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The $5.37 “Caption This” Contest: Vol. 1

In the spirit of other popular Friday features here on The Daily ReTORt – such as Wedded Blissters, Conversations With Cleverbot and On the Psychiatric Couch – we’re launching a new feature titled The $5.37 “Caption This” Contest.

The idea is simple.

  • On Fridays I’ll post some kind of amusing, ironic or ambiguous photo that you’re then invited to develop a caption for in the comment section below.
  • Captions will be accepted until the following Friday image is posted, at which time I’ll announce the previous week’s winner.
  • The creator of the funniest, caption will receive an Amazon e-gift card for the princely sum of  $5.37.

Why such a randomly specific amount you ask???

I allowed my 8-year old the option of setting the prize amount – up to $10.00 – and $5.37 was the number she chose (go figure).

Here’s this week’s caption image:

Photo Credit – Creative Commons: weddingssc12


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  1. “Exactly 15.2 minutes until I can ditch the tie & hit the juice box!”

  2. kimbervanry says:

    “This marriage is over in 5…4…3…2…”

  3. (Can you enter multiple times? No, I don’t even have one entry yet–I’m just curious.)

  4. “In about two minutes I break the wrist of the groom for not catching me at last nights rehearsal.”

    • Totally. My not-quite-two-year-old nephew RAN down the aisle and spiked the ring-pillow on the platform during our wedding in March. It could completely have happened. (As it was, it was just really hilarious and adorable.)

  5. “I just got this watch as a present today for being in this wedding, and I don’t even know how it works!”

  6. Kim Constantino says:

    What’s going on?? I thought I set the smoke alarms to go off at 2:05?? Oh man, that means falling off that ladder wasn’t even worth it, AND now I gotta stand through this whole wedding!

    • @wife, good one – unfortunately you are ineligible to win this “major award” given the resultant scandal and uproar that might ensue across the blogosphere.

      The first-round NBA draft pick “fix” debacle to New Orleans would pale in comparison to the outrage (I’m guessing)…..

  7. Esther Buzzell says:

    I wonder how long it will be until my cast comes off… hey does this thing measure weeks?

  8. How long IS this wedding? I’ve gotta get to the reception and throw back some sparkling cider w/ the flower girl. Hopefully I can get her to sign my cast.

  9. Also, it’s worth noting this kid is on the wrong side of the altar.

  10. How long until I’m old enough to ask out these brides maids?

  11. I have to wait with these two just to collect $5.37? Oh, maybe I mis-heard and it’s 5:37 now!

  12. Obviously, mom is not going to be happy with this photographer! Who cuts off heads?

  13. Bjhousewriter says:

    I like this idea. It helps me with doing titles or captions.

  14. It’s bad enough no one thought to fish my cast and arm through the jacket sleeve but when they put my watch on my right arm why couldn’t they at least turn it right side up.

  15. Jarrett Humphries says:

    “Dang. This hand’s broken too!”

  16. KWoodsMK says:

    Dude…I’m totally missing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for this?? Uncle Joe and (Aunt) Jodie owe me BIG time for this one!

  17. At exactly this time yesterday, I was falling out of a tree and breaking my arm. That was fun compared to the pain I’m enduring now.

  18. Jessica says:

    And i had to be here this early why?

  19. “What time did they say we were gonna have dinner?”

  20. jen_haugland says:

    Where’s the bride? X-Box 360 with Nate and Lucas in T minus 24 minutes and 31 seconds and I refuse to be late!

  21. “Geez, the bride is already a whole 5 minutes and 37 seconds late!”

  22. “First she twists my wrist until I agree to marry her, and now she’s late! Dames! Who can understand ‘em?”

  23. Fourgolfrs says:

    Why am I wearing my watch on my right arm?

  24. Chris Nickel says:

    I hate this crummy watch. Why won’t my parents get me a cell phone that I can tell time with?

  25. This is not not the first time mom was late.

  26. Honey… you convinced me that the Ben Gay in my bra this morning was a fluke, but I SERIOUSLY think your father objects to this wedding!

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