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Anti Boot

For you parking ticket scoffs.
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Anti Boot Device:

Faux Chassis Serial # On all the time Faux Handicap Parking Plate: Automatically on when key is out.

*** Revised *** Or better yet a diplomat plate from the embassy of your choice so you can park anywhere with immunity.

with plate Number 3M TA3 ;)

Shapharian, Sep 14 2007

http://www.handicappedfraud.org/ Site for discussing and reporting handicapped parking spot abuses. [jutta, Sep 14 2007]

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       If I understand this correctly, it's a device that enables a selfish arse, to steal with impunity, a parking space otherwise reserved for a disabled driver ? bone instead of hidden, broken bottle wedged under one of your tyres.
xenzag, Sep 14 2007
  

       This is a device to let you park in the spot my disabled mother in law is supposed to have? We should bury you in bones.   

       Do we have a section here for Tools:Burglar?
Galbinus_Caeli, Sep 14 2007
  

       If you had left the handicap parking out of your idea it might have been a contender.   

       I think it's not for stealing diabled people's parking spaces, but rather for you to pose as a disabled driver in order to avoid being wheelclamped. Not that that improves matters. A 'Boot' is an american term for a wheelclamp.
theNakedApiarist, Sep 14 2007
  

       Interesting from [jutta]'s website link, that the word handicapped which is considered offensive in the UK is still used in the US.   

       I have to say I don't understand why this word is worse than 'disabled'. Perhaps someone knows?
theNakedApiarist, Sep 14 2007
  

       I see no distinction there. We give disabled people certain extra privileges that are not available to the general public. Taking those privileges undeserved is theft.
Galbinus_Caeli, Sep 14 2007
  

       +1 I like it anyway.
Crackpot, Sep 14 2007
  

       People in cities where parking is at an extreme premium will (used to?) steal handicapped tags from cars for their own use/sale.   

       People kind of suck.
GutPunchLullabies, Sep 14 2007
  

       OK scratch the stealth handicap plate and place a diplomate plate so you can freely park anywhere with immunity.   

       No comments on the clever license tag? Look at it from your rear view mirror.
Shapharian, Sep 14 2007
  

       //handicapped is believed to derive from the phrase "cap in hand"//   

       According to the OED, that's bollocks. Well, obviously they don't say "that's bollocks", but they do give the correct etymology. It arises from a game of the 1600s, oddly enough.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 14 2007
  

       nitty gritty? Do tell - was it deemed offensive to small, parasitic insects?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 14 2007
  

       Handicapped implies that these people are at a disadvantage...   

       ...   

       ...   

       Yes, they are. But rather than constantly reminding them of this, the current correct course of action is to buoy their self esteem by saying 'differently abled' to remind them that they can still do lots of things. Like write the great american novel and become a world class sprinter (that guy is amazing).   

       Which is true, and a good thing for them to remember. And probably for us to remember. But anyway, it is far more important whether you are saying "how many handicapped people to screw in a lightbulb" versus "Let's make sure this building is handicapped accessible".
GutPunchLullabies, Sep 15 2007
  

       //'differently abled'// I am more than happy to avoid calling anyone by any name that they don't like. However, in the absence of any input on this, I have to say that "differently abled" turns my stomach.   

       I am very lucky in being fairly fit and healthy, so maybe I am in no position to type. My only physical problem is short-sightedness. But if someone tells me that I am "differently sighted" I'll just look at them funny (through my contact lenses).   

       [GutPun], if you speak from personal experience then please disregard the foregoing.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 15 2007
  

       The only time I have been handicapped was a period of months when I couldn't bend my leg following knee surgery. I would have to say from that experience that plowed sidewalks are far more important than vocabulary.   

       And many people are very nice to a guy on crutches.
GutPunchLullabies, Sep 17 2007
  

       No one commented on the "clever" license tag because it was not clever. Rather, it comes across as boorish and rude. It is, to wit, a PDA: Public Display of A$$holery.
elhigh, Oct 16 2007
  

       Oh yeah. I get it. That licence plate thing. "EAT ME" arf arf arf. That's brilliant, man. You are, like, the funniest dude, man.   

       Some people might think that's the sort of gag that would be made only by a fishbrained poltroon who can't get his head round the concept that he doesn't have an automatic right to do whatever the fuck he wants just 'cos he's got a car.   

       But not me. Oh no.   

       "EAT ME" ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.   

       Ooooooooh - my sides.   

       ha ha ha ha ha
Murdoch, Oct 17 2007
  

       holy sarcasm, Batman, i sense a skeptic!
k_sra, Oct 17 2007
  

       Morailty aside, this idea needs to be boned on the simple fact that a cop could either see the plates switch, or inspect them closesly and see the mechanism behind.   

       They aren't dumb, those black and whites.
Giblet, Oct 18 2007
  
      
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