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Funeral Theater Caption Contest

O'Sullivan's is now available for children's parties.

O'Sullivan's is now available for children's parties.

This is the Splendid Marbles Cartoon Caption Contest, and the rules are pretty simple.

  • Type a clever caption and place it in the comments section, along with a valid email address, and you win a signed copy of the cartoon, with your caption and name attached (and you’ll be added to the Splendid Marbles gallery of caption contest winners.) (Check out all the winners of the caption contest.)
  • You are allowed FIVE submissions.
  • I will accept entries until midnight, Sunday, September 27th, 2009.
  • I’ll select five finalists, which will be voted on starting noon Monday, September 28th, 2009.
  • That’s it!

I originally posted this cartoon in May with my own fairly lame caption. This warped little cartoon attracted some decent feedback, so I decided to post it today to see if it could inspire some truly twisted captions. Please, enjoy.

You can vote on last week’s “Van Trouble” caption contest:

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Time to vote for your favorite "Van Trouble" caption.

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This was another really difficult contest, it was even a battle to narrow it down to a top twenty list. That’s why I went with seven finalists as opposed to only five. I want to thank you all for giving me a massive headache today. (The winner of the “High Heeled House” contest is located below.)

Nice work, Jerry Davis!

Nice work, Jerry Davis!

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Discussion

113 comments for “Funeral Theater Caption Contest”

  1. After 2 beers Rick just had to lay down.

    Posted by Chucky B | September 21, 2009, 11:24 am
  2. The grateful Dead have found their Niche Market

    Posted by Bob Swanson | September 21, 2009, 11:29 am
  3. Father O’Sullivan prayed that people would notice the off center signs before they realized that Johnny was screaming “I Am the Anti-Christ.”

    Posted by Chucky B | September 21, 2009, 11:31 am
  4. “Thank you, thank you … for our next number the widow requested ACDS’s ‘Highway to Hell.’”

    Posted by Chucky B | September 21, 2009, 11:33 am
  5. “woooo, WOOOOOOO! How’s everybody doing? ALRIGHT!!!! I can’t feel my face!”

    Posted by Chucky B | September 21, 2009, 11:35 am
  6. “mm hmmm lalalala …. This poor old guy he went and died, but exactly how we don’t know. He’s got a pretty wife and I just might try to take her home.”

    Posted by Chucky B | September 21, 2009, 11:45 am
  7. “I’m sorry. This is not working out. Your music can wake the dead.”

    Posted by mark | September 21, 2009, 11:56 am
  8. That priest is a tough opening act.

    Posted by mark | September 21, 2009, 11:57 am
  9. Where the tiramisu is “to die for”!

    Posted by Shawn | September 21, 2009, 11:59 am
  10. We are turly the best at Death Metal Guitar…

    Posted by Russ | September 21, 2009, 11:59 am
  11. If the dead could talk, they would say. “enough already, close the caskett!!”

    Posted by Sonny | September 21, 2009, 11:59 am
  12. Please hold down the applause out of respect for the dead guy.

    Posted by mark | September 21, 2009, 12:01 pm
  13. Reverand O’Sullivan had differnet expectations when he went 50/50 with “Cinderella”.

    Posted by tyler pomeroy | September 21, 2009, 12:01 pm
  14. Our lager, Which art in barrels, Hallowed by thy drink, Thy will be drunk, At home as it is in the pub. Give us this day our foamy head, And forgive us our spillages, As we forgive those who spill against us And lead us not into incarceration, But deliver us from hangovers. For thine is the beer, the bitter, the lager..
    BAR MEN

    Posted by Russ | September 21, 2009, 12:03 pm
  15. “When we toss the dearly departed into the Mosh Pit, please do not drop him.”

    Posted by mark | September 21, 2009, 12:03 pm
  16. Next week, the Cemetary!

    Posted by mark | September 21, 2009, 12:04 pm
  17. We love you Dark Continent! Good night!

    Posted by jason h | September 21, 2009, 12:05 pm
  18. O’Sullivan was ver apprehensive about “Right Said Fred” being the headliners.

    Posted by tyler pomeroy | September 21, 2009, 12:05 pm
  19. Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing. Trying on the cloth…

    Posted by Russ | September 21, 2009, 12:07 pm
  20. After years of silence, Hanson agrees to the best gig they could find.

    Posted by jason h | September 21, 2009, 12:08 pm
  21. Featuring: The Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute Band. Tonights Dinner Special – Blood sausauge, Marrow, and Fois Gras.

    Posted by Shawn | September 21, 2009, 12:09 pm
  22. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…

    Posted by Francis Welch | September 21, 2009, 12:10 pm
  23. The rich Widow Jones thought it appropriate to have “Poison” perform at her late husbands funeral.

