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Reason Weekly Contest: Barbie Got a Makeover, Now It's Ken's Turn

Last week's winners revealed.



Welcome back to the Reason Weekly Contest! This week's question is:

Forget Malibu Barbie, Astronaut Barbie, and all Barbie's other jobs and locales—Mattel just unveiled three new shapes of Barbie: tall, petite, and curvy. Time to Play Magazine says that brings the total to 30 new Barbie dolls with 7 skin tones, 4 body types, 30 hair colors, 24 hairstyles, and 22 eye colors. Come up with the next iteration of Ken.

How to enter: Submissions should be e-mailed to contest@reason.com. Please include your name, city, and state. This week, kindly type "KEN" in the subject line. Entries are due by 11 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, Feb. 1. Winners will appear on Feb. 5. 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: In a surprise move, the government revoked its approval process for use of its "grass-fed" beef marketing label. We asked you to come up with a new food adjective that yuppies (okay, hipsters) will find irresistible.


"Grass-fed salmon" — John Logue,   Jacksonville, FL

SECOND PLACE:          

"Privilege-free"—Colin Blake, Boston, MA


"Whole Foods-fed"—Ray Yee, Clovis, CA


"Hand-glazed, free-range, gluten-free, and marinated in a balsamic reduction."— Joyce Farrell, Wautoma, WI

"Non-traditional "– Tom D, Phoenix, AZ

"Gently-killed"—Richard Bradley, Fredericksburg, VA

"Monsanto Free"—Alex Popovich, Knoxville, TN

"Solar-fed"—James Quigley, San Rafael, CA

"Grass-walked beef"

"Raw milk fed veal"—John Logue (again!),   Jacksonville, FL

"Weed-fed beef: High in protein, high in life" —L. B. Lebin, Mill Hall, PA


"2-D printed beef"

"110% Natural"

"Cut and packaged by guaranteed living-wage employees"

"Made from living-wage cows"

"It's European!"

"Safe-space raised"

"Sustainably slaughtered"

"Allowed to graze freely on federal land by ranchers who have all the proper permits, paid all their taxes and land-use fees, never set any fires, and never occupied a federal buildings."