Patterico's Pontifications

11/18/2012

Caption Contest

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:40 am

UPDATE: It’s not a photoshop.

137 Responses to “Caption Contest”

  1. “I think they found our ‘drafts’ folder.”

    Patterico (8b3905)

  2. Popstar President takes lessons in petulant pouting

    JD (185efa)

  3. “So this is the face you make when something is like soooo uncool!”

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  4. We know you have more gold than that buried in your backyard; fork it over.

    Steve57 (7a880e)

  5. “Like, no, we are never, never, ever going to come to an agreement about that!”

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  6. “four pounds of backbacon, three French toast, two turtlenecks and a beer in a tree”

    Colonel Haiku (3bae39)

  7. like their brains, their mouths always skew leftward

    Colonel Haiku (3bae39)

  8. “Like A Boss”

    entered by daughter, I don’t know what it means, I’m told the young lady is one of the Olympic gymnasts, mickahi maroni or some such,. without the gymnast outfit and gymnast hairdo and gymnast make-up i have no clue, could have been from “Twilight”

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  9. “The kid hasn’t learned to look at the camera yet”.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  10. “You have a piece of arugula in your teeth.”

    jasond (ead346)

  11. “… And then Michelle looks at me like this.”

    Ghost (2d8874)

  12. President Obama and Fancy-Pants Guest, surveying the American People and Not Liking What They See

    Leviticus (1aca67)

  13. Silly conservatives! Who do you think is going to pay for it?

    PP_troller (2018b7)

  14. “a trillion here, a trillion there… pretty soon you’re talking real money”

    Colonel Haiku (f279fe)

  15. Pop star tries to teach the President to tie a cherry stem with tongue alone.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  16. President attempts mental gymnastics, but fails.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  17. Hamas politburo levelled by scrapies and Hellfire rockets:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/israel-targets-and-kills-senior-hamas-operative-yehia-bia-in-gaza/

    Valerie Jarrett heart-throb unimpressed.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  18. Michelle explains to husband why he cannot keep his new office intern, and how people are laughing behind his back about the situation.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  19. Is this the Olympics pouter? That what she got was not enough?

    Edward Abbey, “If a man ain’t happy with what he has, maybe he should have nothing at all”. (Can be made sex and age neutral.)

    nk (875f57)

  20. Please tell me it’s a photoshop.

    nk (875f57)

  21. Valerie Jarret explains that the CIA’s Benghazi report was redacted due to her cat walking across her keyboard.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  22. “Obama tries to be unimpressed by McKayla.”

    Yes, McKayla Maroney is not impressed, is the meme. One image and you’re stuck with it forever.

    meme from DailyMail

    Other faces

    htom (412a17)

  23. 21.Valerie Jarret explains that the CIA’s Benghazi report was redacted due to her cat walking across her keyboard.
    Comment by Kevin M — 11/18/2012 @ 11:42 am

    Kevin, I think they would find that amusing and worth a laugh rather than a dismissive look, but I do like the concept.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  24. UPDATE: It’s not a photoshop.

    Patterico (8b3905)

  25. Reagon had his jellybeans, I have my lemon drops.

    Bad Science (aec97c)

  26. “So that’s all you built?!”

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  27. The daughter (my the daughter) and I have an argument. Is meme pronounce mee-mee or mim?

    And, MD, I need advice about telling my pubescent to “kiss the boy”. Kids, these days. I … when I was I was five.

    nk (875f57)

  28. From the article:

    And it seems the now-iconic scowl has resonated with President Obama too. “I want to talk to you one second about the face,” he told Maroney during the team’s visit. “I pretty much do that face at least once a day.”

    Funny thing: We do that face when we think of you, Mr. President.

    Patterico (8b3905)

  29. I think we need Icy and Haiku.

    Patterico (8b3905)

  30. McKayla: What you want Biden for?
    Obama: Hair restoration clinics were my second biggest contributors.

    nk (875f57)

  31. It wasn’t really about the judges or finsh, there are photos of her making that face when she was straightening from blowing the dismount. She knew she’d lost before they confirmed it. Self-disapproval, which I somehow doubt 0 ever feels. Probably why he needs practice.

    And I think it’s wonderful how she’s turned it into something positive.

    htom (412a17)

  32. Hey Gepetto, Quit pulling so hard on the cheek strings.

    mg (31009b)

  33. There was a girl named McKayla,

    You don’t pick your parents so you can’t blame her.

