— Reginald Braithwaite (@raganwald) July 4, 2016
I find that “funny” license plates usually run the scale from trying too hard to idiot identifier, but this one is an exception. (Always had a soft spot for a VW Bug ever since my dad got one of the first ones in New York City. Just before his family increased from three kids to six… )
Apart from fond memories, what’s on the agenda for the evening?
I’m late to the last thread…but Obama really made a better case for Hillary than I’ve seen anyone make.
David ?Canadian Anchor Baby? Koch
Photo of the day (link)
That’s teh funny!
Unreleased Egypt Air 804 CVR records verify fire in the cockpit. Hopefully the FDR will help suss out the source; everybody operating that airplane needs to know.
Well, that was a damn short respite
Maybe VWs lend themselves to funny license plates better than other cars. My personal fave was years ago, on a white VW Rabbit, with the tag ML8 ML8.
But the one in your picture is also excellent.
Triplets? Dogs? Brady-Bunchian remarriage?
Edit: Not that it’s any of my business, of course, but you did tease…
@David ?Canadian Anchor Baby? Koch: That’s awesome and pathetic at the same time. Mobile phones!
@Schlemazel Khan: You had your minute! Back in the trenches!
Also a vanity plate hater, but that’s clever. There’s one I’ve seen near home a few times that I like, as well: it’s on a minivan, and says simply “WE CAVED”
@SiubhanDuinne: Triplets. My mom was 38, and no it was not a planned pregnancy…
@Anne Laurie: You were one of the triplets? That’s amazing if so.
Especially as I assume they were no fertility treatments involved.
@redshirt: A friend of my sister’s had quints – no fertility treatments. They had one child about age 2 at the time; decided to have one more & call it quits. Surprise!
@Gelfling545: Big surprise! That’s incredible.
When vacationing in DC, the spouse and I walked by a Mini whose license plate was ALICE. (This was two to three weeks before school was out.)
When I was a little girl I was fascinated by the Dionne Quintuplets. It was many years before I realized how cruelly exploited they were. (Two of them are still alive, at age 82.)
That took me a minute, but LOL.
So if one were to recommend a self-defense course for a middle-aged man with a bad back, which one would one recommend? G may be getting a new job in a somewhat rough neighborhood, and I might feel better if he has some self-defense knowledge.
Villago Delenda Est
@David ?Canadian Anchor Baby? Koch: HAIL HYDRA!
Years ago I saw BEYONDD on a blue Horizon.
I heard “It’s not a bug, it’s a feature” back in the mid 70’s; it probably predates computers.
I shit you not. Due to a lack of trade negotiators, Brexit Britain will need to hire immigrants for the job. #Ironic
And here we see where the older people completely fucked over the younger people & screwed their future #EUref
I swear old people are meant to give you werthers originals and knitted jumpers and not economic instability and widespread unemployment.
Comrade Colette Collaboratrice
On the other hand: I got cut off in traffic near Golden Gate Park the other day by a young, backwards-baseball-cap-wearing white guy in a convertible BMW. License plate: YALEBRO.
At least he has good warning properties?
cold, but true
When you voted to leave the EU but you gunna die soon so it’s not your problem
On the agenda for this evening: a Facebook feed full of dumbass Berniacs who need trolling.
@Comrade Colette Collaboratrice: To any sane woman that’s a blaring fire alarm.
One of the funniest segments on Brexit and the clowns who conned the rubes.
I once saw a car painted egg yolk yellow — had to be a seriously expensive paint job. It was a perfect egg yolk yellow. License plate — No Yolk. Don’t know what kind of car it was but the color was perfect and the license plate just hit the spot.
Once in college, one of the Catholic Center group was driving a bunch of us home. He had a red VW bug. While crossing the Brooklyn there were three red VW bugs in line. We began fooling around that this was planned by the Germans and at some point in time a team of German soldiers would pop out of the cars and take over the world.
@redshirt: I was about to turn 9, my brothers were 7-1/2 and 6. My poor mother had intended to go back to school and finish her teaching degree that fall…
Funny thing — that was the summer of the last big rubella epidemic in the U.S. Rule of thumb at our local parochial school was one set of identical twins and one set of fraternals per 200 kids in each grade. But the born-in-1964/65 year had ten sets of twins, plus two sets of triplets!
(Of course it was still somewhat uncommon for triplets to survive; my sibs made the front page of our health plans newsletter once the two boys emerged safely after a month in the pediatric unit, and IIRC the smallest of the other set almost didn’t make it. But that was my first exposure to folk epidemiology — all the local mothers were convinced the “German measles” and the sharp spike in multiple births were related!)
@Gelfling545: Hey, my sibs were born in 1964, no fertility treatments… and not even any prenatal warning, in our case! My mother was convinced she was carrying twins (it ‘ran in the family’) but her obstetrician swore he could only hear one heartbeat & besides her last two babies weighed almost ten pounds each. One of the nurses in the delivery room later told my father the doctor was so shocked he’d been wrong that they had to deliver Twins #2 and #3 — his hands were full with #1, who was bigger than her brothers put together.
@Comrade Colette Collaboratrice:
Like I said: Idiot identifiers.
I’ve seen more than one ‘sporty’ compact with some variation of YOLO on the plate. Invariably, they’re driving like reckless idiots — even the grey-haired elder in the red convertible.
@SiubhanDuinne: Sometimes I entertain the thought of getting a gray VW Rabbit and accessorizing with a “BUGS” license plate.
@SiubhanDuinne: A friend of mine spotted a Smart car on the Mass Pike with the license plate “SMAHT”.
No One You Know
@PurpleGirl: We used to refer to that as a swarm of ladybugs. Never failed to cheer us, if briefly.
Two pretty good vanity plates: BULBA on a Ford Taurus and IXXI on a Porsche (that one took me a moment).
@The Golux: I’ve known the sad soul who owns the “AYUH” Maine license plate.