$newsid = ''; ?> A fine tradition in Austin and Houston involves rearranging the letters in well-known local bumper stickers to say something new.
Austinites do this with free Waterloo Records stickers. On my car I say:
The Houston tradition involves bumper stickers for KTRU Rice Radio 91.7 FM, which on my car turns into a plea to save Austin's community station from the quasi-stalinist gang that took it over a few years back:
You'll note that these stickers are not necessarily anagrams. In fact, the rules of the game permit constructing letters which are missing from the original sticker. I took this to an extreme in what may be a first, a cut-up of the sticker of the well-heeled garage band Titty Bingo which buries Austin in piles of its swag every year during SxSW:
Then there's the minimalist approach. A "discover" sticker from the Austin Children's Museum becomes simply:
Do other cities have similar traditions of bumper sticker folk art?