The subject of our newest caption contest is a photo tweeted by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee on Sunday, August 24, in New Mexico. The first tweeted message that accompanied the photo was:
Then, a few hours later the DNC Chairwoman followed up with this tweet:
Let’s first analyze these two tweets and then your mission for the caption contest will be revealed.
“This pic says it all -…”
Yup, it says that the DNC Chairwoman is living in an alternative universe where sad, defeated, distraught, bored New Mexico Democrats are seen as “motivated and ready to win!”
If these people are what Democrats consider “a fired-up crowd” then Wasserman Schutz’s party will drown in a November election
wave tsunami. No kidding, at my mother’s nursing home I’ve seen a more fired-up crowd during music hour then was exhibited by these foot soldiers in Debbie’s Democrat army. (Must be draftees.)
So, all you need to know about the Democratic Party and their Chairwoman is that they lie, she lies. (If you like your party you can keep your party. Period. If you like your fired-up crowd, you can keep your fired-up crowd. Woo-hoo!)
Now, here is your mission should you dare to enter this contest.
What was the DNC Chairwoman saying at this moment?
Why was the gentleman wearing the blue shirt in front of Ms. DWS holding his neck?
What was the older man wearing a light green shirt to the right of Mr. Neck Holder thinking?
Was that an American flag to the right of Ms. DWS? If so, why was it so low to the ground?
What should be the overall caption for this photo?
Have fun and stay “fired-up” at the prospects of defeating this DNC Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman in November. And yes, you can caption her too. But, as usual, all entries must be classy and in good taste. I mean it! (Don’t make me regret this part of the contest.)
Hat tip to BizPac Review for DWS tweet.
Thanks to everyone who entered our latest caption contest.
Contest participants were asked to answer several questions, write an overall photo caption or provide “thought bubbles” from the white circle lights. If you are confused, or are a low information voter, please refer back to the original contest.
We had a problem in that there were too many hilarious and clever entries compared to the space available for this winner’s post. Thus, since most of you provided numerous answers to our many contest questions, the winners below are announced by name rather than by your snappy answers to our contest questions. Got all that? OK, so now let’s enter the winner’s circle.
Kuce had two winners:
Song, Dance, and Dance Partner – Well, as a narcissist, it could only be “Dancing with Myself.”
From Barack to the lady on the left – ”Hey! It’s my favorite song – Iran, (so far away)”
rbj with four winners:
Dance: The Hustle
Laughter: Because there are no peasants on Martha’s Vineyard, except for the ones used for trap shooting.
Dance partner: Himself, as he’s the only one worthy.
A good time was had by all after Obama joked: those voters actually thought I cared about the 99%.
RelayerM31: Song: Bohemian Rhapsody. “Nothing really matters, anyone can see. Nothing really matters to me.”
Zipcode had two winners:
Light globe thought bubble,—We might as well shut down, that guy brought a halo with him.
Name of song,—[ I did it my way]—Frank Sinatra
Chris Henderson with two winners:
Three of the lights partially powered by Solyndra.
The completely unbiased Nobel Committee just added a “Dancing” category.
RockThisTown had two winners:
“Hey, look everybody! I’m doing the pen & phone polka!”
Night of the Living Dead, The Sequel: Trance the Night Away
Allen Crowson had three winners:
Of course an overall photo caption is also needed. Dancing President Leads…From Behind
What is the woman to the left of Obama laughing about? BHO just said, “I am the greatest bridge builder in this neighborhood since Teddy Kennedy.”
Who is Obama’s dance partner? No partner. The One Dances Alone.
MeridianMan had one overall caption winner:
America, Barack’s dance partner, trips and falls over his two left feet.
And guess who had the most winners? Cfbleachers of course!
Song: If I Ruled The World
Laughing: Working on improving GDP. Golfing, Dancing and Partying!
Lights: Doesn’t matter how many of us they turn on, it’s nothing but darkness here
Woman Laughing: “and I thought his bowling was bad”
Lights: “so this is what they mean when they say that we are on… but nobody’s home”
Laughing: “Even both his feet are leftists!”
Overall: I’m partying with an 80-year-old woman, practicing for a Hillary presidency.
Lights: “They’re indoctrinated leftists, you can’t illuminate them”
Overall: Why’s Everybody Always Picking On Me
Lights: if something goes wrong, we’ll be blamed. We’re white.
Song: Eve of Destruction
Then, the one and only Cfbleachers wrote this clever description of Farm Neck Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard where our
hard working president is STILL vacationing.
You might be in Farm Neck if:
You might be in Farm Neck if you celebrate the Fourth of July by lighting the flag on fire.
You might be in Farm Neck if you flew in on your private jet to complain about carbon footprints.
You might be in Farm Neck if your foursome are all billionaires who give speeches about the evils of the 1%.
You might be in Farm Neck if the women have higher testosterone levels than the men.
You might be in Farm Neck if the New York Times is gospel and the Bible is fantasy.
You might be in Farm Neck if the men incessantly ride pink Barbie bikes and the women incessantly ride men.
You might be in Farm Neck if you believe ISIS and Iran need outreach and Israel needs to be slapped down.
You might be in Farm Neck if you advocate open borders from behind your high security gated community walls.
You might be in Farm Neck if every hand is manicured and the only calluses are from bad golf grips.
See you all next time a photo is worthy of a Tatler photo caption contest and the purveyor of this contest is back from vacation.
From Glenn Beck, but widely reported, was this photo of President Obama dancing the night away at Ann Jordan’s 80th birthday party held at Farm Neck Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard.
Well, considering the state of our union and the world, the optics of Obama’s vacation dance moves are so out of rhythm that even the French government was critical. The French Foreign Minister was quoted as saying, “When people are dying, you must come back from vacation.” Ooh la la, that must have hurt!
Here is a list of questions that demand answers from PJ Media’s brain trust of loyal caption contest followers:
What is the name of the song that is playing?
What is the name of the dance President Obama is doing?
What is the woman to the left of Obama laughing about?
Who is Obama’s dance partner?
Of course an overall photo caption is also needed.
Extra bonus: General “thought bubbles” from the lights above. (This is too good a visual opportunity to pass up.)
So have fun with this contest, or a least as much fun as Obama has being president as he goes from party to golf course to fundraiser to (fill in the blank.)
Thanks to everyone who entered our latest caption contest. Russian-American relations have never been worse and it’s all your fault.
In case you are joining us late, Dmitry Rogozin whose official title is Deputy Prime Minister of Russia – tweeted the subject of our latest caption contest as reported by Fox News. Now that everyone is up to speed, here are the winners.
Zipcode won the funniest caption award with:
Obama: The SPCA needs your help to place these three animals in a good home.
Zipcode also won an honorable mention for:
Putin talking to leopard: I’m sorry kitty but were out of Meow Mix, some mean man put a sanction on it.
JRSWINE cracked up the judges with this entry:
On the Left: a Bear with a Leopard. On the Other Left: a Bore with his pet Media.
Kuce had several winners:
Poodle thought balloon – “Feel that warm tingle down your leg? Well, you’re now just like Chris Matthews”
Obama thought balloon – “This poodle is racist”
Poodle thought balloon – “All things considered, I think I’d rather be on Romney’s station wagon”
Obama – “Get Valerie in here. This was supposed to make me look like the Dos Equis Most Interesting Man!”
