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The Last Word: Week of Aug. 5

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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 Friday 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 Gary Varvel, who has served as political cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star since 1994.

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56 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Aug. 5”

  1. Chris Wenmoth says:

    Now we know why there’s 5 rings. One for each hour of sleep we get if we want to be able to watch.

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  2. R.B. Fish says:

    Hmmm… circles look like peas. Hmmm… 5 pee’s per disposable diaper by London…Hmmm…20 pairs for $12…probably imported…is it soup yet , Hun?

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  3. Richard Smith says:

    Well that’s finally over,and the cartoon caption contest is late again…so let’s fool around!

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  4. miko carson says:

    “what happened to Bruce Jenners’ face?.. anywhoo, what do you think the Spice Girls will sing!?!”

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  5. Jim Bennett says:

    McDonald’s is the restaurant of choice for world class athletes?

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  6. jon geroux says:

    Any chance I’ll get lucky tonight?

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  7. Dan J Drummond says:

    Thank you for getting me NBC’s London 2012 Olympic Highlights DVD for my birthday, but I’d rather watch the new Palin show “Stars Earn Stripes”. I’m so glad John McCain discovered such a talented and amusing family.

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  8. Dan J Drummond says:

    Reruns already?!

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  9. Jean Anderson says:

    Whew – I can’t wait to see what the female beach volleyball players wear – or don’t wear – in Rio in 2016!

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  10. Dan J Drummond says:

    We missed it?!

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  11. susan anderson says:

    reminds me of how small my ring is and how small your….. um… go phelps !

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  12. R.B.Fish says:

    Honey, is that really a new birth control device?

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  13. Richard Smith says:

    Now that the Olympics are over, I hope the Brits are happy with their $15 billion in dept!

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  14. Dennis Anderson says:

    Thankfully the only terorist act was “and now a word from Bob Costa”.

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  15. Dale Stout says:

    I’m going to vote taxing gold medals out of office.

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  16. Dan J Drummond says:

    I miss American Ninja Warrior.

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  17. Bill says:

    NBC…Not By Crackofdawn. 1 a.m. and still showing prelims Martha.

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  18. If I see Phelps face one more time, I’m going to throw this couch at the TV.

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  19. John Violin says:

    They just said we won the GOLD for the most commercials watched.

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  20. AL COHEN says:

    “What color blind designer picked that awful grey for the U.S.A winners?”

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  21. hank freitas says:

    I remember when it did not cost anything to watch TV. If we have to pay…why all the commercials?

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  22. John Claeys says:

    “If you were’nt sittin’ on the damn remote again we just MIGHT be watching Pat and Vanna”.

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  23. Chuck G says:

    Let’s call the White House Hot-Line to see if Obama watched the USA Basketball game

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  24. Richard Smith says:

    For real man, that Bolt can really bolt man!

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  25. Mark Bowman says:

    I’m sick of all the commercials, too, dear, but think how much worse it will be in October.

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  26. janae says:

    George, do you think they glue their britches on—I just don’t know how they keep them up with all that running around.

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  27. PC says:

    Fred, Everything’s so PC– they even changed Ping Pong to Table Tennis.

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  28. janae says:

    Honey, this Water polo sport is interesting but when do the horses get in the water?

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  29. John Gianfermi says:

    “The real winners in the Olympics are BP and the IRS.”

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  30. Jean Anderson says:

    Watching almost makes me want to jump off the couch and get fit..almost. Pass the chips!

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  31. Chuck G says:

    I stayed up this late to hear that Obama wants to become royalty in London?

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  32. Bill Paris says:

    I’m headed back to the den to watch Dr. Drew.

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  33. John Gianfermi says:

    “Did you hear Phelps has a girlfriend- she’s a cocktail waitress he met at a dive bar.”

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  34. AL COHEN says:

    “I know hon you can do anything you set your mind to, but some of those gymnastic routines look difficult.”

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  35. Trey Dunia says:

    You shattered Usain Bolt’s record by a full 2 seconds last night…no more Women’s Volleyball for you.

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  36. Michael Sheehan says:

    After watching that beautiful Dutch field hockey team in action, they really need to add a big Orange ring to the Olympics.

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  37. R.B.Fish says:

    Look George, all those bubbles must mean they’re drinking champagne in London.

    Good night, Gracie.

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  38. Julius Orth says:

    Here we go again with the summer re-runs.

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  39. Richard Smith says:

    What a strange Olympics. I heard a,”Flying Squirrel” won a gold metal!

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  40. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Since when did you you become such a fan of beach volleyball? I thought watching baseball was your thing.

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  41. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Our picture hasn’t changed in two days. I guess Mitt was right, they aren’t ready.

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  42. Michael Sheehan says:

    Wow, was that the Dutch field hockey team, or a Hooters commercial? And I see why orange is your new favorite color!

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  43. Jim Bennett says:

    The ‘terrorism’s coming, just wait.

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  44. Chuck G says:

    No dear, Obama will not be competing for his native country!

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  45. John Gianfermi says:

    “I don’t know what was tighter, the security in London or the shorts worn by the womens volleyball team.”

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  46. Richard Smith says:

    Just think Harold, some day the Olympics might have a team from Mars!

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  47. Kim Bishop says:

    Too bad the presidential race isn’t over as fast as the Olympics.

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  48. Kellie Ambrose says:

    Wow! those two teams put the (BAD) in badminton.

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  49. AL COHEN says:

    “Sorry dear, Brandi Chastain is not in this Olympics.. They all have their shirts on.”

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  50. Julie Ambrose says:

    Deal, half hour of woman’s beach volleyball for a half hour of men’s swimming.

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  51. Michael Sheehan says:

    Pampered, spoiled people standing on pedestals and being told how great they are – is this the Olympics or the Presidential race?

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  52. Neal Rhorer says:

    Not another night of rings from London

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  53. Mark Berube says:

    “Let’s order pepperoni pizza.”

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  54. Mark Berube says:

    “Watching all this Olympic coverage has caused us to miss our last four exercise classes.”

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  55. Richard Smith says:

    After watching these Olympics for ten days, I’m starting to see rings before my eyes!

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  56. Jean Anderson says:

    Two weeks of wrestling. boxing, judo, kicking, shouting and running around in circles – sounds like a tune-up for the upcoming political conventions.

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