Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Writer, a Camel, and Monty Python all walked into a bar...

Okay, who misses the camels? 

One person that I know of, at least. You know who you are. 

In case anyone else has been pining for camel pics*, here ya go:

Photo courtesy of

I love the smile on this camel's face. Makes you wonder what it's thinking. 

Hmm. What is this camel thinking? Something nice? Something naughty? Something totally outrageous?

I know! Why don't you decide? 

Caption-the-Camel Contest:

1. Study the picture.
2. Imagine yourself to be the camel. (If you're into method acting, that is. Otherwise, skip this step. It's not like I'll ever know the difference.)
3. Tell me in a comment what "you're" thinking.
4. Amuse me! Move me! Enlighten me! Make me groan! (Your choice. You don't have to do all of them.)
5. You know I'm difficult to offend, but do try to keep in within the realm of decency. If you find that you, in your new camel persona, are thinking bad words, mask them in the customary way ("@#$!"). Trust me, I'll fill in the blanks just fine. ;)

The First Ten participants will receive a free download of PRE-FIX (if you want it; if you already have it, you may transfer it to another party, or simply receive my gratitude for the smile you've no doubt given me).

The Writer of the Caption I Like Best (hint: this typically involves laughter on my part--I love to laugh), will receive a free pre-order of THE BIG FIX. Even if you're not in the first ten, you're still eligible for the main prize. (Again, this is transferable. Might I add that books make a great gift?)

Let's give it a week. The caption contest will end at 8 a.m. EDT next Wednesday, May 6, whereupon another camel will announce the winner. 

(This contest is US only, I'm afraid. But never fear, within a few weeks, in a guest post I'm doing on another blog, there will be an international contest! Details to follow.)

On your mark ...
Get set ...

*As opposed to pining for the fjords.**

**Yes, that was a gratuitous Monty Python reference.***

***If you don't know Monty Python ... oh, come on. Nobody doesn't know Monty Python. But if your memory is cloudy on the Dead Parrot sketch, here's a refresher:

P.S. Yes, I know. There is no bar. The camel, Monty Python, and I are not, in fact, having a drinking contest. Which is sad, because that probably would have been fun. Sorry about that! (Geez, writers will say anything for attention, won't they?)


S.P. Bowers said...

I thought of you this morning when I was doing yoga and they did the modified camel pose. :)

Hmmm, caption, how about....I could go a lot faster if you didn't weigh 300lbs.

Generic, I know, Hubby is the funny one in the relationship.

Unknown said...

This is the exact face I make when I order a Coke and the waitress asks if Pepsi will be okay.
It is a nonverbal “Bitch, please.”

Diane Henders said...

Welcome back, along with the camel! :-)

That camel is definitely up to no good. In fact, I'm pretty sure his caption is "Step around behind me, little man, and I'll show you how I feel about trekking across the desert."

Sandy said...

That camel looks either really smug or high. Or maybe both. Hmmm. How about, "I had a different kind of grass last night if you know what I mean."

Renee' Ross said...

This camel looks pretty proud of himself. "It's Wednesday, you say? Darling', in my world EVERY day is HUMP Day!"

Patsy said...

(I'm not in the U.S. but he's so clearly pleased with his devilish fart that I couldn't resist.

"I know it was the dates, but they're going to blame the Meerkats."

Judy, Judy, Judy said...

If he was a dyslexic camel he would have walked into a bra.

(Sorry - but revisiting the Monty Python skit sent me right into a bad pun spiral.)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I really like the smirky smile on that camel's face. I'm thinking it must have something to do with a sweet young camel who recently caught his eye. I'll bet she even has two shapely humps... (But she still has camel toes... go figure.)

But no caption for ya. My brain is taking a nap.