“Ignore that. It’s just those jerks from the SEC again.”
(by John Platt)
My original caption” “Oh, excuse me for a moment — that’s probably my lawyer.”
Congratulations, John Platt, you came through again (this is your eighth win, in case you’re not keeping track). Yes, you are truly one of the funniest people around.
The only other caption I was considering for top honors was “How well do you deal with aggressive sales calls?’ (by Caryn).
I thought that Bill Mac Iver’s caption, “Fear not, Mr. Chadwick — it’s a piece of conceptual art. The real phone is unplugged and kept locked in my desk drawer.”, was a clever “concept”, but I didn’t really see it as a funny caption.
Well, I guess my idea of delaying the posting of any captions for a few days really backfired! Either that, or this was a particularly difficult drawing to captionize (did I just make up that word?). Judging by the small number of entries, I guess most people NEED the stimulation of seeing other captions to get their humor mechanisms working. So in the future I’ll just go back to posting the captions as they come in.
The next contest will be up before you know it.