Welcome, apocalypse

Our theme: “the end of the world.” Suzanne dresses a set.

Posted at 10:13 am in Detroit life, iPhone |

14 responses to “Welcome, apocalypse”

  1. Julie said on December 5, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Is there a new Michigan license plate? I saw one the other day, it looks like there is a vertical jigsaw line through the middle, like two halves put together…other than that it looks the same. What does it mean?

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  2. Rana said on December 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    That looks promising.

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  3. jcburns said on December 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    This plate, which I first saw this spring up in (surprise) Michigan, has: skyline, treeline, picture of the state in the middle w the great lakes (that may well be what you’re seeing as a jigsaw line) and the Mac Bridge on the bottom. Hey, something for everyone…a la Texas’s plate with a space shuttle AND a cowboy and…well, you get the idea.

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  4. ROgirl said on December 5, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    They made everyone get new plates last year because the old plates originally only had 6 digits (3 letters and 3 numbers). They had exhausted the entire series and started on 7 digits (3 letters and 4 numbers), but they wanted to switch all the plates to 7 digits (mine was still 6). I don’t know what the squiggle is for.

    The specialty plates cost extra. Mine is plain vanilla.


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  5. Julie said on December 5, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    This plate was just white, blue line across the top with Michigan, plus the jigsaw line through the middle. Didn’t want to think it meant the “broken state”.

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  6. basset said on December 5, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    not sure what the squiggle is for either, but we have them on our Tennessee tags – you see it or you don’t, depending on the angle. maybe it’s to prevent counterfeiting or something.

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  7. Dexter said on December 6, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    License plates: How did this Indiana plate get past the secular community? I know people who are outraged by it, but they don’t even vote. Are there other options without paying for a vanity plate for atheists?

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  8. brian stouder said on December 6, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Dex – Indiana has many, many license plates to pick from, at no extra charge, including the one you link to. There was some controversy over “the God plate”*, but in the end, since one can choose it or not, and since it’s the same motto that appears on all the United States currency**, those who are “outraged” need to get a hobby.

    The ‘no-extra-charge’ plate I chose, and which Pam also went for, is this one


    *I listen to the (Fort Wayne) police & fire radio via internet from time to time


    and whenever there’s a traffic stop of someone with one of those blue and white plates, it invariably is referred to as, for example – “God plate 000-A”

    ** and woe unto anyone who dares to tamper with THAT – as endless junk e-mails still cross the transom, darkly intimating that our new president is trying to expunge “in God we trust” from our money – godless commie furriner that he is

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  9. coozledad said on December 6, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Here’s a lovely vanity plate. Hope someone takes a wrecking bar to this ride.

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  10. Jolene said on December 6, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Virginia has a ton of license plates too–more than 200 according to the DMV web site. In addition to a raft of “special interest” plates, you can get plates that relate to military service, plates that identify you as an alum of one of dozens of colleges, and other things as well. Seems a harmless enough way for the state to collect a few bucks. I’m no help, though, as I generally get the plain vanilla variety.

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  11. brian stouder said on December 6, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    So – we must be sprinting toward the 48th hour of the 48 hour challenge – if we haven’t already careened over the finish line.

    I suppose it wouldn’t be the end of the world if some major glitch came up, still – here’s hoping that all glitches were ditched (or, as the proprietress says, that ‘total disaster’ was avoided!).

    And the question looms – what was the submission titled? I would bet on some one or two word eye-catcher, like Scrap Love, or Regards. (once again, this is the diff between ‘audience’ and ‘talent’)

    Anyway – here’s looking forward to a Full Report

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  12. Dorothy said on December 7, 2009 at 10:21 am

    We registered my father-in-law’s fourteen-year-old GMC Jimmy in Ohio a few weeks ago. We were going to spend the extra dough to get a personalized plate, and a “specialty” one for pets, with $15 of the $25 fee going to help dogs and cats. But then we found out the all of the fees are renewable YEARLY, not just at the initial registration. So we said “screw Ohio” and just did the standard vanilla plate.

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  13. LAMary said on December 7, 2009 at 10:55 am

    We have a few special plates in California, but the last time I was in Colorado I was amazed at the variety of plates I saw. Maybe Paddy-o can fill us in on what the options are.

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  14. Scout said on December 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Arizona has a butt-load too – Veterans, Breast Cancer, Historic, Pet Neuter, Organ Donor, Diamondbacks, ASU, UofA, Environmental and Child Abuse Prevention are the most common. I have the regular issue one with mountains and a saguaro cactus graphic. Good ’nuff.

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