OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Winners will be announced Thursday 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. “I don’t wanna work, I just wanna bang on the drum all day.”

  2. JKB says:

    One time, at band camp….

  3. For some reason, most of the attendees at “Occupy Wall Street” have had difficulty finding steady employment.

  4. rodney dill says:

    In the fall blockbuster movie – The Godless Must Be Crazy – Barack Obama receives a message in a Coke Bottle from Warren Buffett to raise taxes on the rich… but did Warren really write the note?….

  5. Maggie Mama says:

    Known for always pushing the envelope, Abercrombie & Fitch is shooting their fall ad campaign using OccupyWallStreet protestors.

  6. Maggie Mama says:

    If Obama were a Republican, the media would be calling them “homeless” rather than “protestors”!

  7. Maggie Mama says:

    Today’s anarchists are still professional students but they are also forward leaning fashionistas.

  8. Maggie Mama says:

    Obama’s Stimulus Package may have created a few new jobs but they look like temporary “work” to me.

  9. RalfW says:

    Author James Kunstler gets it just about right when he says

    The essence of the OWSer’s argument is pretty simple: someone ran their society into a ditch and not a goddammed one of the older generation will set in motion the machinery to correct the situation, or even acknowledge it.

    Pretty much. The “Occupy Wall Street photo caption contest” is just OTBs way of pretending that these people don’t have a point.

    You can continue to be obtuse about the younger generation being supremely frustrated that corporate America has no interest in creating jobs or opportunity, so yeah, go ahead and attempt ridicule. It’ll make you feel superior and oh so insouciant and suave.

  10. @RalfW:

    There has been a Caption Contest going on here for something like seven years or more. It’s called a sense of humor, look into it.

  11. Maggie Mama says:

    Stocks, mutual funds, 401(k)s — but you can’t convince these morons they’re part of the “Investor Class” because although they occupy the part of the street they don’t have a corner “office”.

  12. rodney dill says:

    @Doug Mataconis: May of 2003 was I believe the start of the contest by James. I took it over November 2004.

  13. physics geek says:

    “Look at those smelly, vomiting homeless people!”
    “Those aren’t the homeless people. You can tell because they smell worse.”
    Mom and dad attended a protest and all I got was this lousy tambourine.
    Eat your vegetables. Study hard. Stay in school. They did.
    Will work for… eh, who am I kidding?

  14. NickNot says:

    I’m SO HIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. NickNot says:

    Sometimes I just feel like gettin’ my stupid on.

  16. NickNot says:

    Some people criticized gramma Nadabranes for holding onto that old protest drum, but she always knew the day would come.

  17. NickNot says:

    Anybody seen my iPhone? What about my blackberry?

  18. NickNot says:

    Tommy always knew that all those years of trash bin percussion practice were going to come in handy one day.

  19. NickNot says:

    Oh, the glamorous life of protest drumming….

  20. NickNot says:

    Worn out sneakers: $10
    Poop brown kinda plaid-ish shirt: $5
    Black drum from high school: Mom paid $135
    Ugly green hat to tie the whole ensemble together: $25
    Granny moving in – instead of getting with the hot-chick: Priceless

  21. NickNot says:


  22. Maggie Mama says:

    Yes, David Brooks, there are ” bobos in paradise” just not the kind you meant.

  23. michael reynolds says:

    R.E.M. after the break-up.

  24. NickNot says:

    The protesters, seen here, are protesting capitalism by purchasing and distributing over $7,000,000 worth of fliers and storage bins.

  25. NickNot says:

    Oh man! I thought everyone was wearing purple tiger stripes today!

  26. michael reynolds says:

    Is this available on iTunes?

  27. NickNot says:

    The drums kept getting louder as the realization set in that Tommy was NOT coming back with their Starbucks…

  28. NickNot says:


  29. NickNot says:

    You mean to tell me we have 700 people here… and no one brought 1 damn guitar?

  30. NickNot says:

    clearly, I am the lead singer because I have the purple tiger stripes….

  31. mannning says:

    Just wait to see what we do here for Halloween!

  32. mannning says:

    No, we are NOT mimicing the Yankee Doodle picture!

  33. mannning says:

    So what IS your point?

  34. I don’t care, Obama is awesome.

  35. There is nobody in this country who got stupid and smelly on his own. Nobody. You built an astroturf protest out there — good for you. But I want to be clear. You whine about free markets on the roads other people paid for. You learned “Workers of the world unite!” in schools others paid to educate you. You were safe in your protests because of police forces and fire forces that someone else paid for. You didn’t have to worry that maurauding bands like, well, you, would come and seize everything at your protest… Now look. You built a protest and it turned into something terrifically stupid and smelly… But part of the underlying social contract is you have to provide for the next generation who comes along. (Pregnant pause…) So how do you plan to produce enough wealth to pay for the next generations’ desire to be stupid and smelly?

  36. Moderate Mom says:

    This is what happens when no one explains the dress code for the Jobs Fair.

  37. KRM says:

    Tony was crestfallen to learn that Loretta cared not that his roses matched her eye shadow.

  38. John425 says:

    OWStreeters are protesting the “maturation of oblivious neutrino-flux balance payments”, or sumpin.

  39. rodney dill says:

    “We must have the Illudium Pu-36 Explosive Space Modulator.”

  40. mannning says:

    “I am tired of beating this thing, but all of my friends came here for some fresh air fun. I have no idea what we are doing this for, really!”

  41. KRM says:

    Even though he beat a steady protest tattoo on the trash can, Tim felt his inner-bourgeoisie stir, then begin to parade about in Jimmy Choo heels.

  42. And not a single Che image in sight. What is the younger generation coming to?

  43. NickNot says:

    Oh cool! You’re pre-law too?!?!

  44. Where Are They Now File: Just out of camera shot. That crazy old lady who accused Obama of being a Muslim at a John McCain presidential rally in 2008.

  45. bains says:

    Wall Street must be evil, they wont even give me an interview!

  46. bains says:

    Members of PPPRIC (Professional Percussion Players for Really Important Causes) were dismayed that an amateur brazenly stepped in with a logo-ed coffee cup…

  47. KRM says:

    Although it received rave reviews in the Times, The Toxic Asset Trio’s impromptu performance of “Cats” failed to entice passersby to part with their spare change.