Think you can write a funny caption to go with this photo for Aug. 12? Send in yours by noon Aug. 15, and we'll be the judge. | AP file photo
Updated: September 13, 2013 6:06AM
A Thousand Words offers SouthtownStar readers the chance to share funny captions for photos.
Aug. 12’s photo features divers while Aug. 5’s photo featured a pickup in a tree.
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 Aug. 12’s photo must be received by noon Aug. 15.
Please include your name, hometown and phone number.
Aug. 5’s winner for the photo featuring a pickup:
Wow! I only expected pears to grow on that tree. — Mrs. E. Schuh, Burbank
Rock-a-bye truck, on the treetop. When the wind blows, the truck will go ... — Lisa Love, Oak Lawn
At least I can see my house from this tree-mendous parking spot. — Mike Shizas, Burbank
No, I wasn’t texting. Why do you ask? — Mike Leonard, Palos Heights
Best of the Rest:
So this is where Grandpa parked his truck 50 years ago. The tree grew under it. — Donna J. Sevening, Tinley Park
It’s a detached garage for our tree house. — John Beele, Flossmoor
How did Grandma get down after parking in the trees? — Peter Mark, Tinley Park
Somebody took the words “pickup truck” a little bit too seriously. — John Morrissey, Tinley Park
I keep telling you, Dear, to read the map. Don’t listen to that GPS. You’ve taken another wrong turn. — Vera Massaro, Orland Park
I parked this truck here in the 1960s. Now that I’m older, how do I get it? — Ken Mauge, Tinley Park
Hey, all of you truckers out there. Smokey has a new hideout. He’s up between a couple of trees. — Ed McLoch, Hickory Hills
That was a Chicago pothole I hit last night. — Jim Conn, Bridgeview
Hey! How’s the weather up there, good buddy? — Jerry Centner, Oak Forest
Is this the new attraction since the planters on Michigan Avenue didn’t go over? — Mary Ann O’Neill, Orland Park
Obviously, this is not the best shortcut to the highway. — John Barham, Tinley Park
OK, Dad, I goofed. But you have to admit the view from up here is terrific. — Frank J. Ciezadlo, Crestwood
This GPS stinks. — Richard Jarema, Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community
Heck with flying cars! This tree slingshot will get me over the traffic. — Yvonne Clifford, Orland Park
Next time can’t we just pay to see the outdoor movie? — Karen Powell, Monee
Wait for it. Wait for it. ... Geronimo! — Kevin Weinrich, Orland Park
See the USA in your Chevrolet. Really? — Suzanne Hurley, Orland Park
Be careful where you park. These poplar trees grow really fast around here. — Caroline Bueche, Orland Park
I heard that the new Chevy truck was like riding on air, but this is ridiculous. — Bill Hurley, Orland Park
The GPS said, “Take off-ramp, next right.” The next thing I knew … — Ed Cook, Chicago Heights
Hello. I’d like to order a large sausage pizza for delivery please. — Pat Foley, Homer Glen
I don’t think taking the scenic route was a good idea. — Jim Agnos, Palos Heights
Don’t buy a so-called pickup truck. It means someone picks it up and parks it up a tree in Bark Park. — Carl F. Rollberg, Calumet Park
In order to stay one step ahead of the truckers, the highway patrol is always looking for new ways to catch speeders. — Larry Rapsky, Lemont
See the USA in a Chevrolet. — Cary Millstein, Chicago
So that’s why they are called pickups. — Patricia Cross, Hometown
Recalculating? What do you mean recalculating? — Gene Lode, Tinley Park
Check out the new tree house for the son of Dale Earnhardt Jr. — Courtney Goes, Orland Park
The blue team’s scout has spotted the red team leader in the trucks flag game. — Renn Moniak, Orland Park
Gee, Bob. I think you’ve taken this idea of off-street parking to new heights. — Evert E. Kooyman, Oak Lawn
I got a tree-mendous deal on this pickup, but I don’t think this is what they meant by off-roading. — Joseph A. Vaccaro, Tinley Park