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Name That Toon: Forgot My Password

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Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card. If you don't want to enter a caption, help us pick a winner by voting on the submissions. Click thumbs up for those you find funny. As always, editorial comments are encouraged and welcomed.

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Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
5/24/2016 | 9:56:31 AM
We have a new Caption Contest!
Give us your best shot and win an Amazon gift card. 
rkeefer
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rkeefer,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/24/2016 | 10:06:44 AM
Re: We have a new Caption Contest!
"They told me that using different passwords for each site is more secure."
vnge
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vnge,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/24/2016 | 5:23:37 PM
Re: We have a new Caption Contest!
"My password is divided up between these stickies, talk about encryption!"
Y-not!
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Y-not!,
User Rank: Strategist
5/26/2016 | 12:57:27 PM
Re: We have a new Caption Contest!
I'm using a 256Post-It cipher.
DarthGump
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DarthGump,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/27/2016 | 9:49:21 AM
Re: We have a new Caption Contest!
This is my private cloud
VFEEHAN019
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VFEEHAN019,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/1/2016 | 10:17:39 AM
Re: We have a new Caption Contest!
NO! I can't find my password... what's your point?
ChrisGlitz
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ChrisGlitz,
User Rank: Strategist
6/2/2016 | 12:29:12 PM
Re: We have a new Caption Contest!
It's OK...I'm using P.G.P. (Pretty Good Post-Its)
EricW851
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EricW851,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/25/2016 | 5:02:56 AM
Name That Toon: Forgot My Password
They told me to use multifactor authentication so my username is something I know and my multiple sticky notes with passwords is something I have. 
porkins70
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porkins70,
User Rank: Strategist
5/25/2016 | 9:22:32 AM
Name That Toon: Forgot My Password
IT said I needed to backup my files to the "physical desk".
porkins70
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porkins70,
User Rank: Strategist
5/25/2016 | 9:55:00 AM
Forgot My Password
Sure, I save a textfile with all of my passwords to the desktop, but why stop there?
porkins70
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porkins70,
User Rank: Strategist
5/25/2016 | 10:04:11 AM
Forgot My Password
The boss said to use Evernote, but all I had was Post-it notes.
braney601
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braney601,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/25/2016 | 11:02:46 AM
Name That Toon: Forgot My Password
"What do you mean 'Try Piñata' "?
Meleon42
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Meleon42,
User Rank: Strategist
5/25/2016 | 12:54:42 PM
name that toon: forgot my password
They thought not allowing me to reuse my last 100 passwords would make me just think of new passwords. I now just have more post its!
bboink1
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bboink1,
User Rank: Strategist
5/25/2016 | 3:35:38 PM
name that toon: forgot my password
"What? Your's is under you're keyboard"
dfoley72
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dfoley72,
User Rank: Strategist
5/25/2016 | 4:49:49 PM
Security through Obscurity
If I only could remember which post-it contains the real password.
ThomasW452
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ThomasW452,
User Rank: Strategist
5/26/2016 | 11:19:33 AM
text message:
Your passwords been changed
The decryption code is on the postit on your desk
ajones980
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ajones980,
User Rank: Strategist
5/26/2016 | 2:17:27 PM
caption
Yeah, I'm a Domain Admin, I have to change my password once a week, and it cant match any of my previous 200.
Mike Smith
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Mike Smith,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/26/2016 | 2:53:20 PM
Sticking it to the man
I used to use a password manager but they got greedy and started charging $0.99 a year. They must think I'm stupid.
PaulH842
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PaulH842,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/26/2016 | 3:17:24 PM
Texture
Yep I know they are all blank...I just like the texture.
GuestLuthier
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GuestLuthier,
User Rank: Strategist
5/27/2016 | 11:53:40 AM
PGP - Pretty Good Postits
I'm going to increase the complexity of our password managment solution and get some multi-coloured post-its.
robshi
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robshi,
User Rank: Strategist
5/27/2016 | 12:45:51 PM
Name That Toon: Forgot My Password
Is it secure?!  It's so secure, even I can't figure out my password.
ncbluedevil
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ncbluedevil,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/27/2016 | 2:59:17 PM
Caption
It really sucks being on the migratory path for post-it notes.
osoler336
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osoler336,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/28/2016 | 10:27:11 AM
OPM
Office of Personnel Management's security measures!
bgeisler913
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bgeisler913,
User Rank: Strategist
5/28/2016 | 1:55:08 PM
Password Managment
I never use the same password twice.
idmdude
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idmdude,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/28/2016 | 11:54:16 PM
Too complex
I find password manager apps to be too complex.
idmdude
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idmdude,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/28/2016 | 11:54:16 PM
Too complex
I find password manager apps to be too complex.
mskarenjo1
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mskarenjo1,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/29/2016 | 4:00:05 AM
Bob's Wall of Access Control
As an avid Trump fan, Bob built a wall of access control against his co-workers!
hewenthatway
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hewenthatway,
User Rank: Strategist
5/29/2016 | 5:42:06 AM
name.That.Toon.vol.3
Security through Obscurity
Simmony
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Simmony,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/29/2016 | 10:49:47 AM
Security master
Joke's on them, none of these post-its has my password.
RickyG186
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RickyG186,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/30/2016 | 7:11:52 PM
Caption
You think this qualifies as 1024 Post-It encryption?
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
User Rank: Ninja
5/31/2016 | 8:13:13 AM
Re: Caption
I think Ricky's going to take this one, but here's mine anyway:

