April 11, 2002 2:31 PM   Subscribe

posted by jcterminal (66 comments total)
oh that's right! it's a one word post. people won't look!

oh well, their loss. :D

posted by jcterminal at 2:32 PM on April 11, 2002

I guess they're fux0red, then.
posted by umberto at 2:34 PM on April 11, 2002

I have a neighbor that has SHIZNIT. I kind of like that one. Too bad he's such a tool.

Unless, of course, he's on MeFi. In that case he's my friend.
posted by Kafkaesque at 2:35 PM on April 11, 2002

posted by gnz2001 at 2:41 PM on April 11, 2002

this plate is still available in the other 49 states, right? doesn't completely sux0r.
posted by whatnot at 2:42 PM on April 11, 2002

My favorite, seen on an 80s era Audi in the Triangle region of North Carolina:
posted by salsamander at 2:47 PM on April 11, 2002

wondering if


is still available...
posted by anser at 2:49 PM on April 11, 2002

If this thread continues, is it asking to much for a mini-dictionary of leet-speech, or whatever the fux0 it's called, for those of us who weren't weaned on this stuff?
posted by yhbc at 2:49 PM on April 11, 2002

posted by XiBe at 2:50 PM on April 11, 2002

Worst. Post. Ever.

A one word post to a picture with one word. And on a license plate for that matter.

If someone wants to get something on their plate that identifies them as a troublemaker shouldn't we all rejoice because we can identify them as a troublemaker at a distance?
posted by bshort at 2:50 PM on April 11, 2002

That r0x0rs my s0x0rs.
posted by NortonDC at 2:50 PM on April 11, 2002

i saw "LOL STFU" yesterday :) it rux0rZED!
posted by kliuless at 2:51 PM on April 11, 2002

Ask and ye shall recieve.
posted by bshort at 2:51 PM on April 11, 2002

gnz2001: could be wrong but if memory serves - hax0r = hacker.
posted by Salmonberry at 2:59 PM on April 11, 2002

gnz2001 - It says "You are not elite."
posted by NortonDC at 3:02 PM on April 11, 2002

Ah we go:

" *HAX0R - 1 - Cracker, hacker wannabe, in some cases a true hacker, this is difficult to
define, I think it is best defined as pop culture's view on The Hacker ala
movies such as well erhm "Hackers" and The Net etc... usually used by "real"
hackers or crackers in a derogatory or slang humorous way, like 'hax0r me
some coffee?' or can you hax0r some bread on the way to the table please?'

2 - A tool for cutting sheet metal."

Found at hax0r news
posted by Salmonberry at 3:02 PM on April 11, 2002

If you want to make your own 1337 plates, try this site.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:02 PM on April 11, 2002

I've seen R U L33T on a California plate.
posted by Potsy at 3:12 PM on April 11, 2002

A friend has SIGSEGV.

Sometimes I wish I'd thought of it first, other times I'm glad that I don't have a vanity plate because the chances of someone actually delivering a (presumably invalid) complaint about my driving would no doubt increase dramatically.
posted by jaek at 3:13 PM on April 11, 2002

I'm sorry, dont' get it. Must be an AMERICAN thing ...
posted by feelinglistless at 3:14 PM on April 11, 2002

G00d G0d, us 10w1y n37w0rk 73chs sur3 4in'7 31337.
7h4nks f0r 7h3 7r4ns1470r.
posted by gnz2001 at 3:16 PM on April 11, 2002

It all goes back to B1FF.

[scrounge, scrounge]

WTF?! Google's Usenet archive gives no returns for B1FF prior to 1999. That's whack.
posted by NortonDC at 3:20 PM on April 11, 2002

Eh, a Google Groups search on B1FF gives results from 1993, 1994 and 1996 on the very first results page (if you sort by relevance, not by date). Your Google isn't the real Google, me thinks...
posted by roel at 3:33 PM on April 11, 2002

9 results found for B1FF from 12 May 1981 to 31 Dec 1990.
posted by riffola at 3:54 PM on April 11, 2002

On a visit to San Francisco in '97 I saw a beemer with a liscence plate reading DOTCOM. Wonder if the owner's still using it... (cue irony)
posted by jokeefe at 4:03 PM on April 11, 2002

A friend of a friend has wisconsin's vanity plates with the green bay packers logo on them, and his plate is.... (drum roll....)


posted by chrisege at 4:03 PM on April 11, 2002

pd lamers, the lot of you.

hopefully that wasn't a regional expression.
posted by fishfucker at 4:03 PM on April 11, 2002

I'd be thinking this would be a more deserving "bastard" tag.

