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“Hot Seat” Cartoon Caption Contest

Is this just an office popularity contest, or something more sinister? (it's up to you!)

This is the most excellent Splendid Marbles Cartoon Caption Contest. (The contest your prize-winning unicorn, the one who only drinks Boodles gin, warned you about.)

  • 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.
  • Because it’s Labor Day weekend, I will accept entries until midnight, Monday, September 6th, 2010.
  • I’ll select five finalists, which will be voted on starting right around noon Tuesday, September 7th, 2010. (That’s when a new contest starts as well!)
  • That’s it!

Please cast a vote for your favorite “Jail Rat” caption:

Has anyone else, besides me, been to a Turkish prison? (Sorry, watched Airplane last night.)

Time to vote for your favorite "Jail Rat" caption.

  • Furries in Prison. - Tiki Carol (38%, 57 Votes)
  • “I was told there would be cake." - Chris (21%, 32 Votes)
  • And so the war began… Jimmy “The Bug” Calhoon refuses to return Franky “The Rat” Matthews’ hive five. - Scott Weaver (15%, 23 Votes)
  • "Again?!? That’ll the fourth time I redid that tattoo. How long until you pupate?" - thom (15%, 23 Votes)
  • "You signed up for the free vacation too?" - Yvonne Coronado (7%, 10 Votes)
  • “Why is it that after 40, hair grows faster in areas I never thought possible?” - Rob King (4%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 149

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We’ve got TWO winners to hail, bow and sacrifice our third born to this week:

NUMBER 1:

Congratulations, Kevin M.! (Did you ever meet my mother?)

NUMBER 2:

Nicley done, Jordan Elliker!

CUSTOMIZED T-SHIRTS, COFFEE MUGS & LAW ENFORCEMENT GRADE STUN GUNS* AVAILABLE! If you’ve won the contest, have been a finalist, OR, if you’ve submitted at least 20 captions over the past 6 months, I can create a customized shirt for you. (If you have a preference for another product, say a coffee mug, or a hat, or maybe you fancy bazookas or other types of field artillery, I can have CafePress plaster my cartoons with your logos on them as well – except maybe the weapons, I have to check on that.) Just send the cartoon by contest name, your caption and full name to: splendidmarbles at gmail dot com. (*Totally kidding about the stun guns.) And, you can order the one featured below right away!

Here’s a shot of the shirt featuring one of my swell contest cartoons:

No country club will deny you entry now!

CLICK HERE if you would like one of your very own (there are two more styles available and some designs I came up with a little while back, just click “Back to Shop” on the link.) By the way, the sign on the yard says: Splendid Marbles / inquire within.

And, check out more cartoons and the winners of the caption contest in the Splendid Marbles Cartoon Gallery.

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Please note: I will send out an email on Mondays to remind you about the contest. I will NOT pester you at any other time during the week, and I will NOT share your email with another living soul – or organization run by the living. AND, I will take you off of the list as soon as you request to be removed – just send a reply email with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line. Thank you, and have fun with this week’s cartoon. (Please be advised: I reserve the right to remove comments that contain foul language.)

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Here’s another shot of this week’s cartoon:

This could prove to be a tough one - but I know you're up to the challenge!

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Discussion

127 comments for ““Hot Seat” Cartoon Caption Contest”

  1. Hands up for voting for Ray here to moon the C.E.O. at his daughter’s wedding reception.

    Posted by Andrew Faucher | August 30, 2010, 10:56 am
  2. “Who wants a kiss? Raise your hand!”

    Posted by Sheila | August 30, 2010, 11:02 am
  3. “Ok. Now we know who wears boxers.”

    Posted by Mark Cherry | August 30, 2010, 11:08 am
  4. ” by majority rule ,CHRISTIAN is the new representative, to be assigned to IRAQ ! “

    Posted by MITCH HARRIS | August 30, 2010, 11:08 am
  5. Once again, Finley, you are the only one NOT wearing underwear.

    Posted by Jack Randall Earles | August 30, 2010, 11:09 am
  6. All right Jenkins, since they all smelt it, you must have dealt it.

    Posted by Todd Barwick | August 30, 2010, 11:12 am
  7. Well, 75% of MBA’s know their right from their left

    Posted by Mark Cherry | August 30, 2010, 11:13 am
  8. “That’s 3 FOR and 1 AGAINST—great, from now on wearing ladies’ undies on Friday is mandatory!”