RockThisTown scored twice with:
Putin: Has a SuperBowl ring he didn’t earn.
Obama: Has a Nobel Prize he didn’t earn.
Putin transfers a country, Ukraine, to his domain.
Obama transforms a country, America, to down the drain.
Cfbleachers is on a roll lately and here is why:
Putin: I hunt, I ride horses and I practice martial arts. My highest ranking officials are bursting with pride.
Obama: I throw like a girl, bowl like a spaz and my highest ranking subordinate goes skinny dipping. We invented the face palm.
Putin: I never hit the lynx. Obama: I always hit the links.
Putin: Meet my new pet. I teach it to capture prey. I call him Vlad the Impaler.
Obama: Meet my new pet. I teach it to roll over, fetch and play dead. I call it The Media.
Finally, the grand prize winner goes to cfbleachers OF COURSE for:
Putin: I can tame any feral beast. Obama: I’m dog sitting for Pajama Boy.
This is truly hilarious because who can forget health care Pajama Boy? Well, in case you have, here is a reminder of the fun our nation had playing with him.
See you all next time a photo is worthy of a Tatler photo caption contest OR if Dmitry Rogozin tweets again.
Oh no, he already has! Now he is making fun of that formally macho Vietnam War vet currently serving as our Secretary of State. Dmitry photo shopped John Kerry riding a pink Barbie bike around Nantucket, Mass.
This means war!
Oh wait, cancel the war.
Correction: Dmitry Rogozin did not tweet that photo. Our Secretary of State really does ride a pink Barbie bike around Nantucket. Please, pray for our nation!
Thanks to everyone who entered our very popular caption contest from July 29. If you are just joining us, please refer back to the original contest to better understand what you are about to read.
Due to the provocative questions raised by the purveyor of this contest, we had several categories of winners.
Let’s start with the most competitive category that asked:
“What is Abe Lincoln thinking as he watches over the dinner?”
The grand prize winner was cfbleachers with:
Abe: Even a house divided against itself cannot stand this guy.
And cfbleachers won a double grand prize with:
Abe–Four score and seven years ago Obama–Fore! Score? And seven holes ago?
MRG01 entered the winners circle with:
Abe Lincoln: All things considered, I’d rather be at the theater.
An honorable mention went to Me 2.0 for:
Lincoln: I knew Lincoln, and you, sir, are no Lincoln!
KUCE won a ribbon for:
Abe: “I fought the Civil War only for this guy to divide us again?”
Walterc earned a prize for:
The Lincoln picture is thinking, “please, shoot me now.”
The next category of winners answered the question:
“What would the Founding Fathers think of this White House statement?”
The grand prize was won by thesnake for:
Founding Fathers: “Dude, where’s my country?”
ME2.0 won again for:
Founders: King George’s revenge!
MrG01 also won again for:
Founding Fathers: WTF?!
The next category of winners was in response to the question:
“Is that a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz on Obama’s podium?”
KUCE won with:
Of course that is a Flying Monkey. Valerie Jarrett doesn’t leave home without them.
RockThisTown had a brilliant observation:
Is that a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz on Obama’s podium?
Either that or Obama’s Nobel Screech Prize.
Uncle Lar received an honorable mention for:
Might very well be a flying monkey, but to me looks more like a ruptured duck.
Cfbleachers, who is cleaning up in every category, won with:
The American eagle has formally been replaced by a gargoyle.
MRG01 scores again for:
Flying monkey: “Pay no attention to the man behind the teleprompter”
Our next contest question, “What is on the mind of the young man standing to the right of President Obama?” – was answered by Katherine in RB in the most politically incorrect manner:
“Did that woman just put on one of our table cloths?” (Woman at far left seated next to
the real President of the United States, Valerie Jarrett.)
Finally, we have the winners of the general caption category.
Spudnik won the grand prize with:
“As you can see from the portrait above me, some of our greatest presidents were Muslims!”
Spudnik also earned an honorable mention for:
“I don’t always leave the golf course. But when I do, it’s for something really important.”
Yoroscoe took home honors with:
“You didn’t build that Jihad.”
Belial Issimo received a trophy for:
“If you like your caliphate, you can keep your caliphate.”
USMCVet ranked high with:
You fine folks are the fabric of our great nation. It is great to get away from the hatin’.
Cfbleachers won the grandest of grand prizes for the overall contest.
His two winners in the general category were:
If Muslims built that…who exactly then are the people who “didn’t build that?”
Obama took time out from golfing and vacations to throw a tantrum at Israel and celebrate a holiday named after him. – Idle Fitter.
Thanks again to everyone who took the time to enter this contest. The contest was a reaction to an extremely controversial statement by President Obama which was widely reported everywhere except in the mainstream media. The remark was made at the White House during the Eid-al-Fitr dinner marking the end of Ramadan.
Usually this is the part when I say, “See you next time a photo is worthy of a PJM photo caption contest.” However, on Sunday an old friend sent me a photo/tweet which deserved my immediate attention. Thanks RB!
Now that photo/tweet is our newest caption contest already in progress. See you there!
On July 31, Dmitry Rogozin whose official title is Deputy Prime Minister of Russia – Head of the Military-Industrial Commission – Special Envoy of the President – PhD, tweeted the subject of our latest caption contest as reported by Fox News.
This is not a joke. Rogozin tweeted this photo with the caption, “We have different values and allies.”
Here is the photo tweet in context:
Please note that Rogozin’s tweet just above the Putin/Obama photo offers this patriotic message:
Congratulations to the staff, command and veterans of the legendary Airborne Troops of Russia on their holiday!
Now, the mission of PJ Media’s legendary caption contest writers on their summer holiday is to write an alternative sentence replacing, “We have different values and allies.” As usual, “thought bubbles” are also encouraged.
Finally, all entries must be classy, clever and incorporate the advice of our poodle lovin’ leader, who recently yelled, “Stop hatin’ all the time!”
Have fun and keep in mind that Obama might actually be holding a Rottweiler disguised as a poodle. Ya think?
The Drudge Report linked to this Breitbart piece which is the source of our contest photo.
At a White House dinner on July 28 celebrating the end of Eid-al-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan, President Obama released the following statement with the bold added by me for emphasis:
As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.
In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.
On behalf of the Administration, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration. Eid Mubarak
After you digest all that and realize the statement above was ACTUALLY MADE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, here are your marching orders. Besides writing a snappy caption to the photo itself, readers can provide answers to the following questions:
What is Abe Lincoln thinking as he watches over the dinner?
What is on the mind of the young man standing to the right of President Obama?
What would the Founding Fathers think of this White House statement?
Now, as with all contests, we must be nice and stay classy or the IRS will pay you a friendly visit. (Sorry, folks, crashing hard drives is no excuse for not cooperating.)
Finally, all contest participants must take a stab at answering the most pressing question of the day:
Is that a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz on Obama’s podium?
Caption Contest Winners: Obama Parties in Denver Because There are No National Crisis and the World is at Peace
Thanks to everyone who entered our latest successful contest.
