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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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| Canu Bleidd's Top 10 Choices For Slogan Balloons: 10. My Karma Ran... ||May 29th. at 8:39:07 pm EDT|
|Gwydion Canu Bleidd (Sparta, Tennessee US) ||Age: 32 - Email |
Canu Bleidd's top 10 choices for slogan balloons:
10. My karma ran over your dogma.
9. Focus on your own damn family.
8. Freedom FROM religion!
7. Vegetarian: Primitive word for "lousy hunter."
6. Christianity has Pagan DNA!
5. Born OK the first time.
4. Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.
3. Magick happens.
2. What Would Kali Do? (WWKD)
AND...Canu Bleidd's top pick for a slogan balloon...
1. God WAS my co-pilot, but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him!
| The Words That I Will Place On My Balloon Comes From One... ||May 29th. at 8:59:24 pm EDT|
|Riki crosado (Christchurch, New Zealand) ||Age: 34 - Email |
The words that I will place on my balloon comes from one of my fav movies. "The Rocky horrer picture show." The words on my balloon will be "DON'T DREAM IT!, BE IT!" I love the simple truth in these words. It is simply beautiful, and wonderful at the same time.
| Mm! Many Of These Are Bummper Stickers, Buttons, Or Shirts I Own... ||May 29th. at 10:16:23 pm EDT|
| Aurora (Douglas, Massachusetts US) ||Age: 18 |
Many of these are bummper stickers, buttons, or shirts I own. Each has a special (or just bizzar) meaning to me...
1. Where ever you go, there you are
2. No Newt is good Newt
3. Why sleep when we can dance naked in the moonlight?
4. meandering to a different drummer
5. Your village called, their idiot is missing
6. I'm trying to find myself, If I should get back before I return, please ask me to wait.
7. Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarchastic.
8. Time to trim your Bush es
| If You're Against Abortion, Don't Have One!" - I Would Give This To... ||May 29th. at 10:22:25 pm EDT|
|9;2;2 (Derby, Kansas US) ||Age: 16 - Email |
"If you're against Abortion, DON'T HAVE ONE!" - I would give this to the protestors.
"I walk the path of the ancient ones" - Back window of my car.
"Its your hell, you burn in it" - Fundies that rag on me all the time.
"W.A.S.P.: White Anglo-Saxon Pagan" - My friend J.C. (who already has the bumper sticker)
"It's a Druid thing." - My friend Aislynn.
"Angels Have PMS, Too." - My acquaintance Chelsea.
"Atheism is a Non-Prophet Organization." - Tata
"Clergy (with encircled pentagram)" - Meow.
"Death with Dignity." - Meow.
"Don't Steal The Government Hates Competition." - Friend Kevin.
"Fundies are fundies no matter if they quote the Lord or the Goddess." - There's explanation for this. Many Wiccans have been going around on the net, saying that EVERYONE is bound by the 3-fold law and Rede. This includes Thelemites, Greek Hellenists, Voudoun... and then they get pissed if a Christian comes in and starts saying that everyone is bound to the 10 commandments. Now that's just sickly hypocritical. ***YOU ARE ONLY BOUND TO THE LAWS OF WHATEVER YOU GET INTO.***
| Ok, Here I Go... "smile, It Makes People Wonder What You're Up... ||May 29th. at 10:49:45 pm EDT|
|Annwyn (Christchurch, New Zealand) ||Age: 30 - Email |
Ok, here I go...
"Smile, it makes people wonder what you're up to!" - It's important to keep 'em guessing!
"If all else fails, smile like you know what's going on" - That way you will irritate at the other one person who, like yourself, really doesn't have a clue either!
"Lower taxes through Less Government" - does the phrase "Parlimentary Wage Increase of 6%" offend anyone else on a budget of $50 per week?!
Get a taste for religion - lick a Witch! - I laugh each time I spot this one. Anything that can make me laugh about it more than once, deserves to be on this list!
"My other car is a broom" - well, it is!
"I may be old, my car may be a lemon, but I am in front of you!" - my particular favourite when being 'monstered' by a large logging truck when taking my car for it's weekly long-drive-to-charge-the-battery-and-keep-the-thing-running-between-mechanic-visits.
"Smile! Now, did that really hurt as much as you imagined?" - have you seen some of those sour faces behind the wheel of a car?!
"The only thing that kills people are people" - somewhat appropriate in this time of kids with semi-automatic weapons in schools.
"Who died and made you God?!" - An eternal classic in my opinion. It can be used for anyone that is trying to force their opinions on you.
| Okay, Some Of These I Actually Have Or I've Seen Them And... ||May 30th. at 1:52:47 am EDT|
|Arhianna Wavewalker (Atlanta, Georgia US) ||Age: 21 - Email |
Okay, some of these I actually have or I've seen them and love them.
