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50th Pause Ponder and Pun


Yeah, I wish. No this post has nothing to do with a 50 foot woman, I just liked the poster. But it is the 50th edition of Pause Ponder and Pun. Thirteen months ago, on August 5, 2009, I launched PPP because, as I said at the time...

"...lately there's a dearth of caption contests out there. Poor old Joe at Crochety Old Man has been laid up in the hospital and re-hab and been unable to award his Zucchini for what is perhaps the best weekly caption contest on the interwebz. And Chica at Lady Sarcasm awarded her last cherished Kick Ass Captioneer award a week or so ago. And, horror of horrors, the caption kings and awarders of the Twinsey Award, Philip and Douglas - the Dyer Boys - have gotten out of the blogging business altogether!"

Since then, people like ettarose and the Screaming MeMe, who both ran caption contests, stopped blogging. Boy, has the captioning landscape changed in just a year.

So folks, I have you to thank for coming back each week and keeping this little caption contest up and running. You guys are the funniest captionistas on the interwebs, to be sure. My deepest thanks. We now return to our regularly scheduled program...

Now in keeping with today's theme, here's a cheesy pic of 50 Cent and Tyra Banks...


We'll see you Saturday with the 50th anniversary winner!

Comments

00dozo said…
Congrats on your 50th!! And thanks for continuing the caption contests!

Here's mine:

50 Cent lets one rip as he plays his version of "pull my finger" with Tyra.
Don said…
Hell, I'm still thinking about that 50ft. tall woman knowing now that I'm all grown up why all of those cars below her were crashing.
Cruella Collett said…
"Let me see if we can't find a penny behind your ear.. Score! It's 50 cent!"
♥ Vicki ♥ said…
Here's mine...

Wow, 50, that's a pimpin' pimple you got there!
Whitey said…
50 Cent's stock plummets when Tyra pulls a quarter from his ear.
Moooooog35 said…
..and then Tyra pulled off the mask to reveal that 50 Cent has just been Carrot Top all along.
nonamedufus said…
Don: You think she pulled a Britney Spears? Yeah, I guess even granny panties don't come in quadruple XXX size.
Jen said…
I miss Me Me and Joe, though he still blogs occasionally. And Ettarose was awesome. I miss all those guys but I don't miss their caption contests, I suck at them. I do enjoy reading all of the captions but I get writers block and caption envy because my brain just doesn't think that way until after I have left a stupid comment, usually hours after, and it's too late to go back because someone else has said basically the same thing, and it was lame anyway.
LOTGK said…
FOR BOTH PHOTOS:

Damn, she's wearing underwear!
LOTGK said…
FOR THE 50 CENT - TYRA PHOTO:

Mike Tyson sure did a number on your ear.
LOTGK said…
FOR THE 50 FOOT TALL PHOTO:

Lady Gaga's latest costume change.
00dozo said…
Feigning interest in his cute earlobes, Tyra wipes off some of her excessive leg moisturizer from her fingers.
Quirkyloon said…
Oh I miss Joe and MeMe wicked hard! And I miss the others too! And Chelle! I know, she didn't do caption contests, I just miss her wicked humor.

Congrats to you for keeping us on our captioning toes!

And Vicki stole (hee hee) my idea. I was thinking along the lines of a nice pimple to pop. I've never met a pimple I didn't want to pop.

Hey! Maybe that should be my caption.

"I've never met a pimple, I didn't want to pop!"

hee hee
Tgoette said…
Congrats on the 50th PPP, Dufus! And thanks for providing such a fun and safe haven for us captioners to congregate without the fear of being arrested for indecent composure.

Here's mine:

"Aww, you have a tattoo of a kitten behind your ear! That's so gangsta!"
Leeuna said…
Congratulations on your 50th caption contest, Dufe. I think I'll sit this one out because I've drawn a complete blank on the photo. I think it's because of all that Vaseline on Tara's legs. It's blinding.
Leeuna said…
Sorry, I meant Tyra's legs not Tara's.
renalfailure said…
Tyra's failed attempt at the Vulcan Nerve Pinch has some unexpected results. She'll have to throw that couch out now.
CatLadyLarew said…
Happy 50th, Dufus! That's a lot of hangin'! Congratulations!
LOTGK said…
FOR THE 50 CENT - TYRA PHOTO:

Mike Tyson sure did a number on your ear.

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