||Express some sentiment in the form of a Venn diagram.
||Oilies but goodies
||Write lyrics somehow related to the oil spill, set to an existing tune.
||Ripped Off From the Headlines
||Send us some Onion-type headlines.
||H H |
||Mess With Our Heads
||Take any headline, verbatim, appearing anywhere in The Post or on washingtonpost.com from March 15 through 24 and reinterpret it by adding a "bank head," or subtitle.
||Look Back in Inker
||Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 680 through Week 731.
||H H H |
||Supply a humorous limerick based on any word in the dictionary beginning with cl- through co-.
||Name Your Poison
||Create a name and recipe for a cocktail and, if you like, describe when it might be served.
||Know Your Market
||For any of the provided photos, supply two captions: one that would appeal to The Style Invitational and one that would appeal to the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
||3 H |
||Your Mug Here
||Send us an idea for a slogan for the back of the new Loser T-shirt.
||Come up with a comically false factoid.
||H T |
||Here are the covers for what just might be Bob Staake's next four books. What are they called and what are they about?
||H M |
||Thank it Over
||Tell us some things to be thankful for.
||Cut Us Some Slack
||Come up with humorous ways to be lazy.
||Supply a humorous limerick based on any word in the dictionary (except proper nouns) beginning with ca-.
||Suggest some bad advice for new arrivals to this country (legal or illegal).
||Worth at Least a Dozen Words
||Interpret any of the provided cartoons as you see fit in a caption.
||Tell Us a Fib
||Compose a six-line poem with the following number of syllables per line: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8. It must be about a person or topic currently in the news, and two successive lines must rhyme.
||Name a product or company and supply a stupid question to ask the consumer hotline person.
||Full Steam Ahead
||Write a steamy passage of a novel that's ostensibly by some well-known person who isn't a novelist.
||I've Told You a Hundred Times
||Enter any Style Invitational from Week 536 to Week 631. Your entry must be substantially different from the original winners.
||Mess With Our Heads
||Take any headline, verbatim, appearing anywhere in The Post or on washingtonpost.com from today through next Sunday, and change its meaning by adding either a "bank headline," or subtitle, or the first sentence of an article that might appear under it.
||Your Secret Here!
||Send us some original secrets (they don't have to be true).
||Of D.C. I Sing
||Give us a song about Washington, set to a recognizable tune.
||Picture This, Kids
||Supply title and one-sentence synopsis for Bob Staake new kids' project, incorporating any of the provided cartoons.
||Write some jokes you'd like to hear in an airport announcement.
||Find two well-known movies, plays, or TV shows whose title have a significant word in common, combine their titles, and describe the hybrid.
||Take a Letter -- Again
||Take a word, term or name that begins with A, B, C or D; either add one letter, subtract one letter, replace one letter, or transpose two letters; and define the new word.
||Give us an untrue anecdote in response to one of the provided Editor's Query topics.
||Come up with some alternative museums and exhibits for the nation's capital.
||Take Her Words for It
||Use the words of this week's Ask Amy advice column, as a pool from which to compose your own useful (or useless) thoughts. You may ignore or change capitalization or punctuation.
||2 H |
||Take the two subject listings at the top of any page of the Yellow Pages and create a dictionary definition for the compound word they form.
||2 H H |
||History Loves Company
||Name an appropriate corporate sponsor for some historical event or for someone's life story.
||Come up with an In-Out list for 2005, or other pairings.
||Evil Things in Store
||Think of evil or just plain stupid practices that the staff of a retail or other establishment might perpetrate.
||Combine the names of any two countries in the world and describe the new hybrid country.
||H H |
||Well, Excuuuuse Us!
||Come up with new excuses for any common human shortcoming or imperfection.
||H H H |
||A Tour de Fours
||Create and define a word that includes T, H, E, and S in any order. The letters must appear consecutively.
||Give Eric Murphy advice he deserves on the provided questions.
||H I |
||Anthem Is as Anthem Does
||Give us a verse for an alternative U.S. national anthem, set to any well-known tune.
||H H |
||Take any two of the provided items and explain how they resemble or differ from each other.
||Your Slogan Here
||Come up with a clever slogan or sign for a business.
||H W |
||Oh, for Namesakes!
||Take two people, real or fictional, who share some element of their names and explain the difference between them.