New for Week 1239: MASH 3

The Washington Post Sunday - - DIVERSIONS -

The Hate­ful Eight Is Enough: Trump de­cides to fire yet more White House aides. La La Land Be­fore Time: Peppy candy­col­ored di­nosaurs strut their stuff on the La Brea Swamp­way. Bring­ing Up Baby Driver: A spoiled heiress and her pet leop­ard are on the lam af­ter a botched rob­bery.

Here’s a con­test we haven’t done since Week 939 in 2011 (and only once be­fore that, in the Em­press’s In­vite youth of Week 610 in 2005). And since movies have been com­ing Fast and Fu­ri­ous (6, 7 and 8) since then, we have lots more ti­tles — not to men­tion lots more ma­te­rial — to work with. This week: Com­bine two movie ti­tles and

de­scribe the re­sult, as in the ex­am­ples above by Loser Dun­can Stevens, who sug­gested bring­ing back this con­test. Note: The two ti­tles need not over­lap their last and first words, as they do in the ex­am­ples; in fact, they don’t even have to have any words ex­actly in com­mon; what’s im­por­tant is that a reader can tell which two ti­tles are be­ing com­bined. For in­stance, the Week 610 win­ner, by Paul Whit­te­more, was “‘Ter­mi­na­tors of En­dear­ment’: At last, the per­fect ‘com­pro­mise’ date movie.” Sub­mit en­tries at this web­site:­ter­in­vite1239 (all low­er­case). Win­ner gets the Inkin’ Me­mo­rial, the Lin­coln statue bob­ble­head that is the of­fi­cial Style In­vi­ta­tional tro­phy — one of the last few be­fore we come out with a new de­sign. Sec­ond place re­ceives a ball cap with a nice fat felt pig snout and ears stick­ing out of it, along with cute goo­gly eyes. It’s a pro­mo­tion for a com­pany called (don’t know why) New Pig Corp., a maker of ab­sorbent pads and mats. Do­nated by Loser Dave Pre­var. Other run­ners-up win our “You Gotta Play to Lose” Loser Mug or our Grossery Bag, “I Got a B in Pun­man­ship.” Hon­or­able men­tions get one of our lusted­af­ter Loser mag­nets, “No Child­ish­ness Left Be­hind” or “Magnum Do­pus.” First Of­fend­ers re­ceive only a smelly tree­shaped air “fresh­ener” (FirStink for their first ink). Dead­line is Mon­day night, Aug. 14; re­sults pub­lished Sept. 3 (on­line Aug. 31). See gen­eral con­test rules and guide­lines at­vRules. The headline for this week’s re­sults was sub­mit­ted by both Chris Doyle and Jesse Frankovich; the hon­or­able­men­tions sub­head is by Jeff Con­tom­pa­sis. Join the Style In­vi­ta­tional Devo­tees group on Face­book at­vdev. “Like” Style In­vi­ta­tional Ink of the Day on Face­book at­day; fol­low @StyleIn­vite on Twit­ter.


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