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Squid School Cartoon Caption Contest

Channeling Charles Addams again.

Channeling Charles Addams again.

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 could 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, October 18th, 2009.
  • I’ll select five finalists, which will be voted on starting noon Monday, October 19th, 2009.
  • That’s it!

Take a minute to vote on last week’s “Fan Day” caption contest.

Vote for your favorite caption.

Vote for your favorite caption.

Time to vote for your favorite "Fan Day" caption.

  • "It was just a metaphor, Bob." - Emily P (46%, 26 Votes)
  • "Yes, professional football IS a business Tom. It’s just not OUR business." - Kenneth Treacher (25%, 14 Votes)
  • Realizing he has forgotten the count, Larry pretends to relax near the water cooler. - MRF (14%, 8 Votes)
  • "No." - Derek Odom (11%, 6 Votes)
  • "I’m still waiting for Monday Night Synchronized Swimming." - Steve Naso (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 57

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Here’s the winner of the “Human Projectiles” caption contest:

Congratulations, Catherine Algiers!

Congratulations, Catherine Algiers!

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Discussion

146 comments for “Squid School Cartoon Caption Contest”

  1. I had no idea squids liked apples

    Posted by jason h | October 12, 2009, 11:34 am
  2. whatever you do, don’t comment on his phallic-like head

    Posted by jason h | October 12, 2009, 11:38 am
  3. “They say Mr Squidly has eyes in the back of his mantle”.

    Posted by tyler pomeroy | October 12, 2009, 11:45 am
  4. I heard that Professor Squidly always starts off the new school year talking about his famous part in 20,000 leagues under the sea.

    Posted by jason h | October 12, 2009, 11:48 am
  5. “I hate JuCo. My math teacher can’t speak English and this guy is not even human!”

    Posted by tyler pomeroy | October 12, 2009, 11:50 am
  6. The school hired him to save money on ink pens

    Posted by jason h | October 12, 2009, 11:51 am
  7. “No more talking, Johnny or I will come back there and ink all over you!”

    Posted by tyler pomeroy | October 12, 2009, 11:54 am
  8. “Yeah, I hear he even had his ink changed to red…hard core.”

    Posted by tyler pomeroy | October 12, 2009, 11:57 am
  9. I didn’t know teachers had bad hair days.

    Posted by Shirley Hodge | October 12, 2009, 12:12 pm
  10. “Yeah right, I’m not gonna disect that!”

    Posted by Melinda | October 12, 2009, 12:20 pm
  11. “So do you think he ate Mr. Smith before or after he graded our Science test?”

    Posted by Melinda | October 12, 2009, 12:23 pm
  12. I think pranking the substitute teacher has gone a little to far.

    Posted by Todd Barwick | October 12, 2009, 12:24 pm
  13. He’s not so bad once you get past the fish breath.

    Posted by P. Beckert | October 12, 2009, 12:25 pm
  14. You think he’s bad, wait’ll you see the arthropod we have in Science class!

    Posted by P. Beckert | October 12, 2009, 12:27 pm
  15. AS A MATTER OF FACT YES I CAN SPANK ALL OF YOU

    Posted by SPORT | October 12, 2009, 12:28 pm
  16. I told you he was a were-squid!

    Posted by mfaulkner | October 12, 2009, 12:29 pm
  17. I hear he has a moonlighting job down at the local aquarium.

    Posted by P. Beckert | October 12, 2009, 12:30 pm
  18. Do you think he would let borrow an ink pen?

    Posted by mfaulkner | October 12, 2009, 12:32 pm
  19. I had her last year. She starts out all mean but she’s like really cool once you get to know her.

    Posted by peter hepburn | October 12, 2009, 12:33 pm
  20. We’re in luck! Another spineless substitute.

    Posted by P. Beckert | October 12, 2009, 12:36 pm
  21. I guess this is part of that whole “Change” thing the president is implementing…

    Posted by Russ | October 12, 2009, 12:37 pm
  22. Marine Biology has come a long way, my dad only had pictures in this class…

    Posted by Russ | October 12, 2009, 12:39 pm
  23. I think she’s gonna need a bigger ink blotter than that.

    Posted by P. Beckert | October 12, 2009, 12:41 pm
  24. I think he is prejudice, he only gave books to Captain Nemo’s kid’s..

