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The Last Word: Week of Jan. 26

28lasteditedword And now for this week’s winners …

“Your babysitter just bailed you out.”
DALE STOUT, Sebastopol

“Money can’t buy you brains, son.”

“I knew Elvis Presley, and you’re no Elvis Presley.”
EMIL BACILLA, Sebastopol

“Just for you, we’re changing the name to ‘smug’ shots.”


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 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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62 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Jan. 26”

  1. Madeline Lipton says:

    “In my day we cracked a smile for that hair,er I mean this here birdie.”

  2. Tim Collins says:

    The good news is you beat President Obama in the latest deportation polls,…..but not by much!

  3. Tim Collins says:

    Canada called, they said Rock-on, your on your own!

    Tim Collins Antioch, Illinois.

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  5. Roger Steinhorst says:

    Your an actor, why don’t you try playing the role of a likable guy.

  6. Roger Steinhorst says:

    You are way overdue for a makeover.

  7. Bonnie Gilbert says:

    Money can’t buy you brains son.

  8. Martha Harper says:

    You’re lucky. You could be talking to Heath and River right now!

  9. Martha Harper says:

    My portrait will show your girlie fans who you really are!

  10. Michael Sheehan says:

    Hey, my daughter’s named Justine too, and wears those same earrings!

  11. Lynn Brown says:

    No, Justine, this is NOT a screen test.

  12. Susan Harbour says:

    Just because you have a Justin Bieber hairdo, doesn’t mean you have to get arrested.

  13. Emil Bacilla says:

    I knew Elvis Presley and you’re no Elvis Presley.

  14. Dan Reilly says:

    I thought you had been warned about hanging out with Whitey and Larry. June and Ward are going to be dis…what’s that, oh you said Bieber, not Beaver.

  15. Dale Stout says:

    Your babysitter just bailed you out.

  16. Steve Thomas says:

    Say Biebs!

  17. Roger Steinhorst says:

    My kids like you but I think you stink.

  18. Kellie Ambrose says:

    Just one more for my kid. SMILE!

  19. Michael Motley says:

    Believe, Justin!

  20. Michael Motley says:

    Well, it looks like you’re going to retire from music for a while, after all!

  21. Miguel A Reyes says:

    You know, this may appear on You Tube. Have you ever appeared on You Tube, Mr. Bieber?

  22. Richard Smith says:

    Just for you…we’re changing the name to,”smug” shots!

  23. Bob Charbonnier says:

    So you want this picture for your next album cover?

  24. Bob Charbonnier says:

    So you wanted the picture for your next album cover?

  25. Geoff Johnson says:

    This isn’t for your continuation high school yearbook, and I can’t give you wallet-sized prints for your friends.

  26. Tom Reidenbach says:

    And you thought the paparazzi were irritating.. . .Smile

  27. Geoff Johnson says:

    No, I can’t give you a copy to send to American Idol.

  28. Rene Foppe says:

    Let’s try that again, and this time without the duckface!

  29. Rene Foppe says:

    No, I can’t upload this to your Facebook page.

  30. Richard Begley says:

    I’m a big fan of yours, Justin. Would you mind autographing one of the mugshots for me?

  31. Michael Motley says:

    Orange you going to give me your big smile first?

  32. Michael Motley says:

    Only 50 mph in a Lamborghini? That doesn’t help your girly-man image, Biebs.

  33. Lynn Brown says:

    Don’t race your car. Your hair will lay back normally when you slow down.

  34. Lynn Brown says:

    Don’t worry. I won’t shoot. I have ICE in my veins.

  35. Alright baby face. Give me that Crazy Charles Manson Devil Worshiper Look.

  36. Valorie Whitehall says:

    ♫ You smile, I smile ♫ just like your song says. Oh come on, sing it with me. ♫ You smile, I smile ♫

  37. Roger A Fernwood says:

    Give it arrest!

  38. Roger A Fernwood says:

    Give t arrest!

  39. Al Cohen says:

    “When I see “smug” shots like yours it means your not ready to face the music.”

  40. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    I should have been a Paparazzi.

  41. Mark Bowman says:

    You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to apologize to my daughter and her friends. You have the right to fire your publicity agent.

  42. Mark Bowman says:

    I recommend you read Miley’s book: “How to Act Like a Fool Without Getting Arrested.”

  43. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Keep it up and you’ll be heading for Sing Sing.

  44. Jeff Allee says:

    Please look directly into the camera young lady.

  45. Richard Smith says:

    O.K. This ones for my daughter …so try to smile!

  46. Michael Motley says:

    I hope your sentence is 60 days listening to your own music.

  47. Roger Steinhorst says:

    You know, you are something special.

  48. Roger Steinhorst says:

    I don’t blame you, your money makes you special…And, at 19, you don’t even know what the rules are because you are so special.

  49. Roger Steinhorst says:

    My son’s your age but he’s not famous so he works for a modest wage and is too poor to break the law. He is trying to work his way up.

  50. Donna Logar says:

    My eleven year old daughter is never going to forgive me…

  51. Julie Ambrose says:

    “You know, here in the US, you HAVE the right to remain silent.”

  52. Al Cohen says:

    ” When Judge Judy gets through with you, your hair will really stand on end.”

  53. Al Cohen says:

    ” Looks like your day started with a bad hair day, and ended with a career swan song.”

  54. Al Cohen says:

    “I watched the Grammy Awards, your Police Record won for the most popular record of 2014.”

  55. Michael Sheehan says:

    OOOOO, Canada…you must be so proud!

  56. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    Man, I wanna be you: You get “Money for nothing and your chicks for free.”

  57. Geoff Johnson says:

    We’ll ignore the hair, and call it 5’6″

  58. John Long says:

    Believe me, boy, this is what happens when you flirt.

  59. John Long says:

    Take my advice, Kid, being a teen idol is not what’s cracked up to be.

  60. Mark Bowman says:

    You have the right to consult with an attorney. Your hair, however, is on its own.

  61. Richard Smith says:

    I think you still have a little egg on your face!

  62. Maurice Fliess says:

    Sarge said to treat you like every other offender even though you’re a celebrity. Got that, Miley?