May 06, 2005

OKAY--you better enter if you want to have a chance of winning!

The NAME THAT JUVENILE PEREGRINE FALCON BAND CAPTION CONTEST! will be ending in just a few short minutes--the official ending time of the contest will be 2:51 pm Central time, so if you haven't entered, you better get to it!


And the winner is…

In order to keep anyone from getting mad at me (despite the fact that it IS all about me), I have given over the chore of picking the winner to Jimmy, from next door (who sends his thanks to all who have enquired about his “condition”).

Secondly, all who participated, even the losers--although loser is such a harsh term--will receive a lovely card attesting to your willingness to participate in obscure contests, and granting you full membership in the Possumblog Caption Writers Guild.

NOW THEN, the envelope, please Jimmy--

1st Place--Receiving a set of fifteen keys that fit various locks,

Screamin' Willie and the Hot Chix bust out their cover version of "Low Rider"


2nd Place--Receiving a near-mint condition March 1991 issue of Birmingham Magazine,

Peregrine Day (it's the closest I can come to matching the toughness of the trio)


And in 3rd Place, winning a copy of Elmer Fellrole’s searing classic, Non-Directional Transfer Mechanisms and Their Applications in Distributed Conglomerated Fields,

How about that nice trio from Long Island: The Birdie Boys

Sarah G.

Honorable Mention for Sheer Inscrutability goes to--

Pacific Gas specializes in California soul and funk.


Miss Janis will be receiving a cold compress and a glass of sweet tea to calm her nerves.

Honorable Mention for Being so Sweetly Winsome goes to--

Winklin, Blinklin, and Nod

Glory Girl will receive a nice warm fuzzy blanket and a hug.

And the Free Mercedes-Benz Silver Star of Accomplishment goes to Mr. Larry Anderson, who gives us:

They have to be the "New Byrds". In fact, the one in front looks a lot like Chris Hillman or maybe Roger McGuin.

We thank all of our contestants for playing along, and we ask that you please remember that Jimmy’s condition requires that no one shout at him, or make any sudden moves.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 6, 2005 02:36 PM

Up to you of course, but I think Larry gets the lobster. "New Byrds", indeed. Preflyte and 8 Miles High clinch it.

Posted by: Janis at May 6, 2005 03:01 PM

Hey, the Byrds were one of my favorites.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at May 6, 2005 03:24 PM

Being so very much younger than you, Mr. Anderson, I had to look them up to refresh my memory.

I thought your name was terrifically appropriate, but you gotta admit that "Screaming Willie and the Hot Chix" has serious sass.

Posted by: Janis at May 6, 2005 03:28 PM

That's exactly what Jimmy said!!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 6, 2005 03:30 PM

And you do have a lobster in your pocket -- check it out.

Posted by: Janis at May 6, 2005 03:44 PM

Woohoo! Third place and a book! We needed another doorstop. Does the caption writer's guild have a cool possumy logo that I can put on my blog? Maybe I should make one.

Posted by: Sarah G. at May 6, 2005 03:45 PM

Oh--I thought that horrible pinching was just my briefs riding up.

AND YES, there is a cool possum logo, Sarah. I just seem to have misplaced it.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 6, 2005 03:49 PM

WOOHOO!! We're number one! [Queen] We are the champions, no time for losers[/Queen].


We are all winners, self-actualized by our success, and no position has any inherent superiority to any other. And yet...

NYAH NYAH! ::Hebrew dance of joy begins::



Posted by: skinnydan at May 9, 2005 08:27 AM

Seriously, I've been looking for those keys for months.

Posted by: skinnydan at May 9, 2005 08:28 AM

Great shot, kid! Don't get cocky!

Yes, I finally found that rabbi on Long Island you told me about, and in addition to all of your leavened products, he also gave me your keys. Good thing you won, or else you'd have to fight someone else to get them back.

The yeast rolls were great, by the way.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 9, 2005 08:39 AM

Glad you liked them - do me a favor, though. Please clean up after yourself next time. I came home and there were muddy possum prints all over the floor.

Posted by: skinnydan at May 9, 2005 09:04 AM

Those weren't from ME! It was some other possum. I do have some manners, you know. And I don't know anything about the missing money, either.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 9, 2005 09:31 AM

Dang! I had been meaning to go through the couch cushions.

I hope you enjoyed the pack of gum you were able to buy with your ill-gotten gains.

Posted by: skinnydan at May 9, 2005 09:46 AM

I've already told you I don't know anything about that!

And yes, thank you, it was very refreshing.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 9, 2005 10:15 AM