Due to the high volume of
banana daiquiris clever entries, the judges “went ape” trying to determine the winners.
The grand prize winner for the first photo was RockThisTown with this amusing entry:
Obama with his Bronze Statue for “Best Performance in a Leading From Behind Role.”
Wintermute won with:
Wimp…Putin would have fist-bumped a live tiger.
Zip Code received high honors for two entries:
Man on left talking to Gorilla—- “See I told you he would not send you back to your country.”
Gorilla talking – “Hey bartender, no more drinks for this guy, he swears up and down that he is the President.”
Chris Henderson cracked up the judges with two winners:
The Planet of the (Photo) Ops
Obama meets with Dr. Zaius, the only “doctor” who approves of Obamacare. (Editor’s note: Another “Planet of the Apes” movie reference.)
shipley130 gave us: Obama’s 800 pound gorilla in the room moment…
fortibus85 had two winners:
“And then I told them I needed $3.7 billion to FIX it!”
The border burns while Obama fist bumps.
Now, here are the winners for the second contest photo.
Two co-equal grand prizes were awarded. The first one goes to Joe and Norma son for:
NYT headline: President Obama determined to mobilize trans-species voters for November election
The second was won by our Caption King, Chris Henderson:
“I see the meat for Michelle’s school lunch program has arrived.”
Joe and Norma son also had a winner’s circle caption:
Mr. President you are the perfect man to be the other half of my costume.
jdkchem entered the circle with:
The horse’s a$$ meets the rest of the horse.
Now, there is only one question remaining before we close out the contest: “Where in the world is cfbleachers?”
My guess is that he “voluntarily” enrolled in some graduate-level summer classes at Re-education camp. Please report in cfbleachers because no contest is complete without you!
See you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJ Tatler photo caption contest.
New Caption Contest: Obama Parties in Denver Because There are No National Crises and the World is at Peace
This contest photo illustrates that once again, our Fundraiser in Chief is out doing the job he thinks he was reelected to do – partying while the taxpayers work.
The photo came to my attention through BizPac Review in a re-post of BuzzFeed’s Jon Passantino’s series of photo tweets as he closely followed President Obama partying yesterday in Denver.
Passantino’s caption was, “Obama fist bumped a gorilla statue in a Denver bar tonight.”
Loyal caption contest followers can do better than that, so here are some ideas for captions and thought bubbles:
What is the gorilla statue thinking?
What or who else should Obama be fist bumping instead of a gorilla statue?
Then, here is another action photo from yesterday with a caption from Politico that I am sure you can also improve.
It is so much fun to be president!
For time and space considerations here was the winning caption from our last contest.
It was rbj for, “Mommy, can I please have some pie?”
Thanks to all who entered our last contest and for those who will be entering our new contest always remember to “Be nice and stay classy!”
Be sure to read Paula Bolyard’s report here at PJ Media about a little “crust-up” at the White House yesterday.
The controversy began after President Obama “joked” that the White House chef adds an additive illegal ingredient to his pies. This same substance is one that our president is known to have enjoyed in his wayward youth.
Now, because loyal caption contest followers know that the purveyor of these contests has a guaranteed one-way ticket to re-education camp, let’s hasten the voyage with this contest photo from 2008.
Here we see the “real president” and the soon to be inaugurated president inspecting pies at a deli in Chicago.
The caption and photo ran in a Washington Post piece dated December 10, 2010 with the headline:
Obama has not smoked for 9 months; his real weakness is pie, though
This 2008 photo and 2010 headline viewed through the lens of the current controversy ranks among our most contest worthy photos in recent memory. Therefore, it is up to you to give this photo the treatment it truly deserves.
No need to cut back on the crack or the calories for this contest!
Thanks to everyone who entered our latest, successful contest.
Now, good luck defeating that kick-a** IRS audit team who will soon be knocking down YOUR door! And here is why….
The grand prize winner was Allan Crowson with:
From: “I have a pen and I have a phone” To: “I have a chin and I have a cone.”
The rest of the winners were:
Chris Henderson with:
Ice cream courtesy of Ben & Ghazi’s
57 states 31 excuses flavors.
MeridianMan won with: Conehead.
Two from Cfbleachers:
Obama is celebrating his month of VA waiting list death march, IRS destruction of evidence, the economy contracting at an alarming rate, ISIS rampaging Iraq, and Obamacare second monthly payments evaporating. The path he’s charted for America has only one flavor. Rocky Road.
Eating ice cream like Jaws? Most people lick it. But as Putin, the Mullahs, Assad and ISIS have shown, Obama can’t lick anything.
RockThisTown gave us:
The President’s Top Ten favorite ice cream flavors:
10) Equal Distribution 9) Fudge on Everything 8) America Snickers 7) My Un-Rocky Road [to the White House] 6) Seventeen-Trillion Mint 5) Neapolitan Media Spin 4) Let ‘em Eat Cake 3) Michelle’s Vacation Delight 2) Choom ‘n Cherry Garcia 1) GNP Crunch n’ Slide
Here are the soccer photo winners.
The grand prize goes to wintermute for:
Soccer continues to grow in popularity and even America’s leader is known to relax while watching a World Cup match (also pictured, Barack Obama).
The second grand prize winner is CraigZ with: Obama in the Situation Room during the assault on Benghazi.
Wintermute also had a runner-up with: Hey, have the NSA pull up Merkel’s phone feed to see if she’s gloating about this.
Cfbleachers had several winners:
Some people say that Obama ignores world crises while watching sports on TV. That’s not fair. Sometimes he plays golf.
Obama and Jarrett sit and watch helplessly as yet another opponent delivers a crushing defeat. Oh, and they also watched soccer.
Why is Obama sitting around watching soccer? Because Air Force One doesn’t have a golf course.
Someone raised in Iran sits with someone raised in Indonesia to take time out from rooting against America.
(Editor’s note: Most people do not know that our “Madame President” was born and raised in Iran for the first six years of her in life.)
Allan Crowson had two winners:
Watching soccer: “Now THIS is what I’m talking about! I wish my foreign policy worked like this game: moving us forward by losing!”
Just like the Obama economy: all the good stuff’s at the top, with empty remnants of crumbs at the bottom.
Chris Henderson won with this amazing entry:
No wonder Obama likes soccer: It’s a Third World and European namby-pamby sport that often has no winners, is watched by rioting hooligans and has a red line drawn down the middle of the field that is crossed without penalty.
Zip Code (our newest Caption) King won with:
Mr President, Mr President, yoo-hoo Mr President:
(The emergency phone is ringing and all the lights are flashing.)
The President: Is there any popcorn left?
See you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJ Media photo caption contest!
Oh wait there’s more… I love this image from Roger Simon’s piece on the Blood Feud book (that I am reading as I post this contest because I can not put it down.) So go ahead and caption this image, courtesy of Ed Driscoll, if you are up for a deeper, longer and more expensive audit.
The subject of our latest caption contest is from New York Times staff photographer Doug Mills’ Twitter account.
Mills’ caption read: “President Obama takes a bite of his ice cream at the Grand Ole Creamery in Minneapolis.”
Now I bet a double scoop that PJ Media readers are capable of writing sweeter and creamier captions.
