Think you can write a funny caption to go with this photo for Dec. 16? Send in yours by noon Dec. 19, and we'll be the judge. | File photo
Updated: January 17, 2014 6:05AM
A Thousand Words offers SouthtownStar readers the chance to share funny captions for photos.
Dec. 16’s photo features a shark while Dec. 9’s photo featured a groundhog, skunk and raccoon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “A Thousand Words” in the subject line.
Entries for Dec. 16’s photo must be received by noon Dec. 19.
Please include your name, hometown and phone number.
Dec. 9’s winner for the photo featuring critters:
Hey, you in the mask and you the smelly one, get away from my antipasto. Stealing my food, huh? That’s it. Six more weeks of winter. — Joseph A. Vaccaro, Tinley Park
I’m just a groundhog. They are the real hogs. — Richard Jarema, Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community
You’re lucky. You can eat all you want. Those vertical stripes really do make you look slim. — Joan Knudsen, Chicago Ridge
Hey, Cloudy, you gotta see this. Bandit and Stinky are stealing the cake with the Ex-Lax in it. — Richard Rahn, Evergreen Park
Best of the Rest:
As he locked himself in his room, the groundhog said, “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.” — Mike Shizas, Burbank
Let’s keep eating his garden, Stinky. That stupid groundhog will not see us. He’s too busy looking for a weather vane. — Evert E. Kooyman, Oak Lawn
Cloudy attempts a trial run of what will be served for the Groundhog Day celebratory meal on his friends Phil Connors and Needlenose Ned. — Vince Vizza, Evergreen Park
There goes the neighborhood. — Art Tragnitz, Markham
He won’t dare come out now. I have my tail up. I’ll get him with my distinctive spray. You can keep eating. Don’t give me any tomatoes. Pass me the greens please. — Miriam Zegar, Orland Park
Don’t believe them. They’re not groundhogs in disguise. — Mike Sutko, Oak Lawn
Rocky lets Phil know they have an uninvited guest. Lunch smells pretty bad, but it still tastes just like chicken. — Nancy Smith-Slee, Palos Heights
What are you guys doing here? You’re usually in my back yard and in my garage. — John Morrissey, Tinley Park
From one critter to another, he who snoozes loses. — Penny Manus, Frankfort
Here is a holiday tray that everyone loves. — Jerry Centner, Oak Forest
Hallmark will come up with a name for this holiday. Perhaps Critter’s Day? — Eugene Sabaj, Oak Lawn
What happens when a skunk sees his shadow? Six more weeks of stench. — Staff submission