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The Week contest: Long winter

The town of Rjukan, Norway, has installed giant mirrors on the mountains above to reflect light into the town. What is a simpler way to make it through a long, dark winter?

Last week's question: The town of Rjukan, Norway, is nestled deep in a valley and gets almost no sunshine from September through March, but this year the town has installed giant mirrors called heliostats on the mountains above to reflect light into the town. What is a simpler way to make it through a long, dark winter?

RESULTS:

FIRST PLACE: Put Viagra in the town water supplyRich Herbst, West Chester, Pa.SECOND PLACE: Scotch. Then, more scotch.Michael Slawski, Fairfax, Va.THIRD PLACE: MoveJustin Sheldon, Prattville, Ala.HONORABLE MENTIONS:HibernateThom Thacker, Irvington, N.Y.Put the town on a barge, move it to the MediterraneanJohn Dale, MinneapolisOn hold with the ObamaCare call centerJohn Smigelsky, Matawan, N.J.Keep burning fossil fuels: Soon there won't be any more winterAndrew Tuite, ChicagoSubstitute sunlamps for streetlightsJanine Witte, New Hope, Pa.Become a snowbirdBeth Kaminetsky, Boca Raton, Fla.Read the complete works of Dostoyevsky and TolstoyKenneth R. Updegrove, Cedaredge, Colo.Give everyone in town a DVD of Little Miss SunshineGreg Fey, Westlake Village, Calif.Find a well-lit barToni Waltz, Port Charlotte, Fla.Blanket, big dog, bookD. Kershaw, Rhinebeck, N.Y.Legalize marijuana John Ohlson, Providence, R.I.Get a night jobCliff Sjogren, Cadillac, Mich.Several truckloads of "lite" beerTerry Craney, Madison, Wis.Just mention ObamaCare to a Republican, and enjoy the heat!Tom Vranesich, Monroe, N.Y.Open a 24-hour HootersCollin Boles, Redding, Calif.

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