Style Invitational: How IS Sean Spicer like April the Giraffe?

 
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How is April the giraffe like a response by Sean Spicer?
Both involve a gaping orifice with a foot lodged in it.

That’s one of the inking entries in this week’s Style Invitational results. See more comparisons — in 19 categories including Easter Bunny ears, a flight on United Express, and a pink knit hat.

This week’s new contest is a short-former, one that brought in a deluge of entries 19 years ago and hadn’t done since: It’s to name a celebrity who was a “secret inspiration” for a movie title.

That 1998 contest used lots of topical humor. In my supplemental column, The Style Conversational, I share those inking entries, with reminders of why, say, Michael Fay was in the headlines.

This week’s Invitational:
http://bit.ly/invite1228

This week’s Conversational:
http://bit.ly/conv1228

— Pat Myers, Empress of The Style Invitational

*That’s capitalized; named for the runner-up prizes emblazoned “LOSER,” the community of regular Style Invitational entrants now proudly calls itself the Losers. If you enter the Invite, you’re a Genuine Loser. But not (necessarily) a loser.

pat.myers@washpost.com

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