Monday, February 9, 2009

Caption Contest - Winner Announced!

Today is the day. The winner of the caption contest will be announced.....but not just yet. I have to tell you my life story.

Just kidding. I will say that I was a bit scared that I might not be able to post this as our Internet Service Provider's DNS server decided to commit harry-karry Sunday afternoon. My service was sketchy at best.

"Hello. My name is ReformingGeek and I'm a Blogaholic."

"Hi ReformingGeek", echoes the crowd.

Fast forward a few hours and several glasses of wine I'm breathing a sigh of relief. Our service revived itself and I'm back in business.

First, I found this budding daffodil in my front yard. It made me smile so I had to share it.

Also, remember that I fired Perspective Cat as a judge. He ate too many of the entries from the last contest and I kept having to rewrite them and put them back in the hat. I tried to enlist Real Cat to pitch in and judge this time but he was banished outside after presenting me with a huge squirrel that some other beast probably killed. I know better to think that fat old Real Cat could actually catch and kill a squirrel at this point in his life. Real Cat proceeded to feast on the squirrel right in front of my bay window. DISGUSTING!!

So I begged Hubby and my SIL to help me judge. It was incredibly tough as there was so many great entries. Keep in mind that Hubby and SIL are also geeks. I don't know how the winner will take that......

Anyway, without further ado, First Place goes to Machinist with this caption:

The Boxer Rebellion staggered to a halt for lack of vision
and a sense of direction. (and better vision slits)

Marvel Goose is awarded Second Place with this caption:

The executive team at Dilbert's company made two major decision at this year's Outdoor Retreat:
Fire the stupid events planner who hired the stupid program facilitator who put us all in these stupid boxes.
Make sure the next stupid events planner has larger breasts.

Bill M., Nooter, Deb, and Bee also received votes from the judges.

You guys did an awesome job. It was very hard to pick the winner.

Machinist, please email at dot com and I'll send you your prize! Congrats!


Unknown said...

Congrats Machinist! Those judges didn't have it easy there were too many great captions

Unknown said...

awww the this a sign of spring? cuz that groundhog said otherwise....

Congrats Machinist! and everyone else who got a mention...geesh did mine suck that bad? LOL i kid I kid

Anonymous said...

Yes congrats to Machinist and all the other notables that were mentioned.

And it's ok heartgeorgie...mine sucked that bad too!

Should we start a support group? heh heh

Anonymous said...

Ha! Those are too funny! You had some creative entries!

ReformingGeek said...

Now. Now. It will be OK. Remember that I said they were ALL good.

I hope the support group goes well. I don't want you to be out of commission and miss any posts ;-)

Bee said...

Congrats to the winner!!

That daffodil looks so happy.

Anonymous said...


ReformingGeek said...

@Bee - Yes, the daffodil and its friends must have taken a happy pill!

@Dana - Of course I love you more. Apparently the judges don't know how wonderful you are!

Elizabeth said...

Ha! That was a funny caption, congrats Machinist!

Anonymous said...

LOL, congrats to the winners, enjoyed your post!

Deb said...

Congrats Machinist! Enjoy your Hawaiian coin purse/tissue holder in good health!

Machinist said...

Thank you, Ma'am. I feel humbled to be considered in such splendid and creative company. E-mail is sent.

Machinist said...

(Pssstt! Judges, your checks are in the mail.)

Marvel Goose said...

My personal favorite was the Machinist's entry as well.

Seeing that I came in second, do I get a booby prize? (damn, I think I am starting to channel the spirit of the recently dead Lord Likely).

Unknown said...

LMFAO@ quirkyloon for callin me heartgeorgie...I have taken a ton of grief yesterday due to the fact I ♥ hearts and this made me smile!

Kirsten said...

Excellent job wieners! I mean, winners.
I guess I'm gonna have to step up my game next time!! :)

ReformingGeek said...

You guys are awesome!

United Studies said...

Yes, that caption was much better than mine!

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"