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What's up with this? *venting ahead* by Springtyme
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Report this Post09-24-2001 09:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SpringtymeClick Here to Email SpringtymeSend a Private Message to SpringtymeDirect Link to This Post
Okay, let me state right now that I don't mean to piss anyone off by this post, I just gotta get it off my chest.

I saw a sticker on the back of a Fiero (rather nice loookin one too, gave me good idea's of what to do to mine ) that said "No fat chicks, car will scrape" and it just pissed me off. I'm not the skinniest person in the world, but even if I was I would still take offense to that! It's so degrading! I've been made fun of for my weight before, but it doesn't really bother me. On the other hand, I also get honked at and yelled at when I walk down the street. I know it depends on the person's opinion, but that sticker is just wrong. ARGH I just don't know what to make of it

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Report this Post09-24-2001 10:20 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
Just a result of brain damage on the part of the other car's owner.

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Report this Post09-24-2001 10:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for OreifClick Here to visit Oreif's HomePageClick Here to Email OreifSend a Private Message to OreifDirect Link to This Post
In the United states everyone is allowed "freedom of speech" It's just some folks tend to use it to also show what an idiot they really are. There are many stickers/decals that are offensive to another race, religion, sex, car manufacturer, job, appearence, and just about anything else you can think of. Usually I just ignore them. You can put it off as a "consider the source" type of sign.
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Report this Post09-24-2001 10:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroLisaClick Here to Email FieroLisaSend a Private Message to FieroLisaDirect Link to This Post
Ah they are just pretending to have a choice in which girl they get- in reality the only one they get is whoever is dumb enough to give them a chance.
BTW was it a maroon GT?
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Report this Post09-24-2001 10:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SpiffClick Here to visit Spiff's HomePageClick Here to Email SpiffSend a Private Message to SpiffDirect Link to This Post
I saw the same Fiero with the offensive sticker also. Was it at the POCI show on Sunday? It's just what the young kids think is cool now. Don't let it get you mad. I didn't get to meet you at the show , but hope to meet more people at more shows. Don't let this persons stupid sticker get you mad. By the way I had the White 88 Formula T-Top.
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Report this Post09-24-2001 10:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for frontal lobeClick Here to Email frontal lobeSend a Private Message to frontal lobeDirect Link to This Post
I'm not against the person's right to use his/her freedom of speech, but accept that he/she might use it to be mean and thoughtless. If, indeed, a "fat chick" really needed a ride, but WOULD cause a Fiero to scrape, I think many of us would be as careful as possible, but give the "fat chick" a ride anyway.

I suppose you could make a bumper sticker that said, "No fat DUDES, car will scrape", but that wouldn't really solve the problem.

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Report this Post09-24-2001 11:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for VoytekClick Here to Email VoytekSend a Private Message to VoytekDirect Link to This Post
First define 'fat'. How fat do you have to be to make the car scrape?

I might offend some people with this but did you know that North America has the most fat people in the world?

Can you say BIG MAC?

Now, before you start flamin' me to a crisp, I DO realize some are genetic disorders.

Only SOME.

Regardless of the above, I don't like bumper stickers and think this one may have been inappropriate.

Changing the subject slightly, recently I've seen a biker in front of me with a T-shirt that said: 'If you can read this, the bi*ch fell off'. Again, someone will say it's probably offensive to women, but definitely funny.

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Report this Post09-24-2001 11:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroBUZZSend a Private Message to FieroBUZZDirect Link to This Post
Gosh! Now you guys are making me think twice about getting 'FLABIO' as a personalized plate. Back to the drawing board.
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Report this Post09-24-2001 11:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Joe TormaClick Here to visit Joe Torma's HomePageClick Here to Email Joe TormaSend a Private Message to Joe TormaDirect Link to This Post
That's a pretty rotten sticker. It's from the "lowrider" crowd. I've seen them on a bunch of trucks/cars around here(lots of lowriders) Problem is, that the lowrider owners are so arrogant about their rides they mean it.

Uh...not saying the Fiero owner is arrogant...don't know em.

