20 Hilarious Vanity License Plates

02/20/2011 01:34 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Long before we had 140 whole entire characters to work with on Twitter, there was only one place to flex your joke-writing muscles using as few letters as possible: Vanity license plates.

You have to be pretty funny (or in some cases, seriously stupid) to pull off a hilarious vanity plate, but when done well, the results are priceless.

Here's our list of the twenty most clever, LOLish or just plain silly vanity license plates. We've all modified our vehicles to pay homage to our favorite metal bands before, but this Metallica tribute takes the cake.

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