The Week contest: Idle money
This week's question: A German university is offering "idleness grants" worth nearly $1,900 to applicants who promise to do nothing. Applications consist of simple questions such as: What do you not want to do? For how long? Why is it important not to do it? In seven words or fewer, please come up with the title that you'd give your submission for an idleness grant.
THE WINNER: "I can do less with more"
Bruce Shellenbaum, Anchorage, Alaska
SECOND PLACE: "I didn't my way"
Bruce Day, Hendersonville, Tennessee
THIRD PLACE: "I've done nothing to deserve this grant"
Bill Christophersen, New York City
"Why I'll be your next American idle"
George Strong, Plano, Texas
"Why I'm good for nothing"
Ed Overmyer, San Rafael, California
"I'll take nothing for granted"
Dianne Kogut, Raleigh, North Carolina
"What am I good for? Absolutely nothing"
Sean Harrington, Walnut Creek, California
"I rest my case"
Barry D. Kass, Bloomingburg, New York
"Wake me up after you read this"
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pennsylvania
"A friend is writing this for me"
Neal Starkman, Seattle
"Something for nothing"
Doug Johnston, Erie, Pennsylvania
"I like to (not) move it"
Beth Simon, Oakland, California