Report from Week 1005
Our biennial contest in which we ask you to create “joint legislation” by combining the names of two or more (often many more) freshman members of Congress. To judge from the many thousands of entries sent in this year from almost 500 people (and by the Empress’s count, 105 of them were entering the Invite for the first time), the 113th Congress should be a productive one; already, Rep. Peters (har har) has 247 pieces of legislation to his name (alas, most are unprintable). As usual, quite a few of the entries were cryptic, to say the least; the E figured out only from context, for example, that “Yoho-Vela-Williams” was meant to be read as “Jehovah’s Witnesses.” The winners below are much more valid. But if you’re still stuck on any of them, look at the online Invite at bit.ly/invite1008; there’s a link to the same list, but with translations.