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Posted: Sep. 8, 2002
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What's On Your Balloon?
We've all seen the bumper stickers and pins: 'Question Authority' or 'Hate is NOT a Family Value' or 'It's Been Lovely, But I Really Have To Scream Now'. Suppose every morning when you got up, there was a big bunch of slogan-balloons there that you had to give away during the day. What would YOUR balloons say and who would you give them to-- and why? (Sure hope some of those balloons make it over to a few of the political circus performers out there!) Wren (self-confessed ex-hippie chick and 70's put-the-daisy-in-the-gun-barrel-political activist) thinks this might be a good real-time idea to consider at protest rallies or to exchange at Pagan Pride events. Would YOU be gutsy enough to actually do something like this?
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| I Have Many Favorite Sayings, But I Think My Number 1 Pick... ||May 28th. at 12:32:23 pm EDT|
|Arden MacKinnon (Alameda, California US) ||Age: 31 - Email |
I have many favorite sayings, but I think my Number 1 pick would have to be, "I love my Country, but I fear my Government." The sad part is, I saw this on a bumper sticker once, and didn't buy it. I haven't found it again, but when I do......you can bet that I'll buy it.
| My Balloon Would Proudly Say: Full Of Haute Air... ||May 28th. at 4:19:13 pm EDT|
|Silver MayKitten (Springfield, Missouri US) ||Age: 56 |
My balloon would proudly say: Full of haute air.
| My Slogan Would Be "live Until You Die, Then Do It Again... ||May 28th. at 4:19:58 pm EDT|
|Dyan (Potter Valley, California US) ||Age: 41 |
My slogan would be "Live until you die, then do it again."
I'd use it to encourage people to actively participate in life rather than merely exist, and to not fear death, to stretch a bit each day and not be afraid to try new experiences. To see the circle in everything, and know the peace and power that accepting the circle brings. To embrace change.
| How About: Just Say Know! Or: Fly By The Seat Of Your... ||May 28th. at 4:31:36 pm EDT|
|Trish Telesco (Western, New York US) ||Age: 41 - Email |
How about: Just say Know!
Or: Fly by the seat of your Broomstick... OR
* The meaning of life is: You're not dead yet (so do something with it!)
* Hard work is Good Magick
* Don't tell me about your prophesies unless they can grow corn (I can't take credit for this - it's a native american saying, but what a mouthful!)
* Magick is a birthright
* Witches take the "super" out of supernatural
| Beware Of Attack Frog Is The Sign On My Side Door. My... ||May 28th. at 4:45:33 pm EDT|
|Mark Taylor (Snoqualmie, Washington US) ||Age: 48 - Email |
BEWARE OF ATTACK FROG
is the sign on my side door. My sister gave that one.
I'm also fond of a bumper sticker I had on my office door at work:
AND YOUR LITTLE DOG TOO
My own saying:
DON'T WORRY, CONFUSION IS THE NORMAL REST STATE OF THE UNIVERSE
| Forgive Me For Providing Two "balloons". The First: The Meaning Of Family... ||May 28th. at 6:06:27 pm EDT|
|Marea (Niagara Falls, Ontario CA) ||Age: 30 - Email |
Forgive me for providing two "balloons".
The meaning of family values, is that we are all a family and we all have value." - Christopher Reeve
"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup." - Azure green
| I Am A Huge Beatlemaniac So I Would Have Many Balloons And... ||May 28th. at 9:03:48 pm EDT|
|Pandora (Chicago, Illinois US) ||Age: 16 - Email |
I am a HUGE Beatlemaniac so I would have many balloons and bumper-stickers. Here they are:
1) It's all in the mind, you know!
2) All You Need is Love
3) The walrus was Paul (or was he?)
4) Why did you push the button?
Obviously, you would have to know either me and/or the Beatles to have any clue.
The second one is always my signoff when I leave a chatroom. I do believe it, dearly.
MP and BB!
| Though I'd Never Have The Guts I'd Love To Take Some Balloons... ||May 29th. at 1:48:03 am EDT|
|Amara Echo (Regina, Saskatchewan CA) ||Age: 23 - Email |
though i'd never have the guts i'd love to take some balloons to my min. wage job in retail sales, to hand out to some of my nastier customers, who hassle me about things i have no control over(i.e. that our price signs all say "and up" in teeny tiny letters in the bottom corner...)they would say:
"would 6 bucks an hour be enough for YOU to put up with yourself?"
"i'm just the hired help"
on a less bitter and superficial note, there are some quotes i'd love to have on bumper stickers, to go along with my "my karma ran over my dogma"
"free me now to give me place, keep me caged and free the beast"-3 Doors Down
"we are gods in the body of god, truth and love our destinies"-from the egyptian Book of the Dead
"it only makes sense to me that God is a woman"-Jim Morrison
| I Do Not Know If I Would Really Be Willing To Give... ||May 29th. at 2:15:41 am EDT|
|Garrett LoneWolfe (Fountain Valley, California US) ||Age: 29 - Email |
I do not know if I would really be willing to give out balloons as a course of normal business. However, if it were a protest definately. It makes such a fitting gesture.
The one slogan I use more than any in both my personal and professional life is "Take responsibility for your own actions." That to me is the most important rule in life.
| Well, I Try To Go Through Life Keeping A Low Profile. So... ||May 29th. at 5:52:32 am EDT|
|Big John (South Amboy, New Jersey US) ||Age: 40 |
Well, I try to go through life keeping a low profile. So I'm a little too chicken to go around handing out balloons to an angry public, but it's possible the safest path isn't necessarly the best path. Especially considering the condition of the world today.
My favorite saying (that I saw mentioned in an earlier response) "Love my Country - Fear my Government". Yes, I saw the bumper sticker too (sadly, I didn't buy one either).
For my tech friends out there (I'm an engineer of sorts): "Don't forget what you already have learned" and "Keep it Simple". Good advise for all of us tech folk who look for the most expensive, environmentally unfriendly, and complex solution to a technical problem.
For all of us who work for a living: "Work so that you can live - not the other way around" and "Even if you win the rat race you're still a rat".
For all the union folk out there: "United we stand - Divided we beg!".
Lastly, for all of us: "Freedom is a right - not a privilege!".
| L 0 2 U ("'ello To You!" It Would Actually Be A... ||May 29th. at 8:31:26 am EDT|
|Kerry Marie McGrath (Warren, New Jersey US) ||Age: 33 |
L 0 2 U
("'ello to you!" It would actually be a pretty cool license plate, huh? And I will admit, I'm stealing this one from one of my sister's, but she probably wouldn't want to know that I posted it here, after trying to "save" me this past Easter and all!)
Another one that I'd love to see: "I've got blistas on my fingas!" -- John Lennon!
| Okay, This Is Gotta Be Simple 1) I'm With Dalai 2) Fear... ||May 29th. at 10:05:36 am EDT|
|JourneyWalker (Covington, Kentucky US) ||Age: 17 |
Okay, this is gotta be simple
1) I'm with Dalai
2) Fear is the mind killer
3) I slept with Jerry Falwell
4) Watch out here is one scary vampire witch
This is my last post until August until then
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