Friday, August 26, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS!

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS! Hmm… only seventeen caption entries this week, possibly an all-time low. Never know quite what will tickle your funny bone. Here are your Honorable Mentions: Jim Salmen: "Pro Pokemon closed course. Do not attempt."; Lynn A Ewing: "Wombachoo, I pick you!"; Lara Beilby: "This Pokemon is found either singing or studying law books...Or talking to judges in Latin."; Kathrine Ricks Seale: "Famous last moments..."; Scott Lewis: "The Tabmow is most likely found chasing ambulances."; and Alan AJ Irby: "Wombat's CGI motion capture data from the Olympics was hacked. No one knows where it ended up. Meanwhile, the world goes crazy for the secret new Pokemon fans are calling the Green Wombat!"

And this week's winner is acclaimed author and filmmaker (doesn't it feel good to be called that?) Wayne Franklin, his first win this year and second overall! Congratulations, Wayne!

Thanks to all who entered! New pic coming… sometime!

Monday, August 22, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST for August 26 - POKEMON GO EDITION!

CAPTION CONTEST for August 26 - POKEMON GO EDITION! So how would you caption this picture? Comment below! The same pic will show here and on Facebook. I'll repost the pic with my favorite caption on Friday. No prize, just the glory of winning!

Friday, August 12, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS!

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS! Too many funny ones this week -- very hard to narrow down to a handful. Here are your Honorable Mentions: Rick Bivins: "After a wild night with the Irish Women's ping pong team, Wombat realizes that Ping Pong Pox is contagious."; Darren Grabowski: "No athletes were filmed in the making of this video game. Seriously."; Alan AJ Irby: "Andy Serkis' title as the king of CGI motion capture acting remains unthreatened."; two from Scott Lewis: "Motion capture requires motion. Thus, the sedentary Wombat made for a poor CGI experience."; and "Wombat tries to lure out Pokemon by hiding on a green background with strategically placed marshmallows.";  Jim Salmen: "No one told Brad auditions for the Teletubbies ended years ago."; and Kelly Zink: "Thanks to green screen technology, Wombat could sneak up on unsuspecting Zika mosquitoes and capture them in Zikaballs. Gotta catch 'em all!"

And this week's winner is, once again, from Darren Grabowski, his third win this year and twenty-first overall! (One more and you tie Michael Phelps!) Congratulations, Darren!

Thanks to all who entered! New pic coming… sometime!

Monday, August 08, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST for August 12 - OLYMPICS EDITION

CAPTION CONTEST for August 12 - OLYMPICS EDITION, suggested by Tom Wilson! I can't be the only one who think the Olympic venues look like they haven't finished filming the special effects, right? So how would you caption this picture? Comment below! The same pic will show here and on Facebook. I'll repost the pic with my favorite caption on Friday. No prize, just the glory of winning!

Friday, July 29, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS!

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS! It's nice to find that so many of my friends, across the political spectrum, respond to the conventions like I do (a mixture of humor and disgust)! Here are your Honorable Mentions: Alan AJ Irby: "That moment when the only vote you want to cast is for America's Got Talent."; Darren Grabowski: "They said the VD commercials I did would only run in foreign countries!"; Jim Salmen: "Every damn channel."; Patrick Stayton: "Hope and change… the channel, for Pete's sake!"; and Kelly Zink: "After the conventions, he was left with a feeling of impending doom. As he switched off the TV, a chill ran across the back of his neck. The shadowy creature rose from behind the couch..."

And your winning caption this week comes from my VM brother Scott Lewis, his first win this year and seventh overall! Congratulations, Scott!

Thanks to all who entered! New pic coming… sometime!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST for July 30 - SPECIAL POLITICAL CONVENTION EDITION!

CAPTION CONTEST for July 30 - SPECIAL POLITICAL CONVENTION EDITION! I'm taking a risk here, but there needs to be something humorous about this election year. Please keep it CLEAN, and go for FUNNY and CLEVER over mean. (Maybe we'll have two winners, since I don't like either major candidate!) So how would you caption this picture? Comment below! The same pic will show here and on Facebook. I'll repost the pic with my favorite caption on Friday. No prize, just the glory of winning!

Friday, June 10, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS! Tons of great captions kept pouring in this week, but my favorite was one of the first submitted! Here are the Honorable Mentions: Tom Jackson: "I hate to even ask, but does your suit come in Extra Extra Large?"; Joel Bezaire: "You're not the marsupial Gotham deserves, but you're the marsupial Gotham needs right now." (and thank you, Joel, for recognizing that wombats are marsupials, not rodents!); Cory Church: "See, Batman, they'd rather have Wombat than Ben Affleck."; Patrick Stayton: "Sorry, friend, but there's a new sheriff in town - a hero whose primary defense is his toughened rear hide and backwards-facing pouch."; Bill Ferrell: "It's just a prototype, but I'm sure we can sell it to other crime fighters. Now give me Catwoman's number!"; and Bear Deardorff: "Dude, I have done the research. 'Wombatman' is NOT legally an infringement on your trademark. Chill."

