Brickbat: What Is It Good For?

David DeVarti and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the Michigan Secretary of State after DeVarti was denied a personalized license plate that says “WAR SUX.” State officials contend the license plate would be offensive because the word “sux” has a sexual connotation.

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  • ||

    Has a sexual what?

  • Almanian!||

    It kan haz a sexual. Can otherz? No wai!

  • db||

    "Well, Sheriff, we're gonna SUX ya now...
    But we're gonna SUX ya slow."

  • ||

    No such thing as a slow SUX. Or fuel-efficient one. The 6000 SUX: An American Tradition. 8.2 MPG

  • Almanian!||

    "How do you like my new 6000 SUX?!"


  • Radioactive||

    I'd buy it for a dollar....bada boom

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    “Second, many young children of reading age ride in vehicles and are unwillingly exposed to license plates on other vehicles. They sometimes amuse themselves by reading or playing games with license plates. And because vehicles often travel in residential neighborhoods, youth may be exposed to license plates from their yards or driveways.”

    Just wait until little Timmy, the dyslexic 7th grader down the street, looks at that and sees SUX RAW. Or worse, all that therapy for his condition starts working and he reads it correctly and goes around telling other kids that war might indeed suck major ball sack.

  • ||

    What if he thinks it's analogous to a hate fuck?

  • Pavlov's Cat||

    ...with an army of women... What actually kills you? Exhaustion? Dehydration?

  • UnCivilServant||


  • Radioactive||

    euthanasia...much like youth everyware as it turns out...

  • Redmanfms||

    Death, by snoo-snoo...

    The spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongy and bruised.

  • Steve G||

    It is funny when you think of it, when I was a kid (~30yrs ago) saying "you suck" or "that sucks" was almost on the same plane as profanity, at least w/ parents/teachers. You'd be guaranteed to get a 'correction'. Now, it's pretty benign

  • Radioactive||

    like many tumors...

  • Radioactive||

    until they get as big as a musk melon

  • ||

    State officials contend the license plate would be offensive because the word “sux” has a sexual

    Great sentence or greatest sentence?

  • WTF||

    Yeah, I hope Oliver doesn't fix it because it's perfect the way it is.

  • Rich||

    I've seen license plates using "FK". Doesn't *that* have a sexual?

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Just get a bumper sticker about an Air Force bake sale.

  • CampingInYourPark||

    War on License Plates!

    How about just stop making customized license plates? If somebody wants to have "Fuck your war" or "The CSA is da bomb" detailed on their bumper then have at it.

  • Rich||

    Exactly. Customized plates are just revenue-makers for the state.

    However, mark my words, at some point "offensive" bumper stickers will be illegal.

  • Radioactive||

    all you offensive license plates are ours...

  • AlmightyJB||

    Everything has sexual connotation when you're a perv.

  • Mongo||

    I always thought the genesis of 'sucks' was short for "suck an egg."

    "Go suck an egg".


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