Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Poll: Which spoon-on-the-witness-stand caption fits best?


Given the depiction of a spoon on the witness stand, we were prepared for a few references to the nursery rhyme “Hey Diddle Diddle.” Indeed, with more than 150 entries, there were more than a few scenarios involving a dish and a spoon. There were also veiled (and not-so-veiled) references to spooning and paternity disputes over spork children.

Our staff winnowed the list down to these five captions. Now it’s your turn to pick the caption that will appear in an upcoming issue of the magazine:

“You left my client for quite a little dish, didn’t you?”—submitted by Lawrence Wood of Chicago, Illinois

Ironically, his testimony cut like a knife.—submitted by Steven H. Levin of Baltimore, Maryland

“Paternity tests show you’re the father of the spork.”— submitted by Dale Stout of Colorado Springs, Colorado

“Are you asking this court to believe that you’ve never been seen with my client?”—submitted by John Adam Bain of Alexandria, Virginia

“Mr. Spoon, let’s clarify for the Court, it is your testimony under oath, that before the accident, you did not see this fork in the road?”—submitted by Timothy C. Foley of Marina Bay, Quincy, Massachusetts

How to vote: Using our poll, select the caption you think best fits the scene depicted in the cartoon.

Voting period: Votes must be cast by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 22.

What’s the prize? Bragging rights. Plus, the winning caption and credit to the caption writer will appear in an upcoming issue of the ABA Journal.

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