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The Last Word: Week of Feb. 9

08lasteditedwordThe envelope please. This week’s winners are …

“Sure, I was a bit teary-eyed, but then my friend Billy advised, ‘Chin up, Jay!’ ”
ROBERT OSTLING, Santa Rosa

“I got the last laugh. I put a whoopee cushion under Jimmy Fallon’s new chair.”
SUSAN JOICE, Guerneville

“I held my chin high for 22 years. I hope the new guy doesn’t ‘Fall-on’ his face!”
MICHAEL SHEEHAN, Rohnert Park

“Goodbye — again.”
JEFF ALLEE, Santa Rosa

“This is show business. One minute it’s punch lines, the next, unemployment lines.”
AL COHEN, Santa Rosa

“Of course I’m taking it on the chin. Where else would I take it?”
MARK BOWMAN, Santa Rosa

 

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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 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





58 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Feb. 9”

  1. chuck g says:

    On a serious note, my next stop the White House

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  2. Richard Smith says:

    This is what twenty two years of jawing does to your face!

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  3. Madeline Lipton says:

    No pink eye folks,but after 22 years need a little shut eye.
    Goodnight and thankyou all!

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  4. Bob Charbonnier says:

    I’m going to Disneyland and then, after that, I think I’ll go shopping for a few more cars. It’s all good.

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  5. Geoff Johnson says:

    I’m not mad at Fallon. I’m even leaving him my donut cushion, and the rest of a carton of Preparation H

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  6. Geoff Johnson says:

    Anyone wanta buy a big book of lame old jokes?

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  7. Geoff Johnson says:

    I’m known for my chin; but after 22 years in this chair, it should be my ‘rhoids

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  8. Dale Stout says:

    NBC is combining late-night entertainment with the new Jay Lenoman Show.

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  9. Michael Sheehan says:

    Without me, the Nightly Big Chin network turns into the Nutty Buffoon Club.

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  10. Dale Stout says:

    First there was the Tonight Show, then the Tomorrow Show. Now I’m Yesterday’s News.

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  11. Al Cohen says:

    ” If I was a judge for this caption contest, I would vote for, ” Why the long face? Your going out a winner”.”

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  12. Donna Logar says:

    Think I’ll be on late night again?
    Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin!

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  13. Rae A. Sovel says:

    “I SHALL RETURN!!”

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  14. Tom Reidenbach says:

    I’ll be seeing you folks on my new late night show on the AARP cable network…starts at 8

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  15. Richard Smith says:

    As Arnold would say,” I’ll be back!”

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  16. Bob Canning says:

    Well, folks, as my 22-year reign on top comes to an end, Conan’s 22-year reign of sour grapes is just beginning.

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  17. I got the last laugh! I put a Whoopee Cushion under Jimmy Fallon’s new chair!

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  18. Robert Ostling says:

    Sure, I was a bit teary-eyed, but then my friend Billy advised “Chin up, Jay!”

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  19. Martha Harper says:

    Gave a huge part of my life to this show, and now I’m booted off. But what a good ride it was while it lasted!

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  20. Martha Harper says:

    Hi-ho silver! Well you get the idea.

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  21. Martha Harper says:

    I gave my blood, sweat, tears and laughs to this show. Now off into the sunset I go!

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  22. Martha Harper says:

    That’s all folks!!

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  23. Jeff Allee says:

    Goodbye… again.

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  24. Bud-e-uh, bud-e-uh, bud-e-uh, “THAT’S ALL FOLKS”…….

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  25. Bob Canning says:

    Well, folks, as my 22-year reign on top comes to an end, Conan’s 22-years of sour grapes is just beginning!

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  26. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Donald, I have to say no to your invite to be on Celebrity Apprentice. I’m sure you just want the opportunity to tell me “your fired”.

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  27. CAROLE GOTELLI says:

    SO LONG FOREVER? NOT BY MY CHINNY CHIN CHIN

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  28. CAROLE GOTELLI says:

    SOLONG EVER? NOT BY MY CHINNY CHIN CHIN

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  29. Arlan Young says:

    Trust me. I really mean it this time!

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  30. Harold Steele says:

    THAT’S ALL FOLKS

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  31. Mark Bowman says:

    Of course I’m taking it on the chin. Where else would I take it?

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  32. Jackie goff says:

    Honey, I’m coming home….3668

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  33. Mark Bowman says:

    Thank you, NBC, for showing America that no great job performance should go unpunished.

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  34. I shall return

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  35. Valorie Whitehall says:

    This has been a swell ride.

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  36. Julie Ambrose says:

    I’m Jay Yo Yo, I mean Leno.

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  37. Dale Stout says:

    America has gone to bed with me for 22 years – no wonder we’re taking it on the chin.

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  38. Mark Bowman says:

    So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, goodnight,
    To N-B-C, I say “go fly a kite.”

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  39. Dale Stout says:

    Jimmy Fallon is the nicest guy I’ll get my show back from.

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  40. Pat Foley says:

    “Thanks for turning me on.”

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  41. Dale Stout says:

    I have a large automobile collection. It’s so large, that President Obama had offered me my own bailout. Goodnight.

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  42. Kevin Parsons says:

    Got to move on! It is my time to run for President! Seeee Yaaa.

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  43. Farewell. Now NBC is truly Nothing But Crap.

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  44. John Long of Santa Rosa says:

    I hate to leave my post and disappoint so many fans, but I prefer short term stints!

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  45. Geoff Johnson says:

    You won’t have Leno to kick around any more.

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  46. Geoff Johnson says:

    I don’t care what they say, I know I was better than Carson.

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  47. Richard Smith says:

    I knew Johnny Carson …and Jimmy …you ain’t no Johnny Carson !

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  48. Al Cohen says:

    ” This is show business, one minute it’s punch lines, the next, unemployment lines.”

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  49. Al Cohen says:

    “Mom always said you would be judged by the company you keep.
    How about Steve Allen, Jack Parr, and Johnny Carson, Mom?

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  50. drmrs says:

    Goodbye America, thanks for the millions of laughs you gave me. Thanks for your loyalty and years of support. Now, get lost while I enjoy spending all the money I made! drmrs 2/8/2014

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  51. Dale Stout says:

    I used to be a stand-up comic; now I sit around a lot more. Pretty soon I’ll be completely horizontal.

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  52. Pat Foley says:

    “I had a Crystal ball.”

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  53. Richard Smith says:

    What’s really funny is this exaggerated drawing of my chin…is not very exaggerated !

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  54. James Bennett says:

    Tonight’s my last night.

    I guess under a dictatorship you can’t even joke about Obama.

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  55. Geoff Johnson says:

    I’m outta here!

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  56. James Bennett says:

    Well folks, this will be my last show.

    Evidently Obama signed an ‘Executive Order’ banning The Tonight Show ’cause I don’t seem to support him.

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  57. Geoff Johnson says:

    Those who come to chin with me will lose every time.

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  58. Michael Sheehan says:

    I held my chin high for 22 years, so I hope the new guy doesn’t “Fall-on” his face!

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