Friday, February 20, 2009

Biggest caption contest ever results in

What a week. The staff at Crotchety Old Man World Wide Headquarters and Discount House of Worship was hung over from the Valentines Day Chocolates and Cognac Party at HQ, so a few were still missing by voting day. Fortunately, I contacted the local temp agency, and had a couple judges sent over. And this was the biggest contest ever with 70 entries.

The contest was very close as each judge picked a different top caption.
Ettarose, Stanley, Memphisdonna, Dana, Jenn, Lauren, and Marie all got first place votes.

Other captions scoring points were Dizzblnd, IB, MA, Lauren, Staci, the Hawg, Broadway Matron, VE and Paul. Whew!
Oh, and a special shout out to Kirsten, who should have been automatically disqualified for making fun of me.


Who gets the coveted Zucchini?



Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing in response to your ad for a Health Inspector...


Second place went to Jenn, and third was Stanley.

Thank you to everyone for making this the best caption contest yet.


Unknown said...

Congratulations Marie! Crotchety thanks for the mention. I love these. After all is said and done I thought of a great caption. I'm saving it though just in case it fits something else.

Marie said...

AAAGGGHHH!!!! I won, I won, I won!!!!

(Pulling myself together) Oh, I mean, this is so flattering.

(Letting myself go) I WON, I WON, I WON!!!

I am SO excited, because I never win ANYTHING!! And everyone's captions were so funny! Congrats to all you funny bloggers and thank you Joe!!

I am now going snack on zucchini while I read "How to Write With Fewer Exclamation Points!"

(The zucchini isn't a double entendre, is it? I didn't just say something dirty, did I?!)

Technodoll said...

I just found your blog and I'm hooked. Gaah! I don't need more addictions but... damn you're good.

Added you to my blogroll and will be back ;-)

Harry Yack said...

I'm pretty crap at captioning stuff, it would seem. And the caption competition is my favourite part of Have I Got News For You, as well. I suck.

ReformingGeek said...

Wow! That's fierce competition. Congrats Marie!

A New Yorker said...

Wow I made it to two of your categories and yet still didn't win. Hmmm...recount! :D
Congrats to the winner.

Sandee said...

Congratulations to the winners. Have a terrific weekend Crotchety. :)

Ed & Jeanne said...

Damn there were a LOT of great entries in that one. By the time I got around (like around no 70) nearly every funny line in the universe had been taken. Nice job Marie; you should get a double zucchini for winning that one...

Stanley! said...


Third place may be the second loser, but IT STILL COUNTS AS ATTENTION!

No regrets, either. I was clearly beaten by a better caption.

Da Old Man said...

@ Etta: I'm sure it will. Glad to mention one of my favorites.

@ Marie: No, nothing dirty. Sometimes a phallic shaped vegetable is just a vegetable.

@ Technodoll: TY. Glad to meet you, and look forward to seeing you again.

@ Hindley: This was the toughest competition yet. So many captions.

@ Reforming: Yes, it was.

@ Lauren: With so many captions, it's tough to win. The votes are so spread around.

@ Sandee: You have a great one, too.

@ VE: It was the best one ever.

# Stanley: True dat. And third is pretty impressive considering how many we had.

memphisdonna said...

Someone actually voted for me? Wow, I'm flattered. I only posted captions because it was such a great photo! And, Joe, you ARE the BEST!!!!

Chat Blanc said...

Yay for Marie!!

I sooooo sucked on this one. the competition is fierce! Must step up my game. :)

Donnie said...

Hey Marie, Da Old Man gave you a much, much larger zucchini that he gave me. Congratulations.

Unknown said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats Marie!! Hopefully Marie will get to enjoy her trophy and not smother under a landslide of exclamation points first. :)

Moooooog35 said...

My wife has that same award in her nightstand.

Wait. That's not an award.

My bad.

Swirl Girl said...

congrats to the winners! Looking forward to next week!

Charmaine said...

ha ha. I cannot find your addy. You mean my email address, right?

It's charming_mary at

Da Old Man said...

@ Memphis: Of course. You rocked the vote. A little.

@ Chat: It is a tough game, captioning. You need to practice.

@ Don: She is from NJ, and everything is bigger here. We're like Texas, only with more chemicals.

@ Jenn: We may have to send out a search party.

@ Moooog: Hmmm. I got nothing.

@ Swirl: I need to get a good one.

@ Char: It's on the side. I'll send you an email in about 3 minutes. Let me know if you get it.

Jessica said...

haha! That's great!

Kirsten said...

Sorry crotchety! I promise to play nice next time. : )

Willy said...

Willy a little slow - did not get to caption.

Run Willy Run

10- Willy

Da Old Man said...

@ Jessica: Glad you liked it. My readers are the best

@ Kirsten: It's all good.

@ Willy: Run over here next Wednesday. It's a new contest every week

Marie said...

Thanks for the congratulations everyone! And congratulations to the other winners too.

This was so much fun.

Kelly Ann said...

congrats to the winner. I wonder if we'l top this one next time. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Marie. I'm not a sore loser, but I'd love to be a happy winner for once.