Bringing people together one bumper sticker at a time

If you follow us on Twitter, you’ll see our occasional conversations with noted speechwriter and word artist Charlie Fern . We connected with Charlie after she spied a license plate which read  T TTYBNGO. Recently, she encountered the same vehicle and here’s her story:

You might recall that our very first conversation was about a picture I posted on Twitter of the license plate below.

Titty Bingo license plate I didn’t meet him years ago; only took a photo of his Titty Bingo license plate (he was stopped in front of me at a light).

Years later, I received your second round of bumper stickers in the mail and days later, here I am, driving down that very same road and lo and behold, what do I see directly in front of me at a stoplight, but the very reason why we’ve been able to have so much fun with our social media banter all this time.

By some twist of fate, I happened to pull up behind him at a light again yesterday, saw his plate and waved your sticker at him.

I just so happened to have two bumper stickers on me, so I held one up in my window at the stoplight, and Randy Metzger, here below, happened to catch sight of it in his rear-view mirror.

T TYBNGO license plate

He pulled over, said howdy, told bingo tales and voila.

2 years after that 1st drive-by, the bitching Camaro with Titty Bingo plates now has a matching bumper sticker. How about that?

Nice to finally meet you, Randy Metzger!

Here’s Randy Metzger’s response to Charlie:

Charlie,
Thank you! It’s a small world for sure.. Especially in Austin! And gladly share the pics you took! I don’t think anybody is looking for me ( just kidding)! I get a lot of thumbs up and waves at stop lights. Kind of like today! I’m a big lover of music!! Growing up in Houston during the 60′s helped foster the music bug..Janis Joplin, Moving Sidewalks, Kinky Friedman, and on and on!
Thanks for the smile!!
Randy

Great story, isn’t it? We love bringing the world together one bumper sticker at a time.

We want to thank Charlie and Randy for making the story possible.

Paul Simon and the Red Headed Stranger

Occasionally, we receive private messages Willie Nelson from Bingo friends. Often, we read and respond in private. In this case, the message from Lisa Ledbetter Gerhardt included a compelling story about the world debut of Red Headed Stranger. Lisa gave us permission to post her note and for that we thank her.

“Hey Dahr Jamail! I doubt you remember me, but I remember you! We met in Houston in 1975 while attending Univ. of St Thomas. You were putting on a concert at Shepherd Drive In Theater for Willie and needed some help to sell tickets.

Me and Christy, both Arkansas girls, went along for the fun. A guy with a guitar slung over his back walked right up to us and said he was there to see Willie. We told him he had to buy a ticket and he did.

Willie went on and did his thing. All of a sudden, the guy we sold that ticket to walked on stage with Willie and the crowd was wild. I had no idea it was Paul Simon, but I did know the song they played, The Boxer.

Of course it was the Red Headed Stranger release , and I knew I was in the middle of something big. You could feel it in the air.

Paul was great, but Willie and his bunch owned that night. Now I told this story to everyone, some kinda believed me; others did not. Finally when Willie’s biography Epic Life came out, I could prove it, it was in print! So thanks Dahr, you and Willie changed my direction. I am forever grateful.

One more thing, I listened to your music so now I have played Titty Bingo. You guys are awesome and have a sound all your own which is not easy to do these days! Thanks man! I will sure catch a Titty Bingo show next time I’m in Austin or maybe you will play here in Little Rock; stranger things have happened.

Oh yeah, fast forward to the 1980′s. Willie came thru Little Rock, and I remembered who Snake was so my girlfriend and I got up close to the stage. I left alone; she left with Mickey on the bus. She didn’t last long, but she made it on the bus and on the road with the band of gypsies!!!

Sorry for my rambling message, but I got excited when I found you! Take care and tell Willie I did a Willie Wednesday today as I do every Wednesday. Little Rock did not know about Willie Wednesday, but they do now! I will share Titty Bingo too; I am a Titty Bingo fan now!!

p.s. Before that night had ended, I discovered who Lisa really was! I knew who I was not, but did not know who I was, Hell, I am an Outlaw, I was HOME!!!”