The origins of mudflap girl

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she’s a portrait of hypersexualized femininity, and she might propagate unrealistic beauty standards.

Gee, ya think??

Ain’t no “might” about it.

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They should do a companion article on that other automotive signifier of American classiness, the Jesus fish. I’m sure both decals have appeared side by side on a multitude of vehicles in the USA.

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Reminds me of the Paul Westerberg (The Replacements) Song
Silver Naked Ladies

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Excuse me?

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Mudflap Girls?

Good name for a band.

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I have to admit, that one’s new to me.

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Ohhhh.

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Maybe Bill Zinda…

"Bill Zinda of Wiz Enterprises in Long Beach, California, created this famous character to promote his line of truck and auto accessories and based the character upon a famous model named Leta Laroe. "

https://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/50097/trucks/the_most_versatile_truck_and_auto_accessories_mud_flaps.html

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Whose picture doesn’t easily turn up on any Google searches of her name. I have doubts about that whole famous bit.

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Countrified riot grrl?

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Keanu Reeves Bill S Preston Esquire GIF by Bill & Ted Face the Music

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Same here. The Google machine only had…

Hogan - a traditional Navajo hut of logs and earth.

Either the usage is very obscure or it’s time to cue-up Montoya’s, “I don’t think that word means what you think it means.”

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I went here to check: (for the gist of it at least)

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If you know of a good drafting supply (for architect or engineering type draftsman), among the protractors, straightedges, compasses and drawings templates, you may be able to find this pattern sold as a template under the name “French Curve”.

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I think that the guys over at US Patent and Trade have that template.

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Wired ran a story about a man who claimed that mudflap girl was his mother,

So Barbie and Ken DID procreate, then.

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And the subject of a song too

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i like this version:

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