April 18, 2014

Caption Contest

Alright, villains. Here is your next picture to snarkify.


Have at it.
And may the Farce be with you.

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Let The Judgement Begin - The Tax Man Cometh edition

I gotta admit that at first I wondered whether or not the real tax man might have most of y'all's attention this week, but apparently a monkey stealing a hubcap is a nice distraction...or a Freudian fantasy, who knows.
But! I've old business to conduct, so a small reminder...
...and here come da judge..ment.

Kicking it off at number five is frequent flyer, who may have inadverdently stumbled upon the next *under-served minority*, with "Monkey's--doing the work that American's won't do."

Followed by CAPT Mike at number four with a thought that is shirley on many American's mind's right about now
Stop your bitching!
it's all I could afford after taxes . . .

OBloodyHell channels his inner south Bronx tough guy at number three in this little monologue, "So's then I said, 'Like, I ony got 'ive bucks. What kinda ride can I get fer that?' an' then he sez, 'Well, lemme go back inna back and see', an he comes back wit', like, this stupid wheel cover from a Benz, and like, what could I say? At least I gots me a Benz."

And spd, who apparently is in between cases and therefore has plenty of time to spend playing video games, lands himself in second this week for Mario roared back into the race, leaving Chico to question his value as member of the Mercedes pit crew.

Bringing me to first place in the Tax Man Cometh edition - which also garners Obscure Movie Reference props - and YAG's - The IRS sends a trained agent to place a hubcap from Charles Koch's prized car into his bed.

Best Imitation of a Real AP Caption props for George Pal's,
CCTV captured this image of a critter running from the scene of the crime. Police officials say it matches descriptions of eyewitnesses who’d seen the same critter hanging about the Orion Township MI. car dealership where a dozen cars had been stripped of their tires and rims three weeks ago. Witnesses report having heard the critter muttering loudly as he ran ‘slowly, slowly, catchy monkey, MY ASS’. Profilers from the animal psych division at the FBI warned that the suspect should be considered psychologically harmed and dangerous.

And, finally, Obscure Song props go to YAG for Well, Lord, if you won't buy me a Mercedes-Benz, I guess I'll hafta do it myself.

Well, that's it for this week. Once again, as always, a fine job of snarkery. Congrats to this week's top five. Another pic will be forthcoming.

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April 14, 2014

Caption Contest - The Tax Man Cometh Edition

All right, villains. Here is your next picture to snarkify.


Have it! And may the Farce be with you.

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April 12, 2014

Let The Judgement Begin - April Fool's Double Secret Probation Edition

Well, that was fun. Unkle Joe and company never fail to bring out the smartass in all of you. Granted, they so deserve it...

So, a small reminder of our first April Fools...
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...and we're off like a herd of turtles with old business and the judgement.

Kicking it off is htom at number three with - I was this close to Koni!

afe finds himself in second for - . . . and then I was all like "You better get of Crimea, Vladimir, or there will be GRAVE CONSEQUENCES!", and you should have seen him quake with fear when he saw I meant bidness.

And YAG wins this first Double Secret Probation judgement (it may give him immunity at some point in the future for something I'm not sure of....orrr it may not) for -
DWS: Then I told him is payment would go down by *this* much?
BO: And he bought it? Those rubes will believe anything!

Well done, gentlemen! (And I use the term loosely.)

Just like Groundhog Day, this Judgement continues with the small reminder...


And part deux finds YAG starting us off at number five with - Joe Biden taunts former VP candidate Paul Ryan on the lack of a planet named after him.

With a side notation by spd at four - But John soon regretted smoking that dooobie before the show.

htom takes the bronze for - Joe Biden emphasizes the President's "Gotcha" promise.

George Pal claims the silver for this subliminal entry - Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A rictal horror-movie clown, a Rose Garden lawn jockey, and a Madame Tussaud exhibit walk into a joint session of Congress...

And Grim grabs the gold for himself (when he gets back) for this gem - Biden celebrates as the President meets the over/under on the "Let me be clear" betting pool.

Well, that's it, villains.
Congrats to the winners!
A new picture will be forthcoming.

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April 04, 2014

Caption Contest - April Fool's Edition part deux

This just dropped into my inbox from the VES, and I couldn't let it sit. Besides, with the impending dearth of posting from our beloved Princess - and knowing I can in no way, shape or form hold a candle to her in the serious posting department (I was hired for comic relief and the fact that I'll always fly if someone else buys) - another picture for y'all to snarkify ain't a bad thing.
So, without further ado...


I will be judging both contests separately, so have at 'em, villains.
May the Farce be with you.

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Caption Contest - April Fool's Edition

Alright, villains. Here is your next picture to snarkify.

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Have at 'em, and may the Farce be with you.

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Let The Judgement Begin

This is getting fun. I'm starting to think y'all could come up with several good captions for even the weirdest pictures I have in my folders. And we may very well find out over the course of time.
A small reminder of last week's picture...,
...and on to old business and the judgement.

Kicking off the top 10 is new-comer KissMass who prophesizes
What Hillary thinks her chances of winning in the back ground.
Reality of winning in the foreground, complete with underoos.

htom provides the campaign slogan at number nine with Mom, do I have to wear my Under-Alls?

