21st Challenge No. 27 Results

Yachoo, Yaltavista and other "re-branded" sites.

Published October 26, 1999 4:00PM (EDT)

Characters count. In this challenge we let you add, drop or change just one character from the name of a popular Web site -- and you wove a whole new Web. Hey, are any of these domain names available?


Read the wonderful ramblings of an old country doctor, out of touch with modern everything! Science be damned! Drink castor oil and feel better!
-- Steve Naumann


Bitching and moaning about the same old things since the dawn of the Web.
-- Chris Bentzel

When it absolutely, positively has to be there by Mother's Day.
-- John B. Reynolds

Search engine that only returns broken links.
-- Francis Heaney

The portal for allergy sufferers.
-- John B. Reynolds

Find the exact duration of a "New York minute," for just $2.50.
-- Keith Ammann

The Internet's No. 1 store for LP's, cassettes, and 8-track tape. If it skips, pops, tangles, or crackles, we have it!
-- Cindy Archer

Christopher Reeves answers your questions on everything from Kryptonite to politics.
-- Tyler J. Suchman

Searching for that perfect time-share dacha on the Black Sea coast? Stop stallin'-- Dzugashvili Realty will bury you in listings! (Oligarchs welcome.)
-- Rob Bernstein

All the news that's fit to print about forks.
-- William Davis

Two motley clowns teach you how to evade SEC regulations. Defraud day traders, hype your stock on chat boards and "pump and dump" like the pros.
-- Kenneth Rosenblatt

This chat and shopping site caters only to those women who admit the obvious.
-- Arthur Stock

Hallelujah. Singing the praises of handheld computing. Psimply Psalm.
-- David Creemer

Looking for some company this weekend? WebMan delivers!
-- Ross Wm. Rader

For people who find the world moving too fast: News and commentary on last month's events.
-- David Hallerman

Your one-stop site for black market babies.
-- Francis Heaney

Your personal sheep trading community.
-- Jeff Kirk

Cosmetic supplies for women who have beauty makeovers on talk-show programs.
-- John Dodd

Where's my left shoe? Who took my Jolt? Why doesn't Microsoft write back?
-- Brian Phipps

The spawning ground of Americas fish-savviest journalists. Ask Mr. Blue about deep-sea fishing, join our Tangle Talk vegetarian forum! Today: Dave Horowitz on Dynamite Fishing
-- Helmut Schillinger

Caught by the fire-suppression system, Susie Bright decides to have one last fling -- with Garrison Keillor -- before toxic bromofluorocarbons enforce the ultimate deadline.
-- Ben Ostrowsky

The definitive source on birds of prey. One-click shopping for sturdy gloves, feeder mice and first-aid kits.
-- Tyler J. Suchman

Modern culture, Old West ambience: Knock back rotgut with Camille Paglia, start a brawl with Horowitz and Conason, but please don't shoot the cartoonists!
-- Dave Demko
(There were many similar submissions -- but Dave's description was by far the best.)

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By Charlie Varon

Charlie Varon is a humorist and playwright. His works include "Ralph Nader Is Missing" and "Rush Limbaugh in Night School."

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By Jim Rosenau

Jim Rosenau is a writer, editor and software designer in Berkeley, Calif. Jim and Charlie are also co-founders of the citizens group Californians for Earthquake Prevention and partners in Mockingbird Media, which offers a full line of comic services.

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