Caption Contest Winners

The Aight Dawg Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.





REUTERS/Pool/Itar-Tass

The Winners

First: McGehee“Hey Vlad—nice ass!”
“Thanks, Jacques. I’ve been hitting the gym.”

Second: OJClouseau: Does yer dewg bite?

Third: lawhawkHey, did you catch Condi in those boots? GRWWWW!

Honorable Mention:

Brian J.It’s an American joke George Bush told me: Pull my thumb.

Laurence Simon“Try to guess where my other thumb is, Vladimir.”

Maniakes“As a matter of fact, Vlad, I HAVE always wanted to have a threesome with two world leaders. Is Jacques up for it?”

Rodney’s Bottom of The Barrel


“What happens in Red Square, Stays in Red Square.”

The genre was deemed to have gone to far, when with X-MEN XIIIFeigned-Interest Man,Taken-aback Girl, and Stinkfinger made their debut on the Super Hero scene.

The Thursday contest has already started.

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About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Caption Contest Winners

The Kurt and Rod Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.


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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Caption Contest Winners

The …But We Invented it First Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.


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Comments

  1. JW says:

    I hate to admit I posess this knowledge but—the “woohoo” tune quoted here is for Vonage Telcom coomercials, not Geico.

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    The bottom of the barrel was meant to be read as three separate captions. The Vonage commercials always mentions ‘people do stupid things,’ (like breaking of the nose of the sphinx) so I threw out the “woo hoo’s” to make people think of that.

    At least somebody is reading down to the bottom of the post 😉

  3. bithead says:

    Vonage is currently using that noise… though a few months ago, at least two orgs were using it in spots seen here in Rochester… though I don’t recall who the other was.

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The Tons of Fun Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

A lot of funny entries for this one.

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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

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The Pull My Tail Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.


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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. I felt like mine was more of a bottom of the barrel, but I’ll take first. BOOYAH!

  2. Maniakes says:

    Wow, a new award category, just for me!

    *blushes*

  3. Jay Tea says:

    OK, I’ve discovered the secret formula to winning Rodney’s contests: use some form of the word “damn” in your entry.

    That’s two codes I’ve broken. I parlayed Kevin Aylward’s weakness for fart jokes into a full-time position at Wizbang.

    Now to go ruin someone else’s contests…

    J.

  4. Rodney Dill says:

    Sorry Jay Tea, it doesn’t hold true. The previous contest only had damn in the second place, and the previous 3-4 contests don’t have it at all in the top three. Though I did have to check to make sure I hadn’t established some subconscious pattern.

    I always thought that Kevin was a sucker for some the Lewinski and Washingtonienne type references, though “pull my finger” was usually good for runner-up as you should know. 😉

    Rodney “E. B”. Dill

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The Diogenes Denied Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.


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Comments

  1. w00t!

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The “Just Call me Dick” Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

This was either a more challenging contest or a less inspirational contest

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The That’ll Leave a Mark Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Comments

  1. Crerar says:

    woohoo – I’m a weiner !!!!!!!!!

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The Matzoh Western Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

I would’ve sworn when I started this contest that some reference to a Clint Eastwood western would’ve taken first, until I started reading the entries . . .


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  1. w00t!

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The Texas Standoff Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

here’s the way I see it.


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The No Sympathy for the Devil Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

A lot of good entries, but here’s the way I see it.

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Comments

  1. Michael says:

    Ok, no offense Laurence, but Confederate Yankee’s caption won that hands down!!!!!!

  2. Mark it an eight, Dude!

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The Head for the Border Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The Winners:
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The Insane Clown Posse Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

The Winners

First: EricThere’s a reason kids are scared of clowns

Second: The Dread Pundit BlutoAhmed came to regret telling Mahmoud that he would “do anything Allah wills” to help finance the Jihad.

Third: ElissonMahmoud Abbas announced today that Hamas and the Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigades have accepted the conditions laid down by the Palestinian Authority for a “kinder, gentler Intifada. . .with clowns!” Details on the planned Palestinian Petting Zoo are also expected to be released shortly.

Honorable Mention:

Laurence Simon“No Syrian Intelligence Agents here, little Lebanese boy. Just clowns. Happy, heavily-armed clowns ready to martyr themselves for Allah.”

Literally Retarded – In a single moment, Sally determined to run for Congress.

Brandon JaynesThe new NRA marketing plan, targeting the 3-8 age group, has been a huge success.

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Comments

  1. Maggie says:

    I didn’t even get Honorable Mention….I must not be sending in ENOUGH choices!

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    You can never have too many entries, well almost never.

  3. McGehee says:

    If I hadn’t missed this one, my caption would have been something about John Wayne Gacy, or Stephen King’s It.

    ‘Tis a mercy for all concerned.

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The RumScout Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




(DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Cherie A. Thurlby, U.S. Air Force.)

The Winners

First: Donald Sensing What̢۪s the difference between Congress and the Cub Scouts? The Scouts have adult leadership.

Second: Kenny“You go to war with the scouts you have … say … some journalist didn’t put you up to asking that question did they young feller?”

Third: Laurence SimonRelax, kids. I’ve only got animal porn on my computer.

Honorable Mention:

Maggie – Nothing makes my day more than seeing MEN IN UNIFORM!

RKrak – Where are the hookers you promised?

LJD – Rumsfelt issues biological weapons alert after cub scout farts at press conference.

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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Loon says:

    Out of curiosity did you omit the results of last Monday’s Caption Contest [she of many hands]?

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    Go to the link below an press “Continued…”
    The Bushrat edition was the April Fool’s fake results, the results were under the fold.

    Hands winners.

  3. Loon says:

    Thanks – I am a dimwit. I did not connect your clean sweep of the G W Bush snap as relating to April Fool’s day – just thought it was your talent shining through [how’s that for ingratiation towards the judge…..?].

  4. Rodney Dill says:

    Nice suck up, it’s not worth anything, but nice suck up
    😉

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The Bushrat Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The Winners

First: Rodney Dill – President Bush pondered why all the photographers seemed to want to set up in the same spot for the Dan Rather retirement dinner.

Second: Rodney Dill – Edmund was disappointed that he couldn’t also fit the word fink into the picture

Third: Rodney Dill – Redneck Association of Texas

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The Yoda Man Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Winners

First: Alan KelloggYou could warm up the probe

Second: Steven TaylorAfter several years out of the limelight, Ross Perot returns to the public stage.

Third: Laurence SimonYou’ve got your Easter Bunny, we’ve got our Purim Tarsier. Now shut up and go have fun painting Matzoh balls.

Honorable Mention:

MattReveal Your Inner Oliver Willis

SLM – News of the Bolton and Wolfowitz nominations finally reaches Madagascar.

Jufray – I did NOT inhale.

The What’s hotter’n the Purim Tarsier Award

JMMP FanJust saw Jacqueline̢۪s new photos.

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Comments

  1. Alan Kellogg says:

    I am so proud of myself. 🙂

  2. John Burgess says:

    Drawing submitted by Michael Jackson for his next plastic surgery endeavors.

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The Pork Fried Rice Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters

The Winners

First: T. Lung – “Hey, Konishiki, 47 cheeseburgers to go. . .and hold the rice. . .”

Second: Stormy Dragon“Wow, Odd Job, you were right—You can hit John Kerry from all the way over here.”

Third: MarkNo, no, no lady! For the last time, I am NOT Reuben Stoddard.

Honorable Mention:

MichaelSeriousry, she kicked my ass, and she rooks great in a diaper.

Brandon JaynesDamn girl, I could eat you up- -no, seriously, I’m really freakin’ hungry!

McGehee“I told her my manhood was in proportion to my waist size, and she believed me!”

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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Kimber says:

    “My Precious….”

  2. T.Lung says:

    You are too kind. Thank you.

    T.L.

  3. Marie says:

    Hey Man, What did you say was in that chit?

  4. Today’s Chef Special!

  5. Lemur – the other white meat!

    Lemur – it’s what’s for dinner!

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The In Dragnet Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

The Winners

First: Jufray – CIRQUE DU SOLEIL presents … La Nu Clear

Second: MarkFemale members of Harvard̢۪s faculty prepare for action against Larry Summers following the latest no confidence vote.

Third: AlphaPatriotPictured on the right, Ali “Alice” Mahammud is thankful for the “”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Says Alice, “I’m just grateful for the chance to put on a burka and carry a gun just like any other Iranian gal.”

Honorable Mention:

Brian J.You thought Catholic school was hard?

Roger – If one of these women asks if her outfit makes her look fat, say nothing and take cover.

Mikey – Star Wars Episode VII: Attack of the Jawas

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Comments

  1. oktal says:

    They look a bit more comfortable than this hugging couple.

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The Be Sirius Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




(AP Photo/Fotopress, Ross Setford)

The Winners

First: Laurence Simon“Hello, DogStar?”

Second: dougrc РTrunk monkey!!? Hell, I̢۪ve got a real security system!

Third: jufray – RUMSFELD purchased the newest “up armored” H2 with optional siren.

Honorable Mention:

Steven TaylorThe Borg were not as fearsome in their earlier incarnation

Maggie – The American Kennel Club has officially announced the approval of a new canine breed: The Howard Dean.

The ManSandy Hood quickly found out that 1) it is not wise to stick your head out of the sunroof and 2) the button that closes the sunroof on the 2003 Kia Sportage is on the center console.

The Thursday contest has already started.

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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. jpe says:

    that’s the teensy township i grew up. Go Bainbridge!

  2. bangbus says:

    nice article. i like the picture 🙂

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The Camilla’s Side Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




(AP Photo/Fotopress, Ross Setford)

The Winners

First: Brandon Jaynes“Get Your Hillary 2008 Merchandise Here.”

second: Brian J.Prince Charles was a little confused; he didn’t know which of his families holdings the peasants called the Golden Palace.

Third: X – Sadly, the Australian Football League couldn’t afford Janet Jackson for their Superbowl halftime show.

Honorable Mention:

ManiakesYes Virginia, there is a Fashion Police

bithead“Welcome to viewers from all over the world, to new Zealand, I’m Jim McKay. Today, we will be witness to the annual running of the breasts”

Hodink –
FREE MASSAGE
in exchange for
DOING MY HAIR.

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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

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  1. w00t!

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The Billy Joel, you ain’t Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



The Winners

First: Mythilt – “I tried to introduce Mr Moore to the Rumsfeld Strangler, but I couldn’t fit my hands around his neck.”

Second: Beloved LeaderBRAINS! Must. . .have. . .BRAINS

Third: Chrees – “I said that we now know what we didn’t know when we didn’t know what we know now. But that we still don’t know what we don’t know now. You know?”

Honorable Mention:

LJD – “I will ask you one last time Princess, WHERE is the Rebel base” (heavy breathing)

Steven Taylor“I’ll get you my little pretty, and your little dog, too!”

Brandon Jaynes“You will stop asking stupid questions; you will stop asking stupid questions; you will stop asking stupid questions.”

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The Soylent Green is People Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

A very enjoyable contest, there were a lot of imaginative entries for this one




(AFP/DDP/Michael Kappeler)

The Winners

First: Steven L. – Michael Jackson began to seriously regret insisting on a “jury of his peers”. . . .

Second: Brandon JaynesMoscow̢۪s Red Orchestra, seen here singing Yellow Submarine, has long been green with envy over the success of the Blue Man Group.

Third: BitheadIt was here that Mulder found the motherload.

