If you live in the Buckeye State, it's time to rip open your button-up shirt, remove your glasses, and blast that John Williams soundtrack on your car stereo. After a bevy of knock-offs and unofficial symbols, there's a movement to formally add an emblazoned "S" to the roster of Ohio State license plates.
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who created the character of Superman, were Ohio natives. Irving Fine, cousin to Siegel and member of The Siegel and Shuster society, said "I want the world to know that Superman was born in Cleveland by Jerry and Joe, a couple high school kids in Glenville in the 1930s. Superman is an international icon, and everyone needs to know that it started right here."
The Siegel and Shuster Society have petitioned for the Superman symbol (along with the phrase, "Ohio—Birthplace of Superman) to appear on specialty plates and they've already gotten plenty of support, including that of State Senator, Tom Patton. All they need now are 500 signatures.
The goal is to make the plates available by 2013—the 75th anniversary of Superman's first appearance in Action Comics. The plates themselves will cost between $25-35 more than usual plates, but that's a small price to pay to feel like your car can travel faster than a speeding bullet, don't you think?
(via The Mary Sue)