Thursday, August 14, 2008

Caption This Winner Announced--Blogosphere Rejoices

The staff of Crochety Old Man World Wide Interplanetary Headquarters and Discount House of Worship has chosen the winner of this week's "Caption This Olympic Edition."

Originally, it was going to be the Special Olympic Edition but we are nothing if not politically sensitive.

Anyway, to get right to the voting. As usual, most of the staff is named Donna, and surprisingly, all Donnas voted identically. If McCain or Obama were to find out the importance of the Donna factor in the vote, I'm sure they would change their campaign strategies immediately.
This week, again, the vote wasthisclose, as The Hypocritical One and The Middle Aged Fat Women each garnered an identical number of first place votes. Shyne and Momjeans also picked up first place votes.
So, once again, we had to implement the equivalent of boxing's 10 point must system, known as the "Crotchety Weighted Voting Tabulation Method Or We'll Never Get A Winner Because So Many Excellent Captions Were Submitted," or the CWVTMORNGAWBSMECWS (TM) system.

So, I am pleased to present the nearly famous Zucchini Award for Captioning Excellence to

Drum Roll Please

Middle Aged Fat Woman

With the caption:

New Olympic Event
Synchronized Panda Bottle Feeding


In the closest contest imaginable, the Hypocritical One came in second, and Momjeans took third.

Each gets a trophy.

And just one point out of the Zucchini was The Fly.

Shyne, Gumby, Chica, Adullamite, and Lot2Learn also scored multiple points.

Thank you everyone for making this the best Caption This contest to date.

World's Funniest Grand Opening Tomorrow


MYM said...

Either I'm really tired or you forgot to include the caption...but I am pretty tired.

I went back to the comments to check it...good choice :)

Congrats :)

Da Old Man said...

@ Drowsey: You're right.

Let me go do that.

TheFLy said...

Darn, only one point. That just means I have to drink one extra beer next time to really have those creative juices ooze out of my head, haha. Drunk flies are funny *burp* now if you dont mind, Im still hungover from the last caption contest, haha.

buzz buzz

Adullamite said...

I react like a true Olympian - I am now congratulating the winner and hating it and I am going off in a huff!

Unknown said...

It's always a joy to see pandas participating in team sport.

Congrats to your zucchini-bearing winners!! :)

Kirsten said...

Thank you to all my fan for this honor!!

cathouse teri said...

I don't think I'm smart enough to read this blog.

Da Old Man said...

@ The Fly: Of course you need more beer. Do you think I post sober? Though I will tell you to mix it up once in a while. I find my Vicodin fueled posts are my best.

@ Adullamite: You have embraced the true Olympic spirit.

@ Jenn: The spirit of cooperation among pandas should be a lesson to us all

@ Kirsten: Your fan has already voted for you in next week's contest, I think. She is quite devoted.

@ Teri: Hell, I'm not smart enough to write it.

Chat Blanc said...

I'm thinking the caption contest will soon qualify for Olympic status itself! Well done winners! I'm sure the pandas are pleased.

Da Old Man said...

@ Sandy: True dat.

Anonymous said...

I always get here late and all the good stuff has already been said. Maybe I need to learn more words.

Matt said...

I was going to get the International Special Olympic (ISOC) committee involved, but then realized my caption was far too unfeeling and stereotypical. So I'm suing instead.

Da Old Man said...

@ tricia: The early bird gets the worm. So, showing up early really isn't an incentive unless you want worms, I guess.

@ Hypocritical One: Fair warning, they have the same law firm as I do. Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the award. I was busy all takes a long time to produce that much milk for those darn pandas...and boy, are my *x**'s tired. :)