Caption Contest #4

Photo of a plush brown monster with a wide open toothy mouth holding a phone receiver to his mouth. The receiver is from a toy rotary phone that has a smiling face.

Submit your caption for the photo above via the comment form below.

The contest ends 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2008. One-week-only.

The Prize:

One person who amuses me the most will win his or her pick of one children’s music CD from among a selection of at least ten. These are never-before-reviewed-on-Thingamababy CDs sent to me by publicists that didn’t meet my stringent fancy, but are still top notch. There’s a wide variety of styles and the winner will take home one that hopefully is right up his family’s alley.

I don’t care where the winner lives. If I can ship the CD via the US Postal Service to your home country, you can play this contest.

Various Rules:

Submit your caption using the comment box on this page. Be sure to include a valid e-mail address (it won’t be published, but
will be used to contact the winner). Enter as often as you like.

I reserve the right to disqualify and delete submitted captions if I consider them inappropriate or if I’m in a particularly foul mood.

After the contest’s conclusion, a winner will be contacted by e-mail asking for his or her physical shipping address and be prompted to select a CD from a provided list. The winner must respond to the e-mail within 48 hours or a new winner may be selected. If your spam filter snags the e-mail (Hotmail users beware, your filter sucks!) or you don’t receive it in time for any reason, sorry, but it’s not my fault the universe hates you. The winner will be announced on Thingamababy within two weeks of the contest’s conclusion.

Have fun!


37 Responses to “Caption Contest #4”

  1. RobMonroe says:

    “Monsters, Inc. Customer Service, how can I help you?”

    October 23rd, 2008 at 5:37 am

  2. RobMonroe says:

    Monster – I can’t hear anything
    Phone – You know I’m fake, right?
    Monster – Then no one will mind if I eat you!

    October 23rd, 2008 at 5:37 am

  3. Ticia says:

    “Hello, yes I need to make an appointment, I think I have some loose teeth.”

    October 23rd, 2008 at 6:06 am

  4. Tim says:

    Ooooh…I love it when you gargle sweet nothings in my handset!

    October 23rd, 2008 at 6:33 am

  5. thordora says:

    Whaddya mean entrails aren’t a pizza topping?

    October 23rd, 2008 at 7:25 am

  6. Stephanie says:

    “Yeah Mom, I married her! She loves me for my brain, not for my bank account. Why can’t you understand that?”

    October 23rd, 2008 at 7:26 am

  7. Judy B says:

    Can someone help me out here?! I’ve got no thumbs, and I really want some sushi delivered!!!

    October 23rd, 2008 at 7:56 am

  8. Allison (CodeCrafter) says:

    Domokun: Hello, 911? There is a HUGE monster chasing me. It crawls really fast and is drooling a lot. I think it wants to eat me!!

    Phone: Don’t look now dude but it’s right behind you and it looks hungry…

    October 23rd, 2008 at 8:17 am

  9. Shannon says:

    “So then I was all ‘RAWR’, and she was all ‘That’s great dear, you still need to take out the trash.”"

    October 23rd, 2008 at 8:58 am

  10. molly says:

    In a very gruff voice…

    Yes, that’s right, a large — half with pepperoni, half with goat’s cheese, artichokes and sun dried tomatoes.

    October 23rd, 2008 at 9:35 am

  11. Pippin says:

    “Look, I HAVE rebooted, and it still isn’t working. What do you mean I’ll have to send it in? I’ve got a BLOG for pete’s sake. People are DEPENDING on me.”

    October 23rd, 2008 at 9:40 am

  12. Kim says:

    *sigh* OK… Can you hear me *NOW*?

    October 23rd, 2008 at 10:47 am

  13. Angelique says:

    Chatterphone: I’m so old-school…I have a CORD!
    Domokun: OMM NOM NOMM!

    October 23rd, 2008 at 10:50 am

  14. Paul says:

    Domo speaking with his agent:
    “What do you mean my royalty check from Target hasn’t come yet? I’m going to Cozumel with Aphrodite-A next week!”