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Report this Post09-24-2001 11:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Mach10Click Here to Email Mach10Send a Private Message to Mach10Direct Link to This Post
Well, some are funny, others are just mean. My friend has a nasty pickup, on which he's got an assortment:

"Yes it's my truck, No, I'm not helping you move"
"Free your mind, your ass will follow"
"I just drive this way to piss you off"
"Unless you are a hemmhroid, get off my ass"

He recently acquired one that said "Fat people are harder to kidnap" However, he put that one on for a few days, then took it off, because it was a bit too mean.

Thing is, though, there's definitely a "Consider the source" element here. Most of them aren't designed to really offend people, they are just funny to select people...

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Report this Post09-24-2001 11:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SpringtymeClick Here to Email SpringtymeSend a Private Message to SpringtymeDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Spiff:
I saw the same Fiero with the offensive sticker also. Was it at the POCI show on Sunday? It's just what the young kids think is cool now. Don't let it get you mad. I didn't get to meet you at the show , but hope to meet more people at more shows. Don't let this persons stupid sticker get you mad. By the way I had the White 88 Formula T-Top.

Actually, Spiff, I did meet you. You asked me if Snafus met up with us and I told you that I offered and he said he had to go out of town. Yes, it was that car at the show on sunday. Don't get me wrong, I like the car, but that was just.... *sigh* I dunno.

 
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BTW was it a maroon GT?

Yes it was, with a rather large wing on it, the wire casings on the engine painted blue along with many other things in the car, and the back PONTIAC light lit up green (or blue, I couldn't really tell. It looked like he used cellophane and just wrapped it around the lights to change the color.)

(Edited to add reply from Lisa)

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Originally posted by Mach10:
..."Yes it's my truck, No, I'm not helping you move"...

If you've *ever* had a truck, you should understand this, completely.

I actually sold a truck, once, because I got tired of people bugging me to help them move.


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Report this Post09-24-2001 02:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Simple FieroClick Here to Email Simple FieroSend a Private Message to Simple FieroDirect Link to This Post
Big girls need love to is what a friend of mine always says (his girlfriend/wife is a healthy girl). There is nothing better than a healthy girl. But that sticker is just stupid. I think most models are nasty and gross!(nothing against skinny girls) Girls girls girls, I should be using woman. See we can't help the way we look most of the time. I think you should be just proud of who you are, and shouldn't pay attn to dums**ts like that! Hell I have been chubby my whole life, and I have never had a problem with it.
Okay I think I have run into enough walls now, I definatly feel 6 ft deeper.

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Report this Post09-24-2001 03:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for My7FierosSend a Private Message to My7FierosDirect Link to This Post
(sigh)...looks like its time for my "tell it like it is" again.
If you get "offended" by a bumper sticker, then you're gonna have a long hard life ahead. Get over it. Some people always use the "freedom of speech" as an excuse..that is, until it says something that offends them. Double standards........
Anyway, I doubt you'll be tramatized for long.
(Sorry I dont mean to be an ass, really, but Im just not one who is always saying "there there, it'll be ok. I just tell it like it is.)

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I never understood why anyone would want to put a bumper sticker on their car. Especially if their car is new or nice looking. They always make the car look worse, no matter how bad it looked in the first place or what the stickers say.

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Report this Post09-24-2001 04:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ButterClick Here to Email ButterSend a Private Message to ButterDirect Link to This Post
Lighten Up folks,
Hell I weigh in over 250 lbs and I laugh at the folks that whatch me get into my little car. Sounds like the guy has a preference or a bad set of shocks and struts. Or maybe his worried that he'll have to buy new seat covers soon like me. I kinda like gettin' two women to ride with me at the same time. Probally the reason for the new seat belt laws. The Law must have seen me do this and thought I was havin' too much fun!
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Report this Post09-24-2001 08:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MonkeymanSend a Private Message to MonkeymanDirect Link to This Post
Don't let it bother you. I'm too short for my weight, too. (The right height for my weight is about 11 ft tall. ) It used to bother me terribly, but now I usually just brush off any comments (just don't brush off any crumbs--especially not apple spice donut crumbs--MMMMM). Hmm...What were we talking about? Oh, right. Weight. Who cares if you're fat or skinny, tall or short, ugly or good looking (like me ). It's the inner beauty that really counts. Just make fun of yourself. It helps. (i.e. Weight lifters go for the '6 pack abs'. I'm going for the 'kegger abs'.)

