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Six-Word Caption Contest #13 (and Winner #12)

Monday, December 10th, 2012

By Larry Smith

SMITH and Shutterfly’s Six-Word Caption Contest continues as we seek your six words that describe the photo you see above. One concise clown will win a gift certificate for $50 for Shutterfly. Leave your six-word caption in the comments area below by 5pm EST this Friday, Dec. 14. Each entry should be separate comment and you can submit up to 10 entries; read the official rules for more details.

Doggonit was it tough to pick a winner among the hundreds of smart and witty puppies this past week who shared six words to describe the playful Christmas scene seen in this blog post. And the winning six is… “Ralph never knew he was adopted,” by H2point0. Thanks to all who got into the spirit of the contest—tis the season to be six-y.

133 responses

  1. DukeRaider says:

    Early warning signs of sociopathic tendencies.

  2. DukeRaider says:

    Mom promised she wouldn’t show anyone!

  3. DukeRaider says:

    Line forms awaiting Stephen King’s “It.”

  4. DukeRaider says:

    Clowns now officially creep me out.

  5. Wolfie says:

    Do you think something smells funny?

  6. Miss Sally says:

    Eighteen, and I’m SO outta here!

  7. Wolfie says:

    Apples fall close to the tree.

  8. Miss Sally says:

    But it makes me look FAT!

  9. Wolfie says:

    I am never going outside again!

  10. Wolfie says:

    At least we’re not mimes again.

  11. Wolfie says:

    Don’t make me laugh. Not funny.

  12. DukeRaider says:

    Proof why kids hate their parents.

  13. DukeRaider says:

    “Hank paid on his bet. Grudgingly.”

  14. DukeRaider says:

    Am I a clown or pinata?

  15. Robin Slick says:

    Armageddon precursor: Send in the clowns

  16. hieronimo says:

    My therapist says it started here.

  17. Whelp says:

    Jesteyears it was cool to clown

  18. Whelp says:

    Wanted the silly only clowns get

  19. Whelp says:

    3###^{}|~>24$&@556;;;;:XXXX!!!.?!$78 our age in clown years

  20. maryjane31 says:

    Hey big guy don’t start crying.

  21. zamadeus says:

    wait, it’s not a costume party?

  22. PlanetClaire says:

    Don’t wanna go to (clown) school!

  23. scribbling_scribe says:

    Shhh! We’re Santa’s elves in disguise.

  24. mzejay says:

    Before the bedazzler there were pompoms.

  25. mzejay says:

    Clown school graduation day photo op.

  26. DukeRaider says:

    Pretty sure the seamstress was drunk.

  27. DukeRaider says:

    Models for Baskin Robbins’ clown cones?

  28. rabbithole says:

    Poor Yorick found his calling early.

  29. rabbithole says:

    Pre-school Rigoletto auditions always cause heartbreak.

  30. Abbz24 says:

    They said everything would get better.

  31. John Big John says:

    Lifetime of being single started here.

  32. maryjane31 says:

    Our names are Happy and Sad.

  33. maryjane31 says:

    We shall never mention this again!

  34. maryjane31 says:

    OK where is the exit please?

  35. JAD says:

    Not cut out to be clowns.

  36. Savita says:

    Mom said this would look “sophisticated”.

  37. H2point0 says:

    The next thought? Rob a bank.

  38. H2point0 says:

    It was different in the seventies.

  39. Miss Sally says:

    I HATE this stupid clown suit!!

  40. Miss Sally says:

    Can you hear me screaming inside?

  41. Miss Sally says:

    Camera shy and we know why.

  42. Illuminatrix says:

    The shit we do for candy.

  43. Illuminatrix says:

    Messed up thing is they’re coulrophobic.

  44. Illuminatrix says:

    Then the bitch says, “Entertain me.”

  45. Illuminatrix says:

    I can smell our future alcoholism.

  46. Illuminatrix says:

    Guarantee of majorly warped teenage brothers.

  47. Illuminatrix says:

    These clowns choose your retirement home.

  48. Illuminatrix says:

    Potty-trained, but crapping for revenge.

  49. Illuminatrix says:

    “What are you boys?” “Cereal killers.”

  50. PlanetClaire says:

    The Ringling kids were nice, but …

  51. Illuminatrix says:

    Isn’t this crap for, like, chihuahuas?!

  52. Illuminatrix says:

    Later…We know where she sleeps.

  53. PlanetClaire says:

    Who’s babysitting? Amanda Smeedy, Baby Tamer.

  54. kisskissgirl says:

    Tsk, couldn’t afford professional birthday clowns.

  55. kisskissgirl says:

    Don’t cry big brother…it’ll pass!

  56. mzejay says:

    Child labor laws left us behind.

  57. PaulH says:

    Isn’t it bliss?
    Don’t you approve?

  58. Emery Smith says:

    Don’t show this to our wives.

