First Contest Singular: Results of Week 317 of The StyleInvitationalThe contest was to come up with a contest idea for which therewould be only one good entry:
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A contest to name a medical practice that specializes intreating only elephantiasis and elephant man's disease. Winner:Pachydermatology. (Dave Garratt, Bowie, Md.)
A contest to come up with an unfortunate real-lifename for a line of women's clothing. Winner: Sag Harbor. (Sandra Hull,Arlington, Va.)
A contest to come up with the name of a computer virusthat deletes only old, useless files. Winner: The Kevorkian Virus. (KevinRowan, Washington)
And the winner of the Chick Sales Barometer:
A contest to come up withan inspirational slogan for Cathy Rigby, the former bulimic who playedPeter Pan on Broadway. Winner: "I won't throw up, I won't throw up."(Chuck Smith, Woodbridge, Va.)
A contest to propose an even worse name for Baltimore's football stadiumthan PSINet Stadium. Winner: Ravensbruck. (Elden Carnahan, Laurel)