    (Extra points if anyone else catches the obscure Tranzor-Z reset) :)

    October 23rd, 2008 at 11:35 am

  15. Amber says:

    “…no, listen, I’m telling you, I didn’t believe it either. There was this Little Chicken here yelling it to everyone, but he was delic–I mean he was tast–I mean he’s not here anymore. Anyway, I’m standing on a piece of it right now. You guys should probably get out here right away!”

    October 23rd, 2008 at 12:38 pm

  16. Magda says:

    “Hello, Domo-kun Tech Support… In order to fix that problem, we’ll have to eat your computer… Yes, I’ll be right over.”

    October 23rd, 2008 at 1:11 pm

  17. says:

    Operator: “Hello, 911″
    Domokun: “RAOOOOOOOR! Send help quickly”
    Operator: “What’s the matter?”
    Domokun: “RAOOOOOOOR! He was so nice when he was little. Now he’s not little and the kittens… oh, the poor kittens”
    Operator: “Domokun, I thought we discussed this…”
    Domokun: “RAOOOOOOOR! Please, think of the kittens.”

    October 23rd, 2008 at 2:52 pm

  18. Noreen says:

    “Buzz there is a problem in section 314, we need you right now!”

    October 23rd, 2008 at 3:51 pm

  19. Patti says:

    Doctor’s Office: “Yes?”
    Domokun: “Something has gone horribly wrong with the botox.”

    October 23rd, 2008 at 6:25 pm

  20. toyfoto says:


    “Is your refrigerator running? …”

    October 23rd, 2008 at 8:35 pm

  21. Charity says:

    Monster: “Uh, yeah, I’d like to order a peperoni pizza. Could you please deliver that to Barbie’s Dollhouse in about 30 minutes? We’ll be out back, in the hot tub.”

    October 23rd, 2008 at 10:36 pm

  22. Patti says:

    Domokun: “Ralph? Hey, I’m stuck in a box or maybe a motif of some kind. … Um, preschool I think. … Yeah… uh huh. Can you make it snappy? I don’t like the way this phone thing here is eyeing me.”

    Phone: “Braaaiiiinnnns.”

    October 24th, 2008 at 10:05 am

  23. EJ says:

    Nothing…What are you wearing?

    October 24th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

  24. Marketing Mommy says:

    I’m not playing games here. If you don’t offer me a free phone upgrade, I’m going to have to ask to speak with your supervisor.

    October 24th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

  25. barb says:

    …I’m calling from my car phone…

    October 24th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

  26. barb says:

    Hey, I’m calling, FROM a friend of mine…

    October 24th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

  27. barb says:

    …any chance that a, “Sponge Beast” might catch on?

    October 24th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

  28. barb says:

    …Oh, please, don’t hang up again..I always breathe heavy!

    October 24th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

  29. barb says:

    …I refuse to pay my phones roaming charges…

    October 24th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

  30. barb says:

    …is Beauty home?

    October 24th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

  31. barb says:

    Sorry I didn’t call earlier, but my phone was busy!

    October 24th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

  32. Teacher Jen says:

    “Hello, 911? AJ put us in Wilson’s play yard again! We’re gonna get gummed! … and he’s wearing the clown wig!!! … oh no, not the yellow bin!…… “

    October 26th, 2008 at 8:16 am

  33. Sandy says:

    Yeah, Noreen left me for one of those”Frownies”.

    October 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

  34. Paula says:

    Monster: “Dude, I said you could fix me up but this is ridiculous. She keeps looking at me with these creepy eyes.”

    October 27th, 2008 at 6:26 am

  35. Megan says:

    Why yes, I’d LOVE to take a quick survey about my shopping habits.

    October 28th, 2008 at 11:09 am

  36. Robert says:

    “…If the election were held today would you say your are very likely, likely or not at all likely to vote for Barack Obama?…”

    (so that is who is behind all those political calls…)

    October 28th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

  37. Magda says:

    “No, Gonzo, Camilla is not here. Why don’t you try the chicken-locator hotline?”

    October 29th, 2008 at 5:36 am