Caption Contest

Time for another OTB Caption ContestTM.

Write your caption in the comments below.

(I’ll announce the overdue results of the ongoing contest later today.)

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Jeff Begley says:

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson looks on in concerned disbelief as the now unpredictable former comedian, Bill Cosby, breaks into a solo of James Brown’s “I Got the Feelin’.”

  2. Chris says:

    Legendary musician Ray Charles, quelling rumours of his recent death, is pictured here preparing to pop an M&M into his mouth before a bemused Rev. Jesse Jackson.

  3. Johno says:


    /I think I’m hellbound for this one.

  4. McGehee says:

    “So I told the network, now that I’ve made you a zillion gajillion billion dollars doing the show your way, I want to come back and do it my way, with Phylicia, but with a whole bunch of new kids ’cause Theo and Rudy are all grown up now, and now that you know how much money I can make you, you won’t worry about me not being a rich doctor and her not being a high-powered lawyer. And so they agreed to let me do another version of the Cosby show, and now ’cause it didn’t make ’em any money they hate my guts. And I stuck it to the man by hard work and showin’ ’em what I could do. And that’s the American way, you knuckleheads!”

  5. Hermoine says:

    “You want a helping hand? Come here fool. I’ll give you a helping hand.”

  6. Rachel Edith says:

    “Trust me. Gray hair is God’s graffiti.”

  7. Bouhaki says:

    “A word to the wise ain’t necessary — it’s the stupid ones who need the advice.”
    Bill Cosby

  8. BA says:

    “Theo, why do you say these things when you know I must kill you for it?”

  9. Kinch1 says:


  10. m says:

    “Live, from Carnegie Hall, it’s Saturday Night!”

  11. Rodney Dill says:

    “Now just how in the hell does Stevie do it. I can’t see a thing inside with these damn sunglasses on.”

  12. Rodney Dill says:

    “Well OutKast can come right here and I’ll give them some Poo-woo-woo to smell.”

  13. Rodney Dill says:

    “Now I want to tell you kids one more time…
    Don’t rant and rave (Sorry Rev. Jackson)
    Speak correct English and enunciate clearly (Sorry Jesse)
    Don’t discriminate against others, like the jews (Uh, sorry again)
    Don’t have kids out of wedlock (Sorry again, Jesse)
    Don’t be so angry and belligerent (Well, not so sorry that time)

  14. Rodney Dill says:

    “Yes, Dammit, I told Kerry I would not run on his ticket.”

  15. McGehee says:

    Jesse: “Why is that man talking in that strange voice?”

    (explanation here)

  16. Eric Akawie says:

    “So then I grabbed Culp by the balls and said “No, dammit, I get the girl this time.”

  17. Timmer says:

    Rev Jackson thinking: What is dat language dat African American man is speaking? It’s, it’s proper English! Oh dis jes’ won’ do.

  18. dick says:

    “Mama needs a new pair of shoes, comin’ out on seven…”

    “Shoot Cosby, you’re faded.”

  19. Rodney Dill says:

    Kool Kos Krushes Ku Klux Klan

  20. pennywit says:

    I got yer Puddin’ Pops right here!

  21. marcus says:

    The Reverand Jesse Jackson looks on as comedian Bill Cosby expresses his outrage of loosing his vision after reading the first lesson in “ebonics are easy.”

  22. Hodink says:

    “I’m telling you. When you’re young it’s hooters and gams.”

  23. Ona Culdesac says:

    “Fatherhood is pretending the gift you love most is soap-on-a-rope and/or a tie.”

  24. Pile On® says:

    Yes, it’s true. Fat Albert went on to a successful medical practice. Mushmouth? Well…let’s just say….he b-be-b doing-b ten-b to b-twenty-b in-b the b-bighouse b-man-b.

  25. Hermoine says:

    “See this little piece of snot? That is, I believe, the size of your brain.”

  26. “Got a roach-clip?”

    P.S. I hope I’m not going to hell for that one.