The Week contest: Bubba Diet - October 15, 2010
Bill Clinton lost 24 pounds when he went on a non-dairy, non-meat diet. What should he title his diet book, if he wrote one?
Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.
Results: Bill Clinton lost 24 pounds when he gave up meat and dairy, so we asked you to name the diet blockbuster the Big Dog might write. You hailed the chief with: THE WINNER: It Takes a VeganCarl J. Schack Jr., Cincinnati SECOND PLACE: I Did Not Have Lunch with That CheeseburgerTom Sheppard, Flat Rock, NC THIRD PLACE: If I Can Abstain, So Can You!Tamsin and James Smith, San Francisco HONORABLE MENTIONS:
I Feel Your GainAshley Ryan, Catonsville, MD The I Will Not Have Snacks with That Woman DietPaul Lutvak, New York City Stop Inhaling (Your Food)! Mark Kornick, Somers, MT Don’t Stop Thinking About Your Carb FlowSean Braswell, Chapel Hill, NC Expect Less of Your PresidentJolene C. Smith, Idaho Falls, ID I Did Not Have Meat with that PotatoGeoff Barger, Cambridge, MD I Did Not Have Milk with That CookieJim Cushwa, West Chester, PA I Did Not Write this Diet BookRenee Gupta, Franklin Park, NJ Downsizing, by Bill ClintonRich Linder, Laguna Beach, CA It’s Easy When Your Wife Doesn’t Bake CookiesJulie David, New York City Don’t Put That in Your Mouth!Martha Lee Scott, San Clemente, CA The Benefits of Running AroundKen M. Radz, East Windsor, NJ Turn That Surplus into a Deficit!Les Ackland, Coraopolis, PA Losing the Middle GroundJames Robertson, Seattle What’s LeftMary Bower, Jacksonville, FL Fight Blubba with Bubba!Matt Costinett, Aurora, CO