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The Last Word – Week of June 19

Come up with your own caption …

Here are this week’s winners:

You know us bears are going to be blamed for this market.”

“So much for that early hibernation you were planning on Dad.”

“Goldisachs has been playing with my money, and now it’s all gone.”

“So how did Goldilocks get hers just right. And who is Ponzi?”


Every week, we’ll post a new cartoon on Watch Sonoma County and invite you to write the caption. Enter the contest by posting your caption below. Vote for your favorite by clicking “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on each entry.

PD staff will select several winners and publish them every Tuesday on the Forum page in the Empire News section. Want a shot? Leave your real name and your email address for verification.

The cartoons are drawn by Mike Peters, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Dayton Daily News.

Click here to see last week’s winners.

44 Responses to “The Last Word – Week of June 19”

  1. Cynthia Axell says:

    We shouldn’t have let Goldie get away from us in a bear market.

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  2. Well they say it’s a Bear’s Market…it just makes me want to roar about those Bull’s hours.

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  3. Amy Miller says:

    Mom, Dad….How do you spell ‘embearassing’?

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  4. Susan says:

    I don’t know about yours, but mine is a 201k!

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  5. Amy Miller says:

    Wow, speaking as a bear…I was expecting a lot more.

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  6. Robert Plantz says:

    It looks like Goldilocks sacked everything.

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  7. James Bennett says:

    Doesn’ look like a bear market to me.

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  8. Thomas Morabito says:

    Mine just says:
    ” I.O.U. Love, Mom and Dad “

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  9. Richard Smith says:

    You know what they say about what “bears do in the woods”? I gotta do it right now!

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  10. Robert Plantz says:

    Well, Goldilocks liked my stuff. She ate some, broke some, messed some up, then left rested and well fed.

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  11. Ken Nugent says:

    Remember when a Grim Fairy Tale was spelled with two “M”s?!?

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  12. Demosthenes says:

    $2 per share? I guess it could be worse…we could be Lehman.

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  13. Richard Smith says:

    Well, there goes the penthouse.It’s back to our outhouse in the woods.

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  14. I can’t bear it anymore, let’s eat the rich!

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  15. BEN PARDELL santa rosa says:

    Well Mom & Pop it looks like our Investment Advisor Goldilocks is telling you guys it will be a long time before you can retire. As for me she put me in an excellent consumable, warm porridge.

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  16. Tanya Mufich says:

    Mom and Dad, what’s a 401-K? Is it kinda like the 401 months it took me to pass Kindergarten?

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  17. Anderson says:

    I keep hearing it’s a great market for bears, but this 401 Krap plan looks so bad we may have to live in the woods!

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  18. Brian Narelle says:

    If we can’t afford groceries I say next time we eat the little girl.

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  19. Diane Naylor says:

    So much for that early hibernation you were planning on Dad.

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  20. Al Cohen says:

    “Well there goes my college fund.Too bad because the University of Cal said I had what it takes to become a mascot.”

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  21. Thomas Morabito says:

    Goldisachs has been playing with MY money and now it’s all gone!

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  22. Richard Smith says:

    Well,we seem to have gone from a bear market, to a bare market!

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  23. john bly says:

    Maybe I better start renting out my bed and selling my porridge–

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  24. Chris Wenmoth says:

    I guess all of our 401-k plans were just right, huh Dad?

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  25. Charles Redd says:

    You know us bears are going to get blamed for this market!

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  26. John Lawson says:

    Sorry, Mama, Sorry, Papa, but I did my OWN trading, and mine is JUST right!

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  27. Donna Logar says:

    “Goldman Sachs? What happened to Goldilocks?”

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  28. Michael Sheehan says:

    I see a lot of bull, but not much to make this recession bearable. Does K stand for Kaput?

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  29. Logan Pitts says:

    Is it just me, or does the menu at this place keep getting worse and worse?

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  30. Kevin Kirby says:

    So, tell me again, how did Goldilocks get her’s just right…and who’s Ponzi?

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  31. Mark Berube says:

    Gee Mama, Gee Papa, since all our porridge is gone we should use our bail out claws, shred these worthless reports and eat them.

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  32. Western Cluebird says:

    At least we still have the right to arm bears.

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  33. Mark Bowman says:

    No, Papa, I don’t think it was Goldilocks this time. This looks like the work of her evil cousins, Fannie-locks and Freddie-locks!

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  34. Irene Garavito says:

    “Happily ever after? Happily ever after?!? Who are they kidding?”

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  35. Al Cohen says:

    “I hate to be the BEARER of bad news, but you know my porridge is gone, and my chair is broke. Now our money is gone, and we are broke.”

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  36. Lee Stophlet says:

    “Ma and Pa, we’re going to have to start getting rent from Goldilocks”…

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  37. Jim Gallagher says:

    Well, so much for the pot of honey. How about we start eating investment bankers?

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  38. John Gianfermi says:

    “It looks like we’ll never be able to afford anything but porridge”

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  39. Bob says:

    “Someone has been taking money out of my 401k”, exclaimed Papa Bear…

    “Someone has also taken money out of my 401k”, said Mama Bear…

    Baby Bear, “I don’t have anymore left in my 401k, my financial advisor said to invest in Greek Companies”

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  40. Jim Gallagher says:

    Whaddya mean, “We did this”?!

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  41. Phil Maher says:

    Good thing we were smart enough to short the market and don’t have to rely on this for our retirement the way the sheep do.

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  42. Steve Humphrey says:

    I never dreamed I would be looking forward to Bear Season.

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  43. Dan Callarman says:

    Try as we may to be a really nice bears, they always blame these market downturns on us! What a bunch of bull!

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  44. Michael Sheehan says:

    When she talked us into this plan, Goldilocks never told us the K stood for Katastrophe – time to hide the porridge.

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