A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 02, 2018
“Amazon is basically Acme from the Roadrunner cartoons”

The Acme Corporation is a fictional corporation that appeared in The Road Runner Show (1948-1966) cartoons. Amazon.com is an American electronic commerce company that sells many products. Amazon has sometimes been called the modern Acme.

“Amazon is to me as ACME is to Looney Tunes” was posted on Twitter on July 31, 2013. “Amazon is the new ACME” was posted on Twitter on November 3, 2013. “Amazon is the Acme of the Roadrunner cartoons” was posted on Twitter on May 20, 2014.


Wikipedia: Amazon (company)
Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon (/ˈæməˌzɒn/), is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994. The tech giant is the largest Internet retailer in the world as measured by revenue and market capitalization, and second largest after Alibaba Group in terms of total sales. The amazon.com website started as an online bookstore and later diversified to sell video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming, audiobook downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics—Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Echo—and is the world’s largest provider of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS and PaaS). Amazon also sells certain low-end products under its in-house brand AmazonBasics.

Wikipedia: The Road Runner Show
The Road Runner Show was an animated anthology series which compiled theatrical Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner cartoons from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, which were produced by Warner Bros. Cartoons between 1948 and 1966.

Wikipedia: Acme Corporation
The Acme Corporation is a fictional corporation that features prominently in Warner Bros. animated shorts, more specifically, the Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote cartoons as a running gag featuring outlandish products that fail or backfire catastrophically at the worst possible times. The name is also used as a generic title in many cartoons, films, TV series, commercials and comic strips.

The company name in the Road Runner cartoons is ironic, since the word acme is derived from Greek (ακμή; English transliteration: akmē) meaning the peak, zenith or prime, and products from the fictional Acme Corporation are often generic, failure-prone, and/or explosive.

Twitter
Easton Allyn Presented by Sport Beans
@EastonAllyn
Amazon is to me as ACME is to Looney Tunes
2:13 PM - 31 Jul 2013

Twitter
Leicester Bangs
@fake_plastic
Amazon is the new ACME
9:36 AM - 3 Nov 2013

Twitter
Mar33Fitz
@fitzym267
Amazon is sending out drones. Amazon Certified Merchandise Expedited= ACME, I am telling ya Wile E. Coyote(genius) is behind this somehow.
1:12 PM - 3 Dec 2013

Twitter
Geonn Cannon
@GeonnCannon
Amazon is the real-life version of Acme from those Wile E Coyote cartoons. Anything you could possibly want…
10:50 AM - 12 May 2014

Twitter
Robert Currie
@recurrie
Amazon is the Acme of the Roadrunner cartoons. Anvil, free shipping.
http://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-G8147-Anvil-55-Pound/dp/B0000DD713/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1400630569&sr=1-1&keywords=anvil+blacksmith
8:04 PM - 20 May 2014

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Amazon is a real-life ACME
submitted October 8, 2015 by AdmOxalate
Case in point: Ridgid 69642 Model 12 Forged Anvil https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0015B5A6W/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_qMDfwbEWDFRGB

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Amazon is the real equivalent of the ACME corporation from the road runner cartoons
submitted October 31, 2015 by Ptstoic

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
If Wile E Coyote were chasing the Road Runner today, he would be ordering his weapons of mass dysfunction from Amazon, not ACME.
submitted February 25, 2016 by CatchingRays

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Acme was the original Amazon
submitted May 28, 2016 by kemar7856

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
The Acme company in the Roadrunner cartoons was really the precursor to Amazon Prime.
submitted July 2, 2016 by gnujack

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Amazon has become the Acme of the Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner cartoons.
submitted December 7, 2016 by griffin_osiris

Twitter
Get Marc on the phone!
@Marc_Hayes
Amazon is basically Acme from Looney toons
8:41 PM - 2 Jun 2017

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Amazon has become the real world equivalent of ACME from Looney Tunes.
submitted August 8, 2017 by NumberJ5

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Amazon is basically Acme from Roadrunner
submitted March 2, 2018 by smileedude

Posted by Barry Popik
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