Seven of the whopping 67 entries got a giggle out of me in my first month as judge, but the winner made me laugh so hard I almost choked.
I counted a whopping 67 entries in the February caption contest. Not bad for a short month with a couple of holidays in it, three if you count Groundhog’s Day.
Competition was stiff. I liked seven entries, but I liked the one from Doug S. the best:
Ever since Dave sequenced the DNA of a kudzu vine and a boa
constrictor, any managers who interfered with his gene splicing work
seemed to mysteriously disappear.
Congrats, Doug S. Please drop me a line with your mailing address and I will ask cartoonist Daniel Guidera to create and mail to you a color version of the art with your caption on it as your prize.
This was my first month judging the results, a job I’d like to share with a team of humor-loving engineers in the future. If you would like to be part of the EE Life Ad Hoc Caption Contest Judging Panel, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will have to recuse yourself from judging your own entry, of course. In exchange for your efforts, you will be made immortal with your name appearing in the flashing digits of stories about the EE Life Caption Contest on thousands of flat-screen displays--and maybe even a few CRTs!
The judging panel may be a short term honor. Eventually I want to poll the entire EE Life community and crowd source the job. But I’ll need a little time to get that project off the launching pad, so until then, let me hear from some volunteers.
Now a shout out to the runners up in the February contestFirst runner up was Bnowak
: "Bob, you misunderstood my request for the company to pursue a Green initiative."Second runner up was seaEE
: "Clyde, I haven't found the resonant frequency of this circuit yet, but I seem to be getting some weird antenna effects. Clyde?"
And here’s a shout out to several honorable mentions who gave me a giggle:Chris.Wyland
: Bob can't join the webex. He's wrapped up in an exit interview.matt.perry
: Jack had warned the bean counters to stay away.NoNIckName_#2
: Bad News: When Richie's LED grow light phase locked at his potted plant's resonant frequency, his Creeping Charlie outgrew his office. Good News: The manager head count seems to be going down.BrainiacV
: Carl calmly demonstrated his new biotechnology to the consternation of the rep from Plantronics.
Now it’s onward to March for even more laughs!Related stories:
January’s caption winner aces it
And December's caption winner is....
EE Life's Year in Captions