March 10, 2014
Let The Judgement Begin
So, as I said earlier, I was on the road all day Friday. Now that I've gotten some sleep and washed off the road grime, the judgement will commence.
Once again, y'all have come up with so many entries that I am unable to have just a simple three winner list. So, again this week, we will have a top 10.
Now, to the judgement and old business:
A small review of last week's picture,
and away we go...
Starting the party off, both here and in the comments, is frequent flyer in true VC fashion - There are 8 women in the photo. It's the trailer for the remake of the James Bond film "Octopussy."
Yu-Ain Gonnano continues his mysterious ways in the nine slot with "On Monday, the Russian State Department responded to the United States' stern warning over it's actions in Ukraine with nothing but this picture of the Russian syncronized swimming team.
US officials are still uncertain of its meaning."
Grim grabs the eighth spot with a truly *grim* caption, "Due to unexpected retirements during his second term, Barack Obama was able to appoint fully eight justices to the Supreme Court -- here pictured during the annual beach party that became their tradition just before the beginning of the winter session."
At number seven, spd shows his "Oink Cadre" cred's with, It's nearly six p.m., and only one of these women knows "what's for dinner."
And rounding out the first half of the judgement, a special candygram goes to CAPT Mongo for "Bill Clinton just dove in."
Pogue serves up a fine second half entre' at number five with "It wasn't until the middle of the synchronized swimming event that the unfortunate after effects of the pre swim burrito lunch materialized."
While frequent flyer hints at his many destinations flown to in his second appearance this week from the fourth place position - "The Synchronized Swim Team World Tour came to a tragic end when they were booked into a Pirhana-filled river in Brazil."
Melissa Fletcher combines the essences of brevity and the timeless saying, "A picture's worth a thousand words." with "Piranhas!!!"
And OBloodyHell takes us out on a waayyy too small boat, "Where the hell is that "Dum-dum dum-dum... dum-dum dum-dum..." music coming from??"
Our resident *Sybil*, a former european, claims the number two spot with "After his escape from Seaworld, Norman, the playful octopus, liked to goose passing swimmersby -- sometimes using all eight tentacles for a real crowd-pleaser."
And, finding himself in the number one slot by virtue his willingness to risk virtual life and limb (or, at the very least, a good knuckle-rapping by Sister Mary Bag O'Metaphors) in order to turn the Blog Princess' recent misfortune into prime snark is spd rdr for "Although it quickly proved itself a much safer alternative to traditional floor exercises, for bloggers and grandmothers Underwater Team Trampoline still took a bit of getting used to."
Longest caption of the week goes to George Pal and "(AP) In a stunning reversal of fortune, the International Synchronized Hydraulic Effervescing Federation (ISHEF) had disqualified the team from Nauru from competition for one year. The team had failed doping tests registering incredibly high and dangerous levels of phosphates. A Government spokesperson from Nauru denounced the decision insisting that linking the tiny island nation’s diminishing sole natural resource, phosphates, and the teams remarkable success smacked of racially inspired speculation.
The IOC, nevertheless announced today it had accepted the International Synchronized Hydraulic Effervescing Federation (ISHEF) bid to include the sport at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil."
Most Trouble with HTML coding, but garnering a *AAA* for effort in triplicate (you were in the Army, weren't you!?) is frequent flyer's trio:
"Fresh from their success in forcing the reform of the health-care industry, the Obama Administration mandated reform of all athletic competition. In the case of water events, they mandated that swimmers wear "floaties" on their feet to prevent drowning. In this photo the tragic results of the ill-considered dictum are shown. There were no survivors.
By Executive Order, enforcement of the edict was delayed until AFTER the elections."
Posted by: frequent flyer at March 5, 2014 12:32 PM
Link didn't work--try again. this photo
Posted by: frequent flyer at March 5, 2014 12:35 PM
Copy and paste
Posted by: frequent flyer at March 5, 2014 12:38 PM
Also, obscure song reference props go to frequent flyer and this walk down memory lane - "Yet another theory was disproved Superior, it's said never gives up its dead when these bodies floated to the surface. Gordon Lightfoot was WRONG."
Well, that's it for this week, villains. Another caption contest pic will be up soon. Great job everyone, and congrats to the top ten winners.
Posted by DL Sly at March 10, 2014 03:16 AM
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As always, I am humbled .
Posted by: spd rdr at March 10, 2014 12:11 PM
Yes, spd, we *know*.
Posted by: DL Sly at March 10, 2014 12:37 PM
Humbled or hunted?
Posted by: Don Brouhaha at March 10, 2014 07:16 PM
Posted by: DL Sly at March 11, 2014 01:41 AM
Given the strong competition on this one, I am happy to bring home the silver!
Posted by: a former european at March 11, 2014 10:06 AM
I'd say second out of 50 ain't too bad, afe.
Posted by: DL Sly at March 11, 2014 03:07 PM
I agree. You guys all come up with some ridiculously funny stuff. As Tiny Tim would say: "God Bless each and every one"!
Posted by: a former european at March 11, 2014 08:47 PM
I hope to have my little boat bronzed, in honor of my third place finish in this, the 27th sesquimonthly disorganized synchronized swimming photo captioning and experimental pool-chamber music cavorting gymnastics event.
Posted by: OBloodyHell, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." at March 14, 2014 12:29 AM