||Try your hand at any of the contests mentioned in this look back.
||We'll call them your-mama jokes
||Tell us an original "your mama" joke.
||Create a new chemical element or other chemical term.
||The Shill Game
||Name a celebrity or fictional character to endorse a real product or company.
||That's the Ticket!
||Explain why any of the items on the list below is qualified to be President of the United States.
||An Act of Sunny Side
||Note the silver lining in some otherwise disappointing turn of events.
||Can You Up Chuck?
||Come up with entirely new and funny Chuck Norris Facts.
||Gorey Thoughts From A to Z
||Send us some rhyming alphabet-primer couplets.
||H P W |
||Write a caption for any of these Bob Staake cartoons.
||Give Us a Hint
||Offer clues in various situations that something isn't working out well.
||H H H |
||Beggars For Description
||Describe, without being boring, a cartoon to fit any of the provided captions.
||H H |
||Name Your Poison
||Create a name and recipe for a cocktail and, if you like, describe when it might be served.
||Let's Play Nopardy!
||We supply 12 phrases and you get to provide questions they might answer. The phrases were entries in our Week 717 contest, which asked for Googlenopes -- phrases that showed no previous hits from the Google search engine.
||Know Your Market
||For any of the provided photos, supply two captions: one that would appeal to The Style Invitational and one that would appeal to the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
||Pitch Us a No-Hitter
||Send us some genuine Googlenopes. A Googlenope is a phrase or very brief sentence that, entered into the Google search engine with quotation marks around it, produces no hits.
||Come up with funny analogies, perhaps with some 21st-century references.
||Everything Being Sequel
||Give a brief scenario for the sequel to a well-known movie.
||2 H |
||Come up with a more objectionable or stupid toy than a working fart-powered toy rocket.
||Here are the answers. You supply the questions to as many as you dare.
||Cut Us Some Slack
||Come up with humorous ways to be lazy.
||Give a mini-sermon explaining how some innocuous object or event signals the End of Days.
||A Thousand Times?! No!
||Come up with a new signature line for Russell Beland's -- or anyone else's -- e-mails.
||Worth at Least a Dozen Words
||Interpret any of the provided cartoons as you see fit in a caption.
||How Low Will You Go?
||Humiliate yourself for ink, and a stupid prize.
||Your Secret Here!
||Send us some original secrets (they don't have to be true).
||What's going on in any of these cartoons?
||Life Is Snort
||Write a schmaltzy last line of a "Life Is Short."
||1 H |
||Make a new word by squishing together two existing words. The constituent words must share at least two letters.
||Give us the beginning of any well-known story as retold by any famous person, living or dead, except for Ronald Reagan.
||A Bad-Ask Contest
||You are still on Jeopardy!, and you still have to supply questions to the provided answers, but the winners will be the least funny answers.
||The "Sty"le Invitational
||Take any word--this may include people or places--put a portion of it in "air quotes" and redefine it. You may not alter the spelling.
||A Kinder, Gender Nation
||Take an noun and give us a reason or two why it should be either masculine or feminine.
||Fill in the balloons.
||Come up with a list of at least three Major Life Lessons one can learn from any of the venues provided.
||Tell us what is missing in each of the provided cartoons.
||Tell us ways we can attract celebrity participation to this contest.
||What do these devices do?
||H H |
||What is going on in these cartoons?
||Take any direct quotation from any article in today's Washington Post and translate it into "plain English."
||A LOVER'S SPAT
||Enter the contest that is run by the editor of your choice.
||NERD PLANET FROM THE SUN
||Come up with comments from the Nerd Side even less interesting than the observation that the 21st century doesn't really start until 2001.
||2 H |
||Send in some pleasant observation, in which you take a really cheerful or heartwarming view of something that less charitable people might conceivably see differently.
||You are on "Jeopardy!" These are the answers. What are the questions?
||A PREQUEL OPPORTUNITY OFFERING
||Come up with a "prequel" to some classic film or work of literature. You must produce a title and a brief plot summary, which of course must take place prior to the main action of the original work.
||CALLING THE TOON
||What are these things?
||THE STYLE INVITATIONAL SOUVENIR SHOP
||Come up with bad names for a new store at a mall.