That's right, faithful readers...there's no better way to get things rolling in the new year than with a juicy cartoon caption contest. Forget Powerball--this is your opportunity to win official Lowe-Down t-shirts, fame, fortune, and--once again--the thanks of a grateful nation.
You veterans of these events know the drill: Come up with a caption (or captions) for the cartoon shown at right, and post your pearls of wisdom as comments to this blog entry, so that everybody can enjoy them. Enter as many times as you like, but make sure to use your real email address, or we won't be able to contact you in the event you're a winner.
ALSO, AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: OUR BLOG SOFTWARE IS CRANKY, SO PLEASE BE PATIENT AFTER YOU HAVE CLICKED "SUBMIT," BECAUSE IT CAN OFTEN TAKE AS LONG AS HALF A MINUTE FOR YOU TO RECEIVE CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR ENTRY HAS BEEN ACCEPTED. Please DO NOT keep re-sending the same entry over and over.
We will keep the submission period for your captions open for two weeks, until Monday, January 18.
On that fateful day, the thousands of captions will be gathered and taken under consideration by a crack team of journalistic eminences grises, who will meet in conclave to choose the three most witty, captivating, and off-the-wall examples of the genre.
The three finalists will then be submitted to a Vote Of The People in the form of an online poll, which all will be allowed to enter. The Vote will take place over a one-week period.
At this point, a winner will be declared in The Lowe-Down and somewhere yet to be determined in the pages of the Sun Sentinel. All three finalists will receive an official Lowe-Down t-shirt, modeled here by one of my comely colleagues. The first-place winner will also snag a print of the cartoon with his or her caption attached, as well as a write-up in the op-ed page of the Sun Sentinel.
So, LET THE CONTEST BEGIN!!! And remember: please keep your entries clean.