1011 Top these! Try your hand at any of the contests mentioned in this look back. H
932 We'll call them your-mama jokes Tell us an original "your mama" joke. H
923 Chemical Wordfare Create a new chemical element or other chemical term. 2
783 The Shill Game Name a celebrity or fictional character to endorse a real product or company. H
782 That's the Ticket! Explain why any of the items on the list below is qualified to be President of the United States. H
776 An Act of Sunny Side Note the silver lining in some otherwise disappointing turn of events. H
764 Can You Up Chuck? Come up with entirely new and funny Chuck Norris Facts. H
757 Gorey Thoughts From A to Z Send us some rhyming alphabet-primer couplets. W P H
743 Picture This Write a caption for any of these Bob Staake cartoons. H
740 Give Us a Hint Offer clues in various situations that something isn't working out well. H H H
725 Beggars For Description Describe, without being boring, a cartoon to fit any of the provided captions. H H
723 Name Your Poison Create a name and recipe for a cocktail and, if you like, describe when it might be served. H
722 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. I
721 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. H
717 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. T
705 Simile Outrageous Come up with funny analogies, perhaps with some 21st-century references. H
693 Everything Being Sequel Give a brief scenario for the sequel to a well-known movie. H 2
689 Busted Play Come up with a more objectionable or stupid toy than a working fart-powered toy rocket. H
679 Ask Backwards Here are the answers. You supply the questions to as many as you dare. H
675 Cut Us Some Slack Come up with humorous ways to be lazy. H
666 Bedevil Us Give a mini-sermon explaining how some innocuous object or event signals the End of Days. H
664 A Thousand Times?! No! Come up with a new signature line for Russell Beland's -- or anyone else's -- e-mails. H
663 Worth at Least a Dozen Words Interpret any of the provided cartoons as you see fit in a caption. H
662 How Low Will You Go? Humiliate yourself for ink, and a stupid prize. H
633 Your Secret Here! Send us some original secrets (they don't have to be true). H
631 Picture This What's going on in any of these cartoons? H
504 Life Is Snort Write a schmaltzy last line of a "Life Is Short. H 1
476 Portmanteautapping Make a new word by squishing together two existing words. The constituent words must share at least two letters. H
463 Retell Sales Give us the beginning of any well-known story as retold by any famous person, living or dead, except for Ronald Reagan. H
456 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. H
405 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. H
383 A Kinder, Gender Nation Take an noun and give us a reason or two why it should be either masculine or feminine. H
372 Trial Balloons Fill in the balloons. H
366 Just Fulghum Come up with a list of at least three Major Life Lessons one can learn from any of the venues provided. H
362 Something Missing Tell us what is missing in each of the provided cartoons. H
355 Seeing Stars Tell us ways we can attract celebrity participation to this contest. H
353 Patently Silly What do these devices do? H H
345 Picture This What is going on in these cartoons? 4
342 Plainly Ridiculous Take any direct quotation from any article in today's Washington Post and translate it into "plain English. H
335 A LOVER'S SPAT Come up with some inept "sweet nothings"--graceless terms of endearment. H
330 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. H 2
328 NICE CAPADES 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. H
327 ASK BACKWARDS You are on "Jeopardy!" These are the answers. What are the questions? H
324 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. H
316 CALLING THE TOON What are these things? H
313 THE STYLE INVITATIONAL SOUVENIR SHOP Come up with bad names for a new store at a mall. 2