There are no rules for this contest but just a note of caution: Obama’s IRS may be under fire but still can make your life hot enough to melt all your ice cream.
Because Doug Mills’ Twitter account is a gold mine of contest worthy photos, below is another caption writing opportunity that will be sure to catch the eyes of IRS auditors.
“President Obama watches the USA vs Germany World Cup game aboard Air Force One en route to Minneapolis,” read Mills’ caption.
I expect loyal contest writers will score more goals with their captions than the USA scored against Germany.
Have fun and try to stay within bounds.
Thanks for all who entered our latest contest. As usual, PJM readers showed the world what great believers they are in, “Truth, Justice and the American Way.” (As an aside, the first person who can identify the character associated with that slogan receives a shout-out during our next contest.)
Now, the news is bad all around: the Middle East is imploding, it’s a free-for-all on our southern border, Putin is poised to conquer the Ukraine, and since our days as a great nation are numbered, without further ado, here are the winning captions.
There was one grand pooh-bah of a winner who deserves to wrap himself in the flag and that is RockThisTown who wrote the grand prize winning caption:
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses . . . yearning to get an EBT card.
And… RockThisTown had another winning caption that reflected a memorable Obama-ism of days gone by:
At some point, you’ve made enough American flags.
Our reigning Caption King, Chris Henderson was also a winner with a twist on another Obama-ism:
“Betsy Ross, you didn’t build that!”
Zip Code won with:
I came here for the American dream and now I find out even the ex First Lady is dead broke.
Then the great cfbleachers had several winners:
First, making light of the Democratic National Committee celebrating Flag Day with a photo tweet using red, white and blue bunting instead of a flag, he wrote:
Iraq collapsing into ISIS hands, Benghazi a swirl of deceit and corruption, Ukraine overrun by communist tanks. … Just when American morale needs a patriotic home run…Obama and the Democrats are bunting.
Second, because making fun of the IRS is just so easy these days (before they come after us) cfbleachers wrote:
All the real US flags were being held for safekeeping by the IRS…but they lost them.
Finally, because there is nothing important happening in our nation or the world, the Vice-President of the United States threw his annual first day of summer pool party this past weekend. Here is a photo of the jolly host with his water weapon of choice, a deadly super-soaker. This is not an official caption contest but I am confident you will all have some fun playing around with it. See you all next time a photo is super worthy of an official PJ Media caption contest!
Happy Flag Day! pic.twitter.com/I93jQ7ji1e
BizPac Review has what I am calling a “so sad it’s funny” post about the botched attempt by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to celebrate Flag Day on June 14. Instead of Old Glory the DNC tweeted our contest photo.
Now all PJ Media patriots can plainly see that this is not a traditional flag, but flag bunting normally used to decorate stages and tables on patriotic occasions.
This major national faux pas would be like using a GI Joe doll to represent Veterans Day. (Or submit your own analogy.)
Not only did the DNC tweet fail to honor the real Stars and Stripes of Flag Day but was there some perverse symbolism on display?
For example, the flag bunting resembles the Texas state flag and the child looks Hispanic. Was this image supposed to rally sympathy and support for thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who are flooding Texas and Arizona?
Was the DNC suggesting that all these children will soon be flag-waving Americans?
Was the DNC implying, “With his help, Texas will turn from Red to Blue?”
Was the DNC using Flag Day to further align the party with Hispanic voters?
What subliminal message was the DNC sending by not using a real flag on Flag Day?
Am I reading too much into this?
Your mission is to caption this photo, ask some questions, or offer some thought bubbles from either the flag bunting or the adorable little boy who might be President some day.
If you are mad as hell that the party in control of the White House and the Senate can not even properly tweet a flag on Flag Day, here is your chance to vent.
The only contest rule is TRY to stay somewhat classy and patriotic.
Finally, I could not resist and must pose the question, “Is this the future of Flag Day?”
Thanks to all who participated in our latest successful contest based on a MAD Magazine “movie” poster. The winning entries were judged on how well they improved upon the poster subtitle, “The Mission is a Disaster.”
There were numerous winning subtitles and one that blew us away with its subtle reminder that the Clinton’s might re-occupy the White House.
So without further adieu, the grand prize winner is JRSWINE for his R-rated subtitle, Trading Private Bergdahl: A Major Bowe Job
The second grand prize goes to Kuce for Trading Private Bergdahl: Because a bird in the hand is worth five in the Bush’s fault.
Here are the “rest of the best” in no particular order:
RockThisTown gave us –
Trading Private Bergdahl:
1. And granting him an Obamacare waiver, too!
2. “If I had son, well, OK, he wouldn’t look like Bergdahl…but the 5 terrorists I traded for him would!”
Allen Crowson won with – Trading Private Bergdahl: Maybe they will like us now.
Kuce cracked up the judges over and over with –
Trading Private Bergdahl:
1. Losing one man is a tragedy, but releasing five is a voting block.
2. From the creators of Sleepless in Qatar, and You’ve Got Ca-Mail
3. An EXPLOSIVE new release starring Mohammad, Larry, Curly, Shemp & introducing Abdul as Bob the Bombmaker
Patjenn entered the winners circle with:
Trading Private Bergdahl:
1. “But we got an Afghani Falafel recipe too.”
2. “Terrorism? What, Me Worry?”
Cfbleachers our Caption King emeritus entertained with:
Trading Private Bergdahl:
1.The Mission is the Message
2. Hey, We Fallujahed You Again
3. Obama Is Dead And The Taliban Is Resurrected
4. Lyin, Triggers and Beards, Oh My
And before cfcleachers got the contest memo about writing a new subtitle, he gave us: Shaving Private Bergdahl.
There were many more highly rated “subtitles” left on the cutting room floor so go back and read them all.
Meanwhile, continuing our D-Day theme (and if you missed it, a pictorial about my visit to Omaha beach) here is what our brave Commander in Chief was doing during the 70th anniversary ceremony.
I just could not resist spitting this one out (as he should have!) See you all next time a photo is worthy of a Tatler Photo Caption Contest.
Another movie poster caption contest, what fun!
Just in time for the 70th anniversary of D-Day we can all celebrate by captioning Trading Private Bergdahl.
The subtitle is “The Mission is a Disaster” but I know all of you movie fans out there can do much better.
I just LOVE this contest for two reasons.
First, I swear my teen-age personality was partially shaped by reading MAD Magazine in the late 60′s and early 70′s.
Second, since the D-Day anniversary is days away, and having visited the landing beaches two years ago, I am currently writing a D-Day piece highlighting some of my photos. So watch this space!
Now, get crackin’ on captions and think how proud General Eisenhower would be of our current Commander in Chief.
Thanks to all who entered our latest contest.
The entries reflected the brilliant (and in some cases) warped creative minds of our loyal followers. So keep up the great work!
To refresh your memory, the contest “mission” was for you to write a more colorful caption than the “official caption” from Politico: Covering Hillary — A short visual history.
We have a grand prize winner who perfectly fulfilled our mission.
So let’s hear it for Kuce who wins the George W. Bush “Mission Accomplished” banner with:
Covering Up Hillary – A Vast Write Wing Conspiracy
Kuce also wins a smaller banner for:
I suppose we should be grateful that one of the magazines was not Playboy.
