Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Very Horrible License Plate

Here we have TRIPLE K from Phil C. He writes:


My wife tells this story the best, but here I go.

We were sitting at a streetlight and she looks over and sees "4kkk" on a sign. I didn't see it and wouldn't believe her so we turned around and went back sure enough it did say "4kkk". We wanted to take a picture of the sign so she could prove it to her friends. I pulled in the driveway to go around back to park so we could take pictures out front and there it was the van with the horrible plate.

A few years ago I wanted to get a custom plate for my car and started playing with Star Wars vehicle names. As you can tell most of them were taken and I was told so. However, with "Slave-1" (Boba Fett's ship) the message came back that this plate was considered offensive. I finally decided on "Rouge 5" by the way.

I love your blog it is so nice that someone else besides myself has a weird infatuation with vanity plates.

Wow. How in the world do people get away with this? Only in Virginia, I guess.

Phil also sent in a picture of the side of the van that had this plate. How could someone operate a business like this? This is outrageous, not to mention offensive! Hey Kent, it's spelled Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y C-L-E-A-N-I-N-G, you moron.

16 comments:

LadyStyx said...

umm wow. That plate. *speechless*

Emperor Justinian said...

I thought that a Pitcher would have been the explanation, not a cleaning company.

Deborah Godin said...

Probably has a lawn jockey in the front yard, too.

Kim Betts said...

is it just me or does the van have and African American lady on it too. ca we say WRONG!!! Cant believe people get away with this stuff! kkkon the plate kkk on the side of the van as well as the other thing a mentioned...Terrible! ..... Just terrible! ***Shaking head in disbelief***

Hossrex said...

This is so wrong that I feel white guilt for just looking at the PICTURE.

They have to know right? They have to. Don't they? How could you not?

I'm not saying I encourage illegal activity... but how the heck has no one vandalized that van, and had a "stern talking to" with the driver?

I'm picturing a REALLY ignorant white guy owning the company, who doesn't understand why twice a week he has to replace his windshield.

morethananumber said...

Kim, was thinking the same thing...

FreedomFirst said...

Triple shame! And they even show an African American woman cleaning - when put in context with the plate and company name I find that unforgivably offensive.

Erika said...

Only in Virginia, right?

Morgan said...

Sorry, what? Rouge 5?

I hope that was a typo in the email and not on the plate. Pretty sure it was supposed to be Rogue 5.

wv: miceamen

jackie31337 said...

Deborah Godin said Probably has a lawn jockey in the front yard, too.



Where I grew up (suburbs of Baltimore), there were a lot of lawn jockeys, but they had nearly all been politically corrected to be various shades of white. One house went a little too far, and theirs ended up looking like Data from Star Trek: TNG. It didn't help that it had a yellow shirt, either.

Phil said...

First, just an quick explanation the "4kkk" is the end of their phone number XXX-4KKK. That is what got her attention on the sign out front.

No, it really is "Rouge 5". Red 5, Luke's call sign during the first battle of the Death Star, was already taken so I went with the highly unpopular French spelling of red. The greatest thing about Virginia is that vanity plates only cost an extra $10.00 a year. So for only $.27 a day you can send a message to the world.

Hossrex said...

errr... .027 cents actually.

And I think you'd have been better with "Rogue 1" than "Rouge 5".

WEDGE FOR THE WIN!

Kristin aka kjnohr aka Trekkie Gal said...

Ok, you HAVE to submit the picture of that van to The Perplexikon: http://perplexikon.blogspot.com/

Yikes!

Spam said...

That's right they clean all types of minorities out of your neighborhood just call. Do you think this is a front for a more seedy operation? Really are you are marketing school drop out, how many potential customers do you think are lost because of the immediate hatred that is associated with those three letters?

E-J, you mentioned a pitcher. How many times have you cringed during a game when the camera cuts to those urberfans hanging Ks on the railings, and there are just 3?

Lauren said...

Oh yes, we'd love yo have the on the Perplexikon. It would be a nice tie in to the Krestmont Kiddie Kollege:
http://perplexikon.blogspot.com/2009/01/krestmont-kiddie-kollege-aka-kkk.html

Anonymous said...

Krappy Kommercial Kompany naming epitaph :(