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A Thousand Words for March 4, 2013

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Think you can write a funny caption to go with this photo for March 4? Send in yours by noon March 7, and we'll be the judge. | AP file photo

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Updated: April 5, 2013 6:06AM



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

March 4’s photo features an ostrich while Feb. 25’s photo featured a woman and some snakes.

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 dropped off at or mailed to: Craig Pedziwiatr — A Thousand Words, SouthtownStar, 18312 S. West Creek Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477.

Submissions also can be faxed to Craig Pedziwiatr — A Thousand Words at (708) 633-5999 or emailed to cpedziwiatr@southtownstar.com with “A Thousand Words” in the subject line.

Entries for March 4’s photo must be received by noon March 7.

Please include your name, hometown and phone number.

Feb. 25’s winner for the snakes photo:

After taking a swim in the Amazon River, basking in the sun is essential. — Nancy Smith-Slee, Palos Heights

Runners-up:

The ancient truth is revealed. Medusa’s hair was actually snake extensions. — Regina Sabadosa, Oak Lawn

Now that’s taking the Year of the Snake a bit too far. — Tom Ksiezak, Midlothian

I just can’t seem to get these Illinois politicians off my back. — James Veltman, Mokena

Best of the Rest:

Upon her death, Medusa’s will specified that her famous hair be donated to Locks of Love. — Bruce Sullivan

I know this is the Year of the Snake but this is going to far. — Dan Oliver, Lansing

I can’t talk right now. I’m tied up. — Elaine Phillips, Flossmoor

Helen decided that the garden club’s new initiation rite, “Be One With Nature,” was too much to snake through. — Evert Kooyman, Oak Lawn

This isn’t what I expected when I asked for a fitting for a snakeskin jacket. — Jack Lavelle, Oak Forest

This fashion model was suddenly stricken with Snakes on Back Disease. — Robert Maro, Homer Glen

Forget about “Snakes on a Plane.” Snakes on my back are worse. — James McKee, Chicago Heights

“Snakes on a Dame.” — Kathy Cantone, Orland Park

“Snakes on a Plain Jane.” — Mike Ouellette, Burbank

I told my husband I wanted a massage for Valentine’s Day. Should I be worried? — Linda O’Dowd, Burbank

The doctor said to take two asp-irin, not the whole bottle. — Pat Foley, Homer Glen

Eve knew better. But she didn’t think the retribution would be so severe. — Paullette Kafk, Glen Ellyn

That’s the most realistic tattoo I’ve ever seen. — Joseph Vaccaro, Tinley Park

Having run out of options, Sally chose to try the highly controversial snake-u-puncture to cure her ills. — Ed Watson, Tinley Park

A customer relaxes as she enjoys a politician massage. — Tony Carone, Frankfort

There’s nothing like a mixed snake massage to relax oneself. — Pat Pemberton, Oak Lawn

Snake massages. Don’t knock it until you tried it. — Jeannine Sabaj, Oak Lawn

Snakes alive! I can think of a better back rub than this. — Arlene Fields, Orland Park

OK, you can stay home from school, Joey. Now get these off of me! — Jim McHale, Evergreen Park



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