Sitting Tennant – The Caption Competition 2009 – The Results, and Sitting Tennant 2010 begins

Ms Rullsenberg's Sitting Tennant

Sister Chastity's Sitting Tennant

Toby's Sitting Tennant

First off, Happy New Year Sitting Tennanters. How have you been?

Secondly, although we’re announcing the winner of the caption competition today, we’re kicking everything off again on the picture competition with these three lovely pictures from our reliable competitors Sister Chastity, Ms Rullsenberg and Toby. Thank them nicely, particularly since it’s Sister Chastity’s birthday on Thursday – Happy Birthday, Sister Chastity!

Thirdly, I’m changing the rules to make it all a little easier and competitive and to bring picture-caption competition harmony. It’s now a straight five points for submitting a pic that gets displayed on a Monday and 10 points if yours is declared the best so far on a Friday (remembering that all pics that don’t get displayed are carried over to the next week). Does that sound fair? If so, here’s the leaderboard.

  1. Toby, Sister Chastity, Rullsenberg: 5

Fourthly, it’s caption results time. Despite fierce competition from Rullsenberg, Toby submitted the best caption for the final Sitting Tennant of 2010, which gave us the following final leaderboard.

  1. Toby: 241.5
  2. Marie: 222.5
  3. Rullsenberg: 192
  4. Electric Dragon: 121
  5. Jane Henry: 95.5
  6. Persephone: 45.5
  7. Jaradel: 38.5
  8. Sister Chastity, ecg: 30
  9. Rev/Views: 25
  10. Joe, George: 20
  11. Scott 2: 14
  12. Sabine: 5
  13. Scott: 3
  14. Aaron: 2
  15. 1
  16. Stu_N: 1

Congratulations to Toby, who wins a lifetime supply of David Tennant, and a great big thank you to everyone who took part last year – you made it great fun for everyone involved.

The 2010 caption competition will begin again on Friday. Hopefully, Marie will be off her sick bed by then to rejoin the fun – think happy thoughts in her direction to see if that helps.

Bon chance!

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below or email me and if it’s judged suitable, it will appear in the “Sitting Tennant” gallery.

Every photo displayed on Monday (one per person who sends one in) gets five points; the best pic in the stash each week will appear on Friday and get ten points.

You can also enter the witty and amusing captions league table by commenting on Friday’s Sitting Tennant photo, the best caption getting 10 points, everyone who contributes getting five points.


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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.