Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Making License Plates

The Department of Motor Vehicles has a really cool spot on their web site where they allow you not only to check if a vanity plate is available, but to generate a preview of what your plate would look like. Here's an example:

Yes that's up for grabs ---but the site is set up to stop you from looking up anything naughty, like ASSMAN, the plate Kramer ended up with in that classic Seinfeld episode:

Kramer: Assman? Oh, no, these don't belong to me. I'm
not the Assman. I think there's been a mistake.
Clerk: What's your name again?
Kramer: Cosmo Kramer.
Clerk: Cosmo Kramer. You are the Assman.
Kramer: No! I'm not the Assman.
Clerk: Well, as far as the state of New York is concerned, you are.