Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ caused a little controversy this week. Just as a reminder to all that the normal rules of commenting don’t necessarily apply to caption contests. You can say things there that would get you in trouble elsewhere on the site. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture:

President Barack Obama jokingly mimics U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's "not impressed" look while greeting members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office, Nov. 15, 2012. Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics President, and Savannah Vinsant laugh at left. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Here are the winning entries:

1) (Rodney Dill) – “Do something Nancy Pelosi can’t do.

2) (sarahconnor2) – “The two finalists in ‘America’s Whiniest Little Bitch’ contest were announced today.

3) (Vagabond661) – “America didn’t get the gold in the election either.

4) (RestlessLegs) – “But can he stick a landing on the fiscal cliff?

5) (914) – “One spent years of preparation and dedication to achieve the American dream. The other is Obama

6) (fustian24) – “Obama’s plan to stop Iranian nukes.

Making a stern face.

The Readers Choice Award this week went to Rodney Dill’s winning entry. In its place we honor one more worthy, if overlooked, caption:

(retired.military) – “I won a silver in the Olympics for doing a very difficult gymnastic routine

I won the Nobel peace prize for doing nothing

That’s all for this weekend. A new edition of the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™ will debut Friday morning.

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  • Paul Hooson

    Rodney Dill’s “Nancy Pelosi” line was indeed brilliant. Her one botox treatment way too many, deer caught in the headlights look is indeed ripe for many a joke. And Rodney Dill, expertly exploited that for a great laugh here. Bravo!

    • retired.military

      Damn I actually agree with Paul for once.

  • Thanks Kevin, Paul Hooson, and all… That caption far exceeded my expectations for it.

    • fustian24

      It’s often the way. I frequently fall in love with a caption that nobody but nobody else likes and a throw away makes it into the top six.

      What I liked about this caption was that it was quiet and not obvious. But once you thought about it for a minute, it really drew blood.

      Very clever for a guy named after a condiment.

      • You just didn’t pass the mustard, so you’re trying to ketchup.

      • jim_m

        Technically, it’s an herb.

        • fustian24

          I know, but condiment sounded funnier to me.

    • retired.military

      The truth shall set you free.

  • fustian24

    I was very happy to see sarahconnor’s caption restored to its original glory. It made me laugh out loud.

    Years ago I tried my hand at blogging for a while. It was interesting and demanding and made me appreciate those that are good at it. One of my most read posts involved my definition of humor: “Humor is rudeness directed elsewhere. When it comes my way, it’s not so d*mn funny.”

    Humor is always a tricky balancing act. In most good humor, someone is left bleeding, and the difference between being funny and being a d*ck is not very great. Humor is generally on a knife edge and not everyone agrees with where it should be exactly. I can certainly understand the point of view of people that see it differently, but sarah’s caption walked right up to the edge but stayed firmly on the funny side for me.

  • sarahconnor2

    Thanks, Kevin!
    A big “thank you” as well to everyone who gave me the support and understood what I meant. I wasn’t trying to start a big controversy with the caption-it just was the first thing that came to mind when I looked at the picture.

  • retired.military

    Thank you. I really didnt expect my late entry to go anywhere.