Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: What does BURGR stand for? ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: What does BURGR stand for?
Category: Computers
Asked by: irishpheremone-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 16 Feb 2004 18:03 PST
Expires: 17 Mar 2004 18:03 PST
Question ID: 307488
In the Movie "War Games" the computer was named WOPR which stands for
'War Operations Planned Response' and it was a pun on the real NORAD
computer BURGR.

What does BURGR stand for?

Request for Question Clarification by darrel-ga on 16 Feb 2004 18:30 PST

I'm not convinced BURGR is truly the name of a defense department
computer. Do you know for a fact that it is, or just from surfing
sites regarding the Movie "War Games"?

The main reason I'm suspicious is because I've searched Acronym
databases... probably close to a dozen of them, with no mention of
BURGR. And some of these databases are specific to the computer

If you don't mind clarifying that you're certain it's truly the name
of a computer, that would help me out.



Clarification of Question by irishpheremone-ga on 16 Feb 2004 21:27 PST

I searched for a good while on the net - and never came up with any
answers, only the usual stuff reqarding "War Games", nothing on
NORAD's real computer BURGR (is it real? I don't know).

I was hoping you had a contact in the military ;)

I looked in NORAD history and found nothing also...

Best of luck-
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: What does BURGR stand for?
From: probonopublico-ga on 16 Feb 2004 22:01 PST
Bugger Up Role Generated Response

(An inspired guess.)
Subject: Re: What does BURGR stand for?
From: seantech-ga on 18 Feb 2004 15:13 PST
NORAD's 'burgr' stands for Mc Donalds! :P Just kidding.

My verry own uneducated guess is that it stands for:  Bastard
Un-identified Rocket Gauss-powered Radar system.  :P   What might you
Subject: Re: What does BURGR stand for?
From: alexander-ga on 19 Feb 2004 04:11 PST
If noone comes up with anything, why not ask the source?

"NORAD, while not subject to the US FOIA or Canadian ATIA, is still a
military organization funded by the taxpayers of both nations and, as
such, should follow the spirit and intent of both laws. Therefore,  it
is HQ NORAD policy that US FOIA and Canadian ATIA requests be
processed and the information or records requested be provided unless
they meet guidelines for non-release due to security  classification."

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy