Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow Balls

You never know what you'll see when driving down our city's highways in a snowstorm. Gradually, I realized I was following a Ford F150 truck that had one of those peeing Calvin decals in the back window.

My eye traveled from Calvin to another decal on the window, then farther down to the rear bumper, where I realized the truck was sporting something even more offensive than Calvin. I couldn't take a photo at the time (I'm not that crazy, it was slippery!) but I soon discovered that what I had seen is well known, which allowed me to find this photo on the web, similar to what I saw:


Only the ones I saw were green, and were hanging below a hitch, which partially hid them.

Of course, I could ruminate here on the coarseness of some elements of our society, but all I can do is shake my head. The common metaphorical use of the term "balls," and all its related verbiage, is one I really don't understand.

"You don't have the balls to..." -- you're right. I don't. And just because you do, doesn't mean you have to decorate your truck with them.

3 comments:

Ms Sparrow said...

Eeewwww! That's almost as repulsive as Michele Bachmann bumper stickers!

Carmella said...

They look like an AWESOME chew toy! I hope I find some soon.

Blythe said...

I hate truck nutz.