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Go ahead and put that sticker on your car, part 3

Friday, November 15, 2013

BOILHAM had a blog entry about adorning ones car with race distance stickers, small ovals with 13.1, 26.2, 70.3 or 140.6. I followed up with a blog in Sep after seeing a car with a "0.0" sticker.

Then I read this article:

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A great response to a column that appeared recently in the WSJ. The column, while it appears to be in Enlish, was actually in Bizarre Angry Rant, as the responding author helpfully points out.

I won't spoil the rest of the article for you who want to read the link.

Take care, happy running (or what ever else you do to stay happy, healthy, fit, and sane)! I have the West Point turkey trot tomorrow morning, which will take me over 920 miles for the year. Woo Hoo!
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CAROLCRC 11/19/2013 8:16AM

    Personally, I love the 0.0 stickers - the person with a 0.0 is connected to a runner somehow, and is poking fun at both the runner (for bragging) and him/herself (for not being an obsessed runner)

Saw a pickup truck yesterday - behind the driver were 13.1 and 26.1 and 5K stickers. Behind the passenger was 0.0. I was chuckling for quite a while afterwards.



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BOILHAM 11/18/2013 9:52AM

    I just found this blog, hence the late reply. Thanks for the shout-out, first of all.

That was hilarious - I'm sure much moreso with the addition of the angry-rant translations!
My DW and I have Boston Terriers, and have for many years. Her car is adorned with Boston Terrier stickers, a license plate frame, and even a mini BT stuffed animal on her dashboard.

I have instructed here to remove all the stickers and BT paraphernalia from her car.

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NYARAMULA 11/16/2013 4:00AM

    Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your race tomorrow.

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GOING-STRONG 11/15/2013 10:17PM

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POISONGIRL999 11/15/2013 6:02PM

    That is great! Gave me a good laugh for the day. He should know that the 0.0 stickers anger me! So I accomplished something, and I'm proud... you accomplished nothings and you're proud lol. Oh well, let bygones be bygones and all that jazz.

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DEBBYFROMMT 11/15/2013 5:04PM

    I think Mr. Stafko takes things WAY to seriously! LOL!!! Great article!

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MWWENSIN 11/15/2013 4:28PM

    The standards at the wall street journal are slipping. I don't see a point to the article. How does he want to satisfy this. But more importantly what makes this news. Clearly a slow day at WSJ.

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SLENDERELLA61 11/15/2013 3:41PM

    Enjoyed the article. Thanks. I would not have seen it without you. I'm not taking my 13.1 sticker off my car, though. -Marsha

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JEWELS571 11/15/2013 3:19PM

    Thanks for sharing!!! I have over 400 friends on facebook, when the chronomiles thing posted for me that I had completed my 1/2 marathon only about 40 people liked it. Mostly other runners, family (immediate), and my thin friends. I have noticed that one family member (extended), in particular, never responds to anything I post about running, workouts, etc. She once posted that nothing she did ever worked, she just could not lose weight, of course you can't, running, walking, none of that helps if you eat like a horse, lol

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RHYMESWITHBABY 11/15/2013 2:37PM

    I've seen the same "angry" reaction from Facebook friends when I post anything to do with my journey (which I don't do very often). But when immediately after posting something about changing size, I see a link to an article about how "Thinspiration" is a conspiracy against all women, I realize that it touches a nerve in some people -- usually overweight, overstressed SAHM's with low self-esteem and high perfectionist tendencies. It's because of that stress level that I give them a break. But the guy who wrote the original article in your piece? I'm not sure what his problem is.

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ROXYZMOM 11/15/2013 2:33PM

    Nice! Thanks for sharing!

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CFMOSS 11/15/2013 1:59PM

    Oh my....that's funny and well stated.

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MOMMACASSEY 11/15/2013 1:34PM

    Ooh! I've been wondering about where to get those stickers; I haven't made a trip to my local running store, though I have worn a [fill in the blank] 5K t-shirt while at Starbuck's.

Not that I need 13 or 26.anything. A 3.1 will work for now, and then after my turkey trot I'll get a 6.2, if that's available.

0.0.... that would be fun to put on my man's car. He might not appreciate it, though. :-D

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HEATHHILL 11/15/2013 12:52PM

    That was hysterical!!! Thanks for posting!!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/15/2013 12:23PM

    Loved this. I had read the original WSJ article and was truly baffled. Why the heck did he care? Now I get it. He's just angry.

Happy Turkey Trot! emoticon


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BROOKLYN_BORN 11/15/2013 12:19PM

    The original author has way too much time on his hands. I liked the comment asking where the author thinks should runners go so that they will not be seen and upset people like him.

Bumper stickers have the capacity to upset volatile people, but these are usually of a political nature. That's why I never display any. There are too many unstable people out there. But a simple race distance?

I wonder if the original author considers people displaying college logos or sports team logo on their clothes or cars as doing so strictly for attention.

Hmm, I guess writing an op-ed piece is a attempt to get attention too.


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BIGPAWSUP 11/15/2013 11:58AM

    Congrats on your mileage! I will be checking out that link tonight!

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MADEIT3 11/15/2013 11:56AM

    Something I'm not cognizant of at all since I am not a runner. But I laughed out loud reading the "sample" BAR. Thanks for posting the link. It made my day.

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NATPLUMMER 11/15/2013 11:54AM

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Have a fab run!!

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