Pittsburgh Geeks Buyout Bingo
Every now and then, we get hit with the need to write a little PHP code. If we can be snarky at the same time, all the better! And so, we present Buyout Bingo. Rules are at the bottom.
How to play:
Print out a bingo card. Pin it up on your cubicle, office door, fridge, wherever.
If a company goes under, the square is dead, even if the company's assets are bought by scavengers in bankruptcy court. (That's not a buyout; that's carrion.) Color the square gray or paste little skulls on it. If you have friends there, buy them a beer. If their options were vested, buy them single-malt.
When you get five buyout squares in a row (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal), you win.
The prize, alas, is exactly what most of the employees of the bought-out companies win: nada. But hey, it's been a valuable experience!