Bayou Santa We received 180 entries this time and there were so many great punch lines that we’re running a bunch of finalists. Really clever stuff! Looks like bayou humor coupled with Santa Claus is just the gift that keeps on giving. Well done, everyone! The winner and finalists are: WINNER: Rich Wolf, Westminster, Maryland  (punch line lettered into cartoon)  FINALISTS: Doug Trick, Baton Rouge: “It’s more pleasant navigating Louisiana’s swamps, than that one in D.C.” Gene Meyers, Mandeville: “Next year we need to get Santa a four-stroke engine for this job!” Jenna Godeau, Eunice: “I sure hope the big man knows where he’s going, because I don’t know how to pronounce the names on this map.” Lauren Baronet, Baton Rouge: “Looks like Santa needs to lay off the gumbeaux. Lackey LaBorde, Metairie: “With hunting season in full swing, I suggest you turn that nose off.” Lillette Delahaye, Baton Rouge: “This is my favorite place for delivering gifts. They leave us gumbo and cold beer instead of milk and cookies!” Debbie Bliek, Prairieville: “Aw, Rudolph, you done stuck your nose in dat hot pot of gumbo again, Cher? Frank Arrigo, Baton Rouge: “He got the idea from the Cajun Navy.” Cathy Slumber, River Ridge: “Rudolph, I can’t wait to tell commuters about this new route Santa found around Baton Rouge traffic!” Great job, everyone! ~ Walt