"These password managers aren't as time saving as you made out."
redburns28
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redburns28,
User Rank: Strategist
5/31/2016 | 1:49:36 AM
Password Caption
"I've forgotten my password..."
MatthewH144
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MatthewH144,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/31/2016 | 10:01:57 AM
Re: Caption
"What can I say?  I'm old-school."
Natiku
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Natiku,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/31/2016 | 10:50:32 AM
Help desk system down again?
Nope, just all our user password post-it notes I collected again this morning.
rouker23
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rouker23,
User Rank: Strategist
5/31/2016 | 3:14:46 PM
Are those all your passwords?
"No, I really just like the color yellow."
abdreamn
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abdreamn,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/31/2016 | 3:27:14 PM
Name That Toon: Forgot My Password
Sales Help Dest
SEN7INEL
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SEN7INEL,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/31/2016 | 4:42:41 PM
Caption
localhost login: TheseDimwitsThinkIWouldPutMyPasswordOnAStickyNote??
ioshield
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ioshield,
User Rank: Guru
6/1/2016 | 6:40:49 AM
My entry
Post-its are the old school version of Evernote. That's just how I roll.
azzigoom99
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azzigoom99,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/1/2016 | 8:28:50 AM
Name That Toon: Forgot My Password
Your password?  Sometimes I wish I was never promoted to Password Manager.
robshi
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robshi,
User Rank: Strategist
6/1/2016 | 9:03:36 AM
Passwords for Bitcoins
... AND for just seven Bitcoins, you can buy your password back.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/1/2016 | 10:20:28 AM
1.
"Now if only I could remember my user ID."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/1/2016 | 10:21:01 AM
2.
"Um, can I borrow a pen?"
DavidW85203
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DavidW85203,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/1/2016 | 10:26:49 AM
Name That Toon: Forgot My Password
No.  My wife keeps calling with 'one more thing' for me to do on the way home.
ScoobsMcGee
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ScoobsMcGee,
User Rank: Strategist
6/1/2016 | 10:35:09 AM
D'oh
I was told to stop using Excel to store my passwords.
DanielC647
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DanielC647,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/2/2016 | 8:20:15 AM
My Ideas:
Delegation: You're probably doing it right.
Sticking it to the man!
Sticking to the plan!

Lifes about balance, and I pick up the slack!