And the top caption this week is from perennial winner Darren Grabowski, his second win this year and twentieth overall! Congratulations, Darren!

Thanks to all who entered! New pic coming… sometime!

Monday, June 06, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST for June 10!

CAPTION CONTEST for June 10! How would you caption this picture? Comment below! The same pic will show here and on Facebook. I'll repost the pic with my favorite caption on Friday. No prize, just the glory of winning!

Friday, May 27, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS!

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS! This was another week with incredible response -- 75+ entries! That might be a record… if I kept track of such things. Anyway, lots of funny this week to choose from, which means that many more of you will be disappointed! Yay? So first, your Honorable Mentions: SGT's WEDFan: "The hills are alive... and it's pretty frightening!"; Jay Marsh: "If a baritone sings in the woods and no one is there to hear it, is it still weird?"; Daniel Burke: "All this can be yours if you just bow down and serve me."; Kathrine Ricks Seale: "And with this, Facebook finally revoked Wombat's Caption Contest privileges."; Bear Deardorff: "Wombat self-identifies as an Edelweiss and displays his pride in his new-found identity."; Bret Morris: "A peek into Wombat's head when accepting applause at a VM show."; and of course this one, first submitted by  Lara Beilby and then several others: "The hills are aliiiiive with the sound of Wombaaat!!!"

And the winner this week is my longtime friend from our crazy college days Kathrine Ricks Seale (or is that my crazy friend from our longtime college days?), her first win! Congratulations, Kathy -- and Nertz! :-)

Thanks to all who entered! New pic coming… eventually!

Monday, May 23, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST for MAY 27!

CAPTION CONTEST for MAY 27! Inspiration for these contests can come from anywhere. My friends will now think twice before inviting me to their daughter's junior high musical. So, how would you caption this picture? Comment below! The same pic will show here and on Facebook. I'll repost the pic with my favorite caption on Friday. No prize, just the glory of winning!

Friday, March 18, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS!

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS! I never know what kind of picture will get your funny bones working. I might spend a long time photoshopping myself into some ridiculous situation without much response, but when I just put myself next to a dog and match its expression… wow. So first, your Honorable Mentions: Wayne Franklin: "Wombat tries FaceSwap with surprising results."; SGT's PatchOBlack: "Few realize that one of the classes lawyers must take is in making puppy dog eyes."; my mom Gail Randall: "Wombat officially announces his running mate."; two (yet again) from Scott Stogius Maximus Lewis: "It's time to treat your dogs for protection against fleas, ticks, lawyers, and other blood sucking pests." and "The Wombat and the Hound Dog. Similar Baritone range. Similar intonation issues."; Steven Jones: "Trying to ignore him. Is he still there?"; two from Darren Grabowski: "For just 2 milkbones a day, you can sponsor this lawyer and give him a better life." and "Do you worry about 'who's a good boy!?!'? Call the law office of Brad 'Wombat' Randall, we'll fight to get the recognition you deserve!"; Jay Marsh: "I don't usually look this way. But have you heard this guy sing?"; and Rick Bivins: "Wombat takes a selfie with his new vocal coach."

And the winner this week is my longtime friend from my Colorado days Mike Reid, his very first win! Congratulations, Mike!

Thanks to all who entered! New pic coming… someday!

Monday, March 14, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST for MARCH 18!

CAPTION CONTEST for MARCH 18! It's been a while -- what say we have another caption contest? How would you caption this picture? Comment below! The same pic will show here and on Facebook. I'll repost the pic with my favorite caption on Friday. No prize, just the glory of winning!

Monday, February 29, 2016

It's bound to happen...

"When Frank Underwood needs help running the country, his sisters and their wacky friend move into the White House to lend a hand. John Stamos guest stars."

Friday, February 19, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS!

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS! Lots of great entries, including several with the theme of "having a screw loose" -- which, you will not be surprised to learn, has been medically verified. (Following the surgical rebuilding of my right ankle in 2008, the final x-ray showed one of the screws had not held!) So first, your Honorable Mentions: two (again) from Scott Stogius Maximus Lewis: "The leftover parts after construction were even scarier." and "Much to IKEA's chagrin, Wömmbåt performed as designed."; Fredrik Borgström: "Varning! Om du som killen till höger inte får ner händerna i fickorna, kan det bero på att du har tummen mitt i handen och kanske skall be någon om monteringshjälp." (Note: even after clicking Facebook's "See Translation" link, I'm still not totally sure what this means -- but how could I pass up a caption entry in Swedish this week???); Jay Marsh: "These tools required to construct this tool."; Lisa Lavelle: "Build a Lawyer! (Morals available for an Additional Fee.)"; and Chase Gooding: "Not to scale."

