||Singing on the job -- a parody contest
||Write a humorous "work song" for any job or profession. Set it to any well-known tune.
||We GIVE you Limerixicon XIV
||Supply a humorous, previously unpublished limerick significantly featuring any English word, name or term beginning with "gh-" or "gi-".
||Come up with an original phrase that generates at least 1 million listings on a Google search.
||Explain how the world would be different had some event not occurred.
||Let's Get Personnel
||Send us some humorously creative questions that a job interviewer would ask an applicant, or some questions it might be fun to ask the interviewer.
||Write a poem about someone who died in 2006.
||Funnies: How Time Flies
||Pull Billy of "The Family Circus" -- or any of his comic strip neighbors in The Washington Post -- out of his time warp to a different age, era or place, and provide a short storyline or dialogue or caption.
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||Spell a word backward and define the result, somehow relating the definition to the original word.
||What a Piece of Work
||String together words in a single scene, or two consecutive scenes, of "Hamlet" to produce one or more funny sentences, preferably unrelated to the original content. The words must appear in the order in which they appear in the play.
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||Name Any Good Movies Lately?
||Give us a funny new title for an existing movie.
||Not in the Cards
||Send us ideas for cards that would likely be ruled "FBN" (Funny, But No) by Hallmark but F&YYY by the Empress.
||Tell us how two different types of people, animals, organizations, etc., would interpret any of the provided cartoons.
||It's Open Season
||Come up with a brand-new word and its definition. The words must begin with O, P, Q, R or S.
||Ask Backwards, Erudite Edition
||You are on "Jeopardy!" Here are the sophisticated answers. You supply the questions.
||Fun for the Roses
||Breed any two of the horses on a list of those qualifying for this year's Triple Crown races, and tell us a good name for their foal. The name of the foal must be no more than 18 characters, including spaces.
||So What's the News?
||Tell us what the illustrated events are.
||You are on "Jeopardy!" Above are the answers. Send us the questions.
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||Thine Ad Goest Here
||Propose biblical and other literary passages, poems, etc., that could benefit from product placement.
||Supply a limerick based on any word in the dictionary (except proper nouns) beginning with ai- through ar-.
||Tell us what's going on in one or more of the provided cartoons.
||Suggest creative uses for things you've already used, or never will use, or other disposable household thingies, singly or in combination.
||A Nice Pair of Cities
||Choose any two or more real U.S. towns and come up with a joint endeavor they would undertake.
||You Gotta Have Heart
||Write us some valentine sentiments from one particular person (real or fictional) to another.
||Read Our Leaps
||Fill any readers of The Washington Post on Sunday, Feb. 29, 2032, on: (a) the day's lead news story; (b) the highest-flying company and its business; (c) the best-selling self-help book; and/or (d) the day's winning Style Invitational entry.
||Come up with both an object/situation and a neologism for it, something that Bob Levey would never have stooped to print in his column.
||Revisionist History, or Badenov for You?
||State any news event (or old event) in the style of the Rocky-and-Bullwinkle teasers about the next show.
||Pay tribute in verse to someone who died in 2003.
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||Around Things Moving
||Take the title of any book or movie, rearrange the words, and explain what the new book or movie is about.
||Eyes on Reprise
||Submit any good entries you might have thought of, for any previous contest, after the deadline passed.
||It's No Party
||Come up with a new political party and its main political tenet.
||Take the name of any commercial product and redefine it.
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