We didn't need surveillance equipment or NSA clearance to hear a common theme in this week's Cartoon Caption Contest entries.
"It's just the United States Constitution coming apart at the seams . . . !"
-- submitted by Tom Hodge of Denver, N.C.
Listen up, Mr. Hodge -- you'll be receiving our grand prize, the original Kevin Siers cartoon art, with your caption on it.
"You know, honey, you've got to give this president credit. When people talk, he listens!"
-- submitted by Roland Marechal of Concord.
"All I hear are echoes of Nixon."
-- submitted by Dave Dell of Charlotte.
"It sounds like James Madison rolling over in his grave."
-- submitted by David Meiers of Charlotte.
Thank you all for your entries. Here's a sampling of some of the other better lines we received this week:
"Call the exterminator. I think we have bugs."
"It sounds like the Cartoon Network."
"The Ears of Texas are upon us!"
"The Scientists were right! Sound doesn't travel in a vacuum."
"I hear somebody humming 'God Bless America'."
"I think I hear Big Brother."
"I'm hearing re-runs of 'I Spy'."
"Hey, Mabel, what does fascism sound like?"
"The president says we should all do our part!"
"I'm worried about this Lincoln bedroom deal."
And last, but certainly not least, because it was submitted by what seemed like half of our contestants:
"I can hear the ocean!"
If you'd like to add any of your own late captions, or if you'd like to discuss or comment on the judges' selections, feel free to click on the little blue "Comments" link just below this post. Please visit us again Monday for the next cartoon challenge.