The winner is a writer who understands the subtle social underpinnings of both
Santa Claus and engineers!
Give it up for dedicated EE Lifer Tim (TFCSD) whose artful
assessment of Daniel Guidera's Christmastime cartoon captured the
honor, dedication and ethics of the engineer's mind:
"Yes, I know who it is. Nobody gets the next release until release
An august panel of judges gathered to consider the scores of
excellent nominations, over a bowl of egg nog, and decided that
Tim's entry put engineers in the driver's seat and brought Santa--who
can get his way any time--down to earth. It was, in the by-then bleary eyes of the judges, the perfect metaphor for marketing or cranky customers.
Tim gets a colorized, signed copy of Guidera's masterpiece with his
caption affixed to it and the thanks of a grateful editor.
Don't forget to "bat over" your captions (you'll get it when you see
it) for January's contest edition
(just how Guidera comes up with
this stuff remains a mystery).
Now a last word on contest protocol
: We will resume voting on
finalists in the January contest
. Various events here at EET have
thrown off the rhythm of the contest postings and voting routine,
and now we're back on it. So, get captioning! January closes in less than two weeks
caption winner: it's kind of magic
Contest: board badminton
Life's Year in Captions