The Week Contest
This week’s question: London sewer workers are using high-powered jet hoses to break up a giant “fatberg”— a 250-yard-long, 130-ton mass of congealed cooking oil, used diapers, wet wipes, and other flushed refuse that is blocking a major sewer pipe. If Hollywood filmmakers were to make a movie documenting these workers’ heroic efforts, what could they call it?
Last week’s contest: A man in New Zealand who reported his car stolen had to be told by police that he had actually sold the vehicle to a stranger the previous day while drunk, so he could buy more drinks. Please supply an appropriate tabloid headline for this embarrassing incident.
THE WINNER: Boozed Car Salesman Keith Twitchell, New Orleans
SECOND PLACE: Give Me One for the Roadster Jeff Holmes, St. Paul, Minn.
THIRD PLACE: Grand Theft Blotto Amy Heesacker, Athens, Ga.
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 “Sewer film” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Sept. 26. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Sept. 29. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
▸ The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.