Honorable Mention:

T. Lung – The new-look Green Bay Packers synchronised semaphore cheerleaders sure did miss their head cheese!

BitheadAfter nearly a week, the struggle to find a new CBS news anchor was down to a handful of people

McGeheeThe new hit Broadway musical “Green Eggs and Ham” opened last night to rave reviews. Oddly enough, however, popcorn sales were slow and area restaurants reported business was down 90% over other opening nights.

McTrip – This is why voters never got to see the Swift Boat Veterans FOR Kerry…

Ingress – The Green Bay Packers circa 1920

Lance – French farting contest. . .

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The Putin’ Out Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




(AFP/Maxim Marmur)

The Winners

First: Hodink – “No, no, no boys! Decide who is going to lead and that person places his left arm behind the partner’s waist. Begin again.”

Second: ManiakesDon’t worry, Vlad. We’re soulmates. I won’t let a silly little thing like selling nukes to Iran get in the way of that.

Third: Stormy DragonFor the exciting conclusion of his ventriloquism routine, Bush wowed the audience by drinking a glass of water while Putin sang The Party is Over.

Honorable Mention:

Jufray – Texas Chainsaw Barbecue

Maggie – Speaking under his breath, Bush informed Putin either he gets his act in gear or face a visit to Moscow by the Riceinator.

Sammler“I’d like you to meet my brother, Raymond.”

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The Go Figure Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

“I’m tryin’ to think, but nothin’ happens”




(AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

The Winners

First: TimmerMr Governor, who has better rides, Universal Studios or Disney World?

Second: Chris ShortWho̢۪s Terri Schiavo?

Third: The WASPReporter: How wide is Hillary’s butt going to get?

Honorable Mention:

Carlos РGee, gosh, I dunno. . .go ask my brother. He̢۪s the brains of this outfit.

McGeheeThe question was, “Governor, have you ever been to that Kinko’s in Abilene?”

Lisa Y – “So I forgot to wear pants. It happens, okay???!!”

RodneysJufrays Bottom of The Barrel (special guest captioner)

“Rodney Dill?”

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About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. jen says:

    You’ve got an open italics tag in this post.

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    Thank’s Jen, WordPress usually catches those, but I guess I found a place where it doesn’t

  3. jen says:

    You’re welcome. =)

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The Mjollnir Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




AFP Top Photos

The Winners

First: Eddie ThomasRazib was thinking: “If this cure works for Arun, maybe we can get rich by selling it to Mick Jagger.”

Second: Dodd“Oh no, that’s next door. It’s being-pounded-in-the-chest lessons in here.”

Third: Jufray – Clear!

Honorable Mention:

Loon – Archive photo : A youthful Lt.jg John Forbes Kerry works on getting his fourth purple heart in as many months. . .

Tig“British Navy seeks alternatives to whipping with a cat-o-nine-tails in light of new attitude toward gays.”

Hodink – Tom tries to learn about other cultures. It was a choice between this one swift thwack or eating a bowl of goat testicles.

Rodneys Bottom of The Barrel

Elmo only took second place in chest thumping, and therefore was not made the DNC Chairman.

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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

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The Pineapple Under the Sea Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




Reuters/Handout

The Winners

First: CrerarMilton Bradley unveiled its revamped version of the Game of Life where players are able to select a college, choose a career or get same-sex married.

Second: Laurence Simon“I think Squidward needs to lay off the hormone supplements.”

Third: McCain – Gertrude’s menage a trois experience did not live up to her wild fantasies.

Honorable Mention:

caltechgirlWhy didn̢۪t I get a costume? Don̢۪t you know I̢۪m Sandy Cheeks?

MyopostSpongebob: How comes it then that thou art out of hell?
Patrick: Why this is hell, nor am I out of it.

Jay Tea – “Don’t ask, don’t tell” meets “Do not pass GO, do not collect $200.00.”

Rodneys Bottom of The Barrel

SB: “That’s Life”
P: “What’s Life?”
SB” “A board game”
P: “Where do I get it?”
SB: “At the toy store.”
P: “How Much does it cost?”
SB: “10 Dollars”
P: “But I only have 5 Dollars.”
SB: “That’s Life.”
P: “What’s Life?”
SB: “A board . . .”
After listening to Sponge Bob and Patrick every day for three years at the toy factory, Audrey, went home and ate her young.

“I always thought the Sponge was supposed to be placed between the prick and the cervix.”

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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. ARGH!

    Next time!

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The Beloved Leader Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




Photograph by Korean News Agency/AP

The personage we love to hate, nearly as much as John Kerry

The Winners

First: McTrip – “NUKLAHOMA” (McTrip prefaced it with – One for the archives : a rare snap taken during rehearsals of the writer-producer-director-leading male singer, Kim Jong “Johnny” Il, and the cast of the guaranteed runaway [no, runaway even faster] Pyongyang hit musical :- )

Second: Laurence SimonDespite the protests of his wife and the Central Committee, Kim Jong-Il did what the voices in his head told him, and he plowed under the crops to build a concentration camp for political dissidents. That̢۪s when the ghost of his father came out of the wheat so they could play catch with Harry Truman̢۪s bleached skull.

Third: Confederate Yankee And after 40 years of wandering, it slowly dawned upon the crowd that he really didn̢۪t have a clue where the Promised Land was.

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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Bithead says:

    Oh, come now… I didn’t credit the thing because I thought you’d recognize it… It was a clip from onty Python that I thought fit very well indeed…

  2. McTrip says:

    You are most kind. Thank you.

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The Killer Filler Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




unknown via
Tig
The winners and honorable mention barely start to do justice to the many funny captions this time around. Thanks to all who participated, and thanks to Tig for supplying the picture.

The Winners

First: caltechgirlKim Jong-Il reveals his true self for the first time

Second: Stormy Dragon “Kill ‘er?” asked the confused David Berkowitz. “But why?”

Third: McGeheeIn its ill-fated attempt to head off the practice of arming airline pilots, the FAA experimented with compact attack dogs small enough to fit in overhead compartments, documents obtained by DRUDGE REPORT reveal.
DEVELOPING. . .

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Comments

  1. Wow, I’m suprised that won. I wasn’t sure if enough people would know who David Berkowitz was to get it. ;>

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    Technically I’m the only one that had to get it. Blogger’s seem to have a fairly good age spread, and until you get some clue or statement as to someone’s age its pretty easy to misguess someones age. I had guessed James to be older some time ago and I’ve guessed others wrong in the other direction.

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The Wardrobe Malfunction Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




REUTERS/Petr Josek

The Winners

First: Laurence SimonFrench Special Forces plan for deployment in Darfur.

Second: Gary and the SamoyedsAnd remember the shiny side goes inside, as otherwise the decorations won̢۪t stick to the tin foil.

Third: Stormy DragonFaced with a growing problem, Congress once again begins getting pressure to ban reproductive clowning.

Honorable Mention:

Christopher CrossOsama̢۪s latest spin-off effort: Al-Gayda.

MyopistSam, maybe it̢۪s just because we went to Minas Tirith and Rivendell and Moria and everything, but I gotta tell you: Hobbit ceremonial wedding costumes suck ass.
myopist

McTrip – Among the many tests that prospective Democrat contenders for the party’s nomination in 2008 must now undergo is synchronised “deaning” : igniting popular interest with a rebel yell.

Rodneys Bottom of The Barrel

After a short period of reflection on the question, “Would you rather have had a son, more than your gay daughter?” Dick Cheney responded, “NO.”

The Thursday contest has already started.

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Caption Contest Winners

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The Frosty the SnowMob Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

This contest was surprisingly refreshing

The Winners

First: Purple Raider – Senator Kerry is again faced with the frozen tundra of Lambert Field.

Second: McTrip – Astride his cycle of violence, the ghost of Yasser Arafat confronted “his” 72 virgins and reflected upon how he had never questioned the Koranic small print on the matter of temperature.

Third: Stormy DragonAfter the GI Joe incident failed to fool people, the Iraqi insurgents tried to convinced people they had taken an entire platoon hostage.

Honorable Mention:

Jufray – French spectators unimpressed as Lance Armstrong wins 25th straight tour.

BethPhil rallies the activists at the Global Warming protest.

McGehee“Snow-EEEEEE-oh! SNOOOOOOW-oh!”

Pile OnEverybody freeze It̢۪s a human.

Rodneys Bottom of the Barrel

At some point, after Bill Watterson’s retirement, it became apparent that he had far too much free time on his hands.

Home of the Friends of Bob – Senator Robert Byrd Fan Club.

The Monday contest has already started.

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Comments

  1. spd rdr says:

    Go Purple!

  2. Cassandra says:

    You all need to knock this off. I’ll be updating the Rogues’ Gallery for weeks.

    Congrats Purple, McTrip, Pile.

  3. Purple Raider says:

    You may be updating the rogue’s gallery, but I think it may be a labor of love.

    Thanks all for the mad props.

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The Where’s the Beef Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Tough time judging this one, a lot of them seemed equally funny, but I finally came back to the first entry.

The Winners

First: MichaelOooohhh A See-Saw!

Second: RightWingDuckOnce again, Europe interpreted a harmless sign as Satanic in nature.

Third: Steven TaylorBevo: “We win the Rose Bowl and these are the dates I get?”

Honorable Mention

Tig“Why is it that everytime I see a woman in an evening dress, I get horny?”

Crerar“Finally, a bull who can satisfy two women at once.”

dougrc – What do you mean we can’t bring him in the dining room? He’s a seeing-eye steer. Mama’s from Austin, you know.

Udder Amazement at the Worst cow Pun (and thanks for the many cow jokes)

Bithead

The two attractive hostesses were overcome by a feeling of Deja-Moo…. the feeling they’d dealt with this cow previously.

The two attractive hostesses were overcome by a feeling of Deja-Moo…. the feeling they’d dealt with this cow previously.

Rodneys Bottom of the Barrel

Finally someone hornier than Paris Hilton

Who need’s Cialis, he’s perdura’bull’

‘How do we know he’s not mad. He voted for Bush.”

The Thursday contest has already started.

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Caption Contest Winners

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The Who’d You Vote For Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Files)

The Winners

First: Scott Nichols – Hey, wait a second. . .more Ohio ballots!

Second: Sgt FluffyOh…Sh*&…you’re not Dubya

Third: David Harris – “Pull it again! See what he says this time!”

Honorable Mention:

Masked Menace© – In an attempt to make himself seem more “common man” Kerry decides not to pay someone else to inform the man in front of him about his unsophisticated choice of hat.

McTrip – Embarrassing velcro malfunctions in public #37

Jufray – …when LEWIS did this… I and JACQUES laughed nonstop like schoolgirls for hours.

KevinAnnoying Liberal.

Rodneys Bottom of the Barrel

“Hey, aren’t you that Secret Service Agent that pushed…”

“I hate &^$#@% cowboys.”

Cheap shot from the Cheap seats

The Monday contest has already started

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Comments

  1. Tig says:

    Damn, and I thought surely I would win this one. 😉

  2. Kevin says:

    Thanks! I’ll take honorable mention, heck I’ll take any mention…

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The Target Dog Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




AP Photo/Jaime Puebla

Excellent captions, I was surprised it took so long for someone to come up with the take off on the Target Dog. I am pandering a bit with the list of honorable mentions, but this contest just seemed to bring out a funny vein in many of the commentors.

