Cory Doctorow at 9:46 am Sat, Jan 14, 2012
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In the Neatorama store, a set of "My Monster Family Car Stickers" designed by Mike Jacobsen. These are a great antidote to the ubiquitous sickly-sweet minivan stickers.
My Monster Family - Family Car Stickers
I saw another version of this on a car that had the zombie family as stick figures, can’t find it by searching, perhaps they were home-made?
This post got me to poking around to see what else is out there and there are LOTS of options! My favorite was the AT-AT set on this Etsy seller’s page (no connection):
Now I just need a minivan and a family….
Here’s a Zombie Family:
although I saw a more gruesome version on a van today:
Antidote? It’s one and the same, but with a candy-coating on the ipecac.
I would just assume it was a Nickelodeon cartoon I never heard of.
Edit: If I were at Nick developing this, I’d say that “mummy” & “mommy” (or “mummy” for half the English speaking world) was OK as a pun, but it might prevent the audience from relating to the character if her face was so covered. (Unless you were pitching it to Nick UAE, that’s another story.)
Amen. I think the proper antidote would be a family with two daddies. Probably would start some fun conversations in the Whole Foods parking lot.
Actually, I’ve seen a couple with two mommies on them; haven’t seen two daddies yet but I have hope. And I think it was in front of our locally-owned natural-food co-op, come to think of it. It’s the only place I shop these days.
“Nuclear Family” http://www.brandonbird.com/blog/46/we-got-one
I don’t understand why anyone would want to broadcast any details about their family, even if it’s just that they have 4 kids and a cat. I guess they don’t have any privacy concerns. I’m still astounded at a minivan I passed the other day with baseball stickers with their kids’ names on them.
You probably never want to drive a convertible.
My favorite is still Glornak the Destroyer : http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/070923.html
I need the kerberos
Do you take a sticker off after a divorce? Or a death in the family? Or just “x” them out?
I saw one the other day where the pets had angel wings. I suppose that’s what you do. Either that or you put a big ass “in memory of” sticker on your car.
There’s probably an Add-a-Halo kit.
You cannot kill the undead.
The cupertino version:
Mummy should always be “Lily”. but i know this isn’t the Munsters.
You should see my wife’s car.
This is Nickelrocket’s wife. Here is the back of my geek mobile.
He had the A’Tuin’s custom made for me.
I kind of want to put one of those ‘Calvin peeing’ stickers on someone’s car, so the family is getting a golden shower.
“I has a minivan, yes! and family, yes! but I’m not leik yooooooooooooouuuuu! it is very importants that I broadcast how diferents i am.”
Congratulations, you’ve learned to procreate?
The family stickers somewhat irk me. About as much as ‘my child has good character’ or [insert political slogan here]. It betrays a sense of inflated self-importance. Nobody cares!
My previous comment was deleted, apparently. I’ll try again:
Why the hatred for these family stickers? I don’t hear people complaining about sports team stickers or rainbow flag stickers.
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