Monday, February 06, 2017

Caption contest results


Wow, was it a big football day yesterday? I'm not sure I've seen this many football references in a contest before.

Here are the entries that really stood out to me.

Melanie Sue Bowles 11:44am
Kiss me, you fool

Amy Schaefer 12:01pm
It's my turn with the new Otter book!

Michael Seese 1:02pm
Admit it.
No.
Admit it.
No!
ADMIT IT!
OK. I kissed a dog once.
EEEEEWWWWW!

Kate Higgins 3:08pm
No, I say, I cannot let you go to that place! It's a dangerous place for newbie mewies and it is run by a demanding evil queen named DOY. Only a few kittas have been released!

"What's it called?"

"Catkoon!"

Mark Ellis 4:01pm
Look, I've told you again and again. Funny is good, but not enough. It has to be a story.

Carolynnwith2Ns 5:46pm
Two's company three's a cattastrophy.


There are three that made me laugh out loud, and I can't decide which one of them should win.

Do you have a favorite? Did I miss one you loved?
And what's with all the football? Never mind, I figured it out! (this is what happens when you don't have a TV and you don't read the sports section of the Times!)

30 comments:

Kitty said...

My favorite is Carolynnwith2Ns' entry: Two's company three's a cattastrophy.

Theresa said...

Kate and Mark are my favorites.

I opted for Roxane Gay's collection of stories, Difficult Women, instead of football yesterday.

Happy Monday, everyone.

Lisa Bodenheim said...

Thank you Kitty. My phone will not let me comment until someone else comments first!

I like Kate's with the reference to Carkoon.

And I'm glad I'm not the only one who's generally clueless about football.

french sojourn said...


2nn's ...I loved the felliniesque quality of it.

AJ Blythe said...

2Ns gets my vote.

I'm another sticking my hand up to admit being clueless over the footy.

Colin Smith said...

I think I may have made a reference to American "football" in my story/caption/thing, but I'm sure it was an accident if I did. I was aware of the game, but I was told last night who won it just so I wouldn't look stupid at work this morning. Well, at least it helps... :)

I almost went with my original Twitter comment when Janet posted this picture there: "I can't decide if this is a romance or a thriller..." But I didn't. Of the ones that tickled Janet's funny fin this weekend, I have to go with 2Ns, because that's classic Dad humor, and Dad humor wins every time. ;)

Colin Smith said...

Completely OT, but relevant to our little community here, I posted a review of our own Susan Pogorzelski's excellent novel, THE LAST LETTER on my blog today. In case anyone's interested. :)

Donnaeve said...

Out of the ones you chose, I'd have to go with either 2Ns or Kate's.

Out of the ones you didn't choose, I liked Angie's and The Sleepy One.

:)

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

Meow. Thanks guys.
Hey Michael, I kissed a dog and I liked it. Ewwww.

Claire Bobrow said...

Michael Seese :-)

Beth and Casey Karp - loved yours, too!

Kitty said...

Colin’s Book Review: THE LAST LETTER by Susan Pogorzelski

Dena Pawling said...


I like Michael Seese.

Melanie Sue Bowles said...

Oh! What fun... I snagged a mention. I actually spelled "Kiss" as "Kish" on purpose. I was trying to sound like a besotted kitten whose speech was slurred with the passion of love. I guess something got lost in the translation. HA!

Of the chosen ones, I like Mark's

And for what it's worth, Colin I saw your "romance/thriller" comment on twitter. It was perfect.

E.M. Goldsmith said...

Loved 2Ns but really thought Melanie's was clever. I enjoyed all of the finalists and many not selected. These are so much fun. Good for a laugh at end of week. Many of them made me chuckle.

I need a good chuckle today. Home sick- shingles with a side of cold just for kicks and giggles. Was supposed to be a vacation day but nothing doing. Ick!

Susan said...

Thank you, Colin (and Kitty for linking) for the lovely review! You managed to capture the heart of the novel and everything I could want to say about it--I'm deeply grateful.

I was thisclose to entering the caption contest--something about Rose and Jack fitting on the life raft--but I couldn't get my brain to cooperate, so I thought I'd leave it to the experts. And rightly so--these made me laugh out loud. Good luck to the finalists.

Karen McCoy said...

I like Kate's!

Kathryn said...

Great batch of entries. 2Ns and Kate have my vote.

Kate Higgins said...

Thanks for all your votes! We have a snowday for just about everyone here in the Seattle area with 5 to 16 inches dumping last night. We don't deal with this very often (especially when there is no power). So I'm going to stalk this blog, drink coffee, read books and hi-burrr-nate the day away. My cats are going to hi-purrr-nate...

Lennon Faris said...

These were all great!

I also really liked Carrie Rubin's:
“Now hold still. This won’t hurt a bit. I just need to work out this strangulation scene in my manuscript. You know, for research.” I've done this a few times to my poor friends & family.

Janice Grinyer said...

Mark's - because every time I read any of JR's admonishments to us, subconsciously I feel the contradictory effect of kitten claws and fur encircle my brain rather than a sharks multilayered rows of teeth piercing my hopes. Shhhh, don't tell her that...

John Davis Frain said...

I was all over Michael Seese and Carrie Rubin like a defensive tackle on a quarterback. But I'm sensing that analogy will carry all the excitement of a fair catch in this community.

They only play the football game to interrupt the commercials on occasion.

OT: Today, my mail carrier reminded me how timely Janet's posts are. Cover of Writer's Digest: "Write & Sell Short Stories." It includes this gem that many of us might have written: "Say More with Less: How to Master Flash Fiction." Ironically, it's the longest article in the magazine. (Sorry, there's a little alternative truth in that sentence to arrive at irony.)

Colin Smith said...

John: I'm looking forward to that issue in my mailbox any moment. I certainly need tips on the latter part (selling), though I wouldn't object to pointers on the former (writing). :) Flash fiction? What's that? Anyone here ever try to write flash fiction? ;)

Craig F said...

I am glad my Queen gets to pick. If it was up to me, I would resort to the blindfold and dartboard technique. Of course my sensibilities are not at their best today. It is not entirely about the epic fail of the Falcons either. Damn, that was horrible.

Kregger said...

Michael Seese's made me laugh out loud.

Beth said...

So many great ones, but I loved Carrie's strangulation research the best. It fits so well with the patient expression of the kitten on the left.

Being Beth said...

All the finalists are great. My vote goes to Michael Seese.

BJ Muntain said...

I love Kate's "newbie mewies". That's the only opinion I'm going to give here. It's late. No one will see it, anyway.

Kate Higgins said...

BJ, I saw it (couldn't sleep) Thanks for the vote:)

Mark Ellis said...

Always nice to make a splash in the Reider pool, thanks.

Michael Seese said...

Thanks to all for your support. Heckuva week here. Our kitchen is being torn out. My cell phone died. If my dog had done left me I'd have a yuppie country & western song.