Here are the rest of the best:
Ghanburi won with: “In search of a ‘reset’ button for collective memory.”
Chris in N.VA gave us: The Bill Of Victory — The Shrillary of Defeat (we hope!)
RockThisTown wrote this sexist-piggish caption that cracked up the judges:
Mag covers abound, but what difference does it make if the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is missing.
Allan Crowson wrote: Paid for by Media to Elect Hillary (MEH). So magazine cover editors won’t have to work as hard.
Chris Henderson (our reigning Caption King, but Kuce is coming on strong) rewrote the lyrics to that classic 70’s song, “Cover of the Rolling Stone.” Here is a link to the You Tube video if your aging memory is in need of a refresher.
Henderson wrote: A song about “Dr. Crook” with apologies to Dr. Hook:
Well, I’m a big left-winger
With golden cattle future fingers
And the media loves everything I preach
I fling platitudes to get people to the voting booth
At ten-thousand dollars a speech
I pass all kind of bills that give me all kind of thrills
But the thrill I’ve never known
Is the thrill that’ll getcha when I get my picture
On the cover of the Rolling Stone
Finally, you probably heard that our “Beloved Leader” made a surprise visit to Afghanistan over Memorial Day weekend
so his minions could “out” our CIA Station Chief to visit with our troops.
In honor of that noble deed, here is a photo for you to caption as a non-contest and to answer the question, “What is the meaning of Obama’s hand signal?”
Have fun and for once, you DO NOT have to be nice.
See you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJ Media Photo Caption Contest.
Our newest contest image is the visual that accompanies a Politico profile titled: What is Hillary Clinton Afraid Of?
The answer is “the media.”
Here is an excerpt:
When asked why Clinton hasn’t done more to reach out to reporters over the years, one Clinton campaign veteran began to spin several theories. She was too busy; she was too prone to speaking her mind and the like—then abruptly cut to the chase:
“Look, she hates you. Period. That’s never going to change.”
The caption for the interactive collage reads:
“Covering Hillary — A short visual history.”
Your mission is to write a more colorful caption.
Any of these covers viewed through the lens of history would qualify as its own caption contest, so together I expect this contest will be a real blockbuster.
For extra credit you can also write a “thought bubble” for any of the covers but PLEASE try to stay somewhat classy and respectful.
I am serious about the classy part!
Thanks to all who entered our latest contest where you were asked to write a second tagline to the movie poster’s tagline which read, “The mission is a fraud.” Or, just caption the movie poster.
We had many hilarious and snarky taglines that were entered and the best of the best warranted honorable mentions. Then we had one big winner.
The Oscar for “Best Supporting Tagline on a Faux Movie Poster” goes to (drum roll) Kuce for:
“One Man Can Make a Difference – This is Not That Man”
(While Kuce gives his speech and a kiss-kiss to the world, we cut to commercial.)
Now, here are the rest of the best.
RockThisTown had two winners:
Saving Barack Obama: The mission is to save America . . . from him.
Saving Barack Obama: Two teleprompters at a time.
Aharris flashed back to “Jaws” with: We’re gonna need a bigger vote.
Zip Code told us how he sees it: An out of focus production with no direction filmed in Disneyland!
Then our Oscar winner Kuce is back on stage for three more bows:
“I’ll be Barack”
2016: A Spaced-out Odyssey
“Abandoned by his mother. Mocked by Republicans. Can he save himself in time to save his golf swing?”
You all crack me up! So here is a bonus round where you can caption what Karl Rove is going to say next about Hillary. Since brain damage is now out of the way he must have something colorful up his sleeve. Have fun, even though this is NOT an “official” contest. But see you next time a photo is worthy of an “official” Tatler photo caption contest.
Drudge linked to this piece from the Washington Free Beacon:
Parody Obama Movie Posters Arrive in L.A. for President’s Visit
‘Saving Barack Obama: A Steven Spielberg Ploy’
Movie posters for a spoof entitled “Saving Barack Obama” have hit Los Angeles ahead of the president’s visit to the city.
The posters, which feature President Obama walking into the horizon between a pair of his teleprompters, have appeared on bus stops and benches throughout Los Angeles, including just outside Melrose Avenue, the main entrance to Paramount Pictures.
A parody of Saving Private Ryan the poster says it is “A Steven Spielberg Ploy,” and its tagline reads, “The mission is a fraud.”
The appearance of the artwork coincides with Obama’s visit to Los Angeles on Wednesday to receive a humanitarian award from Spielberg.
So, for all you loyal contest writers out there, here is your mission should you accept it:
Since the poster tagline reads, “The mission is a fraud,” you are instructed to write the second tagline.
Or, you could just caption the entire movie poster.
But, be nice because you would not want to insult anyone in Washington or Hollywood now, would you?
Thanks to everyone who entered our latest contest picturing President Obama “interacting” with ASIMO the robot. As usual, the entries showcased your unique brand of political humor so appreciated by PJM readers around the world. (I just made that up but it sounds authoritative.)
We have a grand prize winner who receives nothing but prestigious acknowledgement of his brilliance and that is priceless considering the stiff competition.
That person is Chris Henderson, our reigning Caption King for his entry:
The robot is not a U.S. Citizen, is not alive and pays no taxes…it’s the perfect Democrat voter!
The runner up is RockThisTown (another Caption King) who wrote:
“Finally! Someone who understands not having a birth certificate!”
We have several honorable mentions worthy of much applause.
gbone won with this gem: Pres. Obama makes an ASIMO of himself.
cfbleachers (our Caption King of Kings) gave us two winners:
You are programmed to do and say whatever your handler wants? We have the same thing back home. It’s called “the media”.
You have someone that makes you jump on command? Me too, but she isn’t with me on this trip.
(Editor’s question: Is cfbleachers referring to the First Lady or Valerie Jarrett?)
Allen Crowson had three winning Obama “thought bubbles:”
“So this is how we pivot to Asia…. Cool!”
“We definitely did not build that!”
“Oh, yeah. An all white robot. Get me Holder on the phone!”
Then our grand prize winner and runner-up had two more winning captions.
An un-American automaton with no brain, no heart and incapable of speaking without input from others…oh, and a robot.
“So we can not only redistribute wealth, we can now re-distribute intelligence?”
Finally, there are so many interesting photos of our Beloved Leader in action but not all reach the highest standards needed to qualify for a PJM caption contest. Below is one such photo from President Obama’s recent Asian trip. My caption is, “ Just two lonely guys hangin’ out at the local sushi bar on a hard days night.”
Now, I expect MUCH better captions from you.
Catch you all next time a photo does manage to reach those very high standards.
In the “you just can not make this stuff up” category is a headline today on Drudge Report: “U.S. President Bows to Japanese Robot.”
The Drudge link is to a Breitbart piece that begins:
During his visit to Tokyo, President Obama had a chance to meet ASIMO, a Japanese humanoid robot. ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, exchanged bows with the president before demonstrating that it could kick a soccer ball.
Yes, we realize that bowing is a Japanese custom, however, because President Obama has a history of bowing to men and now machines, our contest provides an opportunity to apply some of your creativity to his diplomatic style.
