Junio 29, 2004
Vanity Plates

Don't like them at all. I thought they were the coolest when I was little, but I really can't stand them now. I first thought of posting an entry about them months ago, but decided to wait and slowly gather a list of the worst ones in my brain so that I'd have something to refer to when I said I hated them. Sadly though, my brain is like a sieve, and even though I tried to commit several to memory, I forgot them all. Well, all but one -- the Mazda RX7 I saw with the vanity plate that said: COOLRX7. Terrible. Am I supposed to see it and go: "Hey, that IS a cool RX7!!.." Is that what the guy (you know it's a guy) expects? Buddy, I can make my own mind up as to whether your shitty car is cool or not -- and I'll tell you right now it's not. I don't think his attempt to make people think his car is cool by using the word 'cool' on the plate is fooling anybody. In which case, it cost him $212 to tell people he has an RX7, which we already know.

By the way, did you know that your application for a vanity plate can be rejected if it's considered profane, sexual or even religious? All the less reason to get one. Nevertheless, if you are an idiot or an egomaniac or something, and you want to find out more about these stupid waste of money license plates, you can go here.

Posted by King at Junio 29, 2004 05:21 PM

They *are* usually lame. I did once see one that was pretty great, though: WORRY.

Posted by: adHominem on Junio 29, 2004 05:23 PM .

Hmmm. You're right, that's not bad. And I have to admit, I didn't mind the one I saw that said: MUTATE either. But I still wouldn't pay $212 for it.

Hey, by the way adHom, why did you put the word 'are' in * * asterisks like that?

Posted by: king on Junio 29, 2004 05:28 PM .

Only one I ever saw that I didn't hate was:


My friend's old man had his mid-life and got a convertable Lexus. Means absolutely nothing and almost looks like a regular plate. But if you see it in your rear-view mirror (which I predict absolutely no one has), it says MOVE IT. Still a waist of $, but I think he had it to burn.

Posted by: JP on Junio 29, 2004 06:06 PM .

The asterisks are a common way of denoting emphasis in plain text, which I used since I couldn't be arsed using an italic HTML tag. So instead I wind up typing out this explanation, which is, of course, way more effort in the end. Moral: haste makes waste.

Posted by: adHominem on Junio 29, 2004 10:41 PM .

My step father bought my mom a couple years ago that says:


(I thought that was super cute considering she is 56, granted I borrow the car every now and then and feel a little strange driving in it. I always make sure I have my movie star sunglasses on and incognito baseball cap)

Posted by: Sassy on Julio 8, 2004 02:54 PM .

For those of you haven't worked it out yet, it stand for:

Femme Fatale

Posted by: Sassy on Julio 8, 2004 02:55 PM .

You only gave us one minute to work it out... No fair!

Posted by: king on Julio 8, 2004 05:42 PM .

I saw 'FELL 4IT' on a white Hummer this morning. I wanted to light the car on fire and smash the owner in the face with a hammer but instead I just kept walking to work.

Posted by: barry on Agosto 17, 2004 11:36 AM .

I hate to be the one to say it, but you pussied out dude.

Posted by: king on Agosto 17, 2004 02:54 PM .

I actually like mine. I have a 91 Jaguar xjs which has GROWWL (because purfkt and growl were already taken). Heck, i reached this site because i just got a 1990 alfa romeo and want vanity plates for it too, but my 'muse' went out for coffee and i needed some inspiration. Doesn't help tho' that my state only allows 6 characters & only 5 if you want the tags that help support a cause, which i do ... the support pets tag. NEway, i think vanity plates are kewl and i have a blast trying to decifer other people's.

Posted by: Me on Octubre 16, 2004 01:59 AM .
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