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The Last Word: Week of Feb. 23

22lastwordart And the winners are …

“Haven’t you been begging for smaller classes?”

“I’m the child left behind.”

“You think if I knew I’d be sitting here?”
JEFF ALLEE, Santa Rosa

“They all out practicing for the 2022 winter Olympic Games.”
AL COHEN, Santa Rosa

“Did you forget, Mom? Today is Bring-Your-Child To Work Day.”


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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54 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Feb. 23”

  1. Tim Collins says:

    “There’s a half-off “Ammo” sale at the mall today”!

  2. Martha Harper says:

    We live in Florida, ma’am. No one knows what to do when it snows. I, on the other hand, moved from Michigan!

  3. Martha Harper says:

    Well, Bobby licked the flag pole out front and he’s stuck fast. I don’t know where everyone else is!

  4. Jim Owen Jr says:

    Everybody’s out side. Miley Cyrus is here showing them the proper way to make Snow Angels.

  5. Valorie Whitehall says:

    Vacationing in Sunny California

  6. Kellie Ambrose says:

    I don’t know’ I’ll gladly go look for them.

  7. Michael Sheehan says:

    Obviously NOT here in remedial reading class.

  8. Maurice Fliess says:

    No one else wanted to make up a missed day on July 4, Ms. Ross.

  9. Mark Bowman says:

    They all enrolled in the Al Gore Charter School. You know, the one where their motto is: “The inconvenient truth will set you free.”

  10. drmrs says:

    The other kids told me that the “teacher’s pet” had to show-up! drmrs 2/24/2014

  11. stephen gross says:

    “They’re watching Weather Advisories on our TV, Mom”

  12. stephen gross says:

    “Hey Mom! How could you forget today is ‘take-your-kid-to-work’ day?”

  13. stephen gross says:

    Hey Mom! How could you forget today was take-your-kid-to-work day?

  14. Jeff Allee says:

    You think if I knew I’d be sitting here?

  15. Carosell Morris says:

    Sorry Ms Lewis, long lines @sonoma’s PINK door!

  16. Michael Sheehan says:

    Picketing at Al Gore’s house.

  17. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    They all took their sleds, skis and ice skates to go study Global Warming first hand.

  18. Richard Smith says:

    If the polar vortex didn’t get em…the flu did!

  19. Bob Charbonnier says:

    On the George Washington Bridge.

  20. Carosell Morris says:

    What snow? They’re all out dancing to the snow/rain gods!

  21. Tim Collins says:

    “Both my parents work for the Post Office”!

  22. Tim Collins says:

    “Both my My parents work for the Post Office”!

  23. Tim Collins says:

    “There bottling the snow”!

  24. Tim Collins says:

    They sent me, it’s my day to use the water fountain in school!

  25. Pat Foley says:

    I’ll tell you if you promise not to get mad at me.

  26. Pat Foley says:

    Am I my classmates keeper?

  27. Tim Collins says:

    “They all followed Jay Leno back to Middle-Earth”!

  28. Roger Steinhorst says:

    They must be snowed in, my dad brought me to school in a snow mobile.

  29. Roger Steinhorst says:

    They must be snowed in. I spent last night in the in my locker.

  30. Roger Steinhorst says:

    They must be snowed in. I spent last night in the library.

  31. J.B. Quick says:

    It snowed a little last night. So with this drought, “dust on crust” = ski day.

  32. J.B. Quick says:

    Hey Teach, grab your snowbunny suit, I’ll grab my boards, and we’ll join everyone up mountain to carve some rad freshies in the new pow-pow!!!

  33. John Long of Santa Rosa says:

    Probably stuck at home, but I’m here!

  34. Dale Stout says:


  35. Michael Sheehan says:

    They decided to come to class only when the US Senate is working.

  36. steve humphrey says:

    It appears neither of us received the “snowtification”

  37. Pat Foley says:

    Maybe their parents don’t own a helicopter.

  38. Jim Fahy says:

    I guess they got left behind because of Common Core.

  39. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    It’s going to take a lot more than some silly snow storm to keep me away from you, Miss Smyth.

  40. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    Haven’t you been begging for smaller classes?

  41. Dale Stout says:

    Snowball fighting, building snowmen and snowboarding.

  42. drmrs says:

    I’m only here, because my TV is broke! drmrs 2/23/2014

  43. Al Cohen says:

    ” The Press Democrat is giving a prize for any kid that brings in two snow flakes that are alike.”

  44. Al Cohen says:

    “They all out practicing for the 2022 winter Olympic Games.”

  45. Al Cohen says:

    ” I’m guessing they are all out shoveling.”

  46. Al Cohen says:

    “well mom, some parents take their kids skiing on snow days.”

  47. Richard Smith says:

    It’s Saturday Mom!

  48. Julius says:

    They are studying to be Congressmen and decided that yours was a lame duck class so they are taking the next three years off.

  49. Michael Sheehan says:

    They’re waiting for the SMART train to arrive.

  50. Michael Motley says:

    They’re all saving their dads’ places in the Pliny line.

  51. Michael Motley says:

    With all due respect Ms. Jones, read your own bulletin board.

  52. Richard Smith says:

    I’m guessing that it’s because yesterday, when you weren’t looking, Jimmy wrote that today was a snow day !

  53. Bob Canning says:

    Silver medals can make rabid hockey fans pretty sick, Mrs. Smith.

  54. Bob Canning says:

    Dying of thirst…literally!