Here are some other “vintage” images for you to caption if our president bowing to a robot does not entirely satisfy your creative needs.
Thanks to all who entered our latest contest.
As we have come to expect from our brilliant PJM readers, the subtitles were clever, funny and politically astute.
The judges are now pleased to announce one grand prize winner and a host of honorable mentions.
The winner of our grand prize receives a discount coupon to The Gap, where, in case you forgot, Monica purchased her infamous blue dress.
The winning subtitle submitted by our “Caption King emeritus” cfbleachers is:
Hard Choices: But The Truth Was Not Among Them
Now we can all rest easy because Hillary’s new book title is complete.
Here are the honorable mentions that are VERY honorable.
joethefatman gave us: Hard Choices: Sex, Lies, and Benghazi
Walterc won with: Hard Choices: Pantsuit or Blue dress?
JRSWINE wrote: Hard Choices-Benghazi, Whitewater or Travelgate
David77 had several winners:
Hard Choices: Which right-wing conspiracy to dismiss
Hard Choices: Which reset button to press.
Hard Choices: Photoshop or Makeup for my book cover
Hard Choices: Elizabeth Warren or Sandra Fluke for my VP.
Hard Choices: Which American Ally to ignore
RockThisTown entertained with these clever titles:
Hard Choices: Solid color or pattern drapes for the White House.
Hard Choices: Bitterly clinging to power or divorcing it.
Hard Choices: Baking pies or making up lies.
Hard Choices: Which dish to throw at Bill.
Hard Choices: Save many lives or my one political life.
Our grand prize winner cfbleachers also had many more winners:
Hard Choices: Made Much Easier If You Have No Conscience
Hard Choices: Between Evil And Incompetence
Hard Choices: Pantsuit or Burqa
Hard Choices: Arrest and Jail An Innocent Videographer, or Just Kill Him
Hard Choices: MSNBC Or CNN Or NYT Better For My Propaganda?
Hard Choices: Use The IRS, the DOJ, or The EPA to punish The Enemies Listees
Finally, here is a photo that accompanies a piece today on The Daily Beast with the title: Hopelessly Devoted to Hillary. The piece is about Hillary groupies and I am not joking. The photo is worthy of a caption contest but you will all agree that we are suffering from Hillary fatigue at this moment.
Feel free to caption it anyway and see you next time a photo is worthy of a PJM caption contest.
To be released on June 10, Hillary’s new book entitled Hard Choices is crying out for a subtitle.
Here is the opening paragraph from the promo page:
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON’S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES, AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA’S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE.
Since our readers did such a terrific job with our last contest suggesting titles for Hillary’s then untitled book (all ignored however) here is your chance to write a subtitle.
To start things off here is mine:
Hard Choices: Does Bill use Viagra or Cialis?
Have fun but PLEASE keep it clean on this Holy Friday.
The only word I can use to describe our latest contest is AMAHZING!
Thanks to all who made this contest one of the best in the glorious history of PJM Photo Caption Contests. Our judges had a very difficult time selecting the winners and the criteria they used was, “Does it sound like a book title?” That is important to note because there were so many fabulous entries.
Our grand prize winner (of a future IRS investigation if SHE wins in 2016) goes to Booger2.0 for this gem:
I Slept With Bill Clinton and All I Got Was This Lousy Pantsuit
Booger2.0 also had an honorable mention for: It Takes an Intern
Our second grand prize winner is Fail Burton with:
The Beverly BillHillaries.
FromNJ was our third grand prize winner with:
Am I President Yet?
Here are all the honorable mentions:
David77: Stand by Your Man – How Hillary Clinton Failed as a Feminist
WWM: Hillary: The Difference She Doesn’t Make
SoIncredulous: It’s All President Obama’s Fault
Allan Crowson: It Fakes a Village (with apologies to Potemkin)
JRSWINE: How to Succeed in Politics without Doing Anything (Honest)
RockThisTown had four great entries: The Feminist’s Guide to Dodging Sniper Fire
How I Learned to Forgive Bill . . . & Monica, & Paula, & Gennifer, & Elizabeth, & the vast right-wing conspiracy. Wait . . . scratch those last 5.
Breaking the Glass Ceiling . . . One Bimbo Eruption at a time
Clinton Impeachment: The Sequel
Anna Beatriz: “Better than the Previous Occupant”
loveamerica: Smoke and Mirrors- How to tell lies and make people believe it
ISOaPBR: I’ll Get You, My Pretty (and Your Little Dog, Too)
Physics Geek had two clever titles: What To Expect When You’re Ruling and
The Liar, the Witch and the War Room
Kuce: Vast Right Wing Conspiracies for Dummies
Gbone: If You Fly Around A Lot, People Will Think You Are Doing Something
Fail Burton: Please Leave An Alibi At the Sound of the Beep
cfbleachers (The Great and Powerful) had these hilarious titles: I Don’t Bake Cookies, But I Helped Cook The Books
and It Takes A Villain To Raze A Country
Now speaking of the Clintons:
Below is “contest worthy” photo in need of a caption (but this is NOT an official contest.) The photo was from an article on a liberal-leaning website with the title and subtitle: “Send in General Bubba” and “Send In Bill Clinton to Save the Democrat Midterm Campaign.”
One can only imagine from his grave the real General Patton is swinging his famous pistols in disgust.
Finally, the above photo prompted me to tell you this worthless tibbit: In 1977 I had the opportunity to shake the hand of one of the men in this photo. Can you figure out which one? See you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJM photo caption contest and Happy Easter everyone!
Drudge has posted our contest image and is reporting:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new book on her time as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state will be released on June 10, her publisher says. Publisher Simon & Schuster said Wednesday that Clinton would share “candid reflections about key moments during her time as Secretary of State as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.” The book’s title and jacket design have not yet been released; the publishing date was released by the publisher on a website for the book: http://www.hillaryclintonmemoir.com/
STOP RIGHT THERE!
As I have indicated in bold, the book’s title has not yet been released. That means PJM readers have a unique opportunity to name her book. BUT, because of the passionate feelings many of you have towards Mrs. Clinton, please remember that this is a “family” website.
To start things off here is my title:
I Am Not A Rhymes With Rich
Have fun and be clever but NOT too mean.
Thanks to everyone who entered our latest contest. We had enough great quotations to fill our own “little red book” and forever banish Chairman Mao from the book writing business.
Not surprising, our own “Chairman” Cfbleachers provided us with much old Chinese and new Democrat wisdom. Here is a sample:
“Political work is the life-blood of all economic work.”
Obamacare shows that doing it this way causes clogged economic arteries.
“To read too many books is harmful.”
Ergo, reading a single security briefing could prove fatal.
“Let a hundred scandals bloom.”
As long as you own the media, it will be impossible to gain a whiff of their “fragrance.”
Kuce is awarded a Chairman Mao “workers cap” for these quotations:
“A dog on the plate is worth two in the bush”
- recipes from Chairman Mao, with forward by B.H. Obama
“It is necessary to investigate both the facts and the history of a problem in order to study and understand it.” Mao
“… it is just wonderful to be back in Oregon, and over the last 15 months we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in fifty …. seven states? I think one left to go.” BHO
RockThisTown provided us with this wisdom:
Mao: To read too many books is harmful.
