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Contest #454: Has Paul Reiser lost his head? We think the author-comedian-sitcom superstar is a pretty funny talking head, but these IBM commercials featuring a cheerily decapitated Reiser, chatting up IBM's Aptiva while floating through cyberspace, are just kinda...creepy. Does IBM have something against the rest of Mr. Reiser? If Big Blue won't use the rest of him, maybe someone else will. T.N.T.ers: come up with the next marketer to use Paul Reiser's headless body in a TV commercial.

And now for the results of Contest #450: we asked you for the next film to inspire a videogame:

First Prize: "Pulp Fiction" on CD-ROM. The object: Retrieve the mystery briefcase and reveal its contents. Shoot double-crossing thieves, dodge flying Big Kahuna Burgers, and go on a high-speed chase to rescue your boss' OD'ing wife. In the Brain Detail challenge level, players must collect brain parts and skull fragments in 40 minutes. If you lose, Samuel Jackson quotes Ezekiel 25:17 before he and John Travolta blow you away. Shea Stone and Jill Powers, marketing staffers, Hard Core Marketing, Ridgefield, Conn.

Second Prize: "The Piano" for Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. After months of being held on an island against your will, you and your piano are allowed to leave. But first, you must search the rain forest for your severed finger! Watch out for island natives and jealous children as you extract information from sexually frustrated men. The game ends when you lose all your fingers or regain them and can play your piano again. Ginger Forcheskie, assistant advertising director, Sea Power, Arlington, Va.

Third Prize: "Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Rom!" Destroy your own bombers before they have time to hit enemy targets and trigger the Doomsday Machine! Conserve vital fluids or lose points. Know the code! "It vihl all be done mit computers!" Phil Frankenfeld, free-lance writer, Milwaukee.

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