Woodcut Caption Contest #6 Winner
|Truewit is somewhere beyond the Antipodes at the moment, out of radio contact and no doubt luxuriating in the sun and sands of a land where men's heads are beneath their shoulders and where women wear the breeches. So it has been left to Simplicius, Inkhorn, and me to determine the winner of our latest woodcut caption contest. A difficult task, because we received a record number of entries--not even counting the numerous entries contained in some individual comments. And because we thought this collection of entries was particularly strong. Gavin's list of pamphlet titles in which this woodcut was used and re-used was not only funny but also had the ring of truth about it; unfortunately, we disqualified it on the grounds that it was not technically a caption, and more importantly because we couldn't (or were too lazy to) figure out exactly how to incorporate the three titles into a single winning image. Adam's "Single pigeon vomits up pig, sheep, man" had me laughing out loud in my office, and stood out for its dramatic reinterpretation of the image. Inkhorn particularly enjoyed dhawhee's "mmm. squab."--perhaps because Inkhorn is every bit as laconic as this caption. And there were plenty of other good entries, but ... the prize goes to ... bdh!|
Congratulations to bdh, longstanding reader of BtR, and one of our most, um, enthusiastic caption-writers.