    [for how she was named].

    She played hard but didn’t get what she wanted,

    So now she’s famous for the way she pouted.

    nk, an eccentric poet (875f57)

  34. Poetry, guitar playing (and I mean guitar not lyre), and singing, were Olympic events for people too old to run or wrestle. I’ll take on Icy and Haiku.

    nk (875f57)

  35. “Silly bloggers…thinking that I care.”

    Jeff (012c66)

  36. Obama got himself made President,
    But all he wanted was to be White House resident.
    He said to Valerie, “Just get me my salary,
    My pension, and library”.

    nk (875f57)

  37. Should we allow Meghan McCain to join the Democrat Party?

    Dirty Old Man (dc479b)

  38. Later, the President demonstrated his signature “resting head against middle finger” gesture meaning much the same thing.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  39. There are people here who compete,
    But when it comes to words I cannot be beat.
    Words are a curse or a blessing.
    Take your choice.
    And bless or curse Who gave us voice.

    nk (875f57)

  40. Yeah, don’t worry, McKayla. Michelle’s brussel sprouts just cause that sometimes. Here at the White House we have fun and call it syncronized farting. Man you should hear Valerie sometimes. She really let’s em rip.

    elissa (9cad09)

  41. “Lousy algebra worksheets!”

    Jack Klompus (28be37)

  42. “McKayla, this is how I get the press eating out of my hands.”

    AZ Bob (1c9631)

  43. Michelle, that might be funny in elevators, but not in the Oval Office.

    norcal (fbe2a6)

  44. nk, it’s pronounced “meem”; it’s derived from “gene”, which is pronounced “jeen”.

    Milhouse (15b6fd)

  45. elissa beat me to it.

    norcal (fbe2a6)

  46. “Idiot.”

    McKayla to Obama and Obama to McKayla. Closest, I think.

    nk (875f57)

  47. Urkel: still annoyingly unpopular.

    Patricia (be0117)

  48. “America is not impressed.”

    KP (d68c10)

  49. Danke, Milhouse.

    nk (875f57)

  50. “You’d think they’d be thanking us.”

    no one of consequence, née noyk (55e8f9)

  51. norcal–heh, do you think that’s evidence of a “great minds” thing we have going or something else?

    elissa (9cad09)

  52. elissa, it’s either great minds or much experience with flatulence. :)

    norcal (fbe2a6)

  53. “McKayla, do you think that dress makes Michelle’s butt look too big?”

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  54. See you there, noyk.

    nk (875f57)

  55. Try as he might, the President’s legendary ears will not wiggle.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  56. The first lady shows off her new 3-inch heels.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  57. “The turkey knew he was going to have to reach giblets deep within himself to win his Thanksgving reprieve, as his tap-dancing homage to Tommy Tune failed to impress…”

    Colonel Haiku (c9188e)

  58. “The private sector is doing fine.”

    AZ Bob (1c9631)

  59. Pictured: a great American whose life is a testament to the idea that hard work, dedication, sacrifice, and teamwork can accomplish great things, and President Barack Obama.

    JVW (4826a9)

  60. four people i don’t know, don’t want to know, and who i would not mourn for a moment if they were to drop dead right now.

    the lowliest GI serving today means more to me than any of those pictured here.

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  61. “Pass a budget?”

    EPWJ (8a4ca7)

  62. __________________________________________

    Pictured: a great American….and President Barack Obama.

    That’s a good one.

    As revealing as that photo is, it doesn’t make me want to snicker and sneer at Obama nearly as much as the ones that showed him bowing like a servant in front of foreign dignitaries.

    Anything is possible, but I’ll be surprised if historians in the future (who are impartial observers) don’t assess this country as hitting its peak before and then entering a moment of sea-change decline during the era of President “Goddamn America.”

    Mark (52bc92)

  63. Silly.

    The Emperor (b2c6a3)

  64. Chimperor is a hater of humor.

    JD (318f81)

  65. See you there, noyk.

    Comment by nk — 11/18/2012 @ 1:26 pm

    Hey nk…!

    no one of consequence, née noyk (55e8f9)

  66. I was never one for disappointment, nooc nee nyok.

    But, as you wish.

    nk (875f57)

  67. Two BRATZ

    Both of whom are spoiled rotten and need to have their self esteem deflated.

    Jcw46 (f23062)

  68. I was never one for disappointment, nooc nee nyok.

    But, as you wish.

