Saturday, 2 June 2012

My Bloggy Fourth Birthday AND the FGES Competition!!!!!!!

So, this it is the moment you have been waiting for.... THE FGES COMPETITION!!!!! Fanfare.... singing.... flags.... bunting!!!! The UK really floats the boats when it's got something to celebrate.
It is a great honour for me to be holding the FGES competition on my 4th Bloggy Birthday.... there is other stuff going on today in the UK, but this is far more exciting.

The general idea of the 'Freakin’ Green Elf Shorts' Caption Competition is to post a photo of yourself on your blog, wearing "The Shorts".

Whoever comes up with the best caption wins "The Shorts".

The current holder of "The Shorts" then sends the winner "The Shorts" and a few souvenirs from their country.

So here we go, caption this...


 



Please note: Previous winners are allowed to enter AND, you can enter as many captions as you like.

The winner will be announced on Saturday 9th June 2012 @ 12 noon BST [British Summer Time]

Good Luck!!!!!!!

A link to a gallery of previous FGES winners, just to whet your appetites.

102 comments:

Rimpy said...

Firsties!

Rimpy said...

"Draw me like one of your freakin' green elf girls."

Rimpy said...

"They may have gotten everything else, but I'll be damned if they're going to repossess my crooked chair!"

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha, I completely suck at captions, so I'll have to leave that to your buddies here, but your photo cracked me up. In a good way of course.

Nice floor btw. :D

dinahmow said...

What do you mean..."inappropriate attire for Royal Ascot."?

dinahmow said...

oops! So excited about the FGES, my manners were forgotten...Happy Birthday, Blog.

Camilla Jessop said...

It is a most charming photograph, Ms Scarlet, but you are displaying a little more inner thigh than is seemly for a young woman. Perhaps it was you birthday celebrations my dear! And I hope they were enjoyable - but decent.

Affer said...

"Sixty years on The Throne," sighed the Queen, "and I've never been allowed to wear Elf Shorts. Still, at least I know which way up the Union Flag should be.....and the one on that girl's hat is wrong."

Chairman Bill said...

Is that slate tiling?

Anonymous said...

Looking at this picture makes my brain feel funny.

Scarlet Blue said...

...yep... I noticed that too!
Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Is that your caption????
Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

????!!!
Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

*blushes*
Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

:-)
Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Oh lord... it looks like the floor is taking centre stage...
Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Keep it up!
Sx

MJ said...

As a former winner of TFGES (2007) I’d like to say that you’ve done The Shorts proud.

I’m not entering again (the excitement of winning twice would send me to my fainting chaise with a cold compress) but I’ve posted about your compo here.

Long live The Freakin’ Green Elf Shorts!

Scarlet Blue said...

Just imagine, if the next competition is in 2014 then that would mean 10 years of The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts! That's pretty special.
Sx

MJ said...

If Beast wins them again, it WILL take that long to see the next compo!

Damien said...

"Don't you wish your Elf Shorts were HOT.....LIKE .....MINE!?!?"

Snort giggle guffaw chuckle......

Chairman Bill said...

It wasn't, but it may as well be (suffering from ennui today).

wendy house said...

"time out in the naughty chair for using the plastic brand britain pimms jug as a hat"
"the chair instruction pamphlet did't include a 'this way is forward' diagram"

wendy house said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!

savannah said...

happy blog-o-versary, sugar!!! xoxoxoxoxo


i have to think of a caption, so i'll be back after some drinks or lunch whichever comes first (still early here)!

lx said...

Happy blogiversary Miss Scarlet!

[cue soundtrack]

Macy said...

Do blogs have anniversaries?
Do the green elf shorts really exist?
Can nobody think of a caption?

Yup..yup..yup...
Speaking of shorts.....

Zig said...

Wellies?!

Affer said...

Wearing these green shorts,
If you enter the sports
That make up the London Olympics,

You’ll show off your arse
When you start run fast
And be a great help to people with limp dicks.

Scarlet Blue said...

MR AFFER, THIS IS A FAMILY BLOG!!!!
Sx

BlazngScarlet said...

"Jubilee schmubilee ... it's MY blogoversary!"

"Do these shorts make my hat look big?"

"Where's the hookah smoking caterpillar?"

FirstNations said...

Attracted by her impromptu Marlene Deitrich antics, the lawn gnomes crept closer. 'Phooar! You got the cellie, take her picture, Winky!' hissed Happy. 'We'll be wanting this for the wall behind the lav back at the hollow old oak!'
'Hang on,' replied the breathless gnome 'I'm gettin a nut.'

normadesmond said...

least you could've done was put a damn
corgi in the shot, it being elizabeth's weekend and all.

normadesmond said...

and that wasn't an entry.

