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Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest:

Junk food, guns and a cartoon contest


Mike Smith

What should the word bubble say? Tell us in the Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest.

It's time for the February edition of the Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest — in which you get to help create an editorial cartoon.

The rules are simple: The award-winning Mike Smith provides a cartoon with a blank word bubble. You tell us what it should say.

All you have to do is submit your suggested caption in the comments below by 5 p.m. Feb. 13.

We'll pick our five favorite entries, and then you can vote for the winner between Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. Then we'll announce the winner Feb. 28.

You can see last month's winner here.

Good luck!

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  1. "Glaydus give me the debit card, look no background check"

  2. How about some chips and Glockamole?

  3. Do you have change for a 9mm?

  4. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.

  5. Alcohol, tobacco and firearms....who's got the chips?

  6. Chips? Aren't they a salt weapon?

  7. You need a background check for a Big Gulp in NYC.

  8. I call shotgun.

  9. I can dream. Can't I ?

  10. Thank God they got rid of all those unhealthy snacks; heart disease is the number one cause of death, after all.

  11. I'm thirsty let's go rob a convenience store.

  12. I am surprised at the snack machine, they kill more people than guns!

  13. "Oh look! Glock-Chocolate!"

  14. "I guess the consolation is that guns kill you quickly!"

  15. My wife put them in to help me with my diet. If I buy anything from the machine on the left, she chases me with something from the machine on the right.

  16. Republiguns or demosnacks?

  17. Definitely the gun, I can get more bang for the buck!

  18. I need to make sure I hit the right buttons for the one at the top... a,k,4,7

  19. Chips and clips

  20. Not share what hurts worse...getting shot or getting a Dorito stuck in the roof of you mouth.

  21. Both will be illegal, under the Obama administration.

  22. It's a cash and carry business.

  23. They both trigger negative responses.

  24. I didn't know the NRA had put vending machines in schools.

  25. I hear the government's coming to take our snacks.

  26. Thats too much. I can get that gun at walmart for $350.00

  27. I thought they got rid of all vending machines in high schools.

  28. I can't believe they want to run a background check to get a bag of Doritos!

  29. Can you believe they are still selling that junk food to our kids?

  30. Hope a food fight doesn't break out.

  31. It gives you food for thought.

  32. Look, the slow death costs much less than the quick death.

  33. Too bad there's no donuts or there would be plenty of cops around so we woundn't need the machine on the right.

  34. Says no food stamp cards allowed. Quess only Republicans will be able to buy from this machine.

  35. Whaddya have, a snack attack, or a slugfest?

  36. It replaced the cigarette machine...too many complaints.

  37. are both machine lo-cal?

  38. which machine is lo-cal

  39. are both machines available in LO-CAL items

  40. I Can't decide which will kill me faster.

  41. Nice, why don't we have anything like this in Chicago!

  42. "How do they expect us to shoot one another with "no" ammo vending machine in the mall"?

  43. "Call me old-school, I don't like those cheap, third-world sweat-shop guns"! I'd rather shoot someone with a gun that says, "Made in America" anyday"!

  44. "Smoke'em", if you got em, that's my motto"!

  45. "Want something honey"? "Think I'll grab a little somethin with a lower caliber for the ride home"!

  46. I don't know which one will kill you faster.

  47. How did they get those machines in the airport.

  48. That's the exact change I'm talking about.

  49. Excuse me while I vend my anger.

  50. I'll take a shot at it.

  51. Expect more, pay less for targets.

  52. You can't buy just one.

  53. "Love those Holiday Ad's, look honey, "Every time a bullet stings-an angel gets their wings"! "Isn't that just to die for"!

  54. "Hey look,they got "new" Nacho-flavored ammo chips, shaped like .45 rounds"!

  55. Yes, it is scary. One machine is full of deadly objects that can kill you and the other is full of guns !!!

  56. all things considered, I'll go for the skittles

  57. I'm on a Flack Free Low Calibre Diet....

  58. "Talk about killing your diet this year, this should speed up the process"

  59. Wow... look at that.They removed the soda machine. You know those soft drinks will kill you.

  60. Don't you just love these NRA conventions!

  61. Chips and POP!

  62. Get fat or get gat.

  63. I think I'll nab me a gun.

  64. What would you like? Lifesavers or Lifetakers?

  65. Hey look something more fatal than a slot machine.

  66. They should just combine the two into one vending machine and call it a snack attack.