And this week's top caption comes from perennial winner Darren Grabowski, his nineteenth win! Congratulations, Darren!

Thanks to all who entered! New pic coming… someday!

Monday, February 15, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST for FEBRUARY 19!

CAPTION CONTEST for FEBRUARY 19! Time for some IKEA build-it-yourself instructions! So, how would you caption this picture? Comment below! The same pic will show here and on Facebook. I'll repost the pic with my favorite caption on Friday. No prize, just the glory of winning!

Friday, February 05, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS!

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS! I had a tough time choosing just one winner this week -- none of you were funny! (Kidding, kidding…) First, the Honorable Mentions: two from Scott Stogius Maximus Lewis: "With these 3-D glasses, it's almost as if you can SEE the stench." and "In Russia, you no watch movie.... movie watch YOU!"; Alan AJ Irby: "The 21st-century reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000 was confusing for all involved."; Lisa Lavelle: "The Surgeon General's new "Eat Healthy At The Movies" campaign takes terror tactics to a new level."; Ginger Commander Mann: "No, look again! That shirt is white with gold stripes."; Jim Salmen: "A&E's new reality show: Keeping Up with the Wombats, now in 3-D."; Darren Grabowski: "Caption contest? Hollywood really is out of ideas!"; and StupidGuest Tricks' Goofyernmost: "No doubt about it... He looks much better without the 3-D glasses.'"

And the winner is… Jim Salmen, his fourth win! Congratulations, Jim!

Thanks to all who entered! New pic coming… someday!

Monday, February 01, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST for FEBRUARY 5!

CAPTION CONTEST for FEBRUARY 5! As threatened, just because I'm not posting a new pic weekly doesn't mean I've gone away. (Sorry!) So, how would you caption this picture? Comment below! The same pic will show here and on Facebook. I'll repost the pic with my favorite caption on Friday. No prize, just the glory of winning!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Monday, January 04, 2016

Overall Caption Contest Winners!

Darren's run this year wasn't enough to unseat the master. Congratulations, Alan AJ Irby!

2015 Caption Contest results!

Here's the tally for 2015, with your new champion Darren Grabowski! Congrats, Darren, and thanks to all who participated. I'll be back soon with the top overall finishers from the past three years!



Friday, January 01, 2016

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS!

CAPTION CONTEST RESULTS! While you were out partying in the New Year, I was agonizing all night over the final contest results, sorting through the many, many funny entries you all posted this week! (Just kidding – I was asleep before midnight. I’m old and boring.) First, fourteen Honorable Mentions: Larry Lozuk: "One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don't mean... anything."; Woody Woods: "2016 had great promise, Brad had an agent and was determined to become a star. Unfortunately the only openings were for the new Marlboro man and a sequel to Brokeback Mountain. Oh well, back to the courthouse."; Lisa Lavelle: "He rode a Blazing Saddle..."; Bret Morris: "I may look the part, but I still don't know the Baritone to 'Ring of Fire.'"; Jay Marsh: "Wombat oddly looks east while riding north and fails the simple goal of riding off into the sunset."; Alan AJ Irby: "I've got a bad feeling about this... Oh wait! Wrong genre."; two from Scott Stogius Maximus Lewis: "Wombat auditions for 'The Ugly' in the vocal rendition of 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.' He is deemed 'overqualified.'" and "A young child cries in the distance, 'Come back!...' Wombat turns around, and the child says, 'Not you, Wombat -- Shane...."; Tom Jackson: "NOTE: One horse WAS harmed in the making of this photo."; Darren Grabowski: "Yep, superglue on the fingers."; Rick Bivins: "Wombat flunks the 'touch your nose' test."; Kelly Zink: "I don't always ride off into the sunset; but when I do, it's because I am... the most interesting Wombat in the world!"; Lynn A Ewing: "As he rode out of sight, he proclaimed, 'Zuckerberg is not sending you any money!' and poof! he was gone."; and Jim Salmen: "Bob Ross had one last painting in him before he left us. The background was great... the foreground, not so much!'"
                                                                                                                                             
And this (appropriately musical) final winning entry comes from my longtime friend Bear Deardorff, his first win this year and second overall! Congratulations, Bear!

Thanks to all who entered! I’ll be back Monday, but just with a final tally of the standings – who was the top winner in 2015? And who was the top winner over the past three years???