||Built for two
||Give humorous related names for any pair of features in a given building, organization, etc.
||Ripped Off From the Headlines
||Send us some Onion-type headlines.
||Cut From the Chase
||Write an original John-Bunnell-style wrap-up to a crime story -- or one for a more minor transgression.
||Write some jokes you'd like to hear in an airport announcement.
||H H |
||Your Slogan Here
||Come up with a clever slogan or sign for a business.
||What is going on in these cartoons?
||The Telegraph Poll
||Tell us the beginning of a joke that badly telegraphs the punch line.
||Roling With Laughter
||Take a character from one movie, use him or her to replace a character in a second movie, and then explain how this change would affect the second movie.
||Come up with lessons learned from (1) the movies, (2) popular songs, (3) romance novels or (4) the comics page.
||Don't Spare the Rodney
||Come up with indications that one might not be getting no respect.
||H H |
||Come up with signs you are overdoing it any in any of the provided categories.
||H H H |
||Come up with statements that start really dramatically, but leave you sorta flat at the end.
||Come up with a witticism or a joke by making a pun out of an adverb. Unlike Tom Swiftlys, your adverb must modify not a verb but an adjective.
||Offer some spectacularly bad advice to any of the provided people.
||H H |
||A Matter of Degree
||Describe a sign of some modest change in a situation and pair it with a sign of an extreme change in that same situation.
||Life Is Snort
||Write a "Life is Short" entry in under 100 words, in the voice of a celebrity, living or dead.
||Make great literature and/or a significant expression of the human condition out of the provided randomly-selected words. Use whatever punctuation you choose and any of the words, but only those words, and use them only once.
||Mate any two of the horses qualifying for the Triple Crown races and come up with appropriate names for their foals. Maximum 18 letters and spaces.
||Describe someone's special little corner of Hell.
||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.
||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.
||Present a solution to a problem that goes just a little too far.
||Come up with a joke that could be written and understood only by a Washingtonian.
||The Game of Clue
||What are some clues that someone might be any of the provided characterizations?
||Provide a headline (and, if necessary, the first line of the text) for any article that will appear in The Washington Post on this day in the year 2050.
||Supply bad openings to college application biographies.
||Tell us ways we can attract celebrity participation to this contest.
||ASK BACKWARDS 12
||You are on "Jeopardy!" Here are the answers. What are the questions?
||Come up with signs that a presidential campaign might be in trouble.
||H H |
||WHO WANTS TO WIN A TOILET?
||Propose even greater depths of shameless, tasteless sleaze to which Fox TV is likely to sink after the noisome debacle of "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?"
||The New Style Invitational: Six Choices for Czar
||Vote for one of six possible editors of the Style Invitation, from among the current Czar and five worthy competitors.
||You are on "Jeopardy!" These are the answers. What are the questions?
||THE BURMA ROAD
||Propose welcoming doggerel for states or cities patterned after Burma Shave signs.
||A PREQUEL OPPORTUNITY OFFERING
||Come up with a "prequel" to some classic film or work of literature. You must produce a title and a brief plot summary, which of course must take place prior to the main action of the original work.
||YOU NAME IT
||Take a well known pair or group of names, extend one of them in some manner, and explain how the group dynamic changes.
||CALLING THE TOON
||What are these things?
||THE STYLE INVITATIONAL SOUVENIR SHOP
||Come up with bad names for a new store at a mall.
||IT'S LIKE THIS
||Come up with really lame analogies.
||NO QUESTION ABOUT IT
||Come up with truly stupid questions.
||THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE
||Come up with a new element and its symbol, and provide a brief description of its chemical or physical properties.
||YOU MUST BE MAD II
||Come up with proposals designed to infuriate special interest groups.
||OFFICE YOU CAN'T REFUSE
||Come up with a Principle for the Workplace.
||Come up with replacements for the Seven Wonders of the World. To qualify, an object must really exist, and be manmade and, in some way, awesome.
||YOU CAN TAKE IT TO DEBUNK
||Take a common slogan or saying and prove it wrong with at least one example.
||Come up with Deep Thoughts, in the style of Jack Handey of "Saturday Night Live." A Deep Thought is a short, simple, seemingly inspirational observation that winds up being cynical, ironic, or just plain weird.
||E H |
||WRITE IN THE KISSER
||In the style of any famous author, write a description of any one of these people: Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Prince Charles or Sylvester Stallone.
||Tell us the difference between any two of the provided items.
||MAY WE HAVE YOUR PRETENSION, PLEASE?
||Come up with the most pretentious original sentence possible.
||H H H |
||Come up with very, very bad advice for first-time visitors to Washington.
||SEEKING WISE GUYS
||Come up with cool new bad-guy terms.
||H H |
||Come up with paired, themed ladies' room and men's room signs for various types of public places.