OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Blow Your Own Horn Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The Blow Your Own Horn Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




First: David in KC – What? Not one of you has a Ricola?

Second: JWH – Switzerland attempts to stimulate the national economy through an emphasis on locally produced vuvuzelas.

Third: Pinky – On Monday, the entire neighborhood showed up for a 6am “wake-up call” for the couple whose car alarm had been going off all weekend.


C. Clavin – I inhaled. And I liked it.

Steve Marruffo – We’re gonna need a bigger lighter.

jd – Ned McDodd, the Mayor of Who-ville: “Can they hear us now?”

Tony W – When marijuana became legal in the state of Washington, Leavenworth celebrated

JKB – Obviously, they are compensating for something

Jophn425 – Hey you! Yes, you in the second row, blue jacket. At the crescendo you must be fortissimo! Fortissimo!. Now-let’s try it again from the top.

LightsOut – This town really blows.

He who must not be named – I still prefer the USC marching band when Fleetwood Mac does Tusk.


No President, I don’t think an attack on their senses is a suitable Syrian response.

Air quality testers prepare for intervention in Syria.

So put that in your pipe an smoke it.

Earl (out of frame left) seemed to be overcompensating for something.

The University of Wisconsin marching band performing House of Pain’s Jump Around.

“Louie Louie, oh no Me gotta go Aye-yi-yi-yi”

The Thursday Contest is already on the slippery slope with Syria.

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.


  1. David in KC says:

    A win on the day before my birthday. Sweet.

  2. Paul Hooson says:

    Kind of Horny!

  3. JWH says:

    Second place this time. But soon, first place will be mine. Oh, yes, it will be mine.

  4. Franklin says:

    How come JKB got an honorable mention for the compensation comment, but somebody else got a bottom of the barrel for almost the exact same thing?

  5. David in KC says:

    @Franklin: unless otherwise stated, the bottom of the barral “winners” are all Rodney’s.

  6. rodney dill says:

    @Franklin: David in KC is correct. While JKB’s comment is funny, I think mine is funnier as I refer to the ficticious “Earl” (out of frame) that has a bigger horn than everyone else. Of course, I’m biased toward my own humor so it wouldn’t be fair to include my own in the judging. That’s why I started the bottom of the barrel when I took over the contest from James Joyner in 2004.

  7. Paul Hooson says:

    @rodney dill: Two comments Rodney: One, you’re excellent at comedy writing. Two, I’m surprised that James Joyner once did this. He’s such a fine serious author that I never associated his writing with comedy.

  8. Franklin says:

    Thanks, guys, I didn’t realize Rodney wrote those. I haven’t been paying enough attention to the caption contests, and it had never been clear to me before why the bottom of the barrel ones were often funny.