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At the neighborhood gas station the other day, I spotted a black Lincoln Town Car with a sticker in the back window featuring three wind turbines. That alone was an interesting enough juxtaposition, but the sticker also included an accompanying crude reference to a sexual practice that was even more baffling.
Warning – if you’re the type of person who’s easily offended, you may want to stop reading at this point. Here’s a link to some Family Circus cartoons you might find more enjoyable.
Still with me? OK.
As I was positioning my cell phone to snap a picture, the car’s owner emerged – a big, brawny guy, the type that looked like he could snap a finger or two if he shook your hand a little too hard. Knowing that wind power can be a delicate subject with some folks, I explained who I was and simply asked whether the sticker was pro- or anti-wind power.
He told me he was a union iron worker who had been building Vestas wind turbines in Iowa. While he didn’t really answer the question directly, I’m going to assume that means he’s got a favorable view of wind power. Although, come to think of it, I’m also not entirely sure who the message is directed at.
He was in a bit of a rush, so I didn’t get a chance to ask where he got it. But, it turns out, online retailers like Zazzle and CafePress have a wide variety of “Blow me” wind turbine merchandise for sale. Including underwear.
For those who prefer something a bit less profane, there is the “Wind is my Homeboy” line, which is available not only on adult apparel but also on dog t-shirts and infant onesies.
And if wind is NOT your homeboy, there are plenty of designs featuring wind turbines with a circle and big red line through them.
Consider your Valentine’s Day gift conundrum solved.