PERMANENT INKSTAIN FOR PAMELA LOVE
This is what you've done, each Week. I arrange the rows in reverse chronological order, because there are some Losers, and they know who they are, who check up on my points-awarding every Week.But I would just like to reiterate that such checking up is not a problem for me. I have said many times that each Loser's enlightened self-interest is my best QA.
If you wish to see what your ink was, refer to the Master Contest List or search All Invitational Text. Remember that Types I, P, some H, and sometimes A are seen "above the Report" -- that is, if they are listed here for Week 7777, for example, they will be found in text files or images of Week 7777. Everything else will be found in a "Report" section of a file two, three, or four weeks later; 7781 in this Example.
If you see any error, please let me know, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key to Ink Types:
- H: Honorable Mention, sometimes appearing in the setup of a new contest.
||Back to racing speed with the 'foals'
||"Breed" any two of the provided names of the 100 horses nominated for the 2021 Triple Crown races and name the "foal" to humorously play off both parents' names.
||Send us the bill -- 'joint legislation'
||Combine two or more names from the provided list of the new members of Congress to “co-sponsor” a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose.
||Tour de Fours XVII: Just Undo It
||Coin a word or multi-word term containing the letters U-N-D-O -- consecutive but in any order -- and describe it.
||Okay, once more around the track
||"Breed" any two of the provided foal names that got ink in Week 1400 and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names.
||H H |
||Who was that masked man?
||Current a short listing for a current or past TV show that has a coronavirus story line, or one reflecting some other issue in the news right now.
||Back on track with our classic 'foal' contest
||"Breed" any two of the provided names of the 100 horses nominated for the 2020 Triple Crown races and name the "foal" to humorously reflect the parents' names.
||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.
||Colt following: It's the grandfoals!
||"Breed" any two of the 70 foal names that got ink this week and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names.
||What's playing at the retroplex
||Change a movie title to its "opposite" by reversing one or more words; then describe the new movie.
||H H |
||Bill Us Now -- 'joint legislation'
||Combine two or more names from the provided list of the new members of Congress to “co-sponsor” a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose
||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.
||Colt following: The 'grandfoals'
||"Breed" any two of the 68 foal names that got ink this week, and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names, in the style of today's inking entries.
||Heading for a foal -- our horse name 'breeding' contest
||Your job is to "breed" any two names of the 360 horses nominated for this year's Triple Crown races and name the "foal" to reflect both names.
||The Loser Community gets a week off (actually two) from writing contest entries and will have to find something else to do during staff meetings, sermons, romantic breakups, etc.
||Derby or not Derby
||"Breed" any two of the provided racehorses nominated for this year's Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont; and name the foal to reflect both names.
MOST OF YOUR INK
Here is, I hope, most of your ink to be found in the All Invitational Text list. I have to find these with what are called regular expressions, which is a method used in a lot of programming languages to find and modify certain text strings in larger corpora. Basically I look for something like this:
"Report From Week 758"
"And from The Style Invitational four weeks ago . . ."
and then some text, your name, and your town, arranged in this familiar way:"GlaxoSmithKline: I have six kids named Chesterfield, Winston, Lark, BensonHedges, Doral and Kool. If I name my new baby Nicorette, can I get a free coupon for your products? (Jennifer Hart, Arlington)"I don't catch everything, but I believe I find 90%.
Unlike in the table to the left, I've arranged these in chronological order, so you can see how your humor matured, like a forgotten cheese deep in the walls of an old house. You started out, perhaps in Year 1, sending in riddles you sort of remembered from grade school, and now look at ya, ain't you Dorothy Parker.
[still working on this ...]