Caption Contest #1

Photo of a plush chicken and a Dalmatian sitting at a toddler table. The chicken has a toy fried egg sitting on her plate. The dog is looking at the chicken with his mouth open and ears raised. The dog's plate is empty. A toy pot sits on the table with its lid secured. Photo Copyright 2007

This contest has ended. Long live the contest.

Wow! You submitted 84 great captions. To judge them, I sat down with my wife and my parents who happened to be visiting. We independently voted in three elimination rounds to come up with ten captions for Boon to (debate in their office and) choose one winner. Here are those ten.

10) Just think of it as recycling. — Mary

9) "I dare you…..No, I double-dog dare you." — Jenn

8) "Please pass the fava beans," said the chicken as he sipped a nice Chianti. The spotted dog sat in shocked silence. — Kelli

7) "I’m sorry. I’m so very sorry for you… You gonna eat that?" — Carson Park Ranger

6) "Cannibalism! You’ve got to be kidding. Morty hasn’t been able to fertilize an egg in years." —Eric

5) "I ate my baby, now you eat yours." — mod*mom

4) Okay, no more Jonathan Swift for you! — Linda (modest literary honors are granted for this submission)

3) And that’s when Dottie knew her game of Truth or Dare had gone too far. — Beckie Tetrault

2) "Happy Mother’s Day! We made you breakfast." — Linda

1) PBS version of Fear Factor is a hit among the coveted 2- to 5-year-old demographic. — Priscilla

Thanks to everyone who participated! Now go pummel us with your brain power in caption contest #2.

For posterity, the original contest text and all submitted captions can be found below…

Great googly-moogly, a caption contest! Prizes, too!

Submit your caption for the photo above via the comment form below. Be sure to include a valid e-mail address (it won’t be published, but will be used to contact the winner)!

The submission deadline ended Saturday, June 9, 2007.  A winner will be announced soon.

Read the contest rules for the nitty gritty.

Check out the awesome prizes one funny, punny, creative or thoughtful participant will take home in contest #1.

Photo of Boon's Frog Pod.

Boon’s Frog Pod — "No more tub toys lying around your bathroom! The Frog Pod conveniently stores your child’s squirters and floaties: just scoop ‘em up and rinse them off with the detachable scoop, then click the scoop into the wall-mounted frog where the toys can drain and dry. The innovative design also includes froggy fingers that double as hooks and a hidden shelf for shampoo and more! An industry award-winning product that parents and children both love." [Amazon]

Photo of Boon's Bath Goods.

Boon’s Bath Goods — "A collection of fifteen bath appliqués, three balls, and two mini-scrubbies makes bath time a creative and playful experience. These designer toys do not absorb water, reducing mold and mildew. Their contemporary colors and funky forms look great in the modern bath. The mini-scrubbies are designed to fit little hands perfectly. Includes 15 designer bath appliqués, 3 balls and 2 mini-scrubbies. Ages 6 months and up." [Amazon]

Photo of Boon's Flo.

Boon’s Flo — "This innovative faucet cover does more than just protect your child from accidental bumps and the faucet’s hot metal. It also diverts the water into a gentle, cascading waterfall that’s ideal for rinsing hair (or just playing in!). Plus, it works as a bubble bath dispenser, with a special reservoir that releases bubbles at the touch of a button. Great colors, soft materials on the tip, and a contemporary form make this an innovative bath-time must." [Amazon]

That’s right, one lucky winner will really clean up. Thank you to Boon, Inc. for sponsoring the contest!


50 Responses to “Caption Contest #1”

  1. Karen F. says:

    “This should settle the chicken or the egg debate”, said Rudy Rooster as he shoveled another fork full of fried egg into his beak.

    May 9th, 2007 at 4:49 am

  2. kelli says:

    “Please pass the fava beans,” said the chicken as he sipped a nice chianti. The spotted dog sat in shocked silence.