The Winners

Ne Plus Ultra: RightWingDuck Unfortunately, the tryouts for the new Target Dog Mascot turned out quite differently than expected.

Second: Harry Tank Commander Ralph Watkins winces as he realizes he has unwittingly let loose the dog of war.

Third: LJD – “I think he’s gettin’ ready to leave a road-side bomb!”

Honorable Mention:

Laurence SimonWe meet again, Teddy Salad.

BitheadMike Dukakas meets the enemy

OJCaptain, we got that filthy dog Zarqawi!

MyopistSwear to God, if it cocks a leg I̢۪m shooting it. I spent four hours washing this tank.

Dougrc – Reminiscent of the 1989 Tianenmen Square incident, Fluffy stood her ground for half an hour before slowly backing out of the way of the advancing tanks.

Rachel Edith – President Bush made that surprise visit to the troops last week. Scheduling glitches resulted in presidential dog, Barney, being left behind in a fox hole. Barney emerged today none the worse for wear. After de-briefing in Germany, the dog will be reunited with the Commander-in-Chief.

Roark – Hold Fire! …It’s not a FRENCH poodle.

The Thursday contest has already started.

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Caption Contest Winners

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The High Anxiety Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

Some very good entries for what I thought to be a harder picture. The top three were very close, but I have to concur with opinions of several of the commentors.

The Winners

First: Bithead “PULL!”

Second: Ingress – “Like they say, a bird in the hand … uh, uh, ooops. Awwww man.”

Third: The Doctor The new US military drone Peace One, prepares to unleash the mother of all bird turds on a crowd on insurgents outside Mosul.

Honorable Mention:

Myhilt – 3 seconds later, Amir discovered that yes, the bird of peace can take a crap

KentWho flipped the bird?

BaronThe Great Ali Al Swalhiri shows off his first magic trick. Shortly after, he was blown up by Islamic extremists insisting that magic is not consistent with the Koran, therefore he and the 13 innocent people around him deserved to die.

Rodneys Bottom of the Barrel

(with music) “All we are saying, is give peace a . . . Aw Crap.”

As predicted the Dove of Peace flew directly for the Promise of Democracy, which unfortunately was surrounded by a bullet proof glass window.

The Monday contest has already started.

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The Right hand, Left hand, Red Band, Blue Band. Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



AP Photo/J. Pat Carter

The Winners

First: Sgt. Fluffy“WWID
– What Would Idiots Do”

Second: Laurence Simon Apparently, there’s a backorder of “I’m With Stupid” T-Shirts that have the arrow pointing upwards.

Third: Mflorence – So, what did you do with the Super Glue remover?

Honorable Mention:

SortapunditYou take the blue bracelet, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red bracelet, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes…. Remember, all I’m offering is the truth, nothing more….

Hodink – A Must Have – For the families who cancel out each other’s vote.

Ingress – Why is it you can sue Wendy’s if you get fat, Marlboro if you get cancer, but you can’t sue Coors for all the ugly people you slept with? (Good point)

Rodneys Bottom of the Barrel

“You should see how many bands Mary Matalin and James Carville each have.”

Hunting tags for Moonbat season.

Man: “This means I voted for Bush four times, Did you vote for Kerry four times?”
Woman: “Don’t be silly dad, This means I had sex with Bill Clinton four times.”

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The Surprise in the CrackerBack Jox Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The Winners

First: Jay Tea“Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.”

Second: Hodink – Anna Kournikova has tired of her sexy image. Now she wants to win at tennis by beating male opponents which she says she will do by eating their balls

Third: Mythilt – Yesterday, Amanda Monti was let go from her job as a linegirl after she accidently grabbed the wrong ball.

Honorable Mention

CrerarNo – I do not want to see it stick its tongue out again

Bithead “Think of it this way, John… All the chicks in the stands are now looking at my crotch”
“Yeah but so are the GUYS, Bill. . .”

Roger – Captain Kirk saw the image on the screen, an image from some sports figuring during Earth’s 21st century. Perplexed, he turned to Spock.
“Analysis, Spock!”
“Captain, what we see here is a tennis player wearing shorts bearing an image of what is called a basketball, holding a tennis ball in front. . .of. . .balls.”
“Spock! Balls?!”
“Yes, Captain. If I was to mention the proper medical term, we might get sued by the FCC.”
“Bones!”
“You heard the man! Balls!”

Rodneys Bottom of the Barrel

The Great Magnifico’s ball levitation astounded the crowd until little Johnny said, “Hey, its not floating it’s stuck on the end of his . . .”

And of course, The Monday contest has already started.

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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Caption Contest Winners

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The Stiff Upper Lip Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



REUTERS/Ben Gurr/The Times/Pool

The Winners

First: Chrees – Does this outfit make my rear look fat?

Second: Jay TeaFollowing long-standing procedure, Corporal Eddington (right) refused to be relieved from his post when he realized that Sergeant Chesterfield (left) had reported for duty out of uniform again.

Third: Bithead “I think this ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ thing is working well, don’t you?”

Honorable Mention:

Scott P РNow, Mr. Guard, I̢۪ll show you something I like to call the 69th position. I bet that will get a rise out of you. . .

Anna S. РThese slippers are killing me; next time you be the sugar plum fairy and I̢۪ll be the nutcracker.

Masked Menace – After realizing the ballerina was turned ever so slightly too far the wrong way, Major Stifas Abored, thought to himself, “Sometimes, I really hate my job.”

Rodneys Bottom of the Barrel

I call This position ‘The Moss’

And of course, The Thursday contest has already started.

Conservative Life has started their next contest as well.

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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Jay Tea says:

    Woohoo! 2nd!

    Ever since I became a regular poster over at Wizbang, I’ve felt self-conscious about entering the contests there. (Well, that and the sheer quality and quantity of the entries that show up before I can even SEE the picture have intimidated the hell out of me.) But it’s nice to know I still got it. Thanks, Rodney!

    J.

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    I was wondering why I hadn’t seen more captions from you lately. I thought you were just to busy being the blogosphere version of Garrison Keillor. Your narratives of Cow Hampshire seem to have become popular.

  3. Mythilt says:

    ‘sigh’, I just realized I never wrote my entry for this one….

    ‘I thought it was the man’s pants that were supposed to go stiff on seeing the ladies.’

    Ah, well.

    yes, my mind resides in a gutter.

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The Rebrand Democrat Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber

The Winners

First: Timmer“Good trade there Mr. Dowd.”

Second: AlphaPatriotDemocrats from all over the country respond to a call for a new party mascot, bringing beloved pets to Washington as the party tries to remake their image.

Third: RightWingDuck“President Bush and Staff present their gift to the survivors of the tsunami. This one – a present for the Ambassador of India. Finally, no more gaffes.”

Honorable Mention:

Hodink – Paying a visit to the home of Condi Rice, Dubya Bush brings along a few of his favorite things.

CrerarGus and Claribelle Fornicher catch a train to start their honeymoon on the eve of Canada enacting increasingly liberal marriage laws.

BitheadAnd in offices throughout southern Manhattan for the remainder of the day, people were asking the question: “Do you smell something”?

Chrees – You’d be a “mad cow” too if you had to take public transportation all the time.

Rodneys Bottom of the Barrel

“Not to be outdone in shenanigans some distraught Packer fans set off to pay Randy Moss a visit.”

The Monday contest has already started.

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Caption Contest Winners

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The Hand Jive Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Yahoo – REUTERS

Thanks to all, especially to those that mostly behaved with their captions.

The Winners

First: Brian J.Don’t Panic.

Second : Dougrc – “Because mom says we can’t flip off reporters anymore, that’s why!”

Third: Laurence Simon“What has two thumbs and likes giv- wait. How many thumbs do I have up?”

Honorable Mention:

Tom – Dad told me that when I graduated from college that I would lose my flight priveleges on Air Force 1. I thought he was kidding.

Aggie wife – “Bosh Good, Bosh number 1”

Zod – Jenna Bush is believed to be dead, and she must let the world think that she is dead, until she can find a way to control the raging party animal that dwells within her ….

Rodneys Bottom of the Barrel

“I’m off to help some woman in trouble in Asia, I think her name is Sue Nommy”

Jenna display’s her knowledge of the international sign for Budweiser

The Thursday contest has already started.

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Comments

  1. Chevron Jenkins says:

    Jenna gives her approval to the new bar construction crews

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The Mene Mene Tekel Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



REUTERS/Loay Abu haykel

The Winners

First: Steven Taylor “And that, my friends, is the sound of one hand clapping.”

Second : McGeheeYou foolish red-state types see the hand of God in everything, dont you? What? AAAIIIIEEEEEE!

Third: spd rdr – Just look at the length of that lifeline!
What more proof do you need that Yassir was poisined by the Zionists?

Honorable Mention:

PennywitAdam Smith̢۪s hand reveals itself.

Kenny – “Our enemies are wrong my brothers! Clearly you can see that I most certainly DO NOT have hair on my palms!”

David Harris – The press conference turned into chaos when the fifth little piggy suddenly decided to make a break for it.

ZedYears after the release of Sgt. Peppers the Muslim world is just now learning how to play records backwards.

Rodneys Bottom of the Barrel

“No. . . No. . . Mr. Sluggo. . .”

The Hand of Knowledge meets the Seat of Ignorance.

“You want me step this way? But why?”

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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Zed says:

    I’m happy with Honorable Mention,

    I’m very fond of, “You want me step this way? But why?”

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    I’m very fond of, “You want me step this way? But why?”
    But McGehee would revolt if one of my own captions won.

  3. McGehee says:

    I’m frequently revolting.

    […]

    Wait a minute…

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The Eanie Meanie Chili Beanie Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



AP Photo/Dean Hoffmeyer, Richmond Times-Dispatch

As if this picture wasn’t funny enough. Maybe I just felt overly generous, but this time I chose to extend the Honorable Mention section as there were just too many excellent captions. If you haven’t had a chance you should read through all the captions for this contest as a majority of them are pretty good. Bithead and Crerar were well on the way to a first place tie until “The Doctor” placed his/her entry.

The Winners

First: The Doctor – Some reporter from Chicago gave ‘em to me to wear tonight at the Rumsfeld press conference.

Second (tied): BitheadSo, YOU̢۪RE the new communications officer, eh?
Second (tied): CrerarAlright soldier – you can guide my Humvee tonight.

Third: BrandonWhy? Because no one could shoot Rudolph!

Honorable Mention:

Garry and the Samoyeds “I can’t wear these? Whatever happened to ‘be all you can be?’”

Laurence SimonThe hard part was cutting the holes in my helmet to stick them through it.

Zong Ren – Don’t worry – it happens to a lot of guys the first time they get perfumed letters.

David Harris – “I have to wear the nose, too?”

McGehee – Corporal, if you say, “Can you hear me now?” one more time, I’m gonna frag you!

Dave SchulerBetween the long time away from home and the “no fraternization” I am really getting horny.

Anna S. – What antlers? (editor: This one made me think of Marty Feldman’s “Hump, What Hump?” in Young Frankenstein)

Rodneys Bottom of the Barrel

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Caption Contest Winners

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The Speak Softly and Carry a Big Scotty Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Yahoo – Top Stories Photos – Reuters

The Winners

First: Hermoine – “Anybody know how a doggone muff works?”

Second: Sgt. Fluffy They’re ready for inspection Major Barney.

