Monday, December 31, 2007

Caption This

Caption Winner is:
Mike's America!

"Shhhhhhhh, be vewwwy, vewwwy quiet; I'm hunting wabbits, heheheheheheh."


Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee prepares to hunt pheasant during a hunting trip in Osceola, Iowa December 26, 2007.
REUTERS/Keith Bedford

With Runner Up Always on Watch:
"Huckabee Searching for Pakistan"


Honorable Mention: jonn lilyea:
"So tell me again; why is my gun camouflaged, but I'm wearing an orange hat?"




Even though the Christmas caption contest should technically be over by now, Mike submits a belated caption (top photo) for last week's contest. Congratulations, Mike's America! You see? Fair and balanced, no hanging chads, low participant turnout; easier than winning at an Indian casino.

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27 Comments:

Blogger MonicaR said...

Happy New Year Wordsmith!

Sunday, December 30, 2007 9:21:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

That's your Huckabee, caption? Lol.

My New Year's post isn't up yet.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 9:27:00 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

"Huckabee Searching for Pakistan"

Monday, December 31, 2007 6:35:00 AM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

"Shhhhhhhh, be vewwwy, vewwwy quiet; I'm hunting wabbits, heheheheheheh."

Monday, December 31, 2007 8:06:00 AM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Hard to top Mike's - that is a classic, but here goes.

"Remind me next time to do these campaign pictures in the SUMMER!"

Monday, December 31, 2007 9:06:00 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

I fired my shotgun over the heads of reporters and I'm damn proud of it!

Monday, December 31, 2007 1:37:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

P.S., Happy New Year Word :-)

Monday, December 31, 2007 1:38:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Hard to top Mike's - that is a classic,

You're not trying to influence the judging, are you?

Monday, December 31, 2007 2:29:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Ken's just suggesting that my entry should be declared the winner by unanimous acclamation.

Anything less is clear evidence of tampering and bias!

Monday, December 31, 2007 2:53:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I'm still waiting for the winning caption that ties Mitt Romney into this, ala Dick Cheney's hunting accident.

Do I have to win this, myself?

Monday, December 31, 2007 3:00:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I thought aow's was good, btw, because it tied in Huckabee's geography problem into the captioning.

Monday, December 31, 2007 3:01:00 PM  
Blogger Jonn Lilyea said...

"So tell me again; why is my gun camouflaged, but I'm wearing an orange hat?"

Monday, December 31, 2007 3:39:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

"I'm still waiting for the winning caption that ties Mitt Romney into this, ala Dick Cheney's hunting accident."

PROOF that this contest is RIGGED!

Face it! My entry linked Huckabee to Elmer Fudd, the classic cartoon figure in a way that transcends narrow, momentary linkage to Romney or Dick Cheney.

Monday, December 31, 2007 5:24:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I dunno...the caption by that newcomer, john lilyea, is looking mighty good....

Monday, December 31, 2007 5:27:00 PM  
Blogger Jonn Lilyea said...

OK, since the easy one seems to be in demand;

"Is that Dick Cheney behind that tree? That one - right there! What? Are you blind? Behind that tree right there! I see you, Cheney!"

Monday, December 31, 2007 7:56:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Not bad.

Bug given how Mitt and Huck are bleeding each other out, Huck with the gun "accidentally" shooting Mitt in a Cheney-like hunting incident...that's what I was thinking.

Too bad Quayle's disappeared off the political landscape.

Monday, December 31, 2007 8:14:00 PM  
Blogger Jonn Lilyea said...

Well, I approached it from the view that Cheney probably doesn't approve of Huck's brand of "conservatism".

Everyone knows you can't hunt without a hat and I can't see Mitt putting a hat on that perfectly coiffed head.

But, if I have to explain it, it's not funny.

Monday, December 31, 2007 8:39:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Perhaps an accidental shooting of Romney, with the unlikely excuse that he "had mistaken his hair for a _____?"

Monday, December 31, 2007 8:54:00 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

It has been a pleasure getting to know you this year. May 2008 be full of many more experiences and memories.
Happy New Year!
Tom

Monday, December 31, 2007 9:01:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Wrong post, but thanks Tom!

Oh wait...is that your caption entry?

I'm so confused...

Monday, December 31, 2007 9:14:00 PM  
Blogger Jonn Lilyea said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Wordsmith. I was honored to see you in my "house" - I hope you stop by often.

As for Romney's hair - a squirrel? Raccoon? Need more rum.

Monday, December 31, 2007 9:17:00 PM  
Blogger Indigo Red said...

My first thought was Elmer Fudd, but Mike took that already. I don't have a second thought.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 31, 2007 9:36:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

jonn,

You are welcomed here anytime. I have you linked.

Yes...raccoon, skunk, that sorta thing.

Indigo,

It's not plagiarizing mike's idea, if you just phrase it differently....phrase it better, you know? Just take a good idea and make it better! I'm sure Mike won't mind. He's not so petty.

Monday, December 31, 2007 10:03:00 PM  
Blogger Stew Magoo said...

Huckabee: "I may not win this but I'd make at least as good a VP as Cheney... DUCK!"

Monday, December 31, 2007 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

"It's not plagiarizing mike's idea, if you just phrase it differently....phrase it better, you know? Just take a good idea and make it better!"

Word: I'm going to put coal in your stocking for Kwanzaa!

You bent over backwards coaching the second bests.... but in the end had to face reality: The master captured the essence of the photo first time out and no one else came close!

Better luck next time to the also rans... Not to worry. These things are SOOOO RIGGED that only a supremely transcendent entry like mine could overcome the built in bias so evidently on display!

Happy New Year to ALL!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 12:52:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Word: I'm going to put coal in your stocking for Kwanzaa!

"Lol" at Mike.

Talk about a sore winner! (^_^)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 1:11:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

LOL! Sorry to have missed this one, but I could not have come up with anything as good as the winners anyway. Hilarious! :)

Thursday, January 03, 2008 6:14:00 AM  

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