The Week contest: Grave service
This week's question: A South Korean mortuary is offering people the chance to experience their own "living funeral" by lying in a closed coffin for 10 minutes, to help them appreciate the here and now. In seven words or fewer, please come up with a lively advertising slogan that a U.S. mortuary could use if it were to start offering this grave service.
THE WINNER: "The rest is yet to come"
Wayne Harris, Madison, Wisconsin
SECOND PLACE: "Try before you die"
Tom Hausfeld, Fairfield, Ohio
THIRD PLACE: "Think inside the box"
Andrea Carla Michaels, San Francisco
"Be awake for your wake"
Robyn Kupferman, Culver City, California
"R.I.P. — for 10 minutes"
Skip Flanagan, Roseville, California
"Check out 'checking out'"
Lidia Zidik, Reading, Pennsylvania
"Have it your wake"
Dave Leitheiser, Clancy, Montana
"When you pine for a nap..."
Joe Frank, Scottsdale, Arizona
"Delight of the living dead"
Bill Levine, Belmont, Massachusetts
"Awaken your senses with Transylvanian meditation"
Evan MacDonald, Tucson, Arizona
"It won't kill you to try it"
George Martins, Natick, Massachusetts
"Find life trying? Try dying"
Don Phillips, Point Arena, California
"Cross it off your bucket list early"
Ken Kellam III, Dallas
"Don't buy the farm — just rent it"
Beth Simon, Oakland, California
"Fear death? Try before you buy"
Suzanne Brooks, Quechee, Vermont