I was driving through Little 5 today when I saw what might be the most confusing bumper sticker ever. Now, Iâ€™m pretty well versed in the culture that is pop, relatively aware politically, and I still canâ€™t make heads or tails of it.
â€œLearning is for Homosâ€
Is it pro-homo? Anti-homo? Pro-hetero-illiteracy? Hate speech? Bragging? I donâ€™t know. Is this some sort of absurdist slacker humor like the very funny â€Homosexuals are Gayâ€ that I’m just not hip enough to get? I crept up on it to see if there was a logo or some other telltale clue, but nothing. And it was a real bumper sticker, not like the one I made on an industrial label maker that said, â€œI brake for bacon.â€
Compounding the mystery was the vehicle it was attached to. A late model Ford Escort hatchback in surprisingly good condition. Possibly the most politically nondescript car ever. Who was inside? A vegetarian lesbian? A bow-hunter? I just donâ€™t know.
If anyone knows what this means, please, please let me know before I get a nosebleed.