Sunday, October 14, 2018

FGES Deadline Looms!

The deadline to enter your captions for AlpoJones' Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Caption Competition is a second before the end of Halloween.

There have been a few entries, but not nearly as many as anticipated. Don't miss your chance to possess the questionable polyesterables.

See AJ's captionable photo HERE.

If you're on Tumblr, send your caption to AJ via Tumblr's direct message feature. If you're not on Tumblr, sign up! It's easy, and all it costs is your immortal soul.

If you can't hang with Tumblr, you may leave your caption on MY POST (not this post - the one in the link) and I will forward it to AJ. Please be sure to specify that your comment is a caption entry.

Happy captioning!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Official AlpoJones Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Caption Competition

Hey, folks. As you probably saw here previously, the current winner of the Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Competition, AlpoJones, has put up her official Shorts picture for you all to try your hands at captioning in the hopes of winning the vile cherished items.

Whether you have or haven't seen my previous post, don't bother looking for it. I've taken it down in order to avoid some confusion, but we'll get to that in a moment. For now, here is the picture:

Pretty nifty, eh? And HERE is the link to the picture on AJ's Tumblr.

Here's where things might get a little tricky. Tumblr is a strange beast. The good news is you don't have to be a Tumblr user to use the "Submit" function from the menu on AJ's Tumblr. So that's one option for leaving a caption.

On the bad news side of things, even if you are on Tumblr, apparently you can only make comments directly on someone's posts from within your own dashboard. So if you're a Tumblr-er AND you're following AJ, but you missed that particular post, you'd have to scroll down forever to find it - depending on how many people you follow and how prolific they are (and AJ alone is pretty darned prolific).

It seems that your best option for leaving a caption from within Tumblr is via their direct messaging system, assuming AJ has her settings such that she allows messages from non-followers, which I have advised her to do (if she hadn't already). Confused yet? Me too!

Therefore, if you're not already on Tumblr and don't want to be bothered getting an account there, or if you ARE on Tumblr but can't be arsed with all their weird restrictions, then please feel free to leave your caption submissions right here on this post, and I will forward them to AJ.

AJ has established a deadline for submissions of midnight on Halloween, which of course is Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 - that being the midnight between All Hallow's Eve (Wednesday) and All Saints Day (Thursday).

To retiterate:

1. Deadline: 10/31/2018 at 11:59:59 PM PDT.

2. Submit directly to AJ on Tumlbr, or right here.

Happy captioning, everybody. Now GET TO IT!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Mail Call!

See here

The FGES have arrived!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

FGES In Transit

The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts are currently working their way to Alpo Jones in the great state of Washington.

It will be interesting to see how the FGES competition will work out on Tumblr. If you already have a Tumblr account, you may want to follow A.J. If you don't have one, get one! If that's too much, I shall be keeping a careful watch of the Shorts' progress on Tumblr (in case you're interested, my Tumblr is called "Rimpy's Pinkeye"), and I will keep you abreast (heh heh) on this blog.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Freakin' Winner Is...


Well, this is it: the moment you've all been waiting for - some of you for over five years! The announcement of the winner of the Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Caption Competition.

It wasn't easy picking a winner - they're were so many worthy contenders. In fact, just to be thorough, there was a total of 10 people submitting captions, with 16 captions in all. Of those 10 people, Inexplicable DeVice inexplicably asked that his three captions not be considered for the win. This brought the total number of eligible captions down to 12. Too bad for IDV, for he had some darned good ones, but it made my job a little bit easier.

In case any of you are checking the contest post, counting entrants and coming up short, that's because the entry of one contestant - Adem K. - wound up on a subsequent post because I stupidly made a rather confusing link to it.

Before I announce the winner, it's worth noting some of the more outstanding entries (and a non-official entry). I'm not doing any "second-place" or "runners-up" or any such nonsense. These are just some I particularly liked and thought they bore repeating, so let's call them "Honorable Mentions":


Past winner and fan-fave...


... Eroswings wowed me with four - count 'em - FOUR captions. The one I liked best was a reworking of the Mamas and the Papas' classic:

California Dreaming - The FGES remix

All the stains are brown (all the stains are brown)
And the lining is grey (and the lining is grey)
I've been for a walk (I've been for a walk)
In these Shorts all day (In these Shorts all day)
I'd be safe and warm (I'd be safe and warm)
If I was in L.A. (if I was in L.A.)
California dreamin' (California dreamin')
Do these Shorts make me gay?

Inexplicable DeVice:

Former two-time winner of the dreaded pantaloons...

... Inexplicable DeVice, submitted some boffo captions, but recused himself from the proceedings. My favorite was:

"The fumes from the FGES having gone to his head, Rimpy gets completely the wrong end of the stick when advised to rub on some bronzer."

But now, without further ado, I present the winner of TFGES Competition. Maestro, if you please...

It's Alpo Jones!

The part of Alpo Jones is being played by Stephanie Patterson

Alpo Jones' winning caption was short, succinct and tickled me pink:

"Try online dating," they said. "Everyone's doing it," they said. "What've you got to lose?" they said.

Congratulations, Alpo Jones.

That's it. Thanks to all who entered or just followed along. It's been fun. I can't wait to see what AJ does with the FGES.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

FGES Competition Results Pending

Hi y'all. I know I said I wanted to have the announcement of a winner by now. We are SO close! However, there has been a slight snag. I'm hoping to have this cleared up ASAP. Stay tuned.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The FGES Polls Are Now Closed

The deadline for entering captions for the Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Competition has now passed. Thanks to all who entered, read and supported the contest. Special thanks are due to The Mistress and Inexplicable Device, who have been very on the ball with passing along updates about the contest.

There were a lot of worthy entries, and I have my work cut out for me in choosing a winner. I'm busy with work for the rest of this work, but I hope to have the announcement of a winner posted by Sunday (Aug. 19) evening.

Long live the Freakin' Green Elf Shorts!