"I'm not wearing these because of the drag strip! I'm afraid Humpy Wheeler might try and tell another joke!"
-- Lee Baber of Charlotte
"I don’t care if you don’t want to hear it, Dumbledore is GAY!"
-- Wilbur Williams, Charlotte
"I'm tired of talking loud and not listening. What are we -- Democrats?"
-- Steve LaDue, Fort Mill
"You still think the drums were a good birthday present?"
-- David Merritt, Charlotte
"I don't know if I can stand wearing these until after the election!"
-- submitted, with variations, from several readers
Thank you for all your entries. Mr. Baber wins with a two-fer, actually scoring on a couple of local racing executives. In case you missed the story referenced in our winning caption, I've posted it in the comments section below. Mr. Williams entry was a close second: it made me laugh out loud, but didn't actually explain why the wife was wearing ear protection as well. As usual, feel free to discuss any of this in our "Comments" section. Just click the blue link below this post and add your observations, criticisms or additional captions!
Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received this week:
"Are you sure this is how Bill and Hillary cope?"
"I SAID, THIS PUBLIC HEARING SENSITIVITY TRAINING FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS IS REALLY GREAT!"
"Concord is nice - but I want to live closer to the airport..."
"Isn't it nice living on Bruton Smith Blvd!"
"It says here our relationship may be unsound."
"Johnny's teacher says he needs to work on his communication skills."
"A couple of races a year, you said!"
"I told you the new Drag Strip wouldn't be loud!"
"Dragstrip Issues? You never listened to a word I had to say anyway..."
"Thank God for Drag Racing! Now I can finally have some peace and quiet."