Obama: To write too many books is harmful.
Gblumel gave us an idea for some commie-style economic stimulus: (Hey George, you should sell these at your country club.)
Get the whole series: Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, Che, Stalin, et al.
Now for the grand prize winners — who win nothing but grey moth-eaten Mao jackets.
JRSWINE is runner up for suggesting two new book titles:
The Quotations of Chairman Mao, by Mousie Dung.
The Quotations of Chairman Me-O, by BHO.
First place goes to RockThisTown for this Mao/Nixonian wisdom:
Mao: “Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution.”
Obama: “Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the IRS.”
Thanks again to everyone who submitted their version of wisdom and see you next time a photo is worthy of a Tatler photo caption contest.
Oh wait…. this photo from March 27 is almost worthy but not quite up to our high standards for its own contest. However, I am confident that you will have some fun imagining what Pope Francis is thinking.
Seriously, have you ever seen such a cast of characters in one PJ Tatler post? Nixon, Mao, Obama, Kerry and the Pope — there has got to be a joke in there SOMEWHERE.
‘LOL!’ Sen. Rand Paul cracks Obama, Pope Francis joke; Is this what Obama said?
Can PJM readers think of more confessions that President Obama might have had for Pope Francis?
I may be dating myself, but I remember a children’s T-shirt that used to be popular in tourist areas that read: “My (mom, dad, whomever) when to (wherever) and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.”
The phrase came to mind after seeing this headline today in BizPac Review:
Popular ”Obama as Mao” shirts pulled from shops for Michelle’s China visit.
As it turns out, the piece originated in the Weekly Standard:
According to the Weekly Standard, a pool reporter commented on a tip about merchants at t-shirt stalls being told to “temporarily suspend sales of t-shirts that show President Obama in a Mao hat.” The pool reporter added:
That tip turned out to be true. Several merchants denied carrying such items, but one merchant quietly took this correspondent to the back of her tent and showed off a whole box of the popular, normally seen t-shirts. As we were negotiating prices – she wanted 360 Yuan, or roughly $60, an outrageous starting price – other merchants came by, and in Chinese, told her to be careful. The merchant became visibly rattled and put the t-shirts away.
One of the commenters in the BizPac Review piece wrote that the shirts are available on ebay, so click on the link if you need to complete your spring wardrobe.
Another commenter mentioned, “If they sold the shirts here they would not make any money because today’s youth don’t know who Mao was.”
Just in case you too are a victim of public schools, here is a brief Wikipedia summary of that lovable character known as Mao Zedong.
A controversial figure, Mao is regarded as one of the most important individuals in modern world history. Mao is officially held in high regard in the People’s Republic of China. Supporters regard him as a great leader and credit him with numerous accomplishments including modernizing China and building it into a world power, promoting the status of women, improving education and health care, providing universal housing, and increasing life expectancy as China’s population grew from around 550 to over 900 million during the period of his leadership.Maoists furthermore promote his role as theorist, statesman, poet, and visionary. In contrast, critics and historians have characterized him as a dictator who oversaw systematic human rights abuses and whose rule is estimated to have contributed to the deaths of 40–70 million people through starvation, forced labor and executions, ranking his tenure as the top incidence of genocide in human history. (I added the bold.)
After being responsible for the deaths of 40 – 70 million people, perhaps comparing Obama to Mao is a stretch. However the t-shirt being pulled from the streets for Michelle’s visit is still a newsworthy story. However, I can not figure out if the Chinese are dishonoring Obama or honoring him since Mao is still very popular in China. Maybe someone can translate what is written on the shirt? (Hey Mike P. in DC your services are needed.)
Since I was a victim of public schools, what I remember most about Mao was his “Little Red Book” called Quotations from Chairman Mao.
Over the years I have occasionally co-opted that title as “Quotations from Chairwoman My My” when bestowing wisdom (??) on friends or business associates.
So for this contest please keep “Quotations from” in mind when submitting your entries.
Here is the book cover to jog your memory and you may also submit a new title or caption as part of the contest.
Our writers exceeded the judge’s high expectations with their bright entries for our dark photo caption contest.
We even had a grand prize winner who is a contest newbie and that is Makster with his entry:
US Capitol goes dark. America’s future is bright.
So thanks, Makster and we hope that you will continue playing along with our loyal readers who light up the web with their hilarious captions.
Here are the other entries that shined like stars over the dark Capitol.
Our reining Caption King, Chris Henderson had several creative entries:
Don’t panic. Obama’s teleprompter has its own back-up generator.
D.C. switches to Solyndra – loses A.C.
“If you like your electric power, you can keep your electric power.”
RockThisTown (another Caption King )had three winners:
Democrats’ plan for 2016 – keep America in the dark.
Obama turns the lights out so no one can see the latest unemployment numbers.
What happens when government redistributes light.
JRSWINE won with two catchy captions:
Perfect time to pass that Immigration Bill.
We have succeeded in lowering our carbon footprint.
At The Rubicon won with:
Thousands Lose Power. Women and Minorities Hardest Hit
David 77 gave us:
Don’t worry. With Pen and a Phone Obama will light the way (with his brilliant intellect)
Zip Code cracked up the judges with:
That should teach them not to buy a toaster made in China.
See you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJ Media Caption Contest!
But wait..if you call right now… (just kidding about calling) but do check out this video.
It takes you inside the twisted mind of a young left-leaning liberal who was once an Obamabot but now has turned against her beloved leader.
Watch how she burns her Obama campaign T-shirt in a rant where you will learn more about what young voters are thinking than any hand-picked focus group.
And yes, please comment and name this video.
A conservative political activist who happens to be a good friend of mine from the Washington D.C. area just sent me this image.
This post is not meant to be an “official” caption contest because we have one raging at the moment.
However, I could not resist sharing it and you can comment and caption as much as you like.
Last night a wind storm hit the Washington D.C. area and resulted in a power outage at the U.S. Capitol.
Of all the photos I considered to “capitalize” on this unusual event, the one I chose was from Twitter @ BuzzFeed Storm accompanied by the headline: U.S. Capitol plunged into darkness as power outage hits Washington D.C.
Now, I am not sure if the U.S. Capitol briefly plunging into darkness is of any long-term national or political significance, BUT I AM SURE that loyal caption contest followers will “capture” its appropriate meaning by submitting numerous
snarky political explanations.
Here are clips of the story as reported by Yahoo News with the headline I used for our contest:
US Capitol Goes Dark Thousands Lose Power
Washington (AFP) – The US Capitol building and other iconic Washington landmarks briefly went dark as powerful wind gusts also caused tens of thousands of people in the area to lose power.
The Capitol dome, where power was knocked out for about 30 minutes in a rarely seen event, was not the only building affected by the blast of colder air.
The “lose power” phrase in the headline intrigues me for it reflects the real loss of power experienced by our Legislative Branch under the reign of our current president.
Additionally, ‘Capitol Goes Dark’ is a gem of a phrase that just can not be ignored. So I would suggest that contest writers find ways to exploit these phrases and apply them to the current political arena.
Have fun with this one and remember:
Thanks to all who entered our latest successful (and hilarious) caption contest.
