||Picture this -- or these
||This week you have two choices: (1) Write a caption for one or more of these pictures, or (2) explain what is wrong with the picture. You might also combine two pictures into one -- or all four into one.
||One-for-one for all
||Replace one letter in an existing word, name or multi-word phrase with one different letter (in the same place in the word) and define or describe the result.
||Neologisms to di- for
||Replace a digraph in an existing word or phrase with another digraph to make a new term.
||The hex files: creative curses
||Come up with a creative curse.
||Suggest an ill-advised spokesman (dead or alive, or fictional), along with a humorously noooo slogan or jingle.
||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.
||'Might' makes ink
||Give us a joke using any of the using any of the provided "you might be" templates.
||Hai there, Martians!
||Write one or more humorous haiku that will greet the Martians or share a little nugget of what life is like on Earth.
||What's the diff?
||Explain how any two of the provided items are alike or different.
||Try your hand at any of the contests mentioned in this look back.
||Supply a caption for any of these cartoons.
||It's the eponymy, stupid
||Coin a word or expression based on the name of a well-known person, define it, and perhaps use it in a sentence
||Choose any two items from the list above and explain why they are alike or are different from each other.
||Make It Simile, Stupid
||Translate a sentence or two of literature or other good writing so that "Los Angeles residents under 40" can appreciate it.
||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.
||Describe any of these Googlewhacks in the form of a question, "Jeopardy"-style.
||H H |
||Boeing Us Silly
||Suggest some comical ways to improve air travel, either in general or for yourself.
||Pitch Us a No-Hitter
||Send us some genuine Googlenopes. A Googlenope is a phrase or very brief sentence that, entered into the Google search engine with quotation marks around it, produces no hits.
||Your Mug Here
||Send us an idea for a slogan for the back of the new Loser T-shirt.
||H H |
||Merge two or more company or product names into a new, ORIGINAL company or product.
||What Would YOU Do?
||Use only the words appearing in "The Cat in the Hat" to create your own work of "literature" of no more than 75 words.
||Take any sentence that appears in The Post or in an article on washingtonpost.com from March 24 through April 2 and come up with a question it could answer.
||Come up with funny analogies, perhaps with some 21st-century references.
||Another Game of Tag
||Create vanity plates for well-known people, real or fictional.
||Our Greatest Hit
||Take a word, term or name that begins with E, F, G or H; either add one letter, subtract one letter, replace one letter, or transpose two letters; and define the new word.
||You are on "Jeopardy!" Above are the answers. You supply the questions.
||Name a product or company and supply a stupid question to ask the consumer hotline person.
||Come up with an appropriate name for a cafeteria--or meeting room, or an employee lounge, or some other workplace spot--for a particular institution.
||H H H |
||It All Impends
||Tell us what is something unusual about to happen in the provided cartoons.
||Take a word from the dictionary, add, change, or delete a single letter, and redefine the word.
||PUNCH US IN THE EAR
||Give us a motto for The Washington Post.
||Complete any of the provided jokes in 75 words or fewer.