First there were trees. Then came highways. Then came billboards.
And then the billboards got creative. First they added extensions onto them to "advertise outside the box." Then they began using thin triangular rods that rotated so you could get three ads on one billboard. Now they've gone digital, reaching new heights of advertising graphics, plus you can have a large number of advertisers sharing each billboard.
Well, folks, get ready for the same thing to happen to license plates. They're going digital. And if your vehicle stops for more than four seconds, your plate changes from the registration number to an ad.
California's Senate apparently thinks it's a pretty good way to try and buy down some of their $19 billion deficit.
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE VANITY PLATES
On a radiologist's vehicle:
ICNCYDU (I see inside you)
On a conservative, no-nonsense judge's Jaguar:
On the car of an undertaker:
On a classic Ford Mustang:
On a single man's car:
On the vehicle of a Hispanic who loves Bugs Bunny:
KPASAMD (Que pasa, MD -- What's up, Doc?)
On a brown Jeep Rover:
[Wit and Wisdom]
WELCOME to YOUR WEEK: It's Restless Leg Syndrome Education and Awareness Week. It's also National Independent Retailers Week, so visit a "Mom and Pop" establishment in honor. Tomorrow is National Lollipop Day, and Friday is "Gorgeous Grandma Day."