    Posted by jason h | September 21, 2009, 12:11 pm
  24. The priest was very disappointed when the boy band cancelled

    Posted by WesJames | September 21, 2009, 12:12 pm
  25. Be sure to join us at Rubensteins Fuberal Home after Sundown!

    Posted by mark | September 21, 2009, 12:13 pm
  26. I hope they’ll be little boys here.

    Posted by Douglas Howland | September 21, 2009, 12:13 pm
  27. Bringing death metal to a whole new level

    Posted by WesJames | September 21, 2009, 12:14 pm
  28. Having sung in the choir since he was a boy, O’Sullivan could still belt out those high notes.

    Posted by tyler pomeroy | September 21, 2009, 12:15 pm
  29. Father O’Sulliven was beyond angry when he discovered that they had misspelled his last name on the banner.

    Posted by jason h | September 21, 2009, 12:15 pm
  30. “And now, our dead lead singer’s top hit, ‘Party Til You Puke All Over The #*@X!#@ Crib’”

    Posted by Marc J Ouellette | September 21, 2009, 12:18 pm
  31. Lynyrd Skynyrd, taking an Irish wake to a whole new level. R.I.P. Billy…

    Posted by WesJames | September 21, 2009, 12:22 pm
  32. The GREATFUL DEAD knocks ‘em DEAD.

    Posted by GILBERT DOERING | September 21, 2009, 12:26 pm
  33. Father O’Sulliven thought the death metal version of “Stairway to Heaven” at the O’brien wake was a little disrespectful.

    Posted by Shawn | September 21, 2009, 12:34 pm
  34. Everyone please stand and join us in our next song, Kumbaya!

    Posted by jason h | September 21, 2009, 12:49 pm
  35. TALK ABOUT A DEAD HOUSE!!

    Posted by GILBERT DOERING | September 21, 2009, 1:03 pm
  36. I wish the receptionist would stop double booking us.

    Posted by Mike | September 21, 2009, 1:12 pm
  37. Well Margie, I think this is the funnest funeral I have ever been to, pass me another bud light please.

    Posted by Cary Dion | September 21, 2009, 1:23 pm
  38. The funeral and the wake all in one place at the same time, what a great idea.

    Posted by Cary Dion | September 21, 2009, 1:25 pm
  39. In today’s economy, sometimes you’ve just got to go for the bargain deal.

    Posted by Cassandra Boyd | September 21, 2009, 1:32 pm
  40. The crowd at the hospital nursery wasn’t receptive so they tried a new angle.

    Posted by Bernie S. | September 21, 2009, 1:53 pm
  41. The band took ‘death metal’ a little to literaly.

    Posted by Bernie S. | September 21, 2009, 1:54 pm
  42. The priest thought saying “you need more cowbell” would be inappropriate.

    Posted by Bernie S. | September 21, 2009, 1:58 pm
  43. Confusion ensued following the band’s “Hymn to a Dead Rocker”.

    Posted by Marc J Ouellette | September 21, 2009, 2:01 pm
  44. Kurt Cobain would be proud.

    Posted by Mike | September 21, 2009, 2:22 pm
  45. You just never know about these rock bands…. They seemed like such nice young men.

    Posted by Lois Cavanagh-Daley | September 21, 2009, 3:03 pm
  46. “As we walk through the valley of the shadow of… “ROCK!!!” “Whoa! Whose ready to PARTY!?!?!”

    Posted by James | September 21, 2009, 3:07 pm
  47. “Mic check 1, 2, 1, 2… Do we gotta pulse? I don’t believe we do. You can’t be flat lining on me, I won’t be able to survive without thee. Don’t make like a frog and croak… Okay, enough joke… LET’S ROCK!!”

    Posted by James | September 21, 2009, 3:20 pm
  48. “It doesn’t really matter that Johnny got laid to rest, the key words in the story is that JOHNNY GOT LAID!! WHOA!!!”

    Posted by James | September 21, 2009, 3:27 pm
  49. “Umm….actually Steve…I think you misread my email…you guys are scheduled to go on at 10……..PM!!”

    Posted by OZ | September 21, 2009, 3:44 pm
  50. Dude, Jesus has his own rock band!

    Posted by Janis R. Ruesch | September 21, 2009, 3:46 pm
  51. Ok you guys ..we really need to iron out this whole “share” the space, share the rent” deal once and for all!!!

    Posted by OZ | September 21, 2009, 3:47 pm
  52. “…and my your soul rest in peace. Amen. NOW, let’s hear it for O’Sullivan’s new house band: Jesus and the Disciples!”

