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Six-Word Caption Contest #3: Sticky Six-uations

Monday, October 1st, 2012

By Larry Smith

SMITH and Shutterfly’s Six-Word caption contest continues. For those just joining us here’s how it works: Each Monday morning we’ll post a photo from Shutterfly on the Six-Word Memoir project and you’ll have until Friday at 5pm EST to submit a caption in exactly six words. One short-form scribe will receive a gift certificate for $50 for Shutterfly. Leave your six words to describe the photo you see here in the comments area below. You can submit up to 10 entries; read the official rules for more details.

Last week’s winning caption for the photo you see in this blog post: “Can Bobby come out to play?,” by SMITH member heem08, whose caption took the prize among more than 200 entries. Thanks to all who came and played.

Plus: SMITH is now taking submissions for our forthcoming book of illustrated Six-Word-Memoirs by students of all ages, a new eBook with the folks at the TED conference.

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258 responses

  1. Contemplative says:

    Shooting commercial for Fruity Pebbles cereal.

  2. Contemplative says:

    Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie Treat Explosion.

  3. JAD says:

    Blend of something. Has no name.

  4. JAD says:

    Just a big blob of color.

  5. Steve__Anthony says:

    Some childhoods stick like bubble gum.

  6. Steve__Anthony says:

    Got any gum? Yea. Well. Nevermind.

  7. Steve__Anthony says:

    And welcome to Joe Bazooka’s house.

  8. Steve__Anthony says:

    Dubble Bubble and possibly Candyland Rubble.

  9. Steve__Anthony says:

    Just another stick on the wall.

  10. Steve__Anthony says:

    The “POP” culture of Candyland graffiti.

  11. Steve__Anthony says:

    Pop Art? Or just Candyland Graffiti.

  12. LadyMac says:

    This walll confirms people are disgusting.

  13. JAD says:

    Playground children could get lost in.

  14. LadyMac says:

    People are disgusting. Ask this wall.

  15. LadyMac says:

    Public health officials rolling in graves.

  16. LadyMac says:

    Art or garbage? Both. Still unpleasant.

  17. LadyMac says:

    Shenanigans appealing to lowest common denominator.

  18. LadyMac says:

    Fine, if it’s not my building.

  19. LadyMac says:

    Herd mentality plus gum equals art?

  20. LadyMac says:

    Plenty of DNA evidence for trials.

  21. Rabdan says:

    Quitting smoking: Gum is NO substitute!

  22. Rabdan says:

    Violet Beauregarde barfed on my window

  23. Steve__Anthony says:

    “POP” art creates awesome wall graffiti.

  24. Steve__Anthony says:

    Art that one can chew on.

  25. maryjane31 says:

    Oh, an overly decorated wedding cake.

  26. maryjane31 says:

    Who will clean this mess up?

  27. JAD says:

    This is sticky, icky, and tricky.

  28. Staraj says:

    Gumming up the works of art

  29. treehugger says:

    Perhaps they ran out of mortar?

  30. treehugger says:

    Brick home for sale. Fixer upper.

  31. Thunderchief says:

    Way too much trash talk here.

  32. Thunderchief says:

    Hand Over gum, it’s a stickup.

  33. HopeInPain says:

    Childhood dreams stuck, melting before me.

  34. LadyMac says:

    Food for thought. Work for custodian.

  35. kisskissgirl says:

    Child throws up gum he swallowed!

  36. kisskissgirl says:

    News Flash: Ghostbuters’ Marshmallow Monster EXPLODES!

  37. TeaTopper says:

    It’s your mess. Clean it up!

  38. TeaTopper says:

    Art students think this is funny.

  39. Hannahmo says:

    Halloween. No haunted house. Just candy.

  40. Hannahmo says:

    Anyone wanna see my gum collection?

  41. Hannahmo says:

    Gum. Cavities. A dentist’s worst nightmare.

  42. Dean6805 says:

    Eliminated need for “No Loitering” sign.

  43. Dean6805 says:

    Public mastication: just don’t do it.

  44. Dean6805 says:

    Gums don’t kill people… you know.

  45. Dean6805 says:

    Patiently waiting for Buddy the Elf.

  46. Dean6805 says:

    Edible edifice: the new rage in architecture.

  47. BanjoDan says:

    A photo of life on Mars?

  48. BanjoDan says:

    At least it’s not chewing tobacco!

  49. BanjoDan says:

    The signpost for our family reunion

  50. BanjoDan says:

    This must be a dentist dream

  51. BanjoDan says:

    Gum anyone? I don’t think so!

  52. TeaTopper says:

    This is a sample. More inside.

