A Thousand Words for July 8, 2013
July 7, 2013 8:20PM
Think you can write a funny caption to go with this photo for July 8? Send in yours by noon July 11, and we'll be the judge. | AP file photo
Updated: August 9, 2013 6:06AM
A Thousand Words offers SouthtownStar readers the chance to share funny captions for photos.
July 8’s photo features a race while July 1’s photo featured a vehicle in a pool.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “A Thousand Words” in the subject line.
Entries for July 8’s photo must be received by noon July 11.
Please include your name, hometown and phone number.
View the photo gallery for bonus A Thousand Words captions.
July 1’s winner for the photo featuring a vehicle in a pool:
We had so much fun riding the Ducks in Wisconsin Dells that we decided to try it at home. — Debbie Ksiezak, Midlothian
It’s just like coloring Easter eggs. Ten minutes is all it takes. — Sandy Nichols, Tinley Park
I have upgraded my SUV to a Swimming Underwater Vehicle. — Caroline Bueche, Orland Park
OK, OK. But water aside, dude, tight parking job, right? — Karen Heard, Evergreen Park
Best of the Rest:
Honey, you missed the garage again. — John Hiltner, Hickory Hills
Don’t you construction guys listen? I asked you if you carpooled to work, not if you would put your car in the pool at work. — Patrick Kaiser, Oak Forest
Should we remove my mother-in-law before you hoist it out? — Pat Foley, Homer Glen
I‘m in a hurry. No wax. Just a wash, please. — James Nolan, Crete
This is not what I meant when I said car pool. — Pete Nadasky, Orland Park
Lower-level parking. — EJ Oahueke, Worth
I’m pretty sure your neighbors meant that you all might consider taking turns riding together to work on alternate days. — Butch Thomas, Matteson
This isn’t where I parked my car. — Kristina Bacevicius, Tinley Park
In my opinion, the benefits of car pooling are highly overrated. — Dale Sink, Frankfort
I said drive in, not dive in. — Mike Schutz
I just wanted to get my car detailed faster and cheaper. I guess I made a wrong turn. — Althea Soltis, Palos Hills
Chevy Suburban or Submarine? My wife still can’t tell the difference. It’s time for the 50,000-mile fluid flush. — Jim Bielanski, Oak Lawn
I have heard of drunk driving but this is driving in the drink. — Michael Kiley, Crestwood
Somehow my wife just can’t get the concept of a car pool. — Evert E. Kooyman, Oak Lawn
I’ve heard that the mortgage on their house is under water too. — Pat Browne, Lemont
Free car wash, anyone? — Vicki Jones, Homewood
I had to see if this device I bought for breaking windows under water really works. — Bob Moleck, Hickory Hills
It looks like the drive-through pool service you paid for is not going to work out for you. — Larry Rapsky, Lemont
When did Lindsay Lohan start driving a minivan? — Tony Carone, Frankfort
Well, we can’t put a pool in your minivan, but ... — Bill Ehrhart, Evergreen Park
I told you the car came with a warranty not a water guarantee. — Michelle Kolasa, Chicago
I said presoak, not pre-sink. — Robert Kolasa, Chicago
Now that’s what I call a deep-cleaning detail job. — MA Marchi, Alsip
I told you to build the pool where the garage was before we went on vacation. — Edward Hassan, Palos Heights
A high monthly payment, overpriced insurance and $4-per-gallon gasoline has this motorist swimming in “dept.” — Ray Anzelmo, Evergreen Park
And for that price they will throw in a minivan. — Peg Bonomo, Plainfield
Our rates are way better than Chicago. Parking on Saturday and Sunday are free. — Julie Goes, Orland Park
I can’t wait to see how much soap you are going to use. — Lindsay Goes, Orland Park
The police really need to do a better job of cracking down on this new type of van-dalism. — Courtney Goes, Orland Park
Granny bet my brother she knew how David Copperfield does it. Apparently, it really is an illusion. — Bob Goes, Orland Park
Do you know you have a taillight out? — Don Crook, Oak Forest
Is this the $6 wash or the $12 wash? — Ken Dauksas, Oak Forest
So this is what they call car pooling? — Gerald Krawczyk Sr., Burbank
I just took it out for a test dive. — Jill Erdman, New Lenox
I invited my neighbor for a swim, not a car wash. — Bernice Wisniowicz, Orland Park
Even the commercial tells you to not try that stunt at home. — Barbara J. Lis, Oak Lawn
Grandma wanted to take a trip to see the lakefront but took a wrong turn out of the garage. — Nancy C. Smith-Slee, Palos Heights