This distraction crossed my desk, so I coined a richly meaningful name: Googlewhacking.
Your goal: find that elusive query (two words - no quote marks) with a single, solitary result!
2002-01-08: See how the Googlewhack craze began, or record your own Whack...
2003-10-06: Thanks to Googlewhackers for discovering the GoogleNACK misbehavior...
2004-01-26: Starting on our second anniversary, we tracked Googlewhack in the news...
2005-02-25: The multifariou, mysteriou Crise in Suffixe Esslessness...
Enron ran a real runaround.
The search for 'The One' may also describe activities at Enron - find "The One" person to blame for many misdeeds! (Hmmm... would the scapegoat get an Enronwhack, or be an Enronwhack? :-)
Googlewhacking is about having fun with words and search, so political commentary can't be far behind! Here are a few recent pure whacks (exactly one result) along with our signature obvious question to enhance the pleasure. Thanks to every hack, who contributed a whack, so we could find the obvious FAQ. Enjoy!
2005-01-05 Please note: These whacks were compromised nearly three years ago! Constant changes to the web and to Google's index eventually compromise nearly every Googlewhack. These died a rapid death after reports by CNN, Reuters, BBC, and many other news sources. For fresh whacks, up-to-the-minute, see The Whack Stack. Enjoy!
|Steven Bliss||ambidextrous scallywags||What do you call Enron corporate officers who contributed money to Senators on both the left and the right?|
|Autumn Tyr-Salvia||illuminatus ombudsman||Who can you complain to about the worldwide coverup of the Enron conspiracy?|
|Joe Nilles||squirreling dervishes||How did an SEC spokesman privately describe Enron executives who had busily packed away their ill-gotten gains?|
|Aaron Kimball||assonant octosyllable||Enron ran a real runaround.
Enron ran a real raw end run.
No renowned nun ran near Enron.
...well, you get the picture.
|Matthew Kerste||fetishized armadillo||What hangs over the mantle of the gold-plated fireplace at Enron's corporate retreat in Texas?|
|Doug Gray||panfish interrogation||What Congressional Task Force will, as one Senator put it, "scale, gut, and filet" Enron accountants during their formal testimony?|
|Karl Windle||disenthralled nimrod||How did Enron's press office describe an investment advisor who changed his recommendation from "Buy' to 'Sell'?|
|Emma Robertson||anxiousness scheduler||What special job title was reserved for the secretaries of Enron's corporate finance officers?|
|Manik Gupta||bamboozle guzzler||What was the most popular mixed drink at Enron's corporate Christmas parties?|
|After the party, how did the club bartenders describe Enron's top corporate officials?|
|Jeff Custer||inculcating skullduggery||What priority item led every agenda at Enron's Board meetings?|
|Chaim Schuss||parochial noctambulist||What 'previous occupation' should Enron's financial officers list on their next job application?|
|Richard Milne||insolvent pachyderms||Among all the negative fallout from the Enron scandal, what single thing does the Texas Republican Party fear most?|
|Roy Whiddon||demurrable insufficiencies||"Plausible denial" hints of espionage, so what other term will Enron officials use to downplay creative accounting during their criminal trials?|
|Jon del Castillo||unmerciless politician||How does Enron describe public officials who've asked that Enron employees be reimbursed for lost investments?|
|Craig Tucker||despotism fluidics||What science describes Enron exerting pressure across a huge, immoral brotherhood to produce desired effects with no obvious cause?|
|Among the many unpleasant names Enron pensioners may call an Enron executive, which epithet contains the longest word?|
|Doc Disk||flibbertigibbet boogers||Among the many unpleasant names Enron pensioners may call an Enron executive, which epithet is the most kind?|
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