The E-Mailbag: Let's Vet the Presidential "Caption Contest"...
A dog, a cat, a doctor's labcoat and a clipboard. What more does one need for hilarity to ensue?
In this case, perhaps your caption.
That scene is the setting for a recent "Speed Bump" panel, by the oft-entertaining Dave Coverly -- and it's a fair gag. But this particular strip is ripe for alternate captions, too, so we turned to you, and many readers came through. And the winning entry is:
"Don't worry -- I've been de-clawed. Now turn your head and cough."
Congratulations, "Danny." (Judges' comments: Plays nicely off of both the dog/cat antagonism and the doctorspeak. Plus, the cool tone fits the kitty's understated expression.)
And honorable mention goes to "mdem," for the caption:
"It's nothing serious. They took mine off too."
(Judges' comment: The conspiratorial tone between the housepets is what elevates it.)
Now, speaking of touchy situations and natural antagonism: Your mission is to re-caption this political illustration, by European cartoonist Patrick Chappatte. You've got all four major-party running mates to play off of. So, the floor, and the drawing board, is yours...
| September 4, 2008; 11:00 AM ET
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