In the eight hole is frequent flyer with a preview of the in-flight movie In a scene right out of Austin Powers Fat Bastard reprises the famous line--"get in my belly!"

spd is feeling crafty at lucky numba seven Looking about, he quickly spotted a soiled bar towel, a bottle of mouthwash, a bowl of clotted yak milk, and 43 rolls of flocked raspberry wallpaper, just what young Master MacGyver needed for the giant's big surprise.

And George Pal winds up the first half with The consortium NippoMitsuHondaSumi demonstrate Japan’s miniaturization technology dwarfs the West’s.

Leading off the top five is the return of spd rdr with a nostalgic grin for any Kung Fu Theatre fan "Happy birthday, Bruce", said Mr. Lee, smiling.

KissMass also makes a return, not bad for a newbie, (hint hint: those who have been holding back because the don't think they're "good enough") at number four with an all-too-realistic analogy NSA reveals "Big Brother".

Reminding us of alter ego's past is afe at number three with Bhapu was forced to avert his gaze from the often mentioned, but never before seen, legendary ginormous codpiece of his opponent.

Garnering not only second place, but also Major Movie Reference props this week is YAG for this classic:
Little Guy: I must admit, you are better than me.
Big Guy: Then why are you smiling?
Little Guy: Because I know something you do not know!
Big Guy: Really? And what is that?
Little Guy: That *I* am not left handed!

And, finally, pulling into port at the head of the fleet is CAPT Mike for Obama v Putin.

Well, that's it for this contest, villains. Another picture is forthcoming.

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March 28, 2014

Caption Contest

Alright, villains. Here is your next picture to snarkify.


Have at it, villains.
And may the Farce be with you.

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Let The Judgement Begin - March Madness Edition

Wow, throw any picture at you and you guys have a ball with it. I gotta tell ya, though, I'm lovin' it. Because, this week, I wasn't quite sure whether or not this one would be a stud or a dud....so to speak. Not that the pic was all that bad...


So, on to the judgement and old business.

At number 10 is htom with this public statement: Officials from the Movember campaign insist that neither they nor the Movember campaign have anything to do with this.

afe gives us an idea of what was in his eight-track player in high school with - Giving up their dreams of musical gold to pursue Olympic gold, the band Foghat pose here in their 1976 Olympic uniforms, and demonstrate the perfect baton-passing technique which won them the relay medal, and our hearts.

While from the duelling stereo across the quad comes frequent flyer's woofer blasting his eight hole reply "Frank Zappa had 5 brothers--but eventually made it big as a solo act."

spd rolls a lucky numba seven with - After several early attempts ended in failure, the Albert Einstien cloning project was shelved.

And rounding out the first half is YAG for - In a shocking move, the Obama administration leaked a picture of the undercover FBI agents involved in the arrest of Charlotte Mayor Patick Cannon (D) in an attempt to damage their credibility.

Kicking off the top five is CAPT Mongo making his first port call in the judgement in typical squid style - The Air Farce mustache contest gets out of hand.

OBloodyHell is jammin' in his "luv muhcheen" at number four with - The very short-lived official Cheech Marin track and field team, in one or their rare photos taken together.
The group was swiftly disbanded when, during their first meet, they ran the wrong way, shot the put into the crowd, tossed the hammer at the judges, and generally acquitted themselves amazingly poorly.
In a post-meet interview, one of them admitted that, not only were they all stoned out of their minds, they also found that not a one of them could manage to run fifty paces without wheezing. He also claimed that every one of them suffered from a Basketball Jones that just would not quit...

While Grim is left wondering what, where in third place - Mr. Kotter later left secondary education for the academy, where he did breakthrough work in steroids and cloning.

Bringing us to second place where Don Brouhaha sings a lament to spd's earlier failed experiments - "Send in the clones, there have to be clones....Don't bother they're HERE!"

And finally, catching a tail wind in time to land in first place is frequent flyer with The Mexican Run, Jump, and Swim Triathalon poses for a team photo.

YAG garners best "Sticking with the Theme" props for his reference to this year's March Madness Cinderella team for - The members of the last Mercer Bears basketball team to make the NCAA tournament would like to apologize. They would like blame it on the 70's but can't as it was 1985.

While CAPT Mike fills us in on more of the past experiences that shaped his,...um....sense of....humor, yeah, that's it, huuumohhrrr - Hell, that was gym class at my Seattle High School in '76!

And finally, in what is becoming a common theme, major nostalgia props to frequent flyer for this enjoyable walk down memory lane - For those of us of a certain age.....
At first, I thought the group had their hands up to their ears--reminiscent of Red Buttons song and comedy routine
Thirty years later, his song "Ho-Ho--He-He--strange things are happening" (linked above)took on an entirely different meaning.

Well, that's it for this week. A new picture is forthcoming.

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March 22, 2014

Caption Contest - March Madness Edition

Alright, villains. Here is your next picture to snarkify.


Have at it.
And may the Farce be with you.

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Let The Judgement Begin - St. Patty's Edition

Yanno, I was wondering whether or not this week's picture would prove difficult. I know, what was I thinking? This is the Assembled Villainry. Of course y'all'll handle it, and handle it you did.
So, without further ado, on to the judgement and old business.

