Well done all. Between Web and email entries we amassed around 90 captions (and new ones are still coming in as I write this, days after the deadline has passed.) The wealth of entries yielded a clear winner: Take a bow Leo Wassilie, for "Honey, I thought you said we were going up SHIP Creek." Leo used local geography and an adroit pun to acerbically sum up his disgusted disbelief at the bridge appropriations aftermath. To see the judge's other choices, look in Sunday's paper.
Extra credit goes out to Thomas Pease who submitted 15 entries while laid low with a bellyache- proving that political cartoonists do their best work when they get sick to their stomachs. If Thomas is any indicator, Avian Flu will be the best thing for cartooning since Boss Tweed.
We hope that Leo and the rest of you will go back to the drawing board next Tuesday when we'll post a new cartoon in search of captions.
Note: the deadline for captions to be considered by our discerning judges has been moved up to noon of the Thursday following publication of each new cartoon. Feel that deadline pressure! Captions are still welcome after the deadline, but are ineligible to win. To second-guess the judges or to post other cartooning concerns, click on the "add new comment" button.
Peter Dunlap-Shohl, ADN Cartoonist