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The License Plate

Anybody catch the number of that plate?

It's very uncommon for me to see anything particularly noteworthy on my drive home from work. Yesterday, however, I saw something quite unusual, and it was on the car in front of me at the entrance to the highway. It was far more eye-catching than any bumper sticker, though it could be found in the same general area. You see, the license plate on the car in front of me is what caught my attention. The plate read "00D0D00". I guess it's easy to remember, I thought to myself, but then he started to pull away, and I realized that this man may have the best license plate ever. You see, license plates use a font where all the letters and numbers are the same height and width. It normally makes the characters easy to read, but this guy found a loophole. By the time he was no more than six feet away, his license plate looked like all zeros. Genius, I thought as I cut off the guy behind me. All over town, I've seen people that put tinted plastic and reflectors over their rear license plate, hoping to throw off those traffic light cameras, completely unaware of the episode of Mythbusters that debunked those very things. This guy, however, he's got an almost foolproof plan. Unless those cameras can take the absolute clearest picture they can, that guy's got a good chance of passing his speeding ticket on to the poor bastard with seven "O's" on his license plate.

So that's about as cool as a license plate can be, I suppose. I gave up on the idea of a custom plate after my first car. What about the rest of you? Is there anything worth noting about the back bumper on your car, apart from your hilarious "PSSYWGN" novelty plate?


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Creepy-critters on 01/21/2008 7:13 am

My back bumper was gone a looooong time ago.

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incognit000 on 01/21/2008 9:33 am

There's no "0000000" plates in CA, cus they require you to have at least two letters on any vanity plate.

Buuuuuuut, which two of those marks has the "D" in it? Do you know? I don't! And since those licence-plate checkers are required to only permit you to put in an exact plate # (this prevents the practice of "scanning," or going through plates until you find one you like, and claiming that's what you saw) cops only have a few guesses as to whether or not they got the right guy.

You're right! This dude is a genius!

I wonder if he can drive past the Scientology compound in Hemet and not be immediately identified. They have plate-cameras up the /ass/ in front of their HQ.

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Ronin S on 01/21/2008 9:51 am

A couple of amusing license plates I've seen:

On a car with one of those driving school sign on top - EEEKKKK
On a Volkswagen Beetle back when they were really popular - IH8RAID
On the POS car of a guy at my high school who you can bet your internet connection was a total douchebag - ICEVAN

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thecatillaccat on 01/21/2008 10:17 am

Hmmm...IROLLD20 was the best one I ever saw. That, or BACONER.

I can't drive, though, and I'm 21. Sad.

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Mystik Tomato on 01/21/2008 10:43 am

I seem to remember a car that had the license plate of SHTBOX.

And yes, it was a shtbox.


Kimberl (Guest) on 01/21/2008 11:51 am

I saw HOWUDOIN in front of me last night. It was too dark to take a photo, though.


El Sammo (Guest) on 01/21/2008 12:14 pm

My friend has FRYLOCK, his sister has MSTRSHK, and I'm going to have HOTWAD. Aqua teens, ASSEMBLE!


billy bonga (Guest) on 01/21/2008 12:55 pm

Here in ohio I saw GOTWEED I even got a picture of it but its of terrible quality

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Neen on 01/21/2008 1:07 pm


I'm not sure if was being pimped, or PIMP was already taken.

Could've been PIMPLE...


10,000 Volt Ghost (Guest) on 01/21/2008 3:32 pm

There was a Florida plate with A55 (Then the orange so it looked like an O) RGY


Chrtrptnt (Guest) on 01/21/2008 3:36 pm

Virginia has a custom plate for UVA featuring the logo at the far left in center.

I see a plate very often on the way to work that has AGYNA stamped on it.

This is what it looks like, and proof that it is already in use. VA DMV website

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BurntToShreds on 01/21/2008 5:05 pm

I have a handicap plate that's left over from the guy who had it last. I am soooo lucky.

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Pentegarn on 01/21/2008 5:27 pm

I once saw a vanity plate that said "SHONUFF". Of course, I was jealous.


Frank Murtov (Guest) on 01/21/2008 6:10 pm

I was over in the states recently, driving with my friend we saw two
DrthStar and TRUTH

I have a photo of the TRUTH one, its amazing cause all that came out clear was "TRUTH".

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-RoG- on 01/21/2008 8:13 pm

If I want to say something on the back of my car, I'll just make a bumper sticker for it. At least with a sticker you don't have to deal with the character limit of a license plate, nor the absurd annual fees that DMV charges for having a vanity plate.


