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COMPETITION NO. 64: “RESOLUTIONS ALREADY BROKEN.” Please offer a prominent person’s New Year’s resolution that may not hold up. For example:
Don’t worry so much about money. —Jerry Hall
Cut down on snacks. —Ammon Bundy
Make a budget and stick to it. —Chris Hughes
Enter on Twitter with the hashtag #resolutionsalreadybroken, or in the comments thread below, by January 21.
RESULTS OF COMPETITION No. 63, “2015 IN EIGHT WORDS,” in which you were asked for a brief recap of the year just past.
HONORABLE MENTION TO:
For whatever you said—we demand an apology!
Recapping the year in eight words is impossible.
Nitwit seamstress abets escape; Trump leaves us agape.
Terrorists killing, torrential rains spilling, but how’re you?
ISIS, refugee crisis, Black lives matter, candidates clatter.
Jeb Bush Is Cool With Your Selfies, Kids!
A bad year overrun with immensely punchable faces.
More bad guys than good guys with guns.
Carson put Johns Hopkins neurosurgery program under microscope.
What can I say without offending any individual?
You’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.
Faith in humanity: restored, lost, restored again.
Has CNN found the downed Malaysian plane yet?
Guns, Guns, Guns, Guns, Guns, and more Guns!
Mets win, Yankees spin, Jets hold, Giants fold.
The Year of Aggressions both Micro and Macro.
Pretty sure the weather is broken. China too.
Everyone was arguing about whose lives really matter.
2015 spawned additional Beliebers; global warming now welcomed.
Kim Davis, wearing normcore, on hoverboard, fighting ISIS.
On the bright side: gay marriage finally legal.
I guess it can happen here after all.
I still don’t forgive Ariana Grande for #DoughnutGate.
Trolls and grumps morph into one entity: Trump.
AND THE WINNER IS:
It was not supposed to be like this.