Tuesday, January 04, 2005

“Caption This Cartoon” Contest - Jan. 2005


“We've been playing 'Strip Dueling Banjos'. And that
darned varmint already won my shoes and socks!"”


January 2005 Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS to our first Cartoon Blog winner, A. Biggs, who wrote the above caption for our Jan. 2005 cartoon.

A. Biggs, please send your mailing address to meskimen@appliedsilliness.com so that we can send you your swell prize and certificate. And you can feel free to enter and win again; there is no restriction on excellence.

As you can see from the above, we favor silliness and brevity. The "Honorable Mensches" were:

“The deer and the antelope ain't got nuthin' on this guy!”
From SilverRider

“The bad news, Boudreaux, is that we gotta keep the 'banjo player wanted' ad running. The good news is that if you hush off and get my Remington, we can eat like rock stars.”
From Knalty

“Make that three beers, and get Letterman on the phone.”
From Anonymous


All captions become the property of Meskimen Applied Silliness, Inc.

Thank you everyone for playing!


Welcome to our new Caption This Cartoon Blog!

For years, Jim & Tamra Meskimen have run this contest for their friends, and over the years it has attracted an international audience of clever people. What was once a monthly snail-mailing of a photocopied cartoon has evolved into the high tech, full color, global version of the game you see now.

The original purpose of this game is to give people who aren't ordinarily asked to, a chance to write a gag. It's good for you to create.

We invite you to create captions for our cartoons which will be published on this Blog for all the world to see, and will make you eligible for the coveted Meskimen Cartoon Contest Certificate and a swell prize picked out just for you! We will announce the winners, so please leave your name along with your captions.

You may submit as many captions as you like. Tell your friends! This is a family oriented blog, so no profanity, please.
Have fun! And don't think too much!

All captions become the property of Meskimen Applied Silliness, Inc.

130 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great cartoon!

My caption is, "Home, Home on the Range"

Doug

1/04/2005 6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heck, that ain't nuthin. When the sun goes down, we get bats bigger'n him comin' up to the porch playing ocarinas.

1/05/2005 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...the *really* weird thing is that he won't never play, unless I'm a-holdin' my git-tar backwards...

"ab-nonymous"

1/09/2005 6:25 PM  
Blogger jibjab said...

Hey Rosco! Have you seen my growth hormones?

I spilled them down the drain months ago!

1/09/2005 6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang Nabbit Bill, I told ye not to use them Generic rodent poisons...

dalewoodruff@yahoo.com

1/09/2005 6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodrow, just WHAT were them drugs you were dumpin' in the water supply yesterday?

1/09/2005 6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've been playing "Strip Dueling Banjos." And that darned varmint already won my shoes and socks!

A. Biggs

1/09/2005 7:07 PM  
Blogger DanJab said...

I figger in time I can put a blonde wig on him, and folks will think he's Tom Petty.

1/09/2005 7:08 PM  
Blogger webb said...

Damn, this new medication is good!

1/09/2005 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He asked if he could play with me so I told him to go fer it.

1/09/2005 7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm his songwriting partner now, but I started out as his gofer.

Christopher Smith

1/09/2005 8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - you can see him too?

-- Andrew Moore

1/09/2005 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just practicin' for the next Republican convention.

1/10/2005 6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Said he done escaped from a place called Chuckie Cheese.

1/10/2005 6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know, Chip! He's pretty darned good!

1/10/2005 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you said “Go fer yer dreams,” and this feller says he's big in the underground music scene.

Chip.

1/10/2005 11:13 AM  
Blogger Doug Hogg said...

He's a natural. We're going on the road together.

1/11/2005 4:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom: I KNEW that wasn't you playing.

Jed: Yeh! Well he's been playing longer than I have, and he comes from a family of musicians.


Graeme

1/11/2005 4:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This here gopher keeps insisting i'm kenny loggins. whatever, join in... "I'm alright, nobody's picking on me..."

1/11/2005 7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? What do you think is so funny? that the color of my house matches by bench, my porch, my roof but my drapes are still blue? What? what?

1/11/2005 7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm George Bush. He's Dick Cheney. We're insane.

1/11/2005 7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Billy Bob? Please tell your girl friend to stop butting in while I am playing!

1/11/2005 9:08 AM  
Blogger Elrod said...

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1/11/2005 9:43 AM  
Blogger Elrod said...

Wednesday 10:45am : Bob, I thought you said your wife was going to be gone this entire week?

1/11/2005 9:57 AM  
Blogger Elrod said...

That's not John Denver!

1/11/2005 10:10 AM  
Blogger Elrod said...

