Once again, it is time to update

*The Right Place Photo Caption Contest Hall of Glory*...

I have decided that the running point totals for this particular contest will continue through the one year anniversary, or the 52nd week. There will be no update at week 50, as the Grand Champion will be announced following week 52. We will then reset the points and begin anew, allowing everyone a fresh shot at next year's title!

Bragging rights are on the line over the next 12 weeks, with three players having a real shot at taking the top honors, each of them having led during at least one update post so far. Did I mention we now have a new overall leader? As for fourth place... it's totally up for grabs, as are all the rest of the spots in the "Elite" Top 25, which boasts three new members this time, with a fourth just missing the cut on a tie-breaker! So put your thinking caps on, keep playing each week (multiple entries are your best bet) and good luck to everyone. Ladies and gentlemen, start your captions!

**CAPTION HALL OF GLORY** (Thru Contest #40)

How the points are awarded:

1st Place = 10 pts

2nd Place = 7 pts

3rd Place = 5 pts

4th or 5th Place = 3 pts

6th Place thru 10th Place = 2 pts

11th Place or Lower = 1 pt

Bonus Award or Special Mention = 1 pt

Photoshop or Other Especially Clever Creative Work Displayed = 5 pts

Photoshop or Other Creative Work Linked to = 1 pt

I also award participation points. Every player, regardless of whether they make the winners' list or not, is given 1 credit for every contest they particpate in. It doesn't matter whether you have submitted 1 caption or 100, each week you play is worth 1 credit. When you accrue 4 credits, you are rewarded 1 point. In other words, you get 1 point for every 4 contests you play in, regardless of any other points you may or may not receive...

Participation in 4 contests = 1 pt

Here is a list of everyone who has earned participation points and the number of contests they have participated in:

9 pts (1):

38 - Rodney Dill

7 pts (3):

30 - D. Carter; spacemonkey

28 - Hoodlumman

6 pts (6):

26 - Maggie; Zsa Zsa

25 - Doc; V the K

24 - Anna; Special Ed

5 pts (4):

22 - the man

21 - Stew

20 - T.M.; Will Franklin

4 pts (10):

19 - SJJ; Steve O

18 - Buckley F. Williams; THIRDWAVEDAVE

17 - charles austin; Damian G.; Windhamite

16 - John Ruberry; McGehee; walrus

3 pts (11):

15 - don; Dr. Phat Tony; I. Ronnie; jimmy b

14 - DaveD

13 - Carl; Chris; Laurence Simon; Pam

12 - LongTabSigO; MFG

2 pts (6):

11 - Bill W.

8 - bullwinkle; Greg Finnegan; ILikeIke; Peter; Sgt. Fluffy

1 pt (26):

7 - Bob; DeanS; GOP and College; Jeanette; McCain; Songbird

6 - Chris Short; Dave Craddock; The Good Lt.; Pluto's Dad; Rob B.

5 - joe-6-pack; Mister Snitch!; Randy; Son of the Godfather

4 - bohemianlikeyou; Brainster; COGirl; Dave E; David McKay; FrauBudgie; Greg; opine6; ScottG; serfer; TC@LeatherPenguin

(By the way, if you are wondering why you, too, should be playing, keep this in mind: in addition to the "winners" posts and points being handed out, many of the listings on my blogroll have come from among the ranks of the caption contest participants, with regular players getting the "Frequent Flyers Club" treatment [i.e., top of the blogroll]. Besides, it's fun!)

*VICTIMS LIST*If anyone is curious as to whom we have managed to fold, spindle, mangle and/or mutilate thus far, here is a list of the poor, hapless victims of your rapier wit through the first 40 contests, with our most frequent prey listed first (number of appearances in parentheses). Anonymous by-standers are not included. Keep in mind that more than one celebrity may appear in the same picture:

George W. Bush (4)

Hillary Clinton (3)

Howard Dean (3)

Ted Kennedy (3)

Chuck Schumer (3)

Harry Reid (2)

John Roberts (2)

Cindy Sheehan (2)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Harry Belafonte

Joe Biden

Barbara Boxer

Jimmy Carter

Hugo Chavez

Jacques Chirac

Bill Clinton

Russ Feingold

Dianne Feinstein

Al Franken

Danny Glover

Al Gore

Saddam Hussein

Jesse Jackson

John Kerry

Osama bin Laden

Pat Leahy

Joe Lieberman

John McCain

Cynthia McKinney

John Murtha

Ray Nagin

Barak Obama

Condoleezza Rice

Donald Rumsfeld

Al Sharpton

Ayman al Zawahiri

Other subjects...