    Posted by Steven Benson | September 21, 2009, 3:51 pm
  53. “We are, ‘Grateful Dead’”.

    Posted by Janis R. Ruesch | September 21, 2009, 3:51 pm
  54. 1. They rock ’til you drop.

    2. Discounts available for funeral/wake combos.

    3. Let us rock you into the afterlife!

    4. Why prop the old geezer up beside the jukebox when they play live music?

    Posted by Lynn | September 21, 2009, 3:52 pm
  55. “…and all of the people said: ROCK ON! (and Amen)”

    Posted by Steven Benson | September 21, 2009, 3:53 pm
  56. CORRECTION:
    “…and may your soul rest in peace. Amen. NOW, let’s hear it for O’Sullivan’s new house band: Jesus and the Disciples!”

    Posted by Steven Benson | September 21, 2009, 3:54 pm
  57. “Rock on into the next life Jimmy boy.”

    Posted by Janis R. Ruesch | September 21, 2009, 3:54 pm
  58. “Oh won’t you stay-ay-ay… just a little bit longer!”

    Posted by Steven Benson | September 21, 2009, 3:55 pm
  59. “Can you Dig it”….

    Posted by Russ | September 21, 2009, 3:57 pm
  60. we’re gonna need a virgin,some tabasco,seven feathers,and a live rat.”Rock on”

    Posted by modom | September 21, 2009, 6:50 pm
  61. Cut the lights for Homie’s guitar solo.

    Posted by modom | September 21, 2009, 6:51 pm
  62. All we are saaayyyyying….is give peace a chance….
    All we are saaayyyyying….is give peace a chance
    All we are saaayyyyying….is give peace a chance

    Posted by modom | September 21, 2009, 6:54 pm
  63. Turn it up, he still can’t hear you.

    You said you were “loud enough to wake the dead”-well?

    Dyslexic version of “Rock the Cradle of Love”.

    Posted by John Rasmussen | September 21, 2009, 6:58 pm
  64. We’re recording this LIVE, so come on ya bunch of sour lookin bastards stand up and put you hands together and 1 and 2……….
    (as the Father schrieks…..you guys are GODS!!)

    Posted by modom | September 21, 2009, 7:06 pm
  65. Don’t forget to tip on your way out! thanks

    Posted by modom | September 21, 2009, 7:08 pm
  66. Important safety tip….stay away from the “clams casino”!

    Posted by Todd Barwick | September 21, 2009, 7:56 pm
  67. It was clear to Father O”Malley that the Grateful Dead were not listening to the music.

    Posted by Joe Kershenbaum | September 21, 2009, 8:35 pm
  68. A bit too late, Father Pat realize his mistake of double-booking the banquet hall.

    Posted by DeeAnn S | September 21, 2009, 9:04 pm
  69. The food is to die for!

    Posted by Steve Naso | September 21, 2009, 10:08 pm
  70. Where music is a life or death situation.

    Posted by Jerry Davis | September 22, 2009, 12:24 am
  71. A place to eat as you go.

    Posted by Jerry Davis | September 22, 2009, 12:45 am
  72. Thank you Cleveland! We’re here for all eternity!

    Posted by Al Dawson | September 22, 2009, 12:48 am
  73. Dudes, all this grief is harshing my mellow!

    Posted by Al Dawson | September 22, 2009, 12:50 am
  74. Everybody please move forward. We’re going to do the body pass now.

    Posted by Al Dawson | September 22, 2009, 12:52 am
  75. Those of you with backstage passes can now come watch the cremation.

    Posted by Al Dawson | September 22, 2009, 12:54 am
  76. Let’s have the lady in black come on stage and help us sing “I Got You Babe!”

    Posted by Al Dawson | September 22, 2009, 12:57 am
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  78. Johnny’s band finally got a gig…at his mother’s funeral.

    Posted by Amy Downs | September 22, 2009, 8:55 am
  79. OK! I guess the band is ready now so just let me finish up my sermon by saying that beer is prof that God loves us and wants us to be happy! Ok boys, hit it!

    Posted by Lisa Keller | September 22, 2009, 10:42 am
  80. Our new motto here at O’Sullivan’s is that hard times call for hard rock and hard liquor! Can I get an AMEN!

    Posted by Lisa Keller | September 22, 2009, 10:49 am
  81. …and everyone who donates to the good father’s church gets entered into a raffle for a FREE TRIP TO HEAVEN! OH YEAH!

    Posted by Lisa Keller | September 22, 2009, 11:01 am
  82. And now give it up for the band! Ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear it for “Death Awaits You With Nasty Pointy Teeth!”

