5640108420_b9a4d89915Calling all expert namers (this means you, Adam and Eve)! As you may or may not know, the CalMail system proved to be a huge failure last semester, leaving the entire Berkeley community scrambling for a solution. Luckily, the almighty and all-powerful Google has stepped in to take the reigns, and now an entirely new and improved mail (and calendar) system looms on the horizon.

Who cares if it works though, the IT Productivity Suite Team is more concerned about having a really clever and inventive name to compete with the respective (and witty) UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz “AggieMail” and “Slugmail” systems. And so, the team has enlisted the help of the creative minds at UC Berkeley with a friendly naming competition. Think you have what it takes? read more »


OK, we really wanted to try to avoid making too many dirty jokes, but even if we played this straight, it would still sound pretty funny:

The San Francisco Zoo wants you to name its anaconda. Oh yeaaaahhh. Ahem. Sorry about that. As the grand prize winner, you will get the naming rights, along with a “unique behind-the-scenes experience” for you and ten of your BFFs, PLUS a “large,” “plush” stuffed snake. We know you’d like to get your hands on that.

Anyway, the reptile in question is a male, and green. The deadline is October 8. And we’re guessing that in terms of names, their anaconda don’t want none unless you got puns, hun!  (Annd facepalm.)

The Badger Song (original) badger badger badger x3 mushroom snake [YouTube]
HELP US NAME OUR GREEN, MALE ANACONDA! [SF Zoo], via SFist