My wife and I still subscribe to a few magazines.
I’m not talking about online magazines. I mean the old school, glossy, paper version. K-Dawg (my wife) flips through some of the trashy magazines like Shape and Self. She sometimes picks up People in the grocery store for some “light reading” and also gets some of the Ob/Gyn required reading. We both read a few cooking magazines like Cooks Illustrated and Fine Cooking. I used to read Best Life until they folded in March of this year. They substituted Men’s Health in it’s place.
We also both get The New Yorker. This post was inspired by that magazine.
I still like reading The New Yorker. Besides the good articles, I really enjoy the Cartoon Caption Contest. For those not familiar, it goes something like this:
- On the last editorial page of every issue is a “caption-less” cartoon.
- People submit their captions in 250 words or less.
- Three finalists are selected.
- In the following issue, the winner & two runners up get their submissions published.
- The 1st place entry wins a prize.
Read The New Yorker‘s official rules.
My Caption Contest
So now it’s your turn. This is my version of The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest. My rules are a bit different. If you’d like to play along, please submit your entry in one of the three following ways:
- Comments below – 140 characters or fewer.
- Via Twitter – 140 characters or fewer (please use hashtag #caption).
- Video – I’d recommend using 12seconds, but anything less then 30 seconds will work.
*Extra points for a haiku submission*
My wife will vote on the top 3 captions and I’ll publish them in a follow up post. I’m not sure about a prize yet, but the winner will get something. I’m leaning towards something along the lines of Woot’s Random Crap bag.
Let the captions begin!
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