As per usual, a small reminder of last week's picture:

Many times here at VC, individual comments within a post will create their own sub-context conversation that inevitably leads to a snarky end. It's one of the many unique aspects of her site that kept bringing me back when I first stumbled upon the Blog Princess' corner of the innertubes some 10 years ago. So, this week, I found it extremely cool, as I proceeded through the judgement, to see a familiar pattern develop.
And with that in mind, we're off like a herd of turtles.

At number ten is Proof with - The new poster girl for Mad Cow Disease was easily amused.

To which one of our ever-lovin' seaman, CAPT Mike, exclaims - I've seen that girl before!

While spd has the typical retort in the eight hole - "You just stay away from my Edgar, hussy!"

Then frequent flyer drops in from the clouds in time to land at seven and deliver the ensuing confirmation, commiseration conversation (heh, say that three times...oh crap, as many times as I just backspaced, just try typing it once real fast.) -
"Then he left you, and later, you saw him in a DAIRY BAR with another girl?"
"Men--they're all the same--one magic night in the cowshed--then you see them on the other side of the pasture with another cow--leading her on with promises of deep clover and a happy home life with lots of calves...........YOU'VE fallen for that line, too?"
"I'm so glad we've had this girl-talk..."

Finally, the camera pulls back and we find OBH, the bystander, rounding out the first half of the top ten in the number six slot with this observation - And at that very moment, the casting director for the reboot of "The New Dukes of Hazzard" realized what a horrible mistake he'd made regarding the girl he'd selected as the new Daisy Duke.

Kicking off the top half at number five is Grim's country girl, slumber-party game suggestion - The girl from New York City thought this was an awesome game, until she tried it on the bull.

Number four finds our own Bossy the Cow (aka the Blog Princess - hey, you chose the screenname, not me!) with an observation for the vernal equinox - Me so horny.

While Don Brouhaha has obviously gotten an early start on the commercial overload that is March Madness - "I don't know who you think you are, but you should eat more chicken!"

Claiming not only second place, but also Walk Down Memory Lane nostlagia props, is htom for - Dr. Dolittle's new intern demonstrates her fluency in Holstein Friesian.

Bringin me to the top slut...um, slot for the this week.
Giving a hint at perhaps an early tv favorite, is afe with - Desperate to finds herself a feller to take her down to the see-ment pond, Lurlene finally asks Bossy fer dating advice.

Congrats, afe on making it to the top, as well as to the rest of the top 10. Outstanding job on a fairly difficult picture.
A new picture is forthcoming.

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March 15, 2014

Caption Contest - St. Patty's Edition

Alright villains! Here is your next picture to snarkify.


Have at it.
And may the Farce be with you.

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March 14, 2014

Let The Judgement Begin

Outstanding week of captioning, villains! The Blog Princess was right, it has been a challenge to judge the comments this week. Nothing that a lot of beer couldn't handle. (Yes, CAPT Mike, lots of beeeeerrrrr. heh) I'm thinking that y'all are enjoying this top 10 thing, though, by the sheer number of entries. Whatever works!
So, on to the judgement and old business:

A small review of last week's picture,
and we're off like a prom dress after the dance.

Firing up his jets and launching the judgement is frequent flyer for "On seeing Obama in the stands at the U.S. Open, Ferdinand had the same reaction as Chris Mathews--a THRILL RAN UP HIS LEG!"

Grim is doling out advice at number nine Following the Russian invasion of Crimea, John Kerry realizes he will have to pull up his big boy pants.

OBloodyHell is getting down and dirty in the eight hole with To Ferdinand's dismay, he discovered in the middle of the tourney that one of his opponents, taking a leaf from the Official Tonya Harding Playbook, swapped the club's hash brownies for ex-lax brownies.
His already none-too-illustrious career would, unfortunately, never recover.
... the tennis outfit was, of course, a total loss.

Lucky numba seven finds the ever-modest spd rdr in full projection mode "I'm humbled!" he shouted.

While YAG rounds out the bottom half and garners Obscure Movie Reference props for Say 'Hello' to my little friend.

Opening up the top half of the judgement at number five is afe with a tidbit of obscure European history that few, if anybody, knew: Losing badly in straight sets at the French Open, Jean-Pierre attempts to pull his white shorts over his head in the universal French symbol for surrender. This maneuver was first performed by French players, en masse, in response to the overwhelming play of the German 1940 doubles champions, Team Blitzkrieg.

Arriving in record time to make his next appearance at number four is frequent flyer with truly deflating news "Even while playing mixed-doubles with Maria Sharapova the frustration showed on Ferdinand's face when the Viagra STILL wouldn't work."

Claiming the bronze trivet as her own is our lovely Blog Princess, who shows her compassionate side with "7-LOVE???? I got yer 'love' right here, baby..."

And a shining silver shoe goes flinging towards Don Brouhaha for "This is the most interesting wedgie in the world!"

Bringing me to the top caption for this week. The golden stuffed marmoset for first place lands squarely in the lap of Yu-Ain Gonno for this - After an allegation of illegal equipment usage, the Head Judge asked to see the player's balls.
He immediately regretted the phrasing.

Most Cringe-Worthy caption and the latest walk down memory lane goes to frequent flyer and this low blow "Not only did Ferdinand suffer a blow to his nether regions, but he was dealt a second blow when ABCs Wide Wide World of Sports didn't use the video for its famous lead-in because it was even more violent than the fallen ski-jumper"

That's it for this week, villains! As I am coming to expect, y'all did a fantastic job.
And, MikeD? I'll leave you with Larry Bird's words: “You never make any of the shots you never take. 87% of the ones you do take, you’ll miss too.”
A new caption picture is forthcoming.

