2.15.2009

Weekend Update

Item 1!

I just survived what was easily one of my top three craziest drives ever! As you can see from the radar diagram to my right, we're having a bit of weather on the Cali central coast at the moment (perfect timing for a bunch of people in Spandex).

B and I spent the weekend visiting her parents in Novato and hanging out with her brother. We had to get home this evening in order to avoid the above-mentioned spandexers, who are taking over the town tomorrow and shutting down most of the roads. Driving on 280 was harrowing, but then it reached full ear-bleeding mouth-foaming insanity once we hit Highway 1; sheets of horizontal rain backed by full-on gusts for about forty miles in the pitch black.

Happily, I am a rad driver and we made it back in one piece.

Item 2!

You know those horrible, obnoxious, trashy Calvin-peeing-on-things stickers? This weekend, while going to an outlet mall with B's brother (call it an outing in the name of gallows humor), we saw a car that just had Calvin peeing. He wasn't peeing on anything. This led us to the conclusion that, just maybe, this person had some kind of pee fetish and wanted to leave it at that.

It occurred to me that we people of taste and learning ought to go to the next level and have stickers made up of Calvin peeing on Calvin peeing, like so:

This sticker could have two possible meanings:
  1. I am contemptuous of you and your big truck.
  2. I am a pervert.
Either way, it would be funny.

Item 3!
I got a ticket at SFO waiting for my brother in-law on Friday. Let the record show: the traffic cops at SFO are total dicks.

4 comments:

Austin Rich said...

The one I find more frustrating is the decal of Calvin kneeling down to pray in front of a cross. When I worked at ye olde B&N for six years of my life, my breaks were filled by reading every single Calvin & Hobbes book published. I can, therefore, say this conclusively:

1.) Calvin never once had an urge to display his preference for automotive companies through urination.

2.) At no point was it ever indicated that Calvin prayed, let alone to a Christian God, assuming, of course, that the character believed in any organized faith, which is never established in the comic (and highly unlikely, given various implications throughout the series).

I guess it would all be okay if we could somehow know creator intent. And since Watterson is still alive and, more to the point, has stated (in print) how he hates unauthorized usages of his characters (in particular the two mentioned above), I can only concur that anyone sporting either one on their vehicle really has no clue about anything.

I spend a lot of time laughing at things like this. It's the only thing that helps me get through the day.

Elizabeth said...

I've always wanted to make a sticker of Calvin prayerfully peeing on a cross. Niche market, but I bet they'd sell.

kungfuramone said...

That would be *my* kind of Calvin sticker. Good thinking, people.

Chrissy said...

I love the Calvin sticker you've created. I must make one and put it on my car.