A recent development in the part of rural America in which I live.

A decal, about the size of half a windshield, covers the side or back of a car/truck's glass. It features a boy, looking suspiciously like Calvin, urinating on an insignia for a major american automobile maker: Ford, Chevy, Dodge, etc.

Sometimes just the word: "Imports" is used. I guess this replaces those old "Hungry? Eat your import!" bumperstickers.

This is supposed to be "real funny" I am not exactly giddy about the wide use of this decal.

Welcome to lowest common denominator.

deep thought, unfortunately this phenomenon reaches much farther than the part of rural America in which you live; I have been disgusted by its stupidity for years now right here in Chicago. The image of Calvin peeing on a car logo is most commonly seen; however he can now be seen peeing on the logos of other types of products as well.
Examples I have seen are Calvin peeing on a Reebok, Nike or Adidas logo, a record-label logo and even the words "west side" or "south side" embroidered in some cheesy gangsta-looking font.
The pitifulness of this blatant void of creativity/free thinking is extremely disappointing, not to mention the fact that most of the jerks displaying such images don't even know who the original Calvin was. Could anything be more tacky?

If I were Bill Watterson, I'd be angry

I would really goddamned hacked off at American Society, because those peeing Calvin stickers are everywhere. It's bad enough that they pirated his work - people are making a killing (I assume) off of pirated images of Calvin pissing on anything and everything!

So that's bad enough.

But lately I've been seeing these bizzare female Calvin-ish images - all with that idiotic evil grin, usually in demonic high heels , sometimes baring their arse in my general direction sometimes, (I was genuinely shocked) squatting down and pissing. Captions include such witty sayings as "eat shit" and "bitch princess". (What the hell is a bitch princess? Whatever it is, I want no dealings with their kind!)

It's really gotten disgusting, to an extent that saddens me. The real tragedy is that a funny, poignant comic strip like Calvin and Hobbes has been perverted into crude bumper sticker fodder. Ironically, if Bill Watterson had done a bit of merchandising, there would be legitimate images on stickers, and not this nasty white trash stuff that's going around now. I respect his right not to want his work defiled, but apparently that's way too much to expect from the general populace of America.

I'm going to go crawl in my sock drawer, and sleep for days. Sob.

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