In fact, there was a time when its use almost disappeared. In the motion picture "It Happened One Night," Clark Gable almost put the t-shirt makers out of business when he appeared in that movie without one! After all, if Clark Gable did not wear one, what red-blooded American man would?
Fortunately, the industry recovered. Over time, t-shirts emerged as their own form of apparel. First, they were a simple work shirt for laborers. Then a casual type of summer clothing, and now you see them everywhere. And, as always happens with any type of clothing,they began to evolve and change.
Today, you can see funny t-shirt sayings plastered on the chests and backs of men and women all over the world. There is everything from the classic: "I'm with stupid" to "Sarcasm: One of the many fine services we provide" and countless others.
Of course, as with any aspect of our society, one industry often copies the successful efforts of another. So, it was inevitable that the bumper sticker manufacturers should take those slogans and slap them on some stickers. Today, you can visit any of a number of retail stores and find many such stickers.
Or, if the price of gas has got you kind of "gun shy" about doing a lot of driving, just sit down at your computer and do a search on the Internet. There are a whole bunch of firms that sell standard, over-sized, and even magnetic bumper stickers sporting funny slogans.
In most cases, you can get these stickers at a discount, if you order in bulk. Also, a lot of web sites offer package deals, that is, you can buy an assortment of bumper stickers with different funny sayings on them, all for one low price. With the magnetic stickers, they cost a bit more, but the benefits of using them more than offset this drawback.
They come on and off easily; they don't leave a mess on your car's bumper; you can move them from one car to another - if (when) you sell your car, and you can even put them up in your house. Some people relish the idea of funny t-shirt sayings on their washer, dryer or other household appliance. They're quite a talking point!