The Week contest
This week’s question: A Washington state lawmaker wants to legalize the composting of human remains, saying that many Washingtonians are excited about the prospect of becoming tree food. If a gardening company were to start selling a fertilizer made from human compost, what snappy brand name could it give the product?
Last week’s contest: A three-day festival will take place in upstate New York this summer to mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. If a classic rock band were to write a song about gray-haired, arthritic hippies trying to survive a nostalgia-driven music festival, what could the track be titled?
THE WINNER: “You Can’t Always Get Up When You Want” Louis Himmelstein, Novato, Calif.
SECOND PLACE: “With a Little Help From My Depends” Mary Jo Astrachan, Oneida, N.Y.
THIRD PLACE: “Ain’t No Bathroom Near Enough” Edwin Bacher, New York City
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Compost me” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Jan. 22. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Jan. 25. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.