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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/10/2009

Caption Contest News: YOU May Already Be a Winner

By Michael Cavna

With the terribly unscientific balloting looking to be completely on the up-and-up (small favors), Comic Riffs can declare a winner in the first official "Write-Better-Gags-Than-Cavna" Caption Contest.


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The Post jurors culled the field to three finalists, and from those (with the balloting ending at midnight Monday), the winning caption -- with 45 percent of the vote -- is:

THE ORIGINAL BEAT GENERATION: "No son of mine is going to art school."

Congratulations, "jessecline." Yours was the winning caption -- and you didn't even have to wage a predawn balloting barrage, haha. You have won the original cartoon art, lettered with your winning caption (or, if you'd prefer, 'Riffs can donate the syndicated strip-art to a charitable cause).

As for the second official "Write-Better-Gags-Than-Cavna" Caption Contest, apparently even I outwrote myself. The consensus from you was that the Pinocchio joke worked best without any supporting dialogue at all. 'Riffs, however, would like to give a shout-out to the entrant who sent along THIS inspired twist:

Now, on to a new round of captionizing. With Valentine's Day around the corner, you're invited to write a caption for this "Warped" cartoon about true puppy love.

Please write your invariably clever captions in the "Comments" field below, or e-mail them to: comicriffs@washpost.com. Godspeed and good luck, o witty Riffians.

By Michael Cavna  | February 10, 2009; 11:00 AM ET
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Comments

yay!

Posted by: jessecline | February 10, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

oh and for a comment on the new one, how about:

"he was just humping my leg to get to her..."

Posted by: jessecline | February 10, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

"So much for my plans for a romantic evening at home..." is unappealing, but perhaps funny.

"Perhaps I should get her fixed. 9 dates in one night is a bit much."

"That reminds me. I should wake up my wife and tell her 'Happy Valentines Day'."

Posted by: Mrhode | February 10, 2009 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Hmmm. My first attempt seems to have disappeared. Trying again:

"So much for my plans for a romantic evening staying in..."

"Maybe I should have her fixed. 9 dates in one night IS a bit much..."

"That reminds me; I should wake my wife up and wish her 'Happy Valentines Day.'"

Posted by: Mrhode | February 10, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Responding to the earlier "which webcomic", I'd love to see Least I Could Do, but I doubt it would see print more than 50% of the time. Rayne is not rated G. But he's funny, and the art is great.

Posted by: MAL9000 | February 10, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

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