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March 10, 2014

Caption Contest

Alright, villains. Here is your next pic to snarkify.


Have at it.
And may the Farce be with you.

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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."
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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.

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March 01, 2014

Caption Contest

I can't wait to see what you guys come up with for this week's picture to snarkify:


Have at it, villains.
May the Farce be with you!

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February 28, 2014

Let The Judgement Begin

Wellll, allrighty then! If I'd known Jimmy Fallon would cause this much of an uproar I'd have looked for something specifically a long time ago. There were so many entries this week, I couldn't just narrow it down to three. So, for the first time ever, there will be a top ten. Yes, the Dark Lord is feeling magnanamous tonight. I had the opportunity to gaze upon and judge potential lords of science - Darkness as yet to be determined - yesterday and enjoyed myself tremendously. So you lucky villains get to share in the good feelings.
Take it while you get it.
Now, to the judgement and old business:

Like last week, a reminder of our current caption picture:

However, unlike other weeks, and since this week is a top ten, I'm going to start at the bottom and work up.
So, let's get to it.

Starting off our list this week is George Pal coming in at number ten - "Jimmy prays To the Muse Thalia for an uncanned laugh."

Making his first appearance in the list this week (because he apparently had nothing else to do, but I'm not complaining) is spd rdr at number nine - "Oh no! " Jimmy thought suddenly, "Did I remember to bring the cat in?"

frequent flyer drops in out of the clouds at number eight with - "Afraid of the long list of possible side effects listed in Cialis commercials, Jimmy joined a group session that used the time-tested and all-natural method for erectile dysfunction.
The Therapist did her best. Though it worked for others, from the expression on his face--his body language--and his hands folded in his lap, it didn't work for Jimmy."

Ron F. rolls a lucky numba seven and wins Double Entendre points for - "Not gonna get caught gaping for Facebook and YouTube! Not gonna get caught, nope, nope, nope.
But it's so hard ...."

And a second dose of spd rdr rounds out the bottom half of this week's list at number six - "Her campaign for the Texas governor sagging following allegations that stories of her struggles as a destitute single mother were highly embellished, Wendy Davis took to the Town Hall circuit to demonstrate to voters her qualifications as the only candidate with actual experience 'birthin' babies.'"

And now this:

The top half of the list sees George Pal again, this time at number five with a vocabulary lesson in observation - "ennui
en-nui |änˈwē| noun
1. ...
2. a feeling of listlessness during a kegel demonstration"

While Grim is obviously still thinking about snow in Georgia at number four - "Hey Jimmy, how 'bout that weather we've been having, huh?"
"Yeah, it's been very... clear."

And frequent flyer, on a return flight, makes a fine three-point landing with - "In an attempt to bolster sagging ratings, and attract more of the coveted 18-30 demographics, Americas Got Talent added an adult-themed category."

Now I've come to the top two. And quite frankly, they're interchangeable in my mind. I love the petulant snarkiness of one, yet the imagery evoked by the other is snort-worthy everytime I read it. So, with that in mind...,

Coming in at number two is the ever-so snarky petulance of Yu-ain Gonnano's - "If you want attention, act like Miley Cyrus, they said."
You'll be popular, they said."

Which means this week's "Numba One" is spd rdr, who was obviously on a roll this week, with - "Madonna's nightmare never varied."

Obscure Movie references go to both ObloodyHell and frequent flyer for: (in order)

2016 headlines, Today:
Needless to say, the 2015 remake of Perfect, with Jimmy Fallon in the John Travolta role, though it was popular with the NY critics, absolutely tanked at the box office.


Did you ever see the movie "A Clockwork Orange"?
"Jimmy, having undergone aversion therapy, was sickened by the very sight of a beautiful woman. He couldn't bear to look at her--he averted his eyes......"

Well, that's it for this week, villains. You've been judged and, once again, found most hilarious. Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated for creating a fantastic week of comments.
Outstanding job.
A new caption contest will be up shortly.

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February 21, 2014

Caption Contest

After the last week's fantastic answers, I'm curious to see what you come up with for this:


Have at it, villains.
May the Farce be with you!

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Let The Judgement Begin - Double, Super Secret Edition

I know you think I've forgotten, but I haven't. I was just waiting for the VD edition to run it's course, as well as giving time for any other thoughts on the first picture, before moving along. As usual, you guys were on top of your game. This was excruciatingly fun.
So, on to the judgements and old business:

First up, to refresh your memory -

Again, landing in the number one slot is frequent flyer for "Save the planet!" (pant) "Save the planet!" (pant) "Save the planet!" (pant)........."

Second place goes to Yu-Ain Gonnano's "And here we have an example of the tiny equipment that typically gets laughs.

Also pictured, a racing scooter."

And, bringing up the rear, because she flounces oh so well, is our own Blog Princess for "Secretary Kerry! Is that you???"

That's the first of our double, super secret judgements.

And now, the second judgement:

Again, a refresher -
Chicken and wine.png

Appearing out of the mists of Mordor to snatch first place this week is Frodo with, "Angry after the other chickens ridiculed his beret, Clive took his bottle and left."

