What! The "What's with the unicorn?" didn't make it? That was the only one I found really funny :(
Sheldonistas! It's time to vote!
After well over 1,000 entries, I've narrowed down my favorite 15 captions. But before I pick the final winner, it's time to hear *your* picks! So vote below, and let's see which caption(s) offered up the biggest laugh.
Here's the good news: Sheldon readers are funny, funny people. From the 1,000+ entries, there were a heckuva lot that made me laugh out loud. I was able to narrow down my favorite 50-70...but getting down to these final 15 was really, really hard. So your feedback, below, is especially welcome before I choose the winner -- 'cause there are a lot of good ones in the mix.
A huge thank you to everyone who participated: I hope you guys had as much fun as it seemed. I think we'll do this once a year or so -- lots of people got very excited for it. And I really enjoyed reading through 'em! So thank you again!
Now go vote! We'll keep the tallying open until midnight on the 21st.
|4% (167)||Turns out it's only got one big key.|
|11% (387)||...But on the other hand, he DOES have a wonderfully rich telephone voice.|
|8% (277)||C'mon... you remember Bob, you went to his wedding.|
|3% (133)||Psst. She asked if we have dental. Your call.|
|4% (161)||You didn't mind when he was telecommuting.|
|5% (193)||This is awkward. I can't remember if we dated or not.|
|11% (386)||Don't think rhi-NO - think rhi-YES!|
|1% (53)||Edward's in charge of the charge accounts.|
|1% (55)||He's been Googling "rhinoplasty" all day and making his horrified face.|
|12% (410)||Well it makes sense now, I thought you said: "Ned from accounting was a Wino!"|
|7% (265)||We've seen a 95% decrease in complaints since Bob started.|
|3% (117)||He charged less than the other lawyers.|
|7% (259)||So then I said 'Man, I hate rhinos' ... There's one behind me isn't there?|
|10% (354)||Only types eight words a minute but he's a heck of a stapler|
|5% (186)||"Get my Secretary on the horn?"...I thought you said "Get a Secretary with a horn!"|
@artisticulated: I have a sneaking suspicion that *was* Brad Guigar, under an assumed identity (a stolen secret identity from his strip, perhaps?)
@Tofudisan: I don't know if you wanted to go back and look, but if you click on your own name in a thread, you'll get a list of posts you made. Since you have 7, it shouldn't be too hard ;)
I feel the same way, except that I feel that way about all of them. "Best receptionist ever" and "unicorn" beat all of the presented ones, I think. Would definitely have voted for "best receptionist".
Let me assure you, as a guy who writes humor all that time, that no matter which ones were picked out of the 1,000+ submissions, someone else, if not you, would've been complaining about the same thing. It's the subjective nature of humor.
I'd just ask that you keep the comments polite. Remember that there are real people who submitted those punchlines, 3,000+ people who have voted thus far, and one cartoonist who think they're pretty good. So saying they're "embarrassingly bad" only serves to insult the people who found 'em funny.
I'm not trying to sound school-marmish...I just like to maintain a certain sense of kindness on the Sheldon forums. Thanks!
<serious>You're right, Dave. I shouldn't have implied that I really thought all those captions were embarrassingly bad. They weren't, all of them were okay, and a few of them actually made it all the way up to good.</serious>
<not-so-much>But I still think you could have done better, though. Say, like if you were me. After all, everyone knows that I have the most highly developed sense of humor in the entire universe, of course.</not-so-much>
Didn't realize until just now (a bit too late, of course), that tewha was the guy that posted just before me. Thought it was some kind of acronym, or text abbreviation, or something new-fangled like that. Jeez - I gotta stop posting this late at night.
Hey, Dave. I am one of the top 15 (GLEE!!!). Just making sure I understand - the winner will be one of the top 15, but not necessarily the top vote getter? The votes are basically feedback for you to help you make your decision?
It is definitely a tight race, I think this is too stressful for those who do have entries up, I keep checking it all the time to see the numbers, knowing that this is a guide and not the actual winner, lowers the stress, back to making some fries.