Sum Up 2010 in Six Words Contest!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The year 2010 has been an interesting year: unemployment, multiple wars, the Tea Party, health care reform, Lady Gaga and even an “underwear bomber.” See if you can sum up 12 months in 6 words by entering our latest contest! Your submissions can be personal, political or pop-culture related, but please keep them pithy. Post your six-word entry in the survey below, and on December 29 we’ll announce the winners with Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser of Smith Magazine! The deadline for submissions is December 27 at 3 pm! Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser's most recent book is It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.

See all the submissions here!

The Winning Summaries

Went from self employed to unemployed.
Lost 50 pounds. Found myself underneath.
                    - both Sandi Hemmerlein

Got masters moved home permanent intern.
                    - Dana

Salinger waked. Haiti quaked. Oil caked.
                    - Coleen Goodson

Bedbugs, earthquakes, overeating, Snooki eclipsed Wikileaking.
                    - Janet

Green Day on Broadway? Oy vey!
                    - Leigh Giza

I could not stop checking Facebook!
                    - Janet Villas

Kanye Tweeted all the important stuff.
                    - Galia Abramson 


Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith

Comments [11]

Kate Perry from Brooklyn

Leonard challenged us with Assange...
how about
Leaki melange thanks so much Assange

Jan. 11 2011 05:06 PM
Sherry from ny

boyfriend ill
oil spill
secret thrill

Jan. 06 2011 04:21 PM
alex from nyc

thought we could. now we won't.

Jan. 05 2011 07:10 PM
mark from NJ

Six Words? Still Married, Two Teens.

Jan. 04 2011 01:49 PM
ron from FLUSHING

post all the entries. will there be a new years resolution contest?

Dec. 30 2010 09:21 PM
arc from ny

what we learned in 2010 in 6 words

Capitalism won't self destruct; Capitalists will.

Dec. 30 2010 02:48 PM
calvincarter from california

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Dec. 30 2010 01:35 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Damn. I used to *like* tea.

Dec. 30 2010 12:42 AM
Larry Mayer from Staten Island

Kids moved back in. Economy, stupid!

Dec. 29 2010 07:37 PM

Foresight, oversight fail
Democracy to plutocracy

Dec. 29 2010 01:04 PM
ckk from ny

summarizing 2010 in 6 words:

diary of a nobody = facebook

The book (diary of a nobody) [paraphrased from wiki] has spawned the word "Pooterism" to describe a tendency to take oneself excessively seriously ... which is the raison d'etre of facebook! all the best for 2011.

Dec. 29 2010 12:50 PM

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