Third: McGehee A second later, Bush acted instinctively—with the result that he got a Barney-shaped scar on his forehead.

Honorable Mention:

Maniakes “Look what I got for the twins!”
“Good trade, sir!”

Lij – President Bush comments on the slippery slope ahead, “don’t worry Barney, it’s still don’t ask, don’t tell!”

Leopold StotchAirmen O’Malley and Perez now understand what John Kerry meant when he said that “if given a second term, George W. Bush will screw the pooch.”

Still Venting the Ghosts of Elections Past

Laurence SimonBe glad I won, boys. Otherwise, you̢۪d be picking Teresa̢۪s crap up off of the tarmac.

Leopold StotchI know Barney’s a boy and all but …
Under his breath Airman O’Malley whispers to Airman Perez, “I’d rather salute this bitch than that thing John Kerry married.”

BitheadLook, Dubya, I don’t CARE who cleaned the plane when… I’m tellin’ ya.. I can still smell that idiot, Buddy in there, and I ain’t goin’ IN there, OK?

The Bonus Caption contest is still underway until tomorrow PM, and the Thursday contest is already off to a fast start.

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Comments

  1. I’m not sure if there’s anything honorable about that entry …

  2. Sgt Fluffy says:

    Woohoo, Second

Caption Contest Winners

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The Rudolph was Adopted Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Yahoo – World Photos – Reuter

The Winners

First: Sortapundit
Santa: Merry Christmas, camel.
Camel: Actually, I̢۪m Jewish

Second: Maggie – Why can’t you ask for directions….we won’t be able to see the STAR until dark…now the other two Wise men are going to beat us there!

Third: Ferdinand T. CatDue to a shipping error, Santa found himself with a camel instead of a reindeer, and the wrong size sleigh.

Honorable Mention:

myopistMondays

Zod – A strike by the Reindeer Union forced Santa to improvise.

Cassandra[voice from rear of camel]
“It never fails… every year that twit Rodney dresses up in the red suit and hands out all the toys and we get stuck with this sweaty friggin’ camel suit…whaddaya say we jump him Christmas Eve and swipe his milk and cookies?”

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Comments

  1. sortapundit says:

    I’m sure you’re just humouring me, Rodney. My comments aren’t even funny. Still, I’ll take the prix.

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    Sometimes just the juxtaposition of the unexpected or incongruous is all it takes.

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The Festivus Edition of the OTB Caption Contest is over.

They were nowhere near as creepy as I’d hoped, but the winners are:

First Place: Boyd — When the Hamilton kids learned that Santa Claus was also a Roman Catholic priest, they displayed mixed reactions.

Second Place: The Ubiquitous Rodney Dill — Little Timmy jumps and drops his sister, as Santa “warms his hands.”

Third Place: Duffer — Jane likes sitting on Santa’s left knee; Dick ain’t so sure about sitting on Santa’s right knee; Young Emily suddenly remembers that Santa has only two knees.

I don’t get it but it sounds disturbing:

Christopher Cross — Only little Tina Baker enjoyed the family tradition of “Triple Dutch Oven.”

For added post-Holiday cheer, check out this tribute to my best friend on her birthday.

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“Dr. Leopold Stotch” was the pseudonym of political science professor then at a major research university inside the beltway. He has a PhD in International Relations. He contributed 165 pieces to OTB between November 2004 and February 2006.

Comments

  1. Rodney Dill says:

    Just how creepy did you want?

    Having scored a triple 20 with his first throw in this round of Elf Cricket. Timmy hoisted his next elf for a throw at the bullseye, and a win.

  2. Not quite victory is mine!

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The Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Yahoo – Reuter Photo Highlights

The Winners

First: McGehee
Rumsfeld: “These are not the condolence letters you’re looking for.”
Reporter: “These are not the condolence letters we’re looking for.”
Rumsfeld: “Move along.”
Reporter: “Let’s move along.”

Second: SortapunditYou wanna know why I didn’t sign those letters? I got The Claw in ‘82 during a Pacman tourney. Haven’t been able to hold a pen since.

Third(tied): Kate“As you know, you go decorate the Christmas tree with the ornaments you have … not the ornaments you might want or wish to have at a later time.”
Third(tied): JasonWell, that’s no ordinary rabbit. That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on! He’s got huge, sharp – eh – he can leap about – look at the bones!

Honorable Mention:

bryanDefense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld shows proper knuckleball form during a press conference announcing his tryout for the (possible) Washington Nationals. “I’ve been throwing knuckleballs past the national media for three years now,” Rumsfeld said. “I think I can put a few past Sammy Sosa and that juiced-up Barry – what’s his name? – Bonds.”

KJ – Tired of waiting for nude pyramids and sleep deprivation to work, Rumsfeld decides to personally administer his Vulcan mild meld technique to get the Al Kae Duh prisoners talking.

Cassandra“Let me state for the record, that smiley thing-a-majigger is not official US Army-issue”
“It’s some crazy thing Joyner rigged up. I can’t be held responsible”
(editor: seemed like they belonged together)

Leopold Stotch already has a Festivus Edition contest started. The abnormal Monday/Thursday schedule of caption contests will be a little erratic over the holiday week between Christmas and New years.

Rodneys Bottom of the Barrel (below)

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Comments

  1. Well, I didn’t win or even get an honorable mention but I can’t help but feel I nevertheless had an impact on this contest. 🙂

    Congrats to the winners.

  2. sortapundit says:

    I have been beaten by a worthy opponent. Congratulations, McGehee. You will receive a letter bomb… er, I mean Christmas card… in the post shortly.

    Note to self: eliminate all competition. Today, McGehee. Tomorrow, the world! Or James Joyner.

  3. There’s a normal schedule?

  4. Rodney Dill says:

    There’s a normal schedule?

    James had been running a contest around once a week, when I started I decided to go twice a week (mon-thu and thu-mon) and I’ve kept pretty much to that. I’ve thrown in a bonus caption contest or two and the worst blog christmas present contest. You’ve added a few weekend contests and the festivus contest. When James put me up to asked me to do this he pretty much said “do what you want, run one every day if you want to.” We’re way under that pace.

    I’m glad to see you’ve thrown out another contest. I thought you’d tried a few and decided to stop. You’ve picked some really good pictures for contests.

    I doubt I’ll ever run one a day, putting together the winners post is too time consuming and I’d have to spend some time looking for pictures to keep one a day running.

  5. McGehee says:

    Whoo-hoo! And it only took me a week to find out about it.

    Sorta’s (ahem) Christmas card still hasn’t arrived, but at this time of year the mail is notoriously, er, slower than usual. I should get it by Groundhog Day. Hope it wasn’t on a timer.

Caption Contest Winners

· · 11 comments

The That’ll Leave a Mark Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Yahoo – Reuter Photo Highlights

The Winners

First: spd rdr РThe doctor had seen many strange things in his years of practice, but the proctologist had to admit that Bert̢۪s misshap beat them all.

Second: Myopist Damn, but you̢۪re a mean drunk, Superman.

Third: David Harris – Upset at no longer being the grandest architectural achievement in France, the Eiffel Tower throws itself to its death off the newly opened Millau Bridge.

Honorable Mention:

RightWingDuckFrench Authorities Lose a Training Eiffel Tower used to Train Dogs in Terrorist Detection.

frog – Looks like Michael Moore finally made it to the top.

Hodink – Chirac shows that he really would do just about anything for this mistress.

(more…)

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Davod says:

    The Eiffel Tower in Sydney. Positioned using directions for Norther Hemisphere.

  2. McGehee says:

    What — my “lawn darts” one didn’t even make the bottom of the barrel?

  3. Rodney Dill says:

    Obviously another casuality of boneheaded judging.

  4. Rodney Dill says:

    If you haven’t noticed the bottom of the barrel have always been my captions and don’t otherwise appear in the contest

  5. Bithead says:

    Sheesh.
    I mis-type a whole movie script… (Chuckle)

  6. Rodney Dill says:

    Sorry Bithead, just as with McGehee’s lawn darts your script was funny. If I give honorable mention to all the funny ones, I’d have over half the total list repeated.

  7. Bithead says:

    Don’t be sorry… I was cracking a (poor) joke, here. Don’t take it as any more serious than that.

  8. McGehee says:

    If I give honorable mention to all the funny ones, I’d have over half the total list repeated.

    It’s called pandering — er, I mean catering, yeah, that’s it: catering — to the customer’s demands.

  9. Rodney Dill says:

    I’ve thought about ways to mention more of the captions, but I’m set against just announcing,
    “Everyone wins, let’s move on,” The other thing that I like and some others like is just general banter during the contest. Having someone comment that they like one of my captions or complain about one because now they feel that have to beat it was always as good for me as being mentioned with the winners. To each his own, I guess

Caption Contest Winners

· · 1 comment

The Crown Joules Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Yahoo – World Photos – Reuters

The Winners

Ne Plus Ultra: McGeheeWhy they hate us

Second: (tied) Masked Menace РBjork makes her entrance to the Grammy̢۪s.

Second: (tied) Masked Menace РOne of these days I̢۪m gonna get this @^%&%$@# Christmas lights thing figured out.

Third: McTrip РWhile delighted by the outcome of her slimming program, Monica was neither thrilled by the gig her agent booked her at The Clinton Library nor at the uniform sponsored by SuctionHoses̢۪r̢۪Us.

Honorable Mention:

Ken – Abu Garb

Kate Margaret Cho̢۪s long-lost vibrator love child.

TimmerMadonna’s li’l girl grows up.

The next Caption Contest is already underway.

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Caption Contest Winners

· · 5 comments

The Bad Santa Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Yahoo – World Photos – Reuters

The Winners

Ne Plus Ultra: CassandraAfter Santa got into the holiday eggnog for the 5th time, Rudolph decided he could jolly well guide his own *&%! sleigh tonite…

Second: Chadwick РMore proof of why you don̢۪t hire Ron Artest to play Santa Claus!

Third: Kim Chong-ilWith the help of seven beefy elves and the calm reassurance they they don̢۪t celebrate Christmas in Fallujah, they finally dragged Blitzen back from Canada.

Honorable Mention:

Fred Boness – “ You’re gonna be uh, guest of honor at the Elves dinner party.

McGeheePracticing for the North Pole Championship Rodeo, Santa demonstrates why, in spite of entering the reindeer-dogging event 1300 years in a row, he has yet to win the belt buckle.

RightWingDuck My Reindeer Got run over by a Santa, on our way to our house Christmas Eve

Rodneys bottom of the barrel

“No, Santa, no, When we asked how do you mount a reindeer, we meant taxidermy.

“Damn good thing I don’t use Reinbear.”

A new contest is already underway.

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Cassandra says:

    Rodney, you sweet thing! I knew there was a reason I liked you…

    I’m pleased and mildly shocked to find myself in such company.

    You honor me far beyond my deserts.

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    Hmmmphh, must’ve been some sort of accounting error.

  3. Cassandra says:

    Too late now…too many people know about it. You’ll never be able to maintain plausible deniability.

Caption Contest Winners

· · 3 comments

The Naughty or Rice Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Yahoo – Top Stories Photos – Reuters

The Winners

Ne Plus Ultra: Laurence SimonJust as Dorothy was asked by The Wizard of Oz to bring back the Wicked Witch̢۪s broom as proof of her demise, Karl Rove waves Arafat̢۪s Horrible Red Binder as proof of the terrorist̢۪s death.

