Pennsylvania's new license plates
October 20, 2000 2:47 PM   Subscribe

Pennsylvania's new license plates featuring the state's web address are just plain Sick and Wrong, somehow. Please tell me that other states aren't going to follow suit. I saw my first one yesterday, in Austin, TX, of all places.
posted by beth (14 comments total)
 
I mean, at least a motto, even a STUPID motto, tells you something about the state. The web address doesn't add any real information at all; all the state's web addresses are similar: www.state.XX.us (where XX is the state's official two-letter abbreviation).

They might as well have a motto that says "Our abbreviation is PA!"
posted by beth at 2:49 PM on October 20, 2000


Irony=

One of those plates on the back of an Amish buggy.
posted by Optamystic at 4:55 PM on October 20, 2000


It could be worse, imagine if they added a /~bobjones

Pop that into the browser

Bob lives on so and so street and his home phone number is XXXXXXXX, say hello!


posted by skallas at 5:38 PM on October 20, 2000


I think it's damned cool of our state to feature the state website address on the bottom of the new plates -- we seem to change our state motto with every new administration, but the website will always be the same. We have a very useful site here, why not be proud of it? It's better than "Pennsylvania, America Starts Here!" (our current stupid motto) on every plate.

Btw, this isn't news. The plate redesign debuted about 18 months ago.
posted by Dreama at 7:01 PM on October 20, 2000


Oh, btw, Amish buggies have special plates here.
posted by Dreama at 7:02 PM on October 20, 2000


Washington DC is about to start issuing plates with the slogan "taxation without representation" ... very cool.
posted by sudama at 8:57 PM on October 20, 2000


it's not as cool as 'live free or die' which is new hampshire's, i think.
posted by alfredogarcia at 10:18 PM on October 20, 2000


so who's got a personalized plate? who has the name of their blog/website on their plate? somebody's got to...
posted by sudama at 10:48 PM on October 20, 2000


Ha sudama. You've once again proven that every metafilter thread must end up mentioning derek.

. . .

I always pitied the prisoners who had to make those New Hampshire plates.
posted by alan at 11:06 PM on October 20, 2000


Speaking of "Live Free or Die," a legislator in Wisconsin recently suggested a new motto for their license plate: "Eat Cheese or Die." This is true (if you believe what you read in the newspaper).

It was rejected. Sigh.
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 8:07 AM on October 21, 2000


At least your plates say something interesting. Illinois' currently feature a hot, trendy 1984 design with "Land of Lincoln" in a plate that's nearly as old as the hills.

Then, there was a big push to get new plates. We're getting them - they're only slightly better, and the colors are slightly ugly. As an added bonus, though, we now get to pay $40 more per year (more than double) for those plates - thanks to our great Governor George Ryan!

That said, I wouldn't mind having the state's site on a license plate. Right now. In about three years, it'll be cheesy. Not Wisconsin cheesy though.
posted by hijinx at 10:15 AM on October 21, 2000


My license plate says "LINUX".

My *blog address* is on the top of the back window, in white vinyl.

No, really.

No indication whether it's working or not, yet, but it's only about a week old or so.
posted by baylink at 9:42 PM on October 21, 2000


Indiana plates always cracked me up. They say "Crossroads of America" which is just a polite way of saying "Nothing to see here, move along."
posted by smeat at 9:58 PM on October 21, 2000


cocky plate
posted by tamim at 11:25 PM on October 21, 2000


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