Last week’s OTB Caption ContestTM has now ended. Some very good entries.

The winners:

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1st, Mark Hasty: Having misunderstood what the bartender said, Frank anxiously anticipated how this good piece of ice would solve all his problems.

2nd, Terry Oglesby: Proof that there is something colder than a well-digger’s ass.

3rd, Kate: “Yup, Ralphie, there’s 5″ of ice. We can drive the truck to the shack.”

Thanks to all the participants. Watch for another contest coming soon to a blog near you.

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  1. richard says:

    I like 2nd the most. thats classic
    3rd, Kate: “Yup, Ralphie, there’s 5″ of ice. We can drive the truck to the shack.”

    I really, really don’t get it.
    maybe someone could be so nice as to explain this.

  2. James Joyner says:

    He’s, um, measuring the depth of the ice. Without a ruler.

  3. richard says:

    ahh, I see, thanks

  4. Rodney Dill says:

    Doh, I got sidetracked by a phone call then had to look up inhospitable at When I refreshed OTB I found I’d entered one a few minutes too late. Oh well, I just have to recycle it for later. It’s not like it could compete with any of the winners.