This is a bit sillier than my usual fare but my sixth sense picked up a bumper sticker proclaiming Catalan allegiance… as well as a whole lot of other stuff.
Let’s take a look at what we have here:
- The Catalan symbol, above the VW logo, is of an ass (no comment).
- A sash with the colors of the Italian flag and “Italia” written across it.
- A Grateful Dead sticker.
- A newt (?).
- A prancing bull.
- An American flag above an Italian one, indicating some kind of unity/coalition.
- An Airborne sticker, possibly referring to a “multi-cultural contemporary jazz group” in Connecticut.
The prancing bull may be an allusion to Spain, though no one would claim to be both Catalan and Spanish.
Many people believe the bull, specifically the bull pictured below, to be the official symbol of Spain but it’s not. This macho bóvido was originally a billboard for a Spanish alcohol company called Osborne which is pronounced Ohz-BOAR-neh because Spanish people are ridiculous.