Caption Contest 95: Buried Alive!

With hearty thanks once again to Glenn3's "Say What? Pictures", your challenge this week is to come up with the best replacement dialog for this comics panel:

The presence of the headline and narration box adds a little wrinkle to this one. Is the other fellow yelling words of encouragement? Mockery? Vengeful triumph? Only you can decide!

The best entry (as judged by yours truly) wins the author's choice of either any item they like or any portrait to be included in HeroMachine 3′s final release, or a custom black and white “Sketch of the Day” style illustration (you pick the subject, I draw it however I like).

All entries must be left as a comment (or comments) to this post. Keep ‘em clean (appropriate for a late-night broadcast TV show), but most importantly, keep ‘em funny!

This week we have a cap of no more than five (5) entries per person, so make 'em your best!

114 Responses to Caption Contest 95: Buried Alive!

  1. Avatar ThePerfectTense says:

    1. Oi! Use a toilet!

  2. Avatar unknownblackpaper says:

    1) Oh what a beautiful morning!
    2) Yes, I’d like a Vodka Whiskey, hold the rocks!
    3) Today’s forecast calls for a down poor of Rocks with a slight chance for DISASTER!

  3. Avatar count libido says:

    I told you not to hide under that elephant!

  4. Avatar B. Clouser says:

    1. Relax, I’m tellin’ ya, this stuff exfoliates the skin like no other.

    2. The old rocks proped on the hill gag. Get’s even the 6 year vets.

    3. Consider it this way: Cheap funeral.

    4. 2,190 work days without an accid- whooaaaa! 0 work days without an accident.

    5. Dibs on his lunch!

  5. Avatar Dan says:

    We’ve got a McNugget incident! Get the Bar-b-que sauce!

  6. Avatar joel says:


    “That’s odd, this never happened in the pokemon videogames”


  7. Avatar Nakiato says:

    1) dont be such a wimp those guys in chile did it for 69 days, with out complaint.
    2) Remember when I said it would be safe? I wasnt completly honest about that.
    3) Where is your power ring now planeteer? ha ha ha ha.
    4) you did say 50 pounds of tnt not 15 right….. oops my bad.
    5)Thats what you get for mixing mentos with cola you jerk!

  8. Avatar Dionne Jinn says:

    Have to put in the oldest joke on the list of role-players:

    “Rocks fall, everyone dies.”

  9. Avatar Worf says:

    1) Gotcha!

  10. Avatar John says:


  11. Avatar Worf says:

    2) Cleanup on aisle 5!

  12. Avatar Worf says:

    3) On crap. There goes our insurance bonus..

  13. Avatar Worf says:

    @Jeff: Please correct comment #12: It’s meant to say:
    Oh crap, not On crap….

  14. Avatar Worf says:

    4) Hey John, stop hiding. Your wife is here to see you.

  15. Avatar Hammerknight says:

    “Last time we have to work overtime on Sundays.”
    “Trust me its cheaper this way.”

  16. Avatar Danny Beaty says:


    2. I’m docking you an hours’ pay!

    3. The coal industry does NOT need government regulations!

    4. It’s okay, you’re wearing a helmet!

    5. I’d sure hate to be you!

  17. Avatar The Imp says:

    1. “Dude, is it cool if I date Judy now?”

    2. “Oh, by the way, you’re fired!”

    3. “Steve, Steve! Your numbers just came up on MegaLottery!”

  18. Avatar frankie says:

    “I meant to tell you. I’ve been sleeping with your wife!”

  19. Avatar frankie says:


  20. Avatar Gargoyle323 says:

    “Sorry….Time for my break!”

    “Here’s the 50 piece Nuggets you ordered.”

    “Rock breaks Scissors!”

  21. Avatar frankie says:

    “If you don’t make it, then I win the bet, Mr. I’m really Superman.”

  22. Avatar Gargoyle323 says:

    “Looks like we need to hire another guy before next seasons Gold Rush Alaska”

  23. Avatar Gargoyle323 says:

    “So Long…Farewell…Auf Wiedersehen…Good-Bye!”

