Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Caption Contest

While I am busy grading final exams (and attending a writers' conference later in the week), I invite readers of this blog to participate in the first ever Piety that Lies Between Caption Contest! The picture (a John Pertwee-era Dr. Who still) was snatched shaemelessly off Jim Linville's Biblioblogging Carnival post. Entries into the contest (submitted as comments to the post) must conform to contest regulations or they will be disqualified (or deleted). Contest regulation are as follows:

1. Entries must be either original, plagiarized, or forged (see here for discussions of plagiarism and forgery).
2. Obscene language should be avoided, unless it is entirely gratuitous, in which case it may be included but must then be replaced with !#@&$! so that my eldest child will not be able to read it while looking over my shoulder.
3. Relatives are not eligible to compete unless they self-identify as relatives and promise to send me a care package.
4. You may enter more than once, but you may not enter exactly seventeen times. Sixteen and eighteen are fine.
5. No reference to anything actually related to Dr. Who is permitted in the entry.
6. Entries that make reference to root vegetables get extra credit.

Without further ado, here is the picture:

25 comments:

  1. Grak, my translatormatic is not working! What do the humans mean by "Oh look, we're being invaded by Mr. Space-Potatohead and his sidekick Spudnik"?

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  2. "Come along, Albert. If Holmes insists we must remove our 'Spiritizer Helmets' before taking our case, then let's try Scotland Yard."

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  3. "On second thought, don't take us to your leader. I'm not sure we could take it."

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  4. "Come along, Daphne. If Holmes insists we must remove our 'Holy Gourd of Antioch' Helms before he agrees to take our case, then let us try Scotland Yard."

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  5. ntrval,

    The second version is a staggering improvement. Amazing what a few name changes can do.

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  6. "I now pronounce you can and eye!"

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  8. I forget...which one of us ate the lady's arms?

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  9. You know what stinks? A giant eye and no eyelashes.

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  10. You know what else stinks? A giant eye and no depth perception.

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  11. Do you see his plaid cape? What a freak!

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  12. I don't really have the heart to tell these Mormons that having your own planet isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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  13. I hope they don't realize we're illegal.

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  14. If you think I'm Tom Baker you need your eye tested!

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  15. These humanoids seem to have already attained the mystical "second eye".

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  16. I think they are trying to sell us Amway.....

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  17. Can we zip back to the home planet real quick? That haggis isn't settling well....

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  18. Ha! Holmes is still trying to pin the crop circles and cow mutilations on Moriarty!

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  19. The Doctor loved Kate's wedding dress but thought that it was jolly rude of William not to take his hat off in church.

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  20. Bernard BeckettMay 5, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    John, Eric, glad you could make it. Welcome to hell.

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  21. Thanks Eric! I also removed the progressive tense from the subjunctive clause and cleared up it reference : "before taking our case" became "before he agrees to take our case". (just a side note to help our burgeoning OSU student writers! ;)

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  22. Darling dear, this will happen to you too if you continue to take so much Viagra.

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