Friday, March 13, 2009

THe iNTeRNeT GaMe FoRMeRLy KNoWN aS FiVe Bu©K FRiD@y!



Yep, you read that right. We have to change the name, and this is why. I got an email the other day that read:

I am sure you are not aware of the fact that Five Bu©k Frid@y is a trademarked named owned by a group of Florists. If you would like we can have the trademark information forwarded to you with our request for you to stop using the trademark.

I wasn’t mad or upset, because I am in the process of having the Manic Mommy name trademarked because there are others on the internet using that name and I believe to be the first who branded that name and I want to own it, so I kindly emailed the guy and said I completely understood his need to keep the name his. I told him that I would change it, which I am. However, I am putting those symbols in there for this post just so I can explain my need to change it. I figure the guy probably has a GOOGLE search on the phrase and he may check my blog anyway to see if I use his phrase again.

So, this is where I need your help.

We can no longer call our Friday fun game Five Bu©k Frid@y. We need a new name. I’ve thought a lot about it, and have come up with some suggestions. I could change the day. We could do Three Buck Thursday, and yeah, that would save me two bucks, but come on, that’s no fun for you! We could make it Six Buck Saturday or Sunday, but then that’s a lot more coming out of my pocket. Someone suggested Hi-Five Friday, which is very catchy and I really like, but then there’s that show on TV called Hi-Five, so what if I get in trouble for that?

We could call it $4.94 Friday and I could still give you five bucks?

So, in honor of having to change Five Bu©k Frid@y to another name, I’m gonna give away TWO FIVE BUCKs this week. One for the person who best comes up with a new name, and one for the person who can answer the Five Bu©k Frid@y question of the week!

Ready? You know how to play?

You get up to three guesses in the comments section, and there may or may not be clues as the guessing begins. Last weeks’ was WAAAAAAY too easy, so I’m making this week’s question really, really, really hard.

Today’s Five Bu©k Frid@y question is:

What is the man’s name who sent the email to me, and if you happen to BE THAT MAN checking in on me to make sure I am not violating any trademarking laws, which I am NOT, please don’t ruin my fun game, OK! Thank you!

Here’s one clue:

It is seven letters or less. How nice am I?

Oh, and here's another thing. If we happen to get to 100 comments without anyone getting it correct, which I find it terribly IMPOSSIBLE because come on, it's a guy's name, then YOU ALL LOSE! And you all have to admit defeat and you all have to send my blog address out to five of your friends and tell them I rock! OK? Deal? Fair. Fair!

Start your guesses my friends! And please, write in your suggestions for what we should call THe iNTeRNeT GaMe FoRMeRLy KNoWN aS FiVe Bu©K FRiD@y!

Previous Five Buck Friday:
What movie ticket stubs?

Guess the Lunch Bill?

47 comments:

Christine in NJ said...

Hi Manic - Congrats to all the Blood donor winners!

okay, my guess - RICHARD

Christine

Patti said...

Manic's Monday Money(or Moola) Mindbender?
Kind of wordy...but I like it!

Patti

Patti said...

Bob

Patti

morninglight mama said...

I'm going with Joseph, or Joe the Trademark Titan...

How about The Friday Cash Fling?

Yeah, that blows... having difficulty thinking with these crazy kids all needing my care... hmmm....

Kirsten said...

His name is Robert


And the name of the program and be

Fantastic Free Five-Spot Friday

Kristin said...

His name is Gib.

I like Five Dollar Friday, Five-o Friday, Free Cash Friday or Freebie Friday.

Kristin

Kristin said...

Or his name is David.

Kristin

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Shelley said...

We can guess three times, right? I'm going with:

Frank

John

Steve

And how about Fabulous Friday Fiver? Ok, that's sort of lame.

mandy said...

Gib Cunningham is the name

and how about 20 Quarters Question

Mommy Melee said...

Steven. Oh wait. I can't count.

Siiiiiiiigh.

Friday's with Abe Lincoln?

WeaselMomma said...

Free Money Friday or Friday Tax Free Stimulus! Bailout Fridays!

WeaselMomma said...

1. Bill
2. Mark
3. Mike
4.(just for good measure-this one doesn't count) Spoil Sport!

PS when do I win Florida?

Sarah said...

Fortune Five Friday?

Free 5 Friday Free-for-All? (say that 10x fast)

And my guess on the name - Steven.

Darlene said...

Hi Manic,
Great names for the giveaway on here!
Here are a few more...

Gimme Five Friday!

$4.99 plus one cent Friday!

$5.01 minus one cent Friday!

Freaky Friday $5 Trivia!

