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Friday Caption Contest Results: The Devil’s Pool Edition

Monday, February 18th, 2008
By raincoaster

Cast your minds back to last Friday and recall with us, the spine-tingling tale of The Devil’s Pool.

Have you noticed you never see any black people doing this, even though it’s in Tanzania? I have a theory that most tourists are travelling not because they enjoy it, but because their own countries got sick of them and asked them to leave. Perhaps we should point them in the direction of this awesome gene-pool-refining tool.

In any case, after a highly spirited round of captioning in the comments section, the time has come to declare a winner.

The Devil's Pool

gemdiva Says:

3 with apologies to Edward Gorey

1. Daddy, the world’s biggest fool
Took little Andre to the Devil’s Pool
Andre slipped and took a dive
Now he’ll never see the age of five

2. Little Willy told his father
That the edge of the falls would be no bother
Daddy fell to his death down there
Now Willy’s Mummy’s only heir

3. Mr. Brown, a real raving git
Thought the edge was a good place to sit
To the rocks down below Little Timmy fell
Mr. Brown said “so sad, but the picture is swell”!


gemdiva Says:

Two last and final………….

4. Mycroft, a precocious lad
Went to the falls along with dad
He tripped and fell into the creek
Mum rents his room now by the week

5. The family outing went out of whack
When Dad went to the falls with Jack
His last words, it would appear
Were “I can see our house from here”.

Despite some brilliantly amusing competition, gemdiva’s Edward Goreyisms slaughtered the competition (in convoluted, morbidly Victorian ways, of course) and emerged as the winner. We crown gemdiva Queen of the Devil Pool and hereby award her something suitably zany and old-fashioned: The John Fluevog Madly pump!

Truly. Madly. Deeply. Imagine Alan Rickman buying these for you

For extra sizzle, imagine Alan Rickman buying them for you, dressed as an Edward Gorey character (as, indeed, he often is).

Gashleycrumbtinies

PS: Seen the Edward Gorey posthumous take on that classic Star Trek tale, The Trouble With Tribbles?


Monday Teeny Poll

Monday, February 18th, 2008
By Glinda

Hannah Montana in concert

Last week’s poll asking about hand-written thank-you notes seemed to garner a response that was mostly in favor of children doing them.  However, forty-five percent of the respondents acknowledged that getting your six year old to sit and write them was a task that is far from easy.  That being said, some form of thanks is imperative, although I’m thinking that those types of thank-you notes will decrease in popularity.  I didn’t say I agreed with it, I just think that’s how it’s going to go.

So this week we are going to deal with the demand for concert tickets. Hannah Montana tickets, in particular.  If you have a young girl or tween in your life, chances are you know all about Ms. Montana, aka Miley Cyrus. 

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