As usual, judging the March 2017 cartoon caption competition was much harder than you might expect. And, as usual, the EE Times Elves whinged and whined about having too much to do and too little time to do it all in. Happily, after much gnashing of teeth and rending of garb, the annoying little scamps finally came to a consensus.
The winning entry, by EE Time Community Member TFCSD, was "Say three days for prototyping, programming, and test... We ship on the 15th!"
"Say three days for prototyping, programming, and test... We ship on the 15th!"
And the runners up -- in no particular order (the EE Times Elves aren't very good at "order") -- were as follows:
rxx12345: "The History Channel presents a compelling case that Caesar was in fact killed by a time-traveling hairdresser named Bruce."
RWatkins: "Yield unto Caesar that which is CeasarZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT!"
didymus7: "'Mark this date, folks! March 15th is the day that my hair began to grow back under HV stimulus!' The cell phone survived with only minor scorch marks."
2Torr: "While Farticus gloats over the number of fatalities resulting from his noxious gas emissions, his doctor carefully prepares a cauterizing seal of disapproval."
dt_hayden: "Can you please change the font to Latin Condensed?"
nonickname_#3: "After determining that any circle's circumference divided by its diameter is about 3.14, Zeno's technician becomes incensed when Zeno proclaims March 15 as Pi day."
Recticus began testing his new rectal thermometer on an unsuspecting Caesar. It was the final check before launching his successful device, a product guaranteed to go down in the anals of history, marking the beginning of IDES, I Didn't Expect Surprise!
During the company's latest production of the little-know Shakespearean play "Brutus Frankenstein", Bob insisted on checking his cell phone after every line, unaware that, behind him, the actor playing Dr. Frankenstein had snapped.
The world's first RF meter measured the level of Ridiculous Flatulence in the air, an unfortunate byproduct of consuming too much Caesar salad. This month, Farticus scored a 15 on the logarithmic IDES ( Incapacitating Deathly Excruciating Smell ) scale.
Little-known and dating to the Roman Empire, is the real meaning of Re-Volt, first coined when an itenerant time-traveling technician presented Ceasar a megger without an instruction manual. History was written by the senators who observed and seized power afterwards.
Brutus was furious when the soothsayer revealed that Caesar's randomly selected gladiator tournament bracket would pulverize the one resulting from the algorithm and computer he'd invented specifically for this purpose. His reaction would set technology back thousands of years.
Time-traveling Leonardo failuth to kill Caesar with a stealth microwave transmitter, but maketh from Caesar a new recipe: crusty skin (parmesan cheese), crispy lashes (anchovies), garlic breath, oily wreath of olive leaves, and "mystery" mayo.
LabBrutus had soldered on long enough without recognition and when BigBossus claimed credit for the latest tablet dating app Calliseeum LabBrutus was so incensed he raised an iron fist to Caesar the moment of retribution.