Classics might be forever, but I'm going on vacation!

Last week I bought a sheet of the new "Forever" stamps:


I like things that can be used forever, and I toyed with the idea of buying a lifetime supply. Too much hassle, I thought. Besides, what's a lifetime? Suppose I die. Can I take them with me?

I was reminded of the Forever stamps again just today while driving around earlier, when I saw one of these omnipresent bumperstickers:


The one I saw was white with red letters, but never mind. The point is, just like the "Forever" postage stamps, the "IMPEACH" bumperstickers are applicable forever, because the "IMPEACH" mindset is now forever a part of the American culture. This means the bumperstickers are true American classics, and their vendors will be able to go right on selling them no matter who is elected president.

While I might be tempted to feel sorry for the guys who have warehouses full of stickers reading "IMPEACH BUSH," they'd be well advised to save them, because with American Dynasty politics you never know. (For all I know, there may still be a warehouse full of "IMPEACH CLINTON" bumperstickers gathering dust somewhere. If you were in the business, would you throw them away? I wouldn't. Classics never go out of style.)

With that, I'm leaving for a trip (returning July 2), which means that for at least eleven full days you won't have me to kick around anymore. (Oh hell, you can still kick me around; I just won't be able to feel my pain.)

But that doesn't mean M. Simon won't be here to be kicked around, and unlike me he kicks back. With any luck, Justin will make some unpredicable reappearances too.

Have fun everyone, and don't anything I would do!

posted by Eric on 06.22.07 at 02:11 PM


I am reminded of the Woody Allen film, "Annie Hall". In one of the opening scenes, Woody is wearing an "Impeach Reagan" button. The scene was set during Reagan's tenure as Governor of California. But we were seeing the film while Reagan was President of the U.S. Many people in the audience shared the same sentiments for both periods. (This was Berkeley, after all.)

A couple of hours later, a very similar coincidence: In "Stardust Memories" (?), Woody is shot by someone who proclaims himself "your biggest fan". At the time of my viewing, this was just a couple of days after John Lennon was shot, by someone who proclaimed himself "your biggest fan".

That wasn't so funny.

Neal J. King   ·  June 22, 2007 5:44 PM

You see this in the Midi where the ubiquitous "Non" is left painted on the backs of traffic signs ready for the next "great refusal"

Gordon   ·  June 23, 2007 1:14 AM

When I was young, where I lived "Impeach Earl Warren" bumperstickers were all over. The names change, the sentiment remains the same.

stu   ·  June 23, 2007 2:54 AM

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