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Caption Competition #20

Greetings and salutations from the Caption Competition department! We hope you’ve all had a great Christmas and New Year. Our last picture was of a decidedly Christmassy nature and we got some great responses. However, the clear winner was also the first entry to hit the stands. Clear, to the point, and it had a good pun. We like a good pun. It was from Rich, and it was this:

No room at the bin.

Well done, Rich! We hope winning this competition has made your Christmas ever so slightly more Christmassy. It probably hasn’t, but then Santa doesn’t exist so someone’s got to put the effort in, haven’t they? Next year, we’re going to deliver copies of The God Delusion down the chimneys of unsuspecting houses. Or something by Jane Austen just to fuck with people’s heads. Either way, we’re going to own Christmas next year!

So, slightly later than intended, here is the latest Caption Competition, with added furriness. What should be the caption for the picture below?



Caption Competition #19

Last week we showed you two stills from our recent live edition of Skeptics With a K and invited you to be witty, as we do. The chosen winner this time round is Nate, who simply stated:

This is why podcasts are audio only.

Who can argue with that?

You may have noticed that it’s Christmas! So, in keeping with the spirit of the season we have a typically Christmassy picture for you. Whilst we have your attention we’d also like to wish you all the best for the new year from all of us here at the MSS. But more importantly…

What should be the caption for the picture below?



Caption Competition #18

Ahoy there, fellow skeptics! It’s been a while, due to scarcity of funny pictures and that life thing getting in the way. Hope you’ve all coped without your weekly diet of caption-hungry photographs?

The winner of our last competition is Wyn, who provided this caption:

Drug squad prepares for reclassification of meow meow.

Congratulations to Wyn. Your cheque for a million pounds is in the post.

As some or all of you may be aware, we recently streamed our latest episode of Skeptics With a K live, in conjunction with real-time interaction via twitter with our faithful fans. We not only streamed the audio but the visual, too, so you were able to see, thanks to the wonders of the internet, the complex technological juggernaut that is the recording of our popular podcast. It may have seemed like three blokes in a back bedroom talking cobblers, but that’s just because you all need glasses.

To celebrate that special episode of Skeptics With a K, we have two screengrabs of the recording itself, courtesy of Hayley Stevens of the British Anomalistic Research Society. Hayley is our Skeptics in The Pub speaker for tomorrow night at Liverpool Skeptics in The Pub, details of which can be found here. It will no doubt be a highly entertaining talk, which all of you should attend, especially if you entertain doubts about the way in which some paranormal investigators ‘investigate’…

You can leave your captions for either/or of the pictures, or both if you wish. The choice is yours. But leave them in the comments fields below if you can. It gets difficult to track entries that are left on Twitter.

So, you all know the score by now: what should be the caption for the picture(s) below?



Caption Competition #17

The winner of last week’s competition is Paul Smout, who delivered this offering:

And STILL nobody takes the community support officer seriously.

Congrats to Paul.

And now from daleks to cats and dogs…

What should be the caption for the picture below?



Caption Competition #16

Last week we showed you this picture of the muppets looking rather more sinister than they normally do. The winning captions were this one from Jeff:

Cancelled you say?!!

And this one from Tom Williamson:

This episode brought to you by the number “4″ and the letter “Q”.

Well done, Jeff and Tom!

Without further ado, let’s move on to this week’s picture.

What should be the caption for the picture below?



Caption Competition #15

Last week we showed you this picture of Richard Wiseman, George Hrab and Phil Plait on stage at TAM 2009.  As usual, we got some great replies, although surprisingly not one got comic mileage from the blatantly ridiculous pose Richard Wiseman is striking. Ah well…

The winner this time round was Malvickers, who wrote this:

ZZ Top, shaved. (well, have you ever seen them in the same room?)

I haven’t seen them in the same room. But then I’ve never seen any of them in any room beyond in a picture or on TV, so for all I know they’re the fictional creations of clever skeptics.

Except for Geo, who’s real enough to be master of ceremonies for QEDcon this coming February…

See what I did there?

Anyway, that’s enough plugging. Time for this week’s picture.

What should be the caption for the picture below?