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Caption Competition #3

Once again, it was difficult to choose a winner from last week’s competition so we’ve another joint win for you this week. Last week we showed you this picture and asked you to come up with a caption for it. We got a lot of entries, mostly involving Marsh’s crotch, but we were never going for highbrow with that picture.

The two winning entries were from John, who posted first with this caption:

“It was considered important that the new tory mp had actually met a black man…”

And from Michael, with this lengthy imaginary conversation between Mike and Marsh:

Marsh: “His batteries don’t really last long enough, although a toaster would have been more reliable, but mono-functionality is sooo last year.”

Mike: “I may go for a Debenham’s list for my wedding gifts.”

Marsh: “Playin’ it safe.”

Mike: “No I just can’t see the need for ‘one of those’.”

Marsh: “I haven’t shown you the ‘executive options’ pack.”

Special mention goes to Adam, Jo and LucasRandall, who all came close to winning.

No crotch-related imagery in this week’s picture, at least we don’t think so. You may prove us wrong. Get your imagination ready.┬áHere’s this week’s picture, from



Caption Competition #2

Hello again, caption creators! We got a great response for our first edition of the Caption Competition. It’s been very difficult to choose a winner from the treasure trove of wit sent our way, but after much debate and drama we whittled it down to two, who will be the joint winners of our very first Caption Competition.

The winners are:

Philby63, with this imaginative and athletic offering:

“After being harangued for twenty minutes with a bizarre and sometimes violent diatribe on why Jim Morrison was the reincarnation of Rameses II, David Aaronovitch responds in the only possible manner – by recreating the haunting, diaphragmic scream of a dying manatee.”

Bill Blunt, with this shorter but no less funny offering:

“For some reason, David had imagined the endoscope would be a little smaller.”

Congratulations to both of them. Special mention should go to Hayley, Paul Smout, Jon D and Matthew Partridge, who all came very close to winning.

So here we are again, with another photograph for you, this time featuring our very own Mike Hall and Michael Marshall. Train your caption-creating synapses upon the photograph below: