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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


  • Lisa

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

  • kimbervanry

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

  • http://thatsajennstory.com/ Jennwith2ns

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

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      Absolutely – but I’ll have to then tabulate the cumulative score in a proprietary funniness algorithm to calculate a weighted comedic value….it’s all very scientific given the prize stakes….

      • http://thatsajennstory.com/ Jennwith2ns

        Yes, I can only imagine.

        Meanwhile, I still haven’t thought of anything funny. Lame.

  • http://realjoeknight.wordpress.com/ Joe Knight

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

    • http://thatsajennstory.com/ Jennwith2ns

      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.)

  • http://renewing-your-mind.blogspot.com/ Kelly J Youngblood

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

  • Kim Constantino

    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!

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      @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)…..

  • Esther Buzzell

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

  • http://somewiseguy.com/ ThatGuyKC

    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.

  • http://somewiseguy.com/ ThatGuyKC

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

  • http://undistractedchristian.com/ Tyler Hess

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

  • http://www.adjuvancy.com/wordpress Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A.

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

  • http://www.adjuvancy.com/wordpress Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A.

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

  • Bjhousewriter

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

  • http://www.ramblingbarba.com Ken Hagerman

    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.

  • Jarrett Humphries

    “Dang. This hand’s broken too!”

  • KWoodsMK

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

  • http://www.eileenknowles.com Eileen

    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.

  • Jessica

    And i had to be here this early why?

  • http://www.facebook.com/thetruthshallmakeyoufree Charlotte Cole Collins

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

  • jen_haugland

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/followeric Eric Castillo

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

  • http://www.kellycombs.com/ Kelly Combs

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

  • Fourgolfrs

    Why am I wearing my watch on my right arm?

  • Chris Nickel

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

  • http://www.brianhinkley.com/ Brian Hinkley

    This is not not the first time mom was late.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1832163696 Bill Marshall

    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!