21st Challenge No. 32 Results

Within every tech company's name there lurks a hilarious acronym.


Charlie VaronJim Rosenau
April 8, 2000 8:00PM (UTC)

In this challenge, we invited you to crack the acronymic code of any well-known high-tech firm and, by so doing, unlock its corporate credo.

Corporations

Hide

Acronyms,

Largely

Like

Embarrassing

Names,

Guess

Entrants

THE WINNER

Promised

Radical

Inversion?

Caveat

Emptor!

Letting

Individuals

Negotiate

Eliminates

Crappy

Overstock

Merchandise

--Keith Ammann

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HONORABLE MENTIONS

Might

I

Calamitously

Reduce

Our

Stock

Through

Roughshod

Accounting

Trickery?

Executives

Go

Yachting.

--Michael Casey

In

Nervous

Times

Engineers

Litigate

--Guillermo Ibarra

Artsy

Designers

Overworking

Brilliant

Engineers

--Guillermo Ibarra

Definitive

Internet

Strategy

Not

Expected

Yet

-- B.K. Oxley

Incompetently

Run

Infrastructure

Decommissioned

Into

Unprecedented

Meteors

-- B.K. Oxley

Lucky

Us,

'Cause

Elderly

Need

Telephones

-- Kay Robart

Proving

E-

Anything

Produces

Outlandish

Delusions

-- Harvey Blustain

May

Innovation

Continue

Regardless

Of

Sadly

Outdated

Federal

Tactics

-- Michael Coyne

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May

I

Co-opt

Reams

Of

Software?

Oh,

Fantastic!

Thanks!

-- Francis Heaney

Does

Observation

Undermine

Basic

Legal

Entitlements?

Company

Lamentably

Infringes

Confidential

Knowledge

-- Harvey Blustain

Achieve

Marketing

Empire!

Rule

Internet!

Customers

Are

Only

Numbers!

Lure

Internet

Newbies!

Expand!!!

-- Bruce S. Duncan

Empty

Basement and

Attics

Year 'round

-- Sue Clark


Outsiders

Request

A

Clear

Lucid

Ellison

-- Steve Leahy

Music

Pirates

3

.

Conspire

On

Monopolies

-- Jim Gawne

Sassy

American

Literature

Online

Now!

-- Jim Gawne

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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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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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