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    Caption This! It’s fun and easy: look at the picture, think of an amusing or absurd comment, and put it in a comment to this post. One sample caption is provided below, but you need not emulate it, or pattern your reply after it. You might want to view the full-sized image; click it to open it in the Image Gallery.

    If you’re not familiar with “Caption This” contests, it’s high time you learned. Here are some examples from gossip blogs, gaming blogs, expensive sneaker contests, and even The New Yorker.

    Winner selection and prizes.
    One winning caption will be selected from the comment threads on each article. Selection criteria is up to the sole discretion of site staff, and being funny certainly won’t hurt your chances, but this isn’t necessarily a joke contest. An especially clever or insightful comment can be as effective as a good one liner. There’s no word limit, but it’s a good idea to be as brief and to the point as possible.

    The author of that caption will win one of these. As you can read, the card is identical to the one included in the WWI Paris goodie bag. Each card holds two codes; one that will give you a slot in the ongoing WoW WotLK beta test, and the other that can be redeemed for a Tyrael mini-pet, an ultra-rare WoW pet available exclusively from this card.

    Contest closes at midnight, Sunday, August 24th, 2008. Here are the four images:

    Here’s the image for this contest.

    Sample caption: “Spider! Spider! Spider!”

    Winner: None of these entries stood out head and shoulders above the rest, but Uldyssian’s did a nice job referencing the ongoing art direction debate, and it was funny. Congrats!

    “Back you foul colors and beautiful design… BACK!”

    Ryle’s made me (Flux) laugh the hardest, but since it wasn’t Diablo-related, (it references the US Marine creed, famously delivered in Full Metal Jacket) we didn’t think it should have the top spot. Sadly, we have only one prize for each caption this screenshot, so Ryle wins only a vague sense of accomplishment.

    This is my dagger. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

    Honorable Mentions, in order they were posted:
    Most common themes: Wii Fit jokes, how to enter the Secret Cow Level jokes, and “what’s the barb wearing under his kilt?” jokes.

    Hmmm . . . lets see if /dance works in this game too

    How many Barbarians does it take to screw in a candle?

    Left left down up…no…left left up down…no…
    Dammit, how do I get to the cow level?!

    It slices, it dices, it even cuts your hair! Get it all with the Sliceomatic 5000*!
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    Our hero fought vigorously in an attempt to deflect the mighty blows from the spawns of Hell. But alas, the looming attackers were only in his mind.

    whatca gonna do when hulkamania runs wild over youuuuuuu!!!!!!!

    “Wii Fit really IS a good workout!”

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