‘Falling Skies’ Contest Results

Hey, didn’t we promise last week that we’d give away a couple copies of ‘Falling Skies: The Complete First Season‘ on Blu-ray? You bet we did! Enough with the suspense already. Let’s get to that and find out which of our lucky readers have won.

Last week’s contest may not have had the highest turnout we’ve ever seen, but I have to say that I enjoyed a good number of the entries.

The challenge, as explained in the original post, was to come up with a funny or clever caption for the following image:

Honorable Mentions

I thought that I had taken the most obvious of all possible captions off the table at the start with, “He’s got the whole world, in his hands. He’s got the whole world in his hands.” Ah, but then Alex outsmarted me with this one:

Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio…

Well played, sir.

EM wrote:

I can see Russia from my house!

You know, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if that’s what Sarah Palin really looks like when she takes off her human mask.

It’s a shame that EM has previously won another of our contests within the past year, because this entry of his is also very clever:

♫ Shiver, shiver, little Earth
How your terror gives me mirth
Gripped so tightly tween my claws
Sized so rightly for my jaws
Shiver, shiver, little Earth
How your terror gives me mirth

Ronald gave us these good entries:

I just wanna sing, it’s a small world after all!

Earth! It’s what’s for dinner!

There’s Roswell! Think I’ll go there and crash for the night!

John wrote:

I think I would like some fries with that!

Kelly wrote:

Pinky: Gee, Brain. What are we going to do to tonight?

Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky, try to take over the world.

lordbowler gave us a bunch of good ones:

Now, where is that “You are Here” sticker?

Where are the holes for my fingers?

Hmmm, looked bigger from space!

What am I in the mood for next? Asian Food, maybe Italian? Indian Food gives me heartburn!

Melts in your mouth, not in your hands!

Is loves my preciousss!

trk2 wrote:

You said it man. Nobody f*cks with the Jesus.

Jordashe wrote:

“We can’t be THAT far from the closest Target! Check google maps.”

Jordan wrote:

Where’s the beef?

The Winners!

I think that VIOZ has figured out the secret to my judging:

“(Quote from a movie you like.)” That should make me the winner. And I saved on neurons!

You know what? This genuinely gave me a good laugh. So, yes, you are a winner today just for that, VIOZ. I bet you didn’t see that coming! Ha!

And, as if to prove VIOZ right, I’m giving Jim S. our other prize copy for:

I see dead people…


Congratulations to VIOZ and Jim for winning ‘Falling Skies: The Complete First Season’ on Blu-ray. Thanks to our friends at Dolby Labs for supplying the prize copies, and thanks to everyone else for participating! We hope to do this again soon.


  1. lordbowler

    Aw Crap!!

    So close…

    Thanks for honorable mentions.

    Congrats to the winners, I’ll be placing my order for Falling Skies now.

  2. EM

    Josh, thanks for the honorable mentions. Congratulations to both winners! As I looked over my fellow contestants’ entries, I thought this contest had quite possibly the highest laugh ratio of all the Bonus View competitions. Thanks, everybody!

  3. Brian Hoss

    Wow, no “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.” entries?

    How about “What is this? A planet for ants?! It needs to be at least twice as big!”

    Uh-oh neurons spent…

  4. VIOZ

    I never thought I’d win so I entered a made-up e-mail address because I don’t trust giving my real address on the web; I tried to create it now but it says it’s not available, so the real owner will read “You won ‘Falling Skies’ on Blu-Ray!” on his/her inbox and delete the e-mail thinking it’s spam or a virus. So I guess a new winner should be picked: just make sure it’s a really creative one, you know?

    And that’s the story of the first time I ever won anything.

  5. VIOZ

    Wait! I just realized I can show you I’m the real VIOZ by giving you the address I entered back then.

    [Redacted. -JZ]

    I’m submitting the real one now.

    And the plot thickens…