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Caption Challenge Vol. 2, No. 2: The Reckoning


 

UPDATE @ 2 p.m. ET – Congrats to tobyornottoby on a well-earned, hard-fought, hickory-smoked victory. Send an email to scott.feschuk@macleans.rogers.com, tobyornottoby, and I will dispatch your prize via the series of tubes we affectionately call the infotainment highway.

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A fine selection of entries – well done. I found it difficult to narrow this batch to a final five, but luckily my God complex got me through it. I admire you all for being able to focus and remain calm at a time when the late-night television landscape is so clouded with uncertainty.

Time to vote. Cast your e-ballot below. The winner receives a gift certificate from Amazon.ca, courtesy of Feschuk.Reid (Feschuk.Reid: The Quicker Picker-Upper). The runners-up receive the eternal esteem of a grateful nation, ie. nothing.

Voting closes upon the witching hour (2 p.m. ET – that’s the witching hour for working witches who can’t stay up til midnight.)

“Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just… Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just… Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just… Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just catching up on some work now that the tech guy finally fixed my looping problem.” – Not Stephen Colbert

“Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just recalibrating the lines on this notepad.” – Dot

“Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just about to get working on my book about hockey. *sigh* Another delay. Will have to push back the release date…again.” – WDM

“Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just underlining the good bits in this John Howard speech.” – tobyornottoby

“Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just practicing my photo op expression in case, as I had just phoned you to confirm, I was going to have my picture taken pretending to do work.” – mshoemak



 

Caption Challenge Vol. 2, No. 2: The Reckoning

  1. I am proroguing this week's sitting of the Caption Contest because the suggestion I think is the best one is not on the list, and it will only lead to awkward questions and complaints by whiny people. As a result, this vote never happened, and the prize can be given to… me.

    Denby: Hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just doing the crossword. What's an 8 letter word, beginning with P, for "change the channel"

    • That's gold, Big Steve.

    • Thank you for your vote of support. I think it's my picture – why is Scott Feschuk against the troops?

      Regardless, I'd still have to give the edge to tobtornottoby

      Cheers

      • Do you … um, need a ride to the polls? We can send a volunteer to help you vote.

        • LOL!
          I'll let you know , say, early-mid March?

  2. Coyne should have won. His was great.

    • If I had known the underlying context of "you sicken me" assuming it's not just one of Feschuk's peccadillos, I might have chosen it, for its succinctness (is that a word?). I especially liked danby's "change the channel" concept since those 5 people who watch "GovTV" have now been told by Gov to change the channel to CTV to watch the olympics.

      • I thought it was brilliant because no context was needed!

  3. Come on, people, help me out here. I mean, sure, tobyornottoby's caption is technically funnier than mine—but on the other, more important, hand, I'm a poor student and there are a couple video games I really want to get. And in the end, isn't that the true meaning of the Caption Challenge?

  4. Just noticed this – is Stephen wearing his wedding ring?
    I bet John Baird's heart is racing as fast as Waylon Smithers right now!

    • Ha! Love it.