Style Invitational Week 863: It's post time -- our famous 'breed the horses' contest


By The Empress
Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tiny Woods x Pleasant Prince = Tiger's Cub Scout

Dublin x Odysseus = Bloomsday

Alcindor x Bravo Whiskey = Abdul-TheBar

One of our oldest and most ridiculously popular contests: Below is a list of 100 of the almost 400 horses eligible for this year's Triple Crown races. This week: "Breed" any two of them and name the "foal," as in the examples above. Your personal stable of entries cannot exceed 25. As in real life, the names cannot be longer than 18 characters, including spaces and symbols.

Winner gets the Inker, the official Style Invitational trophy. Second place gets a pretty little build-your-own Stonehenge kit that produces a monument way smaller than Spinal Tap size. If you have a large hand, you could set it up in your palm. Donated by Russell Beland as a sacrifice to the Gods of The Style Invitational.

Other runners-up win their choice of a coveted Style Invitational Loser T-shirt or yearned-for Loser Mug. Honorable Mentions get one of the lusted-after Style Invitational Loser Magnets. First Offenders get a smelly tree-shaped air "freshener" (Fir Stink for their First Ink). One prize per entrant per week. Send your entries by e-mail to losers@washpost.com or by fax to 202-334-4312. Deadline is Monday, April 12. Put "Week 863" in the subject line of your e-mail, or it risks being ignored as spam. Include your name, postal address and phone number with your entry. Contests are judged on the basis of humor and originality. All entries become the property of The Washington Post. Entries may be edited for taste or content. Results to be published Derby Day, May 1. No purchase required for entry. Employees of The Washington Post, and their immediate relatives, are not eligible for prizes. Pseudonymous entries will be disqualified. The revised title for next week's results is by Tom Witte; this week's honorable-mentions subhead is by Kevin Dopart. The list of horses is taken from the full one at BloodHorse.com.

A Little Warm
Ace of Aces
Alcindor
Ashore
Aspire
Awesome Act
Backtalk
Beethoven
Biloxi
Black Snowflake
Blind Luck
Boisterous
Bravo Whiskey
Bulls and Bears
Call Shot
Canthavehim
Catch Twenty Two
Chief Counsel
Clear Alternative
Close to the Edge
Colonel Mustard
Conveyance
Crisp
D' Funnybone
Deep Darkness
Delong Road
Discreetly Mine
Down With Dixie
Drive Home
Dryfly
Dublin
Enclosure
Endorsement
Excessive Passion
Extraextraordinary
Fenway Faithful
First Dude
Get a Grip
Guys Reward
Hear Ye Hear Ye
Homeboykris
Ice Box
In the Paint
Interactif
Johore
Kollege
Launch N Relaunch
Leaving New York
Lethal Combination
Liquidity Event
Lookin at Lucky
Make History
Make Music for Me
Marble Arch
Marching Tune
Moojab
Mr. Saturdaynight
Nacho Friend
Nextdoorneighbor
No Shenanigans
Noah's Dream
Odysseus
One Nation
Overcommunication
Party at My Place
Pleasant Prince
Preamble
Privilaged
Prizefighting
Psychic Income
Radiohead
Raging Wit
Rule
Saw Perfection
Scuba Diver
She Be Wild
Shrimp Dancer
Silenced
So Elite
Spangled Star
Spicer
Stay Put
Super Saver
Switch
The Director
The Program
Thousand Excuses
Tiny Woods
Toboggan Slide
Trackman
Twirling Candy
Utopian
Walking the Beach
Who's Up
Winaholic
Winslow Homer
Worldly
Worth a Buck
Wow Wow Wow
Ziggy's Stardust

Report from Week 859

in which we asked you to tell us jokes in any of four given forms: "If they can ___, why can't they ___?"; "You can ___, but you can't ___"; "It's not the ___, it's the ___"; or "If you ___, they will ___."

The winner of the Inker

If they can train puppies to use the newspaper, why can't they train yuppies to use the newspaper? (Beverley Sharp, Washington)

2. the winner of the Loser key chain custom-made in Thailand: You can rest in a courtroom, but you can't court in a restroom. -- L. Craig (John Glenn, Tyler, Tex.)

3. You can love your fellow man in Virginia, but you can't send out invitations. (Larry Yungk, Arlington)

4.If they can create a thin, pocket-size, touch-screen-enabled e-mailer/Internet browser/game machine/organizer/cellphone, why can't they create a cancel button in an elevator? (Ari Unikoski, Tel Aviv)


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