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. 34: FOURTH TIME’S NOT THE CHARM. Please suggest a Part IV that’s destined to fail. For example:
THE MATRIX: PRESCRIPTION REFILL
SHARKNADO 4: EVEN WE DON’T BELIEVE IT
THE GODFATHER PART IV: ZOMBIE SONNY
Enter in the comments thread below, or on Twitter with the hashtag #BadPartIV, by November 12.
RESULTS OF COMPETITION NO. 33: MY FAVORITE BAND’S GETTING OLD, in which you were asked to rename a band to reflect its advancing age.
Submitted by many: The Who? Really Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Counting Crows’ Feet. The Tragically Broken Hip. Oldplay. Dinosaur Sr. Neil Old. And many variations on “the Rolling Stones.”
HONORABLE MENTION TO:
The Elderly Brothers
Gerry and His Pacemaker
The Beige City Strollers
U2 Can Get Life Insurance
Bone Thugs and a Hearty Bowl of Oatmeal
Clap Your Hands Say What?
The Old Steady
Men Without Hair
I’m Fall Out Boy and I Can’t Get Up
A Tribe Called Sweatervest
Frankie Goes to Florida
50 Cent Ain’t What It Used to Be
AND THE WINNER IS:
Panic! at the Bingo