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A Thousand Words for Aug. 5, 2013

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Think you can write a funny caption to go with this photo for Aug. 5? Send in yours by noon Aug. 8, and we'll be the judge. | AP photo

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Updated: September 6, 2013 6:06AM



A Thousand Words offers SouthtownStar readers the chance to share funny captions for photos.

Aug. 5’s photo features a pickup while July 29’s photo featured an elephant.

Think you can write a funny caption? Send in yours, and we’ll be the judge.

Every Monday we’ll run a photo and the best captions from the previous week.

Your submissions can be mailed to: Craig Pedziwiatr — A Thousand Words, SouthtownStar, c/o Sun-Times Media, 350 N. Orleans St., 10 South, Chicago, IL 60654.

Submissions also can be emailed to cpedziwiatr@southtownstar.com with “A Thousand Words” in the subject line.

Entries for Aug. 5’s photo must be received by noon Aug. 8.

Please include your name, hometown and phone number.

Check out the photo gallery for bonus photos and captions.

July 29’s winner for the photo featuring an elephant:

It’s U.S. House Speaker John Boehner warming up for a game of H-O-R-S-E with President Barack Obama. — Christopher Perry, South Holland

Runners-up:

Wow! Dennis Rodman has really come up with an unusual look this time. — Carolyn Langusch, Oak Forest

I’m gonna dunk with my trunk and that ain’t no bunk. — Jerry Adams, Crete

I thought Charles Barkley retired. — Lenore DeAntoni, Crete

Best of the Rest:

Air Elephant would go on to dominate the animal kingdom. — Bill Ehrhart, Evergreen Park

Derrick Rose told me, “It’s a jungle out there.” — Fred Zak, Palos Hills

Watch out! Michael Jordan is coming through with a slam trunk. — Haley Elmer, Tinley Park

Kimba is excited after being named captain of the Olympic basketball team from India. — Jerry Centner, Oak Forest

Who needs Derrick Rose? — Gloria Kuh, Chicago

All right, I made the basket. Now give me my peanuts. — Ted Buchler, Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community

This game is easy. Everyone is afraid to guard me. — John Morrissey, Tinley Park

Stay away. Today is my play day. — Jean-Ann Paluch, Worth

The Chicago Bulls finally sign a player that will work for peanuts. — Ron Jankowski, Palos Heights

I’m bigger and better than Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal ever were. And don’t you forget it. — Susanne Cech, Orland Park

Joakim Noah’s jump shot is no match for my trunk shot. — Joseph Redmond, Oak Lawn

If basketball were more like this, I`d watch it. — Caroline Bueche, Orland Park

The Chicago Bulls have to play a new team in the NBA ... the Elephants. — Suzanne Hurley, Orland Park

LeBron James earns $17 million per year and I get paid in peanuts? Aah, it’s a great life. — Cheri L. Ahner, Oak Lawn

The elephant in the room; whenever talk turns to Derrick Rose. — Laura Barnat, Burbank

After stampeding his competition in the slam dunk contest, Jumbo the Elephant went on to show his skills in the 3-point shooting contest. — Larry Rapsky, Lemont

The Chicago Bulls’ new draft pick is going to stomp the competition. — Mike Shizas, Burbank

OK, LeBron James. Try to block this! — Rimas Bacevicius, Tinley Park

I am now ready to take on the Democrats. — Pat Browne, Lemont

I need to look for a new job. I’m working for peanuts here. — Patricia Cross, Hometown

This Chicago Bulls rookie plays for peanuts. — Nancy Phillips, Orland Park

The elephant was shooting well until the giraffe showed up. — Pat Foley, Homer Glen

I need to improve on these free throws or my next contract will be peanuts. — Ray Anzelmo, Evergreen Park

The Chicago Bulls’ rookie star was placed on injured reserve due to a trunk sprain, but doctors think it is all in his head. — Guy Santillo, Glen Ellyn

I got dunk in my trunk. — Diane Roszak, Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community

He may be a bit slow off the dribble, but he never forgets the plays. — Francis Peabody, Oak Brook

One good thing about the new Chicago Bulls draft pick is that he plays for peanuts. — Tim Orbson, New Lenox

The other jungle animals like playing with him because he’s not a cheetah. — Elle Gatto

No thanks, Coach. I think you should go in there and take a charge. — Sara Nolan, Tinley Park

At least this team never forgets their trunks. — Kate Nolan, Orland Park

If Shaquille O’Neal wasn’t too big for basketball then maybe I can make it. Aw, shucks! If I only had a tutu, I could join the circus. — Evert E. Kooyman, Oak Lawn

If I was just a little faster, I could dominate this game. — Vince Vizza, Evergreen Park

When they said, “He stomped the other team in last night’s game,” they weren’t kidding. The one time he had to participate in a jump ball, he catapulted everyone out of the bleachers when he landed. — Joseph A. Vaccaro, Tinley Park



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