Rimpy said...

"Granted super-human powers by the mystical FGES, Scarlet's shapely thighs squeezed an ordinary chair into Tim Burtonesque proportions."

john.g. said...

How did you get Liz to pose for that? Her knees look good for an 85 year old!!

Thombeau said...

Happy Blog Birthday, you fabulous minx!

kabuki zero said...

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the freakin green elf shorts belong,
they belong to kabuki.

nick said...

Happy Blogiversary Ms Scarlet! As for the pic, I thought elves sat on toadstools not on chairs? And no, that isn't a caption either, but I'll put on my freakin' green elf thinking cap....

nick said...

Is this audition for The Prisoner going to last much longer? I'm dying for a pee....

Princess said...

Happy Blog Birthday Miss Scarlet!

"I don't care how many times you have laundered those old things or tizzied them up with festive bunting... The chair hides nothing! I can still smell essence of Beast!"

mrpeenee said...

Is her hat upside down or is Scarlet?

mrpeenee said...

I was going to try, but who cold possibly top Kabuki?

Jon, the blogger formerly known as DeepBlue said...

Happy happy anniversary! 4 years... Jezz! Tell me what's your secret... I offed myself only after 6 months!


So... where's the cake?

Hugs
Jon

nursemyra said...

Do you need some extra puff to blow out the birthday candles?

Scarlet Blue said...

Indeed!!
Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Keep 'em coming!
Sxxxx

Scarlet Blue said...

...this isn't a caption, btw.
Sx

nick said...

Is there also a prize for the best Not-A-Caption?

Scarlet Blue said...

I am considering giving the hat to the runner up... only considering as I have grown quite attached to it!!!
Sx

Cletus "Big Dog" Kincaid said...

Some great stuff lil' Miss Scarlet - but even us old hillbillies knows a great poet - and that Kabonki bloke is just requoting good ol' John Donne (1624 Meditation 17, from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions).

My caption is:
"Dang my britches, Ms Scarlet, you sure have some perrdy legs. Shame about the shorts"

MJ said...

Perhaps the hat deserves its own competition.

p.s. Happy 4th blog birthday, Miss Scarlet!

It's always a treat visiting you.

Matthias said...

All my little son had to say about this photo is "funny legs!". He didn't even mention the shorts; I suppose he's suppressed the trauma inflicted upon him all those many years ago http://gutfeldt.ch/matthias/blog/singleblog.php?entry=1129650165

MJ said...

Click here to see the link to Matthias’ photo.

Matthias (in Switzerland) won The Shorts way back in 2005!

Scarlet Blue said...

I've tried to put a thank you comment on Matthias's blog, but I'm not sure if it will publish,
In any case, Many thanks for the link Matthias - these shorts have an amazing blogging history... and I don't use the word 'amazing' very often!
Sx

Mitzi said...

Very Christine Keeler esque! I hope you inspected the gusset before you put them on. Many Happy Returns!

Anonymous said...

Happy blogiversary, MsScarlet! It's always a pleasure to visit you. Mind-melting captions will follow.

Happy Frog and I said...

Happy 4th blog anniversary be it traditional silk and linen, modern fruit and flowers or eccentric freakin' green elf shorts, all power to you and hear's too many more. x

Rimpy said...

"They ain't made the chair that can hold me!"

Rimpy said...

"I want my phone call to the North Pole!"

Matthias said...

Thank you for creating the link, I didn't know whether HTML works or not so I didn't try.

As for the comment in my blog, it didn't make it into the system. Here's how it works: Write the comment, click "Preview", and then on the next screen click "Kommentar speichern". I know it's complicated, I coded it years back :-).

KDNA said...

I'm freakin' invisible, betches!

Inexplicable DeVice said...

"Bah! I never wanted to go to the stupid Diamond Jubilee anyway" Princess Eugenie sulked, after Prince Andrew forbade her from leaving their castle dressed like that!

Happy blogaversary, Miss Scarlet! And thank gods you managed to wrest the 'Shorts from Beast!

Pat said...

Congrats on your fourth!
Sadly I'm fresh out of F.G.S.

SID said...

Being a previous winner of the filth I always leave a caption,but not to win. Definitely not to win.I know what horror that entails.

"Kill me"

Alice Scradcza said...

As a fashion Designer (nearly!) I love the shorts - but I could never do any welding in them. And as a welder, I could straighten that chair out for you - it seems to be distorted. Have you thought of taking it back and complaining?

Andrea Knapp said...

I can't believe that this competition I started EIGHT years ago is still going on! That just blows my mind! Congratulations on whoever wins them again :-)

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I know I'm late. So bloody sorry. Happy anniv. Hope you learned a thing or two. Did you swipe that chair from the set of a Tim Burton movie?

