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A Thousand Words: The Winners

Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens. AP Photo by Gerald Herbert

Earlier this week, we asked Fixistas for their best captions to the photo above of Sen. Ted Stevens (R) who, on his 85th birthday Wednesday (Stevens' birthday was Tuesday, not Wednesday. We stand corrected.) officially conceded his re-election race to Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich (D).

We had more than 100 entries to our "a picture is worth a thousand words" competition, and there were a number that caused the old Fix to chuckle out loud. (That could have something to do with the fact that we are currently wacky on cough medicine as well.)

Our favorite came from Bondosan who realized that brevity is the soul of wit with this caption: "Baked Alaska." GENIUS!

The others who made the finals are below. Thanks to everyone who participated!

"I can see the federal prison from my kitchen window."
Posted by: tobetv

"Son of a Begich."
Posted by: Jindal2012

"All together everyone!! happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you..."
Posted by: formerlylove

"My career isn't going down in a truck. It's going down in a series of tubes!"
Posted by: chicobangs

Posted by: RookNYC

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 20, 2008; 4:00 PM ET
Categories:  1,000 Words  
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What is with that hand at the bottom of his tie? "I'll catch your drool as always"?

Baked Alaska is great.

Love your columns.

Posted by: brinny | November 21, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

The "down the tubes" joke is way too obvious.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 20, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, Chris:

Do I get a T-shirt?

Posted by: Bondosan | November 20, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

All along, my favorite has been formerlylove's entry:

"All together everyone!! happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you..."

Posted by: dognabbit | November 20, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

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