    Comment by nk — 11/18/2012 @ 3:18 pm

    Heh. Been here so long I figured noyk doesn’t really work anymore.
    But really the new (permanent) nick’s in honor of the 25th anniv of one of the best movies evah.

    no one of consequence, née noyk (55e8f9)

  69. McKayla, at least, worked a bunch to get where she got. I wish the little girl only well and I appreciate her funning her pouty self.

    nk (875f57)

  70. this is a hilarious thread, by the way.

    And if you disagree with me, you, sir or madam, are worse than Hitler.

    no one of consequence, née noyk (55e8f9)

  71. It’s refreshing that a prima donna can poke fun at herself; what a teachable moment for Obama.

    I think the photo is cute, I would no matter who the president was.

    What’s really troubling me, however is what’s going on with the leg of the attractive woman in navy blue? Did her left leg get bent backwards? Is that a grimace manifesting itself into a beautiful smile? What is going on there?!

    Dana (292dcf)

  72. Oh hi, NOYK. Where’ve you been? Hope you stick around….you’ve been missed,

    Dana (292dcf)

  73. Read the (William Goldman’s) book long before I saw the movie. The movie was better. It happens sometimes.

    Hang around, if you would. We’ll exchange quips and waste Patterico’s bandwidth.

    nk (875f57)

  74. I am for a consistent internet identity but this from the Odyssey.

    My Name Is Nobody (875f57)

  75. I like the Nobody from “Dead Man” better.

    Leviticus (17b7a5)

  76. “My Name is Nobody” is from the Odyssey, not the bird story.

    nk (875f57)

  77. Spit or swallow?

    Man Mountain Molehill (d5ffcc)

  78. Comment by Man Mountain Molehill — 11/18/2012 @ 4:08 pm

    not funny or appropriate

    EPWJ (8a4ca7)

  79. Not a really appropriate comment, Man Mounting Molehill f*ga**s.

    nk (875f57)

  80. Go play with your San Francisco qb’s, qb.

    nk (875f57)


  81. Oh hi, NOYK. Where’ve you been? Hope you stick around….you’ve been missed,

    Comment by Dana — 11/18/2012 @ 3:30 pm

    Hi Dana..! getting over the election basically. More precisely, getting over the liberals’ gloating over the election. Never knew a few of my relatives were so nasty; heh. Suuure looking forward to Thanksgiving. :o

    More to the point of this thread, not sure I’m going to be able to take President Prima Donna for the next four yrs. Yeesh.

    no one of consequence, née noyk (55e8f9)

  82. Did MMM come from PT or AOS?

    nk (875f57)

  83. Hang around, if you would. We’ll exchange quips and waste Patterico’s bandwidth.

    Comment by nk — 11/18/2012 @ 3:31 pm

    Heh. A couple of roommates and I when the movie first came out spent a couple whole evenings communicating with nothing but Princess Bride quotes. It’s easier than one would think.

    no one of consequence, née noyk (55e8f9)

  84. “Hey, McKayla, if you don’t like the way the judges score your performances, you should become President. That way, you get to appoint your friends as judges.”

    Elephant Stone (65d289)

  85. “Mr. President, you and I are a lot alike—we’re both amateurs who perform gymnastics on the world stage !

    Elephant Stone (65d289)

  86. Who’s the muffin with Urkel?

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  87. Neither were impressed by Obama’s first term.

    Ken in Camarillo (645bed)

  88. Neither of them know what to do about the mess that Obama is inheriting in January from his predecessor.

    SPQR (768505)

  89. Dana #72: I think there is something on a table in the foreground that is flesh colored and looks like it is the distorted leg of that woman.

    Ken in Camarillo (645bed)

  90. Dana, I think it’s the top of the back of a chair.

    htom (412a17)

  91. “When duck-face goes wrong!”

    Pamela (b76fc7)

  92. Comment by htom — 11/18/2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Yeah, i looked at that for a while too. I also think it is the back of a chair in the foreground, viewed from the side.

    For the bad press she got about it, I thought a 16 yo making a face knowing that she didn’t do her best was pretty normal. She wasn’t making a face for getting a silver or against the judges, she just knew that she could have done better and was upset that she didn’t.

    Know, as far as the other person in the picture thinking they could have done better…

    And, MD, I need advice about telling my pubescent to “kiss the boy”. …
    Cooties. Tell her you heard it from a doctor.
    Having a good relationship with dad is supposed to be very helpful in helping a girl get validation without having to get it from some (no good dirty minded jerk of a) teen age boy.
    Actually, that is one thing I have liked about Harry Potter and Hunger Games, they have shown that relationships between teens don’t have to be focused around sexual undertones/overtones.

