Yesterday, on the way home from work I passed a Nissan 350Z with the license plate:
Too bad, RONIN must've already been taken.
Obviously, the message he's sending is that he's a masterless warrior, a lone samurai who reports to nobody. A loner, Dottie. A rebel.
Or, he's a computer games nerd who spends hours in front of a PC playing roll-playing games where he's a ronin slashing through whatever enemies are put before him.
Or, he's a HUGE fan of the movie "Ronin" starring Robert DeNiro and Jean Reno with minor but valuable parts going to Sean Bean (who plays a great bad guy) and Katarina Witt, who could sell ShamWows and SlapChops for a living, and I'd watch her endlessly. But, I'm getting off point. Maybe the fact that "Ronin" has the greatest car chase scene ever (I will not debate this) inspired him to put it on his license plate.
You know what else was inspired? The police officer, 2 lanes over from RON1N. Once RON1N passed him, the cop then whipped two lanes to his right, pulling in right behind RON1N, and followed him onto the road leading into the campus of Kennesaw State University. I'm pretty sure the cop figured that anybody with a Nissan 350Z and a license plate that says RON1N is going to do a false stop at a stop sign, run a red light, not yield to a pedestrian, or something else for which the cop could write a ticket. Of course, the cop might've just been stuck and unable to get over, but I'm pretty sure he was profiling. I should've followed him to see if he hit the lights and pulled over the Samurai Commuter.