I told you John Edwards would find work!

1/11/2005 10:11 AM  
Blogger Elrod said...

That explains why the septic tank ain’t working anymore!

1/11/2005 11:36 AM  
Blogger Brent Sheppard said...

Clem, you best quit cooking with them wild mushrooms.

Cletus, which do you want worse, a decent banjo player or a great big pot of gopher stew?

He ain't half bad. Got kind an "earthy" tone to his playing.

1/12/2005 11:13 AM  
Blogger Brent Sheppard said...

Say's he's here to audition for "Prarie Idol."

I think I figured out who has been leaving them dirt-covered demo tapes.

Don't look at me. You're the one who wanted to live near the nuclear plant.

You reckon there's any money in gopher callin'?

1/14/2005 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No YOU go get the video camera.....I have to keep playing with him or he'll run off again !




Bob Hutcheson

1/15/2005 1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Either he smelled yer cookin' er heard my playin er both!"

J Via
ps -hey, I signed up and created a user name and then tried to log in with it and it wouldn't let me. I think alot of your "anonymous's" may have had the same problem

1/17/2005 5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He asys he likes the smell o' mu feet so much he wants to trade that banjo for a pair o' mu socks!"

J Via

1/17/2005 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I told you we don't need a banjo playin' gofer for our band Jeb - now take th' ad outta th' paper!!"

J Via

1/17/2005 5:34 PM  
Blogger Mark A. Evans said...

"I'm warnin' you Cletus -- if he starts squeelin' like a pig, I'm not finishin' this song."

1/18/2005 11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoot..pickin' an a grinnin' is the universal language.
Just don't never tell Granny!

1/19/2005 3:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yehawww..we's celebrating cuz Festus didn't see his shadow! Throw another tuber in the pot.

1/19/2005 3:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

incpens@yahoo.com:

"Hey Willie, you ever heard Muskrat Love by The Captain and Tenille?"

1/19/2005 5:37 AM  
Blogger NOBODY FAMOUS said...

Lester, git out 'cheer. I remember where ya left yer banjo.

1/19/2005 5:47 AM  
Blogger NOBODY FAMOUS said...

He wants to know if I know Kum-baa-yah in G flat.

1/19/2005 5:53 AM  
Blogger SilverRider said...

The deer and the antelope ain't got nuthin' on this guy!

1/19/2005 7:21 AM  
Blogger SilverRider said...

This guy has chops!

1/19/2005 7:22 AM  
Blogger SilverRider said...

In case you didn't notice, thats a six foot prairie dog - YOU tell him he's out of tune!

1/19/2005 7:37 AM  
Blogger MikeR said...

"I think he is looking for Burt Reynolds."


"I sure hope he hasn't seen Deliverence."

radabaughg@rcbhsc.wvu.edu

1/19/2005 7:54 AM  
Blogger MikeR said...

"He said they wouldn't pay him revenue from the CaddyShack movies, so he had to go on the road."

"Is it just me, or is that the dandiest banjo you've ever seen?"

"Ah, now you've ruined the surprize. We were gonna suprise you with our version of 'In the Jailhouse now'."

"Could ya get my glasses Earl,.....I know she's pretty big and kind a hairy, but thar ain't to many women that can play banjo 'round here."

radabaughg@rcbhsc.wvu.edu

1/19/2005 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep! I telled 'im if'n he'd whoop up some back-up banjo t' mah playin' this here gittar, I'd stop killin' off his frinds n famly fer duggin' up ahr veg-etable gardin.

1/19/2005 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hay Jimbo, this here feller says he'll pluck up a storm if we can tell him the way to San Fran Sisko."

1/19/2005 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"She Bangs, She Bangs"

1/19/2005 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mah....its another American Idol contestant, get yor gun.

1/19/2005 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup or job running the democratic race is over, time to kick back and have some fun, the brains behind the outfit here can really play cant he!

1/19/2005 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He plays so sweet it'll break my heart to eat him.

1/19/2005 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He keeps trying to convince me to audition for
Deliverence II

1/19/2005 12:04 PM  
Blogger mulledy said...

"Welp, lookin' like fer mer years of Old Man Dub'ya!"

1/19/2005 12:06 PM  
Blogger mulledy said...

"Welp, lookin' like fer mer years of Old Man Dub'ya!"

1/19/2005 12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Welp, lookin' like fer mer years of Old Man Dub'ya!"

1/19/2005 12:07 PM  
Blogger mulledy said...

"Welp, lookin' like fer mer years of Old Man Dub'ya!"

1/19/2005 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Welp, lookin' like fer mer years of Old Man Dub'ya!"

