The Week contest: Oligarch auction
This week's question: The Italian government is trying to figure out what to do with the Sardinian island villas and megayachts it has seized from sanctioned Russian oligarchs. If Italy decided to sell off these trappings of obscene wealth at an auction, what should the event be called?
THE WINNER: "Putin On The Ritz"
Lidia Zidik, Reading, Pennsylvania
SECOND PLACE: "Crème de la Kremlin"
Ken Liebman, Williston, Vermont
THIRD PLACE: "Everything Moscow!"
Kenneth Burgan, Grass Valley, California
Phyllis Klein, Forest Hills, New York
"Sleazy Come, Sleazy Go"
Kim O'Hair, Elk Grove, California
Daniel Hicks, Randolph, Massachusetts
Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Lloyds of Laundering"
Glen Alfredson, Durham, North Carolina
"Firesale of the Vanities"
Fred Jenkins, Dayton, Ohio
"Vlad's Lads' Pads"
Bill Levine, Belmont, Massachusetts
"Make us an offer—he can't refuse!"
Michael Grossman, San Dimas, California
"Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous"
Skip Flanagan, Roseville, California
"All Sails Final"
Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Pamela Keating, Phoenix, Arizona