1451 Could have said it worse ourselves Give us a humorously bad "first draft" of a famous line from history, literature or entertainment. H
1416 The Year in Redo, Part 2 Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1388 through 1412. H
1399 The lie-zy days of summer Tell us some bogus trivia about the summer or things that happen or have happened in the summer. H H
1322 Back to the drawing board Come up with an idea for an invention that still needs a bug ironed out. H
1272 The hex files: creative curses Come up with a creative curse. 4
1268 Playing pinocchio Tell us some humorously bogus trivia about the news media or the publishing or broadcasting industries. H
1017 Vowel play Write a "univocalic" newspaper headline -- one that uses only one vowel throughout. H
956 Give us some bad ideas Finish any of the provided "You know" phrases. W
684 Backtricking Spell a word backward and define the result, somehow relating the definition to the original word. H
576 Well, Excuuuuse Us! Come up with new excuses for any common human shortcoming or imperfection. H
519 Hey, Baby, What's Your Sector? Come up with pickup lines that could be heard only in Washington. H
492 Cheap Tricks Come up with extreme cost-conserving measures for these difficult economic times. H
487 Eee! Rotica Come with a passage in a novel that ineptly describes hanky-panky. H
413 Bland Ambition Come up with one or more items from an underachiever's list of midlife resolutions. H
394 Life in the Blurbs Come up with a blurb used to sell a real or imagined book or movie that would be likely to have the opposite of the intended effect. H
391 Spinning Out of Control Take a headline in today's Washington Post and create a subhead that spins the story in an opposite or unexpected direction. H
376 Apply Yourself Supply bad openings to college application biographies. H
367 Future Schlock Come up with a line that will surely not appear in an upcoming work. H
283 UH-OH Come up with "uh-oh" lines, statements that occur in the middle of a seemingly benign speech or conversation, suddenly alerting the listener that he is about to hear some bad news. H
245 LIKE FUN Complete any of the provided "A is like B because" sentences. H
242 SACRED COW PIES Take cheap shots at sacred institutions only, places and things that are so noble and wholesome they are beyond reproach, from among the items provided. H
241 CAN YOU BEAT THIS? Come up with headlines describing the defeat of one pro team by another. H
233 SEEKING PARODY Take any paragraph appearing on Page A1 of today's Washington Post, and rewrite it in the style of any famous writer. 2
213 A SIN OF THE TIMES Submit campaign or other political practices that would be illegal and/or unethical. H
150 TRIAL BALLOONS What are the people saying? H
46 WE WANT STUPID ENTRIES ONLY Make up a sentence that, were it not for this contest, would never be uttered. H