Tesla might have left California for Texas, however California remains to be very a lot Tesla’s symbolic headquarters, with almost half of U.S. Teslas registered there, and, as such, there are many Elon Musk superfans right here. California additionally has plenty of self-importance plates, I’ve discovered. I’ve additionally discovered that the 2 issues are a harmful combine.
Now, Getty Pictures has photographic evidence from 2014 of a California self-importance plate that reads THX ELON, which is unhealthy however not against the law in opposition to humanity or something. Two years earlier than that, this very web site compiled an inventory of ten terrible vanity plates from California and other states, all of that are unhealthy in their very own methods.
You may argue, in case you needed, that all self-importance plates are unhealthy, or, on the very least, foolish at greatest and trashy at worst. That was my place, too, for a few years, till I achieved a extra refined maturity. Folks, in spite of everything, ought to do what makes them happiest, and for some folks meaning getting a conceit plate that claims MYCADDY or VETTE69 or MIATAMOM or another non-racist, non-offensive mixture of numbers and letters that’s in good enjoyable.
It’s no completely different than a bumper sticker, actually, in that we will agree that it’s very thrilling that your child is on the dignity roll.
And but, the opposite day, I used to be driving in Los Angeles, and I stumbled on a Tesla Mannequin S, which is a standard prevalence in these components, besides then I seemed on the license plate and nearly gasped and mentioned to nobody specifically that, “That’s the worst license plate I’ve ever seen,” as a result of it was. The plate learn ILVMUSK, and whereas it’s attainable that the proprietor is just an enormous fan of fragrance, I doubt it.
ILVMUSK is a simple but powerful combination of earnest horniness, while conveying information that is already self-evident. It also made me wonder what Elon smells like, which is not a thought exercise I recommend. There is a bigness and finality to it, like getting a back tattoo of a phoenix. To my lasting regret, I did not get a photo before the Model S moved on, but I know what I saw, like seeing the face of god.
Anyway, if you’re thinking about getting a vanity plate, just go ahead and get one. It’s probably not possible for it to be worse.