elcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.
Last week's question: Rather than displaying numbers, a $1,100 clock called the Qlocktwo displays common phrases like, "It is a quarter past 12." We asked you what phrase YOUR Qlocktwo would display at some point in the day.
THE WINNER: There is no time, only now.
Jim Kohler, Alexandria, VA
SECOND PLACE: Time to get up and resume your rantings about "modern advances."
T.S. Ross, Onalaska, WA
THIRD PLACE: It is now too late to accomplish anything today.
Lorri Nandrea, Forest Grove, OR
Time to stop blaming your parents.
Paul Currington, Olympia, WA
Time to learn how to read a real clock.
Alex Krouse, Downers Grove, IL
Stop being a clock watcher.
Erik Rosen, Pittsburgh, PA
It's been 4 hours. Time to go to the hospital.
Fred Moreno, Westbury, NY
Time to check your phone to see what time it is.
Jeffrey Stapler, St. Robert, MO
Everyone else went on Daylight Saving Time last night. You, however, are an hour late.
David Zechiel, Lake Forest, CA
Time to make the clock payment.
Philip Gisser, New York, NY
11 as in, "I can't believe you paid 11 HUNDRED DOLLARS for this clock!"
Bonnie Graf, Lake Ozark, MO
It's five minutes later than when you last checked.
Andrew Espinoza, Emerson, NJ
Time to panic.
Zelig Kaplan, St Louis Park, MN
You have now hit the snooze button five times. Why did you set the alarm for 7 a.m. if you didn't plan to get up? Stop wasting my time.
Meg Kinney, New York, NY
Time for a snack.
Patricia Latham, Medford, OR
It's the year 1980, judging by that sport coat.
Aaron Carlson, Rochester, MN
Time to Tweet your Facebook status.
Gwendolyn Converse, Clifton, VA
You don't want to know.
Aaron Malver, Seattle, WA
You can't sleep either?
Ted Lawrence, Ann Arbor, MI
Seriously, get up.
Erik Poppleton, Salt Lake City, UT
It's 7 a.m. and your 44-year-old son is still living with you.
Denise Kay, Coram, NY
Time to burn more cash.
Tim Hyde, Little Rock, AZ
Don't bother, you're late.
Bill O'Meara, Bedford, NH
Buy a normal clock.
Maureen Mayer, Montclair, NJ
Janine Witte, New Hope, PA
Time flies and so does your plane in 90 minutes.
B. Williams, Largo, FL
It's either noon or midnight – check for darkness.
Clayton Schulz, Louisville, KY
It's bedtime! Watching till the end won't help the Red Sox win this one.
Carolyn Henderson, New Cumberland, PA
Wake the f*** up!
Brad Ryva, Morton, IL
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