strausmouse will recall “existential bumper stickers” from high school. Yesterday, I ran into a new breed of bumper sticker, the hypocritical bumper sticker. The car in front of me had a large bumper sticker that read something like “Keep Earth Green”. There may even have been a reference to Kyoto on it. The car itself was a white Mercedes 190D. The “D” stands for Diesel and the exhaust pipes of this car were emitting a grayish-black smoke that smelled strongly of the aforementioned diesel.
Some might call this irony. I call it hypocricy.