What you really need are some of the adorable Harmony Bunny stickers that say things like "Makes boys cry" or "You suck, and that's sad" I just don't know where to get them - looks like Hot Topic is out.
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attack_laurel
Aug. 26th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid Happy Bunny is too popular. I need obscuuuuuuurrrrreeeeeee...
theodorad
Aug. 26th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
Too bad Sluggy Freelance doesn't have any stickers of their 'Yippee, skippy, the evil!' strips
attack_laurel
Aug. 26th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
Actually, the www.bunny-comic.com bunnies have several strips that I want as bumper stickers. Until then, I am contenting myself with the books. :)

I am obsessed with the bunnies. I am orange bunny. Gen is pink bunny. I have not decided who blue bunny is, but there are also stealth ninja bunnies.
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nitesongofafish
Aug. 26th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
decorate car
Dear Attack Laurel:

Decorate your car to match your war banner: black, with some white trim maybe, and a big barb-wire laurel wreath on the hood. Fly the skeleton seahorse banner as an antenna-topper. Program the clock to display in Roman numerals, and the GPS to display on a Macrobian world map. Do the seats in Unicorn tapestries. Put some big speakers in the trunk and ride around town playing Wolgemut. Add a trailer hitch, and put a codpiece over it. And get an Elizabethan pomander and hang it from the rear-view mirror (freshens the car too).

I'm not laughing.

- Johannes
thatpotteryguy
Aug. 26th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
Re: decorate car
That would be entirely too cool.

I know a guy who could chrome-plate the barbed-wire laurel wreath. I'm just sayin'...
pinkleader
Aug. 26th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
I think Cosette needs the DNA fish considering her work.

I like the N'Chips for you, and not just because of your french fry obsession.
donal_mac_r
Aug. 26th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
<~~Can't help thinking of the Mini he saw a few months back with little decals below the quarter-panel windows reading:

ACTUAL SIZE
gottasing
Aug. 27th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
You can get "Actual Size" stickers from the store here:

www.xkcd.com
debsiobhan
Aug. 26th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
I once had a coworker who had a whole diarama glued to the dashboard. It involved a plastic aligator with a person being consumed. It was wicked cool!
(Anonymous)
Aug. 27th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
There is a merchant in Oklahoma who sells bumper stickers: "Support your right to keep and arm bears"
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