Tuesday, October 02, 2007

We Live in a Cynical and Shabby Age

Exhibit one- the new Maine agricultural license plate:



That child doesn't look like she's accompanying that farmer willingly, that's all I'm saying. Look at the tension in his freakish forearm, like he's really got a grip. And why are they walking away from the safety of the well-lit farm and heading off behind a small hill?

8 comments:

mainelife said...

We almost got one for the Prius, but then I had thoughts pretty close to yours and we went for the Lobstah plates--the cooked lobster plates.

weasel said...

I dunno about you: first you are from away yet call yourself a Mainer, and then you went with the lobster plates that indicate employment in the fishing industry up around these parts.

I know York County does things differently ("03-" zip codes? Come on! Next you'll have 603 area codes..) but both are hanging offenses in Knox County. Whenever you come up to Cushing I'd suggest putting on your best "ayuh" accent and talking loudly about how the dock price for bugs stinks something wicked, deee-ah! ;)

kristin said...

https://www10.informe.org/cgi-bin/bmv/vanity/ShowPlate?PLATE_NUMBER=MOLSTR&CLASS_CODE=AG

weasel said...

I am so glad it's not just me. Truly, this is either a bad parody of a Werther's Original commercial or an argument for administrative separation when this dude winds up in Warren.

mainelife said...

Are you serious about those plates? Down here, they're just a way to make a donation to fishing research.
Darnnit. York County effs it up again!
Now you've got me really worried, as I can't even come close to affecting a good down east accent.
PS-My old blog was "from away" but there's a story there, which I'll relate to you over a lager some day.

weasel said...

I'm sure both of York County's remaining commercial fishermen are grateful: those plate donations make their enclosure at York Wild Kingdom much more comfortable ;)

I hear that when one registers a vehicle in any York County municipality, one is issued a can of this by the town clerk. Its for when York County folks travel north- they spray it on their vehicles and clothes so they can blend in with les authentiques....

(we kid, because we love)

mainelife said...

Now there you are wrong, my friend. No one from York would spray that stuff on their range rover sport or Mercedes or BMW. Clothes, yes. Vehicle, no way.

weasel said...

We get issued with bear grease so we can slick our hair and shine our calluses whenever we get allowed through the gate at Scarborough...

You get to see it all here in Rockland: both the beamer brigade channeling Diane Lane with their wicker baskets and straw hats at the farmer's market, and the Joad family tumbling out of a broke-down pick up truck on a trip from the inland districts to Wal Mart.

Ahhh, the diversity within WASP-dom.

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