    Not, not all boys are that bad, just more than we would like to think. Any high school locker room will prove it.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  93. Poetry, guitar playing (and I mean guitar not lyre), and singing, were Olympic events for people too old to run or wrestle. I’ll take on Icy and Haiku.
    Comment by nk — 11/18/2012 @ 12:21 pm

    – Can’t sing, but I’ll take you on guitar.

    Icy (c5308a)

  94. “Hey Maroney, how’s my azz taste?”

    [Mucho apologies. I blame the pressure from our host to contribute.]

    Icy (c5308a)

  95. “Pictured above: A pouty little bitch — AND McKayla Maroney”

    Icy (c5308a)

  96. “Can you smell what Barack is cooking?”

    Icy (c5308a)

  97. Maroney: “When they ask you about Benghazi, just do this.”

    Icy (c5308a)

  98. “All in the room tried their best to maintain a straight face as VP Biden announced his plans to run for POTUS in 2016.”

    Icy (c5308a)

  99. The President, and his guest, desperately tried not to gag as John Kerry reported for doody.

    Icy (c5308a)

  100. – Can’t sing, but I’ll take you on guitar.

    Comment by Icy — 11/18/2012 @ 7:56 pm

    If you can play guitar, you can sing. I can’t hardly make a chord myself (brain damage), but I don’t let it discourage me. Can I use my bouzouki? I am partial to D minor or F major (shucks if I can tell the difference). We can just make noise to bother the neighbors. The one on the west is a tympanist, he’ll likely join in.

    The daughter (my the daughter) went from piano to guitar, and got an A for trumpet in band. She doesn’t know why, she doesn’t think she’s good.

    MD, love is not according to prescription. I told her “kiss the boy”. She said “no”. Then I told her to just sit next to him at lunch. She said she already does that.

    nk (875f57)

  101. “Side-by-side, two people that flip-flop for a living.”

    Icy (c5308a)

  102. Yeah, I can sing — but that doesn’t mean I should be heard.

    Icy (c5308a)

  103. You can’t tell how far they’ll take it, but “courtship games” will always go on between boys and girls. Our parents, mine and my “girlfriend’s” when we were five, joked between them about wedding plans and dowries. But it was a small place, where everybody knew everybody generations back.

    She’s bigger than the boy. At early puberty I believe all girls are, but she’s always been a big girl. She can can break him in two, or she can use her real 15lb bow or real sword. Basically, I’m just glad that I did not turn her into a boy.

    nk (875f57)

  104. People are always encouraging me to go on tour, Icy. They say, “nk, you need to take your music out of town”.

    nk (875f57)

  105. Photo snapped just after McKayla told the president “No, my parents didn’t vote for you — they’re Catholic.”

    Icy (c5308a)

  106. 7.9% unemployment? That’s the best you got!

    perfect sense (86017c)

  107. McKayla: “I got up at 6AM every morning and worked nonstop five hours a day for 10 years straight in order to win my medal. What did you do to earn yours?”

    Icy (c5308a)

  108. People are always encouraging me to go on tour, Icy. They say, “nk, you need to take your music out of town”.
    Comment by nk — 11/18/2012 @ 10:17 pm

    – Remind your audience that you’ve suffered for your art, nk.

    And now it’s their turn.

    Icy (c5308a)

  109. The Pose & The Poseur

    Icy (c5308a)

  110. “Girls On Film”

    Icy (c5308a)

  111. Which one is Twiddle-Dee?

    cedarhill (6defb8)

  112. 113 — The one that isn’t Twiddle-Dumb.

    htom (412a17)

  113. I think #100 and #109 are the best so far.

    nk, so telling her to kiss the boy gets her to say no? Was that an intentional ploy? I’ll have to consider that. I think sitting next to each other is great, relational interchange, will lead to emotional maturity.

    Yes, girl’s routinely physically mature faster than boys (many probably say mentally as well).

    Remember to clean your firearms when she brings the guy by the house.

    Leo Kottke said he was abused by a trombone for years before he picked up a guitar.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  114. Yes, I think that, too, that the daughter is both physically and mentally more developed than boys her age.

