Friday, July 12, 2013

He's Not Always Mr. Nice Guy

(my apologies to anyone who doesn't find this funny... it's mostly made for the benefit of Anne-girl, Margaret Hale and Marie.)

Monday, July 8, 2013


Fifty-two entries, peoples.  Fifty.  Two.  Entries.

This is the biggest response we've ever had to any Sink Me! contest in the year and a half that Sink Me!'s been running.

Why do I keep saying "we" when I'm the only one running the blog?  Maybe because I like to think of Sink Me! as a community of humorists and not just one blogger collecting stuff and making things and posting them.  Or maybe because it sounds more professional and less narcissistic to say "we" instead of "I."  You decide.

After much deliberation and confusion and delay, I have narrowed it down to fifteen finalists.  Yeah, I couldn't choose ten.  Y'all are too hilarious.  There were so many other entries that I wanted to include, but simply couldn't because the polls would be too big.  So keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for those pictures to pop up at sundry and random times (not affiliated with this contest).

Without further ado... our finalists, in no particular order!  I've given a title to each picture, and the video that the caption is taken from is hyperlinked in the title.  Some of the creators of these pictures have public blogs-- I've linked to those in their names.

"Oceanography!" by The Elf

"The Phone?" by Kimberly

"I Like Your Costume" by Charlotte

"Why Is It Gross?" by Jane B

"Breath War!" by The Elf

"Big Trak" by Anne-girl, Molly and Kimberly

"And You're Dead" by Alexandra (and sisters)

"I Just Cry" by Margaret Hale

"I Made a Valentine" by Quinlyn

"Hewwo" by Alexandra (and sisters)

"Still Cute Though!" by Anne-girl


"Birthday Stuff" by Quinlyn

"Twubble" by Inklings Press

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Contest Closed

Thank you so much for your submissions, everyone!  This contest is now closed.  I shall be posting the finalists for the poll on Monday... and a tough job it will be, picking them.  This is the biggest response to a contest we've had yet on Sink Me!, and I'm pleased and thrilled and I-don't-know-what-all! THANK YOU!

In the meantime, here's something to make you laugh...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Just a Quickie

Thank you so much to everyone who has been sending in pictures for the Bored Shorts competition!  I'm laughing myself into stitches over here.  :D Just wanted to let you know (as this seems to be a recurring question) that I am NOT putting a limit on how many pictures you can submit.  So go ahead and go crazy until Saturday at 9 PM!

Also... if you would like to submit pictures from classic black-and-white films with Bored Shorts captions, you are free to do so.  :D

Monday, July 1, 2013

I'll Give You a Hint... It Starts With P!

Many of the hilarious people who read and contribute to this blog are familiar with the Bored Shorts channel on YouTube-- a very clever family that puts together videos of their children telling family history (Kid History) or making up stories of their own (Kid Snippets), which the adults then lip-synch and act out.  The result is pretty funny.  And the videos are chock-full of great quotes.  Since Sink Me! is all about quotes (and pictures), I've decided to host a new contest this week, and the theme is... you guessed it... Kid Snippets and Kid History.  Naturally, I couldn't resist making a few examples.

From Babysittting and Pride and Prejudice 1995

From Punching Cars and The Scarlet Pimpernel

From Art Class and The Scarlet Pimpernel

From Babysitting (same link as the other one--it's the same video, yes thank you my dear) and Cranford

So... your job is to find any picture from any period drama that goes with a quote from a Bored Shorts video, put them together using Photoshop or PicMonkey or Paint or whatever you have to work with, and send it in to missdashwood95[AT]gmail[DOT]com.  Be creative.  Be wacky.  Don't worry about the picture actually making sense.  Bored Shorts doesn't make sense.  That's why it's funny.

Here's a playlist of Bored Shorts videos to get you started if you need ideas, and I've added some of my favorite quotes below for Inspiration.  Feel free to use these in your pictures if you are so inclined.

"Hey, you weirdos! I'm gonna steal your birthday stuff!"
"The timer in my head is running out. GUESS!"
"My baby brother IS CUUUUUUUUUUTE."
"My name is Jake and I'm poking the snake. Poke, poke, poke."
"Mom said NO SNACKS."
"Christmas is a magical time of joy and wonder.  Like you wonder when you're gonna open all those presents."
"Then he runned around and around and around.  The End."
"My mom doesn't make me eat peas ALL DAY YET."
"Randy's room's not clean!"
"Oceanology.  I had a class."
"You can't even taste it!" "Then why is it gross?"
"David's always the donkey."
"MOM! Can we sell our candy?"

Submissions are due by Saturday, July 6th.  I'll choose the top ten (or top whatever, depending on how many entries come in) and post them on Monday, and you can all vote for your favorite.  Any picture submitted to the contest may be posted on the blog at a later date (with full credit to you, of course), even if it doesn't make it into the poll. Please be aware of this as you submit your creations.  When you submit a picture, please also remember that I will add the Sink Me! watermark ( in an unobtrusive corner of the picture.  This will redirect people back to this blog if the pictures get reposted somewhere else.

Looking forward to your entries!  If you have any questions, do leave a comment.

Now I'm going to go run around and around and around.  The End.