  53. Mourningdove says:

    Gingerbread house, wicked witch waiting,salivating.

  54. Wench says:

    Chewed up. Spit out. Still colorful.

  55. Mourningdove says:

    Seattle Gum Wall, germfest tourist attraction.

  56. zsuzsa says:

    Spaceneedle your way outta this mess.

  57. maryjane31 says:

    Hey……why not make it stickier?

  58. maryjane31 says:

    How about we add more color?

  59. kathi wright says:

    could it be the sugar shack?

  60. kathi wright says:

    spitting in the wind….sticky business….

  61. TeaTopper says:

    I get chewed out a lot.

  62. treehugger says:

    It’s the tackiest place in town.

  63. treehugger says:

    Multiple pieces of ugly become beautiful.

  64. CommonSensory says:

    Birds stole candy, didn’t digest properly.

  65. AQScott says:

    Introducing triple crown remover…Seattle Chew!

  66. Alyssa says:

    And wheres YOUR alibi, Willy Wonka?

  67. MsKilliw says:

    Can’t play outside today. Stuck inside.

  68. MsKillie says:

    The revolt against “Post No Bills”.

  69. MsKillie says:

    Retaliation for gum in her hair.

  70. MsKillie says:

    Germaphobes need not apply for apartment.

  71. Bobbee says:

    Smack! Pop! Goes the chewing gum!

  72. Bobbee says:

    Keep away from sugar. Throw outside!

  73. JM says:

    Sometimes he’d only chew it once.

  74. Shari Hummel says:

    The spit wad wall of fame.

  75. Julie says:

    Gives pop art whole new meaning.

  76. maryjane31 says:

    Oh how sweet it is. Yum!

  77. maryjane31 says:

    Quit snapping that gum. Throw outside.

  78. Jebcrg says:

    Aftermath of lorikeets with dysentary flyby.

  79. Jebcrg says:

    Aftermath of lorikeets with dysentery flyby.

  80. symbioptic says:

    brain numb, chewn gum, feeling dumb.

  81. symbioptic says:

    Dali dreams in technicolour bubble gum.

  82. lovetheseries says:

    choices like gum, never come off

  83. mauraborealice says:

    There is no place like home.

  84. TeaTopper says:

    It’s a stick-up! Don’t nobody move.

  85. TeaTopper says:

    The nasty side of gum control.

  86. maryjane31 says:

    This mess is hurting my eyes.

  87. TeaTopper says:

    They said Woodstock couldn’t happen again.

  88. kisskissgirl says:

    Bob Dylan is that?…ooops, nevermind.

  89. kisskissgirl says:

    I said brick pointing…not gumming!

  90. Savita says:

    Heaven’s candy store is closing down.

  91. JAD says:

    Humpty, wouldn’t fall from this wall.

  92. JAD says:

    Children! all you can eat taffy.

  93. Anonymous says:

    No treat huh? Here’s my trick!!!

  94. scribbling_scribe says:

    What! No treat? Here’s my trick!!

  95. scribbling_scribe says:

    Yes, it’s true. Revenge is sweet!!

  96. scribbling_scribe says:

    Welcome to my home, sweet home.

  97. scribbling_scribe says:

    Confectionary explosion. Neighbors gawk. Redfines eye-candy.

  98. scribbling_scribe says:

    Confectionary Explosion Redefines Eye-Candy — Passersby Gawk.

  99. scribbling_scribe says:

    D’ya think he’s sweet on her?

  100. scribbling_scribe says:

    T.P.ed the house with Tootsie Pops.

  101. three-monkeys says:

    The back of my elementary school.

  102. three-monkeys says:

    We decorated our principal’s house, post-retirement.

  103. oopsalittle says:

    Then the giant barfed. The end.

  104. ctgoods2 says:

    Who fed the pigeons Fruity Pebbles?

  105. bevvie says:

    Great gum de gum gum gum!

  106. bevvie says:

    Fee fi fo fum there’s gum!

  107. bevvie says:

    There’s more on the bed post.

  108. Believe says:

    Spit out gum before entering school.

  109. bevvie says:

    The red ones are definitely mine.

  110. TeaTopper says:

    Climate change hits gum control rally.

  111. Steve__Anthony says:

    Just a gummy thing called art.

  112. TeaTopper says:

    We’ll win if we stick together.

  113. KFitty says:

    Do It Yourself Siding Repair Kit

  114. KFitty says:

    Set photo from Home Alone 7

  115. Amy says:

    Consciously becoming more than my past.

  116. TeaTopper says:

    Sweetie, the drive-thru window is stuck.

