Anyone seen audiophile lisence plates passin' by?


The list I've seen so far:
MLOGANCLS
KIMBERFN (This one could be also for firearms Kimber America so not sure, but anyways it may trigger cops to check or stop that Kimber fan!)
KRELLPWR
czarivey
Sorry, but I just can't see spending $4000 on a Kimber license plate. Especially when its only silver plated.
The most interesting personal plate I’ve seen was not aimed at audiophiles.

It read:

IDDOC

Took me awhile to figure that one out.

Also Zd542, where do you live that personal plates cost $4000.00 or is that directed at Kimber cable? Here they are $150.00.
04-01-15: Albertporter
The most interesting personal plate I’ve seen was not aimed at audiophiles.

It read:

IDDOC

Took me awhile to figure that one out.
Just took me a few seconds, but I had the benefit of having seen "Forbidden Planet" many times :-)

Best regards,
-- Al
The late Harvey (Dr.Gizmo) Rosenberg use to tool around in a big vintage Cadillac. Can't recall exactly what his license plate was but it did have the word tube on it. I saw him drive by once and I gave chase but couldn't catch up to him.
Never.
Al,
It took me a few moments to figure out what you meant and then it dawned on me: "Creatures from the Id doc, creatures from the Id."

A different scene than the one you referenced but that was the one that stuck in my mind all these years.

All the best,
Nonoise
Yeah, Forbidden Planet... that's where the telekinetic Krell lived before the "creatures from the Id" destroyed them...

What a great old movie. I have it on VHS! The really weird thing was to see Leslie Nielson playing a straight role.
I would imagine that "Id Doc" means psychiatrist or even hypnotherapist...
Just took me a few seconds, but I had the benefit of having seen "Forbidden Planet" many times :-)

Best regards,
-- Al

HURRAY , should have known a sharp cookie like Al (alias Robby the Robot) would get it right :-).
Are you sure it doesn't stand for Infectious Disease Doctor? (but of course he/she could also be a scifi movie fan). ID is a very common abbreviation used for Infectious Disease in the medical field.
To pay respect to this thread that brought a smile to my face, I submit an audiophile license plate I captured at T.H.E. Show Newport.

Upscale Audio car

The Newport California show is coming up in late May, if you attend this tiny classic BMW may be in the hotel driveway again.

By the way, this belongs to Kevin at Upscale Audio, very much a tube guy :-).
happy 04-01.
My favorite personalised plate was on a Scion B the cube looking econo offering from Toyota it stated "(heart) MYMILF" how that made it by the moderators is a good question.

Good listening

Peter
Another good one is my friends , a 40 year veteran in the industry, 25 years of them with JBL, it states " I (heart) spkrs" very appropriate :-)

Good listening

Peter
Re "IDDOC," Plato also had it right in his post above. To be sure it's clear, the holder of the license plate would be a doctor who deals with problems involving the id. In other words, a psychiatrist. The relevance of "Forbidden Planet" is that someone who remembers that scene knows what the id is :-)

Best regards,
-- Al
I need a "OHM Sweet OHM" LP. Especially since I am also a Kraftwerk fan.
In California, IDDOC could mean someone who caters to the illegal crowd, providing "ID".

BTW, it's "monsters from the ID"...
I thought IDDOC was just idiocy.
What a coincidence, my Japanese Best of Kraftwerk CD just shipped from Japan. Can't hardly wait.
Almarg
Re "IDDOC," Plato also had it right in his post above. To be sure it's clear, the holder of the license plate would be a doctor who deals with problems involving the id. In other words, a psychiatrist. The relevance of "Forbidden Planet" is that someone who remembers that scene knows what the id is :-)

I was not trying to leave anyone out, posts here don’t always appear in the order they were sent.

Al’s was the first I read and I was surprised anyone got it so quick. Other replies, Infectious Disease and Illegal ID are appropriate but I like to think the personal plate was inspired by Forbidden Planet.

I’m a huge fan of Forbidden Planet. It’s in good company with only a couple of other Sci Fi movies that qualify as best ever (on my list).

Loved the original 1956, “Invasion of The Body Snatchers” and original 1951 version of “The Day The Earth Stood Still.”
04-02-15: Albertporter
I’m a huge fan of Forbidden Planet. It’s in good company with only a couple of other Sci Fi movies that qualify as best ever (on my list).
My sentiments exactly. Also competing for the top spot on my list is "2001: A Space Odyssey." Its slow pace would certainly be a turn-off for some, but it works for me!

Two very different examples of the sci-fi genre, but both great.

Best regards,
-- Al
Pretty sure the term "Id" came from Dr. Freud and not "Forbidden Planet".

BTW, Forbidden Planet is one of my all-time faves (could Anne Francis BE any hotter?) and is said to have inspired the series "Start Trek".
Yes, Sigmund Freud was the one who divided our pyches into 3 divisions, the Id, the Ego and the Superego. The Id is the impulsive, selfish side, the Superego is the controlling, moral side and the Ego is (hopefully) the resultant balance between the two. Alas, it's never the case :-)

All the best,
Nonoise
Well, if we are off the audiophile plates and on to sci-if movies... Silent Running with the slightly demented Bruce Dern.
And what is it about audiophiles and science fiction anyway?
Papermill

And what is it about audiophiles and science fiction anyway?

And what is it about audiophiles and cars, watches, wine, beer and all the other topics we bounce around here at Audiogon :-)). ?
what is it about audiophiles and science fiction anyway?
Two words...geek city ;-)
All of those topics mentioned have a common thread. They are intricate, require assemblage or manufacture, are capable of inducing awe and wonder at rest, test the boundaries of what we know, require participation which may lead to disassembly (some good, some not so good), assimilate our minds and thoughts allowing us to conflate ourselves with them, and though fulfilling, leave us wanting more.

And we can do it with our clothes on.

All the best,
Nonoise
04-02-15: Nonoise
All of those topics mentioned have a common thread. They are intricate, require assemblage or manufacture, are capable of inducing awe and wonder at rest, test the boundaries of what we know, require participation which may lead to disassembly (some good, some not so good), assimilate our minds and thoughts allowing us to conflate ourselves with them, and though fulfilling, leave us wanting more.

And we can do it with our clothes on.

All the best,
Nonoise
I like this post, Nonoise. :-)
Yes, I saw an Oregon plate with SUCKER.
SS-SUCKX
ss doesn't suck if you do it right.
On my motorcycle the license plate is "HI-FI"
A late friend had HIGH END on his gorgeous gray metallic 911.
How about TWEAKER? Oh ... on second thought ... never mind.