I'm still waiting on those reports. I need them to go talk to friends in a meeting for hours -.-'
clark1clark1
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clark1clark1,
User Rank: Strategist
6/3/2016 | 10:37:51 AM
3M
3M Corp original Multifactor solution.
clark1clark1
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clark1clark1,
User Rank: Strategist
6/3/2016 | 10:39:09 AM
Re: 3M
How about:   This comment is waiting for review by our moderators. I litterally thought that was the caption and it's hillarious.
georgievz
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georgievz,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/2/2016 | 9:54:22 AM
Cartoon Caption
In this way I protect myself from password scuba diving... but I can't find my password either!
MatthewS897
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MatthewS897,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/2/2016 | 10:30:14 AM
Cartoon Caption
"Wait, there's a 'forgot my password' link?"
cremacs@gmail.com
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[email protected],
User Rank: Apprentice
6/2/2016 | 10:50:01 AM
cartoon caption
I'm very security conscious, I use different passwords for every website I visit.
RobertT145
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RobertT145,
User Rank: Strategist
6/2/2016 | 11:33:40 AM
name that toon
I wouldn't have to do this Jim, if Carol would stop looking over my shoulder when I am logging in!
finkga
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finkga,
User Rank: Strategist
6/2/2016 | 11:39:55 AM
Caption
"This way no one will know which one is my *real* password!"
graugeist
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graugeist,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/2/2016 | 11:42:21 AM
Name That Toon: Forgot My Password
"To secure my password I've copied every word in the dictionary to a sticky."  
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/2/2016 | 12:23:09 PM
3.
"Very funny. Where's the one with my actual password?"
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/2/2016 | 12:25:40 PM
4.
"It's okay.  I don't store them in plaintext."
AdamJ273
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AdamJ273,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/3/2016 | 11:33:22 AM
The solution is
Well we have a MIlitary Grade Encryption solution for loss of passwords and Hacks. If you wouild like to know more let me know
maas15
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maas15,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/3/2016 | 12:33:48 PM
Caption
Jim's been a bit distracted since he got divorced.
FrancoisY902
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FrancoisY902,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/3/2016 | 3:30:21 PM
Old School
When you're old school and don't realize that your boss meant "sticky notes" on your desktop.
Summervox
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Summervox,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/4/2016 | 10:26:38 AM
Security Architect
"So I've created a new system to keep everyone's passwords safe. All you need to do is connect to a VPN with your new set of credentials, get your two-factor authentication code and enter that in, mount the share containing our encrypted password database, open the database using the master password, and then use your sub-group password to access your personal password keychain. It's very simple..."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/4/2016 | 10:34:40 AM
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"I figure if I steal a few more I can reshingle my house."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/4/2016 | 10:35:30 AM
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"The hope is that if anyone tries to hack into my workstation, they'll get a paper cut."
hewenthatway
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hewenthatway,
User Rank: Strategist
6/5/2016 | 7:47:24 PM
Second attempt...
Bob, when I told you to post it, I meant on the company wiki.
Bryantj2
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Bryantj2,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/4/2016 | 9:35:27 PM
Caption
It works the same way as choosing the holy grail in the movie 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade".
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/5/2016 | 11:56:17 AM
7.
"Hey, what's my email address again?"
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/5/2016 | 11:59:18 AM
8.
"I'm kind of buried here."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/6/2016 | 11:56:24 AM
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"I try not to use the same password twice."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/6/2016 | 11:57:52 AM
10.
"I forgot to order more Post-Its."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/7/2016 | 9:40:34 AM
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"Do you have a key to the office supply closet?"
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/7/2016 | 9:41:44 AM
12.
"They're just reminders. Like this one that reminds me to mind my own business."
Meleon42
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Meleon42,
User Rank: Strategist
6/7/2016 | 12:44:15 PM
Name That Toon Caption
Each one is a possible caption that Joe will submit! :)
HectorJ000
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HectorJ000,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/8/2016 | 12:25:18 PM
Name That Toon: Forgot my password
...Just in case
Sukanya Chandrashekar
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Sukanya Chandrashekar,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/9/2016 | 6:44:24 AM
Caption:
Well, they banned password re-use. What do you expect me to do? 
pmueller079
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pmueller079,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/9/2016 | 11:50:50 AM
Cartoon
I need to know everyone's password to provide the best IT support.....
SheriC980
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SheriC980,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/9/2016 | 3:12:14 PM
Forgot my password caption
I need a better password keeper system!
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/9/2016 | 7:35:07 PM
13.
"Happy birthday."
Kyrgios
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Kyrgios,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/10/2016 | 2:24:50 AM
Re: 13.
NICE POST
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/10/2016 | 12:24:27 PM
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"Wait.  Was that today?"
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/10/2016 | 12:28:42 PM
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"It's so annoying when people cover their desks with pictures of their families."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/11/2016 | 11:46:36 PM
(Lost count)
"This is how I keep track of my excuses for being late."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/11/2016 | 11:47:45 PM
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"Okay, wise guy. How would you decorate?"
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/12/2016 | 12:03:44 AM
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"It's the art of misdirection. Nobody notices I play World of Warcraft all day."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/12/2016 | 12:08:09 AM
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"What was your third-grade teacher's name, what street did you grow up on, and what was the make and model of your first car? Just out of curiosity."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/13/2016 | 8:46:23 AM
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"My workstation is running out of memory space."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/13/2016 | 8:51:50 AM
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"Someone stole my recycling bin in 1998."
elroyjetson
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elroyjetson,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/13/2016 | 11:43:35 AM
Caption this toon
Something is wrong with my AdBlocker.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/14/2016 | 5:56:32 AM
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"IT won't approve my request for a bigger hard drive, and Legal won't let us use the cloud."
cynrgy
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cynrgy,
User Rank: Strategist
6/14/2016 | 1:30:10 PM
Cartoon Contest
Hey, can i borrow a sticky note...
cynrgy
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cynrgy,
User Rank: Strategist
6/14/2016 | 1:31:07 PM
Name That Toon
Hey, can i borrow a sticky note...
AllisonC78602
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AllisonC78602,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/14/2016 | 3:01:51 PM
Contest
I can't save my passwords, that's not safe.
ScoobsMcGee
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ScoobsMcGee,
User Rank: Strategist
6/15/2016 | 2:32:44 PM
Not an Entry
Could we start a secondary contest to guess what number Cap'n Stanganelli will make it up to?
mamboN5
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mamboN5,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/16/2016 | 9:28:28 AM
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