  117. Linda T says:

    Window to the Government of Singapore

  118. Linda T says:

    Welcome to the Government of Singapore

  119. kathi wright says:

    Caution! Could blow at any time!

  120. kathi wright says:

    Passed adhesion test, blow by blow.

  121. mourningdove says:

    Brilliant chaotic mosaic, makes me sick.

  122. Amy Willard says:

    Talk about a sticky situation here.

  123. Jacqueline Medina says:

    so…we found juniors gum collection!!!

  124. Lourdes P. Agosto says:

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

  125. Lourdes P. Agosto says:

    Colorful chewed gums can be mosaicist!

  126. Robin Slick says:

    Duchamp’s accurate vision of the future.

  127. maryjane31 says:

    There’s a little man inside. Larry???

  128. kathi wright says:

    DIY weatherproofing material anyone can install!

  129. Jayme Lipnichan says:

    Explosion of chaotic, sticky, chewy goodness!

  130. lf says:

    Mine is ….eeny meeny miny mo?

  131. three-monkeys says:

    Principal’s house. (We were outta eggs).

  132. three-monkeys says:

    The product of Hansel/Gretel’s PTSD therapy.

  133. three-monkeys says:

    Antoni Gaudi’s first design, age 9.

  134. three-monkeys says:

    Violet Beauregard’s revenge? Graffiti-ing Wonka’s factory.

  135. cupcakes says:

    Let’s all just have a party!

  136. cupcakes says:

    Let a little color in today!

  137. cupcakes says:

    Sometimes sticky situations leave great aftermaths.

  138. cupcakes says:

    Gummy situations can turn into success!

  139. cupcakes says:

    My kids dont need any more!

  140. cupcakes says:

    wait till i tell your father!

  141. George Kaplan says:

    Here’s why I have no teeth.

  142. PV Harrington says:

    Must be that Wonka boy’s bedroom.

  143. coko43210 says:

    What happens when mom leaves room…..

  144. coko43210 says:

    redneck fly trap!

  145. runtsky20 says:

    The new ABC’s - Art’s Been Chewed!

  146. runtsky20 says:

    Tenacity - Going Above and Beyond Sticktoitiveness

  147. Miss Sally says:

    Fate of nation’s gummy bears uncertain

  148. Miss Sally says:

    Gummy bears have meltdown after debate

  149. Miss Sally says:

    The Great Wall of Double Bubble

  150. Alicia says:

    This is your window of opportunity…

  151. Alicia says:

    Truly a gooey crayola sticky situation…

  152. Mourningdove says:

    Gum; the glue holding it together.

  153. Mourningdove says:

    Watch what happens when it rains!

  154. Jenna says:

    Well, we just got so bored.

  155. Miss Sally says:

    Where all good little gums go

  156. Whelp says:

    Just another day at clown school

  157. Whelp says:

    One day it rained a parade

  158. Whelp says:

    The babysitter worked only one day

  159. Melissa says:

    Hanzel and Gretel’s very sticky situation.

  160. songwriter says:

    The sticky tack wasn’t colorful enough.

  161. Melissa says:

    What the BOOGIEman’s really looks like,

  162. maryjane31 says:

    Must frame this most glorious portrait.

  163. three-monkeys says:

    Our architect calls it “Urban Stucco.”

  164. Miss Sally says:

    I’ll come back for you later

  165. KFitty says:

    Pinata, “Seriously, who invited Cabreraaaa….!?” (SPLAT)

  166. eli says:

    Olympics victory parade London 2012

  167. L2l3 says:

    Perpetually looking out over Wrigley Field.

  168. L2l3 says:

    Mom may have oversold stick-to-itiveness virtue.

  169. Whelp says:

    The Circus Parade Window Instigated Smiles

  170. Whelp says:

    The Window Welcomed One Sorely Missed

  171. Whelp says:

    Was Washable? Went Wild on Window

  172. Songwriter says:

    Sticking under desks became too mainstream.

  173. Remi says:

    Art can be made from anything

  174. Remi says:

    In life as art, everyone contributes

  175. Remi says:

    Artists hand refuse back as art!

  176. Remi says:

    Art is where you find it.

  177. NumbrOneAunt says:

    But what about when it rains?

  178. Anonymous says:

    Better get the peanut butter fast!

  179. Anonymous says:

    Good reason schools banned gum.

  180. Anonymous says:

    The main reason schools banned gum

  181. Anonymous says:

    Save money, insulate with chewing gum

  182. Anonymous says:

    Jackson Pollocks original gum wall, gross

  183. Kisskissgirl says:

    Practicing aim. Gum spittoon still empty!

