(Adam grimacing as he reads through the caption contest entries)
Well, the entries have been vetted and the winner has been chosen. It has been a tough process picking a winner from the more than 280 entries received for the caption contest. Not many were funny. Some were downright rude. Some were pathetic. Some clearly showed that the writers should not give up their day jobs and go into comedy writing. All the entries kind of showed what we have known for some time now. That Malaysians have lost their sense of humour along with their petrol subsidies. But we said there would be a winner and so we have to pick one...................Patrick Teoh
What is it about Malaysians and infantile erection jokes? Many of the entries were with gay innuendos and hitting below the belt, literally. Instead of lampooning the scenario, some choose to make anonymous personal attacks on the minister. Maybe is the angst venting but surely the message is lost Anyway, congrats to the winner...........................TV Smith
The winning entry...
1:46 PM, March 09, 2006
Congratulations, erina93 you're the winner of ONE of the following prizes:-
1. Satay dinner and teh tarik for you and your partner with TV Smith and Patrick Teoh at Studio 5, Ampang Jaya.
2. 2 tickets to the KLPAC production of Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming", March 24 to April 2, 2006.
3. A visit from TV Smith and Patrick Teoh AND the King of Malaysian Bloggers, Jeff Ooi to your town of residence to buy you and your partner a dinner and teh tarik and maybe tok some kok. Peninsula Malaysia only. Sorry.
4. The name and address of Ong Ka Ting's tailor.
To claim your prize please send an email with your contact details and the prize you would like to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries can be read here.
Special thanks to Suanie for the balloon captions.