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THEME: QUE -- Questions

PUB DATEWEEKTITLESYNOPSISEVENTUAL WINNERTHEMESREPORTLINKS
May 11, 1997217 NO QUESTION ABOUT IT Come up with truly stupid questions. Edith Eisenberg QUE  214  HTML 
June 1, 1997220 RSVP Provide and answer to any of the dumb questions from Week 217. David Kleinbard QUE  217  HTML 
January 25, 1998254 DOUBLE JEOPARDY! Take any sentence appearing anywhere in today's Washington Post, and make up a question to which it could be a plausible answer. David Genser WAS QUE  251  HTML 
August 19, 2001415
(LXXXII) 
Sentence Us to Death Take any sentence appearing anywhere in today's Washington Post, and invent a question that it answers. Russell Beland WAS QUE  411  HTML 
January 27, 2002438
(CV) 
What's the Pun Line? Ask a question and answer it, somewhere incorporating the name of a least one famous person. Chris Doyle QUE  429  
January 12, 2003488
(CLV) 
No Rest for the Query Come up with a vexing, funny question about life. John Durkin QUE  484  HTML 
October 5, 2003526 Conventional Wisdumb Answer any of the provided questions. Art Grinath QUE  522  HTML 
June 6, 2004561 Deform of a Question Take any sentence appearing in The Washington Post or washingtonpost.com today through June 14, and make up a question to which the sentence could be an answer. Marc Leibert WAS QUE  557  HTML 
August 1, 2004569 Murphy's Lore Give Eric Murphy advice he deserves on the provided questions. Mai Nguyen QUE  565  HTML 
July 31, 2005621 Questionable Journalism Take any sentence that appears in The Post or in an article in washingtonpost.com anytime through Aug. 8 and supply a question it could answer. Russell Beland WAS QUE  617  HTML 
February 5, 2006648 Caller IDiot Name a product or company and supply a stupid question to ask the consumer hotline person. Kevin Dopart BUS QUE  644   
June 18, 2006667 Questionable Journalism Take any sentence that appears in The Post or in an article on washingtonpost.com anytime from now through June 26 and supply a question it could answer. Kevin Dopart WAS QUE  663     
March 25, 2007706 Questionable Journalism Take any sentence that appears in The Post or in an article on washingtonpost.com from March 24 through April 2 and come up with a question it could answer. Russell Beland WAS QUE  702   
October 20, 2007736 So, Should I Drive Like Your Brother? Ask a car-related question that would make the Car Guys crack up. If you're not into cars, you can also post a question for advice columnist Ask Amy or etiquette columnist Miss Manners. Chris Rollins QUE  732   html 
May 31, 2008767 Questionable Journalism Find any sentence (or a substantive part of a sentence) that appears in the Post or in an article on washingtonpost.com from May 31 through June 9 and come up with a question it might answer. Beverley Sharp WAS QUE  763    
June 6, 2009820 Be Mister Language Person Supply a Mister Language Person-type question and answer. Kevin Dopart LAN QUE  816    
July 25, 2009827 Caller Idiot Name a real product or company and supply a stupid question or complaint for the consumer hotline person. Jeff Hazle BUS QUE  823      E 
December 12, 2009847 Questionable journalism Find any sentence (or a substantive part of a sentence) that appears in The Post or in an article on washingtonpost.com from Dec. 11 through Dec. 21 and come up with a question it might answer. George Vary WAS QUE  843    
May 22, 2010870 Let's play Nopardy Describe any of the above phrases in the form of a question. Russell Beland QUE  866    html 
July 17, 2011928 Play feature Use the title of a movie as the answer to a riddle or other question. Tom Witte MOV QUE  924    html 
November 6, 2011944 Uh, yeah, it's just you Give us one or more "Is it just me" questions. Neal Starkman QUE  940    html 
March 11, 2012962 Questionable journalism Take any sentence (or a mjaor part of it) that appears in the Post or in an article on washingtonpost.com anytime from now through March 19 and supply a question it could answer. Cathy Lamaze WAS QUE  958    html 
October 6, 20131041 What have you got to lose? Answer a question, real or rhetorical, that appears in a song. Trevor Kerr MUS QUE  1037   HTML   E 
November 3, 20131045 Songs for the asking Take a sentence, phrase or title forms a song and provide a funny question it might answer. Larry Gray MUS QUE  1041   HTML   E 
December 29, 20131053 Questionable journalism Quote an actual sentence, from The Washington Post, washingtonpost.com, or another print or online publication dated between Dec. 26 and Jan. 6, and follow it with a question that the sentence might answer. John Folse QUE  1049   HTML   E 
July 6, 20141079 Little piddle riddle Ask a question and answer it with a rhyme. Rachel A. Bernhardt POE QUE  1075   HTML   E 
July 20, 20141081 It's the stupidity, stupid Write us stupid questions that will make us laugh. Gary Crockett QUE  1077   HTML  E 
November 23, 20141099 Questionable journalism Take a sentence (or most of a sentence) that appears in an article in The Washington Post or on washingtonpost.com dated Nov. 20 through Dec. 1 (in print, any article from those days' papers), and make up a question that the sentence could answer. Beverley Sharp QUE  1095   HTML  E 
February 28, 20161164 Wait Wait' for us Compose a multiple-choice question about a Ridiculous but Treu fact or event, with two entertaining wrong answers as well as the right one. One of the two wrong answers may be obviously untrue as long as it's funny. Larry Gray QUE  1160    E 
March 13, 20161166 Questionable journalism Take a sentence (or most of a sentence) that appears in text (not a headline) in The Washington Post or on washingtonpost.com dated March 10-21 and make up a question that the sentence could answer John Hutchins QUE  1162    E 
June 19, 20161180 Strip search! Find a line of text from any comic strip or panel that appears on the Post's comics pages or on washingtonpost.com/comics, dated anywhere between June 16 and June 27, and either (a) supply a question that the original line could answer, or (b) follow it with your own line of dialogue or reply. Lawrence McGuire COM QUE  1176    E 
October 30, 20161199 We want some bad choices Offer one or more funny Questions for Terrible People, as shown. Tom Witte QUE  1195    E