1. says

    Oh! those elder gods driving around with expired plates! I wonder what kind of car it is on. For some reason I’m thinking a 1987 Chrysler K Car…

  2. says

    Bah. The Ohio equivilents are “Choose Life” oe “Celebrate Kids”, neither of which would work. And lacking the bloodied handprints…

    Ah, well.

  3. Guenter says

    You’re not alone wintermute, the Wisconsin equivalent is also “Celebrate Kids.” I’d get the “endangered species” plate, but I doubt that they’d let me get a picture of Cthulu instead of a wolf…

  4. says


    You could always mask out the “ed” in “endangered”. I’m sure there’s something there you could make a joke out of.

  5. justawriter says

    OT, but I just had to point out that this article contains a great quote:

    “There are things that we need to point out that are crap,” Park said.

  6. llewelly says

    Those of you lauding this plate need to ask yourselves a simple question: Would Jesus Drive a Car With A Vanity Plate Like That?

  7. says

    Most states have laws against modifying license plates. Not, of course, that it stops people from doing so. Police officers, of course, pull me over when my tabs are one day past expiration, while I see other motorists sailing past me, speeding, with tabs three years old. That’s irony for you. :P

  8. JohnnieCanuck says

    The picture was taken in Feb, 2005 and the submitter writes that it was on a jeep.

    The slogans on plates fashion hasn’t reached this far North yet, so I couldn’t even try to get one. I’m guessing the owner was inspired after seeing another ‘kids first’ plate. Twould be strange indeed if s/he wasn’t at first aware of the combination.

  9. MJ Memphis says

    I think Nyarlathotep is the Crawling Chaos, and Shub-Niggurath is the Goat with a Thousand Young. Still not good vanity plate material.

    Now, “DAGON” would fit nicely, and would be very appropriate for anyone in a coastal community.

  10. Arei says

    The plate is on a 2002 Jeep Wrangler and, as the owner of this plate, I can assure you that the “Kids First” was very intentional. In fact, earlier version of the plate are on the “Animal Friendly” style plate that Virgina offers, but when I saw I could put it on “Kids First” I knew that delicious halarity would ensue (for like 4 people in the state of virginia).

    Glad y’all enjoyed it!

  11. says

    I thought it was reasonably well known that Jesus drove a Honda, but didn’t like to talk about it. His followers seemed to have one as well, but must have been a tight fit because they all squeezed into the one car.

    “For I did not speak of my own Accord…” – John 12:49
    “The Apostles were in one Accord.” – Acts 5:12

  12. DuWayne says

    AJ Milne –

    Thanks for the link, that was at least as amusing as PZ’s post.

  13. Anony says


    OH MY GOD I saw this one on the toll road last weekish — do you live in upstate?!


  14. says

    AE: Sadly, apart from the total lack of historical context, this is pretty solid Biblical interpretation in the literalist vein.