What else are you going to look at while at a stoplight?

license plate shakespeareWe plead to a moving violation for dorkiness. There are times that not only do we smile or note odd license plates -- we actually take photos of them, too.

While cleaning out our photo collection today, we came across a handful...

BO55LADY license plate
Apparently, she's stunning. And eats at Moe's.

license plate sir cool
Mr. Cool has been knighted.

license plate w loman
Arthur Miller on board.

license plate hootyhoo
Yes, well, hootyhoo to you, too.

license plate shakespeare
All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely drivers. Or passengers.

We could have sworn we had a pic of Alain Kolayeros' "NANOGEEK" plate somewhere, but it seems to have been lost to the digital void...


People put the _dumbest_ stuff on their license plates. I caught this one outside my office.


I know the Shakespeare care! They're my wonderful neighbors!

"DR NUKE" can be seen on the RPI campus.

I'm holding out hope that the HOOTYHOO plate is a reference to Top Chef's Carla, but with the geocaching frame it's probably some hippie endangered short-eared owl thing. Psh.

Somewhere in Albany is a very nice looking Porsche driven by an equally nice looking blonde with the plate:

Shakespeare lives on my block, or at least likes to park there...

I once saw NY License Plate "BOBWEIR" at Hannaford in Latham Farms. Must've just gotten off Dead tour.

I believe Alain K's ferrari has the license plate 'Dr. Nano' these days.

When I was working in Newburgh a few years ago, I saw one that said, "Animagus." Unfortunately, I no longer have the picture.

This is fun. Give us more, please :)

A person who shall remain nameless, but who is known to AOA Mary, has this license plate:


Note that it happens to be on a Saturn.

I believe Alain K has more than one car...

"LOLNOOB" was one I use to see often while living on South Allen.

There's a car always parked down my street. It has a license plate that says IM2HOT4U. I've seen the driver. She's not 2hot4me. Not even close. Just sayin. Put your money where your mouth is folks.

I used to see a Hummer with the plate "1MPG" on Myrtle (I think). I always wondered, "Why advertise the fuel inefficiency of your vehicle?"

I haven't seen it in quite a while, though.

There is a car that I see on I-90E around 5pm a lot with the license plate "MCLOVIN."

I saw one that read 'OMG LOL' in Troy a few years ago :)

@tomato: that is great, very appropriate if you have road rage. And I can still get 'Khaaaan" for my own.

There's a lime green mustang downtown somewhere with the plate: "OUTTALIME."

My favorite NY license plate I've seen was MMM CAKE in Poughkeepsie.

@Kerosena I've seen the 1MPG Hummer at the mall. It made me laugh out loud.

Here's one Michael & I found while we were out on the motorcycle a couple weeks ago....


I once saw a Porsche on the RPI campus with "OMG BBQ" plates. Among my other recent favorite sightings was this one on the NJ Turnpike taking full advantage of Virginia's wide variety of theme plates:

These are GREAT - keep 'em coming! Though I secretly hope you don't find mine!

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