The number 1 truth is that hippies are dead and burried and the Austin counterculture is gone. Bumperstickers are a thing of the past. I saw none of these: I was expecting to see "Kinky Friedman for Governor" or somthing for or gainst Obama or Bush. I didn't even see a single "Keep Austin Weird" sticker. The cars don't even have many window stickers that said "Texas EXs: Life Member" or decals that said "University of Texas" I asked around at the tailgate, "Why aren't there any bumper stickers on any cars in Austin?" The answer was, "When the lease expires on your Mercedes SL 500 or Infinity QX, you can't return it with bumper stickers. They ruin the value of the car." Austin Texas is the 15th largest metro area in the US. The population of Greater Austin is larger than the population of the other B12 cities combined. Austin is about sprall, big box deparment stores, traffic congestion and parking lots. With bumper stickers off the table, Longhorns put their school pride on display in the form of a little chrome covered plastic longhorn auto emblem like this one. If the University of Texas were paid a dollar for every one of these on the roads of Texas, they could afford to buy out Dan Hawkins contract two times over, and still have enough cash left over to start an NCAA womens cricket team. That UTerus symbol does indeed resemble the ventral profile of the female reproductive system. Apparently this iconic chome figure of the feminine form was already taken.