Greenpeace

Hippies

Modern Art

PETA

Road Sign

Santa Claus

Hmmm... It seems to me that we still have quite a few folks who are conspicuous by their absence. I wonder how long they can avoid the heat of our spotlight? BWAHAHAHAHA!

Now, without further ado, The Right Place is proud to present, the fourth official update of our infamous Captions Hall of Glory --- or CAP-HOG. Where do you rank?

NOTE: Tie-breaks were applied all the way down the list whenever needed and were as follows (in order):

Top Finish; Times at Top Finish; Second Highest Finish; Times at Second Highest Finish; Each Successive Remaining Ordinal; Times at Each Successive Remaining Ordinal; Times Charted; Times Participated; Week of Most Recent Participation.

**THE CHAMPIONS***GOLD MEDALIST* 1) **D. Carter** (214 pts) *4x WINNER: Weeks 19, 31, 33, 36*

[62 Times Charted, 27 Top Fives, 40 Top Tens]*SILVER MEDALIST* 2) **V the K** (170 pts) *6x WINNER: Weeks 16, 17, 23, 30, 38, 39*

[53 Times Charted, 19 Top Fives, 36 Top Tens]*BRONZE MEDALIST* 3) **Rodney Dill** (169 pts) * 4x WINNER: Weeks 12, 14, 22, 32*

[49 Times Charted, 20 Top Fives, 29 Top Tens, 1 Photoshop, 2 Creative Bonuses]**THE ELITE** (The rest of the top 25)

4) **spacemonkey** (65 pts) *WINNER: Week 2*

[24 Times Charted, 6 Top Fives, 15 Top Tens] 5) **Hoodlumman** (59 pts) *WINNER: Week 3*

[21 Times Charted, 6 Top Fives, 16 Top Tens] 6) **Chris** (59 pts)

[1 Time Charted, 1 Top Five, 9 Photoshops] 7) **T.M. [aka Giacomo]** (55 pts) *WINNER: Week 29*

[17 Times Charted, 6 Top Fives, 12 Top Tens] 8) **Buckley F. Williams** (52 pts) *2x WINNER: Weeks 5, 26*

[12 Times Charted, 4 Top Fives, 10 Top Tens] 9) **walrus** (52 pts) *WINNER: Week 40*

[22 Times Charted, 4 Top Fives, 9 Top Tens]

NOTE: BIGGEST GAINER IN RANKINGS SINCE LAST UPDATE! 10) **Son of the Godfather** (51 pts)

[20 Times Charted, 6 Top Fives, 14 Top Tens] 11) **Doc** (50 pts) *WINNER: Week 35*

[15 Times Charted, 5 Top Fives, 7 Top Tens] 12) **don** (45 pts) *2x WINNER: Weeks 6, 37*

[11 Times Charted, 5 Top Fives, 8 Top Tens] 13) **Special Ed** (44 pts)

[14 Times Charted, 6 Top Fives, 8 Top Tens] 14) **Steve O** (43 pts) *WINNER: Week 34*

[12 Times Charted, 4 Top Fives, 10 Top Tens] 15) **I. Ronnie** (43 pts)

[10 Times Charted, 5 Top Fives, 9 Top Tens, 2 Photoshops] 16) **charles austin** (39 pts) *2x WINNER: Weeks 4, 25*

[8 Times Charted, 4 Top Fives, 5 Top Tens] 17) **Windhamite** (35 pts)

[8 Times Charted, 4 Top Fives, 6 Top Tens, 1 Photoshop] 18) **the man** (35 pts)

[13 Times Charted, 5 Top Fives, 8 Top Tens] 19) **Maggie** (32 pts) *WINNER: Week 8*

[10 Times Charted, 2 Top Fives, 7 Top Tens] 20) **McGehee** (31 pts)

[13 Times Charted, 2 Top Fives, 8 Top Tens] 21) **Laurence Simon** (29 pts)

[7 Times Charted, 4 Top Fives, 7 Top Tens] 22) **John Ruberry [aka Marathon Pundit]** (27 pts) *WINNER: Week 27*

