“Put the anta back in Atlanta”

I just saw the following bumper sticker on the way to work today:

“Put the anta back in Atlanta”

I gotta say, I’m a little confused.

Is it supposed to be funny?

Is it supposed to be a commentary on pronunciation?

Is it a backlash againt “The ATL”?

Is it maybe a bit racist?

Help me out, please.

10 Comments so far

  1. George Burdell (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 11:25 am

    My personal thought is that it is backlash against ‘ATL’. I don’t think it’s racist since a few white people have been known to say ATL.

  2. Daniel (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

    I’m guessing that it’s the ATL thing. And I think it’s just trying to be funny. Operative word is trying. Because, in the end, it isn’t funny. Though I never really get bumper sticker humor.

  3. Seth (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

    Yeah, I think I ultimately agree with you, Daniel.

    Trying too hard to be funny.

    Best bumper sticker, IMHO: “I do whatever my Rice Krispies tell me to do.”

  4. Mist 1 (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 4:06 pm

    I thought it was due to the pronounciation, “Atlanna.”

    Preferred bumpersticker of the moment: “I support faith based missile defense systems”

  5. STEVE BEVILLE (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

    I don’t know what the bumper sticker is about but, we do have a city with a nice name. It seems ashamed to cut it up into an FAA Designation (ATL). Of course, we could go back to the pervious name: Terminus.

  6. SpaceyGracey (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 1:08 pm

    Wow Seth: Did you just move here, or were you just born kinda slow?

  7. Seth (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    I’m sorry to disappoint you, SpaceyGracey, but I’ve lived in the Atlanta area since 1986 and despite a lower than expected SAT score, I was NOT born slow.

    I don’t get the humor or illuminating sentiment of the bumper sticker and I wanted to see what other people thought.

    Glad I could help you meet your snark quota though.

  8. Leenie (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 5:39 pm

    I know that they sell them at the Earl– as a minorly new atlANTAn, i thought they were some inside joke.

    anyways, check it out at the Earl.

  9. Rhodeslesstraveled (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

    I agree with the ATL theory. The bumper sticker probably means say Atlanta instead of making it short. Funniest bumper sticker I have seen recently was on the back end of a business truck (even though I am a northerner)…”we don’t give a dam how you do it up north”

  10. ****** (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

    I believe for every drop of rain that falls a flower grows.I believe that somewhere in the darkest night a candle glows.

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