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Started by SlasherBindman on Aug 23, 2014 12:05:54 PM
A 4x4 bearing a sticker 'ONE LIFE. LIVE IT'

Do you find this inspirational, irritating or does it instead trigger a moment of critical self-examination regarding the path your life has taken?

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browserbutton - 23 Aug 2014 12:13:37 (#2 of 99)

I once noticed that a Hells Angel had omitted the apostrophe in the 'club colours' motif sewn onto the back of his motorcycle jacket. I was going to point out the error when we both arrived at the next set of traffic lights, but he and his companions roared off down a side street.

I later discovered that the Hells Angels have dropped the punctuation from their colours (or 'colors') as club policy. Imagine my embarrassment if I had leapt out of my car to correct the fellow, only to have it pointed out to me publicly that it was me who had it wrong!

Zymurgy1 - 23 Aug 2014 12:16:11 (#3 of 99)

We have a 4x4. Pretty handy for getting out of muddy dirt roads. But like most 4x4s it is not driven in 4x4 mode until needed

FleurDuMal - 23 Aug 2014 12:23:05 (#4 of 99)

browser, pedant though I am, I personally would refrain from pointing out any error of punctuation made by a Hell's Angel.

SlasherBindman - 23 Aug 2014 12:29:12 (#5 of 99)

Yes. Remember Altamont.

browserbutton - 23 Aug 2014 12:35:57 (#6 of 99)

But look, now other clubs have done the same and gone for an 'open punctuation' approach.

rgtstoppedcounting - 23 Aug 2014 12:38:18 (#7 of 99)

like most 4x4s....

Though not The Best 4x4xfar. Or Subarus.

It is a pretty desperate sticker. Though not as bad as the "drive carefully, kids on board" variety that frequently adorn cars driven spectacularly badly.

predicated - 23 Aug 2014 13:47:18 (#8 of 99)

Driving a 4x4 in a mainly urban environment is a more profound lifestyle statement than any bumper sticker. And for all that, having a bumper sticker of any kind is a little bit desperate imo.

Macpaddy - 23 Aug 2014 14:08:13 (#9 of 99)

Erm. What about someone who has a Land Rover Defender?

flowbagging - 23 Aug 2014 14:10:01 (#10 of 99)

Do bumper sticker displayers expect other drivers to engage them in debate at the traffic lights I wonder? It used to work in CB radio days.

wickeltisch - 23 Aug 2014 14:10:59 (#11 of 99)

What about someone who has a Land Rover Defender

This someone should own at least two labradors.

flowbagging - 23 Aug 2014 14:11:34 (#12 of 99)

What about someone who has a Land Rover Defender?

Indeed, what about them? Carpets on the floor are a bit impractical in the mud.

wickeltisch - 23 Aug 2014 14:13:06 (#13 of 99)

Carpets on the floor? I thought this sort of car were the robust ones hunters drive.

Macpaddy - 23 Aug 2014 14:16:39 (#14 of 99)

Why do I want two dogs? I no longer want even the one. I only drive the Defender for practical purposes involving the boat and stuff. Also when having to go off road. I'd feel a fool driving it around for shopping or going out for the evening. You can't pull up in the car park of a nice restaurant in a Defender, and it would look all wrong for my wife who would have dressed up to then clamber out of a bloody Land Rover.

KayHole - 23 Aug 2014 14:18:53 (#15 of 99)


Almost certainly advertising a sportswear or energy drink company.

wickeltisch - 23 Aug 2014 14:21:04 (#16 of 99)

So you've got two cars, Macp?

wickeltisch - 23 Aug 2014 14:30:36 (#17 of 99)

Almost certainly advertising a sportswear or energy drink company.

Googling reveals it seems to be connected to the Camel Trophy rally.

indlovubill - 23 Aug 2014 14:32:06 (#18 of 99)

Why do I want two dogs?

No matter how ancient the Defender two dogs, preferably Labradors would indicate you're not someone who bought a Defender to pull a caravan (or boat) but a man of substance with a place big enough for two dogs to roam around.

browserbutton - 23 Aug 2014 14:32:47 (#19 of 99)

Camel Trophy rally

Why are all those Land Rover types holding up a 'Power to the People' fist?

wickeltisch - 23 Aug 2014 14:34:07 (#20 of 99)

to pull a caravan (or boat)

A boat is definitely better than a caravan.

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