The sarcasm and humor present in these entries indicated a strong longing and attachment to your inner child. This was likely caused by excessively reading of MAD Magazine by flashlight, while under the covers during your early stages of personality development.
So now that Dr. Sigmund Freud has provided
me us with his expert analysis, it is time for the judge’s results.
We have a grand prize winner who goes by the name of “rbj.”
Mr. rbj is also one of our esteemed Caption Kings known for their creativity, intellect, patriotism and overall snarky-ness. (Is that even a word?) We shall now host a toast to rbj who wrote this gem (and several others great ones too.)
Everything Obama knows about world affairs he learned in kindergarten.
A second grand prize winner using this same theme goes to wintermute who wrote:
Obama finally releases his kindergarten transcripts.
Wintermute also earned an honorable mention for this entry:
Today’s expression of “deep concern” is brought to you by the letters D and B and the number 5.
The great and powerful cfbleachers had two winners:
One small child asked Obama about being allowed to say a prayer in school and he immediately had his lunch money audited.
At first I thought the rug was a new Chinese Zodiac and we were announcing the Year of The Horse’s Ass.
RockThisTown (another Caption King) earned several honorable mentions:
The President speaks to the last group with whom he still has some credibility.
“Kids, Just Say No to Rugs…like this.”
“Mamas, Don’t let your Babies Grow Up to be Community Organizers..”
Gallus had a winner with:
…and this is where I have my snack and take my nap–so kids, that’s how a President does a security briefing.
Kuce scores with:
Obama explains his foreign policy “OK kids, A is for Agitate, B is for Broke, C is for Crimea, D is for Don’t, E is for Engage . . . “
Chris Henderson keeps his title as reigning Caption King with these entries:
“And so children, that’s why my favorite letters are I. R. & S.”
His friends in the media swept a lot of dirt under that rug!
The Obama Presidency: A Tragic Carpet Ride.
Cold Bob earned an honorable mention for:
Yes Mr President, the kindergarten furniture does make you look more imposing.
Allen Crowson scores points with these three:
“Whoa! This is a tougher audience than the usual White House press corps.
“If you like your marbles you can keep your marbles.”
“So you see, boys and girls, the Constitution is made up of different combinations of the same letters you see right here under my feet. And that is why I can walk all over it.”
Mandy Manners showed manners with:
“Boys and Girls, can you say ‘ICBM’?”
There were many more terrific entries, but not enough space to display them all, so just go back to the contest and have a good laugh (or cry because they all reflect some truth.)
Finally, the opening reference to MAD Magazine was a result of a serious question my 88-year-old mother asked me recently after reading one of my posts:
“Myra, remember how you used to read MAD Magazine all the time, do you think that affected you?
I will leave the answer up to you and see you next time a photo is worthy of a PJM Tatler photo caption contest.
WAIT!! Hold the presses! A friend from Washington D.C. (thanks RB) just sent me this photo as I was about to post this piece. This is not a contest, but you will enjoy “putting around” with it. The caption read:
“Another Golf Match With Putin.”
Thanks to everyone who entered our “Obama Rocks Jeans While Putin Moves Tanks” caption contest.
As usual, the entries were so clever and funny that I could hear all the judges laughing out loud while trying to determine the winners.
It turned out the grand prize winner was someone very familiar to contest fans for he is our reigning Caption King, Chris Henderson.
Seriously Chris, how DO you do it?
Contest after contest (except when you were vacationing in re-education camp) you write these amazing captions that perfectly captures the essence of the photo.
Here is why Chris is King of the Caption Kings:
Ronald Reagan: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Barack Obama: “Mr. Putin, please take my call!”
“Look here Putin, either you behave or I will unleash the West’s most destructive force ever on you…ObamaCare!”
“‘Ukraine?’ I thought you said “cocaine.” So I’m no longer interested.”
OBAMA: “Hello?” VOICE ON OTHER END OF THE PHONE: “This is the 80s. Do you want your foreign policy back?” (Editor’s note: Click here for news background on this caption.)
And there were many more! So just go back to the contest and read them all.
Now, besides Chris we had numerous other winners. Here they are and I dare you not to LOL.
AFBlue won with: “Thank you for calling the Kremlin. Your business is important to us..”
RockThisTown had several winners:
Well, Crimea . . . . river! You don’t have Leno laughing at you every night anymore!”
Resolute Desk by Queen Victoria, Designer jeans by Bugle Boy, President by low-info voters.
“Vlad, you better cut it out in Ukraine – these jeans are stone-washed!”
FunJohnny had me LOL with this one:
Ya better wise-up, Vlad…I’ve put my man pants on. And, in case your wonderin’ — it Depends.
CraigZ won with: Sorry, gotta go. GQ’s here for the shoot.
Cfbleachers another “King of Caption Kings” had several winners, as usual:
Obama has a pair of jeans and a way to deal with a foreign policy crises….. Guess.
“I have a phone…I just don’t answer it”
Vlad, it’s March and you know what that means…have to fill out my bracket picks!”.
Kuce had this clever entry:
“Would you quit with the ‘protecting Russian speakers’ thing? Mexico is starting to get a few ideas.”
Allan Crowson scored with these two:
“Vladimir, they assured me you were in the tank, just like the media. What do you mean, you’re in *a* tank?”
“Yes, that’s right. I have a pen, and I uh have a phone. I’m using it right now. What’s that? You have an army, and you have a backbone, and you’re using it right now. Yes, I understand.”
Daniel in Brookline cracked up the judges with this one:
“Vlad, you’d better stop. I have the Washington Post on line 2, and they’re ready to write you up as a racist. You heard me? RACIST!”
Thanks again loyal contest fans for taking the time to enter and see you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJM Tatler photo caption contest.
Today, this photo was brought to my attention in an email with the subject line: “Begging for a caption contest.” Do you agree?
It was New York Times photographer Stephen Crowley that took and tweeted the photo.
The caption accompanying it read: Obama, “We believe the Ukrainian people should be able to decide their own future.”
Now, at this writing, it looks as if Putin is not planning on invading Ukraine. Does that mean Putin “has blinked,” and WWIII has been delayed? Does it also mean that Putin can now return to his normal bare-chested manly activities?
Meanwhile, let’s discuss the parameters of this new caption contest.
It is my theory that the White House advance team is working for the Republican National Committee. If not, how on earth could they let President Obama speak while standing on this rug? What is also amazing timing is that two days ago on Fox News Sunday, Mike Rogers (R-MI) Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee told Chris Wallace, “I think Putin is playing chess and I think we’re playing marbles.”
So now Obama is showing us the rug on which he actually plays marbles! Children and world leaders everywhere are delighted!
Seriously, is the White House gang responsible for this rug speech the same ones who released the photo that is the subject of our latest caption contest currently raging?
That one features an equally politically embarrassing “official White House” photo of Obama wearing tight jeans while talking on the phone with President Putin in the Oval Office.
Both photos, days apart, indicate that something has gone terribly wrong in the
White House Office of Smoke and Mirrors “Optics Department.” Can anyone guess what has caused this breakdown?
While you are pondering that question, let’s have some fun with this stately new presidential rug, playing or losing one’s marbles, and the guy in the door to the left that is wondering, “Am I about to get fired?”