The Week contest
This week’s question: The U.S. military has begun taking the numerous sightings of UFOs by its pilots seriously, and is trying to figure out whether the mysterious objects pose a threat. In seven words or fewer, please come up with a message that we could transmit to these visitors that would explain the current state of life on Earth.
Last week’s contest: A tourist who used Airbnb to book a “clean room with private bathroom” in Amsterdam was shocked to discover that his accommodation was a shipping container parked on a sidewalk, equipped with three mattresses and a portable potty. Please come up with a slogan that the container’s owners could use to advertise this vacation property.
THE WINNER: “You’ll Barely Contain Yourself” Lee Silverman, Morgantown, W.Va.
SECOND PLACE: “Home Shipped Home” Joe Janov, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
THIRD PLACE: “Condo-minimum” Greg Erickson, Somers, N.Y.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to contest @theweek.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “UFO message” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, June 18. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, June 21. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.