The Week contest: Yard work
This week's question: Queen guitarist Brian May, 72, is recuperating after tearing his gluteus maximus during a moment of over-enthusiastic gardening in lockdown. The pain in his buttock, he said, "is relentless." If a classic rock band were to write a song about the thrills and dangers of gardening, what should the track be titled?
THE WINNER: "I Fought the Lawn, and the Lawn Won"
Alan W. Debban, Woodbridge, Virginia
SECOND PLACE: "Weeds Will Rock You"
Laurel Wroten, Petaluma, California
THIRD PLACE: "Rake on Through (To the Other Side)"
Andy Roman, Greenacres, Florida
"Don't Stop the Weedin'"
Adam Kupec, Pittsburgh
"More Than a Weeding"
Ken Kellam III, Dallas
"In a Garden da Bleedin'"
David Buch, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
"Just What I Weeded"
Robyn Kupferman, Culver City, California
"Another One Bites the Mulch"
Steve Largo, Sarasota, Florida
"Shears of a Clown"
Vera Huffman, Fredericksburg, Virginia
"Runnin' With the Shovel"
Otto Murmar, Parkton, Maryland
"Should I Stay or Should I Hoe"
Maria Maglaras, Whitestone, New York
Sam Beal, Portland, Maine
"Whole Lot of Raking Going On"
Ivan Kershner, Salem, South Carolina
"Good Thymes, Bad Thymes"
Joel Nelson, Goleta, California
"(Don't Fear) The Virginia Creeper"
Andrew Hersey, Richmond, Virginia
"Ache of Spades"
Pierre Nizet, Santa Barbara, California
"Weeds are the Champions"
Carol Miller, Highland Park, Illinois
"Should I Reap or Should I Sow?"
Beth Simon, Oakland, California
"I Hurt It Through the Grapevine"
Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Indiana
"Back in Bracken"
Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Florida