A month until the election, and over a month until Wrath ... what can we do to pass the time, other than play Oblivion yet again? How about a Caption This! contest?
The last contest, featuring the running of the zombies, was won in a landslide by Roahne, with "Red rover, red rover, send -- OH MY GOD!" Sladedarkonis won the runner-up prize with "Jeez, multi-boxing has gotten really out of hand."
Here's how the story goes: I post a picture during Tuesday maintenance. You write a humorous caption for this picture by Friday, October 10 at 11:59 PM EST. It could be a funny description of the situation or a quote that you imagine the characters in the screenshot saying. Examples of previous winners can be found here, here and here. Leave your captions in a comment on this post, and keep it clean -- if Blizzard would warn you for saying it in-game, don't enter it in the contest. During the weekend, I e-mail the post to our list, members of the WoW Insider team respond with their favorites, and ten (or so) of those favorites will be chosen for the final vote. On Tuesday morning, we put the top choices up for a public vote in a new post. Voting ends Wednesday, October 15 at 11:59 PM EST. After the voting, we notify the winners. If they respond to our e-mail and confirm that they're eligible to win, we mail out their prizes.
Let's show the people our fabulous prizes! First place winner gets a 60-day game card, worth approximately $30. And the second-place winner will get his choice of a Legendary Thread or Less QQ More Pew Pew t-shirt from J!NX, worth about $20.
However, to win you have to be eligible -- and to be eligible, you have to be a U.S. or non-Quebec Canadian resident at least 13 years of age. Sorry, EU, Oceanic and other readers, but legal restrictions make it impossible to include everyone. The official rules for the contest can be found here. Read them or get nerfed!
This picture, featuring three gnomes and a basket, comes from the official WoW screenshot archives. A larger version can be found here. Good luck!