||We only have (googly) eyes for you
||Send us a photo of something that you have made funny by pasting googly eyes on it; funny titles and captions are optional.
||The year in redo, Part 2
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1230 through Week 1254.
||It's a med, med, med, med world
||Invent a clever name for a new medical product, and specify the condition it would treat.
||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.
||What in creation . . . ?
||Supply a brief monologue or dialogue about a Creator's specifications or planning for some living being.
||That movie is SO about you
||Name someone who was the "secret inspiration" for a certain movie.
||Mergers you wrote: Combine two businesses with puns
||Give a clever name for a combination of two or more businesses.
||A ______ of collective nouns
||Propose one or more funny new names for groups of things.
||What have we here?
||Tell us what one or more of these objects really are.
||Write a humorous poem of no longer than eight lines about someone who died in 2015.
||Choose a title of a book, movie, play or TV show; drop all the vowels (including Y when it's used as a vowel); then add your choice of vowels -- as many as you like -- to create a new work; and describe it.
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||A deviant character
||Change the name of person or animal -- real or fictional -- by adding or subtracting one letter; substituting one letter for another; or switching the positions of two nearby letters, and describing the results.
||Someone else's business
||Name a real brand, along with something else it would be a better name for.
||H H H |
||Combine two well-known names into a Twitter handle, and write a tweet (no more than 140 characters and spaces) that that portmanteau person might write.
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||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.
||Drone for a loop
||Give us some novel uses for a CICADA micro-drone, assuming that anyone can get one, and that it can have a micro-camera, micro-grips, etc.
||Provide a humorous caption for any of the cartoons provided.
||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 them are alike or different or otherwise linked.
||We want hue so bad
||Invent a name for a color and describe it.
||Send us the bill
||Combine two or more names from the list of members of Congress on this page to "cosponsor" a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose.
||A lit obit of fun
||Write a humorous poem of no longer than eight lines about someone who died in 2014.
||The year in redo
||Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 1047 through Week 1097, except for Week 1050.
||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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||Band on the pun
||Alter the name of a music group or performer slightly -- not necessarily by just one letter, but enough so it's obvious what the original is -- and describe it in some way.
||Falsity is Job One
||Send us some fictoids about cars and trucks and driving and stuff.
||A pair of threes
||Choose two or three entities represented by a single three-letter combination at bit.ly/3letterabs and say how they are alike or different.
||Going to the shrink
||Downsize the title of a book, movie or play to make it smaller or less momentous and describe it.
||Combine two comic strips that appear in The Washington Post or at washingtonpost.com/comics and describe the results.