    Posted by Lisa Keller | September 22, 2009, 11:05 am
  83. “Now would you all bow your heads for a moment of silence.”

    “MAKE SOME NOISE!!!! WOOOOO!!!!!”

    Posted by James | September 22, 2009, 11:21 am
  84. “Okay, since Johnny isn’t amongst the living tonight we’re gonna need someone to fill in on the bass… WHO’S READY TO ROCK!!”

    Posted by James | September 22, 2009, 1:16 pm
  85. Pete`s “Meatloaf” had finally arrived sadly for him he`d already departed.”

    Posted by ken wilkinson | September 22, 2009, 1:52 pm
  86. “I wonder what the X-Factor Judges will make of this.”

    Posted by ken wilkinson | September 23, 2009, 6:35 am
  87. Thank You Clevland! We’re here for all eternity!

    Posted by Al Dawson | September 23, 2009, 10:53 am
  88. “Those of you with backstage passes can now view the cremation.”

    Posted by Al Dawson | September 23, 2009, 10:56 am
  89. ” Thank you all for coming…hope to see you all here for our holloween show..for dancing with the dead”

    Posted by Rosa Taylor | September 23, 2009, 11:20 am
  90. Tough audience…a stiff guy. If he would just get up and dance already!

    Posted by dan | September 23, 2009, 1:34 pm
  91. Tone it down. The preacher looks a little cross with us.

    Posted by dan | September 23, 2009, 1:35 pm
  92. The scheduling secretary was immediately fired.

    Posted by Emily P | September 23, 2009, 1:42 pm
  93. “Excuse me…everyone…I have an announcement…the kitchen has informed me that we are out of the chicken marsala….enjoy the show.”

    Posted by Greg | September 23, 2009, 10:52 pm
  94. “The family of the departed has informed me that you are welcome to join them for dinner immediately after the services at the location of “Anywhere the hell else”.

    Posted by Greg | September 23, 2009, 10:59 pm
  95. “Reverend” Gilligan’s revenge would soon be complete when Bingo, Bongo and Irving meet for last jam with Bango…

    Posted by THOM | September 24, 2009, 1:02 am
  96. and so KISS was formed after being banned from the jewish funeral home that served hotwings

    Posted by Lu Dogg | September 24, 2009, 1:03 am
  97. “For the last time, the casket is not a coaster!”

    Posted by Karl K. | September 24, 2009, 11:28 am
  98. You Can’t
    Stop
    Rock
    N Roll!!

    Posted by DJ | September 25, 2009, 9:48 am
  99. Man, you guys are killin’!!

    Posted by John Flynn | September 25, 2009, 10:25 am
  100. If you like The Dead, this is a great venue.

    Posted by John Flynn | September 25, 2009, 10:32 am
  101. CORRECTION:

    Johnny’s band finally got a gig…
    at his father’s funeral.

    Posted by Amy Downs | September 25, 2009, 4:47 pm
  102. “…And you’re buying a square case…To heaven!”

    Posted by Joseph Perozzi | September 25, 2009, 9:03 pm
  103. “…And you’re buying a square way…To heaven!”

    Posted by Joseph Perozzi | September 25, 2009, 9:08 pm
  104. ‘Dirgey Dancing’ would go down as another near miss for the good reverend.

    Posted by Keith in Dallas | September 27, 2009, 10:12 am
  105. “One things for sure, they`re definitely a “Rhythm and Pews” group.”

    Posted by ken wilkinson | September 27, 2009, 11:59 am
  106. Let us pray that the organ player gets over the swine flu soon.

    Posted by Francis Welch | September 27, 2009, 9:12 pm
  107. “What,you’ve never heard of Judas and the Priest?”

    Posted by Francis Welch | September 27, 2009, 9:14 pm
  108. “I understand his ex-wife provided the entertainment.”

    Posted by Francis Welch | September 27, 2009, 9:15 pm
  109. “Styx and Stones” might break your bones…..”oh, I guess it’s time for words!”

    Posted by Cynthia Nicklus | September 27, 2009, 11:13 pm
  110. Ladies and Gentlemen..Mick Jagger will be appearing at both venues this week-end !

    Posted by scott waser | September 27, 2009, 11:54 pm
  111. “Just lay still I think they’re buying it” says Father O’Sullivan

    Posted by Bob Swanson | September 28, 2009, 11:12 am
  112. a moment of shut the hell up so’s Reggie tunes his guitar

    Posted by hailey | September 28, 2009, 4:08 pm
  113. Can these Irish party, or what?

    Posted by Julianna A | October 4, 2009, 12:27 pm

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