OEDIPUS THE KING (OF THE ROAD)

By Daniel Nussbaum. Nussbaum has retold the story of Oedipus using 154 of the more than 1 million California personalized license plates registered with the state's Motor Vehicles Bureau.

 ONCEPON ATIME LONG AGO IN THEBES IMKING. OEDIPUS DAKING. LVMYMRS. 
LVMYKIDS. THEBENS THINK OEDDY ISCOOL. NOPROBS.
OKAY MAYBE THEREZZ 1LITL1. MOTHER WHERERU?
WHEREAT MYDAD? NOCALLZ NEVER. HAVENOT ACLUE.
INMYMIND IWNDER WHOAMI? IMUST FINDEM.
JO MYWIFE GOES, "OED DONT USEE? WERHAPI NOW LETITB.
" IGO "NOWAY. IAMBOSS. DONTU TELLME MYLIFE. INEED MYMOM.
II WILLL FINDHER. FIND BOTHOF THEM."
SOI START SEEKING DATRUTH ABOUT WHO IAM.
ITGOEZ ULTRAAA SLOWE. THE SPHYNXS RIDDLE WAS ACINCH BUT NOTTHIZ.
SUDNLEE WEHEAR SHOCKING NEWS.
WHEN IWASA TINY1 THISGR8 4SEER SED IWOOD OFF MY ROYAL OLDMAN
THEN MARREE MYMAMA. SICKO RUBBISH, NESTPAS? WHOWHO COULDBE SOGONE?
STIL MOMNDAD SENT MEEEEE AWAY. MEE ABABI AWAAAY. NOWWWWW GETTHIZ.
MANY MOONS GOBY. IMEET THISGUY ONATRIP. WEDOO RUMBLE. WHOKNEW?
ILEFTMY POP ONE DEDMAN. UGET DAFOTO. MAJR TSURIS.
JOJO MYHONEE, MYSQEEZ, MYLAMBY, MIAMOR, MYCUTEE. JOJOY IZZ MYMOMMY.
YEGODS WHYMEE? YMEYYME? LIFSUX. IAMBAD, IAMBADD, IMSOBAD.
STOPNOW THIS HEDAKE. THIS FLESH DUZ STINK. ITZ 2MUCH PAYNE 4ONE2C.
TAKEGOD MYEYES! AIEEEEE!
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