Caption Competition #1

We’ve been running our What Is It? competition for a while now, and while it’s been great fun the last thing we want to do is be predictable. Because, you know, you’re all smart and easily bored, etc.. So, taking inspiration from some of the comments for our last competition, we thought we’d leave What Is It? by the wayside for now and try out a brand new caption competition instead.

It’s pretty self-explanatory. As per usual, no-one wins anything except our undying love/eternal derision (depending on if we like your caption). Each week we show you a new photograph and you all get to show off how witty you are by submitting a caption for the photograph in the comments field below. Then you get to feel all warm and tingly inside with the smug satisfaction of a joke well delivered.


Here’s the first photograph in our Caption Competition, featuring our very own Andy Wilson and the superb David Aaronovitch:

You're the ones thinking of a caption, not us!

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  1. #1 by philby63 on July 21, 2010 - 09:58

    After being harangued for 20 minutes with a bizarre and sometimes violent diatribe on why Jim Morrison was the reincarnation of Ramses II, David Aaronovitch responds in the only possible manner- by recreating the haunting, diaphragmic scream of a dying Manatee.

  2. #2 by Mathew Partridge on July 21, 2010 - 10:09

    Two spring to mind

    ‘Wow David, you really do have a filling that looks like Jesus!’

    or the more obvious answer

    ‘David you can’t possibly swallow the mike AND the cable’

    and its time I got back to work, stop distracting me!

  3. #3 by Marsh on July 21, 2010 - 10:40

    How about:

    “Look, I know you’re the speaker here, but how about we conspire to do a fucking sound check?”

  4. #4 by Jon d on July 21, 2010 - 10:42

    David entertains the skeptics with a demonstration of his wild bird calls and spoon bending.

  5. #5 by Hayley on July 21, 2010 - 11:49

    Can’t believe noone has said it already, but…

    “You want to do WHAT with that microphone?!”

  6. #6 by Simon Nurse on July 21, 2010 - 13:29

    ‘Into the microphone David, not the f*cking speaker’

  7. #7 by Paul Smout on July 21, 2010 - 13:43

    “.. and I’ll tell you another thing, I’d be pissed off too, if I’d been accused of cheating in the “What is It” quiz by the person who writes the mini-blog. That’s twice on this site that he’s been accused of cheating, its just not on. These are the injustices that are still happening today in a post-Thatcher Britain.”

  8. #8 by John on July 21, 2010 - 14:45

    AAAAH – look are you sure you’re a doctor?

  9. #9 by jon d on July 22, 2010 - 00:28

    I give up david – where is the cue ball?

  10. #10 by Paul Smout on July 22, 2010 - 09:59

    “… see. All gone. Told you I could swallow a who bag of scratchings in one go.”

  11. #11 by Michael on July 22, 2010 - 12:19

    Andy: “By Jove you’ve eaten Mike Hall’s head! ”

    David: “It’ll teach the twat to turn off his mobile phone when I’m giving a talk”

    Andy: “In this case the sentence DOES fit the crime”

    David: “Precisely! My good man”

  12. #12 by Simon Nurse on July 22, 2010 - 12:33

    ‘Laid down on an old 8 track with a boozy supporting choir, Aaronovitch’s version of ‘Paranoid Android’ really rocked the joint’.

  13. #13 by Michael Gray on July 23, 2010 - 04:59

    No Alien there…

  14. #14 by Andy Wilson on July 23, 2010 - 08:22

    Andy, I just want to say what a great job you did with the sound. And the Q&A was really entertaining. You really don’t get the credit you deserve for all the hard work you put into MSS. Have you thought of writing a book?

    At least that’s the way I remember it đŸ™‚

  15. #15 by Jules on July 23, 2010 - 15:02

    Andy “Woah you’re right that does look painful. maybe someone could recommend a homeopathic dentist for you?

  16. #16 by Michael on July 23, 2010 - 18:54

    David “Andy, I have noticed that no-one gives you any credit, so hang on. Here is some Tikka Masala from last night on its way……”

  17. #17 by Bill Blunt on July 24, 2010 - 07:08

    For some reason, David had imagined the endoscope would be a little smaller…

  18. #18 by Michael on July 26, 2010 - 19:20

    Andy “I did my part”
    David “I forgot the Vaseline”
    Andy “This may be a touch sore then”
    David “Cripes”

  19. #19 by Paul Smout on July 30, 2010 - 14:40

    Aaronovitch answering Andy’s question: “Timotei Golden Highlights and then I follow up with Sunsilk jojoba conditioner”

  20. #20 by chrriss on August 9, 2010 - 22:17

    Shane Richie refrained from singing in the Karaoke due to the nodules on his tonsils.

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