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I wonder how much these things cost?

It's the new standard plate. It was supposed to have been out already, but slow auto sales have created a backlog in "old" plates.

I wonder if the state wanted to make the plates either "love 'em or hate 'em" to boost speciatly plate sales? ;)

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Our license plates seem to have gone through a progression if increasing gayness. What was wrong with inexpensive, plain 80's plates?

Gayness? I don't think any self respecting homo would have designed that license plate. It looks more like something a old rural conservative would have dreamed up.

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Gayness? I don't think any self respecting homo would have designed that license plate. It looks more like something a old rural conservative would have dreamed up.

:lol:

That's what I was thinking. Gays have much better sense of style than that POS plate.

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Our license plates seem to have gone through a progression if increasing gayness.

I don't what's gayer, the plates, or the fact that folks are actually whining over some frickin plates! If you don't like em', go to Louisiana or California, they've got nice bland plates there. :rolleyes:

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Gayness? I don't think any self respecting homo would have designed that license plate. It looks more like something a old rural conservative would have dreamed up.

OK, I'll pull out the dictionary.

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I see eight definitions and #2 applies adequately.

gay

  /geɪ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [gey] adjective, -er, -est, noun, adverb

–adjective

1. having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music.

2. bright or showy: gay colors; gay ornaments.

3. given to or abounding in social or other pleasures: a gay social season.

4. licentious; dissipated; wanton: The baron is a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies.

5. homosexual.

6. of, indicating, or supporting homosexual interests or issues: a gay organization.

–noun

7. a homosexual person, esp. a male.

–adverb

8. in a gay manner.

Origin:

1275–1325; 1950–55 for def. 5; ME gai < OF < Gmc; cf. OHG gāhi fast, sudden

Related forms:

gayness, noun

Dictionary.com Unabridged

Based on the Random House Dictionary,

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I'd rather have one of these:

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City of Gotham? What counrty is that plate from?

I Voted for the one with the skylines at the bottom. They were all ugly. Why does everything in Texas have to be the generic RED, WHITE, and BLUE? I know there our National colors, but can't we come up with something else? Same goes for Houston Sports Teams (except the Dynamo and the Hockey team).

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City of Gotham? What counrty is that plate from?

I Voted for the one with the skylines at the bottom. They were all ugly. Why does everything in Texas have to be the generic RED, WHITE, and BLUE? I know there our National colors, but can't we come up with something else? Same goes for Houston Sports Teams (except the Dynamo and the Hockey team).

Perhaps you need to adjust the color on your TV set. Almost none of the Houston teams are currently, or ever been red white and blue.

Astros

Originally the rainbow colors of red, yellow, orange and blue. Later, that failed experiment of navy blue and gold, now brickyard red, black and sand.

Rockets

Originally red and yellow and basketball orange, they went to the pinstripes and cartoon rocket in the 90s, with red, metallic blue and bright blue. Currently, red, white and silver.

Dynamo

Orange

Texans

Only the Texans have the US and Texas colors of red, white and blue. And, I very much agree that the colors, along with the name, are as unoriginal and boring as one could get. The uniforms look like a business suit. All they need is a tie to complete the ensemble. But, no one ever accused Bob McNair of being Mr. Excitement.

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City of Gotham? What counrty is that plate from?

I Voted for the one with the skylines at the bottom. They were all ugly. Why does everything in Texas have to be the generic RED, WHITE, and BLUE? I know there our National colors, but can't we come up with something else? Same goes for Houston Sports Teams (except the Dynamo and the Hockey team).

You're thinking of METRO, aren't you?

The new license plate looks profoundly ugly, and it is only that because of the pesky crayon art in the upper left. I don't think a gay can make a better license plate (ANYONE probably could) but we shouldn't be tossing around the word as a way to say something looks sucky.

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I actually like the bland California plates and the older white Louisiana plates. I guess I just have to see how these look in person.

I agree with the placement of the 7 characters though. I don't know why they don't do XXXXXXX instead of XXX-XXXX.

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Maybe to add variety, we should start adding the names of the counties in which the car is registered on the plates like Georgia does. It'll make it easier for crooked State Troopers to pull over out of towners on US 59 near Lufkin who will rather pay the fine rather than drive all the way back up there to show up in court against the trooper.

Heck, while we're at it, let's abolish front plates too. I want to see some tacky, cheap, faded out Wal-Mart bought front plates with pictures of Tweety Bird on them around here.

City of Gotham? What counrty is that plate from?

Aww man, c'mon, don't tell me you don't know what that reference is from?!

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I actually like the bland California plates and the older white Louisiana plates. I guess I just have to see how these look in person.

I agree with the placement of the 7 characters though. I don't know why they don't do XXXXXXX instead of XXX-XXXX.

Everything you said I agree with. I like the California plates. And I was wondering the same thing about the XXX-XXXX.

Aww man, c'mon, don't tell me you don't know what that reference is from?!

Batman. But where did that come from. I looks like its real.

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My dad was just in Texas and he was talking about how cool he thought the Texas license plates were (They've the lone star, a space shuttle, a cowboy, a cactus, and some other cool stuff). Why are they changing it?

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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- You'll soon notice something different on the roads. There's a new addition to Texas license plates.

Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Leo Vasquez showed off the new license plates the county will start selling in about a week.

