..................for our next issue. The deadline is tomorrow, September 30th.
We're also looking for artwork!
Please submit. We all owe it to ourselves.
Let’s imagine ourselves at a gala publishing event in 45 years. The soiree is being held in honor of “Miles and Miles: The Miley Cyrus Story,” which is former teen pop/movie star and current Defense Secretary Miley Cyrus’ eagerly-anticipated autobiography. Easily the publishing event of the year, insofar as print publishing still exists in 45 years.
The events of September 4, 2010 occur on page 213 of this 678 page book.
For today, send the contents of page 581 and 582 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A word-game/thought-experiment classic:
Scientists identify an advanced race of alien beings on a distant planet. They are unaware of our existence, and seem to have developed both similarly destructive weaponry and significant milestones of art and thought. Basically, they’re close to us in many respects, but there are many question marks.
In less than 200 words, introduce the human race to these beings.
Send your message to: email@example.com
Complete the following question from an AP Civics course:
32) Between 1980 and 1999, several _____________________________________. Who/What was ________________________________?
a) “Ah, but she’s pure brick and hate, Clifton. Ain’t another type of surgery that’ll put Dolores back together.”
b) Bernard Trummler, chief fundraiser for Bob Dole’s failed Presidential campaign.
c) British Knights Sneakers.
d) Boise-based grungers Strained Stool.
e) The continued deregulation of advertising aimed at children.
….Send us a version of the question that somehow justified this group of answers: firstname.lastname@example.org
For today, create your own Catholic Saint. Give this canonized individual a holiday, a name, a patronage, special powers, a grand history and/or a series of idiosyncrasies. Make sure he/she is worthy of extreme veneration by millions of Catholics worldwide.
Send us your saint: email@example.com
Despite being the greatest of all rock bands, The Beatles have, upon close scrutiny, one of the worst/lamest names in the annals of popular music. We don’t dig the pun.
The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Clash, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath may all fall short of the Fab Four’s musical accomplishments and lasting influence, but their names manage to communicate the very essence of rock ‘n roll. In comparison “The Beatles” is kinda just….. dumb.
For today, play revisionist historian and give the greatest of all rock band a name befitting their genius and influence.
Rename the The Beatles, and send us the result: firstname.lastname@example.org
In his recent self-help bestseller Being Ready, Roy Munteen, M.D. describes “The Three Steps of the Tiger.” The “Tiger” is, near as we can tell, a shifty new-age metaphor for some sort of vague assertiveness and/or confidence that will ultimately get you laid, land you a better job or a fatter paycheck, a nicer smile and the respect of your underlings.
We’re asking you to come up with a new Step 2:
Step 1: Find the Tiger
Step 2: ________________________ the Tiger.
Step 3: Unleash the Tiger
Send us your Step 2: email@example.com and see it published here.