||Punku 3 -- haiku with a pun
||Create a haiku containing a pun or similar wordplay.
||Could have said it worse ourselves
||Give us a humorously bad "first draft" of a famous line from history, literature or entertainment.
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||One-offs: A 'typo' neologism contest
||You're a fat-fingered typist: Change a word, name or phrase by either adding or substituting one letter that's adjacent (in any direction) to the original one on a regular QWERTY keyboard, or by doubling the correct letter.
||Picture this -- caption these cartoons
||Write a caption, either descriptive or in dialogue, for any of the provided Bob Staake cartoons.
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||Get thee to a funnery
||Add a character (or more) to a Shakespeare play and supply some resulting dialogue.
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||Hee-rotica -- Steamy prose for unsteamy life
||Write a short steamy scene (100 words would be considered long) about a non-steamy event.
||Shakespeare + Thee: Tailgaters
||Select any line from a work by Shakespeare (poetry or prose) and pair it with your own line to create a humorous rhyming couplet.
||"Breed" any two names from the provided list of 100 horses and name the foal to reflect both names.
||Give us a "then/now" joke.
||The Sound of Science
||Write humorous lyrics on the subject of science or technology, set to a well-known tune.
||Picture this -- a caption contest
||Write a caption for one or more of the provided cartoons.
||Cast your Bred upon us
||Write a Lik the Bred verse about someone in the news lately.
||The Tile Invitational IV
|| Give us a five-, six- or seven-letter word (or two words) by scrambling the letters of any of the provided sets and define it.
||Invented facts: A fictoid contest
||Tell us a humorously untrue account of how a product or invention came to be, or got its name.
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||Give it to us straight
||Take any sentence from an article or ad in any publication dated Oct. 20 to Oct. 31 — or from an online article dated within that period — and translate it into “plain English".
||Where in the wor(l)d?
||(1) On What3words.com, find one or more humorously appropriate (or ironic) three-word codes at a particular place; or 2) find a three-word code, tell us where it is, and tell us what ought to be there.
||So what's to liken?
||Take any two items from the provided list and explain how they're similar or different, or connect them some other way.
||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
||Put it in reverse
||Spell a word, name or phrase backward and define the result in a way that relates to the original.
||You're giving us a bad name
||Cite a REAL brand name, past or present, note its original use, and then say what sort of product, organization, etc., that name would be bad for.
||A little sixty-four play
||Fashion an entry by selecting one element from each of the provided menu groups. Make sure you indicate the combination you chose (e.g., 2-C-iii).
||Yux Redux: Play on a foreign phrase
||Make a word play on a foreign phrase or term (or English phrase using foreign words) and describe it.
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||The song remains the sa
||Supply a real song title that has the end or beginning -- or, what the heck, both -- chopped off and describe it.
||Breed 'em and weep
||Breed any two of the provided 100 racehorses nominated for this year's Triple Crown events and name the foal the reflect both names.
||Write a humorous caption for any of the provided Bob Staake cartoons.
||Little piddle riddle
||Ask a question and answer it with a rhyme.
||With parens like these …
||Add some words in parentheses to a well-known song title to make it funnier in some way.
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||You supply the questions to as many of the provided answers as you like.
||Combine any of the words in Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy, in any order, to create a humorous sentence or longer passage.
||A Test of Character
||Change a word or phrase by only one letter -- substitute one letter for another, add a letter or transpose two letters -- and explain how they are different or similar.