Second: Kim Chong-ilPheeeeewie! Condi! More red beans and rice for lunch today? Somebody light a match!

Third: McTrip – The folder entitled ‘The Official List of Madeleine Albright’s Diplomatic Achievements’ contained a single blank page.”

Honorable Mention:

Duffer – “Now, Condi, quit giggling & read the instructions very carefully….because there is a right way and a wrong way to roll up this tool of diplomacy before you stick it where – oddly enough – the girlie man French foreign minister actually prefers it . . .”

T. Lung – Juss ‘n case ennybuddy woz wundrin folks ‘n red stayts r’gonna hav mo infloonts ‘’n ‘’Merrigan furrn pollisy ‘’n fyootchir. Unnerstan ?

TimmerGirl in Pink over Dr. Rice’s Shoulder: BILL, not NOW dammit…

Rodney’s Bottom of the barrel

These Abu Ghraib photo’s always crack me up.

As Karl Rove shows his folder of ‘dirty election tricks’ to Condi Rice he says to Terry McAuliffe, “Ya just ain’t gonna see these on Daily Kos

Rove tried to wave the offending odor in the direction of Condi, but from then on, when together, they were always known as ‘Beans and Rice’

“After that tape from Osama Bin Ladin we didn’t have to pull out this last campaign ad of John hitting a squirrel with his bicycle pump.”

“Yep, Laurence Simon is full of crap.

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Mark it an 8, Dude!

  2. McGehee says:

    “Beans and Rice.” Heh.

Caption Contest Winners

· · 1 comment

The Fritz the Dog Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Neil Boortz

The Winners

First: Kim chong-ilBreed for hunting badgers, the dachshund can naturally hold its own against a beaver

Second: Duffer – Bonus Question : from which movie is this audition photo taken – [a] Dog Day Afternoon, [b] Wag The Dog, [c] The Scent Of A Woman or [d] Igby Goes Down ?

Third: Hodink – “Hey, what’s your dog’s name?”
“Hot Diggity Dog.”

Honorable Mention:

McGeheeIn 2037, Bill Clinton proves that reincarnation does happen (editor: Guess I’ll always be a sucker for Clinton slams)

Dougrc – Okay fella, you can let her go now…I give up; I still can’t figure out what the hell she’s been rolling in.

BitheadHey, it worked for the Coppertone dog….

Contest within a Contest – So When did the Prozak wear off?

Barbara – “I don’t get it. . . where’s the kitty?”
Barbara – The perks of a lap-dog. . . F**K, YEAH

Rodney’s bottom of the barrel

One thought kept running through Fritz’s head. He was an old dog and this was a new trick.

A new, and perhaps harder, contest is already underway.

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Tig says:

    Damn those Daily Kos readers. They have now devised a vile plan to ensure that I never ever win any captionin’ contests!

Caption Contest Winners

· · 2 comments

The Andres Cantor Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Reuters Sports Photos

The Winners

First: Pile On® – Soccer games lasting longer than four hours, though rare, require immediate medical attention.

Second: McTrip – Gonzalez knew that all players were frisked for weapons before the match, so he just KNEW that Njuku was really pleased to be playing alongside him…

Third: Cassandra Once “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” became official MLS policy, all sense of decorum seemed to have fled the soccer field.

Honorable Mention:

Steven Taylor Swallow a soccer ball? Just use the new improved Heimlick manuever.

Loon – This was the breakthrough experiment that proved to the marketing guys that Velcro simply was not to be the material of the future in MLS.

ManiakesIn some countries, the people can̢۪t afford horses. But that doesn̢۪t stop them from playing Polo.

Rodney’s Bottom of The Barrel

GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLL

Don’t forget to enter the next OTB Caption ContestTM, Already in progress.

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Tig says:

    Crap! I was sure mine was gonna at least SHOW. I’m gonna act like a crybaby liberal and demand a recount.

  2. Pile On® says:

    Thank you, thank you, congrats Cass, on sortapundits behalf I will now act like I have been here before, which isn’t really acting.

Caption Contest Winners

· · 2 comments

The Magnificent G7 Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Reuters / Jason Reed

The Winners

First: Robert Bryan – Now that we’ve taken over Mexico, I’m naming it Baja Texas!

Second: McTrip – Having left his passport at home and having lost his Secret Service detail, W readied himself to steal across the Mexican/U.S. border in disguise….

Third: Hodink – “Karen Hughes read the POTUS job description to me. And dressing like this was not in it. So, I’m thinking I want a big raise or something. I’m serious. This job is hard. Does Kerry still want it?”

Honorable Mention:

RobClint Eastwood ain̢۪t got nothin̢۪ on me.

Roger – Secret Service Agent: Mr. President, I understand the concept of “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but we’re only going to Taco Bell.

B. Minich, PI“ President Bush decides now is the time to reveal what made the mysterious bulge under his jacket.

Rodney’s bottom of the barrel

My Secret Service Agent didn’t push me, I pulled him

“Loco Gringo, My Ass”

“Hmmm a strange little county here, Everytime I mention VP Dick Cheney, Everyone asks me if I’m Amigo’s with El Chorizo Grande, maybe that’s somebody Dick knows.”
(With special thanks to Cassandra and Pile On for the Spanish lesson)

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Pile On® says:

    Hah, well if I can’t win it is nice to know that I still had some kind of influence.

    Congrats to the winners.

  2. Coca Bogdan says:

    is this a real picture or modified in PhotoShop ?

Caption Contest Winners

· · 2 comments

The Weekend Caption Contest is now over.

This got 68 entries and it was a really tough choice, but here are the results:

First Place (tie): McTrip – “Ah good, looks like they wiped the Middle East off the map.”

First Place (tie): also McTrip – “Afghanistan — not only opium and heroin, but now the world’s leading supplier of crack.”

Second Place: LJD – “The middle east: A shitty place to live.”

Third Place: Myopist – “Gaia got back.”

(dis)Honorable Mention:

reliapundit – “Leopold’s Stotch.”

Simply Disturbing:

Rodney Dill –
This map of the world selection,
I once thought to be Mercatur projection,
but its contours were round,
it̢۪s crack placement, profound.
and upon study game me an erection.

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“Dr. Leopold Stotch” was the pseudonym of political science professor then at a major research university inside the beltway. He has a PhD in International Relations. He contributed 165 pieces to OTB between November 2004 and February 2006.

Comments

  1. Rodney Dill says:

    Good Choice with McTrip, I was envious of that ‘leading supplier of crack’ remark.

  2. McTrip says:

    Domo arigato gozaimashita, I am deeply honoured [ooops, giveaway spelling mistake….].
    McT

Caption Contest Winners

· · 1 comment

The What’s in Your Wallet Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Yahoo! – World Photos – AP

Thanks to all that participated, again there were many excellent captions

The Winners

First(tie): Cricket – “Xena and Gabrielle? WHERE!???”

First(tie): arky – The newest ad for the CapitalOne “no hassle” card was set to feature rampaging vikings threatening the troops in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, not all of the forces there were advised in advance, so filming was abruptly, and violently cut short.

Second: keith taylorTroops complained that the USO show̢۪s performance of the final scene of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was historically inaccurate.

Third: Scott_T – After finishing their Knightly Meals from Iman Mohammed’s Fast Food, they quickly put on their prizes and enjoyed them. (OK, OK, I watched Shrek 2) 😀

Honorable Mention:

david tannerUS Generals have devised a new strategy that they hope will satisfy complaints among captured terrorists that the War in Iraq isn’t a “fair fight.” High-level officials at the Pentagon say they are confident that the loin-cloth wearing duo wont have any problems subduing the uprisings in Mosul by Thanksgiving.

Myopist – Deus vult, [EXPLETIVE DELETED].

EricThe Friday night D&D games were starting to get a little out of hand.

Rodney’s bottom of the barrel

After a brief indoctrination period, where the embedded journalists from the MSM were forced to improvise their own defenses against insurgents, their reporting turned more favorably towards the Marines

The Head Honcho contest will continue until Wednesday PM

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Bithead says:

    Harumph.
    I didn’t see this one.

    My quip: “The New Phone Books are here! The New Phone Books are here! I AM somebody!”

Caption Contest Winners

· · 5 comments

The Nice Pants Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.




Yahoo – Reuters Pictures

The Winners

First: David Harris – Tragedy strikes as the letterbox collapses onto the Blue Man Group during a performance.

Second: McGeheeI always figured blue voters were absent from the neck up, but it̢۪s worse than I thought.

Third: Pile On – Coming next season on MTV a new series entitled Pimp My Dungarees.

Rodney’s Bottom of the Barrel

AP BREAKING: While Donald Rumsfeld concurs that Islamo-fascist have been aggressively pursuing the acquisition of Nuclear weapons he is quoted as saying, “It affords me no small pleasure that the terrorist community has neither the knowledge nor the tools required to effectively handle such materials, let alone smuggle them undetected across the U.S. border with Mexico in the dark of night.”

As the Blue Man Group was not previously thought of as environmental activists, they awed the entertainment industry by displaying their stance on nuclear waste.

Somebody’ll have to explain Dodd’s entry to me.

Another Contest will start shortly

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Boyd says:

    I’d a thunk it’d’ve been nice to link to the wieners, er, winners.

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    I don’t think that James had been doing that lately, but I think he has sometimes in the past, or I may be confusing that with Wizbang’s contest, Kevin has always done that there, so I did when I ran a couple of his contests. I’ll try to start doing that here and see how it goes.

  3. Dodd says:

    Bkue Solomon Group…

    Solomon proposed cutting the baby in half, you might recall. And the second syllable is a sight rhyme for Man.

  4. McGehee says:

    Dodd: Told ya so.

  5. Dodd says:

    Yeah, Kevin, you did.

    But at least *you* got it. 🙂

Caption Contest Winners

· · 3 comments

The Michael Moore BLT Special Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Yahoo! News – World Photos – AP

The Winners

First: Roger – Mr. CarlsonHerb Tarlick: We wanted to give free hams as part of the newest WKRP promotion and we took a bunch of pigs up in the hot air balloon but, God as my witness, I really thought pigs could fly.

Second: Mark Hasty – The US Army unveiled its newest counter-terrorist weapon today, the semi-guided pork bomb. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld proclaimed that radical Islamists would find it “”both devilishly effective and sinfully delicious.””

Third: Chrees – The X Prize drew a diverse list of applicants hoping to win the $10 million reward…

Thanks to all the participants, but that’s not all this contest had a large number of funny captions, so I have to recognize a few more.

Honorable Mention:

Lasting Magic – “Today in the news, Babe is putting a face on a constitutional amendment to allow natural born and foreign-born pigs to become president.”
keith taylor – You know why the spectators are carrying umbrellas? Once farm animals learned to fly, rain was the least of our worries.
Kate – James Carville on Meet The Press Nov.18, 2008

Rodney’s bottom of the barrel

In the end only John Madden got the call right that the play was not reviewable.

Another Contest will be coming soon.

UPDATE: McGehee gets an assist on the name change for First Place. and Denise offers this clarification (with one minor edit):
Les was reporting from the scene: “Oh, the humanity! The pigsturkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenberg tragedy has there been anything like this!”

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. keith taylor says:

    Hey, my first honorable mention. I’d like to thank my family… my friends… God etc. etc.

