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A Thousand Words for Aug. 19, 2013

Think you can write funny captigo with this phofor Aug. 19? Send yours by noAug. 22 we'll be judge.

Think you can write a funny caption to go with this photo for Aug. 19? Send in yours by noon Aug. 22, and we'll be the judge. | AP file photo

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Updated: September 20, 2013 6:06AM



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

Aug. 19’s photo features a walrus while Aug. 12’s photo featured divers.

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. 19’s photo must be received by noon Aug. 22.

Please include your name, hometown and phone number.

Check out the gallery for bonus photos and captions.

Aug. 12’s winner for the photo featuring divers:

That’s the last GPS I’m buying from the Jacques Cousteau Society. — Cheri L. Ahner, Oak Lawn

Runners-up:

A Chicago River bike path has opened for bikers wanting to avoid dangerous downtown traffic. — Pat Foley, Homer Glen

I heard you can bike to Hawaii from here. — Peggy Doyle, Oak Lawn

At the Tour de Lagoon race, judges swim along bikers to make sure steer-roids are not being used. — Larry Rapsky, Lemont

Best of the Rest:

The Tour de France has added an amphibious obstacle to the race this year. — Mike Shizas, Burbank

Welcome to the first transatlantic bicycle race. The finish line is — where else? — in Finland. — Carl F. Rollberg, Calumet Park

This was about the time that Lance Armstrong’s story became a little fishy. — Ray Anzelmo, Evergreen Park

Does this count for two-thirds of a triathlon? — Laura Simpson, Oak Lawn

Hey, Bud! Is that a Schwimm? — Len DeGrado, Lemont

I’m not crazy. I’m the only one smart enough to figure out the way to avoid rush hour traffic. — Willie Lampkin, Oak Forest

Come on! We can beat those sea horses. — Elaine Tracy, Palos Heights

Are you sure that this is the way to earn that yellow shirt? — Vince Vizza, Evergreen Park

You know, this Ironman competition starts with biking on land only. Swimming is second and running is third. — Evert E. Kooyman, Oak Lawn

This triathlon keeps getting harder and harder every year. — Christina Matys, Oak Forest

Come on, Lance Armstrong. Enough is enough! — Fred Zak, Palos Hills

It’s the new Summer Olympic game. I’m trying to get my bike out of the water. — Joshua Wood, Oak Lawn

Wow! The Tour de France expanded their course. — Joan E. Knudsen, Chicago Ridge

The new aquatic leg of the Tour de France was a huge success. — Amanda Ault, Oak Lawn

I’m sure this is the shortest way to China. — Lolita Bardelli, Palos Park

Chief, I spotted the bicycle thief, but you’ll never guess where. — Joseph Redmond, Oak Lawn



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