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Friday Caption Contest Results: Superhero Edition

Monday, April 14th, 2008
By raincoaster

It is time to crown our champion (“tiara” our champion? I was always partial to WonderWoman) for last week’s Friday Caption Contest. It was a heated bout which brought out the best in our contestants, as you can see from the entries.

But there can be only one.

Beach Capes or superhero costumes? I mean, who wears a beach cape?

gamma Says:

An unexpected complication developed when
the Justice League discovered the Fountain of Youth.

Congratulations and blue Kryptonite to gamma, to whom we hypothetically present the honorary imaginary supershoes, the astro-fabulously creative Winnie mystery wedge boots:

Winnie is a winner


Baby Shoes, Giant Steps

Monday, April 14th, 2008
By raincoaster

Working as I do for the Manolo I am perhaps hypersensitized to the semiotic power of the shoe (and I may or may not be PMSing additionally but that is neither here nor there and nothing a little Merlot won’t put right) and yet I defy anyone to view the Guardian’s slideshow of magical realist Isabel Allende‘s mementos and remain stonefaced when they see these.

Isabel Allende, Paul’s Shoes

“My son is my soul. These were his first shoes. I have a splendid relationship with my daughter-in-law and we work together in the foundation. Today there are 27 million slaves in the world, mostly women and girls. I know for the rest of my life that this is going to be my mission and my struggle”

If that doesn’t get you, A) see your doctor and B) click on to see the next image… (more…)

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