Posts Tagged 'Political'

Liberty

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Informal Survey

As every working mother knows it is sometimes hard to keep up with every thing. Lately the kids have been complaining, “There’s nothing to eat here, we want Pop tarts.” So I decided get over to the local Farm Fresh and stock up. I see so many flag stickers on cars and trucks that I thought, while I was there, I would do an informal survey and see how many shoppers with cars parked at Farm Fresh had a flag, of some kind, on their car.

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Only five flags, I was a little surprised by that, granted it was the middle of the day during the middle of the workweek. But I wondered how many flags I would find on cars across the street at Wal-Mart. I drove over and did a quick peruse of the parking lot.

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Wal-Mart 13
Farm fresh 5
Not intended to be scientifically accurate, just an informal survey.

Nitro Girl

Greta,
You need to see Tuesday’s Colbert Report. It concerns the erection of the “Nitro Girl” patriotic statute in front of Werbeny Tire Town in Hilltop, NJ. It’s on Black Horse Pike. I think you will want to visit this place with your photo-mojo.
–Russ in LA

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Thanks Russ! Here is the link to “Difference Makers Nitro Girl, If you don’t have a patriotic statue in front of your business, the terrorists have won.” on the Colbert Report…hilarious!

While we are on the subject of Giant Women I found out that Nitro girl is not the only giant woman made from this mold. In fact there are many “Uniroyal Gals” overlooking the highways of America clad in outfits befitting the climate of the area and taste of the owners. So if you happen to be the lucky owner of a giant fiberglass woman statue you can paint in whatever clothes, patriotic or not, that appeal to you.
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Most of the original statues where made in the 1960’s by International Fiberglass a company that also produced giant men designed to lure in customers to the business of choice. The original man mold, for a Paul Bunyan, was altered in several ways depending on the purchaser’s need. For muffler and tire companies the Paul Bunyan beard was filled in and the arms changed to hold mufflers and tires, for Indians a naked chest was created and the arm was raised to give the stereotypical “Indian” greeting.

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