  24. Avatar Khymera says:

    1. Chicken Little was right! The sky IS falling!

    2. Oh man! I hope you got good worker’s comp!

    3. I said, “You put the tnt too close to the outhouse!”

    4. With better insurance you could be better protected against mayhem like me, so get AllState.

    5. Time for another round of Rock, Paper, Scissors Death Match!

  25. Avatar Worf says:

    5) Hey, Come get your six year safety medal….Oh, so much for THAT!

  26. Avatar venomfang666 says:

    1. “Hey Jim, why the shocked look on your face?”
    2. “Steve! I SAID STEVE! Look over here!”
    3. “Hi….err Bye buddy!”
    4. “Don’t worry, it will stop hurting after forty or so rocks”

  27. Avatar HecNukem says:

    1. This isn’t an accident, by the way, I really do hate you
    2. So that’s a no on going to Arbies with us after work
    3. Its too late, some Chilean miners beat us to it

  28. Avatar Jester says:

    1. Quick! Change the caption to ‘Death by Chocolate!’

    2. Stop! He’s allergic to rocks!

    3. Noooooooooo! My rock collection!

    4. And -this-, kids, is why we should always wear safety gloves!

    5. It’s okay! He was dead inside!

  29. Avatar logosgal says:

    1. “Seeya on the other side, sucker!”

    2. “Just a bit of dust, don’t overreact.”

    3. “I counter your Union Talks with Rockslide. Lose 400 HP.”

    4. “I couldn’t find any flowers to toss while prancing around spreading love and happiness, so I had to use rocks.”

    5. “This won’t hurt a bit.”

  30. Avatar JonnyDemon says:

    Wow,pigs can fly!

  31. Avatar Rapthama says:

    1) “Apperently after six years of digging we have finnaly seen a natures miracle : Rockslide!”

    2) “Dude I think that we have been digging at the wrong side of the mountain for all those years!”

    3) “Fly rocks, fly!

    4) “Well this is awkward… A rock tsunami.”

    5) “That logo is clearly lieng for we are not buried alive.”

  32. Avatar Gero says:

    1-Hey, Bob, I think I felt a drop of rain! Bob?

    2-Don’t worry, that caption says we’ll live.

  33. Avatar Gero says:


    (that one might actually be the real thing)

  34. Avatar Gero says:


  35. Avatar Frevoli says:

    Hey Ted, there are rocks falling on you!

  36. Avatar Frevoli says:

    Wild Geodude used rockslide

    Super effective!

  37. Avatar Frevoli says:

    Never make fun of an earthbender

  38. Avatar Myro says:

    1. “Chilean miners did it first.”
    2. “Quit whining Ted. A few rocks never hurt anyone.”
    3. “Sorry Ted, Sharia Law. You’ve been sentenced to death by stoning.”

    I don’t know why I decided he should be named Ted.

  39. Avatar MartianBlue says:

    I can make a lunch run, looks like Mark’s going to be covered up awhile

  40. Avatar Myro says:

    Okay, I can’t believe I’m resorting to this joke two weeks in a row:

    4. “It’s a trap!”

    I think I should just quit now. No need to use #5.

  41. Avatar Adam says:

    Here are some peanuts f….Oh no, your allergies!

  42. Avatar Adam says:

    Can I ask out your wife?

  43. Avatar HairWhip says:

    Why cant I see the light? Oh yeah, I’m in a cave.

  44. Avatar Mr.MikeK says:

    1. We’re going to need another Timmy!

  45. Avatar punkjay says:

    When I said “let’s rock and roll” this is not exactly what I meant!

  46. Avatar pyrodude760 says:


  47. Avatar Josh says:

    Dude! Rocking Retirement Party!

  48. Avatar Mr.Chris says:

    This is what happens when you take my sandwich johnny boy

    Has anyone seen my TNT? I think I left it near this hole in the ground

  49. Avatar ajw says:

    I told you to hide when the geese flew over!

  50. Avatar Dudemeister says:

    1. I knew I’ve been eating too much fiber. Keep your mouth CLOSED Bill!

    2. That Old Spice Guy was right! Check this out Frank…still dry!

    3. Aw shoot Frank, I think I wet myself.

  51. alphaalpharomeo alphaalpharomeo says:

    Hey enough with the yoddling

  52. alphaalpharomeo alphaalpharomeo says:

    Can Geico really save you 15%,,,,,What are you living under a rock

  53. Avatar Knitesoul says:

    – “Boom goes the dynamite!”

