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A Thousand Words for Feb. 17, 2014

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Think you can write a funny caption to go with this photo for Feb. 17? Send in yours by noon Feb. 20, and we'll be the judge. | AP file photo

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Updated: March 18, 2014 6:08AM



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

Feb. 17’s photo features squirrels while Feb. 10’s photo featured crash-test dummies.

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 Feb. 17’s photo must be received by noon Feb. 20.

Please include your name, hometown and phone number.

View the photo gallery for bonus A Thousand Words captions.

Feb. 10’s winner for the photo featuring crash-test dummies:

Grandma is taking us to the Daft Punk concert. We got lucky and scored backstage passes. — Toni Yadron, Tinley Park

Runners-up:

If you two dummies hadn’t crashed the car, I would be taking my driver’s test now. — Ray Anzelmo, Evergreen Park

I dig that crazy outfit that chick is wearing. — Joan Knudsen, Chicago Ridge

These two have absolutely no chance at getting hired for the Blue Man Group, regardless of what they think. — Tom Kelly, Evergreen Park

Best of the Rest:

Mom, are you sure this is the only job you could find for us? — John Morrissey, Tinley Park

When I said yes to going out on a double date, this wasn’t what I had in mind. — Jerry Centner, Oak Forest

We are the Yellow Guys. The next step up is the Blue Man Group. We are a work in progress. — Bernadine Wojcicki, Palos Heights

Gram, you say you have some new friends. Are these them? Wow! — Doris Orvis, Alsip

I hate blind dates with these small-town girls. They are soooo judgmental. — Evert E. Kooyman, Oak Lawn

There’s no way I’m going out for a test drive with these two dummies. I really don’t think they’re planning on driving safely. — Tony Ficke, Homer Glen

When they said it was a model double date, this is not what I had in mind. — Ryan Arciero, Orland Park

I know the economy is bad but the quality of the trainee crash testers just doesn’t cut the mustard. Isn’t she the third trainee you’ve had in the past hour? Yeah, but we won’t have to worry about our jobs being restructured or eliminated. — Marge Barbush, Burbank

Test Dummy No. 1 joined Test Dummy No. 2 to meet his online date from Match.com. — Thomas A. McMahon

Dad, why does Mom get mad when you say I look like you but I have her personality? — Nancy Phillips Arciero, Orland Park

Hey, dummy, do you think she really gave you her correct phone number? — Joe Marshall, Chicago Heights

It’s crunch time. Do we go back to work or go home and crash? — Pat Foley, Homer Glen

I don’t think we should have cheated off her. She is a real dummy. — Randy Roon, Burbank

Dum Dum: “Do you think I have a chance with her?” Dum Dummy: “You betcha!” Lady: “Are these dummies for real? Fat chance! I never liked men in yellow.” — Barbara Moore, Tinley Park

I cant believe they made me sit next to these dummies. Hey, bro, I think she just called you a dummy. — EJ Oahueke, Worth

Are we pathetic or what? Two crash-test dummies getting benched. I say let her drive. — Joseph A. Vaccaro, Tinley Park

I don’t think she’s cut out to be a crash-test dummy. She looks a little green around the gills. — Cheri L. Ahner, Oak Lawn

Now who’s the dummy? — Donna Cole-Scott, Flossmoor

Mom, we will always be twins, but can you stop dressing us alike already? — Rick Krueger, Orland Hills

The job is mine. I can beat these dummies. — Richard Jarema, Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community



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