Monday, December 10, 2007

Tink's Toilet Paper and Anonymous Blogrolls on YouTube!

Last week's Caption Challenge produced a three-way tie. Congratulations to...


If you've never happened upon Pickled Beef before, treat yourself to her always-amusing and sometimes-tender musings, often based on the antics of her life with Hoop. She's also a wonderful photographer and hosts the popular Weekly Words Challenge each Tuesday. Tink's blog is a must-read.

Her winning caption is...

"Little did they know, making the toilet paper longer instead of thicker was NOT a great money making scheme."

Congratulations also goes to ...

an Anonymous poster for the following two captions...

"YouTube: The early days."


"All over the blogoshpere, bloggers work hard to update their blogrolls."

An honourable mention goes to...

Francis Baron

His caption was cleverly done to resemble those "Motivation" posters that we often receive in email. He's the #1 Son of his #1 Dad, Frank, who sometimes blogs about him over at Remaindered Random Musings. His caption was..

"Motivation - You think YOUR job sucks?"

All other captions appear below. Check out the blogs and web pages of the clever people who wrote them!

"How did she get her black bit so much bigger than mine?"
~ Reb: She always has a wonderful thought-provoking post over at her blog - Sibu Pegasus Power.

"Nine hundred forty two, nine hundred forty three, God she's so hot... nine hundred forty... Damn it! Not Again! One, two..."
~ Crabby McSlacker: Cranky Fitness is a great blog, and offers pretty much what the title promises. Crabby, along with her new co-blogger Mary post a daily dose of fitness, fun and frivolity, with fun-filled links on Fridays.

"Don't ask me how but I know she's cheating. Nobody can wrap licorice in paper towels that fast."
~ Frank Baron: Yup, Francis' dad. See above for linkage.

"This extra-wide toilet paper will really reduce my wiping time!"
~ John from Grand Haven, MI: I stumbled on John's website Things I Hate/Dig/Don't Get by following his comment link, and thoroughly enjoyed his post about greasy-spoon diners. I'm pretty certain that you will too.

"I wish Bush would stop talking crap. My arm is killing me."
~ madamspud169: Welcome madam, and thanks for participating. You can check out madamspud's very open blogs by following her profile link.

"I'm telling you, it's here somewhere - keep looking!!"
~ The Bag Lady: Blog-pal, fellow Canuck and clever inventor of the CartSmart bag. If you're looking for an original handmade gift, you might just find what you're looking for over at Bag Lady's Blather.

"Hilary helps Howard the Oreo hoarder, hoping he heeds her hideous whining and hands out a heaping hand full of crumbles, helping her effectuate a harmoniously heightened sucrose high."
~ Gary: A generously gifted gamer from a gigantic green grassy getaway.. or my tremendously terrific trivia-pal from Texas.

"This job is really interesting with never a dull moment and lots of room to develop."
~ : There's some excellent photography over at Light and Shadow. Clicking on the "colour archive" link reveals many amazing photos, including several from nearby Ontario settings, such as Rattray Marsh.

"I probably should have measured first, but I'm pretty sure these toilet paper rolls aren't going to fit in the dispensers."
~ liebowitz: You can find her at Apathy Lounge, where she's recently renovated both her virtual and her real life settings.

"Mary kept rolling the super-sized joints for the Weed Party as Tim pondered whether there would be enough to toke -- since two other people did accept the invitation to their party."
~ cardiogirl: Hers is a fun site that appears to focus on fitness but includes a lot of family, fun and everyday observations in her menu.

Thank you to everyone who participated.


the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - great contest, looking forward to the next one! Thanks for the shout-out, too!
Now what on earth were they REALLY doing...?

Hilary said...

Thanks Baggie... but.. I thought YOU knew!

Frank Baron said...

Congrats to all! Especially that fine-looking, intelligent young man in 3rd place. :)

Frank Baron said...

Okay. So I may have a slight reading comprehension issue. It was an honourable mention which, unless I'm mistaken (and I am not!), is practically 3rd place!

Wayne said...

That was a fun and clever contest Hilary. I enjoyed it very much!

Hilary said...

Hi Frank,

Yours was a good one too, and it might have got my vote.. had I been allowed to vote... maybe. :)

Thanks Wayne,

I'm glad you had fun. :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

I hope anonymous reveals him/herself, those were both great captions!

Fun contest, although I find contests are more fun when I win. Could you rig that for me again please?

Reb said...

Very fun contest Hilary! Even if I didn't win - well, I didn't put a lot of thought into my enrty either. Thanks for the kind words about my blog -"thought-provoking" Hmmm, now I have to live up to that!

Anonymous said...

great captions!!! more, please.

Hilary said...


Anonymous pays higer rigging fees.. you'll have to cough up a bit more for your next win. ;) I'm glad you enjoyed it though. :)

Thanks Reb,

Your blog is always great.. and you've already lived up to that. :)

Thanks Twizzle,

Perhaps there will be. :)

Anonymous said...

I loved reading these. My mind was mush. I'll try and do better next time!


Hilary said...


I'll be counting on it! :)

Tink said...

YAY! See, blogging at work DOES pay off. That was so much fun. What a great idea. You should feature those more often.

Hilary said...

Thanks Tink. I may just do more at some point. And congrats again! :)