Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Creation Museum Bumper Sticker

A reader sent a link to this bumper sticker:

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I like it.

Comments

  1. #1 BobApril
    June 28, 2007

    It’s almost enough to make me want to go there, just so I could honestly put the sticker on my car, right under my Darwin-fish.

    Almost.

  2. #2 llDayo
    June 28, 2007

    Actually, I think it should read, “I went to the Creation Museum and all I got was this stupid.” That would fall in line more with those types of bumper stickers, t-shirts, mugs, etc… Stupid would become a noun and then would seem like an entity that could be taken home with a visitor.

  3. #3 Chuck C
    June 28, 2007

    You can get it on either a Bumper sticker or a t-shirt at cafe press:

    http://www.cafepress.com/defconamerica

    And agree that “this stupid” would work better: but I’ll take this: it gets the point accross OK.

  4. #4 David Heddle
    June 28, 2007

    I don’t know–it doesn’t strike me as funny or clever or original.

  5. #5 Norm
    June 28, 2007

    I don’t know–it made me laugh. There must be something terribly wrong with me.

  6. #6 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    June 28, 2007

    I found it pretty funny. The dinosaur with people makes it.

  7. #7 Fastlane
    June 28, 2007

    Funny? Yes. Clever? Yes, in that it’s a parody of a common type of t-shirt, coffee mug, or other type of memorabilia one gets when one travels to tourist attractions. Original? Not really, in the sense that it’s a take off of something that’s been done before.

    You don’t find it funny, David Heddle? I’m not surprised. Most religionists have very little sense of humor about anything that pokes fun at thier narrow little worldview.

    Cheers.

  8. #8 David Heddle
    June 28, 2007

    Fastlane,

    You don’t find it funny, David Heddle? I’m not surprised. Most religionists have very little sense of humor about anything that pokes fun at thier narrow little worldview.

    Well you’re wrong. Anyone who knows me would say that I appreciate humor, even if it is at my expense. But even worse, for your argument, I’m not a YEC. Worse yet, I’m an anti-YEC, at least when it comes to YECs arguing that science is in their side. So the sticker doesn’t, in fact, poke fun of my world view.

    The sticker simply isn’t funny. It’s too…predictable. Humor demands the unanticipated.

  9. #9 GH
    June 28, 2007

    While I appreciate the sentiment I find the wording not very amusing. I think it’s the ‘stupider’ part. Lets the thing seem rather flat.

    So I agree with Heddle.

  10. #10 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    June 28, 2007

    So I agree with Heddle.

    That must hurt.

  11. #11 Royale
    June 28, 2007

    It made me smile. I liked the “stupider” part.

    I have a collection of random crap on coffee mugs and that would make a great addition.

  12. #12 GH
    June 28, 2007

    That must hurt.

    haha, happens now and again.

  13. #13 Michael LoPrete
    June 28, 2007

    “Humor demands the unanticipated.”

    The absurd can be funny but absurd is not de facto unanticipated. In this case, the joke invokes the absurd in exactly that manner. The most you can reasonably expect to learn from the Creation Museum is nothing at all, but you can also expect to become stupider as a result of believing even a word of the museum’s content. This is neither surprising or incredible, but expressing it proudly is an absurdity, and that’s why it’s funny to me.

    We could look at it a different way and say that, knowing what we know about bumper stickers–that they can be a pain in the ass to remove, and might invite the ire of people who disagree with the message–placing a sticker on one’s car constitutes endorsement of the message. Endorsing a self-deprecative message is unanticipated and is funny in that way as well.

  14. #14 Glen Davidson
    June 28, 2007

    I don’t think I actually smiled when I read it, but it’s mildly funny. You’re expecting “this t-shirt,” “this bumper sticker,” “appalled,” oh, I don’t know, the fact is that you’re not sure. “Stupider,” while not terribly surprising, is somewhat unexpected, and unexpectedly appropriate.

    It’s a bumper sticker, it’s hard to be very funny with 12 words and limited graphics.

    Glen D
    http://geocities.com/interelectromagnetic

  15. #15 J. J. Ramsey
    June 28, 2007

    Trouble is, “lies” or “disinformation” would be more accurate than “stupider,” but that’s perhaps not as catchy.

  16. #16 crystalsinger
    June 28, 2007
    sed 's/stupider/more stupider/'

    Now ~that~’s funny. :-P

  17. #17 Davy
    June 28, 2007

    I’m from Kentucky (SOOO embarrassed they had to build that crap here) and I find it both humorous and timely. I just might buy one for all my friends. I’d like to see these on as many cars in KY as possible.

  18. #18 Leni
    June 29, 2007

    Michael LoPrete wrote:

    The absurd can be funny but absurd is not de facto unanticipated. In this case, the joke invokes the absurd in exactly that manner.

    Oh. Well, it seems so much funnier now that you put it that way ;)

  19. #19 J. J. Ramsey
    June 29, 2007

    Come to think of it, “I went to the Creation Museum and all I got were these lousy lies,” would probably be a bit better than the current bumper sticker.

  20. #20 Ben Rauch
    June 29, 2007

    Stupider requires that the person going to the Museum was stupid to begin with. Much better than stupid.

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