We Need a Contest Around Here – Win ‘Rushmore’ on Criterion Blu-ray!

I had a rough week and could use some cheering up. Let’s start this new week off right by giving away a Criterion Collection copy of Wes Anderson’s breakout hit ‘Rushmore’ on Blu-ray. Follow after the page break for your chance to win.

When I placed my order at last month’s big Criterion sale at Barnes & Noble, I stupidly ordered another copy of ‘Rushmore’ even though I already had one in my collection. My mistake can be your gain, so long as you participate in our photo caption contest. All you have to do is come up with a funny or clever caption for the following image. Click to enlarge:

For example: “And thus, the Junior League of Evil secured its first three member nations.”

That’s all there is to it.

The winner will be chosen at our own subjective discretion based on whichever responses we enjoy the most. We have one copy of the Blu-ray to give away. Entries are limited to 10 per person. That should give you plenty of opportunity to craft a good submission, but will also help us to avoid any potential appearance of awarding prizes based on volume rather than quality.

This contest is only open to entrants from the domestic United States. We will not ship internationally (whether you’re a U.S. citizen or not). Employees of High-Def Digest or Internet Brands and their families are not eligible. Standard contest rules and conditions apply. People who have won any of our previous contests within the past one year are also not eligible to win, but may get Honorable Mentions.

The deadline for entry is this Friday, August 10th. The winners will be announced next week. Good luck, everyone!


  1. Alex

    Vee vill turn over operations to our most trusted operatives, and dey vill hunt down Moose & Squirrel.

  2. Alex

    The representatives from Mexico and India couldn’t conceal their shame as they saw Russia’s medal count.

  3. Alex

    I’d like to call to order this meeting of the Youth Stereotypes Association. All those in favor, say “Da!”

  4. paramedic0112

    Mexico representative: “Medals? We ain’t got no medals! We don’t need no medals! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ medals!”

  5. Robert

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you your 2012 Olympic medalists in Millinery. (And here you thought Rhythmic Gymnastics was a dubious “sport.”)

  6. 1. “With the Hats Around the Globe Club, we accept all kinds of exotic headwear. Except invisible hats. Those are for assholes.”

    2. “The Rushmore UN Debate Club was greatly dismayed over the news of being an all boys club yet again.”

    3. “You can have all of Russia’s caviar imports if you’ll give me your ham sandwich.”

    4. “How is any of this inappropriate for the prom committee?”

    5. “The strength of the euro relies solely on the world not discovering our bald heads.”

    6. “Global communism would have done the world a favor and I can tell you why in three words: non. stop. baklava.”

  7. The high school world politics debate team couldn’t hide their disappointment of losing after their strategy of psyching their opponents out using their Student Ambassadors of the World Club hats failed to make an impact.

  8. Emmons

    Stoic and square-jawed, the delegates from Russia and Mexico did their best to ignore the Indian ambassador’s curry farts.

  9. Michael

    The 2012 International Olympics Committee.
    “Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for listening to our plan for clean water worldwide, and we hope you will help us by buying one of our donation packages.”
    The second meeting of Rushmore’s weekly Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan club.
    Wes Anderson’s RASHOMON.
    It wasn’t until Max pulled out the ventriloquist doll that things got weird.
    “Why wear one of these hats when you can just go bald?”
    The model UN describe their plan for model world domination.
    Another successful group therapy session at Rushmore Academy.
    Wes Anderson’s THE THREE AMIGOS.

  10. JM

    Cartography for Social Justice will leave you with this thought.

    What if a country’s flag pole size was legally proportional to its nominal GDP?

  11. Chris Fagan

    Gentlemen, while we the casting agents of the newest installment of the Star Trek franchise applaud your commitment to the diversity typical of a Star Trek cast, you will not be boldly going where no man has gone before this coming season.

  12. Ryan

    The Soviet delegate describes his horror when he found out how big American soda cups at theaters are; accuses the west of lving too decadently.

  13. William Henley

    As Harry Potter’s hair grows more out of control, someone hit Goyle and Malfoy with a Reverse-aging spell.

  14. Chris Fagan

    I’m the king of the ave. He’s the king of the block. I’m MCA, and he’s the King Adrock. And on the end is Mike D, he’s got all the fly juice, and he’s on the checkin’ at the party on the forty deuce.

  15. Alex

    The representative from the United States has repeatedly dodged my inquiries. Don’t wait for the translation, answer the question: Where in the world *is* Carmen Sandiego?