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Six-Word Caption Contest #18 (And Winner #17)

Monday, February 18th, 2013

By Larry Smith

This President’s Day we challenge you to take a pensive pause from the often-insane political process and put forth your best six words for the picture you see here. You, Sir, may be no Jack Kennedy, but if your six gets our vote you’ll win $50 on Shutterfly. Share your six-word caption by 5pm EST on Friday, Feb. 22 in the comments area below to describe the photo you see here. Each entry should be a separate comment and you can submit up to 10 entries; read the official rules for more details.

Contest #17 winning caption describing the photo from last week’s contest is “Heart’s been hung out to dry,” by Meowmag.

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57 responses

  1. ShellDeFelice says:

    World on shoulders…Marilyn in bed.

  2. Knoxena says:

    I was dieing to become president.

  3. ShellDeFelice says:

    Cuba, Vietnam, the Moon…Oy Vey!

  4. ShellDeFelice says:

    Camelot? More like crisis a lot.

  5. JAD says:

    Feeling like I’m in this alone.

  6. Staraj says:

    “A picture worth a thousand days.”

  7. maryjane31 says:

    Contemplating his next bold historical move.

  8. maryjane31 says:

    Camelot not what you had expected?

  9. maryjane31 says:

    Talk with Jackie, surely she’ll understand.

  10. Tuenmun says:

    Will they notice one rose missing?

  11. steviedg95 says:

    Don’t fret- he left his mark

  12. marymc says:

    Much more I could have done.

  13. maryjane31 says:

    Should I cancel Dallas or not?

  14. carolann says:

    I remember- What can I do?

  15. carolann says:

    One thousand words are not enough.

  16. ShellDeFelice says:

    I should have been a cowboy.

  17. PV Harrington says:

    My life, still life, criss-cross!

  18. ShellDeFelice says:

    Keep trying to make a difference.

  19. hieronimo says:

    Stopped, but can’t smell the roses.

  20. NumbrOneAunt says:

    Ask not what could’ve been; unsearchable.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Even the prettiest rose has thorns.

  22. ShellDeFelice says:

    Fallible man. Strong, courageous, compassionate, leader.

  23. Jill says:

    When the world is at war.

  24. kate says:

    Dem flowers sure do look purdy.

  25. ibotero says:

    Those red flowers look really pretty

  26. Alicia says:

    I died, as so will these.

  27. Alicia says:

    History might never let me fade.

  28. Gabriella says:

    Oh, Flowers… I’m still not talking.

  29. Hockeymom says:

    The future is ours to make.

  30. Hockeymom says:

    Is he under my desk again?

  31. Hockeymom says:

    I wonder what they all know?

  32. Czeisner says:

    Flowers fading, and soon will I.

  33. Katherine Gotthardt says:

    Truthfully, I once got an F.

  34. Christopher J says:

    Flowers of remorse keep me sad.

  35. Sue M. says:

    Minding heavy matters that overshadow pose.

  36. Veronica Haworth says:

    So Sad, World is a Mess

  37. Elizabeth R. says:

    If only they kept me around…

  38. maryjane31 says:

    Attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro, Failure.

  39. maryjane31 says:

    I think I loved this man.

  40. kathi wright says:

    the calm before the political storm…

  41. dightonstreet says:

    Just want my clam chowder lunch.

  42. darkhairedgirl says:

    Flowers given to a troubled President.

  43. kathi wright says:

    his bloom too brief; abrubtly taken

  44. Amyra R. says:

    Beneath the surface, the thorns arise.

  45. maryjane31 says:

    Was youngest elected, youngest to die.

  46. maryjane31 says:

    Praying for guidance to lead courageously,

  47. kimbur says:

    A rose by any other name

  48. kimbur says:

    A Kennedy by any other name

  49. AJ Dent says:

    Framed in gold, written in red.

  50. DynamicDbytheC says:

    When he looked down at flowers.

  51. DynamicDbytheC says:

    When flowers were still under him.

  52. Miss Sally says:

    What can I do for America?

  53. epiclife says:

    Dead when cut, replace to maintain.

  54. Transpete says:

    Pensive in grief, triumphant in glory.

  55. Mia L says:

    Politics: i will never understand them

  56. Mia L says:

    ha these flowers are obviously fake

  57. Emran shariati says:

    Past is gone and never bak.

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