[7 Times Charted, 3 Top Fives, 6 Top Tens] 23) **THIRDWAVEDAVE** (26 pts) *WINNER: Week 15*

[7 Times Charted, 2 Top Fives, 6 Top Tens] 24) **Will Franklin** (26 pts)

[12 Times Charted, 1 Top Five, 6 Top Tens] 25) **SJJ** (23 pts) *WINNER: Week 1*

[6 Times Charted, 2 Top Fives, 4 Top Tens]**BONUS - ALSO AMONG THE ELITE** (Missed the cut only by a tie-breaker):

26) **Damian G.** (23 pts) *WINNER: Week 20*

[6 Times Charted, 2 Top Fives, 4 Top Tens]**THE CONTENDERS** (Minimum of 10 points each)

27) **Dr. Phat Tony** (22 pts) *WINNER: Week 21* 28) **wg** (22 pts) 29) **bullwinkle** (18 pts) 30) **Songbird** (18 pts) 31) **Edward** (17 pts) *WINNER: Week 7* 32) **Bill W.** (17 pts) *WINNER: Week 9* 33) **Rob B.** (16 pts) *WINNER: Week 10* 34) **Pam** (16 pts) 35) **ILikeIke** (15 pts) *WINNER: Week 18* 36) **Anna** (15 pts) 37) **Brainster** (14 pts) *WINNER: Week 13* 38) **Peter** (13 pts) 39) **Mike** (12 pts) *WINNER: Week 11* 40) **MFG** (12 pts) 41) **Carl** (12 pts) 42) **JannyMae** (11 pts) *WINNER: Week 28* 43) **DaveD** (11 pts) 44) **LongTabSigO** (11 pts) 45) **Zsa Zsa** (11 pts) 46) **eeoowww** (10 pts) *WINNER: Week 24***MORE FINE PLAYERS***9 Points*Gerry Owen

Evan

*8 Points*Dave Craddock

Stew*7 Points*Sean P

PK

DeanS

Mister Snitch!*6 Points*Estel

*5 Points*Lorie Byrdoreganodave

Axel Kassel

*4 Points*bohemianlikeyoujoe-6-packjimmybGreg FinneganSgt Fluffy*3 Points*Laerseanmahair

bill cCrimsonfistedGreg Toombs

hatless in hattiesburgJeanetteopine6

GOP and College*2 Points*Stephen JohnsonDane BramageGunnNuttWalter Clark

DarrellKen

Ferdinand T. CatMikey

John the Trog

MagicalPat

piercello

Tony M

Emile Zola

DL

Algonquin

Scot [aka liberaltreehugger]David McKay

TC@LeatherPenguinBobKeith

ScottG*1 Point*BCL

Rurik

Republican Vetcahmd

MorningSunradio free fred

McCain

The Good Lt.Chris ShortPluto's DadRandy

FrauBudgieDave EGreg (1)

serfer

COGirlCongratulations to one and all, and thank you so much for playing!

All Winning Caption Contest Entries (Thru Contest #40)...

Oh, Thank Heaven for 7/11 EditionFickle Finger of Fate EditionThings Are Looking Up EditionRage in the Cage EditionNot So Mellow Fellow in Yellow EditionThe Beards and the Beads EditionWeapons of Mash Destruction EditionYou're Al I Ever Wanted EditionHis Cup Runneth Over EditionThe Eyes Have It EditionJeepers Veepers EditionHuggermugger EditionEar's to You EditionHeavy Medal EditionVillage of the Damned EditionWhite on Rice EditionSunny Side Up EditionAbsentee Mallet EditionFrench Tickler EditionIn Through the Out Door EditionFrankenstein Meets Godzilla EditionHeaven Must Be Missing an Angel EditionSpirits of Christmas Present EditionDorito Bandito EditionShadow of His Former Self EditionWhen the Saints Go Mouthing Off EditionThe Face That Sunk 1000 Ships EditionSurely You Jest EditionAnd the Camel They Rode in on EditionChucky Squeeze EditionOn Dangerous Ground EditionHere's Cooking at You EditionCatch a Falling Star EditionIran So Far Away EditionWeapons of MASS. Obstruction EditionCensure and Sensibility EditionBig Easy Rider EditionAcid Reflex EditionPride in Prejudice EditionA Bush in the Hand EditionPrevious CAP-HOG Posts...

Thru Contest #15Thru Contest #20Thru Contest #30******************************

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