No, it's not real. I whipped it up on the site linked by mr_crash_davis.

And yes, I realize how tasteless it is, and no I am not that heartless.
posted by Grum at 4:06 PM on April 11, 2002

A couple of my all-time favorite vanity plates:

COGNITO ("We're traveling in COGNITO.")

TAN 90 -- on an Infiniti, of course.
posted by alumshubby at 4:29 PM on April 11, 2002

Saw one recently that read 'IQ 100'. Couldn't tell if they were taking the piss out of vanity plates, or IQ tests, or both.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 4:39 PM on April 11, 2002

B1FF. Haxx0rs.
posted by RylandDotNet at 4:42 PM on April 11, 2002

A friend of mine posted to a local unix email list asking for vanity plate ideas. He decided to use my suggestion: UNIX ROX. After he'd gotten the plates I drove his car to go skiing and decided to get something to eat at McDonalds. There were some teenagers waiting in line behind me and the driver leaned out his window and yelled: "Dude, what's UNIX?"

How was I supposed to answer that?

When I bought my Nissan 300ZX I thought of XLR8 or 300ZX, but was pleasantly surprised to find that my first choice (MY Z) was available.
posted by jaden at 4:46 PM on April 11, 2002

B1FF. Haxx0rs.

(I love ESR's "my spies tell me." I accused Richard Sexton of creating B1FF in some newsgroup back around '91. Richard said "no, I post as B1FF, but I didn't invent him, that was Joe Talmadge," and Joe said "yup, that was me." Two years later, this public knowledge closely guarded secret made it to Eric.)
posted by rodii at 4:50 PM on April 11, 2002

Whoa...trippy....My plate is C*CKY.

'Cause, see, my site is cockybastard...and see the link said 'bastard'...and.....Never mind.
posted by halcyon at 5:01 PM on April 11, 2002

Wanna know what I saw once in Philly on Broad Street?


I. shit. you. not.

I also saw "2FAT4U", curiously on the same day.
posted by adampsyche at 5:03 PM on April 11, 2002

Most gag-inducing plate I've seen with my own eyes: UUVET

Yes, it was a Corvette.

re: Google
I search by date on B1FF and went to the very last return it would give, which fell in 1999. Try it, I'm serious.
posted by NortonDC at 5:21 PM on April 11, 2002

At the risk of being accused of a threadjack, I want to know what's with all the references to my native land on MeFi lately. And more importantly why we aren't getting together to mock jonmc for his more interesting um...interests and stuff.

Ph33r m4h 1337 L||\|x0rZ!!!!

Please let someone be impressed with all my linkage...
posted by verso at 5:49 PM on April 11, 2002

'97 Thunderbird. Sweet!
posted by dchase at 6:13 PM on April 11, 2002

I'm impressed.

And as an old 1980s IBM PC-clone BBSer of yesteryear, the only word I kept mispelling out of ignorance was phreak.

posted by linux at 6:16 PM on April 11, 2002

"Worst. Post. Ever."

lighten up jackal. but thanks for the reward. where's my medal?
posted by jcterminal at 6:47 PM on April 11, 2002

This gets through my my post to the insult generator gets canned a minute after I post it.
posted by paddy at 7:04 PM on April 11, 2002

The Internet License Plate Gallery. Seven pages of IDOHTML-type of wackiness.
posted by gluechunk at 7:17 PM on April 11, 2002

I was going to get "LINUX" in 1994, but failed to for two reasons: I was 15, and didn't own a car; and I figured that the odds of anybody in Virginia ever getting a plate that said "LINUX" were so ridiculously small that there was no rush.

posted by waldo at 7:36 PM on April 11, 2002

I smell Photoshop. He should have dropped the brightness down 20% or so. For the record - I've no idea what the word is supposed to mean.
posted by davebush at 7:47 PM on April 11, 2002

I don't know whether it's still in use, but several years ago somebody here in Oregon was driving around with a plate that said IH8MYX. Not computer-related, but funny nonetheless.
posted by diddlegnome at 8:17 PM on April 11, 2002

posted by bshort at 8:55 PM on April 11, 2002

Okay, now I've done some research. Thanks for your help - the letter substitution cipher program made it much clearer. [/sarcasm]