Inexplicable DeVice said...

On the set of Tim Burton's latest film, Edwina Elfshorts, Helena Bottom-Carter glumly awaits take-twentythree of the "wedgie" scene.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Yeah, so do we.

* tries to purge mind of SID, Verne Troyer and that pumpkin *

...

Oh, hai, SID!

MJ said...

Let’s have a look at that photo again, shall we?

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Oog... Let's not and just say we did, eh?

Anonymous said...

How many pumpkins were hurt?

Anonymous said...

Have you noticed that the connection thing between the chair legs looks suspiciously like a good olde gyve, a shackle?

Scarlet Blue said...

I have tried again to comment... but my browser isn't showing the "Kommentar speichern" bit to click on, thank you again!!
Sxx

Scarlet Blue said...

Hello Andrea!!! Thank you so much for visiting. Look what you started... let's hope it's still going in eight years time!
Sxxxx

Scarlet Blue said...

'Kill Me' could've been a winner!!!
Sx

MJ said...

All hail Andrea...creator of The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Competition!

SID said...

Hai IVD! Your pic still places a little bit of sick in my mouth,and as for MJs...it's now used as a distraction for cattle at the local abattoir.

Excellent pic By the way SB.

Wait til the Post Traumatic Short Stress sets in!

Scarlet Blue said...

????? Oh dear... It'll be like Frodo and the ring all over again.
Sx

MJ said...

@SID: Unlike you, at least I have a visible waistline.

Roses said...

Happy Fourth Birthday! I'll be back when I think of something suitably witty.

I may be some time...

Percy Weiper said...

I know there's a spot on the wall - just concentrate on the shorts!

SID said...

MJ~ A waistline which is used by NASA to determine the size of the visible universe

I feel another caption coming on.

About Last Weekend said...

My husband bested a leprachaun in a ski race last year...sorry still can't think of a caption

nick said...

That's not a spot, it's a mosquito licking its lips.

Roses said...

Is this the audition for Flashdance the Musical? I've reprised the role somewhat..

SID said...

"And that children is why an upside down Union Jack flag is chosen as a sign of distress. Now quick turn the page"

Affer said...

Could it be, in fact, the Transit of Venus.....just on a smaller scale?

BlackLOG said...

The recession had got so bad that prison services were reduced to just bars and no walls – it was only the ludicrous new prison garb that stopped any but the most untrendy of prisoners from absconding....

BlackLOG said...

Great fancy dress costume mistakes of our time

Scarlet Blue started to realise that making the chair part of her Rocky Horror costume was a mistake – it certainly made dancing the Time Warp tricky ......And next time it might be an idea to have a hole cut out for toilet emergencies....

One more time

Take a step to the left
Take a dump to the right....

Wojtech Huunt said...

"Scarlet first suspected that her new Princess Albertina wasn't gold when her knickers began to turn green."

CyberPete said...

Lady Gaga celebrating Lizzie's birthday

Anonymous said...

You mean this Venus is transformed?

Anonymous said...

"Modelling for the Turner Prize was not what she expected ..."

Anonymous said...

"Another lazy afternoon in Hempshire"

"Git me outta here - I'M A STAR!"

"Wellies rule ok!"

"I sit and watch as times go by ... tralalah ..."

"Unchain me Wellies!"

"Elf ME!"

"A lovely English redhead in shorts and wellies: Can it get any better?"

"One rejected SUN page three"

Matthias said...

oh boy, my comment form must be really awful :-).
OK, first of all, you have to fill in name and a valid e-mail address, otherwise you get "Ung├╝ltige E-Mail Adresse".
Secondly, once you've clicked on "Preview", you come to a new window with your editable comment to the left, and the comment itself displayed as text to the right.

On the left, you can revise the comment and click on "Preview" again to see the result.

Only when everything is fine -name and e-mail and comment field are filled out- you get the submit button that says "Kommentar speichern".

I REALLY need to work on that comment form :)

Eryl said...

"Alice, come back!"

Happy Frog and I said...

I've had a think now.

'When you've got a pair of Freakin’ Green Elf Shorts life is a cabaret old chum; life is a freakin' cabaret.'

Scarlet Blue said...

Just a quick update - This competition will be closing on Friday 8th June 2012 at 5pm [BST].... so please enter your caption before then so that you have a chance of winning!!!
Sxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

With or without the shorts Ms Keeler would have made more of a commotion had she used this chair.

Scarlet Blue said...

Hello Bill!!
Yes... you're right... a pic like you suggest would have raised more than eyebrows.
Sxx