OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Leaf Us Alone Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The Leaf Us Alone Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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First: Michael Hamm – Where are George Clooney and Kevin spacey when you need them?

Second: JKB – The “occupy” movement has just gotten silly

Third: Robert W. Armijo“Land-Scapegoats?” (Obama ordered the entire crop – rodney)


charles austinStrange, they do this every time cousin Abner comes to visit.

physics geekThey said I was crazy to water my goat. Who’s laughing now?!

NickNot – Okay, first things first, who yelled “LION!”

Mr. Prosser – Life in the Nanny state.

Lit3Bolt – Hmmmm, looks like I need to trim my Goat-tree again.

Gollum – Proof that genetic modification of our food sources has gotten *way* out of hand.

Maggie Mama – It’s just a plot to frighten away migrant workers.

KRM – Dorothy was not easily impressed, but even she had to admit that this was one weird tornado.


Little known to most people, Schrodinger also had a tree. (A Box Elder, obviously)

The details of 9-9-9 revealed.

Don’t stare, Timmy.

The Thursday Contest has already heard all the excuses.

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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.


  1. Eric Florack says:

    Clever sheep

    (A tourist approaches a shepherd. The sounds of sheep and the outdoors are heard.)

    Tourist (Terry Jones: Good afternoon.

    Shepherd (Graham Chapman): Afternoon

    Tourist: Ah, lovely day isn’t it?

    Shepherd: Ar, ’tis that.

    Tourist: Are you here on holiday or…?

    Shepherd: No, no, I live ‘ere.

    Tourist: Oh, jolly good. I say, those ARE sheep aren’t they?

    Shepherd: Yeh.

    Tourist: Yes yes, I though so. Only, why are they up in the trees?

    Shepherd: A fair question and one that in recent weeks ‘as been much on my mind. It’s my considered opinion that they’re nestin’.

    Tourist: Nesting?

    Shepherd: Aye.

    Tourist: Like birds?

    Shepherd: Exactly. Birds is the key to the whole problem. It’s my belief that these sheep are laborin’ under the misapprehension that they’re birds. Observe their behavior. Take for a start the sheeps’ tendency to ‘op about the field on their back legs. Now witness their attmpts to fly from tree to tree. Notice that they do not so much fly as… plummet. (Baaa baaa… flap flap… thud.) Observe for example that ewe in that oak tree. She is clearly trying to teach her lamb to fly. (baaaaa… thud) Talk about the blind leading the blind.

    Tourist: Yes, but why do they think they’re birds?

    Shepherd: Another fair question. One thing is for sure, the sheep is not a creature of the air. They have enormous difficulty in the comparatively simple act of perchin’. (Baaa baaa… flap flap… thud.) As you see. As for flight its body is totally unadapted to the problems of aviation. Trouble is, sheep are very dim. Once they get an idea in their ‘eads, there’s no shiftin’ it.

    Tourist: But where did they get the idea from?

    Shepherd: From Harold. He’s that sheep over there under the elm. He’s that most dangerous of animals, a clever sheep. He’s the ring leader. He has realized that a sheep’s life consists of standin’ around for a few months and then bein’ eaten. And that’s a depressing prospect for an ambitious sheep. He’s patently hit on the idea of escape.

    Tourist: Well why don’t you just get rid of Harold?

    Shepherd: Because of the enormous commercial possibilities should he succeed.

    Voice Over (Eric Idle): And what exactly are the commercial possibilities of ovine aviation?

    Continue to the next sketch… Lecture on Sheep Aircraft

  2. physics geek says:

    Eric, I immediately thought of that skit when I saw this picture.

    “From Harold. He’s that goat over there under the elm. He’s that most dangerous of animals, a clever goat. ”

    In fact, I believe that one of my “captions” was Notice that they do not so much fly as… plummet.

    Good to know that I wasn’t the only one who misspent his youth watching Monty Python

  3. Thanks for the HM, RD.