1/19/2005 12:11 PM  
Blogger CrocoLyle said...

Hey Jeb... kinyu squeel like a beever?

1/19/2005 1:30 PM  
Blogger CrocoLyle said...

Hey Jeb... how duz a beever skweel?

1/19/2005 1:40 PM  
Blogger CrocoLyle said...

Hey Jeb... how duz a beever skweel?

1/19/2005 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They/ve been playing Deliverance on cable again...

1/19/2005 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and I always thought gopher's hated the banjo.

1/19/2005 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever you do, don't criticize his playing....he hates that

1/19/2005 3:12 PM  
Blogger Grahame said...

He plays well, but I just don't think people will gopher it.

1/19/2005 4:28 PM  
Blogger Clapton said...

"He's the first banjo player I ever seen that don't drool!"

1/19/2005 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would YOU say when a huge gopher approached you wanting to jam?

1/19/2005 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the Devil appeared in an atractive guise.

1/19/2005 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait'll y'git a load of the Tiny Dancin' Bison that travels with him! Mighty purty in gingham.

1/20/2005 1:30 AM  
Blogger mcdeez said...

Sorry Jethro, you've been replaced on account of affirmitive action

1/20/2005 11:29 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

"He can't hear you, he's playing his banjo--his brain is disconnected…"

1/20/2005 2:17 PM  
Blogger bob hernandez said...

So the Devil went down to Georgia, and all we get is a Prarie Dog?

1/20/2005 2:28 PM  
Blogger Johnathon Bacons said...

"Earl, did I ever tell you about the time I was in this underground band? I hear they are tryin' to set up a reunion tour."

1/20/2005 2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I TOLD you that sign whut said "Nuclear Test Site...Keep Out!" meant something...

1/20/2005 5:10 PM  
Blogger katzchick said...

Shusssh--if I keep on playin' we might not have to plough the back 40 this spring.

1/20/2005 7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure do miss chuck-e-cheeze's

1/21/2005 1:00 AM  
Blogger katzchick said...

(phonic typo correction)
Shusssh---if I keep on 'playin we might not have to plow the back 40 this spring.

1/21/2005 5:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The trick is stapling the banjo to his paws. No opposable thumbs.

1/21/2005 6:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He wants to know if he can be in the sequel to Deliverance......I told him he has one tooth too many!"

1/22/2005 3:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jed whats all that darn noise about????

Oh Ted we was just goferin around!!

1/22/2005 4:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chester..looky at the size of that tooth! I'm askeered if I stop pickin' that critters gonna stop a grinnin!

1/22/2005 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Henry..Imma little bit country, he's a little bit rock and soil.

1/22/2005 10:07 AM  
Blogger Nalts said...

The bad news, Boudreaux, is that we gotta keep the "banjo player wanted" ad running. The good news is that if you hush off and get my Remington, we can eat like rock stars.

1/22/2005 3:29 PM  
Blogger nigelroth said...

Damn yer wifes ugly.

1/23/2005 6:01 PM  
Blogger Daryl W. said...

"I figger this critter is from over yonder; Area 51."

1/23/2005 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Earl, thats one dumb prarie dog. It can only pick a little more than a dozen songs.

1/24/2005 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Earl, your music teacher is here.

1/24/2005 9:49 AM  
Blogger Alison Brisker said...

It's a good thing he saw his shadow. Now you can start booking us gigs again.

1/24/2005 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, you go ahead and finish up the dishes. It's nice to finally play with someone who can keep up.

People in town are always talking about them two guys living together in the cabin. Maybe having some beaver around will finally shut them up! I wonder if he knows any show tunes?

1/25/2005 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First it was the lip syncing, then the boy bands, now an instrumental rat, man billy bob the world sure had gone down the crapper

battousai_the_paintballer@hotmail.com

1/25/2005 4:22 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

"He's not so good. You should see Rover play the accordion."

1/25/2005 6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He disappears underground for awhile, then he comes up, performs for the folks, then disappears again. He's done this for over four years...I've nicknamed him 'Cheney'."

1/26/2005 7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who ever drew us has big problems!"

1/26/2005 12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who ever drew us has big problems!"

1/26/2005 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I done told ya, "If you play it, he will come..."

--Savio

1/26/2005 3:30 PM  
Blogger Tiffany P. said...

"Gee Paw...he ain't Elvis, but he be a darn tootin groundhog!"

1/26/2005 7:19 PM  
Blogger Tiffany P. said...

Hey Paw! I figgur'd why so many don't make that danged show American Idol...

