Page 2 of 3   <       >

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

But they couldn't: Honorable mentions


IF THEY CAN put a man on the moon, WHY CAN'T THEY put a man on the moon? (Bruce Alter, on vacation in Port St. Lucie, Fla.)

If they can make a microwave oven, why can't they make a microwave chiller? (I want a cold one NOW!) (Jeff Contompasis, Ashburn)

If they can reenact Civil War battles, why can't they reenact witch dunkings? Oh, and the witches should wear flimsy T-shirts. (Peter Metrinko, Gainesville)

If they can create plastics that won't break down in a landfill for centuries, why can't they use them to make a garden hose that lasts more than two summers? (Russell Beland, Fairfax)

If they can have Winter Olympics curling, why can't they have Summer Olympics shuffleboard? (Jeff Contompasis)

If they can tell me I didn't need to dial 1 for a call to a different area code, why can't they just ignore the freaking 1 and put through the freaking call? (Elden Carnahan, Laurel)

If they can put a man on the moon, why can't they put a man on "The View"? (Barry Koch, Catlett, Va.)

If they can make a phone that lets you look up movie times and buy tickets, why can't they automatically silence the phone during the movie? (Joe Neff, Warrington, Pa.)

If they can call the theory of evolution a fallacy by finding a single unexplained fact, why can't they do the same for religion? (Kevin Dopart, Washington)

YOU CAN turn words like "calendar" and "friend" into verbs, BUT YOU CAN'T illiterate me into doing it. (Russell Beland)

You can put your best foot forward, but you can't get anywhere unless you also put your worst foot forward. (Mae Scanlan, Washington)

You can win the Nobel Peace Prize without doing anything, but you can't win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes without entering. (Drew Bennett, West Plains, Mo.)


<       2        >

© 2010 The Washington Post Company