  59. Bagel bro says:

    She wonders why we clown around

  60. Miss Sally says:

    If I believe strong enough…poof!

  61. Miss Sally says:

    I’m a ballerina! Not a CLOWN!

  62. alexispc84 says:

    Never invited to another party again!

  63. Hank says:


  64. Hank says:


  65. Hank says:

    Who has more balls now, crybaby?

  66. Hank says:

    I’m Sally, you’re John Wayne who?

  67. Hank says:

    What the heck is a “mummer”?

  68. Hank says:

    Always! Always! I get moo-moo red!

  69. Hank says:

    Gotta go potty. Never mind.

  70. Hank says:

    Psst, check out what THEY’RE wearing!

  71. Hank says:

    Next time call TAILS, genius!

  72. Hank says:

    Wasn’t Granny in the chair?

  73. Katherine Gotthardt says:

    Quiet! We were born this way.

  74. Chris says:

    Been playing with mom’s makeup again?

  75. Autumn22 says:

    The Avon lady scored big this week.

  76. Autumn22 says:

    Since when did they have clowns in the Christmas pagent?

  77. Autumn22 says:

    No, seriously, my sister told me the invitation said wear clown costumes.

  78. Autumn22 says:

    Playing office. Dad says he works with a bunch of clowns.

  79. maryjane31 says:

    Yes, aren’t we just so special?

  80. maryjane31 says:

    Can we end this now? Seriously.

  81. Songwriter says:

    It was a low budget Halloween.

  82. brandonindothan says:

    Alright, who farted?!

  83. brandonindothan says:

    Get the chair in the picture!

  84. brandonindothan says:

    In our NEXT act…

  85. brandonindothan says:

    Spongebob better be DVRing.

  86. Wolfie says:

    Life’s just one big circus show.

  87. Wolfie says:

    There’s no Buisness like show Buisness!

  88. Wolfie says:

    Lets pray we can get adopted!

  89. Miss Sally says:

    Taken just minutes before child vanished.

  90. deliibeli says:

    ‘Clowning around’ certainly at its finest.

  91. diana.chav says:

    Ronald McDonald’s bloodline continues to prevail.

  92. legend.of.aang says:

    A mother’s revenge for inadequate grades.

  93. says:

    “Will ride mini unicycles for food”

  94. kitten_1212 says:

    Reasons why the Smith’s WANTED homeschooling…

  95. linda_smo12 says:

    Will juggle for a happy meal.

  96. dark_knight says:

    Then we realized, “Why so serious?”

  97. dark_knight1 says:

    If the Joker ever had children…

  98. taangrule93 says:

    “Getting a REAL clown’s expensive, girls!”

  99. littlemonster says:

    Skittles can NOT compete with us.

  100. dboy12 says:

    Because dressing normal is too mainstream

  101. dboy12 says:

    Shouldn’t have bet on the cubs

  102. Roxane says:

    PLEASE Mom, I’ve really got to potty!

  103. Roxane says:

    I ASKED for a princess costume!

  104. Roxane says:

    WHY did you let HIM pick???

  105. Beth says:

    Does this make me look fat?

  106. Beth says:

    Punishment for laughing at mom’s cooking.

  107. Beth says:

    “…funny like I’m a clown?” -Goodfellas

  108. Beth says:

    You mean, Halloween isn’t until tomorrow?!

  109. Beth says:

    Do I look like I’m amused?

  110. Beth says:

    No mom, clowns were NEVER cool.

  111. Beth says:

    I told you WE should pick.

  112. coolpic G says:

    hold..Our Show, About to Begin!

  113. coolpic G says:

    we look COOL …dont we ;I !!

  114. favepeep says:

    Both in therapy by year’s end.

  115. Robinder2 says:

    Another day at the Bozo household!

  116. Robinder2 says:

    “…I thought our school uniforms sucked!”

  117. Robinder2 says:

    “This doesn’t look like the circus!”

  118. Robinder2 says:

    “We’re going as Congressmen for Halloween!”

  119. Robinder2 says:

    I wonder what the couch thinks.

  120. Robinder2 says:

    Warning! Box of crayons may explode!

  121. Wolfie says:

    Why are we doing this? Again?

  122. Wolfie says:

    Handover the note, grab money, Run!

  123. Miss Sally says:

    Gloom, despair and agony on me.

  124. Miss Sally says:

    “The tears of a clown”, illustrated.

  125. Autumn22 says:

    Clown is our last name. Just deal.

  126. Autumn22 says:

    Wait until you see the dog.

  127. Autumn22 says:

    No one will understand Christmas clowns.

  128. Autumn22 says:

    Pom-poms. They are called pom-poms, OK?

  129. Autumn22 says:

    Opps. Past deadline, sorry. My best captions too!

  130. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Overcoming fear of clowns. Starting small.

  131. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Little sister upstaging my clown debut.

  132. SE123 says:

    On the count of three - RUN!

  133. Kelley says:

    They said we wouldn’t be scary!

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