There were some great captions submitted for last week's caption contest. I think this little piece of "Redneck Heaven in a Ballcap" helped explain my love of tight-bodied, "Scattered, Smothered and Covered" Waffle House Southerners who shake Darwin's theories of evolution and natural selection to their very core.
The winning caption was once again the first caption submitted. Mikey from The Gospel According to Mikey is incredibly cute and his caption had just enough of a callback to Dolly Parton's latest album that I had no choice but to make it the winning caption...
"Backwoods Ken: Sex appeal included, brains sold separately."
Mikey is so right - - this 2008 version of The Rifleman definitely has sex appeal. Sure, his family only recently evolved opposable thumbs, but he's sexy. And packin'.
I chose this week's picture because of the sports fans bathed in orange, something I saw way too much of this past Friday evening as the UT Vols (my alma mater) were gearing up to play the Florida Gators on Saturday...
If I had seen one more "UT football" orange and white t-shirt with the words "My Blood Runs Deep Orange" emblazoned on the front, I would have gone postal by way of Deliverance. And since I don't play the banjo and my parents are not cousins, I just can't pull that off.
But I'm better now. And I can admire the shirtless boy in the center, even though he's surrounded by orange t-shirts, an orange "trace your hand and make a turkey" dude to his right (wtf?!?) and two Rum-Tum-Tugger looking orange stalkers directly behind him.
Give 'em a caption. Or help them find a word that ryhmes with "orange."