Monday, March 30, 2009
After watching dozens of episodes, I finally saw Jerry's car license plate. (With Jerry being dragged behind) No surprise that it has a 72 in it. I reported previously that the car Jerry gave his parents also had a 72. Nice that the titular character's own car has one too.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Okay, we're moving out of the "film and TV" category. But watching tonight's news, there's a moving story about one of the survivors of the deadly Metrolink train crash. Ray Conklin visited the fire fighters who pulled him from the wreckage, to express his thanks in person. The lucky guy pulls up in his truck, with license plate ***72.
Coincidence? Maybe. But that's one lucky guy. And 72 certainly didn't hurt.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Not the TV show. The boat. Which made news last night for some strange reason - it's actually an apartment for rent, which just happens to be a permanently dry docked boat. What makes it special? Why, the number of course. They could've chosen anything, presumably, since it isn't sea worthy. They chose a 72(6).
Coincidence? Perhaps. But the boat did made it on the news. Another (once waterborne) vehicle with 72 and another 72 success story.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Seinfeld was a very successful sitcom, which ran for a number of years and lives on in syndication. In the show, Seinfeld gives his parents a brand new cadillac, which goes on to feature in a number of episodes. I'd never noticed the plate before this particular episode, where it ends up in the lake.
A great show that made global stars of all involved. Coincidence that one of the hero cars has a 72 registration? I think not.
EDIT: since then, I finally got a shot of Jerry's own car...
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Don Cheadle's truck in Traitor. Other vehicles in the film have license plates with other digits, but the lead actor's vehicle has a 72.
The placement of 72 seems not to be random. It could be used on any vehicle in the film, right? But it's not. It's used on the hero car. Put in the spotlight.
This seems to show that the use of 72 is not incidental. Rather, its very appearance would seem to prove that it is intentional.