  2. Roger says:

    Thanks everyone for the clarifications. That was probably one of the best episodes of WKRP. If not number one, at least in the top three. The only other one I can think of was when they sponsored a concert featuring the punk band, “Scum of the Earth.”

    And kudos to everyone else for their captions. This was probably the funniest bunch I’ve read thus far.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Roger

  3. McGehee says:

    So I was right — your choice of picture was a comment on my chances of winning yet another caption contest!

    Curse you!!!

Caption Contest Winners

· · 2 comments

The Where’s WaldoJohnson Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.



Yahoo! News – World Photos – AP

The Winners

First: Maniakes – You know why it’s called a kilt? ‘Cuz that’s what we did to the last fella’ that called it a skirt.

Second: Pile ON – And here I thought Waldo was hard to find.

Third: Gary – ”one of these things is not like the others.
one of these things is kind of the same. can you guess which one…”

Thanks to all the participants. There were many funny captions entered for this picture.

Rodney’s bottom of the barrel

The sitting went well for awhile , but the decorum of the event never recovered
after, Rodnick, (2nd row from the top, roughly centered above the Queen)
insisted on displaying his “John 3:16” sign.

I think I’m already regretting the Pig picture, that started this morning. It appears that judging will be much harder with that picture as there are already many excellent captions.

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. Cricket says:

    She’s the only real lady. She has her knees
    together and one ankle slightly behind the other.
    These guys could learn a thing or two about how to
    sit while wearing an unbifurcated garment.

Caption Contest Winners

· · 2 comments

The One Size Fits All Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The ability to be humorous seems to be cyclical, and McGehee’s been on a roll lately, so it’s about time for the worm to turn

Continue reading Caption Contest Winners »

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Rodney Dill
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Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.

Comments

  1. McGehee says:

    Heeheeheeheeheeheehee…

Caption Contest Winners

· · 3 comments

The Bill Frist Edition, OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:


Yahoo! News – Top Stories Photos – Reuters

1st – McGeehee: “The voices in my head are saying, ‘Specter for judiciary chairman? Are you NUTS?’ And I’m not sure exactly what that means.”

2nd – Eric: “Damn. You didn’t say Simon Says.”

3rd (tie) – Dick: “. . . and really, after he heard, Michael Moore’s head got this big!”

3rd (tie) – sligobob: Just prior to a press conference, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is heard to say through an open microphone, “Damn, I’m gonna miss Edwards and that compact he carries.”

Congrats to all. Another OTB Caption ContestTM will be coming your way before you know it.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. McGehee says:

    Take that, Rodney!

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    You know, McGehee, if we didn’t do this James’ site meter would only be around 1,900,000 or so.

  3. McGehee says:

    LOL

Caption Contest Winners

· · 3 comments

The Yasir Arafat edition, OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:


Photo Courtesy AP/Palestinian Authority

1st – Michael Angier: Thank Allah they did not make me wear one of the American ORANGE JUMPSUITS.

2nd – Eric: When Arafat asked them to do the Hora, his advisers began to suspect the end was near.

3rd -duke: Yasser Arafat came out today and announced that he has entered into a polygamous gay civil marriage with the Hasan brothers of Gaza. Yazz, as his spouses refer to him, said “We’re going to sue to get our love legimized by the state. If Mohammad had at least 11 wives, why can’t I have a harem, too?”

Thanks to all the participants. A new contest will begin later in the week.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. BigFire says:

    I’d call that a target rich environment.

  2. Tig says:

    What? I lost? I demand a recount. I am sure the erroneous result is the fault of a hangin’ chad in Florida.

  3. Cricket says:

    They’re going to recount Ohio? Let us hold hands and pray.

Caption Contest Winners

· · 1 comment

The John and Tuhraysuh Edition, OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:


Yahoo! News – Top Stories Photos – AP

1st – Sgt Fluffy: The Gin and Raisins did that?

2nd – Pat: Now Scotty! Beam me up NOW!

3rd – IR: Damn it, still there…It worked on “I Dream of Jeannie.” What am I doing wrong?

Thanks to all the participants. A new edition will begin shortly.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Sgt Fluffy says:

    Yay I won!

Caption Contest Winners

· · 2 comments

The Good vs. Evil First Lady Edition, OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:


Yahoo! News – Politics Photos

1st: Elizabeth Southern: “I don’t care what John told you, it does make your butt look fat.”

2nd: Rodney Dill: “Hello Jerry” “Hello Newman

3rd (tie): dw: “$300? I got this at Ross for $39.99!”

3rd (tie): KipEsquire: “No, MINE is eggshell and YOURS is almond!”

Thanks to all the participants. A new contest will begin tomorrow.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Rodney Dill says:

    Heh, glad you enjoyed the Seinfeld reference. I was hoping for a picture of the candidates together right after the debates for this caption, but after I thought about it the sentiment fit here pretty good too. Thank you.

  2. Elizabeth Southern says:

    What fun! Thanks!

Caption Contest Winners

· · 1 comment

Last week’s OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The winners:

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Rodney Dill says:

    Heh, thanks for acknowledgement. You’ve had some particulary nasty pictures lately, at least as far as lending themselves to a lot of caption ideas. I did manage to turn this one into a campaign related caption even though you seem to be avoiding Kerry and Bush pictures lately.

    I was worried about
    “Mt. Saint what?” of the other captions that’s the one that got a chuckle out of me.

Caption Contest Winners

· · 1 comment

The Big Tex Edition, OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Rodney Dill says:

    Thanks.

Caption Contest Winners

· · 4 comments

The (Fat) Al(bert) Gore Edition, OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded. Some particularly good entries this time.

The winners:

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Rodney Dill says:

    I should’ve won. I was robbed. I demand a recount, Let’s have every vote count. The contest was fixed. Where in the hell is the SCOFLA (Supreme Court of Fla.)

    (Heh, my post would’ve made a pretty caption as well)

  2. Dear God, the older Gore gets, the more likely Stephen Root (Milton from Office Space, among other roles) is to play him in his post-VP years.

    [Gore with a Milton voice] “Has … anybody … seen my gravitas?”

  3. Boyd says:

    Wow! I’m humbled that your liked my caption so much, especially since there were so many absolutely great ones.

    Thanks. I’ll fire off that check immediately.

Caption Contest Winners

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The GOP Convention Edition, Outside The BeltwayTM Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. carpeicthus says:

    Woo-hoo! I’ve got more Gmail invites than I know what to do with, though, so feel free to move it down the line.

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The John Kerry, Standing Tall Edition OTBTM Caption ContestTM has ended.

The winners . . .

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Thanks James, but I sadly must decline your kind offer of a Gmail invite since I already have an account. HOWEVER, is there any way I could request that this invitation be given to a service member serving overseas? If so, I would appreciate it greatly.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Sure. I know there’s a program out there that does that. Do you have the contact info?

  3. No, I didn’t even realize there was a program to do this! Man, this 21st Century is something else. I’ll look around and see what I can find.

  4. Okay–I found one called Gmail-4-troops.com
    http://www.isipp.com/gmail4troops/

  5. James Joyner says:

    It’s done. Just waiting for the procedure to go through:

    ______
    Thank you so much for your donation of Gmail to our Gmail 4 Troops project! Please know that due to the circumstances of our troops overseas, and the nature of military communications, it may be several days or more before you are matched up with the person to whom you will be donating your invitation, but you WILL be matched up with someone! Thank you again for supporting these brave men and women.

    Drew Olanoff
    Gmail4Troops.com

  6. Eric Akawie says:

    Thanks for the Gmail for troops link – I’ll send them an invite right away.

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The most recent Outside The BeltwayTM Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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Very belatedly, the John Kerry, Regular American, Edition of the OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Ben says:

    Why is his finger on the trigger while he’s
    looking/talking to camera?
    Where did he get his training?
    Who’s going to die from his neglect?

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The Cosby-Jackson Edition, OTB Caption Contest has concluded.

The winners:

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Pile On® says:

    The beers, cheap groupies, and drugs are on me.

    ROCK AND ROLL!!!

  2. Cassandra says:

    In that order???

  3. Pile On® says:

    Yes, first rock, then roll.

  4. Valerie says:

    Love it!

    I’d completely forgotten that Fat Albert was not only blubbery but that he blubbered!

    LOL

  5. spd rdr says:

    OOOOOOOH! I want to be Pile On’s cheap groupie! Me! ME!

  6. Cassandra says:

    spd: that disturbing mental image is going to stay with me for entirely too long…

    Thanks a lot.

Caption Contest Winners

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The winners of the June 21st OTB Caption ContestTM can finally be revealed.
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Caption Contest Winners

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Last week’s OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded. The winners are revealed in the extended entry.
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Woohoo!

Caption Contest Winners

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Last week’s OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. McGehee says:

    Whoo-hoo! I’m on a roll!

Caption Contest Winners

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Well, there is simply no denying that it is after noon Tuesday. It’s Thursday, after all. So, without further ado, the results of the last OTB Caption ContestTM:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Cassandra says:

    Congratulations everyone – I was dying to enter, but by the time I saw this there were so many hilarious entries I figured it was a lost cause.

    I laughed myself silly reading the comments – I don’t know how James managed to choose a winner.

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The most recent OTB Caption ContestTM is officially over.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Caption Contest Winners

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Last week’s OTB Caption ContestTM is over.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Ralf Goergens says:

    It’s always a pleasure to raise the moral tone. 🙂

Caption Contest Winners

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Last week’s OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winning entries:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. notGeorge says:

    Wow, the first time I even place in one of these, I got the blue ribbon! Yea for me! 😉

  2. Janis Gore says:

    I have thin interest in going to Las Vegas, but I would like to see the Blue Men.

  3. Tom says:

    They were on the DirecTV freeview last month, the blue men were interesting to say the least.

  4. JW says:

    OH boy, oh boy, oh boy! I won second in OTB Captions! Can I put that on my business cards, can I, can I, can I, James? Pleease??

    I know, I’m silly. It’s been a long day. 🙂

Caption Contest Winners

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Last week’s OTB Caption ContestTM has ended.

Some excellent entries this week. The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Rodney Dill says:

    With apologies to women really named Emily, everywhere.

  2. Cass says:

    Thanks James – this was a lot of fun. Rodney and Alex, we’re humbled by your brilliance.

    I don’t know how you found that picture. I’m still shaking my head…

Caption Contest Winners

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As promised, last Monday’s OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Hermoine says:

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The most recent OTB Caption ContestTM has closed.

The winners were all on the same track this week:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Rob says:

    Alright, I won!

    Except, my name is Rob, not Rod.

Caption Contest Winners

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The Kerry-Dean Edition OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Norbizness says:

    (imagine Phil Hartman’s voice): I don’t use the word “travesty” very often, but those caption contest results are the worst travesty in American history.

    I did what now?

  2. I thought the one about playing the Howard Dean slot machine was the best.

Caption Contest Winners

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The Cat and Dog Edition, OTB Caption ContestTM has now concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Caption Contest Winners

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The Funkadelic Edition, OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Rodney Dill says:

    Thank you. It’s been a good day as far as captioning goes.

  2. Kevin says:

    Rodney’s on a roll this week, no doubt.

Caption Contest Winners

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The most recent OTB Caption ContestTM has now concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Rodney Dill says:

    I don’t think you should have bumped anyone because the winners are pretty good, but I think Dan Miller’s “Coppertone” caption was good enough for at least a tie for third.

