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Readers jumped right in with this month’s contest. We didn’t quite reach this year’s high water mark (set last month), but entrants dove in with well over 600 captions. It’s great to have readers chip in with their creativity – submissions ranged from clever cookout captions to Buffalo summer and party puns. The “double dip” approach was by far the most popular, and one wa…

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These cartoons are different from my editorial cartoons: There is intentionally no clear or obvious message. Think of this challenge as a little puzzle, where there is no one correct answer. Great captions can be found by taking the cartoon in unexpected directions, so think outside the box (or word bubble). How to enter Fill out the form below, or email your submission …

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This month’s contest was a big hit with the readers, bringing in around 1000 captions. It marks the second highest total since the inaugural contest last July. The entries this time around touched all the bases: sports references, Buffalo food riffs and a healthy serving of condiment puns (including lots and lots of mustard jokes, well over 100). Thanks to everyone who par…

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These cartoons are different from my editorial cartoons: There is intentionally no clear or obvious message. Think of this challenge as a little puzzle, where there is no one correct answer. Great captions can be found by taking the cartoon in unexpected directions, so think outside the box (or word bubble). How to enter Fill out the form below, or email your submission …

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My inbox was truly hoppin’ with nearly 700 entries for April’s contest. The heap of animal and egg puns was starting to scramble my brain. But after an arduous search, we found a great basket of winners and finalists. As with other months, the winners stood out with an unexpected reference or joke. Themes ranged from chicken riffs, Easter yokes – um, I mean jokes – and pol…

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These cartoons are different from my editorial cartoons: There is intentionally no clear or obvious message. Think of this challenge as a little puzzle, where there is no one correct answer. Great captions can be found by taking the cartoon in unexpected directions, so think outside the box (or word bubble). How to enter Fill out the form below, or email your submission …

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I was a little worried that such open-ended image in this month’s contest would shorten the response, but the opposite proved true. The pot of clever captions we received was brimming over, at around 825 entries. Readers took this month in many directions, from the locally-flavored Lucky Charms jokes to the unexpected Olive Oyl and Ocasio-Cortez references. A few of the…

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These cartoons are different from my editorial cartoons: There is intentionally no clear or obvious message. Think of this challenge as a little puzzle, where there is no one correct answer. Great captions can be found by taking the cartoon in unexpected directions, so think outside the box (or word bubble). How to enter Fill out the form below, or email your submission …

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We received lots of love from our readers this month, with captions coming in steady the last several weeks. Entries were heavy on dating puns and Valentine one-liners. As expected, the ‘stolen heart’ was the most common theme among the entries. It was fun to see some readers took their entries in unexpected directions, playing off of details in the image. A few of t…

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These cartoons are different from my editorial cartoons: There is intentionally no clear or obvious message. Think of this challenge as a little puzzle, where there is no one correct answer. Great captions can be found by taking the cartoon in unexpected directions, so think outside the box (or word bubble). How to enter Fill out the form below, or email your submission …

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This month marked the 7th installment of the contest and it continues to be a hit. Readers heated up my inbox this month with nearly 750 captions, keeping our monthly average at around 770 submissions. Not too shabby! This month’s murder mystery inspired lots of creativity. As expected, most entries were Frosty themed, but many ventured into police puns and climate joke…

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These cartoons are different from my editorial cartoons: There is intentionally no clear or obvious message. Think of this challenge as a little puzzle, where there is no one correct answer. Great captions can be found by taking the cartoon in unexpected directions, so think outside the box (or word bubble). How to enter Fill out the form below, or email your submission …

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Readers truly embraced the Christmas spirit this month with the gift of hundreds of great captions. We received over 750 submissions this time around, making for another challenging month for judging. Captions were heavily holiday oriented, as you would expect. But some readers ventured into political and hunting humor. The most common captions referenced the shooter’s …

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These cartoons are different from my editorial cartoons: There is intentionally no clear or obvious message. Think of this challenge as a little puzzle, where there is no one correct answer. Great captions can be found by taking the cartoon in unexpected directions, so think outside the box (or word bubble). How to enter Email your submission (no more than three captions…

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There was an abundance of witty captions this time around, pushing the bounty well past 600. This cornucopia of cleverness, if you will, was stuffed with Thanksgiving puns, football references and shrink jokes. The winning captions threaded the needle on more than one of these themes. The most popular play was to reference Coach McDermott’s “Process,” and many singled o…