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Posted at 6:00 AM ET, 08/ 7/2008

The Morning Line: Our First Caption Contest

By Michael Cavna

RHYMES WITH ORANGE: Your caption here. Literally. (King Features) Enlarge Comic

We knew this fateful day could come. We've been biding our time -- waiting, waiting patiently for that just-right cartoon for Comic Riffs's first o-ffic-ial Caption Contest. And this, o fellow fans, is it:

Today's "Rhymes With Orange."

Time for you to get as witty, wry or warped as you wanna be. Whether you were weaned on cartoon-caption contests decades ago, or perhaps only know them from The New Yorker's more recently revised back-page, you know how the game is played:

You supply substitute dialogue -- in this case, for what the cartoonist has already provided. We'll read all your submissions and highlight some of our faves in a later post.

Oh, and why did this comic, among so many, get singled out? Our scattershot criteria:
1. An inherently amusing image.
2. A single dialogue balloon makes recaptioning a quickie exercise.
3. The potential to be even funnier is high.

So have at it -- we invite your entries. And though the Comic Riffs expense budget doesn't yet allow for giveaway T-shirts, you can enter for the glory of seeing your name in boldfaced print -- and the greater good of cracking the rest of us up.

Please post your captions in the Comments field.

By Michael Cavna  | August 7, 2008; 6:00 AM ET
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Wellll,,,,, Some who are out of shape should wear Speedos.

Posted by: Apilgrim | August 7, 2008 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Those fisherman are in for a big shock.

Posted by: md | August 7, 2008 8:08 AM | Report abuse

And as soon as young Herman Melville spotted pale Moby skipping across the water he knew he had a title for the novel.

Posted by: Keith | August 7, 2008 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Timmy states the obvious.

Posted by: Jeff Sewell | August 7, 2008 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Dad, what kind of fish are they trolling for?

Posted by: ease99 | August 7, 2008 8:41 AM | Report abuse

See, Daddy? This lake *DOES* have leeches!

Posted by: Bruce Falk | August 7, 2008 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Daddy, what kind of fish is that lure for?

Posted by: sunnydaze | August 7, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Look, Daddy... There's a full moon over the lake tonight!

Posted by: Bernard Shaw | August 7, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Dad, what's he pointing to?

Posted by: John B | August 7, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

See! I'm not the only one who thinks its cold out here!

Posted by: Arlington | August 7, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Signs that you should start worrying about your child...

Posted by: Quizzigal | August 7, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Gary Larson weeps.

Posted by: M Street | August 7, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Daddy! That eel ate that man's bathing suit!

Posted by: Rhymes with Purple | August 7, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Go, Speed Racer! Go, Speed Racer!

Posted by: Quizzigal | August 7, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Daddy, why is that man wearing black socks?

Posted by: RS | August 7, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

That's a silly way to carry a life preserver.

Posted by: f2 | August 7, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Look Daddy, Mr. Jones is showing off his shortcomings again!

Posted by: Jan C | August 7, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

middle-aged white men are a pain in the *$!

Posted by: MSchafer | August 7, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Daddy... that man is signaling he wants to go faster, but he's not using his thumb.

Posted by: J. Baretta | August 7, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

See I told you Pete's dad was cooler than you.

Posted by: Jesse Cline | August 7, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

THAT'S why the cabin was so cheap

Posted by: FTI | August 7, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I didn't know Grandpa was coming to the lake too.

Posted by: eyeballpupil | August 7, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

"This time he's using his HANDS!"

Posted by: Hankster | August 7, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

**not a caption**

Hankster definitely has the best so far...

Posted by: J C | August 8, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

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