Just As I Thought

The Style Invitational: January 26

The latest contest in The Washington Post’s Style Invitational asked for acts, bills, or resolutions sponsored by new members of Congress. Some of my faves:

  • Miller-Miller-Dole act to provide every hungry person in America with two beers and a pineapple. (Ellen Perlman, Washington)
  • The Cole-Porter-Musgrave-Turner Act awarding Eminem a Medal of Freedom for his contribution to the field of music. (Chris Doyle, Forsyth, Mo.)
  • Alexander-Grijalva-Bell Act requiring greater clarity in cellular phones. (Kevin Mellema, Falls Church)
  • Bell-Pryor-Bishop Act, mandating that clergy wear cat-bells so you can hear them coming. (Seth Brown, Williamstown, Mass.)
  • The King-Chocola resolution in support of the erstwhile count’s military coup. (Sarah Elan, Baltimore)
  • Ryan-King Act: Hakuna matata! Even Tlent Rott wouldn’t touch this bill! (Dave Zarrow, Herndon)
  • Musgrave-Pryor-Nunes act requiring all interments before midday at Arlington National Cemetery. (Stephen Dudzik, Olney)
  • Alexander-Graham-Sanchez bill saluting the founder of Taco Bell. (Dave Zarrow, Herndon)
  • Franks-Hensarling-King bill authorizing Perdue chickens to surf the Web. (Dave Zarrow, Herndon)

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