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The Week contest: Pork shortage

This week's question: Bacon could soon be both scarce and expensive in California, because only 4 percent of the nation's pig farmers currently comply with new state animal-welfare rules. In seven words or fewer, please come up with a suitably apocalyptic headline for a tabloid story about California's impending shortage of bacon, sausages, and chops. 

Click here to see the results of last week's contest: Striking out

RESULTS:

THE WINNER: "Aporkalypse now"

Judy Echols, Incline Village, Nevada

SECOND PLACE: "Ham-aggedon!"

Diana Mivelli, Seattle

THIRD PLACE: "The pig short"

Bill Levine, Belmont, Massachusetts

HONORABLE MENTIONS: 

"Don't go bacon my heart"

Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Indiana

"Cal-ham-ity!"

Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh

"California can't bring home the bacon"

Joe Ayella, Wayne, Pennsylvania

"Apocalypse sow"

Devon Engel, Scottsdale, Arizona

"The hams & the ham nots"

Michael Rucker, Los Angeles

"Government: Snout of control"

Douglas Fields, Katy, Texas

"No more hammin' it up in Hollywood"

Diane Evenson, Mcfarland, Wisconsin

"A farewell to hams, bacon and chops"

Randy Frey, Lake Worth, Florida

"We miss piggy"

Doug Ebert, Quincy, Illinois

"No pork shoulder to cry on"

Diane Ross, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

"The missing links"

Janine Witte, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

"Th-th-that's all, folks!"

Kevin Gillogly, Thousand Oaks, California

"Pork chopped!"

Mary Jo Astrachan, Oneida, New York

"Pork pulled!"

Dave Grossman, Petaluma, California

"Eating low on the hog"

Kenneth Burgan, Grass Valley, California

"No piggly or wiggly in foreseeable future"

Ken Kellam III, Dallas

"California pork being held over a barrel"

Phyllis Klein, New York City

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