||Skip a groove: Drop a letter or more from a song title
||Drop one or more letters from somewhere in the middle of a song title and describe the new song, and/or quote some lyrics from it.
||Two movies, one line
||Cite a real or coined line, or give a description, that could work for two different movies, plays or TV shows.
||Of course there are stupid questions!
||Give us stupid questions, especially ones reflecting Our Current Situation.
||"Breed" any two names from the provided list of 100 horses and name the foal to reflect both names.
||Hits and Googles
||Find us either a Googlenope -- a phrase in quotation marks that generates no previous hits -- or a Googleyup, a phrase that surprisingly does have hits.
||D-E-F Comedy Jam (or E-D-F, etc.)
||Coin a threeword phrase (you may add an insignificant word or two) whose words begin with D, E and F — in any order — and describe it.
||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.
||Just drop it, okay?
||Drop the last letter from an existing word, phrase or name and define the result.
||An 8-year Re-Onion
||Write a fictional Onion-type headline.
||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.
||The mama of all humor
||Write a [Someone’s] Mama joke for some well-known figure, past or present, real or fictional.
||Good idea! or not.
||Come up with a good idea and, through a small change in wording, a bad idea.
||Everybody get appy
||Offer up an idea for either a humorously useful app or a humorously counterproductive one.
||It's the stupidity, stupid
||Write us stupid questions that will make us laugh.
||It's mating season
||"Breed" any two from the provided list of 100 of the 3-year-old racehorses nominated for this year's Triple Crown and name the foal to reflect both names.
||Alter some moment in history and tell us -- in no more than about 50 words -- the likely outcome.
||IRS my case
||Schedule A: Suggest a novel way for the government to determine taxes.
Schedule B: Suggest a deduction that you'd like to take, or that some real or fictional person past or present might like to take.
Schedule C: Suggest a cause you'd rather check off $3 for.
||What a turnoff
||Tell us some creative things that children and families could do during Screen-Free Week.
||2 H |
||Breed any two of the horses nominated for this year's Triple Crown races and give the foal a name humorously reflecting the names of the parents.
||Faux re mi
||Give us some humorously false trivia about music or musicians.
||Try your hand at any of the contests mentioned in this look back.
||Wring out the OED
||Make up a false definition for any of the listed OED words.
||Set the law on us
||Suggest an odd law for a particular place in the world.
||A Life-Time opportunity
||Combine two magazines or journals and describe the result, supply a marketing pitch, or suggest a story or two that it might publish.
||We give you the "answers" and you supply jokes in the form of a question.
||Tour de Fours IX
||Create a new word or two-word term containing the letter block V, O, T, and E and define it.
||The end of our rhops
||Write a funny passage or headline whose words all have the same number of letters.
||Your mug here
||Give us a new design for the Loser Mug.
||Words to The Wiseacres
||Give us some proverbs for 21st-century life.
||Combine the beginning and end of any two words appearing in any single advertisement in The Post or on washingtonpost.com, from today through Aug. 4, and then define the new word.
||Think to Shudder
||Come up with scenarios that are even more awkward (and more imaginative) than the wincers mentioned above.
||It's Delete We Can Do
||Come up with very bad subject lines for spam e-mail--lines that will guarantee instant deletion, sight unseen.
||Come up with a terrible bit of miscasting in a movie or TV show, past or present, real or imagined.