Standard plate design voting started today. Here are the options:
They're not completely terrible, but they sure aren't giving anyone much of a difference of opinion in choices.
People are bitching about that, but I think it could be a good thing since it was proven in the first go-round of voting in 2001 that residents can't be trusted when given drastically different options. A whopping 42 percent of voters picked the current, green abomination when there were better choices to be made:
I actually was an
I'm pretty sure I picked the top right one because I've always wanted there to be something on the plate that had to do with the Indy 500, and I figured that was as close as I was going to get (since 1979, I guess no one has shared my opinion). It's funny seeing it again because it looks like all the designers this year copied it, but stripped off the key part that I enjoyed. Nice. The middle left one could have been an option I would have considered with the "Hoosiers" feel, but it was probably nixed because the coloring looked too much like the stupid "Amber Waves of Grain" plate. And that font. Jesus. Looking more at that one now, I see it has more than a "Hoosiers" feel. The artist pretty much just paused the DVD, traced out the scene of Coach Dale trying to convince Jimmy Chitwood to play for the Huskers near the beginning of the movie, and sent it on its merry way.
Not so good. The other two were pretty much, "Whatever," but I'm certain if I ranked them, the winner would have been my LAST choice.
OK, I pay way too much attention to license plates. I always have. Especially if someone has a stupid-ass saying like "BABYBOO" or some crap on there. Be it a waste of money or not, I always liked that
ANYWAY, I voted for the one in the lower left. At first, I argued with RobG that it was like