The Unpublished Kleinchik
We ran out of time so all our contests could not be published on the web. We thought about continuing them after we came home but decided to publish them now - all at once. For those of you who enjoyed the contests and would like to submit entries for the unpublished ones below - please do - we will publish them as the last entry for this website after we return home. We enjoyed all your entries and would love to see what you can come up with for these.
Contest #9: The Burnt Cycles
We took this picture along a street near Campo di Fiori. We are not sure what happened but there were three motorcycles that had obviously caught on fire. The contest is: Come up with a name or a caption for the picture.
Example - Do you have parking problems in front of your store or in your neighborhood… Then call Guido and we will take care of the problem.
Contest #10: The Jesus CoverUp
In our travels in Italy we have never seen a fully naked Jesus. There is always something covering his private parts. The first picture was taken in a church called Minerva in Rome. It is a famous marble sculpture done of Jesus by Michelangelo and Jesus was both muscular and naked which caused a fuss. The golden diaper was added afterwards.
The second picture was taken in a church in a little town in Sicily and is typical of how they go to great lengths to cover him up.
The contest is to come up with a word for the Jesus cover-up device or a theory on why they are covering him up.
Example: Dan Brown in the DaVinci code has hypothesized that Jesus was actually married to Mary and not her son. The Kleinchik hypothesis is that Jesus was actually a flat-chested woman and that is why the private parts are always covered up.
Contest #11: The Merchant Nap
There are hundreds of streetside vendors in Rome. Most spend all day at their stands trying to sell various items to tourists and locals. This was a picture I took of a merchant who was taking advantage of a lull in his daily business. The contest is to caption the picture.
Example: For sale today - only one left - own your own lazy Albanian immigrant.
Contest #12: The Birds of Rome
Rome has many pigeons. That is about the only bird we see here. The following are two pictures of pigeons that we took while we were here. The first is of a pigeon drinking from a fountain. There are also horses in Rome. The second picture is of a pigeon having dinner left for him by a horse.
The contest is to caption one of the pictures or come up with a name for the drink or the meal being consumed by our bird friends.
Example: Bird Drain or The Drecker Pecker
Contest #13: The Cemetery
Hynda and I have visited a few of the cemeteries in Rome. In these cemeteries they have multiple story crypts that go on for blocks. In the larger cemetery, there has to be thousands of these. Some are made to look like garden apartments with balconies and stairs. All have these rolling ladders to help people reach the one that they are visiting so they can light a candle or leave flowers.
The contest is to caption the picture or to name this type of gravesite.
Example: The Cryptomatic