May 28, 2004

Sometimes I notice stuff

Does the DMV have people whose job it is to examine requests for personalized license plates and screen out risque or mischievous ones? I'd heard that they do, but if so some must slip by them sometimes because yesterday in Oakland I saw a fancy Mercedes that said "BUKAKE".

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 28, 2004 02:56 PM | TrackBack

The greatest personalized plate i ever saw read: "TIDDIES"
How that slipped by them i'll never know, but it was hilarious.

Posted by: utility knife at May 28, 2004 05:18 PM

4 nick8 slipped through the watchful eyes of the screener, too. It was later recalled.

Is it just me, or is the whole notion of the vanity plate lame? It's a pet peeve of mine...right up there with infomercials, light beer, inconsiderate smokers, Ramen, pop up ads, old ladies who bring their dogs into the supermarket, NASCAR guys with little moustaches, and lately, the proliferation of pocket bikes.

Posted by: j. francis at May 28, 2004 05:54 PM

Frank, you perv. Only a pervert would know what "BUKAKE" is........wait a minute.....I know what Bukake is......damn!

Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at May 28, 2004 06:21 PM

Yikes, even I know what that is...- but I doubt the majority of DMV workers do.

I don't mind personalized license plates, however, I do despise the "front of the car" airbrushed nameplates like "Joanie hearts Chachi" ha.

Posted by: Becca at May 28, 2004 07:51 PM

what the hell's wrong with Ramen? for pete's sake...

Posted by: utility knife at May 28, 2004 08:01 PM

What is bukake?

Posted by: Ben at May 28, 2004 09:40 PM


Try putting the word in question in a google image search...

I would, but, ummm, no thanks.


Posted by: Dave at May 28, 2004 09:47 PM

Bukake looks delicious.

Posted by: Lauren at May 28, 2004 11:54 PM

It's fun to read through pages and pages of rejected license plates and try to figure out why each got rejected:

Posted by: Dave Bug at May 29, 2004 12:51 AM

And just to geek it up a notch (I'm always good for that), bukkakeru is a Japanese verb meaning "to dash (slosh) (water) on a person or in a person's face."

For some reason, we don't seem to have an equivalent English word.

Posted by: Dave Bug at May 29, 2004 01:02 AM

A guy here had T1H5 TA3 for years before they caught on. Someone should write a book on these.

Posted by: justin banal at May 29, 2004 06:18 AM

I saw a "BELOW ME" license plate a few years ago. That was hilarious. I think they got the idea from a movie. I recall seeing that somewhere else but can't quite remember where. How that one got past the DMV beats me.

Posted by: Jason at May 31, 2004 12:06 PM

i like bukakke:

but, i hate personalized liscene plates. unfortunately, rick doesn't, and is now on his second car with a variation of 'vainman' on the liscence plate. *shudder*

Posted by: anne at June 3, 2004 08:30 AM

That was great, Anne.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at June 3, 2004 02:47 PM

Anne, that was the funniest thing I've seen since the Peanuts version of "Hey Ya". Good stuff.

Posted by: chapstik at June 4, 2004 12:05 AM

Here is my car and license plate. This is a "BUKAKE" plate like you were talking about.

Posted by: Russell at July 15, 2004 03:04 PM