Monday, April 16, 2007

Should I change my license plates?


Gentle Readers,


George and I recently bought a new car. Today our new plates arrived in the mail. Here is what they read:


ABC 8666


(I changed the letters for privacy reasons, but those are the numbers.)


Usually I make fun of George for all his Chinese superstitions, but you know what? I do NOT want a car that has 666 on the license plate. It just creeps me out.


What would you do?



28 comments:

jin said...

You are going to have ALL kinds of crazies chasing after you.

Maybe you should buy some matching paint and turn the 6's into 8's...or like, would that be bad if you got pulled over?

*hair flip*

Beth said...

It might be a blessing. Other cars will be afraid of you, so they'll avoid bending your fender or cutting you off in traffic.

Megan said...

Oooooh, keep it! I mean, assuming your trunk has plenty of room for all the goats and babies and stuff you plan to sacrifice to Satan.

Coaster Punchman said...

No kidding, fellow bloggers. I'm getting rid of them. NO WAY am I keeping these. Either I'll get crazies as Jin mentions, or people will make assumptions that I'm crazy as Beth & Megan point out. Which may not be far from the truth. But still.

Chris said...

I would ritually burn both the plates and the car to cleanse any sort of bad mojo. Of course, I have been known to go overboard.

Grant Miller said...

Can the cup holders carry chalices filled with goat's blood?

Coaster Punchman said...

Funny Chris, should I throw self immolation into the pot? And why is your profile locked?

Grant: short answer, yes.

Dale said...

Sell the plates to Creepy.

Melinda June said...

Get rid of the plates already. And dump that creepy picture on the post, too.

"jew" "girl" said...

replace one of the 6's with the #9. or, I would keep it and hope that I freaked people out. or, I would call them dmv in utter panic and tell them that the numbers give you severe anxiety and you need them to reissue new plates.

those ideas suck ass.

Bubs said...

I'd get the most realistic shrunken head I could find, hang it from the rear view mirror, get myself a hot she-devil bobblehead for the back deck, and have some flames painted on.



Really? I wouldn't worry about it, because there are all those other numbers and letters that precede the 666. It takes the evil power away.

Tanya Espanya said...

The letters on our plate are ASMN...as in...Assman!

I don't mind trading if you like.

Amy said...

That is NOTHING. I had a friend whose plate was KYL 666 (I don't think she has it anymore, and you don't know what state it was in, so I feel okay posting the whole plate).

I am not even kidding.

chelene said...

Either trade them in or wait for the local neighborhood Goths to pry them off.

Beth said...

[Just tagged you, CP]

Coaster Punchman said...

Great idea, Dale. How much, Creepy?

How about I swap the pic for our AI pic, Min?

No they don't, Katie. In fact, I intend to initiate idea #3 very soon. Hey, did you miss my review of your blog below???

Bubs, you could be right. George also says the 8 negates the 666. Nonetheless, I just don't want it there. I would go for the shrunken head, though.

I love that Seinfeld episode, Tanya.

Yes Amy, that is worse. In that case there would not even be a debate.

I don't know if you've been out to Bay Ridge, Chelene, but we're a bit short on Goths. We seem to have a lot of Catholics, though; is that the same?

Thanks Beth - working on it! Love the Ali McGraw reference, BTW! Confidential from my friend Chuck who HATED Love Story: "Die bitch, die!" (That was for Ali, not for you!)

Dino aka Katy said...

Oh gee thats too funny. I think I'd do Bubs idea just to freak people out while I wait for the new plates to arrive!

Coaster Punchman said...

I might have to, Dino.

Valerie said...

Counter the 666 with a Jesus Fish or a bumper sticker that reads, "No Jesus, No Peace. Know Jesus, Know Peace."

Mark said...

You should keep it, definitely! My brother once returned a 666 license plate, and I have never stopped ridiculing him for it. I have secretly wished for one of my own since then so that my entire bible-beating family would be horrified that I chose not to return it.

Coaster Punchman said...

Well Valerie, as creeped out as I am, I still would not go that far.

Is that you, Sparks? Does this mean you'll ridicule me now? As amusing as it is to poke fun at the Kristians, I will still have to return it just because I find it disturbing. One of the reasons I hate the Kristians so much is that no matter how hard I try, I cannot shake some of the fears they put into my head when I was young.

Mark said...

Yes, it's me!

Of course I won't ridicule you! My brother returned his 666 plate because of genuine religious piety. You're doing it just because it freaks you out a little. Totally different situation...well, maybe not totally, but different enough.

Coaster Punchman said...

Agreed. Thanks.

Melinda June said...

Besides, we know how much you hate the devil. THerefore you should not carry his sign around, lest you conjure him.

Coaster Punchman said...

Done. Ordered new plates today. I'll wear the sign of the beast for about three weeks only. Maybe that will be enough time to cause the gruesome death of Dean.

Creepy said...

Thank you Dale! LOL You read my mind! Sell them to me!!!

Old Lady said...

Laugh maniacally and wear glitter horns.

Coaster Punchman said...

I'll need at least $43 Creepy, since that is what it's costing me to replace them. If this were about anything else I would not even believe I am going to the trouble. (And as you know I'm not even a Kristian!)

I already do that, Old Lady.