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Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit?
November 10, 2000 12:50 AM   Subscribe

Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit? I've been staring at the JackNabbit.com logo for about 10 minutes now. Sure, it just screams "real-time, online appointment scheduling," but what's actually happening to the rabbit, and why? Maybe I should write Teri Garr. I bet she'd know.
posted by bilco (16 comments total)

 
Hm, their site is still up? They shut down a few days ago (as did Onecast).
posted by gluechunk at 1:02 AM on November 10, 2000


Oh, and speaking of Seattle-area shutdowns, the Freei auction was yesterday. I guess auctions for dot com failures are the new hip thing.
posted by gluechunk at 1:17 AM on November 10, 2000


There is something wrong with this country when a common household phrase like "Great! See you then." Can be trademarked. I'm sure that's completely illegal and I'm the only one who sees how mad this concept is but all the same, if this bunny is belly-up, I say good riddance.
posted by ZachsMind at 2:52 AM on November 10, 2000


To take on the question at hand... I think the rabbit is being struck by some kind of combination clock-boomerang, and he's trying to schedule one last appointment before the end. Makes perfect sense to me.
posted by owen at 5:09 AM on November 10, 2000


the rabbit's the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. Running around with the big-ass clock, mumbling "I'm going to be late" or "I'm late I'm late!" or some such, I don't remember and don't have access to the exact quote.

It tries to imply that the company will help you not be the White Rabbit, that you won't be running around frantically trying to organize your life.

Oh, and it's swirly, and therefore New Economy. Can't forget the swirls.
posted by cCranium at 5:30 AM on November 10, 2000


"I'm late, I'm late, I'm late! For a very important date!"

I believe is how it goes.
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 6:15 AM on November 10, 2000


Whee, more topic drift!

That sounds like the Disneyfied version. The actual quote from the book is, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!"
posted by Aaaugh! at 6:39 AM on November 10, 2000


What happens to the trademarks of a company when they go bankrupt? Are they sold as assets?
posted by smackfu at 6:46 AM on November 10, 2000


Smack, in theory a trademark could be sold if the company itself were being sold, but the trademark apart from the company would have no validity since it wouldn't refer to anything. (not that this one has any validity anyway). A trademark must indicate source. If the source dies, so too the trademark.

As for what's happening to the rabbit, quite clearly it is going bankrupt. Those arrows and swirls and what not are showing how cash flow has spiralled out of control and the rabbit is jumping out his corner office window rather than face angry investors.
posted by Outlawyr at 7:20 AM on November 10, 2000


While you're at it, you could also ask Ms. Garr where her career went.
posted by highindustrial at 8:19 AM on November 10, 2000


She's been plenty busy of late, thank you very much.

And she has a seven year old daughter to care for.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 9:30 AM on November 10, 2000


Trademarks are bought and sold. They don't have to be registered to be valid, of course.

When I worked at an ad agency on the Cover Girl account, there was more than one instance of introducing a new color name after horsetrading with a competitor (e.g. "We're no longer using Stiletto Silver ... can we have your Ironworks Black?" -- except that would be for Cover Girl Goth or something).
posted by dhartung at 10:19 AM on November 10, 2000


Gosh, Steven, you're so right. She was so great as "Mrs. Livingston" in "Kill the Man" and of course we loved her in "Casper Meets Wendy" and "Dick." Not to mention her entirely believable performances as "herself" in "AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies" "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars," and "The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'." She could really make a name for, um, herself with this "herself" thing.
posted by rodii at 5:25 PM on November 10, 2000


Recently she's been a semi-regular guest on Oxygen's "I've Got a Secret" (or whatever their secret-based game show is called.
posted by gluechunk at 5:57 PM on November 10, 2000


Kee-rist, princess of babitude Daryl Hannah is talking about how hard it is to get roles, and you're taking potshots at Teri Garr? As lovely as she may be (that shower on Letterman will never ever leave my memories), she's past 40. Women's acting careers tend to get on a plane and leave for Antarctica right about then. It ain't their fault. All the Harrison Fords are being paired with the latest Lara Flynn Boyles.
posted by dhartung at 11:20 PM on November 10, 2000


Actually, she's past 50. Born December 11, 1949.

What amazes me is how good she still looks. She has aged extremely gracefully.

posted by Steven Den Beste at 11:34 PM on November 10, 2000


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