Two questions:
(1) If the slang did derive from a scorned sub-group of computer nerds, why is it cool now?
(2) Why do all the L33T HaX0rS use such godawful color schemes on their damn sites?

durn kids today ... what the HELL is the world comin' to ... grumble, grumble
posted by yhbc at 9:01 PM on April 11, 2002

bshort: you're too kind. That fox looks like she's winking and that's precisely jcterminal's style. Unless it's a jackal - in which case...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:01 PM on April 11, 2002

...that pastel suit absolutely absolves him.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:58 PM on April 11, 2002

bshort that picture must be destroyed before it is used to hijack or derail threads until the end of time. I like it that much.
posted by insomnyuk at 10:18 PM on April 11, 2002

Also, I can't believe you actually gave jcterminal a medal. When do I get my medal?
posted by insomnyuk at 10:21 PM on April 11, 2002

world's???? i think i could come up with a worse post then this! heheheh
posted by Kafei at 10:41 PM on April 11, 2002

Somebody's been using Nice crop job!
posted by iconomy at 10:41 PM on April 11, 2002

insomnyuk: What would your medal say? And yeah, I just hope that people don't use the jackal medal's power for evil.

I *heart* google.
posted by bshort at 8:09 AM on April 12, 2002

bshort, that was awesome. numb3r 0n3 1n th3 h00d, y0.
posted by lotsofno at 8:29 AM on April 12, 2002


Ima have to respectfully disagree with your Photoshop sniffing. Y'know how license plates are designed to be extra-reflective, in order to, y'know, make then easily visible even at night? :)
posted by cortex at 8:49 AM on April 12, 2002

Oh look, some teenager put a personalized license plate on his mommy's Taurus. How cute.
posted by camworld at 9:13 AM on April 12, 2002

Oh look, some teenager put a personalized license plate on his mommy's Taurus. How cute.

And then someone else stole the plates and put them on a Thunderbird! How awful.
posted by Hexaemeron at 9:35 AM on April 12, 2002

Did I mention 42 IT S , that a neighbor of mine has placed on both her old and new Mercedes? Fortuitous, indeed.
posted by Lynsey at 11:52 AM on April 12, 2002

I just bought a pack of cigarettes and paid with a 20; to my delight, my change was...


I always knew it was true.
posted by evanizer at 5:30 PM on April 12, 2002

Cigarettes are $6.63? Is that in Canadian dollars?

When I started smoking (I've been quit for 2 years) I remember $2 was about the highest I'd pay for a pack.

And I had to walk uphill both ways to get them too...
posted by bshort at 9:34 PM on April 12, 2002

Nope, that's American bucks. I hope you weren't suggesting I'm Canadian! ;-)

I buy the most expensive brand, Dunhill, and the only place around here is a hideouly overpriced convenience store, so add that to the price.

I bought a pack in New York the other day and it was 8 dollars, thanks to the worst new tax anywhere.

Pataki and Bloomberg are fux0red...
posted by evanizer at 9:43 PM on April 12, 2002

Good god, cigs are expensive. evanizer, a friend of mine buys them here - have you ever tried getting them online? Dunhill's about 2.00 a pack, plus S & H on the first carton only. He says they've never done him wrong, and no spam and all that. Probably worth a twenty to find out.
posted by iconomy at 10:37 PM on April 12, 2002

Back to personalized license plates? I remember a magazine I have mentioned maybe too often did a hilarious piece using personalized plates from California alone to summarize wellknown films and literary classics. Example: Lolita: | ID8JLB8 | | SO | | AMMI | | PERV |
(Hmmm...looks less funny here.)

I've also read about "provocative" personalized plates the states won't issue, like ICU2COP or GOVT SUX--they also check for non-English dirty words like MERDE, which somebody snapped up back in the early days, before they got wise. One woman had no problem a few years back getting 3MTA3, because the DMV never considered how it would read when seen in a rearview mirror.
posted by StOne at 12:07 AM on April 13, 2002

Virginia issued and affirmed GOVT SUX.
posted by NortonDC at 7:05 AM on April 13, 2002

A man down the street from me has the honor of owning a FUH Q plate. Not sure how his wife and kids feel about it - he used to have it on a black vette and now it's on a mini-van. The effect just isn't the same.

The realtor who sold us our house just bought his first upscale car; the license plate is U4E-AH.
posted by iconomy at 8:19 AM on April 13, 2002

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