    Posted by Sheila | August 30, 2010, 11:14 am
  9. Ew. Talk about ring around the armpit.

    Posted by Julie | August 30, 2010, 11:14 am
  10. “I’m sorry to report that it’s back to the drawing board; our new male enhancement pill has had some unexpected results!”

    Posted by Sheila | August 30, 2010, 11:17 am
  11. Ok…who here doesn’t like Bill.

    Posted by Doug Howland | August 30, 2010, 11:20 am
  12. Tom’s sudden flatulence caused an instant vote to make him do a public speech on the dangers of gas leaks.

    Posted by Andrew Faucher | August 30, 2010, 11:24 am
  13. “The tribe has spoken, Smithers—please remove your tie and leave ‘Survivor: Wall Street’!”

    Posted by Sheila | August 30, 2010, 11:26 am
  14. Power meeting… who’s got their depends on?

    Posted by Andrew Faucher | August 30, 2010, 11:28 am
  15. “Ok. It’s final. We almost all agree to disagree on the agreement.”

    Posted by Mark Cherry | August 30, 2010, 11:32 am
  16. “So,who filled out all the forms and took our required company drug testing already?”

    Posted by Mellissa C | August 30, 2010, 11:39 am
  17. Ish to the Reich!

    Posted by Diana | August 30, 2010, 11:41 am
  18. Hands up all those who think Bill’s toupee looks like roadkill.

    Posted by Judith | August 30, 2010, 11:43 am
  19. My wife seems to think I need a toupee … I wonder who else thinks that I do?

    Posted by Chucky B | August 30, 2010, 11:44 am
  20. For losing the account, who would like to see Johnson streak around the building naked?

    Posted by Andrew Faucher | August 30, 2010, 11:45 am
  21. So it’s agreed, Truman will jump. Lets hope your plan works to bring Spider-Man to us.

    Posted by John Steel | August 30, 2010, 11:48 am
  22. Count of hands, who saw a copy of Johnson’s ass this morning?

    Posted by John Steel | August 30, 2010, 11:49 am
  23. “Uh oh Ray, Simon didn’t say put your hand down … I’m going to have to let you go.”

    Posted by Chucky B | August 30, 2010, 11:50 am
  24. OK, folks, thanks for testing the product. Jones, if we’re going to compete with viagra we need to make sure the drug reaches the right appendage.

    Posted by Renee | August 30, 2010, 12:02 pm
  25. So…we’ll all cut out early today for little Tommy’s funeral. And on a related note, everyone who thinks it’s little Jimmy’s turn to test out the new shatter-proof glass, raise your hand!

    Posted by Lisa Keller | August 30, 2010, 12:03 pm
  26. “Show of hands, who here is willing to freely give their life and soul to myself and my company?”

    Posted by Reaunna | August 30, 2010, 12:11 pm
  27. Budget cut suggestions?

    Posted by Qwerty | August 30, 2010, 12:13 pm
  28. Soooo…who remembered to bring me a birthday present today?!

    Posted by Lisa Keller | August 30, 2010, 12:14 pm
  29. “Who here feels we should fire Bradley?”…. “Good”

    Posted by Reaunna | August 30, 2010, 12:15 pm
  30. OK, who’s up for some naked yoga?

    Posted by Andre Gloeckner | August 30, 2010, 12:16 pm
  31. WOO HOO!! Raise your hand if you got the email saying you get to keep your job!

    Posted by Lisa Keller | August 30, 2010, 12:20 pm
  32. I’m proud of you Elmer. The fest of the bunch is just a bunch of yes men (and women0.

    Posted by Bob | August 30, 2010, 12:20 pm
  33. In his preliminary NASA interview Jimmy couldn’t answer the dreaded question–Is Pluto a planet or not?

    Posted by Bernie S. | August 30, 2010, 12:21 pm
  34. Who took their Beano this morning?

    Posted by Maureen Pyburn | August 30, 2010, 12:22 pm
  35. I understand going number 1.
    I understand going number 2.
    What the heck does going number five mean?

    Posted by Fran Welch | August 30, 2010, 12:27 pm
  36. The BOSS is Hittler’s GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDSON.

    Posted by GILBERT DOERING | August 30, 2010, 12:29 pm
  37. THANKS for using new email.

