Welcome back to the New York Magazine Competition. On alternate Mondays, we lay out a challenge and offer 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. 60: “SIDELINES OF THE FAMOUS.” Please invent a fictional business, with tagline, that a well-known person might run. For example:
WALT WHITMAN LAWN CARE: I can tame multitudes of weeds.
RICHARD NIXON STUDIOS: We record, you decide.
DE BLASIO CLOCK REPAIR
VIRGINIA WOOLF INTERIOR DESIGN: Rooms of one’s own.
CARRY NATION GLASS RECYCLING
Enter on Twitter with the hashtag #sidelinesofthefamous, or in the comments thread below, by November 18.
RESULTS OF COMPETITION NO. 59, “SWAP A LETTER, RUIN A SONG,” in which you were asked for a nicely mangled song title.
HONORABLE MENTION TO:
Scones From an Italian Restaurant
Coal Miner’s Laughter
Beet the Mets
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Mace
When You’re Smiting
I Can Pee for Miles
Hit Me With Your Best Snot
Shave it Off
Killing Me Softly (With His Dong)
Heart Shaped Lox
You Don’t Mess Around with Rim
Bennie And The Jews
Blame it on the Loogie
Shame It Off
Brandy (You’re a Nine Girl)
Born in The C.S.A.
Both Sides, Cow
Why Let The Dogs Out?
AND THE WINNER IS: