Caption Contest 21 Winner!

The winner of Caption Contest 21 is ... Socrates! Not the dead philosopher guy (I assume), but rather the blog poster who goes by the same name. Although it'd be kind of cool if, in keeping with the resurrected Jimi Hendrix from the Mashup this week, the wise old Greek came back just for this. I bet he'd have me draw someone strangling Plato.

But I digress! Socrates has won a custom black and white illustration of whatever he or she likes, which I'll post once it's done for all to see. So keep it clean there, Socrates. Here's that entry done up all pretty-like:


The Honorable Mentions for this week were:

HalLoweEn JacK: I am woman! Hear me ‘SMECK’!
Syzyx: Hung jury? No, I prefer mine battered.
Runt82: Guys, unless your last name is Kirk and you fly in a spaceship, STOP trying to seduce me.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and better luck with the next contest!

As an aside., how would you all feel about opening these contests to a vote, instead of just having me pick the winner? It would take a week longer to find out, but it would be more democratic. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but figured I'd throw it out there and see what you think. I'd probably do something like pick the top five or ten entries, and put them into a poll.

8 Responses to Caption Contest 21 Winner!

  1. DJ says:

    I like the idea of the poll but it would cut the contest down to 2 a month which is both good and bad. It’s good because it makes it so you only have to draw two black and white sketches so you would have more free time to work on other things but its bad cause it would drop my chances of winning drasticly.

    Which would be easier. Drawing 4 sketches in a month or setting up polls?

  2. Jeff Hebert says:

    I’d still be able to do four a month, one each week, it’s just that the decision would take two weeks to arrive at instead of the current one.

    Tuesday1: Launch contest.
    Tuesday2: Announce five finalists, put up a poll. Launch new contest.
    Tuesday3: Poll for first contest closes and winner is announced. Five finalists for contest2 are announced and a poll for contest2 is put up. Launch contest 3.

    And so on. Every Tuesday would have a new contest launching, the previous week’s contest semi-finalists would be put into a poll, and the two-weeks-prior poll would close revealing the winner.

  3. Xstacy says:

    I guess how workable it is might depend on how many people vote. If the only people who bother to vote are the finalists and their close friends, the results could be kind of skewed–I, for instance, have no close friends :P.

    Either way is fine, though.

  4. Danny Beaty says:

    Don’t do anything that takes you away from “HeroMachine 3.0”

  5. Ashton Thomas says:

    Agreed with danny.

    Also, I think Halloween Jack should have won.

  6. HalLoweEn JacK says:

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Asthon!

  7. Jeff Hebert says:

    Jack’s was very good, no doubt.

  8. HalLoweEn JacK says:

    On the topic of poll voting… my only hesitation would be that it would risk becomming more compeitive, especially as ther’es no need to log onto the site or register in any way, meaning that one person could vote from multiple computers or get a bunch of friends to vote (and lets face it, anyone whose been involved in something as innocuous as a round of Scissors, Paper, Rock will know that there are people out there who take any competition WAY too seriously) and this might take the enjoyment out of it for some of the newcommers if they feel they’re up against an entrenched clique.

    I’m in favour of the ‘whatever tickles Jeff’s funny-bone’ approach to the whole thing.

    Maybe you should poll peope for their preferences 😉