The Voters Have Spoken. Now It’s Time To Vote. Again.

November 25, 2012


Well, having you vote for the finalists in last week’s caption contest seems to have gone well overall.  Certainly made selecting finalists easier for me.  There is, of course, one little thing…



There’s no need to give other folk’s comments a “thumbs down.”  I’m not even sure why WordPress includes that feature, but okay, fine.  You want to be able to communicate via the Roger Ebert scale that you didn’t like a comment.  But some of them seemed a little random.  They weren’t even “booing” captions they didn’t like, people “booed” little “Ha ha! Nice one!” comments.  Even some of my responses to people’s comments.  What’s up with that? “Boooo!  That response to the comment lacked insight and metaphor!  Also, you used the wrong form of ‘its’!  I hate you!  Booo!”

I suspect it was someone having a bad day, and maybe that provided good venting.  So, fine.

Other than that, things went smoothly, I thought.  Anyway, here are the top 4 finalists, you can vote once a day, so tell your friends and get to campaigning!

*The full text wouldn’t fit in the poll line: “In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two equally important muppets.  Investigate-Me-Elmo, and Cookie Monster, who prosecutes the offenders. These are their stories. *Doink Doink* (Michael at Hypothetically Writing)

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26 Comments on “The Voters Have Spoken. Now It’s Time To Vote. Again.”

  1. LizForADay Says:

    You can’t go wrong with a cookie monster outfit. 🙂


  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond Says:

    I hope I was not one of the people who hit a thumbs down–sometimes I do things on the computer and something happens and I do not know how to take it back–obviously I make a lot of long distance calls to my son at college when something happens that I do not understand and he always fixes it (with a sign and I am sure an eye roll or two)


  3. She's a Maineiac Says:

    Great entries, everyone!

    (uh….soooo…..that was me booing all the comments. Either my eyesight is going or my fingers are too arthritic to properly operate my iPad….ok…fine. FINE. I was having a bad day, all right? And it felt good to boo people, DAMN good! I am drunk with power now and I like it!)


  4. Go Jules Go Says:

    Right?! Right?! I really thought, “Aw MAN” when I saw that. And then it made me wonder if I’d lost my sense of humor, because who would do that SERIOUSLY?

    So, um, another thought-provoking round, complete with animal costumes. Well done. (For reals – the entries were great!)


  5. cookie5683 Says:

    Hmmmm, always loved cookies


  6. speaker7 Says:

    I missed all of this. How did that happen? I would think I would have remembered seeing a picture of a guy in a cookie monster suit. And the booing.


  7. renée a. schuls-jacobson Says:

    Anything with a *DOINK DOINK* has my vote. 🙂


  8. Lily Says:

    I’ve seen the thumbs up and down ‘offerings’ but don’t think that I’ve ever used them.

    I guess people like to give their opinions. Christ knows I like to give mine & I don’t know what I’m talking about. You know what they say about opinions.


  9. Elyse Says:

    Wait — didn”t you tell us to use our thumbs? I mean instead of our heads?


  10. Angie Z. Says:

    People thumbs-down comments? They do that? Oh god, please no. Nooooo. And just like that, I’m transported back to 8th grade. I think I’m having heart palpitations. My palms are sweaty. And I’m growing a pimple on my forehead.


  11. Tori Nelson Says:

    I was about to say I love the *Doink*, but it sounded all kinds of wrong.


  12. pegoleg Says:

    Insert unstated-but-understood “Doink” comment that’s even funnier than Tori’s.


  13. Valentine Logar Says:

    I never boo, well except at political speeches only then


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