    – “Sorry, need that life insurance!”

    – “What’s the worst that could happen?”

    – “I pressed the red button, what does that mean?!”

    – “Uh, oops?”

  54. Avatar Patrick says:

    Charlie, if you don’t make it out alive, can I date your wife?

  55. Avatar Loki says:

    Ya know when somes says everything is going to be alright, and you know there lying? Well! Everthing is going to be alright!

  56. Avatar Loki says:

    2. Oh god, I have a splinter! What could possibly be worst then this!?

  57. Avatar BenK22 says:

    1. My bad.
    2. Don’t move, they can’t see you if you don’t move.
    3. Arriving in the nick of time makes me… so you’re not going to finish the ling?
    4. Need a hand?
    5. High five!

  58. Avatar Joe says:

    I know these are probably lame (they’re a twisted sister reference, after all) but here:

    #1:You probably should not have sang “I WANNA ROCK!” buddy.

    #2:You did say you wanna rock.

  59. Avatar Joe says:

    I got a third one: “I would help, but i bruise easily!”

  60. Avatar remy says:

    1. “Hey, can I get my jacket back?”
    2. “Would it help if I let you borrow my gloves?”
    3. “Rub some dirt on it, you’ll be fine.”

  61. Avatar Rendu says:

    “That gypsy warned you not to become a miner, Barry DeLive!”

  62. Avatar Nick Hentschel says:

    Note to all: please resist the temptation to “pull a Gilbert Gottfried” by referencing the earthquake in Japan. (Unless you drop the humor, and make it into a charitable ad.)

  63. Avatar Bael says:

    1) Drop another bucket on him, before somebody hears and we lose our accident free bonus!

  64. Avatar Joshua says:

    1. “…My God! The septic system is on the fritz!”

    2. “…Well, at least words will never hurt ya’!”

    3. “…I told you guys we should’a never built on an Indian burial ground!”

  65. Avatar zaheelee says:

    “I thought this only happened in Peru!”

  66. Avatar Whit says:

    1) “Hold on! I’ll go change the ‘Days Without An Accident’ sign!”

    2) “Bartender, on second thought, I WON’T have a Mudslide…”

  67. Avatar Nick Hentschel says:

    “Doctor Jones: ADIEU!!!”

  68. alphaalpharomeo alphaalpharomeo says:

    The Hills are alive with the sound of music…..Oh wait that just Jim screaming

  69. alphaalpharomeo alphaalpharomeo says:

    The hills are alive with the sound of music

  70. alphaalpharomeo alphaalpharomeo says:

    You just ruined the punchline to my Japanese golfer joke Harry

  71. Avatar frankie says:

    “Truth is, we have about 8 accidents a year. We just don’t report them.”

  72. Avatar Connor S. says:


  73. Avatar Connor S. says:

    Sorry, I ment port-o-potty. So, instead “OH MY, IT SEEMS I HAVE ACCIDENTALLY TIPPED OVER THE PORT-O-POTTY!”

  74. Avatar Wierdrocks says:

    “Bye Mark!”

  75. 2. Beware of les pommes de terre!

    3. Latrine! (* Probably too obscure of a reference from “Top Secret!”)

    4. Quick! Grab this imaginary rope!

    5. Stop screaming during my aria!

  76. Avatar B. Clouser says:


  77. Avatar Novak says:

    Thanks Mom that got him.

    No Mr. Bond I expect you to die.

    ALWAYS tip the pizza guy.

  78. Avatar Black Griffin says:

    1-On the Big-Rock-Candy Mountain
    2-Get to da choppa
    3-High on a hill was a lonely goat-herd
    5-I fart in your general direction

  79. Avatar X-stacy says:

    Why does stuff like this always happend to ME?

  80. Avatar TheNate says:

    Oy! Buried in a rockslide, he is now! And just this morning I wished him mazeltov! How messuggah!

  81. Avatar Nicholas/GtaMythMaster43 says:

    “Somebody tell The Thing this is NOT his ‘dumping ground’!!”

  82. Avatar logosgal says:

    @Black Griffin (79) #3: Great, now that song is stuck in my head! I just watched that last night, too…

  83. Avatar Nick Hentschel says:

    Even on land, BP can’t drill safely……

  84. Avatar skybandit says:

    “Let he who is without sin…Hey, Mom, lay off!”

