Friday, July 26, 2013

Another caption contest!

Have your witty way with any or all of these images. Place your entr(ies) in the comments section, s'il vous plait. Of course, no Anonymouses. The winner for each image will be awarded a copy of The New Yorker Rejection Collection I or II (your choice). In the event some wag has the winning caption for all three, we'll come up with another humor book. The august judges will be a jury of my peers from Daedalus Books & Music. Winner to be announced next Thursday.

30 comments:

  1. Are we allowed more than one try?
    Well, here's one for the last picture:

    Mickey Rooney's first marriage was to the lovely Ava Gardner. Here they are on the happy day!

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  2. I really want to think up a caption for the middle photo but my mind currently is boggled by it. (For the last: "I found him down by the docks. Can I keep him?")

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    1. Love yours, RPS!
      Let's tackle that middle photo:
      "Look, laddie. Where I come from, this IS formal dinner wear!"

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    2. yes, you can enter more than one ... as you have! so why not keep going?

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  3. First Photo: "Have to run, gals, I left my ability to be seen in public with you at home"

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    1. Here's mine for 1: "Mark my words gals, the sun is not all it's cracked up to be."

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    2. All right, here goes--a thought bubble.

      "Betty's in a dress! Either she's running for public office, or she still has 'Stairway to Heaven' tattooed on her upper thighs."

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  4. Forgot 2 ask--when's the deadline for submissions?

    Ooh, Molly, that's snarky!

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  5. Photo 1: Heels in the sand? Baby, you have no idea what I am capable of.

    Photo 2: If I had felt that icy updraft, I would be making that sound too.

    Photo 3: Amelia had mastered the poker face, but one look at Timmy and the jig was up.

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    1. Wow, 3 out of three bulls-eyes!

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    2. Love the "icy updraft"! Shiver me timbers!

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  6. (Sound of hooves racing to a stop)
    Hola, amigos! Como estan? I hear you're having trouble with a caption. Make no more with the long face. What is trouble for some, for Zorro is fun! Miran:

    Numero dos: "I was flattered to be picked for the 'Antarctic Dating Game', till I saw the other two contestants!"

    Numero tres: "Excusez-nous, monsieur, but do you know the way to the Les Miz auditions? Psst, we do Matilda, too."

    The Numero uno she is female and I don't do ladies, out of respect. They don't tell me what to say, I don't tell them what to say. Is better.
    Pero, escuche, Zorro does not work for the premio, but to make the heart glad. Sabe?
    Ahora, con permiso. Me voy. Arriba, caballo!

    (Sound of hooves rapidly departing.)

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Senor Z. You started my day with mucho reír a carcajadas!!!

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  7. For the second photo: “Angus was surprised to learn that Burns Night is not a major celebration at McMurdo Station.”

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    1. Ay, it gars me greet!

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  8. Ok, for 1: "Yes, I agree, It's entirely about her shoes..."

    2: " Better learn to check yourself before you go out."

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  9. For 3,

    "So, you're not sure he can handle such a serious journey..."

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  10. Alternate take on #2: “Please. Somebody get me a telephone number for PETA.”

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    1. Hey, if you can do two:
      "Finally, Angus found a place to practice his bagpipes where the neighbors wouldn't sue."

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    2. Gioconda I like this. I have a relative who plays bagpipes and the sound definitely carries. Also love your post above about running for office or the tattoo. :D

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    3. Your reference to PETA reminded me of a story I heard on NPR many years ago. They interviewed someone from a college that offered a music degree in piping. He spoke of keeping the tradition of bagpipe music alive, which sounded nice. I had to laugh the next day though when they aired sort of a rebuttal to the story. A gentleman, with a Scottish accent, went on a bit of a rant saying there were only two uses for the bagpipes: to drive away any invading forces in battle and to clear the pubs at closing time.

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    4. I heard an Irishman once say (I think he might have been the piper for The Chieftains, but I'm not sure) that the Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots, and the Scots haven't caught on to the joke yet.

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  11. Photo #2:

    Percival Penguin had longed believed that a life spent trapped in a vast, barren land of nothing but ice and snow, surely must be punishment enough for whatever cosmic wrongs he had unconsciously committed. Alas, he was wrong.

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    1. Argghh. Obviously, that should be "long believed."

      *sigh*

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    2. Don't be dismayed. Your caption made me laugh. Never noticed the typo.

      Thanks Dakota! The one problem with typing a joke is never hearing the laughter.

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  12. Picture 2:

    One's a creature that, while perfectly adapted to it's native environment, looks absurd everywhere else. The other's a penguin.

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  13. OMG! I forgot one! For the Scot in the Antarctic:

    "Angus's Beef"

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