  184. Miss Sally says:

    29 years worth of unswallowed gum

  185. Songwriter says:

    Gum under desks became too mainstream.

  186. Jo says:

    Looks like a very sticky situation

  187. Redx3 says:

    Sticks and stones are urban bones.

  188. Redx3 says:

    K still sweetly stuck on H.

  189. Redx3 says:

    Visionary art gives piece a chance.

  190. Redx3 says:

    Beloved, kissed by a thousand rainbow mouths.

  191. Redx3 says:

    Kissed sweetly by a thousand mouths.

  192. CC says:

    Need one more piece and voila!

  193. CC says:

    Many small pieces, one artistic creation!

  194. CC says:

    A wall that sticks to you!

  195. Silvercarol says:

    You say Holi, I say demons.

  196. CC says:

    Many chewed on this artistic piece!

  197. CC says:

    Finally a wall to spit on!

  198. CC says:

    A wall of art or gum?

  199. CC says:

    People came together to create art!

  200. CC says:

    No trash can, use wall please!

  201. CC says:

    One person’s trash is another’s art!

  202. CC says:

    This wall just sticks to me!

  203. goodpercy says:

    rainbow kisses on a brick wall

  204. goodpercy says:

    thousands of mouths chewing sweet poetry

  205. goodpercy says:

    behind this are humans at play

  206. goodpercy says:

    one part spit, two parts love

  207. goodpercy says:

    no threat of hand slap today

  208. goodpercy says:

    a small promise to my youth

  209. goodpercy says:

    within each gob, a childhood entire

  210. goodpercy says:

    calling all mischievous grown ups, chew!

  211. Amapola says:

    Hansel and Gretel discovered chewing gum.

  212. Miss Sally says:

    Just below the gum drop tree

  213. Jenna says:

    Carefree gum -it really does work.

  214. favepeep says:

    MOM! I can’t find my piece!

  215. Jenna says:

    There’s so much culture in LA.

  216. favepeep says:

    No, we can’t paint over it.

  217. vickiem says:

    Leaving a mark on the world

  218. Jenna says:

    What will Americans think of next?

  219. vickiem says:

    Progress…one gob at a time

  220. vickiem says:

    Art…one wad at a time

  221. Leslie-haadi says:

    You should see under the chairs.

  222. vickiem says:

    Free! Only one per person please.

  223. favepeep says:

    Gooey and chewy chop suey. Yum!

  224. favepeep says:

    Another bonbon experiment gone horribly wrong.

  225. favepeep says:

    Willie Wonka lost his temper again.

  226. aschoon says:

    The baby got out of control!!

  227. kathi wright says:

    time to give piece a chance.

  228. jdseger says:

    We got it covered, by gum!

  229. Knoxena says:

    Sailing throught life of disposible goods.

  230. Knoxena says:

    Sailing throught life of disposable goods.

  231. Roadcat97 says:

    Stop feeding pigeons your bubble gum!

  232. Miss Sally says:

    Local artist PG unveils “Birthday Explosion”

  233. Kim says:

    An I Spy Book gone bad.

  234. Kim says:

    Life size I spy book page.

  235. Baronness says:

    Messy but somehow beautiful … like sex.

  236. DynamicDbytheC says:

    DIYers substituting alternative materials, tacky makeover.

  237. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Cake decorator, candyman and contractor collide.

  238. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Who popped my lifetime of bubbles?

  239. Jb says:

    Where did I leave my gum?

  240. Veranda says:

    Beauty, when we all stick together!

  241. Sagacious says:

    Gum. But NOT with the wind!

  242. Sagacious says:

    Icky, kicky, sticky coloured pigeon poo.

  243. Lukkiecharm says:

    Amongst all color, peace in center.

  244. Lukkiecharm says:

    Last nights party. What a blast!

  245. Lukkiecharm says:

    I decided not to paint honey!

  246. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Who burst my lifetime of bubbles?

  247. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Housing bubbles burst, a paneful experience.

  248. catii says:

    While parents away, kids will play!

  249. catii says:

    Taste the rainbow….

  250. E. Joyce says:

    Throw enough crap, something will stick.

  251. veganapple says:

    Want some gum? iIve got plenty.

  252. veganapple says:

    i’ll never need to buy gum!

  253. veganapple says:

    who knew gum could disturb you?

  254. veganapple says:

    who stole my barf art idea?

  255. Darcy Grabenstein says:

    One man’s art. Another man’s spittle.

  256. A says:

    Christmas cheer! …Too much Christmas cheer.

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