Second place goes to our ever-inventive spd rdr for "Jacques' long slide into dunkenness and debauchery began when Henriette decamped for America with the devil-may-care Road Runner."

And grabbing the last spot for this week is afe for his recruiting poster-esque "Is new recruiting poster pour la militaire Francaise! I want YOU to be le big chicken en l'armee de Republique!

L'amee c'est tres moderne, with latest beret jaunty styles straight from Prada and Hermes! Le kit standarde por le poilu includes cigarette holder natty, and le vin grande reserve, pour la esprit insouciant utmost!

Be the chicken biggest you can be en L'Armee Francaise!"

Best Walk Down Memory Lane, and also Longest Caption Explanation, goes to frequent flyer for "Maybe you have to be a certain age--but does anyone else remember Arte Johnson from Laugh-In as the yellow raincoat clad adult on a tricycle? The 5-second clip would always show him stopping and tipping over.

(Gary Owens)--'Here's the news ABOUT the news--without which it wouldn't BE the news--In the news of the future, Laugh-In was re-launched in a bid to save the failing NBC network. Here's an updated version of Arte Johnson looking ridiculous--practicing his old routine.'
Found a clip of Arte Johnson on his trike http://www.timvp.com/laughin30.jpg"

Best Obscure Political Reference Coupled with a Delicious Recipe belongs to spd rdr for "Security cameras picked up fugitive secrets-leaker Edward Snowden shortly before being was apprehended yesterday attempting to sneak across the Turkish border from Russia using a fraudulent French passport. Mr. Snowden is being "processed through normal channels" and will be "made available about dinner time" said government spokesman Tavuk Izgara."

And, finally, best Obscure Song Reference (and bonus points will be awarded to anyone who can name the musical from whence it comes), the Blog Princess', "Cluck, be a lady toniiiiiiiiiiiiight!"

That's it, villains! You've been judged and found most hilarious.
Outstanding job.
A new caption contest is forthcoming.

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February 14, 2014

Caption Contest - Special VD Edition

Given the Princess' love of this holiday, not to mention her lovingly written post on H.L. Mencken, it seems only natural to have a caption contest for the day.
Love is in the air, n est ce pas ?

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Have it, villains.
May the Farce be with you.

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February 10, 2014

Let The Judgement Begin

Even in anonymity, DWS can garner proper snark. heh I have to say the Dark Side does enjoy getting these comments into the Inbox for regular giggles and guffaws. So, with that in mind, on to the judgement and old business:

Gliding in for a first place landing despite turbulence from raucous laughter over the Rockies, is frequent flyer for this truly prime snark, "When the Democrat "talking points" didn't come up on the TelePrompTer, Debbie was uncharacteristically speechless. She had no original ideas--nothing to fall back on. She had experienced that nightmare before--on stage--unable to speak--she clasped the microphone for security and inspiration, but it provided neither, leaving her mute in front of the crowd, unable to speak--her worst nightmare was happening..................."

Second place finds Grim and his YouTube classic standing alone, "Let me sing you the song of my people."

And last, but certainly not least in a line-up of great entries, is George Pal for: "Before I proceed, I'd first like to thank the
Leadership Council's Oversight Commission Super Committee Task Force on Shit Happens for this opportunity to fling it like a chimp"

Best Double Entendre (at least I hope it was 0>;~}) without knowing the subject of the picture goes to OBloodyHell for: "Feh!! Monica and her cigar. Just wait till they get wind of what I can do with THIS thing!!"

Nicely done, everyone.
And now, on to new business!


Have at it, villains.
May the Farce be with you.

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February 04, 2014

Let The Judgement Begin

Slick Willy and Shillary. I thought, "What could go wrong with this pic?"
Even with this, y'all still managed to go places I never think of when choosing the next picture for the caption contest. Not that that's a bad thing, mind you, her commenters are what make VC, IMNSHO, one of the best *little* sites on the innertubes. (Which is a grand site better than being the site with the biggest tail....jus' sayin'.) So, let's get down to it, shall we?
On to the judgement and old business:

This one was tough, guys. For the first time, I enlisted help to decide the winner - but got none...it's not like I asked if my butt looked big in these jeans or anything. However, after much deliberation, and another beer...

htom takes first this week with "Yes, Hillary, I remember."

And spd comes in a very close second for "What lipstick?"

Which means, landing in third place, but still on time even with the newest polar vortex rolling down, is frequent flyer's "Bill--one more "Bimbo eruption" and we'll be taking a walk in Ft. Marcy Park!"

Obscure TV (and movie) reference #1 goes to spd for "Why, thank you, Thing!"

Obscure TV reference #2 and Best Hijacking of a Thread kudos go to the Blog Princess (who doesn't often get to hijack a thread on her own site), aided and abetted by frequent flyer, htom, Rex and CAPT Mike for the walk down Jack Benny memory lane.

Most excellent, villains.
And now, on to new business!

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Have at it, villains.
May the Farce be with you.

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January 27, 2014

Let The Judgement Begin

Again you guys didn't disappoint, but I gotta wonder what it is with the blondes. Not that I'm complaining, mind you, but it is curiouser and curiouser. Enough wondering for now, let's see if y'all can keep it rolling.
On to the judgement and old business:

Our winner this week is our villainous pal, George Pal for what might be, in the old Match Game lingo, the definitive answer, "Defective Head Meat Institute. My name is Debbie. Are you volunteering or contributing?"

