Wednesday, January 28, 2009

License plate frames

Over at Susan Russell's blog, she posts about seeing an expensive SUV with a license plate frame that says:
        You Suck ...
        And that's sad.

Now, that's a very nasty piece of work that tells you quite a bit about the driver, don't you think?

So, to lighten the news, do you have special frames and what do they say? Or, have you seen frames that are worth comment, good or bad?

IT's frames:

        Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
        Team in Training


Anonymous said...

Well, that went over like a lead balloon....


Cany said...

I don't have a personalized plate or frame:).

I do, however, still have my Obama/Biden sticker on the rear window:)

My frame has little dog feed on it:)

IT said...

There, you see, you DO have a personalized plate !

Erp said...

My old frame had "4 gallon blood donor on it".

IT said...

Awesome, Erp! My wife is also a 4+ donor. I'm not allowed, as I lived in England during the height of mad cow.

Erp said...

Unfortunately spending too much time in England is why I can't donate (at least in the US) anymore.

IT said...

Hah! Funny, same reason. Must be an atheist thing.

Lynn said...

Actually, I have a special set of license plates. The design:

These plates honor everyone that died on 9/11, in all three locations, on the planes and on the ground. Here's the story, in brief:

"The Pentagon logo on the plates features an American flag and employs a silhouette of the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers to form the "11" of the date of the attacks. The plates also commemorate the terrorist assault aboard the hijacked airliner that crashed into a Pennsylvania field.

Arlington County Chief of Police Edward A. Flynn said the logo was discovered among items the public left as part of an informal memorial erected near the damaged Pentagon as police processed evidence in the days just after the attack.

The Arlington police were impressed with the logo's "simplicity and power to evoke those terrible days," Flynn said

The police wanted to adopt the logo. After much searching, they discovered the logo's designer, a Texan named David Paranteau, who gave them permission to use it for charitable fund-raising.

I think I first got the plates as a sentimental gesture. I have kept them so people will know: I remember. (I worked in downtown D.C. then, and yes, I worked on 9/12 with the National Guard on our street corner.)

For the record, I didn't - and don't approve of invading Iraq and the WMD fantasy. It was not the way to honor those that died

IT said...

Cool, Lynn. GOod for you. And I don't think that anyone remembering that horrible day can necessarily be marked with the misjudgements that followed.