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A Thousand Words for Nov. 11, 2013

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Think you can write a funny caption to go with this photo for Nov. 11? Send in yours by noon Nov. 14, and we'll be the judge. | AP file photo

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Updated: December 12, 2013 6:07AM



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

Nov. 11’s photo features a dog and a heifer while Nov. 4’s photo featured an odd couple.

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 Nov. 11’s photo must be received by noon Nov. 14.

Please include your name, hometown and phone number.

Nov. 4’s winner for the photo featuring a hippo and a tortoise:

What happens when there are too few questions on a computer dating service? — Philip Arciero, Orland Park

Runners-up:

Our kids will be hippoturtomi, err, turppopotlus? — Sandy Fera, Orland Park

Losing the jungle race to the hippo by a nose was better than losing the race to the rabbit by a hare. — Larry Rapsky, Lemont

You’d have more fun in your life if you came out of your shell. — Joseph Redmond, Oak Lawn

Best of the Rest:

I’m going to name our firstborn Hiptur to keep both sides of the family happy. — Nancy Smith-Slee, Palos Heights

Despite your hard outer shell, DNA testing proved that you are my child. — Vince Vizza, Evergreen Park

Here’s how it’s going down, big guy. You tell that stupid rabbit that I’m going to race him and then pretend to put money on him to win. — Evert E. Kooyman, Oak Lawn

Alright, tortoise, I’ll marry you if you convert to mammal. — Mike Shizas, Burbank

Is there a piece of grass in my eye? I don’t know. Is there a piece of hay in my eye? I can’t tell. — Tony Ficke, Homer Glen

Look here, honey. Do you call this a paradise getaway? Our picture has been taken by paparazzi. Can we leave? Yes, honey, now please. OK, dear. We should have stayed at home. Next time ask me. — Willie Lampkin Jr., Oak Forest

Since this HIPAA business started, nobody shares anything with me. I’m feeling a little down. I turtle-ly understand where you’re coming from. All these laws are for the birds. — Linda Stahulak, Crete

Hey, Hippo, what did you find? A fossil, Mr. Tortoise. Bones from a prehistoric well look like a tortoise. Tortoise? Oh my God! Grandpa! — Ron Newquist, South Chicago Heights

Here’s the deal, hippo. I will not tell anyone that you took performance-enhancing drugs if you let me win the race. — Pat Browne, Lemont

We met on Match.com. — Lynne Moleck, Hickory Hills

Are you sure there’s not enough room in there for both of us? — Mike Sutko, Oak Lawn

Of course I love you, but what will our kids look like? — Carl F. Rollberg, Calumet Park

God made us. Let’s count our blessings. We are both ugly but we can still have fun. — Carol Daniels, South Chicago Heights

Just think how our children are going to look. — Richard Jarema, Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community

Not tonight, dear. I have a headache. — Gary Adams, Orland Park

Yeah, I see it too. It looks like it has a thousand legs. — Joseph A. Vaccaro, Tinley Park

Your place or mine? — Joan E. Knudsen, Chicago Ridge

Marge, we have to quit meeting like this. — Art Martinez, Hickory Hills

G’day! — Joanne Bartlett, of Palos Hills, whose children happen to be on vacation in Australia

Come with me and we’ll have a shell of a time. — Jeannine Sabaj, Oak Lawn

When you walked into my life, I only had eyes for you. — Bernadine Wojcicki, Palos Heights

I operate at one speed. Get used to it. — Jerry Centner, Oak Forest

Did you hear the joke about Hippo Marx? No, but did you hear the joke about how they make Turtle Wax? — John Morrissey, Tinley Park

One mammal and one reptile found love. Isn’t love wonderful? — Robert Provenzano, Oak Forest



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