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13JULY10 Acme


13JULY10 Acme

Originally uploaded by Sarge Jan08

Acme is the age old name for cartoons and businesses. I love delivering to Acme companies because it reminds me of Wile E. Coyote and brings a smile to my face. Evidently this company should call the Acme Sign Co. to get that “M” replaced.

I got curious about what A.C.M.E. actually stood for. So, to Google I went.

Here is what I remember:
“The Acme Corporation is a fictional corporation that exists in several cartoons, films and TV series, most significantly in the Looney Tunes universe. It appeared most prominently in the Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote cartoons, which made Acme famous for outlandish and downright dangerous products that fail catastrophically at the worst possible times.”

Then there is this:
“The company name is ironic since the word acme is derived from Greek (ακμή; English transliteration: acmē) meaning the peak, zenith or prime, and products from the fictional Acme Corporation are both generic and tend to fail.
A.C.M.E. has also been used as a backronym meaning “A Company that Makes Everything”. This can be rendered as a recursive acronym (“Acme Company Makes Everything”).”

And finally:
“Early Sears catalogs contained a number of products with the “Acme” trademark, including anvils, which are frequently used in Warner Bros. cartoons[2].”

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    08/20/2010 9:59 AM

    Jimmy and I were discussing about our job, how long we’ve stayed for the company and life in general. Sometimes when you’re emotionally down and unhappy with your life, its inevitable to think about such situations even in the workplace .

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