    Posted by GILBERT DOERING | August 30, 2010, 12:30 pm
  38. Clark Kent, Lois Lane and my twin brother vote yes. And once again Jimmy Olsen is clueless in Metropolis.

    Posted by Fran Welch | August 30, 2010, 12:34 pm
  39. Sure? Unsure, unsure!

    Posted by Laura | August 30, 2010, 1:07 pm
  40. I’m sorry Mr Morgan…I didn’t hear the question!

    Posted by Katie | August 30, 2010, 1:09 pm
  41. Steve didn’t realize that volunteering was mandatory in his new position.

    Posted by Laura | August 30, 2010, 1:10 pm
  42. “Who think Andrews here should put his pants back on?”

    Posted by Jessica C. | August 30, 2010, 1:20 pm
  43. How many of you vote for a policy of mandatory head-shaving?

    Posted by Izzie | August 30, 2010, 1:27 pm
  44. Oh no! I forgot my wallet…I hope it’s not my turn to pay for lunch.

    Posted by Katie | August 30, 2010, 1:32 pm
  45. Dave instantly regretted borrowing Jill’s deodorant this morning.

    Posted by Laura | August 30, 2010, 1:34 pm
  46. What’s the matter Jenkins, cat got your arm?

    Posted by Jim Cavanaugh | August 30, 2010, 1:41 pm
  47. Then it’s unanimous, or it will be after I fire Wilson.

    Posted by Jim Cavanaugh | August 30, 2010, 1:42 pm
  48. I said “Simon Says”, Fenster. Pack up,you are off the board.

    Posted by Fran Welch | August 30, 2010, 2:22 pm
  49. Is this true Tom? You don’t know the name of the Ninja Turtles’ mentor and father figure? I may have to begin assessing your place in the company if you keep these games up Tom.

    Posted by Jordan Elliker | August 30, 2010, 2:26 pm
  50. Jim, you are one of us, the 5 Stars.

    Posted by Egle | August 30, 2010, 2:29 pm
  51. Tim panicked when he couldn’t remember if he had ADD or ADHD.

    Posted by Kenneth Treacher | August 30, 2010, 2:29 pm
  52. Ted felt uneasy being elected CEO replacement number 5.

    Posted by Kenneth Treacher | August 30, 2010, 2:33 pm
  53. Greg was unsure how to apply his sales training “mirroring technique” in this situation.

    Posted by Kenneth Treacher | August 30, 2010, 2:37 pm
  54. One of you put on a diaper for a meeting only? Others beg to the toilet.

    Posted by Lyudmila | August 30, 2010, 3:26 pm
  55. “All those in favor of relocating with this company to Pakistan next week, raise your hands.”

    Posted by K | August 30, 2010, 3:44 pm
  56. ” Sorry Greg, everyone thinks you are a natural for our new reality show, “The Biggest Boozer”.

    Posted by Jeri | August 30, 2010, 4:25 pm
  57. “Who here will volunteer 8 overnight hours per week caring for my invalid mother-in-law?”

    Posted by K | August 30, 2010, 4:46 pm
  58. (If I can stall for 5 more minutes, maybe it’ll go away)

    Posted by thom | August 30, 2010, 4:48 pm
  59. And Raise your hand if you have remembered your show and tell presentation

    Posted by Robert Garrett | August 30, 2010, 5:19 pm
  60. Raise your hand, Raise your hand if you’re SURE!

    Posted by Kevin M. | August 30, 2010, 5:35 pm
  61. So, Furdly, I guess you’re the one not wearing deodorant today!

    Posted by Conrad | August 30, 2010, 5:40 pm
  62. I’m disgusted by your lack of motivation and creativity. Does anyone else notice it?

    Posted by Larry | August 30, 2010, 6:30 pm
  63. Aha! Simon didn’t say to put your arm down Stevens! Looks like it’s your turn in the Blue Collar Mortgage Pit.

    Posted by Andrew Faucher | August 30, 2010, 6:45 pm
  64. Now this is a test of your devotion…Who here is ready to leap off tall buildings at a single bound, raise your hand.

    Posted by Amy Downs | August 30, 2010, 7:12 pm
  65. please unsubscribe

    Posted by Carol Lewke | August 30, 2010, 7:16 pm
  66. What a day to forget your thumbs

    Posted by Tiki Carol | August 30, 2010, 7:45 pm
  67. Who voted for Tiki Carol’s caption in the Splendid Marbles Caption Contest? You know, that Jail one?
    Bob, you’re fired.

