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The Last Word: Week of Sept. 26

Come up with your own caption …And this week’s winners are . . .

“Good news is I got a job. Bad news, it’s the same one I had in high school.”
RICHARD SMITH, Santa Rosa

“So this is how trickle down economics works.”
JULIUS ORTH, Santa Rosa

“The ad said it was a management position. I ended up managing a deep fryer and 47 pounds of potatoes.”
MARK BOWMAN, Santa Rosa

“I got McFired.”
DALE STOUT, Sebastopol

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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.

Click here to see last week’s winners.





60 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Sept. 26”

  1. Al COHEN says:

    “Trickle-Down job economics.Once full time boss to part-time employee.

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  2. Kim Bishop says:

    Well Honey, what would you like to hear first? The good news, or the bad news?

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  3. Dale Stout says:

    Who knew Soylent Green would sell so well…

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  4. Dale Stout says:

    Even fast food is slowing down.

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  5. Dale Stout says:

    Make it 48%

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  6. Dale Stout says:

    Are there any “Community Organizer” jobs available?

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  7. richard smith says:

    It’s really kinda sad. Thirty years in banking,and I needed training to make change!

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  8. Mark Bowman says:

    The ad said it was a management position. I ended up managing a deep fryer and forty-seven pounds of potatoes.

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  9. Michael Sheehan says:

    Apparently, I DIDN”T deserve a break today.

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  10. Jean Anderson says:

    I can no longer tell the difference between the clown at my job and the clown in the White House.

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  11. Chuck G says:

    All I asked was if Obama would eat here….

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  12. Dale Stout says:

    The private sector’s doing fine? What a Whopper.

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  13. Mark Berube says:

    “They said I was over qualified at Hooters.”

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  14. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Put down the paper. Those stats are no longer accurate, they just went up.

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  15. Steve Marshall says:

    Well I finally got a window office.

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  16. Al Cohen says:

    “I said but I’m a vegetarian, they said after working here, we all are.”

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  17. Al Cohen says:

    “I know you like “Five Guys” burgers better, but they already had five guys.”

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  18. Dale Stout says:

    Mayor Bloomberg siphoned off all our profits.

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  19. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Last year the word was “super-size” and now I’m let go
    because the word has been changed to “down-size.

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  20. Julius Orth says:

    I got mugged on the way home from the office, then when the kid saw what I had in my pockets he gave me this stuff.

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  21. Frank says:

    get a job honey, the EPA justed past a gas tax

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  22. Dale Stout says:

    What a Kroc.

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  23. Kellie Ambrose says:

    From yes man to you want fries with that in company record time!

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  24. Julius Orth says:

    So this is how trickle down economics works.

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  25. richard smith says:

    I’ve gone from making a killing on Wall Street, to killing people with greasy french fries!

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  26. Dale Stout says:

    Unemployment: millions served.

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  27. Dale Stout says:

    Don’t Grimace.

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  28. Dale Stout says:

    I’m leavin’ it.

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  29. Kellie Ambrose says:

    Turn’s out I won’t be needing my suit or briefcase for my new job.

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  30. Dan J Drummond says:

    Damn those job creators! We are now part of the 47% that will not need to pay federal income tax next year.

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  31. Kellie Ambrose says:

    What’s for dinner? Anything but hamburgers!

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  32. Thomas Morabito says:

    I got demoted today.
    It was this or the clown suit.

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  33. Mark Berube says:

    “It’s a dog eat dog world out there honey. Glad it’s a burger joint.”

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  34. Dale Stout says:

    That’s a McWrap.

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  35. Dale Stout says:

    Super *sighs*

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  36. Dale Stout says:

    I didn’t cut the mustard.

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  37. Dale Stout says:

    Hold the lettuce, I’m in a pickle
    Let’s hit the sauce and forget it.

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  38. Al Cohen says:

    “They have good retirement benefits, all the condiments we would ever need, including catsup.”

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  39. Al Cohen says:

    ” It’s not all bad, our son is now my boss. He said he wouldn’t hold my Masters Degree against me.”

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  40. richard smith says:

    Well at least you won’t have to pick up my suits at the dry cleaners anymore!

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  41. Cookie Peplum says:

    “I’ve passed the point of no return. Do you know what that is, Beth? That’s the point in a journey where it’s longer to go back to the beginning. It’s like when those astronauts got in trouble. I don’t know, somebody messed up, and they had to get them back to Earth. But they had passed the point of no return. They were on the other side of the moon and were out of contact for like hours. Everybody waited to see if a bunch of dead guys in a can would pop out the other side. Well, that’s me. I’m on the other side of the moon now and everybody is going to have to wait until I pop out.”

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  42. Carole Huygen says:

    Well, I got hired as an “Assistant Kids Meal Engineer”. The Ronald MacDonald job has a waiting list.

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  43. Julius Orth says:

    This corporate sponsorship of political campaigns is going a little too far.

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  44. Mark Bowman says:

    I only took this job to help re-elect the President. On November 7th, I’m outta there!

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  45. richard smith says:

    After what I saw during training,I’ll never eat another Big Mac again!

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  46. John Claeys says:

    I think we need to consider your idea of
    growing “medical” marijuana, instead of this legitimate job.

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  47. bill paris says:

    My dear….I am not “loving it.”

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  48. bill paris says:

    Please do not tell me we are having cheeseburgers for dinner!

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  49. Al Cohen says:

    “My job is being outsourced, how quick can I learn Chinese?

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  50. Al Cohen says:

    ” I told the boss where he could shove that severance pay.”

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  51. Al Cohen says:

    “Well the NFL fired me, at least I still have Pop Warner.”

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  52. richard smith says:

    Good news…I got a job. Bad news…it’s the same one I had in high school!

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  53. Dale Stout says:

    If at first you don’t succeed, fry, fry again.

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  54. John Gianfermi says:

    “You can put that paper down honey,I just got a job with a Fortune 500 company.”

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  55. Dale Stout says:

    Please, no McRibbing.

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  56. Dale Stout says:

    First I was underemployed, now I’m unemployed.

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  57. Dale Stout says:

    I got McFired.

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  58. Brian Narelle says:

    I’m here to apply for the position of unemployed husband.

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  59. Julie Ambrose says:

    Honey this working at the golden arches is giving me swollen arches!

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  60. Lee stophlet says:

    “Geez Louise, Only 6 more years until retirement, I can’t WAIT”.

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