    Posted by Russ | October 12, 2009, 12:43 pm
  25. Where do they find these substitute teachers?

    Posted by mark | October 12, 2009, 12:45 pm
  26. “Is he the new teacher’s pet?”

    Posted by Chucky B | October 12, 2009, 12:46 pm
  27. I am so tired of this guy standing up there and waving his arms all over the place, “preaching” about american history like he lived it or something.

    Posted by Shawn | October 12, 2009, 12:47 pm
  28. Math is much easier when you are a Centipede.

    Posted by mark | October 12, 2009, 12:47 pm
  29. Did ya hear that the teacher was accused of touchy-feely?

    Posted by mark | October 12, 2009, 12:48 pm
  30. I really hate these entry level courses taught by grad students.

    Posted by Shawn | October 12, 2009, 12:49 pm
  31. “Johnny and Tim think they have a shot, but nobody beats Mr. Squidford in a staring contest.”

    Posted by tyler pomeroy | October 12, 2009, 12:49 pm
  32. Mr. Calimari is great. Especially with marinara.

    Posted by mark | October 12, 2009, 12:50 pm
  33. Integration my ass, I’m transferring

    Posted by Russ | October 12, 2009, 12:51 pm
  34. “Brenda, Brandon, I’m sorry but you’re out. Simon didn’t say pass a note to your neighbor.”

    Posted by Chucky B | October 12, 2009, 12:53 pm
  35. I hear the other class has an old crab!

    Posted by Micky | October 12, 2009, 12:54 pm
  36. I heard you have to be really careful with this gut, he is really likes to use his paddle.

    Posted by Shawn | October 12, 2009, 12:55 pm
  37. Finally, the School Board hired a science teacher with real world experience.

    Posted by Micky | October 12, 2009, 12:55 pm
  38. Show and tell has changed drastically in the past 20 years.

    Posted by Chucky B | October 12, 2009, 12:56 pm
  39. This class is “Sink or Swim.”

    Posted by Micky | October 12, 2009, 12:56 pm
  40. I first thought they bought him to fill up ink wells, but when he started teaching I about lost it.

    Posted by Mike | October 12, 2009, 12:57 pm
  41. Mr. Clovis promised an arm and a leg if you got the job. So far no one has come to collect.

    Posted by Chucky B | October 12, 2009, 12:58 pm
  42. Apple a day, my ass!

    Posted by Micky | October 12, 2009, 12:58 pm
  43. Yeah, Octomom isn’t much of a teacher. She’s like all over out there, ya know?

    Posted by Julie | October 12, 2009, 12:58 pm
  44. ..if budget cuts need to be this extreme, just start giving us textbooks on tape.

    Posted by Mike | October 12, 2009, 12:59 pm
  45. At least when Mr. Jelly Fish was done with me, someone could pee on me and make me feel better….

    Posted by Russ | October 12, 2009, 12:59 pm
  46. “The teacher is taking Halloween way too seriously this year!”

    Posted by Victor Harris | October 12, 2009, 1:04 pm
  47. I’ve been told Mr. Calamari makes his entry level woodworking class extemely challenging.

    Posted by Shawn | October 12, 2009, 1:05 pm
  48. “Jacques Cousteau couldn’t make it in today*, so I’ll be teaching your Oceanography class today.”

    * Cousteau was spotted stuck at a bus stop a few cartoons back.

    Posted by Marc J Ouellette | October 12, 2009, 1:13 pm
  49. ” I think we”re gonna need the whole orchard for this one!”

    Posted by OZ | October 12, 2009, 1:16 pm
  50. “Class, take it from someone who was there: Captain Nemo was a wimp.”

    Posted by Marc J Ouellette | October 12, 2009, 1:18 pm
  51. “Word is Miss Price complained that she was only human & only had 2 hands!”

    Posted by OZ | October 12, 2009, 1:19 pm
  52. Feel like calamari for lunch?

    Posted by GILBERT DOERING | October 12, 2009, 1:36 pm
  53. Sadly, Ms. Squiddles was later fired for the unfortunate “inking” incident.

    Posted by Jeffrey M. | October 12, 2009, 1:44 pm
  54. Mr. Calamari put up with a lot in his home ec.class, but talking during his sex education lecture would not be tolerated.