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They will also have a combination of seven letters and numbers to provide enough combinations for vehicles in Texas for 35 years.

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It's...uhhh...very sparkly. We need tiny, little, LED disco balls to hang from our license plate lights.

I'm hoping the sparkle is just the flash oicking up the metallic reflection all plates have. I was excited about getting a new plate design at first, but I think I will just move to the State of the Arts or my alma mater's plate. :(

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It does look like it is made with glitter paint.

Funny how license plates have migrated from plain white metal plates to mini-advertising for the state. The last version was notable for the number of Texas references it packed it - the cowboy, space shuttle, cactus etc. The new one would be much improved by getting rid of the impressionistic flag and star on the top left.

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Our license plates seem to have gone through a progression if increasing gayness. What was wrong with inexpensive, plain 80's plates?

I've been re-painting my Texas license plates, using white paint to cover-up the stuff at the top and bottom: the space shuttle, the cowboy, etc. I've basically returned it to the previous plain format. And I've researched this in the Texas law too, and it seems perfectly legal. The only thing the law requires is that the number be readable, the state name must be visible, and the little one-inch state outline must be there. Everything else is optional. I've been driving my altered plates around on both of my vehicles for several years now, and have not been challenged by police. If ticketed, I'll fight it, because the law is on my side.

Attached: photo of one of my altered license plates

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I've been re-painting my Texas license plates, using white paint to cover-up the stuff at the top and bottom: the space shuttle, the cowboy, etc. I've basically returned it to the previous plain format. And I've researched this in the Texas law too, and it seems perfectly legal. The only thing the law requires is that the number be readable, the state name must be visible, and the little one-inch state outline must be there. Everything else is optional. I've been driving my altered plates around on both of my vehicles for several years now, and have not been challenged by police. If ticketed, I'll fight it, because the law is on my side.

Attached: photo of one of my altered license plates

Why? Do you think yours looks better?

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After seeing them in person, I kind of like the new look. But I found a few things that I don't like. The numbers and letters are not embossed, and the numbers are separated by a little Texas in the middle.

My question is why are the new plates not embossed? Its now harder to read the plates. By removing the little Texas in the middle and embossing the numbers and letters, they can make the new plates more readable.

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After having just driven in 7 states, I can tell you of crazy license plates. Alabama is completely out of control with their 10,000 variations all for an extra fee. It was nuts. Other weird things: I think we saw a few Florida State (U) branded plates of Tennessee issue. It's a money maker for the states but it must drive law enforcement batshit crazy. And it seems that in Mississippi and Arkansas, quite a number of people just don't bother with license plates at all.

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After seeing them in person, I kind of like the new look. But I found a few things that I don't like. The numbers and letters are not embossed, and the numbers are separated by a little Texas in the middle.

My question is why are the new plates not embossed? Its now harder to read the plates. By removing the little Texas in the middle and embossing the numbers and letters, they can make the new plates more readable.

They're not embossed because the state's no longer using that technique for making them. Basically, as I understand it, these new plates are essentially printed instead of painted, which is what allows them to use all the colors and such. They've been doing that with the specialty plates for a while, now.

I think the new way is cheaper...

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I think the new plates are pretty. The old ones were so blah. They don't look "gay", just pretty. smile.gif

Now I'm curious as to what a "gay" license plate would look like. I suppose some sterotypical rainbow BS that every gay person adorns. mellow.gif

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Now I'm curious as to what a "gay" license plate would look like. I suppose some sterotypical rainbow BS that every gay person adorns. mellow.gif

I thought they were the ones which had the rainbow colored picture of Texas between the first and second set of numbers.

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I would still like to know why John Rich blokcs out all the stuff on his plates. They're his plates, he can do what he wants, I'm just curious for his motivation. Am I the only one that's curious? I've never seen it done before.

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I would still like to know why John Rich blokcs out all the stuff on his plates. They're his plates, he can do what he wants, I'm just curious for his motivation. Am I the only one that's curious? I've never seen it done before.

I don't like all that artsy-fartsy stuff.

I like to be different.

I want to protest the state sending me new plates every few years, forcing me to memorize new numbers, when my old plain plates were still just fine.

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I want to protest the state sending me new plates every few years, forcing me to memorize new numbers, when my old plain plates were still just fine.

It's weird how Texas requires you to change plates every few years while other states don't. In California, I believe that cars get one plate that stays with them until they change owners or leave the state. They had those old blue and yellow plates up until the late 80s, and today it's common to see older cars with the blue and yellow plates still driving around in Cali.

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I don't like all that artsy-fartsy stuff.

I like to be different.

I want to protest the state sending me new plates every few years, forcing me to memorize new numbers, when my old plain plates were still just fine.

From the TxDOT website...

Plates are replaced every seven years due to the gradual loss of reflective material. If the renewal receipt indicates your plates are seven-years old, the county tax assessor-collector should automatically issue a new set of plates with the new windshield validation sticker at no additional charge when your registration is renewed. The old set of plates should be destroyed to prevent the possibility of fraudulent use.

Few...seven...close enough. And I must agree that your paint job IS different, in much the same way that a rusting 1974 single wide trailer is different.

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I must agree that your paint job IS different, in much the same way that a rusting 1974 single wide trailer is different.

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Different strokes for different folks.

Just because you disagree with me, doesn't mean you have to hurl insults.

It's possible to disagree without being disagreeable.

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