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The Week contest - Boss machines
A Northern Illinois University study found that managers who exercise regularly are noticeably less nasty than those who don't. Come up with the name of the next exercise machine built specifically for bosses.
 
Exercising can reportedly do a body, and a boss, good.
Exercising can reportedly do a body, and a boss, good.
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Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

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Last week's contest: A Northern Illinois University study found that managers who exercise regularly are noticeably less nasty than those who don't. We asked you to come up with the next exercise machine built specifically for grouchy bosses.


THE WINNER:
The Disapproving Stare Master
Ken Kosky, Valparaiso, IN

SECOND PLACE: The Criti-Cizer
Dan Hall, East Greenville, PA

THIRD PLACE: Thy Master
Bill Massey, Orlando, FL


HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Tyrant Tamer 3000
Amy Lo, San Francisco, CA

The Micro-Muscle Manager
Kevin Kirkland, San Diego, CA

Pain in the Abs-Cruncher
Derek Dodge, Caro, MI

Anti-Cross Boss Trainer
Sister Monica Elmer, Orleans, MA

The "You Pedal, I Watch" Tandem Stationary Bike
Meredith Short, N. Charleston, SC

Trump-Oline
Argy Koumas, New York, NY

Middle Management Treadmill
Catherine Lonsway, Coos Bay, OR

Despair Master
David Haller, Somersworth, NH

Idea Ab-Ductor
Cali Preston, Perry Hall, MD

Profit-Sharing Stimulus Machine
Barry Cutler, Palm Desert, CA

Grinch Press
Janis Allen, Brevard, NC

Social Climber
Frank Letchworth, Knoxville, TV

Catharctic Track
David Levin, Edgewater, MD

Spin Controller
Matt Nelson, North Woodmere, NY

The Business Cycle
Patrick Landry, Oakland, CA

Crowing Machine
Pilar Almy, Seattle, WA

 

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