This is for any fans of Warner Bros animated series "Pinky & The Brain": http://dmoz.org/Arts/Animation/Cartoons/Titles/P/Pinky_and_The_Brain/ (...or for any others who have nothing better to do than to take the time to read this.) I've been working on an extensive and tedious project that has been a rather wearying experience, but there is a bit of pay involved, so I tried to ignore how much of a task it was. A few days ago, I felt the overwhelming urge to take a break from the monotony, and for no other reason than "why the @#$% not", I decided to do a google.com search on "narf". Now, any "hardcore" P&TB reading this will most likely recall a key plot point in the premiere P&TB episode "Das Mouse" when the CIA deciphered Pinky's random password "NARF" as "Nuclear Attack Readiness Formation". I can assure you that this organization does not exist (at least not on the web), though there was a P&TB fanpage with that name at one time. In the space (or waste, I should say) of 2 hours, I discovered that N.A.R.F. has been in use as an acronym by a number of organizations -- some of them many years before the actual "word" (or "emotional sound effect", as it has been defined by the show's producer, Peter Hastings) was popularized (immortalized, even) by Pinky -- with credit largely due to Rob Paulsen's performance as the voice of Pinky - and also to Peter Hastings, but especially to Eddie Fitzgerald, a Warner Bros animator who once received a gag credit on "Tiny Toon Adventures" as the: "Guy Who Says 'Narf.'" Following is the outcome of my research (from approximately 543 search results): First off, one that many A! fans should be familiar with: The Nifty Animaniacs Reference File (though horribly out of date) http://www.faqs.org/faqs/tv/animaniacs/faq/ Now, prepare to be amazed and amused at all that is N.A.R.F. on the web: [Note: If there are any non-English sites linked which you wish to view and comprehend (for whatever reason suits your fancy), I recommend using http://babelfish.altavista.com ] The Native American Rights Fund http://www.narf.org/ The Nortwest Agricultural Research Foundation http://mtvernon.wsu.edu/NARF.html The Nike Animal Rescue Foundation http://www.narfrescue.org The Northfield Animal Rights Front http://www.stolaf.edu/orgs/messenger/2000/021601/news/narf.html The Nordic Arctic Research Forum http://www.geo.ruc.dk/nors/phd_net/narf.htm NAzaRines In Fellowship http://www.naznet.com/ The Nazarene Amateur Radio Fellowship http://www.norcal.org/NARF/ The North American Railway Foundation http://www.narfoundation.org/ The National Association of Research Fellows http://www.anu.edu.au/narf/ The Newport Autumn Rowing Festival http://www.newportaquaticcenter.net/Rowing/pages/narf_main.htm Novell Account Request Form http://www.cas.unt.edu/gal/narf/ The National Assembly of Rifle Forces http://www.eckardt-web.de/narf/ The National Association of Retired Firefighters http://www.narfire.org.uk/narf.html Nathan Azrin & Richard Foxx (co-authors) http://www.nurturingourfamilies.com/spirited/books/narf/narf.html The North American Racewalking Foundation http://www.hoys.com/narwf.html Nambudripad's Allergy Research Foundation http://www.naet.com/subscribers/naro.html New Account Request Form http://mira.lcsc.edu/olg/narf.html The National Association of Retired Federal Employees http://www.narfe.org/ Not Another Ridiculous Fanfic http://xovers.reikaifiles.com/a/NARF.html Natural Axial Resonant Frequency http://www.bently.com/support/glossary/BncglossNARF.htm The Natural Areas Rescue Fund http://www.savetheprairiesociety.org/NARF/NARFdo.htm Notgeile Alte Rentner Fraktion (A Series of "Counterstrike" Clans, mostly in German) http://www.narf-clan.de/ http://www.narfclan.de/ http://www.clan-narf.de/ http://www.narf-clan.de.vu/ http://www.clansite.com/NaRF/ http://narf-clan.virtualave.net/ http://narf.da.ru/ http://counternarf.fateback.com/ The Naval Air Rework Facility http://www.skyhawk.org/NARF_AL.htm The New Age Renaissance Fair http://www.california.com/~eameece/narf.htm NAtionale Regio Finale http://www.tsr-vidar.nl/archief/NARF1998/narf.html The Nuclear Air Resistance Fleet http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/8663/ Norges Autoriserte Regnskapsføreres Forening http://www.narf.no/ And for those of you wondering how others have "defined" narf: http://www.greyjedi.net/wordofweek.html#narf http://www.csupomona.edu/~jasanders/slang/csrpn.htm Two Dweebs Who Erroneously Claim to have Coined "Narf" http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=princeton narf (The actual page is offline, but can be viewed via Google "cache". For the first search result listed after you click the above link, click where it says "Cached" to read the text in question. If you still can't get it to work, I'll post the text here later.) Other noteworthy NARF-related sites ---- "Narf" is: An Internet Service Provider http://www.narf.com An Invention (En Espanol) http://www.argos.edu.uy/narf.htm A Usenet Spam Filter http://utcc.utoronto.ca/abuse/antispam-stuff/narf/ A Stamps & Graphics Company (En Espanol) http://www.catar.com.br/hg/serv/narfs/ A French Anime Fansite http://narf.free.fr/ A Windows Application for Playing Chess on your Computer http://www.chessvariants.com/programs.dir/narf.html A Swiss Punk Band http://www.kuzeb.ch/narf/ A Canadian-themed Star Trek Spoof (with sequels) http://www.theinsaneasylum.com/stories/narftrek/narftrek.htm http://www.theinsaneasylum.com/stories/narftrek/narftrek2.htm http://www.theinsaneasylum.com/stories/narftrek/narftrek3.htm A Dutch Hard Rock Band ("Narf - The Band") http://www.narftheband.com/ ...coming soon! http://move.to/narf http://members.tripodnet.nl/ANDRIESHANNAART/ http://www.redrival.com/narftheband/indexe.html http://narfmusic.cjb.net/ A Breakfast Cereal http://www.hytti.uku.fi/~halen/thepeli/pelinarf.html The We-Call-Our-Site-NARF-For-No-Apparent-Reason Homepage http://www.narf.gen.nz/ A Clever, Brief P&TB Fanfic http://www.sonic.net/~xodiac/stories/narf.htm A Cult http://members.tripod.com/~Evk_Damascus/narf/ On a related note - the following are registered domains for sites not yet online: http://naarf.com/ http://narf.net/ And in case anyone is curious, http://narf.cc/ is not currently registered. And perhaps the most useless (or creative, depending on your POV) uses of "narfdom" on the web: http://homepages.strath.ac.uk/~acu95268/narf.html http://home.allgaeu.org/mkaltenh/ http://www.locksley.com/opennarf.htm http://www.wcug.wwu.edu/~narf/ Gookie --wins the prize for the *longest*, *most researched* yet thoroughly useless post of all time.