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The Last Word: Week of March 18

Come up with your own caption …Here are this week’s winners:

“Let me guess. Last round?”
– RICHARD SMITH, Santa Rosa

“You’re taking me before Keith Richards? You must be a huge Stones fan.”
– MARK BOWMAN, Santa Rosa

“Gimme a minute, I haven’t finished my beer.”
– RAY SMITH, Cloverdale

“I heard they were hiring a new bouncer, but this may be going too far …”
– WILL LEE, Fort Bragg

“Oh come on. It was only a figure of speech when I said smoking and booze would be the death of me.”
– AL COHEN, Santa Rosa

“Can it wait ’til I get home, buddy? It’s still ‘Happy Hour’ here, ya know.”
– MARK BERUBE, Santa Rosa

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Every week, we’ll post a new cartoon on Watch Sonoma County and invite you to write the caption. Enter the contest by posting your caption below. Vote for your favorite by clicking “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on each entry.

PD staff will select several winners and publish them every Thursday on the Forum page in the Empire News section. Want a shot? Leave your real name and your email address for verification.

The cartoons are drawn by Gary Varvel, who has served as political cartoonist for The Indianapolis Star since 1994.

Click here to see last week’s winners.





56 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of March 18”

  1. J L Anderson says:

    Thank goodness you finally arrived…reading some of these lame captions was absolutely killing me!

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  2. Chuck G says:

    Yes, I do remember hearing that word Karma at one time or another

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  3. Michael Sheehan says:

    Sorry, but I plan to live forever. And everything was going great…up to now.

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  4. Will Lee says:

    “I heard they were hiring a new bouncer, but this might be going to far to control this rowdy crowd!”

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  5. Johnc says:

    As a matter of fact, I always drink and drive.

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  6. Will Lee says:

    “C’mon! I’ve heard of seeing pink elephants, but this is ridiculous!

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  7. Richard Smith says:

    I’m sorry Pal..(hic)..but I’m gonna have to respect..fully..(hic)..decline your invitation!

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  8. J L Anderson says:

    Where have you been? The last 3 crummy years of Obama have felt like 10 lifetimes.

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  9. Will Lee says:

    “I knew voting for Santorum would be the death of me!”

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  10. Will Lee says:

    ” I knew that last shot was one too many!”

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  11. J L Anderson says:

    You’re from the Death panel??? I thought you didn’t take effect until 2014!

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  12. Kellie Ambrose says:

    At least I don’t have to suffer through three more years of Alex Smith!

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  13. Mark Bowman says:

    You’re taking me BEFORE Keith Richards?! You must be a huge Stones fan.

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  14. Mark Bowman says:

    Could we stop by my bank on the way? I want to see if I CAN take it with me.

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  15. John Gianfermi says:

    Now take my wife……Pleeeeze!

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  16. J L Anderson says:

    What do you mean “it’s closing time?”

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  17. John says:

    Hell finally froze over? I KNEW I was overusing that phrase!

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  18. Julie Ambrose says:

    I finally found a bar I could smoke in,I thought I was in heaven.

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  19. Michael Sheehan says:

    Hey Grim, is it true the leading cause of death is being born?

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  20. Yes I do vaguely remember hearing the song “Que Surah,surah”

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  21. Chuck G. says:

    I thought the new Freeway Lanes would get me home faster, and I would be less stressed out. Boy, was I wrong!

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  22. Lee Stophlet says:

    “Oh hi dad, I was wondering where you were”

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  23. Michael Sheehan says:

    Get lost, or I’ll call Darryl from the Walking Dead over here to make my point.

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  24. Mark Bowman says:

    Have a seat, buddy! Let me get you a beer . . . and a mop.

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  25. Johnc says:

    I’ll have a cheeseburger to go, waiter.

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  26. Smelly Fish says:

    Sorry about the 2012 election Barrack. As the new union boss I can offer you a union plumbing presidency in wherever, USA for $100K.

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  27. Julie Ambrose says:

    Are you here to take Newt Gingrich’s Presidential campaign?

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  28. John Gianfermi says:

    I’m flattered by your proposition, but I’m just not into that sort of thing.

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  29. Les Shorter says:

    That is Not a banana in my pocket.

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  30. Trey Dunia says:

    Allright allright…I’ll go back to AA as long as you’re NOT my sponsor.

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  31. Michael Sheehan says:

    Wow, at least that fluoride water made your teeth look great.

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  32. Ray Smith says:

    Gimme a minute, I haven’t finished my beer!

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  33. Kellie Ambrose says:

    Time to go all ready? Alright but you better drive, I’m likely to crash and kill us both.

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  34. AL COHEN says:

    “Sorry, I already have a gardner,”

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  35. Richard Smith says:

    I knew I shouldn’t eat those old stale bar peanuts!

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  36. Mark Berube says:

    “How you doin’? Hmmmm, you are better looking at closing time.”

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  37. Mark Bowman says:

    How are things going over at the Surgeon General’s Office? Keeping you busy?

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  38. J L Anderson says:

    Killer outfit,man…you must really knock ‘em dead.

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  39. lauren lehmann says:

    You want to be my wing man? I bet your a lady killer!

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  40. Michael Sheehan says:

    Come back on April 15th…with what I owe in taxes, I’ll be ready then.

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  41. Michael Sheehan says:

    Well, boo-hoo. Everybody hates me too because I collect taxes for the IRS, but somebody’s got to do these jobs.

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  42. Jonathan Frishberg says:

    Sorry, I don’t know where he is.

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  43. Chris from Santa Rosa says:

    My good man, this is St. Patrick’s Day, not Halloween!

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  44. Dennis Anderson says:

    It is not April 15, so go away.

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  45. truth in news says:

    Oh, Hi! You must be Sonoma County’s answer to how to handle pensions!

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  46. AL COHEN says:

    “Oh come on,it was only a figure of speech when I said smoking and booze will be the death of me.”

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  47. Richard Smith says:

    Man… talk about a major Buzzkill!

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  48. Julie Ambrose says:

    Wow! these new anti smoking ads are really scary.

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  49. Kellie Ambrose says:

    Story of my life, I just payed my taxes!

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  50. AL COHEN says:

    “What a relief,at first I thought you were from the IRS.”

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  51. Frank Matters says:

    you must be with Obamacare

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  52. Jim Bennett says:

    Honey,
    I thought I told you not to come here.

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  53. Richard Smith says:

    Let me guess…last round?

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  54. Richard Smith says:

    Well…so much for Happy Hour!

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  55. lauren lehmann says:

    How’s my ex wife treating you?

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  56. Mark Berube says:

    “Can it wait ’til I get home buddy? It’s still ‘Happy Hour’ here ya know.”

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