||Mind your P's and B's (and more)
||Replace one or more P's in a word, name, or multi-word term with a B or with another letter and define or describe the results.
||Put it in Bee-verse
||Write a humorous poem of eight lines or fewer that includes one of the provided words, all from the 2018 National Spelling Bee.
||Write a caption for one or more of the provided pictures.
||Come into Beeing with neologisms
||From any of the 15 provided Spelling Bee letter sets, coin a new term of one or two words and define it humorously. You may also supply an especially clever or funny definition of a real term.
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||That is the question
||Choose a line from Shakespeare (or a significant part of a line) and pair it with a question that the line could humorously answer.
||Derby or not Derby
||"Breed" any two of the provided racehorses nominated for this year's Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont; and name the foal to reflect both names.
||Tell us an original joke whose punchline can't be understood without knowledge -- not necessarily scientific -- that most of us don't have (which you'll supply with a concise explanation).
||Celebrating our differences
||Each of the provided 17 items appeared in a different Style Invitational compare/contrast contest from 1996 to 2014. Explain how any two of the are alike or different or otherwise linked.
||We want hue so bad
||Invent a name for a color 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.
||Awww together now
||Write us a humorous headline -- from the past, present, or future -- that puts an optimistic perspective on some otherwise not-so-promising news.
||When you riff upon a store
||Use a wordplay on a song title as a name or slogan for a real or imagined business.
||Hearts of dorkness
||Write a humorous Valentine's Day sentiment to someone (or to some organization), either real or fictional -- either from you or from someone else you name. Plus an all-new option: We'll also be willing to run at least one really funny, clever, well-executed graphic.
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||Themes good enough for us
||Suggest an existing song to be used as the theme for a TV series or program for comic effect.
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||TAXI's the fare for Tour de Fours XI
||Coin a word or hyphenated term that contains the letter block T-A-X-I; the letters may be in any order, but there may be no other letters between them.
||You're only as rich as you fee
||What are some really bad ideas for various businesses to make a few more bucks?
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||Are we having funds yet?
||Suggest a humorous fundraising "challenge" for any organization.
||Good idea! or not.
||Come up with a good idea and, through a small change in wording, a bad idea.
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||Ask backwards with our answers, your questions
||Supply the questions to as many of the 16 supplies answers as you like.
||Falsity is Job One
||Send us some fictoids about cars and trucks and driving and stuff.
||Let's go parody-hopping
||Describe a stage or movie musical in a parody of a song from a different musical.
||An iffy proposition
||Suggest some humorous action that you would take if you were in someone's position, more or less in the form "If I were _____ my first act would be _____."
||With parens like these …
||Add some words in parentheses to a well-known song title to make it funnier in some way.
||This week, to commemorate both Kevin Dopart and his 1K ink blots: Change a word, phrase of name by adding one or more K's, and define your new term.
||Send us the bill
||Name a piece of legislation "cosponsored" by two or more of the 98 new House and Senate members provided.
||Look This Up in Your Funk & Wagnalls
||Supply the pair of terms listed at the top of a page of any print dictionary to indicate the first and last listings on the page, and define that hyphenated term.
||We Beg You To Differ
||Take any two items from the truly random provided list and explain why they are different or why they are similar.