Style Invitational Week 1122: Maters Gonna Mate — the ‘foals’ and now

How You x Mubtaahij = Chat With Dentist: This week’s winning foal name.
(Bob Staake for The Washington Post )
By Pat Myers April 30 feedback for 'Style Invitational Week 1122: Maters Gonna Mate — the
‘foals’ and now ‘grandfoals’'>

(Click here to skip down <#report> to the winning foal names of Week 1118.)

For the 10th straight year, galloping right on the heels of today’s
results, we saddle you up again for our “grandfoals” contest: *“Breed”
any two of the 65 foal names that got ink this week and name the
offspring to reflect the parents’ names,* in the style of the dozens of
first-generation combinations that get ink today. Just as for the Week
1118, the names are limited to 18 characters including spaces and
punctuation marks. Don’t “breed” three horses together, and don’t breed
two names to come up with another name on the list. And as always, you
may submit as many as 25 names. Note: *Be sure to spell the original
names as they’re printed here,* or the Royal Computer might skip over
them while using the sorting program designed for the Empress by 42-time
Loser Jonathan Hardis.

Winner gets the Inkin’ Memorial
the Lincoln statue bobblehead that is the official Style Invitational
trophy. Second place receives, a genuine action figure
of genuinely depicting Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat. Figure
Marcin, however, is more ready for some action /off / the court, unless
the team has recently adopted uniforms of superhero bodysuits and
full-length red capes. Donated by Daphne Steinberg.

Other runners-up win their choice of a yearned-for Loser Mug
or the ardently
desired “Whole Fools” Grossery Bag.
mentions get a lusted-after Loser magnet designed by Bob Staake: either
“The Wit Hit the Fan”
“Hardly Har-Har.”
Offenders receive a smelly tree-shaped air “freshener” (FirStink

for their first ink). E-mail entries to /
/ or, if you were born in the 19th century,
fax to 202-334-4312. Deadline is Monday night, May 11; resullts
published May 31 (online May 28). You may submit up to 25 entries per
contest. Include “Week 1122” in your e-mail subject line or it might be
ignored as spam. Include your real name, postal address and phone number
with your entry. See contest rules and guidelines at
. “Maters Gonna Mate” in this week’s headline
is by Pam Sweeney; the honorable-mentions subhead was submitted by both
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He’s not just a Wizard ON the court ... A Marcin Gortat action figure,
complete with his NBA playoffs uniform. This week's second prize. (Pat
Myers/The Washington Post )

And from The Style Invitational four weeks ago . . .
*The deluge of nearly 4,000 entries in Week 1118* — the 20th annual
running of our contest to “breed” two horses nominated for this year’s
Triple Crown races — became far more manageable this year with the help
of a nifty Loser-designed computer program that compiled everyone’s
entries alphabetically by original horse name (there were 100 names in
the pool).

There were literally hundreds of inkworthy entries (maybe
even yours!) that were the victims of bad racing luck. What can you do —
just tear up your tickets and try again in Week 1122. And see if your
horses fared any better in this weekend’s Kentucky Derby.

*Late-breaking revelation:* We hadn’t noticed, when we printed our list
of horse names to work with, that it’s “American Pharoah,” not the
literate spelling “Pharaoh.” It’s fixed accordingly below.
/(First Offenders are marked with asterisks.)/

4th place:

*Apollo Eleven x No Problem = No Movie *(Doug Frank, Crosby, Tex.)

3rd place:

*Gangster x Apollo Eleven = Neil Strongarm *(Ben Aronin, Washington)

2nd place and the genuine owl barf pellet:

*Help From Heaven x Royal Squeeze = Let My Pimple Go *(Jeff Shirley,
Richmond, Va.)

And the winner of the Inkin’ Memorial

*How You x Mubtaahij = Chat With Dentist *(Brad Alexander, Wanneroo,

The dud farm:
honorable mentions

*Itsaknockout x March = Black-Eyed Sousa *(Malcolm Fleschner, Palo Alto,

*The Man x Harmonic = Stan Musical
*(Bernard Brink, Cleveland, Mo.)

*Giant Story x Kid Zip = Jack and the Beans *(Danielle Nowlin, Fairfax
Station, Va.)

*Equilibrium x Gangster = Poise N the Hood *(*Francis Canavan, Reston, Va.)

*El Kabeir x Frat Boy = El Kabeerpong *(Mark Raffman, Reston, Va.)

*Mubtaahij x Defined = BobDylan’sMustache *(Shelby Sadler, Rockville, Md.)

*Quality Bird x Condo Commando = Flew the Co-op *(Steve Honley, Washington)

*Richard the Great x Daredevil = Medieval Knievel *(Lawrence McGuire,
Waldorf, Md.; Malcolm Fleschner)

*Royal Squeeze x Comfort = Prince Charmin *(Stephen Dudzik, Olney, Md.)

*Hero of Humor x Changing Direction = Shtick Shift *(Dion Black,

*Will Did It x Carpe Diem = Julius Seizure *(Nancy Schwalb, Washington)

*Tough Customer x Punctuate = Tough, Customer!* (Mark Richardson, Takoma
Park, Md.)

*Ocho Ocho Ocho x Action Hero = Jack Bauer* (*Sharla Desy, Lacey, Wash.)

