Welcome back to the New York Magazine Competition. On alternate Mondays, we 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. 24: FIRST REACTIONS.
Please suggest the initial remarks on a major occasion made by a noted figure. For example:
“David who?” —Eric Cantor
“How many pages do you think it’ll be?”
—Robert Gottlieb, to Robert Caro
“Adorable. And look how much hair!”
Enter on Twitter with the hashtag #firstreactions, or in the comments thread on nymag.com’s Daily Intelligencer, by June 25.
RESULTS OF COMPETITION NO. 23: ADD A LETTER, SPOIL A SNACK, in which you were asked to turn a treat un-tasty with the addition of a single letter.
HONORABLE MENTION TO:
Peanut Butter Hand Jelly
Jamaican Rump Cake
Pie a la molde
Prigs in a blanket
Honey Bunches of Goats
AND THE WINNER IS:
Rice Krispie Threats