    “I said stop, not drop!”

    “Hey, you owe me twenty bucks!”

    “Teach you to wear a red shirt, trekkie!”

    “Insurance doesn’t cover workers without gloves!”

  85. Avatar skybandit says:

    “There can be only one!”

    “You said da secret woid!”


    “Hey, Norton, we’re flushing!”

    “Picture, if you will, a man buried alive!”

  86. Avatar Dan says:

    I’m gonna set the vollyeball for someone else to spike it, but someone HAS to do some kinda Wrath of Khan joke. I can’t think of anything good enough. I can’t be the only one who sees Buried Alive and thinks of Khan.

  87. Avatar X-stacy says:

    @80–By “happend” of course I meant “happen”. Sheexh.

  88. Avatar X-stacy says:

    I’d help ya, but you know how they feel about overtime. Good luck!

  89. Avatar Wrinkles says:


  90. Avatar Whit says:

    3) That’s what you get with a busted union!

  91. Avatar Joe says:

    #4: Well, it looks like jim’s career went down the crapper!

  92. Avatar Joe says:

    and now #4: Well, it looks like jims career went to the crapper!

  93. Avatar Joe says:

    Sorry about the duplicate comment. No idea how that happened

  94. Avatar dblade says:

    1. “Duck and cover, Frank! Duck and cover!”

    2. “Oh it’s Mr. Attention Grubber again. ‘Look at poor little me, I’m being buried alive.’ Boo frickin hoo.”

    3. “Hey, Frank! Have you seen that ‘Danger: Loose Rocks’ sign I was supposed to put up this morning?”

    4. “Holy rocky revenge, Frankie! Those are the same boulders you peed on this morning!”

    5. “Break time, Frankie! Ya want me to grab ya some Twinkies or Ding Dongs from da machine? Heh. Ding Dongs. Now dat’s a funny name.”

  95. Avatar Rinjoclans says:

    1)Good news-I just sold your story. Bad news- they wanna cast Harry Osborne as you!
    2)Quick! Take my pocket knife!

  96. alphaalpharomeo alphaalpharomeo says:

    Hey you’re not really Jay Garrick are you?

  97. Avatar Whit says:

    4) Excuse me, waiter? We were supposed to have the ranch dipping sauce with these.

  98. Avatar Novak says:

    Bill, DEODORANT!!!

  99. Avatar Wrinkles says:

    First one to hit bottom wins!!!

  100. Avatar X-stacy says:

    Little to the left, little more–wait, back just a bit. There!

  101. Avatar kidpool says:

    Builder Man to the Rescue

  102. Avatar Whit says:

    4) Gravy lumpy enough for ya, Joe?

  103. Avatar B. Clouser says:

    What do ya think this giant caption above us means? Oh.

  104. Avatar Steve says:

    1. Hope you got Obama-care health coverage!
    2. Say ‘hello’ to the Mole man for me!

  105. Avatar joel says:

    “Dibs on his Lexus!”

  106. Avatar Ryaxi says:

    98, 99, 100! gotcha!

  107. Avatar Phantom Caliber says:

    “Well Jim, the new guy’s not doin TOO bad but.. oh. Nevermind.”

  108. Avatar Phantom Caliber says:

    @ 104 B. Clouser: That made me laugh. xP

  109. Avatar unknownblackpaper says:

    4) Can’t keep a good landslide down

  110. Avatar Fishsticks says:

    Oooh, I can’t help it. Time for some bad geology jokes.

    1. I warned you not to touch her gneiss cleavage!
    2. And that’s why should never take gneiss rocks for granite.
    3. IT WASN’T MY FAULT!!!
    4. Schist happens.
    5. May the quartz be with you.

  111. Avatar Nicholas/GtaMythMaster43 says:

    Damn those EarthBenders!!! I’m so glad I’m from the Fire Nation!!

  112. Avatar Shogran says:

    1. I didn’t think you’d Actually try that. Feeling a little guilty now.
    2. Haha, I told you I’d get you back for syran wrapping the toilet.

  113. Avatar Gero says:

    Hopefully this one isn’t too late to make it in:
    5-“Can you siiiiing with all the voiiiiices of the mouuuntain…”

    With music notes bracketing it