Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chair contest winner

Man, you guys are great. Or sick, I really can't tell the difference any more. With each entry I'd say "There's the winner! No, there!" Those chairs and their magic eye seminars, their anticipation of strippers, their drinking problems. So sad.

It's not easy, but... (drum roll)... the winner is:


"These chairs are still here," the weary undertaker wispered to his wife. "Don't they know the visitation was from 7 to 9 p.m.? If they don't leave soon I'm going to have to turn out the lights."

Thank you, randilee!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fun Sara!

Sara said...

Glad you liked it, Tessie!

~~Silk said...

I had to think about it a bit, but yeah, I do have to register a bit of annoyance. (I should say up front that I didn't submit an entry.)

I agree that the winner was the best (it was pretty close to what I was thinking, so of course it was the best!), but of the 90-some submissions, this was one of the very few that didn't follow the directions --- by not simply filling in the blank, but by inserting the word "still" in the given phrase.

If others had known that wasn't a rule, that it wouldn't disqualify them, perhaps you'd have gotten a lot more, perhaps even better, submissions.

Sorry, but I don't like seeing people who follow directions penalized.

Sara said...

Fair enough, ~~Silk. I noticed the same thing, but decided it was funny enough to bend the rules.

I'll be clearer next time I do a contest that it's just me being silly, and that people should feel free to do what they need to do to make their jokes.

Anonymous said...

HA! That's awesome.

Sara said...

On further reflection: the entry should've been worded "The chairs are here, still," etc, then we'd all be happy. Ah well.

Anonymous said...

And an h in "wispered."

Gamzulatov said...

Oh no we would not all be happy. I am just a generally unhappy and disgruntled chair photograph commentator. I have left comments and entered chair caption contest on over 40 different blogs, wikis, and forums. I have written letters to editors and called in to radio talk shows across the nation.

The comments I make about chairs and chair photographs are funny. Not just a little funny either. Someone once compared me to the late Soupy Sales. I say funny things all the time but mostly concerning chairs and chair photography.

I follow all of the rules. All Of them! But have I ever won a contest! I have never even received a pat on the back (virtual of course). No "atta boy" or "way to go"

Oh no we would not all be happy. Some of us won't rest until our chair commentary receives the recognition it deserves.

You haven't heard the last of me. I'm just lurking waiting for my next opportunity for a chair related commentary. As "Screech" said in that episode of Saved By The Bell when he was imitating The Terminator "I'll Be Back"

Moongrl722 said...

Congrats Randilee!

thompson-marodi funeral home said...

Thanks, Sara! That was fun... I'm sorry if I bent the rules a bit and forgot the letter h in whispered. I didn't mean to upset anyone. I enjoy your blog and I try to read it everyday.

laura said...

Gamzulatov: Soupy Sales is alive and well!

Anonymous said...

Well, I also submitted a caption and I have to admit..... randilee's was better. Congrats!

Gamzulatov said...

You seem to have a vested interest in perpetuating that myth "laura".

If that is your real name.

I won't get into a debate with you about whether the man is dead in body.

But we all know the kind of madcap comedy that he made famous is long gone from our American Landscape.

You know what has not dissappeared from the American landscape?

My EXTREME anger at losing another chair themed captioning contest.

Curse you "It's Lovely I'll Take It!"

(The Soupy Sales of Modern Chair Themed Web Based Commentary Humor)

Anonymous said...

I'm confused...there's no casket and nothing to indicate that it is a funeral or even a funeral home (rolled posters on the floor?) the picture and the comment do not relate at all making it not funny...

Mallory said...

Gamzulatov: atta boy.


Anonymous said...

Gamzulatov: way to go!