Thank you all. We received more than 150 entries in our “Caption the Photo Contest.” But curses on those who mentioned “The Macarena” , that song has been stuck in my head for days. I don’t like that song. I never liked that song. (That said, it does look as if Glen could be practicing the dance…¦). And a special shout out to Farm100 who put a more enjoyable song in my head with the “Pirates of Penzance” parody , very clever.
To the Shakespearean entries: Pandering! Pure pandering! (Which of course I enjoyed.) And to those that were perhaps a bit, well, too close to home (does this blog make me look fat?): I simply can’t condone that type of behavior…¦because I suspect I’m soon to be in the firing line.
A lot of the entries made me chuckle, some elicited a guffaw, but only a handful necessitated the cleaning of Diet Coke off my keyboard. And if you didn’t win, just chalk it up to my warped sense of humor.
Here’s my Top 10:
10. “Work fascinates me, I can think about it for hours.”
, Jamie Ray
9. Senior Editor Glen D. Huey testing the structural integrity of local trees while memorizing his lecture material.
8. Worn out after completing the macrame components, Glen tests the strength of the timber laminations in our hammock swing project.
7. During research for an upcoming article, Glen spent hours using this elaborate rig to test the strength properties of the oak board (shown in photo above his head).
, Lynn Hagans
6. “Oh, you wanted me to “Go find some hemlock!?” I thought you said “Go find a hammock.” My bad.
5. Glen demonstrates power tool safety by staying as far away from them as possible.
, Ken Copenhaver
4. “I’m not sleeping, I’m testing a new butt-laminate press.”
, JJ Gray
3. “And here kids, we have the “supinus glenhueyus,” also known as the Southern Yellow Supine. It’s often planted as an ornamental and has little commercial value.”
2. Welcome to the Acanthus Workshops wood carving course. Today we will sculpt the classic “Glen in Repose”. Does everyone have the required 250lb block of White Pine and your chainsaws?
, David Pearce
1. (Who gets a free copy of our latest CD, “The Arts & Mysteries of Hand Tools”): “I’m so sorry I had to lay down for a spell, I saw someone sharpen a chisel – by hand no less – and got the most awful case of the vapors. Why I near fainted at the site of it! Savages”
, Josh (and Josh, if you’re reading this, please send my your address!)
Again, thanks for playing!