The Week contest: Hit job
This week's question: A Chinese hitman hired to murder a businessman's competitor hired another assassin to do the job, who then subcontracted the killing to another hitman, who hired another hitman, who hired another hitman — who failed to do the job. All five were convicted of attempted murder. If a film studio were to make a crime caper about this tale of outsourcing assassins, what title could it give the movie?
THE WINNER: "Slay it Forward"
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pennsylvania
SECOND PLACE: "Six Degrees of Assassination"
Dorinda Palmisano, Massapequa, New York
THIRD PLACE: "Hit Takes A Village"
Corinne Duerkop, Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin
"A Few to a Kill"
Greg Erickson, Somers, New York
"Passing the Buckshot"
Nancy McCann, Clearwater, Florida
"Natural Born Delegators"
Justin Short, Baltimore
"Have Gun, Will Hire, Hire, Hire ..."
Fred Bockis, Albany, New York
"Murder in the Fifth"
Jennifer Kitchin, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
"The Usual Subcontractors"
Philip Prosser, Blacksburg, Virginia
"The Killing Field"
Kenneth R. Albone, Glassboro, New Jersey
"The Day of the Jackasses"
James Pearson, Anaheim, California
"No, YOU Get Shorty"
Sonia Kang, Sacramento, California
Skip Flanagan, Roseville, California
"The Subordinate Identity"
Ivan Kershner, Salem, South Carolina