Caption Competition #11 and #12!

As we’re a week late with the Caption Competition we thought we’d treat you to a double decker this week. We’ve got two, count ’em, two, pictures for you to provide your eloquent and witty captions for.

But first, let’s see who won number 10 in our popular competition. There was a lot of good entries for this penguin-themed picture, so rather than limit ourselves to one winner we picked a few. The winners are, in no particular order: Sophie, Adam Lappin and TheTrueScotsman, with the following respective captions:

I’m sorry, but is this where we audition for the Linux Mascot Competition?

What do you mean I’m adopted?!?!

(small penguin in the middle) Right, now tell my brother what you just called me?!

Well done one and all!

Now, onto this week’s bumper pack of pictures. Feel free to provide a caption to either picture, or to both if you’re feeling greedy! Picture number 2 is of course the fabulous Phil Plait of the Bad Astronomy blog, live on-stage at TAM.

What should be the caption for the picture(s) below?


  1. #1 by Howard Yeend on October 12, 2010 - 22:41

    #2 – Phil always liked to start the annual microphone eating championship with some flair.

  2. #2 by Rob McD on October 13, 2010 - 10:05

    Despite his best efforts, Phil was unable to generate enough suction to dislodge the mic from it’s stand.

  3. #3 by John on October 13, 2010 - 11:02

    Picture 1

    The Tom and Jerry/Herbie crossover show was doomed form the start

  4. #4 by Michael Gray on October 13, 2010 - 12:27

    #1: “Herbie, the love bug, experiences puberty.
    #2: Phil Plait demonstrates “how not to be a dick”.

  5. #5 by Andy Wilson on October 13, 2010 - 12:54

    #2 Seriously, it was this big and if it fell from the skies it would’ve been moyda

  6. #6 by Andy Wilson on October 13, 2010 - 12:55

    #1 Hippy scientist denies rabbit/car teleport experiment

  7. #7 by malvickers on October 15, 2010 - 15:10

    A pink Morris Minor is seen to leap on top of a building saying Eeeeeeek!

  8. #8 by malvickers on October 15, 2010 - 15:11

    Phil gives up astronomy to try out for a Three Tenors gig.

  9. #9 by Blair Donaldson on October 17, 2010 - 07:12

    #1 German researchers develop the genetically modified mouse.
    #2 an embarrassed Phil temporarily confusing haemorrhoids with asteroids

  10. #10 by Blair Donaldson on October 18, 2010 - 04:25

    #1 results of a German homoeopathic weight-loss trial on mice
    #1 German researchers discover unique growth gene in mice

    #2 Phil distracting the audience after inadvertently confusing haemorrhoids with asteroids

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