The Week Contest
This week’s question: An online obituary in which a family described the deceased as a selfish, “abusive” man whose life served no “obvious purpose” recently went viral. If an entrepreneur were to start a company that provided brutally honest obituaries and eulogies, what would it be called?
Last week’s contest: A Palestinian barber has developed an unusual way to straighten and style his customers’ hair: He sets their locks on fire. If this innovative hairdresser were to start a chain of salons named after his unorthodox approach to follicle removal, what would it be called?
THE WINNER: Head and Smolders Ken Kellam, Dallas
SECOND PLACE: Smoldilocks Ellen Cohen, New York City
THIRD PLACE: Smoke and Mirrors Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Honest obit” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Feb. 28. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Mar. 3. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.