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April 2015 Cartoon Caption Contest: The Mighty Hamster

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4/2/2015 00:00 AM EDT
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dadeus
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dadeus   5/28/2015 2:27:27 PM
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Who want's to take a chance with gout anyway?

Remember, in Fight Club, the baggage handler says they need to use the indefinitive article.  It is "a" item, not "your" item. Maybe the French don't want you to think they are talking about "your" son's gout, but "A" son's gout.

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Max The Magnificent   5/27/2015 10:34:09 AM
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@David: "You can please some of the people all of the time, or all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time."

They also say "You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose" Not that this is in any way related -- sorry -- LOL

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David Ashton   5/26/2015 6:11:22 PM
@Betajet...thanks for that bit of pedantry gem of information.  My dad used to use your way, "Chacun a son goût", but on my trips to France I heard more often, and once even got corrected to, "À chacun son goût".  Although one french friend did say you could use either.  Chacun a son goût, I suppose :-)

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betajet   5/26/2015 11:48:39 AM
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I'll add this bit of pedantry to our aphorism chowder.

David's phrase "À chacun son goût" has several versions.  I always write it as  "Chacun a son goût" (no accent over 'a') which means "Each has his or her taste" versus "Chacun à son goût" (accent grave over the 'a') which means "Each according to his or her taste".  I've read that the French prefer 'a' to 'à'.

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dt_hayden   5/26/2015 10:00:35 AM
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Agree.  It's not about the destination, it's about the journey.  I like reading all the entries.

dadeus
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dadeus   5/26/2015 7:28:33 AM
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In general, we should all stand by our decisions. I wouldn't have it any other way. It is, after all, just a caption contest and I am sure you all have a lot more important decsions to make in a day than just that. It is fun so let's all keep it rolling.

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Everyone to his own taste
David Ashton   5/25/2015 7:06:42 PM
How do they say..."You can please some of the people all of the time, or all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time."

I often wonder about the sense of humour of the judges too, but I've won or got mentioned a couple of times, so I can't complain.  "One man's meat is another man's poison"....  "À chacun son goût"...  Everyone can't win.  We're lucky to have such a great artist and a caption competition to break the monotony.  It's always fun, both entering and reading.   Keep it up.

 

 

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betajet   5/25/2015 1:01:50 PM
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Susan wrote: It is a funny caption. We stand by our choice.

:-) As a general cartoon selection policy, if you're able to stand instead of ROFLOL you may want to keep looking :-)

Personally, I was amused (though not ROFLOL) by the winner but I would have preferred a direct reference to The Mighty Hamster.

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Susan Rambo   5/25/2015 12:27:53 PM
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It is a funny caption. We stand by our choice. And true -- you are right, there are other very funny captions that would probably look better on a t-shirt and that fit the rodent theme much better. (Rick Hille was as surprised to win as you were to see his caption. He was just having fun writing a goofy caption.)

Thanks so much for participating in our contest. Don't worry. The elves are not getting too crazy. A few of them are wilder and goofier than others, so we'll have an engineer select the winner from the favorites of the wild elf(ves) and the conservative elf(ves) and hopefully find the perfect t-shirt caption. (And one we can keep up on our website for month without cringing. Really...those two points are also part of the rules.)

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Kungfu   5/12/2015 12:03:53 PM
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An aweful choice of a winner. I did not laugh. Stop trying to be politically correct. There were funny entries.

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