    Posted by Tiki Carol | August 30, 2010, 7:54 pm
  68. “Does anyone else smell that?”

    Posted by Adam | August 30, 2010, 9:54 pm
  69. So Jones, you don’t like my suggestion of anchovies on the pizza?

    Posted by Gary Welch | August 30, 2010, 10:27 pm
  70. I like an independent thinker

    Posted by jimbo | August 30, 2010, 10:33 pm
  71. All in favor of sub sandwiches raise their hands. All in favor of pizza sit still.

    Posted by Charlie Hamilton | August 30, 2010, 10:35 pm
  72. it’s only right

    Posted by Clyde Deboom | August 30, 2010, 10:37 pm
  73. “Throw your hands in the air and wave ‘em like you just… you know Stevens you’re really not a team player!”

    Posted by Corpus | August 31, 2010, 12:56 am
  74. No Perkins. No Ice cream for you.

    Posted by Leo | August 31, 2010, 6:13 am
  75. Hands down! Uh oh, Simon didn’t say! No big promotion for you my friend.

    Posted by James | August 31, 2010, 10:51 am
  76. Who here thinks that Jim’s tie is too similar to mine, and that he should go change it immediately?

    Posted by James | August 31, 2010, 11:06 am
  77. Who wants to go first? Ass Kissers! Take it away, Bob!

    Posted by Lynn | August 31, 2010, 11:13 am
  78. Who here wants to see me fight Bruce in the parking lot after work?

    Posted by James | August 31, 2010, 11:16 am
  79. Who isn’t dating my daughter?

    Posted by Michael | August 31, 2010, 2:31 pm
  80. Raise your hand if you and my wife WEREN’T caught on hidden camera… Late last night… In the employee’s lounge…

    Posted by Lisa Keller | August 31, 2010, 6:25 pm
  81. It’s up to you, Wilson. Take all our stimulus money to Washington and buy us six senators and nineteen members of congress.

    Posted by Fran Welch | August 31, 2010, 7:24 pm
  82. Who remembered to bring Bud Light?

    Posted by Robert Keller | August 31, 2010, 7:38 pm
  83. “I went before the meeting started”

    Posted by mark graves | September 1, 2010, 1:04 am
  84. You’ll get the hang of things soon enough, Smithers, but during staff meetings it is customary to respond “Heil Heinrich!”

    Posted by Eva T. | September 1, 2010, 2:03 am
  85. Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what my hands are doing under the table?

    Posted by Eva T. | September 1, 2010, 2:04 am
  86. Who here thinks I should go on Undercover Boss?

    Posted by Sheila P | September 1, 2010, 4:33 pm
  87. Well, Geoffrey, I guess you’ll be the only person on the team not joining the field trip to my office’s private lavatory.

    Posted by Andrew Brown | September 1, 2010, 6:31 pm
  88. Always the odd man out, Trevor’s fear of being ridiculed for have webbed feet kept him from participating in the inter-office swim meet.

    Posted by Andrew Brown | September 1, 2010, 6:33 pm
  89. It’s unanimous, 3 now former employees have voted not to elect my son executive vice-president.

    Posted by Fran Welch | September 1, 2010, 6:44 pm
  90. “Hey-Cash Cab my ass-they can’t see you from here!”

    Posted by Greg | September 1, 2010, 10:12 pm
  91. “….Perhaps our new man doesn’t know I am a bit unorthodox-I do not give assignments out to those who raise their hands…

    Posted by Greg | September 1, 2010, 10:22 pm
  92. “Okay, so who will literally ‘kiss a**’ to get this promotion?”

    Posted by Michael | September 2, 2010, 1:07 am
  93. “It’s unanimous, Greg – your idea of having a pink armadillo as our company logo is out!”

    Posted by Michael | September 2, 2010, 1:28 am
  94. “My baby girl is pregnant… any suggestions?”

    Posted by Michael | September 2, 2010, 1:35 am
  95. “As his final initiation, all in favor of Greg streaking naked through the law firm lobby please raise your hands!”

    Posted by Michael | September 2, 2010, 1:47 am
  96. Greg thought to himself… “isn’t this how Hitler started out?”

