Caption This! (October 19, 2012)

What in the spooky Bitter Lawyer is going on here?

Halloween is nearly upon us! So put your scariest wisdom to the test and post a comment below or on Facebook with a witty, hilarious, or brilliant caption to this clever comic, courtesy of And keep it clean(ish) and, y’know, respectful.

The editors’ pick will be announced next week, and then we’ll post the clip art with the text on Facebook.

Last Week’s Winner

Ken submitted last week’s Caption This! winning entry right here on Bitter Lawyer. See the final cartoon to the left and on Facebook with his caption, which we tweaked a bit to fit the Ol’ West thing. Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption! YEE-HA!!

Original clip art courtesy of

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  1. Alex

    October 19, 2012 at 8:34 am

    So, basically, our case is not very good and we’re looking for someone who will scare the sh!t out of the other side’s attorneys and force them to negotate settlement. Are you interested?

  2. Josh Smith

    October 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

    “Alright, Frank, this may be difficult for you to hear, but our jury consultant says our biggest problem is that people think you’re a monster. Also, while you’ve cleaned yourself up quite nicely, they still find that neck piercing very unattractive, so we’ll need to do something about that before trial.”

  3. Josh Smith

    October 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    “I’m afraid that you don’t have a claim for discrimination, as ‘monster’ is not a protected class under the law. Well, except in San Francisco.”

  4. Mike Pospis

    October 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I’m sorry, Frank. But this state does not recognize a cause of action for “wrongful life.”

  5. Howard Rubin

    October 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    And now for that organ doner directive…..

  6. Luigi

    October 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    We’re going to need more of a defense to these arson charges than your deposition testimony that “Fire, bad!”

  7. Jerry

    October 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I’m afraid we do not have any women on staff willing to service your ear.

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