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The OTB Caption ContestTM: NEW HAMPSHIRE EDITION has now concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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I’ve been reminded that the results of the Iowa Caucuses Edition OTB Caption ContestTM are overdue. The snow day has disrupted my sense of scheduling.

The winners are announced below:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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The Dean Geek Edition, OTB Caption ContestTM has officially ended.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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The Clinton-Clark Edition OTB Caption ContestTM has reached its conclusion.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Rodney Dill says:

    Thank you, that takes a little of the sting out of the Packer’s defeat yesterday. (Well actually, NOT)

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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Last week’s OTB Caption ContestTM has now ended. Some very good entries.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. richard says:

    I like 2nd the most. thats classic
    but
    3rd, Kate: “Yup, Ralphie, there’s 5″ of ice. We can drive the truck to the shack.”

    I really, really don’t get it.
    maybe someone could be so nice as to explain this.

  2. James Joyner says:

    He’s, um, measuring the depth of the ice. Without a ruler.

  3. richard says:

    ahh, I see, thanks

  4. Rodney Dill says:

    Doh, I got sidetracked by a phone call then had to look up inhospitable at http://www.dictionary.com. When I refreshed OTB I found I’d entered one a few minutes too late. Oh well, I just have to recycle it for later. It’s not like it could compete with any of the winners.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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Last week’s OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners . . .
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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The Anna Kournikova Editon OTB Caption ContestTM has ended.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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The Kerry, Flat as a Pancake Edition OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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Last Friday’s OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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The Inauguration Day Edition, OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Matt says:

    I must have been really tanked when I wrote that. I have no recollection of it at all.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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Last week’s OTB Caption ContestTM has ended.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Rodney Dill says:

    The Submitter must have been using the cones of silence.

  2. Norbizness says:

    Weakkkkkkkk

  3. Chortle says:

    It shudda been me.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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The Don Zimmer Edition OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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The long anticipated announcement of the winners of the Three Stooges Edition OTB Caption ContestTM has arrived.
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Rodney Dill says:

    Best. Caption. Contest. Ever.
    🙂

    I had a lot of fun with this one.

  2. Katewerk says:

    I finally figured out how to win these things.

    Send. Nude. Pics.

    Kate

  3. Rodney Dill says:

    Kate,
    It probably works in reverse for me, I would have to stop sending my nude pics to have a chance. 😉

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The Gov.-elect Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Hey! Thanks, Dino!

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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Last Monday’s OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. Spoons says:

    “I beth thith will weally impweth Thodi Fothter.”

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    Norbizness really nailed this one right away, everyone else was just playing catch up. Good Job.

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The several-day-old Dubya-Kofi OTB Caption ContestTM is finally over. The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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This week’s OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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The Kim Jong Il edition of the OTB Caption ContestTM has now concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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Last week’s OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded. The winners are. . .
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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The California Candidates Edition OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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Wednesday’s OTB Fair and Balanced Caption ContestTM received many excellent entries.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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I got distracted and forgot to announce the winners as promised. Without further ado…OTB Caption ContestTM winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

Comments

  1. John Lemon says:

    My Fourth Beltie! “You love me! You really love me!!”

    P.S. I thought there were alot of very, very good entries in this one and am quite surprised by this honor. If the progressives had their way, we’d all be winners.

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The George W. Bush edition OTB Caption ContestTM has ended. The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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The Neil Armstrong Edition OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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Voting in the InstapunditIMAO Special Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over. Some excellent entries.
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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Saturday’s OTB Caption ContestTM is now officially over.

The winners:
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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Tuesday’s OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded.

The winners:
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  1. For the record, I’d like to say that it is these sorts of monster personal triumphs that just keep me going through the dark times…

  2. Brett says:

    And now I can retire and rest on my laurels. . .

  3. z72 says:

    More like: “Difficult to see. Always in motion the future is”

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  1. Rachel Edith says:

    Imagine.

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Monday’s OTB Caption ContestTM is now closed.

The winners:
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  1. Thank you!

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Thursday’s OTB Caption ContestTM is now closed. We had a number of fine entries over the long weekend, resulting in our first-ever 1st place tie.
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  1. I wondered how many readers would get my reference… I guess that’s just proof of my polisci geekiness. 😉

  2. James Joyner says:

    Heh. I taught the concept in my Intro to American Govt. course. Not that most of them “got it.”

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The other ongoing OTB Caption ContestTM is also closed now, too.

The winners:
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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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  1. Apparently, I’m addicted to either third place or bronze . . .

    Thanks!

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Busy weekend–never got around to announcing winners to the latest OTB Caption ContestTM

Without further ado. . .
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  1. Rodney Dill says:

    I was afraid Terry had the ultimate caption right off the bat for this one, not that it stopped me from trying.

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Monday’s OTB Caption ContestTM has concluded. A particularly good batch this time.
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Tuesday’s OTB Caption ContestTM is finally over.
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  1. Rodney Dill says:

    ”They missed a good opportunity to shut up,” Berlusconi told reporters in response to French criticism of his decision not to meet Palestinian leaders during a recent trip to Israel.

    – Berlusconi upstages everyone, except maybe for Lawrence Simon, who apparently was on the right track with his caption.

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Friday’s OTB Caption ContestTM has now ended.

The envelope please. . .
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  1. jen says:

    That last picture still makes me laugh out loud.

    Heh.

  2. Steven says:

    A very dramatic presentation.

    And Rodney’s response was so good he deserved all three places. Truly hylarious, Larry.

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Wednesday’s OTB Caption ContestTM is now closed.

The envelope please. . .
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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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  1. #2 should be #1, methinks, IMHO, YMMV…

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Monday’s OTB Caption ContestTM has ended.


Yahoo! News

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  1. Nifty trick she came up with, isn’t it? I’m stealing it for my blog, too.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Who came up with? What?

  3. The magical, appearing, disappearing, reappearing roll-up “There’s even more!” trick. I saw it on Micheles’ blog, (here’s an example) earlier this week, and knew I’d have to make it my own.

    Your example here made me decide if I was serious, and actually paste the code into my blog. So I implemented it into a post or two, and kicked the bugs off of my server. It was fun, and gave my feeble mind a nice work out. Hence the above, and my heartfelt thanks!

  4. James Joyner says:

    Ah. Gotcha. I’ve seen it on several sites. I found the code on ScriptyGoddess’ page.

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Friday’s Caption Contest had a good number of entrants.


Yahoo! News – Top Stories

The winners:

1st: Misanthropyst, “I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky!”

2nd: Ursula, “Get me some teeth whitener…pronto!!!”

3rd: Bryan, “I’m comin’ for YOU, Vince McMahon!”

Honorable Mention to 42d SSD, “I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! I am the onliest of history’s greatest dictators! My teeth are so pretty, you don’t see any white, which just proves I’m the greatest Palestine tonight! Sharon is so stupid, he should donate his brain to Mensa! I’m the most recognized and loved man that ever lived!”

Thanks for playing! A new one will be posted shortly.

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Monday’s OTB Caption Contest has concluded. The winners:

1st: Rodney Dill, “Can you find the hidden bush is each of these pictures?

2nd: Randy Paul, “I never sit next to Dad during dinner!” (for #1)

3rd: Chortle, “I know that people will talk when they see us walking hand in hand but I am the President and I don’t care.” (for #2)

Thanks to all the participants. Another contest will start whenever it starts. Be on the lookout!

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It occurs to me that I never actually announced a winner to Saturday’s OTB Caption Contest.


Courtesy of Yahoo! News – Sports Photos – AP

Without further ado, the victorious quippers are:

1st: Laurence Simon, “Why does Marsha always get to work on the tires? Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!”

2nd: Chortle, “Why did the racing car driver make ten extra pit stops during the Grand Prix?”

3rd: Terry Oglesby, “I don’t know, but it sure makes the old NASCAR saying about racing always having “a little bumpin’ and rubbin'” seem awfully enticing…”

Congrats to all and thanks to all the participants.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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The most recent OTB Caption Contest is over.


Courtesy Drudge

We had several especially good entries this go-round. The Winners:

1st Steven, “Where are those billing records?”

2nd Terry Oglesby, “For once, a story involving ‘head’ and ‘Clinton’ in which no mention is made of Monica.”

3rd (tie) Tom Royce, “Ahhhhhh! You cursed rat, look what you’ve done! I’m melting…melting…”

3rd (tie) Cris, “Can I come out now? Is the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy gone?”

3rd (tie) April, “Relieved that the terror alert has been dropped to elevated, Sen. Clinton emerges from beneath the desk…”

Thanks to all the participants.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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Last night’s OTB Caption Contest is over. We had many good entries on this one.


Courtesy YahooNews


Courtesy YahooNews

The winners:

1st: Misanthropyst, “So it’s me and McNealy at 30,000 feet, I’m vertical, entering a Hammerhead Stall, weapons clear…”

2nd: Katewerk, “Microsoft has announced release of a patch for its new Bill Gates 2003 operating system, after a series of freezes occured during a speech he was giving Wednesday. Company officials downplayed the incident, stressing that at no time was the company founder in danger of a BSOD*.”

3rd: michele, “No, I do NOT want to do the Horah again!”

Thanks to all the participants.

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The latest OTB caption contests are now closed.

Contest #1:


Yahoo! News (AP photo)

The winners:

1st, Hermetic: “Throw ya hands in the air! Wave ’em like ya just don’t care!”

2nd, Frank: “The President is eliminated in the first round of Simon Says.”

3rd, Pete: “Bush poses for replacement of fallen Saddam statue in central Baghdad!”

Contest #2:


Write your own caption in the comments below.
WaPo (AP)

The winners:

1st (tie), Dean Esmay: “Man, you should have been President.”
“No, you should have been.”
“No, you!”
“No, you!”

1st (tie), Sean Hackbarth: “(John to Joe): If we run together, I’ll be the Democrat.”

2nd, Katewerk: “The last two finalists await the vote results for Fox’s hottest new reality show ‘American Geezer.'”

3rd, Steven: “At least I lost to him in the general election.”

Thanks to all the participants!

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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  1. Katewerk says:

    So, James – when can we expect the Outsidethebeltway[tm] Prize Van to pull up?

    Kate

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The latest OTB Caption Contest has ended.


Courtesy Yahoo! News (AP Photo)

The winners:

1st, Rachel Edith: “Katie chose to eliminate all of the contestants at once and ask for new ones in the bachelorette contest. Walking away, she was heard to ask, ‘Who’d pick them?'”

2nd, Eric: “Some say the trio was never the same after Curly Joe departed. I say, it can always get worse.”

3rd, Nick: “Sharpton: ‘I KNOW you didn’t just say my momma was a Republican’.”

Honorable Mention, Kate: “The audience settles in anticipation, as the candidates await the opening bars of Riverdance” which might be funny if I’d ever seen Riverdance.

Thanks to all the participants.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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  1. Katewerk says:

    To help fill a void where I expected a mental image….

    http://www.performance-services.com.au/images/riverdance.jpg

    Imagine now, frenzied tap dancing in unison, to celtic music, with no movement above the hips.

    Kate

  2. Sounds like Baptist sex…

  3. I was robbed, man. Robbed! Oh, well. No Scrappleface-like weblog for me.

  4. Rachel Edith says:

    My mother thanks you and I thank you.
    And yes, Sean, you was robbed!