Enough rambling.

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Report this Post09-24-2001 09:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fierochic88Click Here to Email Fierochic88Send a Private Message to Fierochic88Direct Link to This Post
Actually the guy who owns the car (Matt) has a good sense of humor, his last girlfriend was definitely not model thin, and I think she bought him the sticker He keeps it on there as a joke and you have to really get to know Matt to understand his humor. Glad to hear you liked his car, he doesn't usually hear that his car gives other people ideas, so that is really cool.

I think you are confusing Spiff with my boyfriend, Joe (FieroGT914). We didn't really all get a good introduction but it was nice seeing you at the show.

Jennifer

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Report this Post09-24-2001 10:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpringtymeClick Here to Email SpringtymeSend a Private Message to SpringtymeDirect Link to This Post
Ahhh, maybe that was him. I don't know, I can't keep people straight. *shrugs*

Let me see how I can put this. It doesn't piss me off, I don't take personal offense to it, I just think it's wrong, thats all. On the same note, I understand it could all be a personality thing and it might be a joke. Ahhh, forget i said anything, sorry people! Cliff if you see this, delete the topic please! thanks.

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Report this Post09-24-2001 10:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Black88GTSend a Private Message to Black88GTDirect Link to This Post
watch out for the big girl, big girl big big girl
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Report this Post09-24-2001 11:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Shaun41178Click Here to Email Shaun41178Send a Private Message to Shaun41178Direct Link to This Post
Ithink a sticker like that would make me laugh. Most likelyjust a chuckle.

I agree with you Voytek on your points.

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Was that a knock on fat chicks, or on the lack of rigidity his suspension posesses? Maybe he's pointing out the flaws of his suspension. I don't want to do a search, but I hope members that responded to this thread with disdain didn't post comical replies to the thread that featured the autistic child. Weight, in virtually all circumstances, is a choice. Whereas autism is never chosen by the recipient.
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Report this Post09-25-2001 03:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for VoytekClick Here to Email VoytekSend a Private Message to VoytekDirect Link to This Post
Ed - it was a retarded kid running in Special Olympics. Nobody was poking fun at kids with autism. I think you've missed the context and the message it conveyed.

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Report this Post09-25-2001 04:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for stimpyClick Here to Email stimpySend a Private Message to stimpyDirect Link to This Post
I think that's right about in the same league as Pissing Calvins (which I still think is a great name for a punk band). In other words, it was mildly funny about ten or fifteen years ago. Don't let it throw you, Springtyme. Lots of men prefer women with some junk in the trunk.
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Originally posted by stimpy:
Lots of men prefer women with some junk in the trunk.

ITS JUST MORE OF HER TO LOVE....

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Originally posted by Voytek:
Ed - it was a retarded kid running in Special Olympics. Nobody was poking fun at kids with autism. I think you've missed the context and the message it conveyed.

I wasn't offended at either remark or subject; just making note that the offendo-meter should be way further to the right with the parody about the autistic child, if either or both were to register. I don't know/care who responded to the autistic post, but didn't it read something about arguing on the internet is like winning a race in the special olympics; you're still retarded? And a remark about someone that makes way too many trips through the Wendy's drive-thru, hence makes the suspension drag is more offensive? Paleeeese.

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Report this Post09-25-2001 07:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FierowreckerClick Here to visit Fierowrecker's HomePageClick Here to Email FierowreckerSend a Private Message to FierowreckerDirect Link to This Post
If everything offensive were outlawed (as made correct via PC), then everything would be outlawed...
Case in point, we had a woman move into the country with her child, happened to be next to a farm with horses...
One day the stalion had mounted a mare and was out in plain view of God and everybody...
She calls the cops and complains!!! "Those horses should be in the barn doing that!!!"
After the cops stopped rolling on the floor, they replied that she should move back to the city...
crash...
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Report this Post09-25-2001 11:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroKyleClick Here to Email FieroKyleSend a Private Message to FieroKyleDirect Link to This Post
I hate bumper stickers, but I like reading them off other cars. Other than, you people get offended way to easy. Don't let a sticky piece of paper on a car you saw once get to you, I am sure the sun will come up, or is it just behind the clouds? Anyways, you get the point.
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