Welcome back to the New York Magazine Competition. On alternate Monday mornings, we'll lay out a challenge and offer a sample responses. Enter in the comments section, or on Twitter with the hashtag we've provided, and the editors will select a winner. Criteria are highly subjective, but heavily retweeted and favorited posts will have an advantage. The prize is a year's subscription to New York in print or a two-year subscription to the iPad edition (winner's choice). Full rules are here.
COMPETITION NO. 16: THE LOST LETTR. Please submit a familiar name, title, or expression altered by the removal of an e. For example:
12 YEARS A SLAV
BACH BLANKET BINGO
THE BOSTON GLOB
Enter in the comments below, or on Twitter with the hashtag #LostAnE, by March 6.
RESULTS OF COMPETITION NO. 15: NEAR-MISS LITERATURE, in which you were asked for the title of an almost familiar literary classic.
HONORABLE MENTION TO:
For Whom the Bell Tinkles
As I Lay Stoned Out of My Mind
The Official Peppy Handbook
(*Subject to availability. May not be unlimited at all locations.)
Lady Chatterley’s Mover
Their Eyes Were Watching Todd
Tiffani of the d’Urbervilles
The Dropped Call of Cthulhu
The Postman Never Even Rings Once
A Pear for Owen Meany
Acid Reflux of a Salesman
One Flew Over LaGuardia Airport
The Horsh Lispewer
What to Expectorate When You’re Expectorating
The Five People You Meet in the Men’s Room at the Greyhound Station
Da DaVinci Code
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Lobbyist
Breakfast at Mickey D’s
Sense and Sensuality
Stranger in a Strange Hat
AND THE WINNER IS…
Dr. Zhivago, D.D.S.