I'm pretty gangster myself.
February 23, 2010 11:07 AM   Subscribe

Help me find a place to buy the "I noticed that you're gangster" image as a bumper sticker for my car.

I love the web image macro of the guy from the 1950's trying to be gangsta.

Being a very white and very nerdy guy who bought a black lowered Honda with custom rims and a sub-woofer, I think this sticker is a requirement for the back of my car.

However, I can't find any reputable places that will sell me bumper-sticker quality prints, nor can I find a suitably high resolution picture to print my own somewhere.
posted by brenton to Shopping (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I think Zazzle may be your best starting point. This image is the highest resolution I've been able to find, which might be usable for a sticker.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 11:26 AM on February 23, 2010

This strikes me as a terrible idea and as in poor taste or dangerous depending on the neighborhood you drive through. I live in NYC, you live in CA, YMMV.
posted by lorrer at 11:39 AM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

(I know that's not answering your question, but I'll say it anyway out of concern for your safety.)
posted by lorrer at 11:40 AM on February 23, 2010

I disagree. I think it's a great idea and anyone with a sense of humor would think so also. Humor is a great way to soften the walls that separate us. This sticker doesn't seem to me to be offensive at all. Of course, I'm an old white lady, but still!
posted by raisingsand at 11:54 AM on February 23, 2010

Zazzle's pretty good- CafePress is another option.

CafePress "Design Your Own Bumper Sticker"
posted by kraigory at 1:25 PM on February 23, 2010

Response by poster: lorrer, I'm interested to know how this is offensive and to whom? to be honest, half the reason I thought of getting this sticker in the first place is because when I got the car, gang members were giving it a lot of attention (e.g. drawing gang symbols in the dust, etc) and I wanted to make sure they didn't feel threatened by putting something very nerdy up to establish that I am a geek and not a drug dealer.

If you think this might backfire, I'd be interested to know why. My backup plan is to put a big black darth vader sticker.
posted by brenton at 9:57 AM on February 24, 2010

The joke with the "I'm pretty gangster myself" macro is that around the turn of the century, this was how gangsters looked: clean-cut white guys in suits. Look at Al Capone. In fact, while I have no personal experience with either, I imagine members of the Mafia and the Mafiya still look like that. Consider this scenario:

Al Capone moves into town with a fancy car.
Local gangsters draw their signs on his car.
He slaps on a bumper sticker with a picture of himself claiming to be a gangster.
not profit.

It's not any more plausible than local kindergarteners having some fun with your "gangsta" car, but it's not any less plausible, either. So that's why I agree that this is not the best idea, especially if you already know there are active gangs in your neighborhood (as suggested by the gang signs drawn on your car!).
posted by d. z. wang at 11:17 AM on February 24, 2010

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