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A Thousand Words for Jan. 20, 2014

Think you can write funny captigo with this phofor Jan. 20? Send yours by noJan 23 we'll be judge.

Think you can write a funny caption to go with this photo for Jan. 20? Send in yours by noon Jan 23, and we'll be the judge. | AP file photo

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Updated: February 21, 2014 6:03AM



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

Jan. 20’s photo features pigs while Jan. 13’s photo featured a man with 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 mailed to: Craig Pedziwiatr — A Thousand Words, SouthtownStar, c/o Sun-Times Media, 350 N. Orleans St., 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654.

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

Entries for Jan. 20’s photo must be received by noon Jan. 23.

Please include your name, hometown and phone number.

Jan. 13’s winner for the photo featuring a man with a mouthful of snakes:

I wish my mother would believe in using a bar of soap like the other mothers do. — Danny Veres, Oak Lawn

Runners-up:

Twenty years after eating a snake egg on a dare, the joke is on him. — Philip Arciero, Orland Park

The members of ZZ Top certainly look scary as they get older. — Tony Ficke, Homer Glen

I keep telling my wife her snake stew doesn’t agree with me anymore. — Linda Smentek, Orland Park

Best of the Rest:

Never mix Mentos with gummy bears and drink soda. — Trent Kolasa, Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community

Yo, waiter, this isn’t the appetizer I ordered. — Carl Stahulak, Crete

“Duck Dynasty” star accidentally mates with his pet reptile and vomits fully grown offspring in a strange birthing ritual. — Aaron Bowland, Chicago

I knew I should have chewed them more. — Carmine Bucci, Tinley Park

They say you are what you eat. — Linda Stahulak, Crete

I told him the snakes have to go, but I didn’t know he’d rather eat them than give them away. I am leaving! — Miriam Zegar, Orland Park

I’ve heard of speaking with a “forked tongue” but this is ridiculous. — Vince Vizza, Evergreen Park

I wonder if his head rattles when he shakes it. — Joseph A. Vaccaro, Tinley Park

That’s a nasty virus he caught from the recent polar vortex. — Toni Yadron, Tinley Park

And for my next trick, I will dangle eight Illinois politicians from my mouth. — Tony Carone, Frankfort

Snakes alive, Mr. Medusa! Have you tried an antacid for your digestive problems? — Evert E. Kooyman, Oak Lawn

I mean it, young man. If you keep telling fibs you are going to grow a giant pimple on your nose. — Art Tragnitz, Markham

I eat my spaghetti the same way. — EJ Oahueke, Worth

The best political poster ever. Simply change the face as needed. — John Stube, Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community

Thisss isss the mossst disssgusssting thing I could think of to do to get my 15 minutesss of fame. — Cheri L. Ahner, Oak Lawn

Just one more for my snakeskin boots. — Richard Jarema, Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community

Now I really know the true meaning of “tongue-tied.” — Debby Edlund, Posen

They’re wrong. Snake doesn’t taste like chicken. — Jean Smith, Midlothian



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