Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Hump Day - and We Have a Winner

Opps.  I'm afraid I got so wrapped up in my 9/11 posts, I completely forgot to announce the winner for last Wednesday's Caption Contest.  Congratulations to:   Maryann Miller.  Maryann, I'll be contacting you by e-mail about your prize.  Thanks to everyone for participating.

This week I'm making it easy on everyone.  These sillies come with captions.  Just enjoy.







I love the last one. 

Please take a moment to say hi if you stop by.  See you on Friday.

Groaner of the Day: In a kingdom far far away, and a long long time ago, a party was being given. To this party the king had invited everyone in the kingdom to his castle. And everyone was having a grand time. The wine was flowing, the tables were overflowing with food, and the dancing was beautiful.

Suddenly, out of thin air a gnarled old man appeared out of thin air. His hands clutched in tight fists by his body, smoke streaming from his shoulders, he walked up to the king and said, "How dare you have a party and not invite your own court wizard! For this insult I curse this castle with the dreaded Curse of the Fingers. Anyone who attempts to leave here will be rendered limb from limb by huge disembodied fingers!"

The wizard waved his bony arms about and shouted in a guttural foreign language. "There!", he said and vanished.

All at once, the people of the kingdom looked to their king. What would he do? How could he save them. The king pursed his lips and looked about him. Finally, he turned to his knights and asked for a volunteer to ride to the next kingdom and plead with their wizard to remove the curse. Of course all of the knights wished to go. The king selected the knight with the greatest seniority and sent him on his way.

The knight gathered up all his weapons, put on his best suit of armour and headed out. As soon as his foot stepped off of the drawbridge, gigantic yellow fingers appeared from nowhere and ripped him limb from limb.

One after another, each knight attempted to ride out of the castle, each one in turn was ripped to shreds. Finally, no knights were left.

The king looked about him. "Is there anyone else who would brave this curse and rescue us from this horrible fate?", he said.

"I will, sir!", said a small boy who had been serving one of the knights before he died.

The small boy packed up his belongings and provisions for the journey. Since he was a poor serving boy, he had no horse and would have to walk. As soon as he crossed the drawbridge, the yellow fingers appeared and tried to rip him apart. They couldn't! Each time the tried to grab him, the boy wriggled free and continued on his journey!

Several days later, the boy was back at the castle with the neighboring kingdom's wizard. The king was overjoyed to have the curse lifted and he called the boy to him.

"How did you escape from those monstrous fingers? All my knights couldn't get past them and they were killed. How could you do it?"

The boy looked up at the king and replied, "Your majesty, I realized after the last knight was killed that the only way to escape this curse was to...let your pages do the walking through the yellow fingers."

29 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations to Maryann. Love the photos and a cute groaner. :)

BTW, I enjoyed your 9/11 post very much even if I didn't get a chance to comment.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress
Freelance Editing By Mason

Angela Brown said...

I LOVE your groaners. They give me a smile every time.

And I love the humming birds...too cute. I think that comes from being around kids too much lol!

Congrats to the Maryann!!!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

the last one reminds me of an acquaintance of mine who accidentally left one of her dogs outside over night. He had a fun time "camping"

LD Masterson said...

Mason - Thanks on this one and the 9/11 post.

LD Masterson said...

Angela - The bird picture made me think of my kids, too.

LD Masterson said...

Sarah - I hope that poor dog had a warmer night.

Isis Rushdan said...

Congratulations, Maryann!

LD, where do you find these groaners, lol.

Robert Guthrie said...

The touchy birds are hilarious!

Jemi Fraser said...

Ohhhhhhhh - that's a real groaner for sure!

Love that photo of the poor cat!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Just stopped by, so I'm saying HI!

I kind of saw that groaner coming. That's all I'll say!

Stephen Tremp said...

Yeah, the last one is the best. Mr. Kitty looks really upset, doesn't he.

Maria Zannini said...

I think you're jinxing me. Every time I tried to visit your blog this week, my internet went down.

Or it could be the groaners.

Yeah. Probably the groaners.

Karin said...

I really groaned with this one.

Happy Hump Day!

Karin

LD Masterson said...

Isis - you don't believe I make them up?

LD Masterson said...

Hi Robert! Yeah, that one cracked me up.

LD Masterson said...

Jemi - A super-groaner.

LD Masterson said...

Stacy - So you're a pun seeker?

LD Masterson said...

Stephan - I wouldn't want to deal with him when he thaws out. That's going to be one angry kitty.

LD Masterson said...

Maria - Nope. Remember, I didn't have groaners on my last two posts (didn't seem appropriate for 9/11 stories).

Oh dear, I hope it's not me.

LD Masterson said...

Hi Karin - Hope you shared it with the Captain.

Angela Brown said...

Hey LD, a little birdie told me you have an award or two over at my blog:

http://publishness.blogspot.com/2011/09/better-than-academy-awards.html

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the middle one! Isn't that just like a dog to have a good time rolling in mud?

Arlee Bird said...

Someday no one will understand that groaner, but I did and I liked it.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That last one is one weirded out cat!

LD Masterson said...

Hey, Angela - Thanks! I've been off-blog and just saw this. I'll head on over.

LD Masterson said...

Diane - That one reminded me of my old dog, Bisket. Only she used to love running with the horses across the street and then rolling in their fresh droppings. NOT a pleasant bath time.

LD Masterson said...

Lee - I know. I wondered if anyone reading this post wouldn't get it. We're getting old.

LD Masterson said...

Alex - He's going to be one angry cat when he thaws out.

Maryann Miller said...

Sorry I was remiss in responding to the note that I won the caption contest. As you might have noted from my blog, life has been beyond hectic for me of late. But I am thrilled to have won. Sometimes I see these contests posted and my brain fizzles. This time it didn't and I had fun with the captions.