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[contests] The Sky That Wraps caption contest - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-09-29 05:53
Subject: [contests] The Sky That Wraps caption contest
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Tags:books, calendula, contests, funny, new zealand, photos, sky
Author copies of The Sky That Wraps have arrived. This is of course my gorgeous new short fiction collection from the delightful Subterranean Press. You can order it here, should you be so inclined.

The Sky That Wraps by Jay Lake

But we all know what author copies mean — a giveaway via caption contest! So I hereby declare another one of those suckers, based on a photo from the recent New Zealand trip. Your challenge is to write a caption that answers the question "Why is this man laughing so hard?"

First prize will be a personalized, signed copy of the book, additional prizes to be awarded at my discretion. Usual rules apply. I'll collect captions in comments here (at both jlake.com and jaylake.livejournal.com) until I get bored with it, then build a voting poll. Please try to limit the length of your entries or they may become truncated in the poll code.

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Jay laughing, Martinborough, NZ. © 2010, Shannon Page.

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Rafe
User: etcet
Date: 2010-09-29 13:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Your attempt at enacting a remake of Scanners' definitive scene tickles. OH MY GOD, THERE IS A SPARKLEPONY DANCING IN MY SINUSES."
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Little and foxy and sexy... what more do you want?
User: little_foxy
Date: 2010-09-29 13:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You were just given your first pair of velcro gloves! and then had to have it explained to you why you need them!
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e_bourne
User: e_bourne
Date: 2010-09-29 13:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Could someone please ask the Klingon to put his pants back on?
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User: elizaeffect
Date: 2010-09-29 14:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wonka's new tomato-flavored chewing gum sounded disgusting at first, but was a surprise hit at the Lake compound - until the transformation began...
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User: elizaeffect
Date: 2010-09-29 15:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
post-CEM reread: INVISIBLE EYEBALL SPORK
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User: elizaeffect
Date: 2010-09-29 15:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You are thinking of...PFFFT! Seriously? AHAHAHAHAHA! You are thinking of a...*sporfle* HAHAHAHA! I can't even say it, I'm la...laughing too hard!
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Tom
User: voidampersand
Date: 2010-09-29 14:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The Colossal Squid!
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Renfield
User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2010-09-29 14:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The kangaroo put what where?
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Deza
User: deza
Date: 2010-09-29 14:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"You think a published author makes how much?"
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Misty Marshall
User: mistymarshall
Date: 2010-09-29 14:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Just wow that is an amazing amazing cover
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CJ Marsicano (CJマルシカノ)
User: cjmarsicano
Date: 2010-09-29 14:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't need the silly turban and the sealed envelopes to do Johnny Carson's "Carnac The Magnificent" routine.

Edited at 2010-09-29 02:42 pm (UTC)
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ubiquitous_a: penny-sheldon-smirk
User: ubiquitous_a
Date: 2010-09-29 14:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:penny-sheldon-smirk
Wow, that squirting flower gag just never gets old!
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kimberlywade
User: kimberlywade
Date: 2010-09-29 15:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Caption: "It's not cancer!"
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They Didn't Ask Me: lifesavers-winslet
User: dr_phil_physics
Date: 2010-09-29 16:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:lifesavers-winslet
"I traveled halfway around the world to New Zealand and you call THAT a joke?"

Dr. Phil
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markbourne: mst3k
User: markbourne
Date: 2010-09-29 17:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:mst3k
"Jay rolled his eyes, an action he usually avoided because putting them back in again tickled like the dickens."
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CatJuggling
User: catjuggling
Date: 2010-09-29 17:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"I sense a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices cried out in terror, when I farted."

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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2010-09-29 18:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay's spirits get a lift when he learns that everyone at WorldCon actually thought his new hairstyle was a hat.
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Jennifer Brozek
User: jennifer_brozek
Date: 2010-09-29 18:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Contest: "Wait! Wait! This always works at home. I will split the bottle with my mind."

That is a gorgeous cover. Seriously. Can't wait to read it.
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Coffee Shop Whore
User: skidspoppe
Date: 2010-09-29 19:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And now, using only the power of my mind, I will cause my facial hair to grow...
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horace_hamster
User: horace_hamster
Date: 2010-09-29 21:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Nobody can tell a better joke than a daffodil lapel pin.
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Tom
User: voidampersand
Date: 2010-09-29 22:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
http://www.daffodilday.org.nz/
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2010-09-29 21:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Oopsie. Here I stand, all in a fit..."
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David Broussard
User: dbroussa
Date: 2010-09-29 21:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The CLAW!!!! Oh No, not the CLAAAWWWW!!!!
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User: daibheid
Date: 2010-09-30 00:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
no, seriously...what the heck just squirted out of my eye!
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Talekyn
User: talekyn
Date: 2010-09-30 05:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My copy was waiting in the 2.5 weeks worth of accumulated mail from this last trip. I cannot wait to dig into it!
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russ: lyles constant
User: goulo
Date: 2010-09-30 08:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:lyles constant
Because his cap is ribbed for extra pleasure.
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