A winner has been chosen! Mr. Brian J. Merritt is the Holiday Caption Contest 2004 champion.
Mr. Merritt has no website to link to, so don't bother clicking on the picture. It won't take you anywhere.
It was a pretty tough decision - there were some real contenders. I was quite fond of Warren Brown's:
"After Santa's untimely death, results at the Santa Pig focus group were unexpectadly postive."
And also Glen Carlson's:
"Bill's wife had told him to bring home the bacon this Christmas.The kids were thrilled."
But in the end, I guess I found the concept that those children couldn't think of a better wish than a pig in a Santa suit to be the most alluring.
Seriously - I enjoyed all the captions - and after all, the point of this contest is really to entertain my sick fantasy of watching someone else do my site. Thanks to all submittees!
Just leave your caption as a comment; make sure you leave your name, so I can give you proper credit if you're selected. Also, if you leave your website url, I'll link the image out to it.
Let the submissioning begin!
Hello kids! I just thought I would write up a little something to inform you about the goings-on of this site.
As some of you may have seen, and may have not, I had previously posted regarding the changes to my portfolio section. My old employer had requested I not publicly show client work I did while employed by them, as they could then be in trouble with THEIR clients. However, luckily, I have been given permission to show the self-promotional work I helped on for TMX. So, seeing as it's getting close to Christmas, and they are Holiday Cards, feel free to take a gander:
How to Build a Snowman
Ever wonder how these three-balled behemoths are made? No need to wonder anymore, because TMX has produced a quality film for the amateur snowist!
Reindeer on the Run
Santa's reindeer have bailed out on the sled team, ruining Christmas for everyone. Can you gather them all together before hope dies in every child's heart? C'mon...you don't wanna be the guy who killed, hope, right?
I apologize to anyone who's been kind enough to email me in the past few months - I've been very lax in my replies, and I have recently switched computers (an OS's), so I've lost a lot of email. Please don't view this as me being a pompous jerk; it's really just me being disorganized.
So thanks for still visiting, even though I don't update near as frequently as I or you may like. I still try and get at least two cartoons up every week, so at least I'm offering up something. And who knows - maybe I'll post an entry or two before the year ends!
Recently, my house had a break-in. Luckily, however, the dastardly perpretrators were my wife and I. But even before I stood poised before my door, brick in hand, ready to smash the window, I had been doing some thinking about my problem-solving skills. After the smashing, I couldn't get my mind off the subject.
I'd also considered getting the garage door replaced, and getting one of those space-age "remote controls" that allow you to open the door from the outside. Again - I didn't pursue it. Why not? Because I thought "Why spend the money on it if I could get by for a little longer?"
1 Pack of Immodium AD.
1 Oxygen Tank & scuba regulator.
1 Helmet (for traveling in an assortment of motor vehicles).
1 Athletic Cup (first thing people go for in a fight - the ol' testes).
1 Rawhide Chewtoy (this is in case I ever get attacked by a dog)
1 Box of Aluminum Foil (this has multiple uses - wrapping a freshly-killed deer, makeshift clothing, shaving mirror, and if a piece is held at just the right angle, i assume I could cut through things!)