Thursday, June 2, 2011

Another fail in the Taintor caption contest

Below is the May image for the Anne Taintor monthly web contest, followed by my entries:


  • "If you think this is amazing you should see my fallout shelter."
  • Food budgets pre birth control: not a pretty picture.
  • You can never have too much man bait on hand.
  • "This ought to wake up his pheromones!"
  • She had stake in her marriage … and the groceries to prove it.
  • Vegetarian my ass!
  • She had no truck with sacred cows.
And here are her picks for the six finalists. I think they are somewhat ... dare I say ... gross and subpar? What do you think? Any suggestions of your own?
  • I did all the laundry and cleaned the house, and then I felt like killing someone
  • He got his wish. I made him dinner.
  • well, Ethel, he did say "bite me"
  • I have my shit together too, but you don't see me bragging about it
  • funny... he took up so much more space on the sofa
  • oh, that reminds me... I have to go bury a body 
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7 comments:

  1. My entry was: " I should have done that with MY Ex-husband! " Yes, it is gross, but I thought it would get a chuckle.

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  2. Agreed. They were a little low-brow. Not that I could do much better! However, I'm immediately reminded of the punchline to a terrible joke I can't remember that goes, "We simply have to stop meating like this." In my family (and many, I'd imagine), this would be known as a "dad joke."

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  3. Margeret - I like yours! not so visceral...

    WF - your comment reminded me of the Gershwin lyric
    "They say that when a high brow meets a low brow
    Walking along Broadway
    Soon the high brow, he has no brow
    Ain't it a shame and you're to blame"

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  4. Gotta love "vegetarian my ass!" Defiance most blatant (exercised through a drawer so brimming with steaks as to cause a meniscus of meat)

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  5. margaret, i think i like your comment best of all! and jp, the man bait entry was top notch. i'm really surprised that every single finalist made reference to human flesh. it seems a bit excessive. by the way, how would one go about submitting their own entries?

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  6. Yeah!
    here's the page http://annetaintor.com/ati/caption-contest/
    ... the June one should be up shortly. Let's all try to pull together and win this thing!

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  7. I really love these and I also really love your captions! One day you will win! Keep it up.

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