Anyway, buoyed by the support of friends and family, and more recently, Alissa, I/we have submitted caption(s) every week since, thus far with no success. BUT we have started to notice a strange trend: Our captions are often funnier than the ones the editors choose. While this does make me lose faith in humanity, it also makes me gain faith in myself. It also makes me want to share my and Alissa's hilarity with the world at large, by which I mean my immediate family and whatever readers Alissa manages to commandeer. Let's get to it.
First up, the contest from September 6th (yeah we're gonna go back a little and catch up to the present.)
The editors' choices:
"In the end, Ed, most of us are carried along by our delusions."
"You always have to be an early adopter."
"You don't have to tell me it's a vanishing breed."
Okay, the third one's pretty good, but the first two? Come on, now.
My rejected caption:
Perhaps as an interlude, we can get into the incongruity theory of humor. But it's 1:30 am on a schoolnight, and you know what means: I have to go brainstorm a caption for the next contest.