A particular guilty pleasure has been submitting entries for TE's picture caption competitions, which started last year. The idea is to come up with a pithy subtitle for a picture which will run in the print edition a few days later; the winner, as TE says, "can truthfully claim to have written (at least a few words) for The Economist."
Well, after competition #19, now I can! My two-word entry wasn't picked for the caption itself, but -- even better -- will be the title of the article. Apparently, I came up with it independently of the (anonymous) columnist, and I got official credit.
The article in question will be about the shutdown of Megaupload, and the arrest of its co-founder Kim Dotcom (né Kim Schmitz) in New Zealand last week. It's especially apropos, since I was discussing these developments at length with my students only two days ago. The photo above, which by itself is a priceless example of hubris, was the one that inspired my entry: "Dotcom, Bust."