    May 9th, 2007 at 6:19 am

  3. Heather says:

    My BABY! You expect me to eat my baby… I think I’m going to faint.

    May 9th, 2007 at 7:14 am

  4. thordora says:

    You think that’s good! Wait until I show you what’s in the cassorole dish!

    May 9th, 2007 at 7:29 am

  5. Randa @ FreeStuff4Kids says:

    Ok, I was going to enter a caption until I saw the one about the fava beans. Too funny!! ROFL.

    May 9th, 2007 at 7:52 am

  6. judy says:

    Your caption contest kicks our caption contest’s ass!

    May 9th, 2007 at 8:46 am

  7. Carson Park Ranger says:

    I’m sorry. I’m so very sorry for you…
    You gonna eat that?

    May 9th, 2007 at 8:50 am

  8. mod*mom says:

    “i ate my baby, now you eat yours”

    May 9th, 2007 at 10:44 am

  9. brix11 says:

    “It’s chicken. Soylent Yellow is made out of chicken. They’re making our food out of unborn chickens!”

    May 9th, 2007 at 11:38 am

  10. Robert says:

    DO NOT eat that egg…do you know what eggs do to your cholesterol.

    May 9th, 2007 at 3:53 pm

  11. Donna Bowman says:

    “No, calling yourself an ovo-vegetarian does NOT make that okay.”

    May 9th, 2007 at 5:44 pm

  12. Rachel Turner says:

    Randy thought his Hunger Strike would prove to be a brilliant tactic. Little did he know how sinister Lieutenant Ruff could be with his Interrogation Techniques.

    May 10th, 2007 at 7:26 am

  13. shauna says:

    “Ever since the pet food contamination scare of ’07 I never eat anything unless I know exactly where it came from.”

    May 10th, 2007 at 7:44 am

  14. cary says:

    “And I’ll have the hot dog and hush puppies.”

    May 10th, 2007 at 11:02 am

  15. Jenn says:

    I dare you…..No, I double-dog dare you.

    May 10th, 2007 at 4:41 pm

  16. kamala says:

    I prefer mine poached.

    May 10th, 2007 at 6:59 pm

  17. Priscilla says:

    PBS version of Fear Factor is a hit among the coveted 2 to 5 year old demographic

    May 11th, 2007 at 10:58 am

  18. Beckie Tetrault says:

    And that’s when Dottie knew her game of Truth or Dare had gone too far.

    May 12th, 2007 at 5:43 pm

  19. Lisa says:

    Say… isnt that your sister?

    May 13th, 2007 at 10:27 pm

  20. tinybubbles000 says:

    Ms. Chicken experiencing the unfortunate realities of stuffed animal hazing… “Eat it, eat it!!!”

    May 14th, 2007 at 1:03 pm

  21. Linda says:

    – Happy Mother’s Day! We made you breakfast.

    – Hannibal Leghorn having an old friend for dinner.

    – Mmmm. Tastes like chicken.

    – You know the old saying… you are what you eat.

    – And for dessert, Spotted Dick.

    – Okay, no more Johnathan Swift for you!

    May 14th, 2007 at 7:55 pm

  22. Rachel Turner says:

    “First a drive to my eye appointment and now lunch? You shouldn’t have!”

    May 15th, 2007 at 7:32 am

  23. Ponch says:

    “You want breakfast? Go lay your own darn eggs.”

    “Well, it’s still not as gross as licking your own privates.”

    “Don’t laugh. You’re nuggets are in the pot, Neuter-boy.”

    May 17th, 2007 at 6:16 pm

  24. Tam says:

    can we vote?

    I think it’s between kelli, Donna Bowman, and Jenn at this point…

    how fun!

    May 19th, 2007 at 9:26 am

  25. Jessica G. says:

    “Trust me, you ARE a skinny chick! That high-protein diet has worked wonders for you. But cannibalism? Really, this has just gone too far. You don’t need to do this…”

    May 20th, 2007 at 1:43 pm

  26. artsweet says:

    You said you liked funny guys… so I thought I’d share a good yolk with you.

