February 20, 2009

Om. My. God.

When I'm not blogging (and, OK, sometimes when I am) I'm a contributing editor at a fine publication called The Week. Recently the magazine instituted a contest called What Next? which invites readers to supply "an imaginative twist" to a recent news story. This week I'm filling in for the regular judge, so I'd like to extend a special invitation to you, my proven-funny readers, to play along. Here's the challenge:

The Dalai Lama has opened a Twitter account, which means he can now send a constant stream of updates and philosophy to his followers. Like everyone else, however, he must limit his messages to 140 characters. If you were a Buddhist master, what mindful Twitter message would you send?

Send your entries to whatnext@theweek.com. This time I'm not looking for funny-funny rather than unfunny-funny. Or just clever. But not pornographic. The prize is a year's subscription to The Week.

Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, please type “Dalai Lama” in the subject line. Entries are due by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, Feb. 23.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


Must to avoid: overused tropes abusing divine consciousness encased in sound vibration -- Om sweet Om, Omboy, Omer Simpson, Omosexual, Om my god.

"Ppls Repub of China sux! Ha, pwned! LOLOLOLOLZ"

Everybody knows this contest is a clip-on.

What's om your mind?

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