'Another Thing': Obie The Dachshund's Big Slim-Down

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All Things Considered's weekly "Another Thing" contest asks news junkies to flex their satire skills. i
All Things Considered's weekly "Another Thing" contest asks news junkies to flex their satire skills.

Each week, All Things Considered and Lenore Skenazy, author of the book and blog Free-Range Kids, bring you "Another Thing," an on-air puzzle to test your cleverness skills. We take a trend in the news and challenge you to help us satirize it with a song title, a movie name or something else wacky.

This week's challenge: The owner of a 77-pound dachshund named Obie is blogging about her efforts to slim him down by 40 pounds. If she succeeds, we can probably expect a book.

What will be the name of a best-selling diet book for dogs?

Submit your entry using the form below or by sending your answer with your name, address and phone number to anotherthing@npr.org. If submitting via email, please type "Doggie Diet" in the subject line.

Entries are due by 12 noon EDT on Sept. 19. All entries become property of NPR, which reserves the right to edit them. Entries submitted as comments on this Web page cannot be considered. In the case of several similar entries, the first one received gets credit.

The winner will be announced on All Things Considered on Sept. 24. The first-prize winner will receive an NPR mug.

Last week's challenge: What will be the name of the first chain restaurant in outer space?

Winner: "The Zero G's-cake Factory," Robyn Schrager, St. Louis


"A-pollo 13," Lark Reynolds, Simpsonville, S.C.

"The Abdominal Strain," Robert Cooper, Barrington, R.I.

"Salad Bar Galactica," Andrea Roth, Santa Cruz, Calif.



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