*Action Hero x Ocho Ocho Ocho = Ovi Ovi Ovi

* (*Claudia Raffman, Reston, Va.)

*Take Charge Brandi x Overcontrol = Kiljoy Was Her *(Jon Gearhart, Des

*Punctuate x Pain and Misery = :oscopy *(Mark Hagenau, Derry, N.H.)

*Itsaknockout x Moon River = KO Pectate *(Tom Witte, Montgomery Village,

*How You x Kiss the Road = Not With Tongue *(George-Ann Rosenberg,

*Shaken Not Stirred x Kid Zip = Absolut Zero *(*Tim Durning, Crofton, Md.)

*Ultra Sharp x Flashy Jewel = Burst Your Bauble *(J.D. Berry,
Springfield, Va.)

*Carpe Diem x Willing to Travel = Car Per Diem *(Larry Gray, Union
Bridge, Md.)

*California Coast x Carpe Diem = Gone Tomorrow *(Carolyn Eskew,
Leesburg, Va.)

*Shaken Not Stirred x California Coast = Connery Row *(Mae Scanlan,

*Dortmund x Mr. Z = GermanOfTheBored* (John O’Byrne, Dublin)

*American Pharoah x Dortmund = Teuton-khamun *(Ben Aronin)

*American Pharoah x Just Kidding = Tuten C’mon* (Jason Russo, Annandale,

*American Pharoah x Fantasy Pain = Kinky Tut* (David Komornik, Danville,

*Acceptance x Flashy Jewel = The Cope Diamond *(Kathryn Perry, Fort Worth)

*Action Hero x Calculator = Magnum, T.I.* (Marni Penning Coleman, Falls
Church, Va.)

*Battle of Marathon x Hold My Purse = Hellene a Handbag *(Jonathan Paul,
Garrett Park, Md.)

*Hold My Purse x Mr. Jordan = Paypal Bull *(Danny Bravman, Chicago)

*Big Ben x My Point Exactly = I Tolled You So *(Harold Mantle,
Lafayette, Calif.)

*Black Lab x Pain and Misery = TuskegeeExperiment
*(Kevin Cuddihy, Fairfax, Va.)

*Bold Papa x Dirt Monster = Paternity Soot *(Jonathan Paul)

*Willing to Travel x No Problem = Any NBA Game *(Tom Panther,
Springfield, Va.)

*Upstart x Help From Heaven = New Seraph in Town *(Chris Doyle, Ponder,

*Comfort x Changing Direction = So Long, Succor *(Kevin Dopart, Washington)

*Help From Heaven x Classy Class = To the Manna Born *(Harvey Smith,
McLean, Va.; Jonathan Paul; *Cynthia Chase, Laurel, Md.)

*Escalate x Frat Boy = Stairway to Heavin* (Jeff Hazle, Woodbridge, Va.)

*Squeegee x Far Right = Full Employment *(*Paul Kudrav, Harrisonburg, Va.)

*Far Right x Dirt Monster = Rush Lintball* (Rob Wolf, Gaithersburg, Md.)

*My Point Exactly x Dubai Sky = Emirate? Emirate?* (Frank Osen,
Pasadena, Calif.)

*Hold My Purse x Zip N Bayou = Thelma N Louisiana *(John Winant, Annandale)

*Danny Boy x Tradesman = Pipes Are Clogging* (Dudley Thompson, Cary, N.C.)

*Frosted x Cross the Line = Iced t *(Joanne Free, Clifton, Va.)

*Crafted x Squeegee = Etsy Wetsy* (Kathye Hamilton, Annandale, Va.)

*American Pharoah x Royal Squeeze = Sphinxter *(John Winant; Jeff Hazle)

*Apollo Eleven x Bourbon Commander = Buzzed Aldrin *(Doug Wadler,
Potomac, Md.)

*Acceptance x In the Pocket = In Like Lint *(J.D. Berry)

*Giant Story x Your Thoughts = Fe Fi Ho Hum *(Jeff Shirley)

*Danny Boy x Escalate = Even Snider* (Steve Glomb, Alexandria; Harvey Smith)

*Condo Commando x Daredevil = Look Ma No Hanes *(*Seth Livingstone,
Potomac Falls)

*Texas Red x Daredevil: Adairdevil
*(Malcolm Fleschner)

*Leave the Light On x Pure Excitement = Leave Delight On *(Mary Kappus,

*Prospect Park x Ocho Ocho Ocho = Brooklyn hEights * (Brendan Beary,
Great Mills, Md.)

** *Baloney Mike x Escalate = Spamalot* (Laura Bennett Peterson,

*Armored Car x Squeegee = Brinks Rubbery* (George-Ann Rosenberg)

*Big Ben x Far From Over = 2B Continued* (Becky Fisher, Madison, Wis.)

*Black Lab x Equilibrium = Fur and Balanced* (Jonathan Hardis,
Gaithersburg, Md.)

*Apollo Eleven x Letuspray = Kneel, Armstrong* (Matt Monitto, Bristol,

*Pain and Misery x Acceptance = Who Needs Ink?* (Kathleen DeBold,
Burtonsville, Md.)

/Still running — deadline Monday, May 4: Our “bad days in history”
headline contest. See /