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Signs Your SUV Is Too Big


I received something by email this week that I'd never seen before and knew immediately that it would be my next blog post. I hasten to say that I do not share the sentiments of those who think the SUV is an evil enemy that is going to destroy life as we know it. That said, I do see the humor in the following. 😎

Signs Your SUV Is Too Big

The last time you took your kids to a Monster Truck pull the parking attendants directed you right onto the stadium racetrack.

When you replaced your tires, Goodyear stock went up five dollars a share for the quarter.

Your garage is larger than your house.

One of those "Oversize Load" escort trucks has to precede you down the interstate.

Your kids refer to riding the bus to school as "downsizing."

Before you go out, you have to file for a parade permit.

You're the first one in your neighborhood to own a 2004 Halliburton-Rolling House S-Class twin-turbo.

It has its own gravitational field and has drawn a Geo Metro into orbit.

There are two successful Starbucks franchises located in the back.

It doubles as a carport for your Taurus.

It's great for soccer moms, since the back seat folds down into an entire field, complete with goals.

You need a Sherpa and an oxygen tank to reach the driver's seat.

Your buddy riding shotgun is in a different time zone.

Mortgage payment = $2200. Texaco card payment = $2201.

You get a letter from Hans Blix demanding that it be dismantled immediately because it qualifies as a WMD.

The fuel gauge doubles as a fan.

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Today is the last day of classes, with exams beginning tomorrow. I just graded the last of the term papers for my 17th Century French Lit class. Phew!

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"God uses the willing." - Mark Cover

=^..^= =^..^=

Rob

Liberal's Disease: running out of other people's money


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TAG!


This week and next there's a fun diversion on campus - the TAG game. I signed up and looked forward to evading my pursuer and stalking my target(s), but alas, I was tagged at 7:42 on Monday morning before I could even get into the building where my office is. The guy who tagged me was himself tagged later that day. My first target still hadn't been tagged as of noon yesterday. It's been hilarious to hear all the stories as the game unfolds. A dear friend and colleague who was tagged after being chased through some bushes behind our building said, "It was great! I felt like an 11 year old again!" You can read more about this by looking at the Collegian, the school newspaper.

All this talk about TAG this week has made me think about tags of all sorts, including license tags, particularly vanity plates. Vanity plates add some humor and a mental challenge on the otherwise dreary commute to work or school.

Some license tags don't say a whole lot, but they're still kind of cute, like:
IMJSTME
SMPLYME
JUZ4FUN
WHATZAT

Place names and school affiliations are prominent on the list:
4IRELND
TRU2TX
JRZYGRL
GA ALUM
TN FAN
IM4USCS
GOTIGRS
BA HABA
MAINA
(Being a Yankee would help to understand the last two!)

Some plates aren't too hard to figure out and give a hint about the driver's personality or interests:
REDBURD
LYBRARY
LEAPFROG
HDHUNTR
BLKTIE
DOBERMN
LUV2SKI
NO BURN (in Florida)
I4MUSIC
Y2KGRAD
GOLF
WILDH2O
SEASHOR
TIGGER2
HIHO AG (a chemist who is a Lone Ranger fan?)
POOH
GIRLPWR
NEVERL8
L8AGAN
IFIXBAX - I fix backs (seen on chiropractor's car)
ALLEZ (French for GO!)
VIII FE (think *golf* ... "8 iron")
CIA L8R ("See ya later")
IAMBMW (on a Toyota Celica)
MTR-TRND - on a 2006 Honda Civic (was Motor Trend's car of the year)
GIDDYUP - on a Mustang

Others give a hint about how the driver acquired the car:
DEBTOR
2SWEETPI
THNXDAD

Part of the fun is trying to figure out what the combination of letters and numbers means and why the driver chose them. See if you can figure out the following (answers follow).

ICNCYDU
CYIMBRK
OH2B39
YURNEXT
1DFOAL
2PCME
2QT4U
4ZNUF
9MPGWOW
NOMODO
IW84NO1
PP DR
W8N4FRI
XKWIZIT
ZMEGOBYU
CME4DK
KPASAMD

Here are the answers...

ICNCYDU - I see inside you - a radiologist's plate
CYIMBRK - See why I'm broke - found on a 95 Ford 3/4 ton truck
OH2B39 - On the car of a woman in her early 50s
YURNEXT - On the car of an undertaker
1DFOAL - Wonderful, on a Ford Mustang. (Foal, as in baby horse)
2PCME - To pee, see me! (a urologist's plate)
2QT4U - Too cute for you - the driver was a beautiful woman
4ZNUF - Four children is enough
9MPGWOW - 9 Miles Per Gallon, Wow! - on a 1966 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
NOMODO - No More Dough - on a veerrrry expensive car
IW84NO1 - I wait for no one
PP DR - A urologist in the Detroit area
W8N4FRI - Waitin' for Friday ... join the club!
XKWIZIT - Exquisite - on a '56 speedster
ZMEGOBYU - See me go by you!
CME4DK - See me for decay, on a dentist's car
KPASAMD - Que Pasa MD - What's up doc?

Of course this is just a drop in the very large bucket of creative vanity plates out there. I'm sure you readers could post some of your own that you've seen. Below is a picture of one sent to me a while back.

*so* blond!

quotation...

"The Lord doesn't just tell us what to do. He also gives us the reason." - Dr. Drew Conley

=^..^= =^..^=
Rob

Always remember that you're unique, just like everyone else.


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