The Week contest: Mystery metal
This week's question: A mysterious 10-foot tall, stainless steel monolith was discovered in a remote desert canyon in southeast Utah, and then vanished just days later. Some suspect the unexplained object was the work of a prankster artist — others say it was aliens. If Hollywood were to make a movie about the true story behind this mystery monolith, what would it be titled?
THE WINNER: "2020: A Placed Oddity"
Jeff Cox, Shawnee, Oklahoma
SECOND PLACE: "Raiders of the Lost Art"
Ivan Kershner, Salem, South Carolina
THIRD PLACE: "Dude, Where's My Monolith?"
Shaun Manny, Alpharetta, Georgia
"2020: A Space Idiocy"
Peter Kingsley, Peterborough, New Hampshire
Roxanne Rhodes, New Port Richey, Florida
"What the HAL?"
Judy Fike, Ashland, Ohio
Matt Mistele & Janet Coleman-Belin, Palo Alto, California
"All Quiet on the Western Stunt"
Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh
"Steel of the Century"
Ken Kellam III, Dallas
"Menhir Today, Gone Tomorrow"
George Pendergast, Weston, Massachusetts
"Who Stole the Steel?"
Sheldon Friedman, Englewood, Colorado
"Flash in the Sand"
Christine Fleskes, Needham, Massachusetts
Dave Grossman, Petaluma, California
"Alien vs. Prankster"
Joe Ayella, Wayne, Pennsylvania