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The most recent OTB Caption Contest has ended.

The winners:

1st: Misanthropyst, “OK, how’s this – We open a FedEx.com account and save an immediate 10% on all our shipping.”

2nd: April, “Searching for a new way to reach his constituents, Gov. Davis prepares to rap a speech…’Word up, dawg.'”

3rd: Chris Lawrence, “We’re now into it about yeay deep.”

Congrats to all and thanks to all the entrants.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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  1. Thank you, thank you. I’d like to mention all the little people who made this possible…

  2. Anonymous says:

    See, I’ve screwed things up so badly that I even have to hold my own nose.

  3. The Admiral says:

    OK, so some of my economic theories and practices didn’t work out so well here – but I’d still like to try them out at the national level.

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The most recent OTB Caption Contest has ended.

The winners:

1st: John Lemon, “Twice as attractive as Destiny, and $999,999.00 cheaper.”

2nd: Terry Oglesby, “Just dial down the middle–C-A-L-L A-T-T!”

3rd: Frank, “Sally gets her game face on for the Powder Puff Game.”

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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  1. Katewerk says:

    *sniff*

    I guess that my radioactivity-leaking-russian-sub-frying-her-eyes-through-binoculars-while-frazzling-her-hair caption was too subtle.

    Note to self: more testicle references in future contests.

    Kate

  2. Cool!! I’ve never had such a string of good luck! James, I’ll send you another Axis of Weevil Gift Pack right now. (Not that it’s to be seen as a bribe or nuthin’)

  3. Nate says:

    Um, Terry, I don’t get it…

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The contest is closed.


Via YahooNews

The winners:

1st Terry Oglesby: Don’t ask, don’t tell.

2nd April: Finally, proof that the soldiers of the North Korean army don’t have their heads up their asses…preferring instead the ass of the guy in front

3rd Matt: In North Korea, this is the only way to get new shoes.

Honorable Mention, John Lemon: North Korean soldiers ready themselves to be active participants in Kim Il-Sung’s annual Bowling the Troops Day. The beloved leader proclaims that being rolled over by a ten foot stone ball helps to strengthen the Communist Spirit.

Thanks for playing. Another one will be coming soon!

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The most recent caption contest is now closed.


Write Photo courtesy of Yahoo News

The winners:

1st AprilGabby: Rumsfeld chuckling, “For God’s sakes man, someone taped a ‘I am hung like a donkey’ sign on your back.”

2nd Nan: Get down with your bad self… Rumsfeld and Franks entertain the troups with an impromptu rap.

3rd Daniel Morris: U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and CENTCOM’s boss, General Tommy Franks explain to an live audience what a short, little pip-squeak former Iraqi “strongman“Saddam Hussein turned out to be. “He doesn’t even come up to here,” said Mr. Rumsfeld. Not to be out-done, General Franks replies, “I’ve got more ‘strong man’ in my little pinky than that SOB! He’s the size of an ace of spades. Hoo-ah!”

Usually, longer entries don’t do well in OTB caption contests, but Daniel’s mini-play was fairly entertaining.

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Comments

  1. Hey! April didn’t make that one (although her comments are cool)

    Damn, I knew this this was fixed…LMAO

  2. hehe

    I knew I had it in me 😛

  3. Kim says:

    Waitaminnit…that was Gabby that wrote the winning caption; who’s April? It’s rigged, >rigged

  4. Natalie says:

    April is Gabby’s inner woman? All this time I was calling her Jean…

    That’s definitely a gabby-ism right there, though.

  5. Hey Natalie, I may be 6’3″ and wearing nylons, but damnit, this prize is mine!

    James, James, one of these days you are just going to have to accept that I am not just only funny to look at. 🙂

    I win!!!!!

  6. Natalie says:

    6’3 and wearing nylons? Are you my husband?!?

  7. James Joyner says:

    Heh. Fixed now. There were no lines separating the comments, which made it hard to figure out who said what. I’ve got a separator between them, now.

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Friday’s CAPTION CONTEST is now closed.

The winners:


Courtesy Mirror.co.uk

1st: Frank with, “After Syria – what d’ya say we hit Iran?”

2nd: April with, “I know it’s amazing, but of course we’re the illegitimate offspring of George 41 and Margaret Thatcher…just look at our matching crow’s feet…”

3rd: Tom with his mini-play:

“Bush: I messed with Chirac on the phone today.

Blair: You think that got to him, I got reports in the paper that I will be President of the EU. The bastard just figured out I will be running France next year.

Bush: Heh…”

Thanks for all the entries.

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Saturday’s contest has ended.


NYT photo
The winners:

1st: Exek with, “Akmar shows off his weird talent, of being able to pick out the gay marine.”

2nd: Frank with, “I love a man with a big gun.”

3rd: Luigi with, “He followed me home, Ma, can I keep him?”

Thanks for playing!

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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Wednesday afternoon’s caption contest has closed.


Courtesy Yahoo! News

The winners:

1st: PoliBlogger, with “Gee, it was nice of Sam Donaldson to let me have his old toupee.”

2nd: 42nd Stupid Snail Division, with “Does this thing really cover my lobotomy scar? HellO? Are we on? Who soaked my false teeth in lemon juice?”

3rd: Stephen Green, with “I ran out of crayon before I finished drawing on my hair.”

Thanks for participating!

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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This one got a lot more responses than the infamous rhino photo. . . .


Photo from YahooNews

1st Katewerk with “In response to Mr. al-Sahaf’s claim to have chopped off our ‘rotten heads,’ we are today announcing the latest initiative into Baghdad ‘Operation Squeeze Testicles.'”

2nd jruben with “Do you think they would pay more attention to me if I had tits out to here?”

3rd flounder frank with “Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal sneaks a peak at Victoria Clarke’s ‘man hands.'”

Honorable Mention to Dain Brammage for his lengthy submission

“Now, how does that go?

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,

That’s It, I know I see that ring before…She is the Dark Lord!”

Thanks to all the participants. Another contest will be posted some time tomorrow.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS:


Photo from YahooNews

1st Nan with “Hey, wait! No, guys! That’s not Michael Moore.”

2nd Matt with “Rumsfeld finally tied down.” and

3rd April with “Inspired by the race scene in Disney’s “Swiss Family Robinson,” and undaunted by an apparent dearth of zebras and ostriches, natives have lassoed a rhino for use in the village’s version of the Daytona 500. Unfortunately, the rhino is a strung out crack addict who sold his tusk for a fix and is now comatose.”

Thanks to all the entrants. Another photo for your captioning pleasure will be forthcoming. (The next one will be a little easier, I promise….)

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The most recent OTB caption contest has ended.

The winners:

1st April with “The Pope, after a three-day bender–“Why in the name of all that is holy did I do those Yeagermeister shots?” ”

2nd McFly with “my new look… I call it “Orange Steel”* and

3rd Dain Brammage with “God-Damn-It Cardinal Lustiger, you made me loose count…now I have to start all over again! 1…2…3…4…”

My thanks to all the entrants for participating. Another contest will come soon, assuming Blog*Spot doesn’t crash again.

*I’m told this is a very hysterical reference to the movie Zoolander, which I have not seen and don’t plan to. In lieu of watching the movie, I’ll give McFly the benefit of the doubt. (I have seen all three installments of Back to the Future.)

Note: I’m rather disappointed that none of the entries measured Ed Asner. The resemblence is striking.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS: The caption contest for Friday’s pic has ended:


The winners:

1st April with, “Our intelligence sources have confirmed that Saddam does, in fact, have a dick this small…”

2nd Nan with, “With a snap of his fingers, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld demonstrates how long he estimates the French would have lasted in Iraq.”

3rd Romulus with, “You are this close to being throw[n] out on your ass if you make another idiotic political statement disguised as a question.”

Thanks for all the good entries. Another contest will be forthcoming soon.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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Many good entries in this contest, thanks to all the referrals.



Courtesy of Drudge Report
The winners:

1st: Geoff with, “Duct tape: $5; Black marker: $1; Keeping Martin Sheen’s self-righteous lips shut: Priceless”

2nd: PoliBlogger with, “For five dollars, just five, I will keep the tape on another thirty minutes.”

3rd (tie): Mitch with, “In an attempt to stretch his artistic ability, Martin Sheen explores the exciting world of mime.”

3rd (tie): Shell with, “The tape says “Wouldn’t eat his PEAS”, and that’s what’s going to happen to you, young man, if you don’t clean your plate in the next FIVE minutes!”

Thanks to all for participating. Another contest will be coming soon.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS: The results of yesterday’s caption contest:

1st place April with, “Fed up with anti-war propaganda from Hollywood, the government gives certain members of the Hollywood community the “Hans Solo” treatment, complete with touch-ups and airbrushing.”

2nd place Don Young with, “Hollywood gets ready to send more ‘human shields’ to the front lines.

3rd place PoliBlogger with, “I hate it when they feed these guys beans.”


Courtesy Drudge Report

Congrats to the winners. There’s still plenty of time to enter today’s contest.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS: Monday’s contest has ended.


Courtesy SMH

The winners:

1st John Lemon with “Hah! We Turks don’t need your stinkin’ US cash. I have $1.12 right here in my pocket!”

2nd Comrade with “I’d like to our brother Hussien for all the wonderfull things he has done to help my family at this time of need. This money will go to the education and training of my dear remaining son until he, Inshalla, joins his brother at the side of the most holy martyrs of Islam.”

3rd April with “In the face of an American invasion, the Iraqis prepare to welcome the American soldiers with gifts. Some display amazing creativity, using the nation’s soon to be worth more as toilet paper currency for origami… ‘Come, my children, we have much work to do to fold ten thousand tiny doves.'”

I would note, however, that “caption” usually denotes something short and pithy. They are seldom mini-plays.

Last night’s contest is still open and already has some good entries. The deadline for entries is 8am EST Thursday.

I already have a photo, courtesy of Poliblogger, for tomorrow’s contest.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS: More responses than usual to the Colin Powell photo caption contest. The winners:

1st Really. PoliBlogger with, “Two more last chances, and after that, no more. We mean it this time!”

2nd April with, “Little Bunny G.I., hopping through the desert,
Scooping up Iraqis and snappin’ their scrawny necks.”

3rd PoliBlogger with, “I typically need two extra strength Advil after I talk to the French.”

April’s quote and John Lemon’s entry, “OK, France. You want peace. But here is what you are going to get” may be funnier than I think they are but I am not all that up on my children’s lit references.

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About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.

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CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS: Well, there weren’t many entrants in the contests. But we can delay no longer. The winners are:

Jack Straw and Dominique de Villepin:

1st John Lemon with “And so I thought, do I hit Villepinhead with the left hand or the right. The right one won out.”

2nd, PoliBlogger with “…and then one use one’s hand to pick up a gun, and with said gun one forces ruthless dictators to behave. Imagine the trouble you French could have avoided had you understood this basic principle..” and

3rd, Brent with “Get this. . ,they’re calling them freedom fries now! Can you believe it? I mean, we never wanted to take that much credit for those things anyway. . .”

Karl Lagerfeld:

1st April with “He’s no Tommy Lee Jones (strains of Men In Black theme in background)…”

2nd PoliBlogger with “To be honest, the photo stuns me into silence.” and

3rd MoronWatch with “It looks like his tie would double as a billyclub.”

Thanks to all the entrants for participating.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor 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.