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Caption Challenge Vol. 2, No. 6: Vote Now


 

RESULT: A runaway victory and a second win overall for Sean, putting himself in contention for the All-Pro Captioneer Bowl, which doesn’t exist but maybe one day might. Prizery headed your way soon, Sean.

This week’s challenge attracted some solid entries, which is better than I expected because let’s face it: Jim Flaherty isn’t the easiest politician in the world to make fun of. He has no discernible personality traits to exaggerate. He’s neither good at his job nor terrible at his job. He didn’t get any credit in times of surplus and he doesn’t get any blame now that we’ve got deficit out the wazoo (sorry for using such complex economic terminology). He’s a fiscal avatar that’s driven by Stephen Harper, except he doesn’t even get the thrill of being blue, 10-feet tall and prone to hackneyed dialogue.

So kudos on a job well done. Here’s the list of finalists, which features some familiar names (one of whom becomes the first to have two entries make the cut):

  • In a brief moment of escapism, Flaherty fantasizes that he’s the PM consulting with a minister. – Sean
  • “To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.” ~ Aldous Huxley – Jolyon
  • “Okay boy! That’s enough of sniffing my lucky charms.” – Sean
  • Little did Flaherty know that having already turned on his owner, Kyoto’s taste for parliamentarian flesh was growing by the minute… – Mike T.
  • It is so cute how Flaherty has taken Pierre Poilievre under his wing. – officerfarva

 
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Caption Challenge Vol. 2, No. 6: Vote Now

  1. I can't believe that Sean is beating Sean.

    • Sean has amassed a great deal of compromising and embarrassing information about Sean, so he has little choice but to endure the beating in silence.

  2. Thanks Scott, and to all who voted.

    • Sean, Congrats, you are on a ROLL of near-epic proportions.

      I voted for the winner, but would have picked the elfin one had it read "me lucky charms" instead of "my."

      I would like to know what you plan to purchase with all your Amazon bux. Each time you win, please post your pick here.

      • Aw shucks – thanks!

        I'm going to sound like a brown noser here, but I'm really interested to read Potter's forthcoming work and was thinking I'd use it for that. If there's any left over after that, I'll probably buy a Daniel Lanois CD (I've been really getting into his stuff lately, but MP3 format just doesn't do it justice).

        • I am freaking crazy about Daniel Lanois. His solo stuff, the stuff he produces — when he scores a film, you can hear that Lanois guitar sound.

          I would love to see him on Elvis Costello''s show Spectacle because he's a very cerebral and articulate musician.

          Plus he's hot.

  3. Well done, Sean! A blowout almost since the polls opened. And with a combined total well into the 45% plus range, if you were a political party you'd have a strong majority and undoubtedly a mandate to pursue your canine related policy.

    • Thanks! Yours had me laughing the most.

      • I thought your first one was the funniest. But I voted for Mike T. because of the double meaning.

  4. Well done Sean. I voted for you as well but I preferred your lucky charm entry.

    • I still think the Napoleon reference was inspired!