    May 22nd, 2007 at 2:20 pm

  27. don says:

    Revenge is a dish best served sunny side up.

    Sorry no toast, it melted.

    May 22nd, 2007 at 8:06 pm

  28. Naomi Shapiro says:

    That’s why there’s 101 of us and only one of you…

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:19 am

  29. John says:

    Fido’s dark sense of humor meant he typically dined alone.

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:54 pm

  30. theblondeghost says:

    watch your life passing
    before you on a blue plate
    special it is

    May 24th, 2007 at 8:02 pm

  31. Katie says:

    Aww…come on, eat it! It tastes just like chicken!

    May 25th, 2007 at 11:27 am

  32. Orangesimile says:

    All her friends seemed to like eggs. Why on earth didn’t she? They seemed to know something she didn’t, but Chicken wasn’t going to take it anymore.

    May 25th, 2007 at 12:57 pm

  33. Steve says:

    “Come on, Chicken — the mother and child reunion is only a motion away.”

    May 26th, 2007 at 6:15 pm

  34. Shiri says:

    Hey, where’s my hot dog?

    May 28th, 2007 at 11:19 pm

  35. Priscilla says:

    The advertising team for the new Le Crueset Toddlerware didn’t understand what all the fuss was about until they realized some sick puppy had photoshopped their print campaign.

    May 29th, 2007 at 7:09 pm

  36. Karren says:

    “Sorry my mom didn’t know you were allergic……..ummmm………..i’m allergic to peanuts……heh, heh …..” then an uneasy silence fell across the once joyful playdate.

    May 31st, 2007 at 6:14 am

  37. mikelietz says:

    You know, clucks, there are much less severe ways to discipline your kids.

    June 1st, 2007 at 6:11 am

  38. brix11 says:

    “Oh, how embarrassing! I forgot to tell you that it’s a quail egg.”

    June 1st, 2007 at 6:50 am

  39. Lacey says:

    Thank you for inviting me to dinner. Next time, I do the cooking.

    June 1st, 2007 at 8:07 am

  40. Robert says:

    Chicken…”Would you like to explain how you expect me to eat this? Do you really expect me to pick up the fork with my wing?”

    Dog…”Just do what I do and climb on the table and snatch it off the plate when nobody is looking”

    June 1st, 2007 at 9:19 am

  41. Kathleen says:

    Fear Factor….tea-party edition!

    June 1st, 2007 at 12:02 pm

  42. Bobby Fairweather says:

    Man… This is totally clucked up…

    June 1st, 2007 at 3:16 pm

  43. Allison says:

    – Dare I ask what’s in the pot?

    – Hey, I’m just doing my part to reduce, reuse and recycle.

    – Should this come before or after the chicken entree?

    June 1st, 2007 at 5:26 pm

  44. Sarah says:

    No, no, no…I told the waiter I wanted to give you a taste of your own MEDICINE, not your MOTHER’S SIN…geez…

    June 2nd, 2007 at 9:06 am

  45. linda says:

    Yes, just the one egg; I’m feeling a bit peckish tonight.

    June 2nd, 2007 at 6:31 pm

  46. emma says:


    June 3rd, 2007 at 9:43 am

  47. cary says:

    “Waiter! Half of my Paradox Plate is underdone.”

    June 3rd, 2007 at 5:32 pm

  48. Mary says:

    1) Just think of it as recyling.

    2) But we agreed to eat locally produced foods.

    June 4th, 2007 at 8:18 am

  49. sherry says:

    “When Henny entered that high stakes hula-hoop competition she never thought they’d actually make her eat her unborn son if she lost!”

    June 4th, 2007 at 10:44 am

  50. Lacey says:

    Rover was a committed pro-lifer, but sometimes his in your face tactics went too far.

    June 4th, 2007 at 11:18 am