    Relating back to McKayla, I agree with you there as well. She was displeased with her performance knowing that her window was closing.

    nk (875f57)

  115. “McKayla, you got an average of 9.6 on the balance beam ? I had an average of 9.6 for my unemployment percentage for my first term !”

    Elephant Stone (65d289)

  116. – Petulance & Arrogance, 2012
    The girl on the left is “coppin’ a ‘tude.” The guy on the right has a stick up his ass.
    Reactions to the First Lady’s plan to serve Tofurkey with arugula stuffing on Thanksgiving have been decidedly mixed.
    – Awkward moment after Sloe Joe says, “Hey, if you and that white chick you dated in college had a kid, she would look like McKayla!”
    “Paul Ryan is so dreamy . . . Yeah, I said it!”
    “Hey Barack, what’s with your press secretary saying he knows two other girls named McKayla Moroney?”
    – From left to right: Totally cute, Empty Suit
    The invitation to “sit on Uncle Joe’s lap and tell me what you want for Christmas,” did NOT go over well.
    Two people that will enjoy eight years in the spotlight, followed by a lifetime of increasing irrelevance.

    Icy (c5308a)

  117. “And this is what you do while you’re waiting for your next line to scroll up on the TOTUS.”

    Icy (c5308a)

  118. For a brief moment, The One channels Elizabeth Montgomery…

    The moment FAILS when nothing happens.

    IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States (8e2a3d)

  119. “Nancy Pelosi was NOT amused by the taunting.”

    Icy (c5308a)

  120. If you mess with Obama, then you’re messin’ with a 16 year old girl!

    Icy (c5308a)

  121. Obama’s “spend our way out of recession” strategy has found another skeptic.

    Icy (c5308a)

  122. Obama: “I wish I was out golfing.”
    Maroney: “I can’t believe I have to spend two-fifths of my life with THIS douchenozzle in charge!”

    Icy (c5308a)

  123. – “Hey Barack, what’s with your press secretary saying he knows two other girls named McKayla Maroney?”

    [I knew I was gonna screw up at least one of them.]

    Icy (c5308a)

  124. Obama: “McKayla, it looks like you’ll have to wait four more years for victory.”

    (reply)
    Maroney: “So will the country.”

    Elephant Stone (65d289)

  125. Maroney: Going for the gold!
    Obama: Coming for your gold.

    Icy (c5308a)

  126. nk — your comments might be better addressed to the guy? But … no, I really think you should just butt out. My dad tried for years to get me to date a particular classmate, someone who I was convinced wanted nothing to do with me. Turns out his pushing was what had formed that misunderstanding, because she then really wanted me. Missed a high-school marriage by that >< much. (There's more to that on both sides, but parents seem do do more damage than help when they point at particular potentials, you've got to practice for yourself.) Guys emotionally mature slower than girls, that's part of why freshman girls want junior and senior guys, there's a better emotional match. Ah, if we knew when we were young, what we know later, how our lives might be different.

    htom (412a17)

  127. 127, edited.

    Maroney: Missing the gold!
    Obama: Got the gold!

    Thought balloon, from both: What am I doing here?

    htom (412a17)

  128. 128, edited.

    you should just butt out

    Icy (c5308a)

  129. “Then after you swish it around, you show the moneyshot to the camera and then swallow”

    Smarty (2c6e8b)

  130. Looks like we don’t need the Keystone pipeline after all, eh?

    Colonel Haiku (8583b2)

  131. You took it in the rear, America, now roll over.

    Colonel Haiku (8583b2)

  132. She’s too adorable for even him to ruin it. I got no caption, sorry.

    Beldar (22f646)

  133. “McKayla, I’m glad I got to meet you and the rest of the Team USA gymnastics team, today. It was well worth cancelling a meeting with my National Security Advisor, as well as a meeting with Greece’s Finance Minister. Now, if you’ll pardon me, I’m supposed to meet Reggie Love for 18 rounds of golf over at Andrews Air Force base.”

    Elephant Stone (65d289)

  134. “So, McKayla, I understand one of your gymanstics coaches is originally from Austria. Did it give you an opportunity to practice speaking Austrian ?”

    Elephant Stone (65d289)

  135. “McKayla, you have a tough job—in your gymnastics competition, you have to impress all eight judges, some of whom speak Austrian. I, on the other hand, only had to impress 50.6 % of the American people, some of whom only speak Spanglish. I don’t think too many corpsmen voted for me, but a lot of corpses did in Chicago !”

    Elephant Stone (65d289)


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