1397 Trope springs eternal Use any of the four provided standard settings -- (a) desert island, (b) bartender at a bar, (c) desert, (d) psychiatrist next to a couch -- and describe a cartoon that includes your choice of characters, along with a caption. H
1230 What in creation . . . ? Supply a brief monologue or dialogue about a Creator's specifications or planning for some living being. H
1197 Picture This -- It's a Bob Staake caption contest Write a caption for any of the cartoons provided. H H
1178 A ______ of collective nouns Propose one or more funny new names for groups of things. H
1165 B all you can B Change a word, phrase or name by adding one or more B's, and/or by replacing one or more letters with B's, and define your new term. H
1160 A remeaning task Redefine an existing word or two-word term beginning with P through Z. H
1145 A DICEy situation Coin a word or multi-word term that contains the letter block D-I-C-E. H
1140 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. H
1093 You're only as rich as you fee What are some really bad ideas for various businesses to make a few more bucks? H H
1080 McGonagall with the windiness Memorialize a modern "tragedy" in a poem burdened with hilariously overwrought verse; lame, forced rhymes; and painfully uneven meter. Get the badness across in one verse of no more than eight lines. H
1073 Bank shots: Mess with (y)our heads Quote a headline appearing in the Washington Post, or another publication, print or headline, dated May 22 to June 1, and supply a "bank" headline that either misinterprets it, as in the examples above, or comments wryly on it. H
1068 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 _____. H