1/26/2005 7:26 PM  
Blogger Tiffany P. said...

Well he ain't no swing cat, but he be better than not'in...

1/26/2005 7:32 PM  
Blogger Tiffany P. said...

Well he ain't no swing cat, but it be better than nuttin...

1/26/2005 7:37 PM  
Blogger Tiffany P. said...

So he's the one makin those crop circles and singin' at 3 in the mornin'...

1/26/2005 7:40 PM  
Blogger Lenny said...

"You Idiot Hank! I told ya' to go fer your banjo, not GOPHER your banjo!"

1/26/2005 8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think you can make him squeal like a pig?

1/26/2005 10:56 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

Hell, Slim! I know you don't like it. Damn! I don't even like it, but this here critter says that "Muskrat Love" is the only song that'll break Tenille's curse. Now quit your yappin' and go get your sound box.

1/27/2005 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Git a water bucket Paw, that nitwit plumber dun tunneled thru the septic tank agin.

1/27/2005 10:10 AM  
Blogger mackaydesign said...

Heck, all I did was rub this here guitar an' he popped up outta nowhere an' offered me three blue-grass tunes.

1/27/2005 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's wantin' to know if I know that song they played in "Deliverance"...

1/27/2005 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know a Alvin, Simon, or Theodore?

1/27/2005 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Billy-Joe, that gophers back ageen"

"I'll go get the shotgun"

-Brandon Mcgouldrick

1/27/2005 7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Junior....me and the critter decided that the band needed to go in a different direction. So, we won't be needin' you and them spoons anymore".

1/28/2005 9:29 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

If you think this is weird, you should see what happens when I play my accordion!

1/28/2005 9:49 AM  
Blogger Tiffany P. said...

Gee sonny, I thinks he be one of them underground musicians we be hearin' abouts...

1/28/2005 9:27 PM  
Blogger Beav said...

"I don't care what he looks like...he knows the banjo part for 'Turkey in the Straw!'"

or

"I'll keep him busy, you slip around behind him with the shotgun."

1/29/2005 4:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinks he can get a headline spot on "Puxatawny Today", if he gets there by Feb 2nd.....

1/29/2005 9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Says he's tired of bein' our gofer, wants to be in the band.

Karen Diehl

1/29/2005 4:16 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

He's the only one who showed up to audition. Saya he saw it in the "Prairie Underground"

1/29/2005 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I'm sayin' is that one of us better figger out the words, and quick-like.

1/30/2005 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make that three beers, and get Letterman on the phone.

1/30/2005 12:11 PM  
Blogger Shaneo said...

IS THAT A *DEARING?
NO STUPID, THAT'S A GOPHER.


[*DEARING IS A SAN DIEGO BASED BANJO MAKER, WORLD FAMOUS]

2/18/2005 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How we gonna get him to drop his britches if he ain't wearin' any?

5/06/2005 1:20 PM  
Anonymous John said...

"I'll be coming round the mountain when it comes."

5/24/2005 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Bob morace said...

Hey, jasper, I found a replacement for your cousin in the band and he's better looking to boot.

7/06/2005 6:36 PM  
Anonymous lenwardg said...

"He may look like Earl but he can't can't play it like he did".

8/04/2005 7:01 AM  
Anonymous wormpicker said...

"Says he wants to jam, but all he knows is that underground music."

8/07/2005 8:01 AM  
Anonymous MPN said...

...now, hold in your varmint, she ain't the purdiest in the county, but at least I got us some beaver!

9/08/2005 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got tired of singin' "...cat and the fiddle..."

1/13/2006 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Malcolm Pollack said...

"I know - I've never seen a left-handed banjo before, either!"

1/13/2006 1:57 PM  
Anonymous joe said...

He said we are tresspassing' on his land so's we gotta mave it or he will get us with his banjo

1/19/2006 12:05 PM  
Blogger Raoul Widman said...

Perchance you are, Sir, the man who aired summons for a 'ghost writer' ?? "

7/23/2006 3:02 AM  
Blogger Raoul Widman said...

Perchanche, fair sir, are you the Man that summons for a 'ghost writer' ?? "

7/23/2006 3:03 AM  
Anonymous Richard Reich said...

As your ghost-writer, I must ask that you don't edit me. The line is "To sleep, perchance to dream"...not "I need to cop some Z's and visit Fantasyland!"

7/24/2006 2:33 PM  
Blogger rob said...

NASA's crash test dummy in orbit...all systems go!

8/21/2007 9:59 PM  
Anonymous celeb world sex said...

Calvin, we will not have an anatomically correct snowman!

11/05/2007 11:44 PM  

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