Close on his heels is our wandering Van Halen fan, OBloodyHell with "Quickly, the other workers there realized that working on the Suicide Hotline was NOT an appropriate job for Susan..."

And last, but certainly not least when there are this many great answers, is spd rdr for "Ok sir, just a few more questions. Your age? Ninety-eight. Your current health status? Six months to live... And your net worth? Really... Do you like blondes?"

Most excellent, villains.
And now, on to new business!

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Have at it, villains.
May the Farce be with you.

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January 20, 2014

Let The Judgement Begin

Dayum peoples! You guys really came out firing on all cylinders for last week's picture. I love when you make my job difficult, and this week was very difficult.
So, on to the judgement and old business:

Eliciting the biggest belly laugh this week is George Pal with "You make crazy eyes like this and say... 'what difference does it make?' Scares the bejeezus out of the nimrods."

Second place goes to our own inimitable spd rdr for expressing what everyone wishes for "Wait! What did you mean by 'Thanks for the signed confession?'"

And, grabbing a rare third place this week, is frequent flyer for "Hey, wanna see my Nancy Pelosi imitation?"

Excellent job, villains!
Now, on to new business!

Updated: Oh crap! I forgot my these!
Obscure movie reference props go to the Blog Princess for her sssscintillating [Hillary, channeling Kaa in the Jungle Book]

"Trussssssssssst in meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....
Jussssssssssssssst in meeeeeeeeeeeee
Close your eyes
Trust in me.
[Hold still, please]"

And, obscure political trivia reference goes to Don Brouhaha's "Here, let me autograph that baseball. I once played for the Yankees, or I would have if they would have given me that minor league contract."

Now, on to new business!


Have at it, villains.
May the Farce be with you.

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January 13, 2014

Let the Judgement Begin

Bridegazi! Oh wait, what am I thinkin'!? This is the caption contest thread...which is my not so subtle way of saying the innertubes ate my first draft post before I saved. Trust me, it wasn't much better than "Bridegazi!".
So, on to the judgement and old business:

Breaking the yellow tape at the finish line for the first (and hopefully not the last) time is our own Blog Princess for "[Boehner, to self] I'm less concerned about what he's wearing on his lapel than what's in his heart."

YAG claims possession of second place this week for "When asked about his expression, Boehner remarked that he was wondering if Obamacare covered rhetorically induced nausea."

Again, I'm afraid I've chosen a picture that didn't inspire enough comments to give an honest contest for third place. However, notice is taken (as well as a very large Huzzah) for htom's fashion sense: "Button-down collar, with a suit? Are there not Fashion Police to prevent such things from happening?".

Now, on to new business!

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It seems the stage is being set for the next "heir apparent" to the Emperor's *New Clothes*. Personally, I'd prefer she stick with the pantsuits.
Anyway, have at her..errr, it, peoples.
May the Farce be with you.

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December 27, 2013

Let the Judgement Begin - 2013...2014 SSDY Edition

Well, spd grabbed the brass ring right out of the box last week. What else can I say but, congrats and on to old business:

spd's "...and thanks for not leting his mom findout what happened to the roast beef last Sunday." was indeed prime, and for that he claims first place. However he raised the intimidation factor to the level where only three other people proferred an answer. (Lawyer, go fig, huh?)

Don Brouhaha took a shot, though (with what shirley seems to be the only thought in my dog's head), and takes second for "Tennis ball. Tennis ball. Tennis ball......"

No third prize this week as there weren't enough comments to warrant one. No worries, though. There's a new contest every week. (or so...)
Speaking of which...

To new business!


Have at it, villains.
May the Farce be with you.

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December 20, 2013

Let the Judgement Begin - Christmas Edition

So, only five more days until Christmas. Even though the VES has reached teenagehood, we can still manage to create enough suspense under the tree to have her picking up presents and shaking them in utter frustration.
Now, though, to old business:

In first place, right outta the box, is Don Brouhaha with, "The 9th Circuit Court decides another case."

Second place goes to CAPT Mike for the best of his "ballot stuffing" entries, "Jay Carney, Hillary Clinton & Obama describing the Benghazi debacle."

And last, but certainly not least, coming in third is spd for "The smartest guys in the room."

Special note is made of CAPT Mike's virtuoso impersonation of an Ohio Democrat voter. (I was going to say New Jersey but then I realized they're usually dead.)

And now, to new business!

Christmas is comin'....
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Have at it, peoples.
May the Farce be with you.

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December 13, 2013

Let the Judgement Begin

Well, Christmas is around the corner. The tree is trimmed with decorations and ornaments collected through the years, and wrapped presents are multiplying underneath likes spores from a Steven King novel. The Christmas village is almost complete, so whilst awaiting the return of the ultimate Santa's helper, the VES, from school, on to old business...
To the judgement:

First place this week is relative new comer, frequent flyer, for, "We are gathered at this séance to communicate with the dead--the Democrat Party."

Claiming second place for the second straight week is Grim with, "All right, oceans: LOWER! LOWER!"

And in third place and a cloud of dust is Don Brouhaha's, "So I closed my eyes and raised my hands and Lo and Behold! There were millions of dollars in contributions from sources with no controlling legal authority! Coulda been God, you know?"

