Caption Contest

And the winner of the 'contest to pick a contest idea' was... ME!!! Yeah, apparently my proposal to have a caption contest was the overall favorite. So I'll be keeping the copy of the book (at least for now... I'll probably give it away later).

Anyway, now on to the real contest. I've selected an image. The challenge is to think up a caption or accompanying text for the image. Or, if you're so inclined, you can photoshop the image. I don't mind. Just do something creative with it using whatever tools you have at hand (either words or an image editor). But if you photoshop the image, you'll need to upload it to a web server (such as one of the free image hosting sites) so we all can see it.

The prize will be a copy of A Treasury of Deception by Michael Farquhar ("Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's Greatest Hoaxes, Fakes, and Frauds"). (I promise I won't award the book to myself in this contest.)

Here's the image:


I'll decide who the winner is on Dec. 20.


Posted on Thu Dec 15, 2005


"This, children, is what happens to you if you abuse LifeWave patches."
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  01:43 AM
and that, my children, is the meaning of 'hung like a horse'...
Posted by thunderstruck  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  03:27 AM
sculpture asking teacher " psst! hey you ... do you think you can smuggle in some Viagra for me ? Things are a bit stiff these days ....
Posted by pras til  in  london  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  03:43 AM
"Next, we'll drop in a small child. Note the difference in petrification time."
Posted by Ledasmom  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  06:46 AM
Maybe I'm just stoned but... Is the fence to keep this thing from escaping?
Posted by Pat  in  Cool Tapes  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  07:07 AM
"Don't he look natural lying there?"
Posted by Big Gary in Fairbanks, Alaska  in  Fairbanks, Alaska, USA  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  09:15 AM
Cardiff Giant dreams of a fate worse than hell.
Posted by Elgar  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  09:23 AM
"And if any of you kids try to cut of my tie, I will use my magic cane on you as well."
Posted by Whipper Snapper  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  09:56 AM
Now that we've covered him in goose-fat, we simply wrap him in tin-foil and bake at Gas Mark 4 for six hours...
Posted by Scott Keir  in  UK  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  11:17 AM
My competition entry is at this link.
All are welcome to visit !
Posted by pras til  in  london  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  12:27 PM
"... in real life I'm not that ashen, but the artist did a pretty good job. Now let's take a gander at my wife's statue..."
Posted by booch  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  02:36 PM
... and this is what my cat made, after consuming 8 boxes of kibble and visiting the neighbor kid's sandbox...
Posted by Lemieux  in  USA  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  05:01 PM
'And here are the mortal remains of Marblobeus. Marblobeus aspired to be a great greek hero by trying to hunt the gorgon, but Medusa caught him with his pants down.
Posted by Sharruma  in  capable of finishing a coherent  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  05:31 PM
Archeologist unearthed the stone remains of one of Perseus men that looked upon the face of Medusa. Students studing the Trogan War are shown above examining the man that was turned to stone.
Posted by James E. McFaddin  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  08:43 PM
Mortimer studied the Cambridge Giant for what seemed like an eternity. He thought to himself, "I can't help but thinking that the ancient Romans wouldn't have a tatoo of Bugs Bunny on their wazoos"... Still, he felt strangely attracted to the cold plaster edifice laying between the plastic picket fence sections that still had Walmart price tags on them. Mortimer allowed his mind to drift back to when he had been a young girl in the back of Billybob's El Camino and the sounds of "Freebird" filled his mind....
Posted by Claude Allen  in  Maryland, USA  on  Sat Dec 17, 2005  at  09:27 PM
Mr. Stone, the museum guide, explains to young onlookers about the new discovery that has scientifically proven that not only will "your face freeze that way if you make faces, but so can your entire body." Time to listen to your parents, kiddies!
Posted by redmond  in  South Carolina  on  Sun Dec 18, 2005  at  07:00 AM
P.T Barnum had obviously lost his touch.
Posted by Ethan  in  Ilford, Essex, England  on  Sun Dec 18, 2005  at  12:08 PM
One moment, the Jolly Green Giant is doing what makes him so jolly.
The next, a roving band of school children and a tour guide appear and Jolly Green is petrified with embarrassment.
Posted by sandwich maker  in  Pennsylvania, USA  on  Sun Dec 18, 2005  at  06:12 PM
See what happens when you sneak in and peek at naked women? You boys must always run away at the first sign of this happening to you. That way you'll be safe. And girls, you must be very careful about where you undress.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Sun Dec 18, 2005  at  07:56 PM
Posted by J. Hoving  in  Michigan  on  Mon Dec 19, 2005  at  06:25 AM
picket fence exibition belittled by naked stone man
Posted by tom  in  uk  on  Mon Dec 19, 2005  at  03:39 PM
Looks like bad sculpture to me.
Posted by Mr. Poplar  on  Mon Dec 19, 2005  at  05:06 PM
Dang it. I guess he got sick of me poking at his balls with my cane and finally covered them up.
Posted by Michael  on  Mon Dec 19, 2005  at  10:57 PM
Nice Tom!! LOL
Posted by Silentz  in  general  on  Mon Dec 19, 2005  at  11:27 PM
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