The Week Contest
This week’s question: A British tech firm has designed a smartphone app that stops users from making drunken online purchases by freezing their credit cards for 12 hours when their blood-alcohol level exceeds a certain limit. If a U.S. tech giant were to launch a similar app that restrains drunken behavior, what name could the company give it?
Last week’s contest: A Texas man sued his date for the $17.31 he paid for her movie ticket, after she allegedly ruined the film by constantly texting a friend. If Hollywood were to make a courtroom drama about the legal battle over this date gone wrong, what could it title the film?
THE WINNER: “Girl, Interrupting” Steve Ziobro, Reeseville, Wis.
SECOND PLACE: “Romancing the Phone” Judy Clark, Somers, N.Y.
THIRD PLACE: “Texts and the Single Girl” Kathryn Farr, Lisbon, N.Y.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Drunk shop” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, June 13. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, June 16. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
▸The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.