Home receives many design submissions each year that have us asking, "Are they kidding?" which got me thinking about the dearth of good design humor. In fact, if you Google "design wit," some annoying search engineer wants to know if you meant to look for "design with." (No, I didn't.) And if you should look online for "Designer walks into a bar" you'll be asked, in essence, "Are you kidding?"
To me, this classic setup is funny, even without a punch line. And yet, surely somewhere out there, there must be someone who can come up with at least one laugh-out-loud ending to it. E-mail your best shot to email@example.com and put "JokeFest" in the subject line. We'll award a tin of spackle—and a year's subscription to Home—to the wittiest entry, and the best ones will be posted on the Home Blog. Entries must be received by midnight Eastern Time April 1. The winner will be determined in a low-tech and utterly subjective manner. Keep it clean (this is a family website), and include an e-mail address where we can track you down and lay that spackle and subscription on you. —DecoRooter