Sunday, January 15, 2006

Yellow Ribbon Magnet Meme cross-pollinates with yellow Livestrong wristband

Careful readers will note that I have followed the yellow ribbon magnet meme development for some time now. My interests began with cars with ridiculous numbers of ribbons, empty sentiment ribbon magnets, my own "support our pants" answer to the sometimes hypocritical use of ribbons, ribbons which use the negative space inside the loop, or blow out of the loop, and have gone on to the exploration of the different "strains" and "mutations" of ribbons that I have seen in the wild. I think it is important to document the ribbons on cars, because not every ribbon for sale on the internet is actually sold. I have even gone so far as to declare the death of the yellow ribbon magnet meme.

I stand corrected. Today I saw this "LIVESTRONG" wristband as a magnet on the back of a car, in the wild. I am sure the occupants of the car were wondering why the people behind them were taking so many pictures of the back of there car while in traffic. None of those pictures turned out, but luckily they went to the same store as us, and I waited for them to go inside to get this closeup for my research studies. I think one must be a little obsessed with ones research subject to really do it justice.

9 comments:

JKAustin02 said...

I saw one of those also, going from Texas to Ohio for Thanksgiving. Have been looking all over to try to find one to purchase, but can't locate one! Anybody know where to get one, please email me at jkaustin02@gmail.com. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have one that I recieved from the Livestrong Foundation. I made a donation last year and then got the magnet in the mail just a few weeks ago with an envelope incase I wanted to donate again.

Anonymous said...

My dad had one of those magnets and someone stole it off of his truck. He also got his by donating to the LAF. I think its pretty shitty that someone would steal something like that off a car.

Anonymous said...

I've been wearing the livestrong bracelet for almost 3yrs now. Driving from VA to NJ for Thanksgiving I saw a magnet on an SUV. I've donated to LAF but have not received a magnet. Would love to have one. If anyone knows where to get one, pleae email me as well at sotired461@hotmail.com Thanx!

Lesa said...

Someone stole my car magnetic yesterday. I was really upset about it. I can't believe people are so pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Someone stole my car magnet also. Who knows how to get a new one as LAF does not have them any longer

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Anonymous said...

I'm a ten year non-hodgkins lymphoma survivor. I got my LIVESTRONG car magnet at a community health fair. But someone stole it off my car a week after I put it on! I cried. :*o( If someone can tell me where I can get another one, please email me at RennieEln@aol.com and put CAR MAGNET in the subject title. I can't believe someone would be that low to steal a car magnet -- especially from a cancer survivor!

Anonymous said...

My wife had 2 in a row stolen off her SUV...I got ours after riding in a Livestrong challenge..The only reason I can come up with, is there are still morons out there who think that bands, etc can still sell for 100s of dollars on ebay, much like they did when they first came out. I am STUNNED that cretins can take the property of others so casually...

Anonymous said...

Someone stole my Livestrong Car Magnet today and I am devistated. I cannot believe that someone one be that insane. Does anyone know where to get another one? Do we need to make them and start selling them and give the proceeds to LAF???

If you have an answer, please contact tessahoskin@tx.rr.com

Would like to get another one....