    Posted by Michael | September 2, 2010, 1:56 am
  97. It’s settled then. Harrison here will be the first field test of our new blow torch vasectomy procedure.

    Posted by keith in Dallas | September 2, 2010, 9:30 am
  98. “Now raise your hand if you won your blinking game, you stone-cold faces, you!

    Posted by Grace Kim | September 2, 2010, 2:48 pm
  99. Lock eyes with the weakest link, then reach for the sky – What you looking at Willis?!

    Posted by Grace Kim | September 2, 2010, 2:54 pm
  100. “Who would touch it for a promotion?”

    Posted by Eric | September 2, 2010, 4:56 pm
  101. All those willing to take a 50% decrease in pay in order to keep your jobs, please raise your hand.

    Posted by DeeAnn S | September 2, 2010, 8:36 pm
  102. Can any of you guess what I’m holding in my hands?

    Posted by DeeAnn S | September 2, 2010, 8:39 pm
  103. Bentley’s stripped tie was such a distraction that Farnsworth totally missed the question.

    Posted by DeeAnn S | September 2, 2010, 8:40 pm
  104. What’s with the face. So you don,t agree.

    Posted by pam | September 2, 2010, 8:41 pm
  105. Who’s an artistic accountant? I want to show profits this year, cash requirement projections next year, capability to repay it next to next.

    Posted by EssPeeBee | September 3, 2010, 2:14 am
  106. Who here, has slept with Doug’s wife?

    Posted by Ken | September 3, 2010, 1:41 pm
  107. Work here long enough Jenkins, and you’ll be a yes-man too!

    Posted by mic | September 3, 2010, 4:38 pm
  108. Who’s ready for their annual drug tests?

    Posted by Ken | September 3, 2010, 4:53 pm
  109. It’s the 4th quarter and we have record losses! Who wants a bonus?

    Posted by Ken | September 3, 2010, 4:56 pm
  110. OK,now how many pencils am I holding?

    Posted by Leo | September 3, 2010, 9:09 pm
  111. So with one exception we agree Perkins here’s life will be sacrificed in an attempt to appease the God’s of finance.

    Posted by Leo | September 3, 2010, 9:19 pm
  112. John later felt foolish not realizing the Boss’s greeting salute from inquisitiveness.

    Posted by Leo | September 3, 2010, 9:25 pm
  113. Who among you deals with underarm perspiration?

    Posted by Ad | September 4, 2010, 1:03 pm
  114. 1-2-3 NOT IT!

    Posted by Elizabeth Sharma | September 5, 2010, 3:40 pm
  115. Okay, that is three votes for ‘Team Edward’!

    Posted by Libby Miller | September 5, 2010, 3:44 pm
  116. Tom’s loyalty ended at “Who’ll drink the cool-aid?”.

    Posted by Kenneth Treacher | September 5, 2010, 9:40 pm
  117. “Who thinks this job really blows? Great, you’re all fired! — except you, Sherman. Who’d of ever thought your mousiness would make a man out of you! Meet the new Director of Marketing!”

    Posted by Joseph Perozzi | September 5, 2010, 10:33 pm
  118. Who wants to play CHEAT?

    Posted by Lucy Schwartz | September 6, 2010, 12:56 am
  119. “Simon says, Raise your hand!”

    Posted by Vicki Dahlstrom | September 6, 2010, 1:38 pm
  120. How many of you love gay CEO’s ??

    Posted by jaclyn perez | September 6, 2010, 5:20 pm
  121. “How many vote Ed to be our next International Space Station sales representative?”

    Posted by Sandy | September 6, 2010, 9:10 pm
  122. “OK, now which hand is the quarter in?”

    Posted by Sandy | September 6, 2010, 9:11 pm
  123. “Congratulations Ed. Looks like you’re the Santa for this years company Christmas party.”

    Posted by Sandy | September 6, 2010, 9:13 pm
  124. “We lawyers have to stick together. Isn’t that right Ed?”

    Posted by Sandy | September 6, 2010, 9:14 pm
  125. “Raise your hand if you’re clean.”

    Posted by Sandy | September 6, 2010, 9:17 pm
  126. Okay who wants Chuckie Cheese?

    Posted by Michael Hodges | September 12, 2010, 8:36 pm
  127. well johnson, your payless internship is up today. Who wants to fire him?

    Posted by Alex G. | September 18, 2010, 5:33 pm

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