    Posted by Shawn | October 12, 2009, 1:53 pm
  55. “I don`t think that Sea Food Diet is agreeing with Mr Puss.”

    Posted by ken wilkinson | October 12, 2009, 1:59 pm
  56. This is NOT what I had in mind when they called it a “hands-on learning experience”!.

    Posted by Amy Downs | October 12, 2009, 2:02 pm
  57. “I don’t feel safe.”

    Posted by Sandy | October 12, 2009, 3:27 pm
  58. “Ever have penis envy?”

    Posted by Sandy | October 12, 2009, 3:28 pm
  59. “I’ve heard it prefers girls.”

    Posted by Sandy | October 12, 2009, 3:28 pm
  60. “Got a rubber?”

    Posted by Sandy | October 12, 2009, 3:29 pm
  61. “Yes, we have no brains.”

    Posted by Sandy | October 12, 2009, 3:29 pm
  62. Mr. Inkfish decided to go with his new “octafarian” hairstyle to kick off the new school year.

    Posted by jason h | October 12, 2009, 3:33 pm
  63. Psst… Who’s the new guy?

    Posted by James | October 12, 2009, 3:51 pm
  64. Wow! This new teacher is really ink-redible…

    Posted by James | October 12, 2009, 3:56 pm
  65. In an effort to prove the School did not engage in age discrimination, it was, ironically, the english department that actually drafted the ad for an Octogenarian substitute teacher

    Posted by OZ | October 12, 2009, 4:08 pm
  66. How does he expect us to keep up with our notes?! He can write 8 sentences at the same time!!

    Posted by James | October 12, 2009, 4:15 pm
  67. I only have 8 arms you know…I can only do so much!

    Posted by Susan | October 12, 2009, 4:38 pm
  68. As the class waited, Mrs. Smith realized she’d run out of ink

    Posted by Susan | October 12, 2009, 4:39 pm
  69. As the Miller twins chatted, it was clear the new sub was about to ink herself

    Posted by Susan | October 12, 2009, 4:41 pm
  70. “Good morning class and welcome to ‘Typing 101.’”

    Posted by Steven Benson | October 12, 2009, 5:13 pm
  71. “I think the teacher is a bit squidish about the start of a new school year.”

    Posted by Janis R. Ruesch | October 12, 2009, 5:13 pm
  72. “I dare the teacher to try and reach me from her desk.”

    Posted by Janis R. Ruesch | October 12, 2009, 5:15 pm
  73. “She’s supposed to teach us a new keyboarding technique…”

    Posted by Steven Benson | October 12, 2009, 5:15 pm
  74. “Hey, anyone up for some calamari after school?”

    Posted by Janis R. Ruesch | October 12, 2009, 5:24 pm
  75. “Which is it, arms on the desk or down by our side?”

    Posted by Janis R. Ruesch | October 12, 2009, 5:25 pm
  76. “Is this Obama’s idea of better education?”

    Posted by Janis R. Ruesch | October 12, 2009, 5:26 pm
  77. Hey Betty Lou, something smells fishy about this new teacher.

    Posted by Cary Dion | October 12, 2009, 6:17 pm
  78. This is apparently going to be a “hands on” learning experience.

    Posted by Cary Dion | October 12, 2009, 6:20 pm
  79. Watch what happens when I yell, “SHARK!”

    Posted by Francis Welch | October 12, 2009, 6:58 pm
  80. I heard the teachers were a bit different at community college.

    Posted by Denise Montgomery | October 12, 2009, 8:17 pm
  81. I knew we should have taken Biology instead.

    Posted by Douglas Howland | October 12, 2009, 10:57 pm
  82. She always gets this way just before parent-teacher conferences.

    Posted by peter hepburn | October 13, 2009, 12:52 am
  83. Squid pro Quo, Susie

    Posted by Terry Crawford | October 13, 2009, 6:42 am
  84. “It must cost him a fortune in Shoes.”

    Posted by ken wilkinson | October 13, 2009, 6:57 am
  85. Shhh dont talk mabey he want eat us.

    Posted by rebel | October 13, 2009, 8:13 am
  86. Mabey we should throw a paper ball at him.

    Posted by rebel | October 13, 2009, 8:14 am
  87. I herd this teacher killed aquaman.

