Caption Contest

Time for another OTB Caption ContestTM:

Write your caption in the comments below.
Reuters photo

Winners will be announced after noon Monday.

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  1. jen says:

    Not a caption: you didn’t find one of him chest-butting (or whatever you call it)?

  2. Cassandra says:

    [Dubya, thinking furiously…]

    “Was it paper covers scissors?… Doh! that’s not it!”

    “Those $%!@ white gloves are blinding me. I’ve got it! Rock bashes scissors! Gotcha, ya young whippersnapper…”.

  3. Fred Boness says:

    I don’t remember saluting this way in the National Guard.

  4. pennywit says:

    “So what’s a shizzle again?”

  5. HankP says:

    “You’re sure it won’t rub off?”

  6. McGehee says:

    “Dang it, I’m real good at that funky three-way handshake from back in the ’70s, and I’ve almost got the hang of that high-five thing. Why do they have to keep changin’ this stuff?”

  7. Mary says:

    One potato, two potato, three potato, four….

  8. norbizness says:

    When you can snatch this pebble from my hand, you will be promoted to Chief Petty Officer.

  9. Joel Gaines says:

    One potato, two potato, three potato, four!

  10. Joel Gaines says:

    Sorry Mary, I got so excited I forgot to read before posting 🙂

  11. Joel Gaines says:

    Ok, so I have the Senator by the neck…yeah, like that! And I say to him…

    (I like Mary’s better though 🙂

  12. Eric Akawie says:

    “Wonder Twin powers, Activate!”

  13. “So you’ve done the belly-button thing too?”

    (only works if you have a Jack in the Box in your area)

  14. Rodney Dill says:

    Dubya involved in Bush-fisting scandal.

  15. Rodney Dill says:

    “Pardon me Mr. President, but I believe that was a whiff.”

  16. Martin Barretto says:

    Mr. President, You Da Man !!!

  17. Cassandra says:


    “Hey buddy: don’t get me wrong – I appreciate the campaign advice. But ya know I’m not big on pretending to be who I’m not. Let’s let that whole MTV, hip-hop gesture thing to John Kerry.”

  18. Tony Rosen says:

    Doh! Eric Akawie took mine …

  19. Hodink says:

    “Remember my face, Quincy. I plan to be a two-term president.”

  20. Masked Menace says:

    President Bush is seen awarding the Purple Heart to Lance Corporal Kiksyur Azzis, who lost his fingers while defending an Iraqi child from an insurgent mob. President Bush returned the Lance Corparals fingerless handshake in an attempt to show the same respect to his Purple Heart that he did to John Kerry’s three, by falling off his bike and getting a few scratches.

  21. Mike says:

    A new officer joined the ranks of our navy yesterday. The President congratulated the ensign on his hard work leading to this achievement.

  22. Rip Rowan says:

    “You got rock? I got rock. Do-over!”

  23. Maniakes says:

    What UP, G-Dubya, YO!

  24. Rachel Edith says:

    “You’re a tiny little president, aren’t you now?”

  25. Rodney dill says:

    “Yo Dawg, I know Slim Shady and you’re no Slim Shady.”

  26. Bouhaki says:

    “Yeah, you also say a rap thing with it, Sir. But, uhhhhhhh, let’s just concentrate on this for now.”

  27. Hermoine says:

    “Represent! Mr. President”

  28. Deet Deet says:

    ” … and then you grab your crotch.”

  29. Rodney Dill says:


  30. JW says:

    “I still don’t see why we have to go through this every time just so you’ll give me the football–“

  31. Pile On® says:

    Well saaaallluuuute ta you too big guy!!

  32. Timmer says:

    …this is the fun part, you slowwllly squeeze the trigger on the joystick and release the muni…munish…the bomb.

  33. Dingo says:

    “You know what they say, Mr. President. Big fist, big member. It’s ok, Sir. You have a fine fist.”

  34. Rodney Dill says:

    “Don’t look so worried Mr. President. We got Clinton with that disappearing saber trick too.”

  35. “Okay, I’ll play thumb-war, but you’ll have to get rid of the silly… What is that, a cummerbund?”

  36. Rochelle Siegel Smith says:

    5 potato…6 potatoe…7 potatoe MORE… “you’re it!” I.e. an Afro-American Citadel cadet, carefully chosen and sent by moi to fight the Iraq war…. until the bitter end!

  37. Anonymous says:

    Hey bro non-na dat fancy jive tauk when adressin’ a cadet. I iz hea on a free schola-ship courtesy of Uncle Sambo…get yo honkypaws off me Bushwacka cracka!

  38. Rochelle Siegel Smith says:

    “Hey bro no-na…” is from ME…sorry I neglected to fill in the info. Ten lashes with a wet noodle..sir… yes sir!

  39. Joja says:

    Say…Are we blood brothers now?

  40. Joja says:

    Give me five, bro!