1) Jesus, please protect me from your followers!
2) Witches' parking only. All others will be toad.
3) Who says Goddesses have to be anorexic?
4) Don't blame me. I was raised by humans.
5) That was Zen. This is Tao.
6) We're all in this together.
7) It's called THINKING. You should try it sometime.
8) My Goddess gave birth to your God.
9) Sorry I couldn't make it to church. I was too busy practicing Witchcraft and becoming a lesbian.
10) Practice random acts of kindness and senseless beauty.
| My Car Has This One: * Minds Are Like Parachutes: They Only Function... ||May 30th. at 3:38:50 am EDT|
|Secular Pagan (Minneapolis, Minnesota US) ||Age: 37 - Email |
My car has this one:
* Minds are like parachutes: They only function when open.
Speaking of flight, I also like the one someone else mentioned:
* God was my co-pilot, but our plane crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him.
I have a button on my tote bag that reads:
* Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.
I used to have a button on my tote bag that said:
* Anyone who claims that god is on their side is scary as hell.
Back in the Reagan years I used to wear a button that said:
* Don't blame me, I didn't vote for the b@st@rd.
Hmmmm...I might want to dig that one up from the storage room. ;-)
A bumper sticker I heard about, and would love to find:
* What Would Scooby Doo?
That would probably be the best candidate for handing out on balloons and ushering in World Peace. Rooby-rooooo!!!
| My Balloon Would Say & I Do Say To All The Well Meaning... ||May 30th. at 11:39:00 am EDT|
|shell (somewhere, Michigan US) ||Age: 30 - Email |
My Balloon would say & I DO say to all the well meaning KNOW IT ALLS!!! is simply-----WHAT EVER!!!
| These Aren't Really Balloons Or Bumper Stickers. But, They're Quotes That I... ||May 30th. at 1:56:49 pm EDT|
|Faol Geimred (Waco, Texas US) ||Age: 31 - Email |
These aren't really balloons or bumper stickers. But, they're quotes that I have on my office door to keep my students thinking (hopefully).
"We have enough youth, how about a Fountain of Smart?"
"Esteemed friend...so outstanding in both intellect and power, aren't you ashamed to care so much to make all the money you can, and to advance your reputation and prestige-while for truth and wisdom and the improvement of your soul, you have no care or worry?" - Socrates
"The universe is packed by weight, not volume. Some shifting of contents may have occurred during shipping."
"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."
"I get enough exercise just pushing my luck."
"Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately, it kills all of its students."
"Some see the glass as half-empty, some see the glass as half-full, I see the glass as too big." - George Carlin
"Live each day as if it were you're last. One day you'll be right."
"To say that a human being is nothing more but molecules and atoms is like saying a Shakespeare play is nothing but words and letters." - Carl Sagan
"Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music." - George Carlin
"Pride is what we have. Vanity is what others have."
| The Bubble Floating Above Thine Head Says "god Please Protect Me From... ||May 30th. at 2:36:21 pm EDT|
|Adalard Felan (Milan, Michigan US) ||Age: 17 - Email |
the bubble floating above thine head says "god please protect me from your followers"
| I Have Taken It As My Mission In Life To Spread Levity... ||May 30th. at 5:13:39 pm EDT|
|Maura (San Francisco, California US) ||Age: 24 - Email |
I have taken it as my mission in life to spread levity and to get people to take themselves (and me) just a little less seriously. To that end...
*You're just jealous because the voices talk to me
*Doing my part to piss of the religious right
*God is coming and boy is she pissed!
*My karma ran over my dogma
*Isis! Isis! Ra Ra Ra!
*Born just fine the first time, thank you.
*Honk if you love peace and quiet
| Some Ideas For Baloons, Pins, Bumperstickers, Or Whatever: "to Be Always In... ||May 30th. at 6:57:40 pm EDT|
|Raven OakenWing (Akron, Ohio US) ||Age: 16 - Email |
Some ideas for baloons, pins, bumperstickers, or whatever:
"To be always in sunshine, you need only walk along rather slowly." - The Little Prince
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." - The Hobbit
"Rather than love, than money, than fame; give me truth." - Walden
"Beware when the Great God lets loose a thinker on the wolrd" - Emmerson
"The problems we face cannot be solved by the minds that created them." - Einstein
And then on the more aggressive side:
"How dare you assume I'm Christian!"
"God, protect me from Your followers."
"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."
"Where are we going, and why am I in this hand basket?"
"Proudly doing my part to piss off the religious right."
"Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your church."
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