License to kill

August 16, 2012

Georgia’s license plate design got yet another facelift, and it ain’t pretty.

2012 tag design

This continues the inexplicable obsession to make the tags more ostentatious than an H3. FAIL.

The only worse design that comes to mind is Kentucky’s awful ‘it’s that friendly’ plate:

No, this is not a joke, it’s that AWFUL.

Seriously, I think I would move to another state than put that plate on my car. Evidently Kentuckians would rather have Mr. Sunshine rather than this?

The silver lining, is that there is a ‘standard alternate’ Georgia plate that you can get without paying any specialty tag fees.

Whew!

Since I have lived in Atlanta (2003), I believe this is the FIFTH redesign that they’ve had. Not sure why the need to change plates like underwear, but at least it keeps everyone on their toes.

On the flip side, in Massachusetts, people CLING to their old license plates, probably in large part because the state never changes them. There’s even a lottery for the low-digit plates since apparently people need to make a competition out of completely meaningless things.

The current Mass tag has been around since 1987:

1987-present

People ’round these parts don’t seem to care for vanity plates, and the special interest ones are few and far between too (the offerings aren’t that robust, either). The ‘Spirit of America’ plates are required front and back, and due to this, people would rather you take their first born child than take away their old green tag, which is just one tag for the back.

1977-1986

Personally, aside from not needing a tag in the front, I don’t care for these, as the plates are 20+ years old and New England weather hasn’t been kind to the metal. But again, since everything here is a competition, you would have to pry these tags away from their cold, dead Massholey hands.

From a design standpoint, I equate this to a PowerPoint presentation.. LESS IS MORE. Seriously, there’s no need to gum up a plate with a bunch of crap. Since when should a plate be the focal point of a car? I also believe that there should only be 2 colorways, max (including white/black). Otherwise, you are more susceptible to clashing with, oh everything.

Apropos to @someecards for this blog post: http://t.co/AR6Lup9K

And here’s the best license plate I’ve witness in person:

YES!

And here’s a good one, albeit not seen in person: click.


preppy. politicos.

April 29, 2010

Recently at the Cupcakes and Cocktails event on Newbury St., my liberal friend CP (if you can’t make peace over cupcakes, where can you?) made the observation that my political views, much like many other things in my life, are an anomaly. Having grown up in a small, southern town (and in a Catholic family), my conservative roots have been in place for decades.

However, as I transition from the twilight of my youth to quasi-adulthood, my political views can be summed up in the following: I don’t care what you do, who you marry, or how you are paying for healthcare.. as long as you leave me and my hard earned money out of it. And you’re generally not an IDIOT (no crying for a bailout when you buy a home you clearly can’t afford). So that’s kinda libertarian, but I really don’t want to move to Verhampshire and live in the bush and not shave my legs to embrace the affiliation.

So after some big think tanking (the booze helped), we came up with this. This ain’t your average Libertarian or Conservative Party.. this conservative libertarianism is a revolution:

PREPPY LIBERTARIANS

We focus primarily on fair taxes, personal accountability and seersucker. Based on one-day feedback via Twitter, the movement is strong.

Pretty sure the Tea Party is regretting not recruiting me to be their mascot/chairperson.


practicing. p rey-garism.

February 9, 2010

So, anyone watching the new season of 24? If you have, you might have noticed an interesting storyline involving yours truly. No, I’m not moonlighting as a CTU agent in the Empire State. However, I did manage to get written into the storyline.

Let’s begin here:


Dana Walsh, CTU. Beginning with the obvious. But not only is her name Dana, she’s also a Senior Analyst at CTU. Sound familiar? Hey, me too!

We’re just getting started.

Wait a minute, Dana’s name is actually Jenny? Okay, we get it.. we look alike. TWINS!

Uh oh, this guy seems to have as much trouble telling Dana and Jenny apart as our mom does! Maybe it’s hereditary? No you say, it’s this dude having the name amnesia and not The Twins. Oh wait, did we mention that THIS GUY’S NAME IS KEVIN?!

Let’s recap:

So there’s this Senior Analyst named Dana, who also goes by Jenny, and she is harassed by a dude named Kevin. Yup, this sounds like my life story with a little government ineptitude.

Throw a little Sark in there, and you’ve got the best season of 24 EVER!

I should sue Fox for life infringement.


riddle me this

December 31, 2009

Holla back, ya’ll. Dear Nation, _______ ?

http://www.formspring.me/dpnation


colbert. conversations.

December 1, 2009

Auto Response from SPOON10 (4:04:37 PM): I liked that policy the first time I heard it.. from the Kool-Aid man.
-Stephen Colbert

skybil: we were just talking about you!!!
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m++: i wonder what my gf is donig
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dp: omg i think i’m in love with stephen
skybil: MT is concerned that you love another
skybil: I told him to send you a bacon basket to win you back
skybil: He asked: Would that work? I mean, DUH!!!
dp: it might have to be the twice a month bacon club
dp: it was a holy experience
dp: it was like ghetto burgers for the soul
skybil: WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
skybil: I think that’s the title of your first business how-to guide


all’s. well.

May 9, 2009

My collegiate cycling career is officially over (well, I could pull a Favre and enroll in another grad program — although I just turned down UVA, so don’t hold your breath). This year went substantially better than last year, and I think it came down to a few new riding philosophies. And a little luck avoiding crashes.

Sooo, normally summertime is when I ramp up my running. But I just qualified for some USA Cycling Development Camps, so I’m not sure what to do now, cause that’s pretty sweet. We’ll see. No idea what I’m doing with my life. No idea where I’m living. Et al.


grand. opening.

August 20, 2008

Just in time — Nike will be opening a Nike Sportswear Flagship store in SoHo this Friday. Hmm, any guesses whether I’ll be packing for Boston or checking out some new diggs?

Nike Sportswear announced the opening of 21 Mercer Street in New York City’s SoHo. It is the first Nike Sportswear-specific store of its kind. Opening August 22nd, the stand-alone shop will be the only location globally to carry the complete NSW collection and seasonal 21 Mercer products.

nikesportswear.com

QOTD: “it’s so happy. and heart wrenching.” -the twin’s review of wall-E

QOTD2: “those stupid kids wont appreciate that bear like we would!!!” -the twin, on the Washington Nationals giving away stuffed panda bears to kids under 12

More twin:

Belatedly: in honor of Skip Carey.. “Well, we can mourn Skip Caray with this luscious impersonation of his dad by the Braves’ own (for now) Will Ohman.” http://ballhype.com/video/ohman_does_carey/