How to Teach Physics to Your Dog Caption Contest


Today is six months to the day from the official release date of my book, How to Teach Physics to Your Dog. It feels like I ought to do something promotion-like to mark this date, and I have a couple of extra bound galley proofs (seen above with Emmy), sooo…..

I hereby announce the first of two contests giving you, the blog reader, a chance to win an uncorrected galley proof copy of the book six months (ish) before you can buy it. The idea is simple: below the fold are two pictures that just cry out for amusing captions of some sort. The person who comes up with the best caption will get a book.





Obligatory contest rules and disclaimers:

  • Enter either by leaving a comment below including your proposed caption, and a clear statement of which picture it goes with, or by adding a caption to the picture LOLcat-style (click on the images for slightly larger versions), posting it to somebody else’s web space and leaving a link in a comment to the post. If comments are down, you can also email me the link/ caption text.
  • The entry deadline is next Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 5pm (Eastern), as determined by the time stamp on the comment/ email.
  • One entry per comment or email, please. You can enter more than once, but please put each entry in its own comment or email.
  • The winning entry will be selected by a jury consisting of the residents of Chateau Steelypips (me, Kate, Emmy, and SteelyKid). All decisions of the judges are final.
  • The winning entry will be announced on the blog sometime next week, at which time I will contact the winner and get shipping information for the proof.
  • All entries should include permission for me to use them (with acknowledgment) on the blog and at

If you win the proof and want to post a review on the web/ recommend it to all your friends/ pass it on to your close personal friend, Oprah Winfrey, that’d be appreciated, but there’s no obligation to do anything in particular with it.

If you don’t do photo captions, hang out for a little while, and I will announce the second win-a-galley-proof contest, which may be more to your liking.