    Posted by rebel | October 13, 2009, 8:18 am
  88. This teacher is bad all he does is waves his arms in the sky and talk about him self.

    Posted by rebel | October 13, 2009, 8:23 am
  89. The tenacles of indoctrination approach.

    Posted by Steve Naso | October 13, 2009, 9:04 am
  90. Anyone else find it inappropriate for this guy to be teaching sex ed?

    Posted by Danielle | October 13, 2009, 9:13 am
  91. And you thought YOU felt like a fish out of water this year!

    Posted by Danielle | October 13, 2009, 9:20 am
  92. Personally, I think he’s overcompensating for something.

    Posted by Danielle | October 13, 2009, 9:26 am
  93. “Does the the substitutes head look like a penis or is it just me”

    Posted by Bob Swanson | October 13, 2009, 10:18 am
  94. Why does Mr. Squid always use blue ink when he corrects our assignments. All my other teachers use red ink.

    Posted by John Flynn | October 13, 2009, 10:19 am
  95. This teacher is a real dickhead

    Posted by John Flynn | October 13, 2009, 10:19 am
  96. I can’t beleive she charges us to refill our pens.

    Posted by Bob Swanson | October 13, 2009, 10:20 am
  97. I watched her refill my pen and now I feel dirty.

    Posted by Bob Swanson | October 13, 2009, 10:34 am
  98. Does anyone else think this should be on Pay Per View?

    Posted by Bob Swanson | October 13, 2009, 10:35 am
  99. Just look at him! I’m telling you, he’s Lenny “The Squid” Corleone. I bet he’s part of the witness protection program!

    Posted by Lisa Keller | October 13, 2009, 11:25 am
  100. Ok I get it….. Oceanography class with Mr Squidro but did he have to rename us. QUIET IN THE BACK MOBY DICK !!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Bob Swanson | October 13, 2009, 11:33 am
  101. If he doesn’t give me an “A” for the semester, the next time he goes swimming my buddy, the Blue Whale, will be waiting for him.

    Posted by Robert Keller | October 13, 2009, 11:36 am
  102. I’ve got a funny feeling about this boat ride field trip. Why does she want us to oil and salt ourselves before we go?

    Posted by Lisa Keller | October 13, 2009, 11:52 am
  103. “There must be something wrong with me-I`ve only got Two Testicles.”

    Posted by ken wilkinson | October 13, 2009, 1:19 pm
  104. How was I supposed to know my show-and-tell item would eat the teacher!

    Posted by James | October 13, 2009, 1:40 pm
  105. Hey, do you think the substitute knows this is Biology 101?

    Posted by Lani | October 13, 2009, 1:49 pm
  106. Hey, I’ll trade you my tuna fish sandwich for whatever you have!

    Posted by James | October 13, 2009, 1:56 pm
  107. Ouch. Prof. Cephalopoda is quick on the draw with the ruler whacks.

    Posted by Emily P | October 13, 2009, 3:32 pm
  108. In some countries, she would be considered a delicacy.

    Posted by Dee | October 13, 2009, 4:13 pm
  109. This teacher sucks 10 times more than my other teachers.

    Posted by John Flynn | October 13, 2009, 7:20 pm
  110. Well yall said “We dare you to bring a gaint squid to class” So i did.To bad he is our new teacher since the principle for got to bring his glasses.

    Posted by rebel | October 13, 2009, 10:30 pm
  111. Mr. Chips thinks that dressing up like a squid will make this class more interesting.

    Posted by Judith | October 14, 2009, 12:29 am
  112. “Oh…juggling, texting, not much else.”

    Posted by Greg | October 14, 2009, 8:03 am
  113. Bobby to Jenny: “Penis head.”

    Posted by Emily P | October 14, 2009, 2:14 pm
  114. “Watch it, kiddo! I may only have 2 eyes, but I have 8 legs!!”

    Posted by Lois Cavanagh-Daley | October 14, 2009, 4:01 pm
  115. …not my 1st thougt when I heard “Mainstream Schooling”.

    Posted by Thom | October 14, 2009, 4:51 pm
  116. You brought the apple?… Nice touch!

    Posted by Thom | October 14, 2009, 4:52 pm
  117. it’s hard to see in this light but one side is pissed and the other side is horney!