Very nicely done! I like the way y'all keep making this a difficult task each week.
And now, to new business!

Have at it, peoples.
And may the Farce be with you.

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December 07, 2013

Let the Judgement Begin

Again, apologies for the delay, everyone, but life happens. And because life still beckons (even with -1 as our high for the day and a -30 degree wind chill rolling in this weekend) I'll make this short and sweet. Besides, I know y'all are just itchin' to snark.

Now, on to old business...
To the judgement:

In first place, with is what is becoming a trend, is htom at the last minute with, "Michelle has already gotten him that for Christmas. You do not want to duplicate that gift. Think of what she'll think!"

Claiming second as his own this week is Grim for, "The good news for our careers is that, thanks to Kathleen, no one remembers we exist."

And rounding out the winners this week is CAPT Mike with this classic line, "When all else fails, a guy looks at his own shoes..."

Nicely done to all those who managed to awaken from the triptophan slumber long enough to form a coherent caption.
And now, to new business!

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Have at it peoples!
May the Farce be with you.

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November 29, 2013

Let the Judgement Begin -Thanksgiving Edition

Thank you to everyone who made this week even tougher than last to judge. Truly some fine snark posted. Although, I must admit to disappointment that our newly-trained Padawan of the Sidestep, Elise, didn't join in, but maybe she'll be inspired by the feast of Thanksgiving and her husband's fettucine Alfredo.

Now, on to old business...
To the judgement:

So many great entries this week! It truly made my job extremely difficult, and I will say I was truly torn between several different comments until spd popped up with: "Oh crap. It's that woman from the Christmas party. What was I thinking???"

YAG captured second place for: "Obama has come to regret teaching everyone in his administration to look down their noses."

And this week we have a tie for third because, quite frankly, they were both equally snort-worthy. Grim's - "Whoever designed this seating chart is fired tomorrow morning." and CAPT Mike's - "Not now Kathleen, I have a headache."

Well done everyone. I love when the snark is so prime that the judgement is this difficult.
And now, to new business!

In honor of Thanksgiving and the many family gatherings enjoyed by all...except possibly spd.

Have at it peoples!
May the Farce be with you.

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November 22, 2013

Let the Judgement Begin

Boy, you guys really come out when Shillary is the subject of derision. No, I won't ask the question. I know the answer...why do you think I keep putting them up? 0>;~}

Now, on to old business...
To the judgement:

Snatching victory with the final comment is YAG with, "Despite repeated pleas for help, the fans of the beleaguered Lingerie Football League promptly gave up all hope for rescue after it anounced their first round draft pick."
Second place goes to AFE for his all-too-real-sounding, "Hillary was so excited to show off her "special" helmet that she can wear on the short bus to speaking engagements."
And sliding in at third is Don Brouhaha capturing the look of every person in the picture, "Look, I've gotten Billy's codpiece here!"

Special note is made for this converation:
Azrael Eshu - "Billy,
Here's your hat for your next set of comments on ObamaCare...."
Bill Clinton - "Uh, yes, honey, that IS what I meant when I said I always carry a helmet when we travel separately!"
Prime snark in the reply, I must say.

Finally, football reference props go to CAPT Mongo for, "Personal foul. Facemask. 15 yards from the point of the infraction." (Automatic first down. 0>;~})

Nicely done, everyone! This week was very tough. Thanks for that!
And now, to new business!

Have at it peoples!
May the Farce be with you.

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November 15, 2013

Let the Judgement Begin

I gotta tell ya, you guys are pretty good. Even if CAPT Mike did wimp out in the face of competition. *snicker* 0>;~}
Now, on to old business...
To the judgement:

Conveying what seems to be exactly what was said is spd rdr in first place with: Obama: "Policies issued in accordance with the Affordable Care Act cover a many more services than those "sub-par" plans that got cancelled. For example...Well, just tell 'em how big it is now, Joe."
Biden: "Heh."
Obama: "I'm telling you, folks, you're gonna L-O-V-E Obamacare!"

Starting our next conversation is htom's: "Joe, show them how close it was while she was shaking it!"

With George Pal answering: "'Big F*cking Deal' – missed it by that much."

Well done, gentlemen...and spd.
And now, to new business!

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Have at it peoples.
May the Farce be with you.

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November 07, 2013

Let the Judgement Begin

I have to admit I didn't quite know what to expect from last week's picture, (well, with the exception of "Hmmm... we are sensing a theme with these contest photos...") but you guys shirley didn't disappoint.

So, on to old business...
To the judgement:

First place, hands down, goes to CAPT Mike's "Dear sweet God almighty; I knew that girl in Subic bay!"

Coming in at second place with her self-professed, first attempt at lowering herself to our level (sure, uh huh) is Elise for "Troll dancing. It's not just for Poles anymore."

And, finally, confirming CAPT Mike's first place comment, is bud with "The soldier and the Marine left, but the sailor is still here. Thank goodness for long deployments at sea."

And now, on to new business!

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Have at it peoples.
May the Farce be with you.

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November 01, 2013

Let the Judgement Begin

Well, I see what gets you guys *going*, and it ain't pretty.

To the judgement:
First place goes to CAPT Mike for, "The look on her face suggest it has batteries and she's just finished a free trial offer." (Yes, I have a dirty mind, who amongst us didn't know that?)

