OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Thursday OTB Caption ContestTM

Time for the Thursday OTB Caption ContestTM

Winners will be announced Monday 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.


  1. Vast Variety says:

    You really can see Russia from here.

  2. Vast Variety says:

    Ok, now this is what Orbital Skydiving would have looked like if they had actually filmed it for Star Trek Generations.

  3. David says:

    Whatch out for that first step, it’s a doozy.

  4. John Burgess says:

    Felix Baumgartner does his always-popular impression of Obama poll ratings.

  5. Mr. Prosser says:

    Baumgartner’s favorite cartoon character? Wile E. Coyote.

  6. Fog says:

    “Hi Mr Felix! I hope you don’t mind me stowing away on your nifty balloon! I’m from Jehovah’s Witnesses.”

  7. MstrB says:

    Don’t land in Arizona, don’t land in Arizona, don’t land in Arizona….

  8. KRM says:

    “That’s one LARGE step for man…..”

  9. JKB says:

    Turns out, Red Bull doesn’t give you wings.

  10. Unsympathetic says:

    Lance Armstrong, this is your career on drugs. Any questions?

  11. rodney dill says:

    Next week… Worlds longest bunjee jump…

  12. Al says:

    “Wait! I forgot to grab my keeeeeeyyyyyysssssss…..”

  13. Anderson says:

    Burgess ftw.

  14. From ground station: “Sorry, Felix, you should have thought of that before takeoff.”

  15. “Oh, crap, I left the iron plugged in.”

  16. Greg says:

    “That’s one small step for mankind, and one giant leap for a man.”

  17. Jeremy says:

    What’s going to happen the next time Doug Mataconis tells me to get off his lawn.

  18. Jeremy says:

    “I must go–my planet needs me.”

  19. Jeremy says:

    Felix Baumgartner tries an unorthodox method for his search for America’s debt ceiling.

  20. “I wanna glide down over Mulholland
    I wanna write her name in the sky
    I wanna free fall out into nothin’
    Gonna leave this world for awhile

    And I’m free, I’m free fallin'”

  21. mannning says:

    Look out for the biggest cannonball you ever saw!

  22. The Q says:

    american airlines introduces the new “No frills” fare…”.Ok, passengers get ready to disembark for Kalamazoo in 4….3…2…1….GO!!!! Next stop, Grand Rapids…..

  23. Mr. Replica says:

    “What we have here ladies and gentlemen, is a short teaser of the Felix Baumgartner record breaking skydive. We as a civilization should not only revel in the awe-inspiring courage of Felix, but, also, the massive technological leaps that have allowed us to watch a human being travel faster than the speed of light.”

  24. JKB says:

    In a metaphor for politics, it takes a lot of time, money and people to lift a man to stratospheric heights but only one tiny misstep to send him plummeting back to earth.

  25. rodney dill says:

    @Mr. Replica: Hmmm…. that would indeed be quite a technological leap.

  26. JKB says:

    Just when he thought he was out, gravity pulls Felix back in

  27. KRM says:

    “Hello, cruel world.”

  28. Maggiemama says:


  29. Mr. Replica says:

    @rodney dill:

    I’ve been hungover for the better part of today. I regret nothing!

  30. David says:

    If I fall faster than the speed of sound, will I be able to hear political commercials? No? Lets do this!

  31. Jeremy says:

    “Make it so.”

  32. Jeremy says:

    “Nice move, Felix, but, uh, you know the London Olympics were over months ago, right?”

  33. Jeremy says:

    “I’m coming Elizabeth!”

  34. You didn’t jump that.

  35. As the lowest ranking person on the International Space Station, Steve was denied a place in the escape pod.

  36. “I’m jumping 128,000 feet and I bet the lead item on the news tonight will be about Honey Boo Boo.”

  37. Felix Baumgartner hoped to travel faster than the Speed Of Light and wind up in a future where MSNBC didn’t totally suck.

  38. Jeremy says:

    “Gotta hit 88, gotta hit 88, gotta hit 88…”

  39. “I hope I get back in time because I’ve got a great idea for the OTB Caption Contest.”

  40. Jeremy says:

    Oh yes, Threepio, there will be an escape for the Princess this time…

  41. Tillman says:

    “I’m feeling very still, and I think my spaceship knows which way to go.”
    “You don’t have a spaceship, Felix.”

  42. Jeremy says:

    Faster than scrolling through all the comments on an OTB Caption Contest entry…

  43. Bill says:

    A journey of 24.2 miles begins (and ends) with a single step.

  44. KRM says:


  45. In the most audacious act of political protest ever, Felix Baumgartner demonstrates the future of the European Union.

  46. At first, Felix Baumgartner dismissed the sense of Déjà vu he was feeling as the ill effects of the high altitude. Then it hit him: he was stuck in a quantum loop.

  47. “Beam me down! BEAM ME DOWN!”

  48. At first, Felix Baumgartner dismissed the sense of Déjà vu he was feeling as the ill effects of the high altitude. Then it hit him: he must be stuck in Thursday’s OTB quantum loop caption contest™.

  49. Trapped in a quantum loop, Felix Baumgartner had an eternity to regret his failure to heed a warning to reschedule the jump, while physicists at CERN powered up the LHC.

  50. He did fall faster than light, but not as fast as Obama in the polls.

  51. rodney dill says:

    @Robert W. Armijo: Damned Groundhog’s Day

  52. Drew says:

    Damn that Home Depot salesman; he told me this was an “extendable ladder.”.

  53. Drew says:

    There’s no toilet in this tin can? Well I gotta go, see ya.

  54. Drew says:

    Hey Beavis, see what happens if you step off that ladder….heheheheheheh yeah yeah.

  55. jd says:

    We pray for one last landing
    On the globe that gave us birth
    Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies
    And the cool, green hills of Earth.
    -Heinlein, The Green Hills of Earth

  56. rodney dill says:

    @Mr. Replica:

    I’ve been hungover for the better part of today. I regret nothing!

    A pretty reasonable caption for this contest as well.
    …and actually FTL makes the original caption a little funnier than FTS anyway.

  57. rodney dill says:

    Nine point eight meters per second per second… not just a good idea, its the law.

  58. KRM says:

    “No, no. You go right ahead. I’ll stay here and run the video camera.”

  59. Felix Baumgartner was never quite certain if he broke the sound barrier, or if he just passed gas from the breakfast burrito, he ate earlier in the day.

  60. He who must not be named says:

    Hold my beer and watch this.

    And so I had to jump back to earth, again.

    My skydiving knob goes to 11.

    Wave at the Byrds as you pass 42,000 feet.

    Someone on the Internet is wrong and I have to fix it!

    If you broke the speed of sound in the vacuum of space, how would you know?

    It’s true, Earth does suck.

    I’m going to Disneywooooooooorrrrrrrrllllllllll….

    If you can’t think of at least three David Bowie references, you aren’t trying.

    Well, to be honest I wasn’t sure, but just then David Lee Roth said, “might as well jump.”

    But I don’t want to land in New York City, don’t want to land in Mexico, don’t want to land on no Three Mile Island, don’t want to see my skin aglow, don’t want to land in Comanche Sky Park or in Nashville, Tennessee, don’t want to land in no San Juan airport or the Yukon territory, don’t want to land no San Diego, don’t want to land in no Buzzards Bay, don’t want to land on no Ayatollah, I got nothing more to say.

  61. Michael Hamm says:

    Rasmussen adds graphics to Obama’s post debate tracking poll: Record breaking free-fall.

  62. mannning says:

    Rip Cord? It was right here on my left…