Why do mine all have to have exclamation points? I guess I'm passionate about it since I was the very first $5 winner! Thanks Manic Mommy!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Nobody has answered correctly yet, but there is a name on the list that starts with the same letter as the actual name.

And Weasel -- did you not see the previous post darling?!?!?

Keep those guesses coming, and just because I'm feeling nice, I'll let everyone guess FIVE times for this Five Buckeroo Day!

Kristin said...

Is his name Daniel?

T with Honey said...

A guy named Thomas owns the trademark. Is that it?

I don't have any ideas for a new name for this contest. Everything I've come up with so far is either already patented or mentioned by someone else!

Sam mom i am said...

how about "Get a Lincoln in your pocket Friday"

Kristin said...

My fourth guess is Tom.

Kristin said...

Here is my complete answer - Tom is Tom Carlson of Fairview Florist in Janesville, WI.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

OH NOW YOU GUYS ARE GETTING TRICKY AND ACTUALLY GOOGLING FIVE BUCK FRIDAY TO SEE WHO'S GOT THE TRADEMARK ON THE PHRASE!!! NICE ONE
KRISTIN!

I SHOULD JUST GIVE YOU THE FIVE BUCKS FOR BEING SO DAMN CLEVER CHICKY!

Because of THAT clever move. NO MORE CLUES FROM ME! Now you all will just have to find ALL the florists and guess all the names on your own until you find this mysterious man!

YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN! And only FIVE GUESSES my FRIENDS!

Bwhahahahahahahah! EVIL MANIC IS HERE!

WORK FOR YOUR FIVE BUCKS ON THIS ONE SISTAHS!

Monnik said...

Martin

Anonymous said...

Do the funds for the $5 come from Mr. Manic's wallet, or the kids allowance? :)

My guesses are:
-Mr. Peacock in the kitchen with the candlestick. (Oh wait, thats Clue. nevermind).

T with Honey said...

Doug

Anonymous said...

Sven
Leopold
Ivana Humpalot

JW said...

Oh, I think a simple one would work best:

FIVE-SPOT FRIDAY!

x's and o's,
Jen

mandy said...

David

Michael

larry

3carnations said...

His name is Mark.

1, 2, 3, 4, Fiveday

Corny, I know.

Anonymous said...

Larry, Darryl and Darryl

Daisy said...

My guess: his name really ought to be Buck or Bucky. He'll be the fifth child in his family, and that's why the 5 Buck thing is so personal too him. No? Well, it was fun guessing!

Anonymous said...

Donate the $5 for this week to a good cause. Like the blood center where you picked the winner for the blood drive give away

Feisty Irish Wench said...

hrm...how bout "Manic'$ Mon(ey)day"

Anonymous said...

Joe the Plumber

Anonymous said...

how about:

-Cinco de Moolah
-Five for Fridays
-Friday Night Five
-Five Finger Fridays
-TGI-Five!
-Four + One

nyc10021 said...

Stephen or Steven?
Thomas
Robert

Anonymous said...

Shenanynay
Shaniquah

Chag said...

Was his name Russ?

mandy said...

George or Jim

Judy said...

What about... Gib?

And, I think the new name of the game should be On the Lam for Five Clams..nah, not really.

What about Hanging Five?

nyc10021 said...

Is it Richard?

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

OK.

HALT!

There is a winner amongst us!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

I will alert you via email momentarily.

Someone is either very clever or very evil. I am still not sure how this has come about.

Nice playing guys! It took 12 hours from start to finish!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Congrats to http://cynicaldad.com/
for coming up with the answer of RUSS!

He googled the Five Buck Friday florists and found the answer and will be receiving a crisp, or not so crisp Five-Dollar Bill from me!

Now, we just need to compile all our suggestions and figure out the best choice to rename the game!

Thanks everyone for playing! This makes Fridays lotsa fun!

Dim said...

That really stinks about the name, but it got me thinking. You know how some people transpose the first letters of words in a phrase to make them less offensive? Kind of like when people refer to something being "bass ackwards" (instead of "ass backwards") to lessen the sting of the potentially offensive word "ass"?

You could do the same thing with Five Buck Friday to make it a little less offensive to the copyright people.

Just transpose the "F" from "Five" and the "B" from "Buck" (you can leave "Friday" alone) and presto! A less offensive, and likely not copyrighted, name for the contest that I'm sure we all could live with. Although I'm not really sure what a "Bive" is...

You're welcome.

- D.

Travis Erwin said...

Fabulous Free Fiver Friday

Karla with a K said...

Ok, a little twist on Kristin's Five-o Friday -
You could call it that, and then say "BUCK'em, Danno!"


....and not-so-dim DIM, that was hilarious!

ps Congrats to the blood donor winners! Especially Andi.