Think you can write a funny caption to go with this photo for Oct. 7? Send in yours by noon Oct. 10, and we'll be the judge. | ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images
Updated: November 8, 2013 6:03AM
A Thousand Words offers SouthtownStar readers the chance to share funny captions for photos.
Oct. 7’s photo features a couple while Sept. 30’s photo featured tigers with gifts.
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 email@example.com with “A Thousand Words” in the subject line.
Entries for Oct. 7’s photo must be received by noon Oct. 10.
Please include your name, hometown and phone number.
Sept. 30’s winner for the photo featuring tigers with gifts:
Two tigers were caught by a security camera stealing Christmas presents from their neighbors the zebras. — Cosmo Arciero, Orland Park
These scratch-and-sniff presents are great. This one smells like antelope. — EJ Oahueke, Worth
I told Siegfried and you told Roy to quit wrapping our birthday gifts in fancy paper because they’re too hard to open. — John Morrissey, Tinley Park
Hey, Harry, don’t bother. I can smell it already. That darn elephant regifted his box of peanuts again. — Sandy DeGrado, Lemont
Best of the Rest:
If I jump through a few hoops, do a couple handstands and growl every now and then, bingo, nothing but presents! Oh, look! It’s just what I wanted. It’s the cat’s meow. — Larry Rapsky, Lemont
Which one of us ate Santa? — Richard Jarema, Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community
Wow! What’s in these presents? No one ever bought me anything but steaks. I don’t know but I’m going to find out. Will you tell me once you get it open? I don’t trust the colorful one. It looks like my ex’s dress. — LaTanja Castile, Justice
They ran off like a bunch of scaredy-cats. They never run away like that when they visit our house. — Pat Foley, Homer Glen
Raw meat! Aw, you shouldn’t have. I wasn’t sure what to get you. There’s a gift receipt in there. You will not hurt my feelings if you bring it back. — Tony Carone, Frankfort
Dear, your father sent you a gift. Supposedly it’s in one of these boxes. I’ll believe it when I see it. — Willie Lampkin, Oak Forest
I may be small but I pack a heck of a punch so don’t even go there. — Tracey Lemmons, Tinley Park
Can you c’mon already? Find out what’s inside and let’s get outta here. At least leave the blue presents for the kid. — Tony Ficke, Homer Glen
Some birthday! I don’t smell hamburgers in any of these. — Patricia Cross, Hometown
I hope these gifts taste as good as the guy who brought them. Personally, I’d prefer a zebra or a nice juicy meerkat. — Joseph A. Vaccaro, Tinley Park
All I can say is it was sure one heck of a big Pez dispenser he lost. — Evert E. Kooyman, Oak Lawn
Rip fast. We need to open all the presents before the zookeeper sends us back to the zoo. We heard there is meat in the red box. — Harry Phillips, Orland Park
I told you there was something in here that we needed to keep. You never listen to me. — Jerry Centner, Oak Forest
Quick, Tony. Grab the box with the Frosted Flakes. They want to put you in some tank. — Joan E. Knudsen, Chicago Ridge