|Thank You Cabela’s for bringing this to the forefront!
I’m sure this is only the beginning folks..
|Here’s a new use for Windex. I would never have thought of this! ~~~So glad someone did!!
if you ever get the sudden urge
to run around naked,
It’ll keep you from streaking.
Have a Great Day!
It was the favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in
filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple
Computers if the other colleagues didn’t suggest a better name by 5 O’clock.
It is not an acronym as popularly believed. It is short for San Francisco.
This name was formed by using COMp, for computer, and PAQ to denote a
small integral object.
The name was derived from the founde?s name Dr. Michael Cowpland. It stands
for COwpland RE search Laboratory
The name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information the
search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named ‘Googol’, a word
for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros.After founders – Stanford
graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel
investor, they received a cheque made out to ‘Google’
Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a
computer anywhere in the world.When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the
business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in ‘mail’
and finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters «html» – the programming
language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company
they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.
Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company ‘Moore
Noyce’ but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain so they had to settle
for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics.
Mitch Kapor got the name for his company from ‘The Lotus Position or
‘Padmasana’. Kapor used to be a teacher of Transcendental Meditation of
Mahaiishi Mahesh Yogi.
Coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to
MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the ‘-‘ was
removed later on.
Founder Paul Galvin came up with this name when his company started
manufacturing radios for cars. The popular radio company at the time was
Larry Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a consulting project for the CIA
(Central Intelligence Agency). The code name for the project was called Oracle
(the CIA saw this as the system to give answers to all questions or something
such). The project was designed to help use the newly written SQL code by
IEM. The project eventually was terminated but Larry and Bob decided to finish
what they started and bring it to the world. They kept the name Oracle and
created the RDBMS engine. Later they kept the same name for the company.
It originated from the Latin word ‘sonus’ meaning sound, and ‘sonny’ a slang
used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster.
Founded by 4 Stanford University buddies, SUN is the acronym for Stanford
University Network. Andreas Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod
Khosla recruited him and Scott McNealy to manufacture computers based on it,
and Bill Joy to develop a UNIX-based OS for the computer.
The word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book ‘Guffiver’s
Travels’. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is
barely human. Yahoo’ Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name
because they considered themselves yahoos.
He ventured forth to bring light to the
The anointed one’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a miracle in action – and a
blessing to all his faithful followers
And it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil
Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the
Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid
barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness.
The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple
family, offspring of a miraculous union, grandson of a typical white
person and an African peasant. And yea, as he grew, the Child
walked in the path of righteousness, with only the occasional
detour into the odd weed and a little blow.
When he was twelve years old, they found him in the temple in
the City of Chicago, arguing the finer points of community
organisation with the Prophet Jeremiah and the Elders. And the
Elders were astonished at what they heard and said among
themselves: "Verily, who is this Child that he opens our hearts and
minds to the audacity of hope?"
In the great Battles of Caucus and
Primary he smote the conniving
Hillary, wife of the deposed King
Bill the Priapic and their barbarian
hordes of Working Class Whites.
And so it was, in the fullness of
time, before the harvest month of
the appointed year, the Child
ventured forth – for the first time –
to bring the light unto all the world.
He travelled fleet of foot and light
of camel, with a small retinue that consisted only of his loyal
disciples from the tribe of the Media. He ventured first to the land
of the Hindu Kush, where the
Taleban had harboured the viper of al-Qaeda in their bosom,
raining terror on all the world.
And the Child spake and the tribes of Nato immediately loosed
the Caveats that had previously bound them. And in the great
battle that ensued the forces of the light were triumphant. For as
long as the Child stood with his arms raised aloft, the enemy
suffered great blows and the threat of terror was no more.
From there he went forth to Mesopotamia where he was received
by the great ruler al-Maliki, and al-Maliki spake unto him and
blessed his Sixteen Month Troop Withdrawal Plan even as the
imperial warrior Petraeus tried to destroy it.
And lo, in Mesopotamia, a miracle occurred. Even though the
Great Surge of Armour that the evil Bush had ordered had been a
terrible mistake, a waste of vital military resources and doomed
to end in disaster, the Child’s very presence suddenly brought
forth a great victory for the forces of the light.
And the Persians, who saw all this and were greatly fearful,
longed to speak with the Child and saw that the Child was the
bringer of peace. At the mention of his name they quickly laid
aside their intrigues and beat their uranium swords into civil nuclear energy ploughshares.
From there the Child went up to the city of Jerusalem, and
entered through the gate seated on an ass. The crowds of
network anchors who had followed him from afar cheered
"Hosanna" and waved great palm fronds and strewed them at his
In Jerusalem and in surrounding Palestine, the Child spake to the
Hebrews and the Arabs, as the Scripture had foretold. And in an
instant, the lion lay down with the lamb, and the Israelites and
Ishmaelites ended their long enmity and lived for ever after in
As word spread throughout the land about the Child’s wondrous
works, peoples from all over flocked to hear him; Hittites and
Abbasids; Obamacons and McCainiacs; Cameroonians and
And they told of strange and wondrous things that greeted the
news of the Child’s journey. Around the world, global
temperatures began to decline, and the ocean levels fell and the
great warming was over.
The Great Prophet Algore of Nobel and Oscar, who many had
believed was the anointed one, smiled and told his followers that
the Child was the one generations had been waiting for.
And there were other wonderful signs. In the city of the Street at
the Wall, spreads on interbank interest rates dropped like manna
from Heaven and rates on credit default swaps fell to the ground
as dead birds from the almond tree, and the people who had lived
in foreclosure were able to borrow again.
Black gold gushed from the ground at prices well below $140 per
barrel. In hospitals across the land the sick were cured even
though they were uninsured. And all because the Child had
And this is the testimony of one who speaks the truth and bears
witness to the truth so that you might believe. And he knows it is
the truth for he saw it all on CNN and the BBC and in the pages of
The New York Times.
Then the Child ventured forth from Israel and Palestine and
stepped onto the shores of the Old Continent. In the land of
Queen Angela of Merkel, vast multitudes gathered to hear his
voice, and he preached to them at length.
But when he had finished speaking his disciples told him the
crowd was hungry, for they had had nothing to eat all the hours
they had waited for him.
And so the Child told his disciples to fetch some food but all they
had was five loaves and a couple of frankfurters. So he took the
bread and the frankfurters and blessed them and told his disciples
to feed the multitudes. And when all had eaten their fill, the scraps
filled twelve baskets.
Thence he travelled west to Mount Sarkozy. Even the beauteous
Princess Carla of the tribe of the Bruni was struck by awe and
she was great in love with the Child, but he was tempted not.
On the Seventh Day he walked across the Channel of the Angles
to the ancient land of the hooligans. There he was welcomed with
open arms by the once great prophet Blair and his successor,
Gordon the Leper, and his successor, David the Golden One.
And suddenly, with the men appeared the archangel Gabriel and
the whole host of the heavenly choir, ranks of cherubim and
seraphim, all praising God and singing: "Yes, We Can."