August 03, 2004


Over the weekend, while driving all over a considerable portion of central Minnesota, I saw a personalized license plate that gave me cause to pause.


Now, I can't profess to being able to divine the meaning of most personalized plates. By and large, personalized plates don't make a lot of sense to me. I'll read them, acknowledge that I have no idea what it means, and pretty much move on to thinking about other things.

But, that NODRUGS plate just bothered me to no end. What does it MEAN? Was it shorthand license plate speak for SAY NO TO DRUGS? Possibly, I suppose, but that's a stretch.

Maybe the driver was, in fact, trying to throw off the cops. A squad car would be tailing the vehicle, noting an erratic driving style, and just before flipping on the cherries, the officer notices the NODRUGS plate, shrugs, and moves on down the road.

Or, maybe the license plate is an advertisement to possible drug dealing motorists. By driving around with a NODRUGS license plate, the driver is saying they're fresh out of drugs and are in need of more. Please pull over, and let's deal.

Or possibly NODRUGS is an acronym of some sort, such as Nobody Orders Decent Recliners Under Great Stress, which is probably true, or, Nipple Odor Doesn't Really Undermine Great Sex which, again, is probably true.

I thought about that NODRUGS for quite a long while, and apparently I still am.

Posted by Ryan at August 3, 2004 11:28 AM

Maybe they meant to say, "No Drugs, No Peace, Know Drugs, Know Peace" like those incredibly stupid Jesus bumper stickers?

Funny, I meant to upload a pic of a license plate frame I saw last week that made me bust out laughing. I'll have to do it tonight now. Stupid work screws up my blogging time!

And it makes for a good question for the Cheddar X!

Posted by: Johnny Huh? at August 3, 2004 11:51 AM

I think it was "Nod Rugs"

Obviously the vehicle of an enthusiastic carpet salesmen known for bobbing his or her head up and down.

Posted by: David Grenier at August 3, 2004 12:38 PM

I saw a plate on a luxury sedan (Beamer? can't remember) a few weeks ago that made me wonder not so much at the intended meaning but at the motivation: INFIDEL.

For some reason, that made me want to get SMITE for my car. I've always loved that word.

Posted by: Steve Gigl at August 3, 2004 12:43 PM

I always wanted a plate that said "YOURMOM". If I had that, I'd tear ass through town so that whenever anyone saw my plate they could be all like, "Wow, look at your mom go."

.....sigh, that wasn't really that funny, was it?

Posted by: Rick at August 3, 2004 01:53 PM

That wasn't too bad, Rick. However, at some point, you would have to expect an accident, and people would be standing around whispering in guarded tones "Wow, your mom sure got rear ended."

Posted by: Ryan at August 3, 2004 02:01 PM

Your mom really gets around town.

Posted by: seed at August 3, 2004 04:59 PM

There is always the obvious, "Hey did you hear about Rick? I hear his Mom is fast."

Posted by: Lily at August 3, 2004 05:12 PM

Rick sure rides your mom hard.

Rick says your mom just got a lube job.

Posted by: Ryan at August 3, 2004 07:50 PM

Boy...Mom sure knows how to use those headlights.

Posted by: Lily at August 3, 2004 08:07 PM

Axel Foley just pushed a banana up yourmom's tailpipe.

Yourmom's overheating - there's smoke coming out of the bonnet.

Yourmom's dropped a big end.

Yourmom's really spacious - we can get two in the front and three in the back.

Yadda yadda yadda . . .

Posted by: Simon at August 4, 2004 05:50 AM

Glad you spoke up now, Rick?

Posted by: Johnny Huh? at August 4, 2004 09:07 AM

Heh.... nothing like making hundreds of sexual inuendos about people's mothers. Ah, it reminds me of high school where that's all we ever did.

Posted by: Rick at August 4, 2004 11:24 AM
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