Jimmy (Guest) on 01/21/2008 9:07 pm

I was with my cousin in Arizona. We were driving along, when we see in front of us the license plate DOMOKUN, on a pickup truck.

We cracked up and both thought it was the most awesome thing ever.

Anyway, I guess it's time for me to finally make an account on this site. This is my first comment here, by the way! I love the new site design. :D


MisterCark (Guest) on 01/21/2008 10:49 pm

Back when I lived in Tualatin, OR, there was a restored hearse in the neighborhood.

A hearse with a flame job.

A flame job and custom plates.

Custom plates that read "UR NXT."

I still giggle when I think of that hearse.

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MysticJoJo on 01/22/2008 5:34 am

I wish I had my digital camera at the time, but I saw the best car ever. It was a white plymouth reliant(That is to say, a shitbox) with blue lines painted on the tires, hand-spray-painted "racing stripes" in the same baby blue paint, a bolted on spoiler made of plywood, and lines around the exhaust pipe with an arrow pointing to it from the words "flame thrower". I almost crashed when I saw it. I've also seen a stretch-pimpmobile, glittery purple with a leopard-print top, gold oversized spinning rims, pink interior, and fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror.


ben (Guest) on 01/22/2008 8:33 am

this one time i saw a diaper disposal truck whose number plate red 'NOPOOP'. that was a good day


Bucket (Guest) on 01/22/2008 8:01 pm

In New Hampshire I saw a license plate that read "ROFLMAO."


tunacanoe (Guest) on 01/22/2008 10:16 pm

I saw a license plate a few years ago on a Laidlaw bus (a company that transports the disabled) which read:


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Dungeonbrownies on 01/22/2008 10:28 pm

my teacher put an extra large spare tire on her jeep. blocks most cameras, the guy actually flagged them down at the airport and manually photgraphed her plate.


mune (Guest) on 01/23/2008 12:03 am

I was stuck in LA traffic behind a black volvo with the license plate V4GINA. I couldn't wait to get around the car and see if it was a millitant lesbian or a nice little old woman named Gina, who was really excited about the Volvo that was for her. I expected the former, so i was surprised to see a nice older woman behind the wheel.

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Oska_Go_Wilde on 01/23/2008 2:33 am

My license plate sounds like a Herpes Medication: "ADX." Like it would be pronounced "AY-dex." TREATMENT IS AVAILABLE!


T L Wolf (Guest) on 01/23/2008 11:18 am

The owner of a gaming shop where I live has the plate "NIN10DO"

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Icculus on 01/23/2008 11:56 am

I'm trying to get a picture from my friend but the plate said "ILVJRNY" and it is borderded by a "I'd rather be at a Journey Concert" plate frame. It was a sweet 1985 Ford Ltd. It was parked so we were able to circle back for the picture.

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autodidact on 01/24/2008 4:57 am

I remember an old story on Fark that had the best vanity tag evar. It concerned a state DMV not renewing or allowing certain alphanumeric combos due to the obvious abuse. A family was upset because they had their last name on their plates and it made ths list so the state decided not to renew it. The tags [and the surname] was FAAQU. The best one I ever heard about.

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hontsi on 01/25/2008 2:34 am

I passed a flat bed tow truck with the plate: URWALKN


bean (Guest) on 01/29/2008 7:35 am

back to the 000D00 or however it went... same thing works for B's and 8's..

a guy i used to work with said he saw one just after our 8 digit plates came out... was something like 888B88B8


Su (Guest) on 01/30/2008 10:03 am

I saw a REDRUM plate.
Best damn thing ever.


Minty Freshness (Guest) on 03/25/2008 3:45 pm

The coolest license I ever saw was a plate that says 'CTU 24'
I also saw a big hick-mobile with a naked girl image on the back window. And the guy driving it was picking his nose. Talk about klassy.


Anonymous (Guest) on 01/14/2017 2:42 am

Did you find this plate in Los Angeles area? If so, its my car :P Yes i got this custom plate to try to fool the speed/redlight cameras that used to be in LA. Never got a ticket from any cameras that i know of, until about a year ago i was driving down an unspecified Toll Road in SoCal and i didn't have the transceiver in my car. So, surpringly a few weeks down the road i get a letter in the mail with a courtesy warning that next time I drive on this particular highway I will get fined. So, guess the cameras on this highway picked up my plate and yes i do have some photoblocker spray on my plate as well, but guess that didn't work too well..

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