Welcome back to the Reason Weekly Contest! This week's question is:
The educational video game industry is expected to reach more than $2 billion soon. Come up with the name of an insanely boring educational video game that is trying to be "fun."
How to enter: Submissions should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, city, and state. This week, kindly type "GAME" in the subject line. Entries are due by 11 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, Nov. 30. Winners will appear Dec. 4, right here at Reason.com.
In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit. First prize is a one-year digital subscription to Reason magazine, plus bragging rights. While we appreciate kibbitzing in the comments below, you must email your answer to enter the contest. Feel free to enter more than once, and good luck!
And now for the results of last week's contest: After an exhaustive scientific review, FDA ruled that genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon is as safe and nutritious as any plain old Atlantic salmon. We asked you to give the new GMO fish a catchy (so to speak) name.
THE WINNER: SalmonHella — James Quigley
SECOND PLACE: Salmonsanto—Ben Fairbanks, Boulder, CO
THIRD PLACE: Fishy—Stephan Vogelmann, Germany, Bavaria
Surfish-turfish — Mike Lanza, Menlo Park, CA
Finding G-MO—Michael Yurovich, Colorado Springs, CO
MC Hammerhead Shark (You can't touch it) — Robert Ryan Dallas City IL
Medium-Mouth Bass—Robert Ryan Dallas City, IL
SalmonDieu!—Jim Noble, Boulder Creek CA
Salmon Rushdie and the Satanic Perches—Norm, New Park PA
Blinky—Ryan C., Chicago
Karloff in a Can—Billy Roberts, Tulsa, OK
Joe's Pesci: You want a piece of me?—Norm, New Park PA
Sam-I-Am-on: You will not like it here or there. You will not like it anywhere.—Tim Whalen, Manassas, VA
Salman—Roger the Shrubber—Pittsburgh, PA
And from the comments section:
Manchovy: A salmon is a salmon but a Manchovy™ is a meal.
Ce n'est pas un poisson