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This was one heck of a picture this week wasn't it?

I mean, look at this guy carefully.

What an asp!

Speaking of which, we had a lot of excellent submissions from you guys this week. For my part, I thought this guy lost something in the translation and thought the saying was "the early nerd gets the germ-an snake". But, hey, good thing I wasn't playing. Here's some of the folks who slithered on by this week.

Japanese Noseloscopy

Snakes on the Brain

I told you if you sneezed too hard your brains would fall out.

It's snot! What you think it is?

Now I was torn between the next two to actually determine a winner so guess what? We have a double winner - both of whom are quite funny. And when you see them one after the other you'll see how I just couldn't separate them.

It took one hell of a worm to catch Jeremy but, yes, he took the bait.
Whitey (from *spits* Toronto)


When Samuel L. Jackson declined a role in "Snakes on a Plane 2" the guy who played Mr Miyagi was happy to accept the part.

(I love Whitey's caption but have no idea
what it might be referencing.)

Way to go guys. You be hangin' with the dufus. Well, actually, without getting all technical about it, Whitey and I hung out last weekend, with Sir Drinksalot, celebrating Canada Day with a couple of brewskies.

So Jeremy, looks like it's you and me guy. What do you want to do? We could check out the ophidians at the pet store. Wadda ya say?

Thanks to all for playing this week. See ya Wednesday for the next edition of Pause Ponder and Pun.


00dozo said…
(Dang, it's a bloody ghost town around the bloggerhood today.)

Congrats, Whitey and Jeremy! You both waxed on and waxed off with those captions.


And congrats to the honourables!

Thanks for another mention, dufus. (Hey, did you ever see that guy - a 'visual comic' - who would eat spaghetti and sneeze a noodle out of his nose and pull it back and forth? Gah! It put me off of my capellini for a month.)
SP said…
I hate snakes...
Cheryl P. said…
Congrats Whitey and Jeremy! Great captions. AND thanks for the mention nonamedufus.

Have a great week!!
nonamedufus said…
It is like a ghost town today, isn't it? No, I hafta say I never saw that guy but I'll see if I can Google or You Tube it.
nonamedufus said…
Oh, geez, me too.
nonamedufus said…
No problem, Cheryl. Thanks for playing!
00dozo said…
I tried to find the guy I saw but got a whole bunch of other idjits that believe this to be a favourite pastime. Well, I guess it's better (and safer) than 'blue angels' (and, paleeese, you must know what those are).
nonamedufus said…
The only blue angels I found on you tube were the guys that do loop the loops in airplanes. I don't think that's what you had in mind.
00dozo said…
Google "pyro flatulence" but don't try it at home - hell, don't try it at all!

nonamedufus said…
Ok, this guy has real talent.

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