(5 Sep 05)

The winner: dennisilvr@aol.com...who will receive a signed cartoon rendering of their entry:


Stu concedes this week.


Voting Results:

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The Runners-Up:

"Yes, that's a nasty splinter and it should be removed. I can do it if your insurance is Aesop. But if you're covered by Shaw, you'll have to call Androcles." (AuntShecky711@aol.com)

"We'll have to get the monkey to do it. He's the only one with opposable thumbs around here." (moonbunch01@aol.com)

Lion: "I got it from swatting at this funny-looking straw man who was with a little girl, a dog and some dude dressed up as a robot with an ax...!" (cmndrnineveh@aol.com)

"A thorn in the shape of the Blessed Mother! E-bay, here we come!" (GrandpaGabe@aol.com)

"I think we will have to amputate everything from the neck down." (rampage1984@msn.com)

"Good news and Bad news. The bad news is that I can't do anything without the co-pay. The good news is that you are the only lion in the Sahara that can tell time." (thedraugr@yahoo.com)

"This Doctor role playing thing is starting to get old.. Couldn't I just tie you up and beat you with a hyena tail today or something?" (thedraugr@yahoo.com)

"How long have you veldt this pain?" (GrigsbyOK@hotmail.com)

"Fine, eat me if you have to but it still isn't covered in your HMO." (lexkase@san.rr.com)

Mouse: "So, if I pull out the splinter, you're probably going to eat me, anyway..and then use it to pick your teeth, right?" (Airfarcewon@aol.com)

Mouse: "I'm sorry, but I am not on your PPO plan, so you will have to travel another 60 miles to see your doctor." Caption: Changes in insurance have even messed up old fables (nstn@statefarm.com)

"Alright, we'll make a deal. I'll remove the splinter if you give me a part in the next LION KING." (moonbunch01@aol.com)

Mouse -- "Talk to me big fellow; I'm all ears." (pjb1671@yahoo.com)

"Sorry I can't help you I'm still paying off my last three malpractice suits." (rampage1984@msn.com)