CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #520

Holy crap! 520 weeks doing this means we’ve completed ten full years of this caption contest. I’m lucky to have you guys entering week after week. :slight_smile:

The scores after the last round:

Wayne Doenges	164
Taylor	161
DonRotolo	137
EricH	132
GaryVoshol	130
Jim Wilks	116
rsisk	115
Al Skierkiewicz	107
cgmv123	101
dodar	97
efoote868	72
bardd	48
Pault	37
Littleboy	27
TheCascadeKid	27
jwallace15	26
delsaner	25
Jon Stratis	23
Jay Money 1058	20
Brandon1266	17
Andrew Lawrence	17
Tom Ore	17
rachelholladay	17
Bill_B	16
Don Wright	15
orangemoore	13
Joe G.	12
S.P.A.M.er 17	12
J.Warsoff	11
Navid Shafa	9
tStano	8
mdituri	6
JohnFogarty	5
Karibou	4
Kyle A	4
dubiousSwain	4
Can1s_Major997	4
sarah_storer	3
Jay O'Donnell	3
Jay H 237	2
IndySam	2
George1902	2
The Doctor	2
EricS-Team180	2
Herbblood	2
Invictus3593	2
safiq10	1
Katie_UPS	1
XenoPhobic	1
MetalJacket	1
AndyBare	1
jblay	1
Bryce Paputa	1
JosephC	1
jspatz1	1
Rich Wong	1
m1506m	1
Matthew1998	1
TOTCoach	1
Brad Hanel	1

And as is customary for the end-of-the-year caption contest, it’s a video:

As always, the deadline is nominally Saturday at midnight Eastern. Not as always, I’ll be at Midknight Mayhem this Saturday and you can submit your answer in person!

(Worth noting that I’ll be taking Amtrak to and from, and there’s no reliable Wi-Fi on most of the route home Sunday. So at least my excuse this week is better than usual!)

Go!

JVN wishes his presence had the effect his cutout does.

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Man, Flat Stanley is having a much different effect on the youth than he did 50 years ago.

Just what is the exchange rate between US Motivator and Canadian Motivator?

Great product! Is it dishwasher safe?

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For this Grant spent so many years getting a degree and working internships?

They first tried with Andy Baker, but the kids worked so fast they couldn’t get good video coverage.

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JVN just wishes he was that thin. And light. And effective.

[NPOE: Wow, a whole year gone by already? Time flies.[/NPOE]

If the 2D motivator is starting to wear thin, then consider moving up next to the ultimate upgrade – the full color 3D motivator. So lifelike that students might think it is be real. And it talks, although non FIRST folks might not understand it. Available for only $148 per hour, but truly priceless!!!

In my defense, I haven’t been back in South Carolina for 24 hours yet. :stuck_out_tongue:

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

Honorable mentions go to:

  1. dodar
  2. rsisk
  3. DonRotolo
  4. cgmv123
  5. Wayne Doenges

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the final scores for the tenth (holy crap) year of the caption contest are:

Taylor	171
Wayne Doenges	166
DonRotolo	139
EricH	133
GaryVoshol	133
Jim Wilks	117
rsisk	117
Al Skierkiewicz	108
cgmv123	103
dodar	99
efoote868	77
bardd	48
Pault	37
Littleboy	27
TheCascadeKid	27
jwallace15	26
delsaner	25
Jon Stratis	23
Jay Money 1058	20
Brandon1266	17
Andrew Lawrence	17
Tom Ore	17
rachelholladay	17
Bill_B	16
Don Wright	15
orangemoore	13
Joe G.	12
S.P.A.M.er 17	12
J.Warsoff	11
Navid Shafa	9
tStano	8
mdituri	6
JohnFogarty	5
Karibou	4
Kyle A	4
dubiousSwain	4
Can1s_Major997	4
sarah_storer	3
Jay O'Donnell	3
Jay H 237	2
IndySam	2
George1902	2
The Doctor	2
EricS-Team180	2
Herbblood	2
Invictus3593	2
safiq10	1
Katie_UPS	1
XenoPhobic	1
MetalJacket	1
AndyBare	1
jblay	1
Bryce Paputa	1
JosephC	1
jspatz1	1
Rich Wong	1
m1506m	1
Matthew1998	1
TOTCoach	1
Brad Hanel	1

As usual, some awards are in order:

Year 10 Champion: Mike Taylor (171 points)
Year 10 Runner-Up: Wayne Doenges (166 points)

Most Wins: Mike Taylor (6), followed by Wayne Doenges, Jim Wilks, and Al Skierkiewicz (5 each)
Most Seconds: Wayne Doenges (10), followed by Mike Taylor (6)
The Travis Hoffman Memorial Burn Award Award: Don Rotolo (8), followed by Gary Voshol and Mike Taylor (7 each)

Always the Bridesmaid Award: Pault (37 points without a win)
The Jane Young Mr. Clean Award: Al Skierkiewicz (108 points without a burn award)
Funniest Team: FRC 1676, The Pascack Pi-Oneers (175 points across three entrants)

Perfect 52-Week Entry Streak: Mike Taylor and Wayne Doenges
50+ Entries This Year: Don Rotolo, Eric Hussman, Gary Voshol, Richard Sisk (51), Jim Wilks and cgmv123 (50)

In the meantime: Onward!

Thank you to everyone in the academy. It was a difficult climb, but a rewarding one. Thanks to Bill for giving me the opportunity and Jane for lending her distinguished name to this award. It will go right on the shelf with my Emmy and Big Chief Rain in the Face (hint: I was a Boy Scout leader for many years) awards.