‘Tis the season for giving—but only to people with sweet punning skills.
New York Times social media staff editor Daniel Victor posted the following message to Facebook (META) this morning:
“I can give out a free, 12-week digital subscription to NYT. Does anyone here want it? Tell me why I should pick you. Also, your request must rhyme or include a pun.”
And since everyone loves free news, Facebook users are making some pretty valiant attempts at winning Mr. Victor’s prize.
“Don’t make me p-lede. Giving it to me is the write thing to do. I masthead out now,” wrote Amanda Piasecki.
“Roses are red, violets are blue. I like the NYT and so do me,” wrote the delightfully ironic Tracie Mauriello.
“I fully support this digital news movement / My favorite TV show is Home Improvement,” wrote Evan Kalikow.
Surely there’s a headline writer at the Post or the Daily News who could put everyone to shame here, no?