Friday, April 28, 2006

Last call to Name The Blimp

The last day for entries is Saturday the 30th, so get those entries in.

Before submitting, it might be helpful to read the official judging criteria:

All eligible entries received will be judged by a panel of judges ("Judges") based on the following criteria (collectively "Criteria"): a) name reflects the storied 80-year history and tradition of the Goodyear Airship (40%); b) name reflects the grace and majesty of air flight (20%); c) name resonates with the Goodyear airships’ long history of public service (20%); and d) name acknowledges Goodyear’s history of innovations and progress (20%).

Yeah, so this pretty much guarantees any of the names I found amusing would stand a chance.

Even so, given that the prize is the use of a FREAKIN BLIMP for a day, I decided I'd be a sheep and think of a name that reflected the tradition of the Goodyear company and all that.

I tried "Vulcan."

Sorry, that Blimp name was already submitted. Please try another name.

Yeah, figures.

So I tried "Vulcan Eyes."

Sorry, that Blimp name was already submitted. Please try another name.

DAMMIT!

Being too lame to think of any names that had anything to do with Goodyear's history of serving the community (and since I don't really know that much about how exactly they've done this, other than having blimps and pioneering vulcanized rubber...) I decided to go for the path of least resistance.

I named it "eeka."

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