    Posted by Thom | October 14, 2009, 4:54 pm
  118. I told you this class is easier that “Hotel & Restaurant management”.

    Posted by Thom | October 14, 2009, 4:56 pm
  119. correction: I told you this class is easier than “Hotel & Restaurant Management”.

    Posted by Thom | October 14, 2009, 4:57 pm
  120. Mrs. Octopus our REAL teacher never makes us read Shakespeare.
    Geezz!!

    Posted by John Flynn | October 15, 2009, 10:40 am
  121. Our new marine biology teacher got his teaching degree through a Life Experience Degree program.

    Posted by Judith | October 15, 2009, 12:34 pm
  122. Her kids call her “Octomom”.

    Posted by Judith | October 15, 2009, 12:42 pm
  123. I hear that Billy the Squid is a tough grader.

    Posted by Judith | October 15, 2009, 12:48 pm
  124. This teacher makes me feel safe. He’s well-armed.

    Posted by Judith | October 15, 2009, 1:14 pm
  125. Hey ! do you notice something different about Miss Jones?

    Posted by joan rice | October 15, 2009, 3:24 pm
  126. When I auditioned for “High School Musical Part 7: Little Mermaid Goes to School”, I honestly thought it was for a candid camera prank.

    Posted by Scott | October 15, 2009, 3:35 pm
  127. Since they cut her other swimming classes and Misses Squid has tenur, they gave her a few history classes to fill out her schedule.

    Posted by Scott | October 15, 2009, 3:37 pm
  128. Pfff! Don’t worry about it. Easy A!

    Posted by Scott | October 15, 2009, 3:37 pm
  129. I hear the Professor is really ‘hands on’.

    Posted by Scott | October 15, 2009, 3:38 pm
  130. My Squidish is a little rusty… Did he just say that instead of dissecting sea-life this month we were doing two legged mammals?

    Posted by Scott | October 15, 2009, 3:39 pm
  131. This completes the classroom portion of your SQUIDDITCH game training. Now go kick Harry Potter’s butt!

    Posted by sandra williams | October 16, 2009, 12:56 pm
  132. Gosh! I think Mrs. Grimm caught the squid flu!

    Posted by Steve Singer | October 16, 2009, 4:20 pm
  133. “If you can get past the Shark stories he’s a pretty good teacher.”

    “You didn’t think Detroit’s low graduation rate was because of the students?”

    Posted by Kenneth Treacher | October 17, 2009, 7:18 am
  134. Hope he washes all 8 after he goes to the bathroom.

    Posted by Bernie S. | October 17, 2009, 3:36 pm
  135. I got detention for bringing calamari for lunch.

    Posted by Bernie S. | October 17, 2009, 3:37 pm
  136. Bet you he makes us do a book report on 20000 Leagues Under the Sea.

    Posted by Bernie S. | October 17, 2009, 3:42 pm
  137. Not sure why but detention is always held in the pool.

    Posted by Bernie S. | October 17, 2009, 3:43 pm
  138. “Costume Day is so dumb. Mr. Thompson is the only one who dresses up.”

    Posted by Kenneth Treacher | October 18, 2009, 9:54 am
  139. “I wonder who they turned down for drivers’ ed teacher.”

    Posted by Keith in Dallas | October 18, 2009, 10:13 am
  140. “And I thought ‘Juggling the Books” would be an accounting course.”

    Posted by Keith in Dallas | October 18, 2009, 10:15 am
  141. “Laugh all you want, but his patty cakes skills are legendary.”

    Posted by Keith in Dallas | October 18, 2009, 10:16 am
  142. I think that double portion of cafeteria meatloaf is making me hallucinate.

    Posted by John Woodford | October 18, 2009, 4:27 pm
  143. “Spicoli! They replaced Mr. Hand with Mr. Tentacle!”

    Posted by Kenneth Treacher | October 18, 2009, 7:08 pm
  144. LOL!!!
    Keith in Dallas for “his patty cake skills” caption. That’s hilarious!

    Posted by Sandy | October 18, 2009, 11:03 pm
  145. Trust me, this teacher has no chance in trying to date a student like the last one.

    Posted by Gianna | October 19, 2009, 12:00 am
  146. If you would all please stop talking I would like to get a leg up on this next chapter.

    Posted by lisa jones | November 16, 2009, 9:57 pm

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