Second place goes to the ever-inventive spd rdr, "Alas, even the addition of the Queen's Royal Pen to Her Royal Smile could not improve upon the Queen's Dreadful Pantsuit."

Jumping into the fray at third place is htom with, "I don't need Bill now."

Yu-Ain Gonnano claims movie reference props for, "Bill, do you know the real reason the pen is mightier than the sword? It's because it's dull. It'll hurt more, you twit." (One of the best lines from that movie, IMNSHO)

And coming in with the most vaguely phrased comment is Da Boss with, "You guys are killing me... :)" (I'm still not sure whether or not this was meant as a comment or a comment, but, hey, it never hurts to sweet talk the boss.)

You guys really made it hard (heh, I said....hey, CAPT Mike started it!) to determine winners this week. Thanks for that!
And, now on to our next contest!

After the Princess confessed her early love of Troll dolls in the recent doll-themed post, I just couldn't resist....

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October 25, 2013

Let the Judgement Begin

Apparently the picture for the caption contest didn't quite get the Oink Cadre as excited as I'd hoped. Although, vet66 did spot the photographer with the biggest lens.
Still, there were a couple of snorters delivered. So, without further ado:

First place goes to our inimitable spd rdr for -
""And next up we'll be bidding on Dustin's Hoffman's head, body sold separately, of course."

Second place belongs to Yu-Ain Gonnano with -
"Despite the fantastic view afforded Jack Black, he seems more intrigued by the hors d'oeuvres Dustin Hoffman is sneaking behind the wall.

Mr Hoffman later explained to Mr Black, "These are not the hot buns you are looking for."

And, last but not least, third place to George Pal for his trip down movie memory lane -
"Psssst, tootsie... Tootsie! If a tree falls on someone in a forest does it matter if it's not on me?"

Those are the winners for last week. Hopefully this week's picture will generate a little more *excitement*.


Yeah, I know, cruel trick. But what'd you expect from a Dark Lord?
Have at it peoples.
And, no, I have no idea what that is in her hand, but I'm sure a few of you will come up with *something*. In fact, I'm counting on it.

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October 16, 2013

Caption Contest

And now for something completely different...

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Completely different in that, unlike our cream-cheese danish bikini wearing Princess, I actually judge my contests.
Have at it, peoples.

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December 03, 2012

Caption Contest Winners!

The winners of the "Oh Yeah, I *So* Went There" Caption Contest await your applause:

Snarkammando hits a single to First Base:

FFI:"Hohhmme, home of the duranged,
Where our private parts flap in the breeze.
And seldom is heard,
a clue bat's last word,
But the dog whistles blow in the trees."

TomG51 steals 2nd:

Whew. At least it wasn't a nativity scene on public property....
spd rounds Third base and heads for home:
The dangers of hiring cut-rate Chippendales to deliver your birthday greetings.

Honorable mention:

Yu-Ain Gonnano:

You mean I'm not having that dream where I've shown up to work naked?

And the winners of the MacArthur Park Caption Contest are...

[drum roll]

The indefatigable mr rdr:

"I stood in the rose garden and I told the American people and the world that we were going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror, and also said that we're going to hunt down whomever it was that left the cake out in the rain."
Sir Don of Brouhaha:
"Leaving the cake out in the rain is a false choice. As I have often said, you can't have your cake and the rain, too."

Yu-Ain Gonnano:

Barack Obama does not get wet. Water gets him instead. He *is* the most interesting President in the world.
Honorable mentions go to:


"$400,000 a year salary, a million bucks in book and recording royalties, and I can't swing by Target to pick up a @#$@ umbrella."


I think you can get in a quick 9 before the heavy stuff comes down
Thanks to everyone who participated!

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November 28, 2012

"Oh Yeah, I *So* Went There" Caption Contest

Wethinks they need to work on their messaging. What say you?

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October 30, 2012

MacArthur Park Caption Contest

"....and I'll never have that recipe agaaaaaaaaaain!"

Update: replaced photo with the one I couldn't find earlier.

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Moving the Goalposts Caption Contest Winners

After much hype and several broken promises (how appropriate), the long awaited Moving the Goalposts Caption Contest winners are...

[drum roll]

1st place:
Grim: "Oh, look, a softball!"

2nd place:
George Pal: ...and then I saw this giant chalupa in the sky... it was singing... singing "blame it on the boss with ova"

3rd place:
spd rdr: "Of course you can't see it. It's a divine teleprompter!"

Since there were so many good entries, we decided to pick a few honorable mentions:

Fire Marshall Bill: Move that halon nozzle a little closer, these slacks aren't flame retardant ya know...

Yu-Ain Gonnano: Alright Economy, just fall down, I'll catch you!

htom: As God is my witness, I thought Obama would be able to balance the budget.

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October 09, 2012

File Under, "I Can *Too* Judge Caption Contests!"

As promised, the winners of The Shadow Knows Caption Contest:

First Prize goes to that International Man of Mystery, Don Brouhaha!

If the Media sees the President's shadow at the first debate, we get four more weeks of propaganda!

The Double Entendre award goes to Eric Hines for:

"A shadow of itself after these four years."

And lastly for not leastly, a stuffed marmoset by parcel post to Purple Raider:

John Hancock 1, Barack Obama, zero.
Nicely played, everyone :) And try not to faint from the shock of this unprecedented event.

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