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Interesting license plates 16


TMFR FUN
EVRYWMN
LAF+LOL
YITTLE
STITCH4U*
SKIDZIN
PAPA DR
LILMTNR
SKI DIVR
E ZIGG
ARMY70
[heart]DASHES**
B DENICE
4 [star] K8E
PLEY BL
IAMCALI
DBL VIZN
HEYNOW9
ATL FAN 1
I CHZLIF
SUZY LO
DREEMAR
[love]Z2DRAW
WIN WTHN
IM OK
84 FRBRD
LEGAL[star]S
AMDL
I[heart]ART
LYNC 09
CHADSAM
MSCHARY
GBZCA

* Custom Embroidery
**Dashound dogs

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NYC2RPV*
9TEEN
LIVNRM
RPV LAW
PATRON 30
CLAY LDY
TIENMN
HRTLUND
J SOPRNO
KAYAK PV**
E18HT
SHAKES 3
AVOID ME
I-WAWONA
DZNI FRK
[love]Z2SNG
BIO GAS
CRASTN8
HARD BL
SHWETAR
CEBREEZ
89 MPG E
TRISTRR
MGMGRIP
YS PLEZ
D FUN
ICEEBRD
LYDIA89
4A BRITT
EZZ TIGR
PONY 101
POLKA

* RPV = Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
** PV = Palos Verdes, CA

Happy Star Wars Day!


And Star Wars fans everywhere wish each other “May the Fourth be with you,” a pun on a famous Star Wars blessing 🙂 Here are some pictures our family took at a “Star Wars Day at the Zoo” in 2011.

 

For more on how May 4 became Star Wars day, check out this post of mine. May the Force be with you!

Interesting license plates 14


AZOZ
PHYLLI
04TWINS
INOUT11
LEHLATI
1GR8PL8
14EEYORE
MAMA[heart]PA
WASSLAW
SNO[hand]BOX
I[heart]2SING
4ATUNE
PV UFO*
RPV CA**
ARTLRY
PUGY***
PVE****
LRW4GIN*****
ZENFILM
ASAI MOE
MKTSHR3
REDQENN
CAPTNKW
DINESH******
JC4BLAY
HELIX 6

* PV = Palos Verdes, CA
** RPV = Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
*** on a car decorated with stickers of pug dogs
**** Palos Verdes Estates, CA
***** Ginny’s Little Red Wagon
******an Asian Indian name, on a car driven by an Asian Indian

Interesting license plates 13


FISH DO
PROVBS3
RED JAG
FOTODEB
BRWNEE [heart]
DVERSFI
PUSH2[star]T
MAIL+ME
JC[heart]EWE
USC
SRF GRL
DC TRUCKN
33 SAIL
BEFF
COMSCPE
4PITAS
CU N PV*
2KWKI4U
PVLIMO1**
HOTEL DR
RULER
SCORCHD2
[heart]MOZMBQ
LADIFSH
[heart]MTPUPS
ULAWDLY
BAIR [love]R
4X4 FLYR

*/**PV = Palos Verdes, CA

Clever and yummy!


I just had to share this! Pictures of flags made from each country’s famous foods!

Click here for the link.

The incentive scheme that went wrong


An incentive scheme is pretty self-explanatory. It is just something done to encourage an action. In 1994, a failed incentive scheme led to a bizarre soccer game between Grenada and Barbados.

In this game, Barbados needed to win by 2 goals in order to advance to the finals. The incentive scheme that was put in place was a rule stating that any goal made in overtime would count as 2 goals.

The game was drawing to a close. The score was 2-1, with Barbados on top. But they needed 1 more point to win by 2, and advance; however, Barbados was having a hard time scoring, so something astonishing was done—they kicked the ball into their own goal and scored Grenada a point. Now the game was tied at 2 each, and Barbados figured they would have a better chance at scoring the 1 point that would count for 2 in overtime, to get them the win.

Grenada was startled at first. But they attacked against both goals, trying to either score themselves a point to win, or to score Barbados a point so they would win by 1 and not advance. Barbados was frantically trying to guard both goals.

Ultimately, the game went into overtime. Barbados scored 1 goal, which counted for 2 according to the incentive scheme, and won.

In general, players playing well is desired and rewarded. That was the goal with the incentive scheme. The effort of playing overtime meant that 1 goal would be rewarded by being counted as 2. Both teams were playing to win, but the ridiculous way that this game played out showed that incentive schemes sometimes don’t really help.

Interesting license plates 12


HOBBIT Q
[star]SILOVE
K FLO
4NR JOY
MERCYY
JANJOCE
JON NROX
QUESO[love]R
WOW 24
CISTO KD
GLD TOAD
SURF YA
DIVATTE
WE SKEE
MMORISS
M[star]LIN
LV[heart]SONG
MEIGA
DLISHUS
OMACOOL
TRUTHIS
SKEPTIC
1 CHEZHD
SPCSHIP
JEEPR
DJ4UCLA*
[heart]2DCOR8
[heart] QTC
VLZWGN
HGV 2**
FLYSAP

*UCLA=University of California in Los Angeles
**on a bus for Hilton Grand Vacations in Las Vegas

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CHEER4U
KINGS36
59BUICK
49BEAUT
REJVN8D
I[heart]MY23T
GRMPST
UMWELUM
KMERLEE
[heart]2WEAVE
CAN SEU
PRSCHE 1
Y GRW UP
RX [heart] UCSF
LA [heart] DOLL
LUCIE
1 THNDER
SND[hand]BOX
SALLBEE
YOBABY8
ULAW365
J CHOPS
JP [heart] GOD
ISAIA60
SNW HAWK
STRR PWR
HYUGE
[heart]GR8DB8
NOSNAFU

For the first time in 5 years…


In last Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning made a rush touchdown that even confused the cameraman! It was the first time he’d made a rush TD in 5 years.

See it here:

A video of the play showing on TV:

And the play in person!

Here are gifs of the event 😎

 

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