Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners August 21, 2015

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ was an amazing success! In fact, there were so many great entries that I am going to break protocol and give out two winners for each spot on the countdown. You should still read through them all because even with extra winners I still couldn’t pay homage to them all. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture:
Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, sits on board a bathyscaphe as it plunges into the Black sea along the coast of Sevastopol, Crimea, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. President Vladimir Putin plunged into the Black Sea to see the wreckage of a sunk ancient merchant ship which was found in the end of May. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Here are the winning entries:

1) (rodney dill) – ““No, I won’t give Bill Clinton a ride again. He never stops yelling EMERGENCY BLOW!”

1) (Rick Adams) – “In Soviet Russia Shark jumps you. (with accompanying photoshop)

2) (David Robertson) – “When Putin goes into the water, sharks don’t bother him. Professional courtesy.

2) (guido81_MA) – “Dr. Nyet

3) (Bird666) – “Putin and his modified AMC Pacer.

3) (Paul Hooson) – “OCTOPUTINPUSS

4) (RestlessLegs) – “Obama tried this, but his golf cart sank.

4) (Mike) – “Putin, on his way to view the French fleet.

5) (cathymv) – “Мне нравится совершать долгие прогулки на пляже , читать хорошую книгу и взять
подводную лодку , и взорвать вещи .

I like to take long walks on the beach, read a good book and take the submarine out and blow things up.

5) (Bill_M) – “Visiting the wreck of the SS Hillary!

6) (Retired military) – “Putin “I may hunt tigers and dive in submarines but Obama sleeps with a bear and has apparantly screwed her at least twice”

6) (Rdm42) – ““They said the global warming was hiding in the deep ocean, and I mean to find it!”

The Readers Choice Award this week goes to:

(Joe_Miller) – “If Ted Kennedy had one of these, he might have been President.

And one more for the road:

(Pretzel_Logic) – “‘This thing has blown a seal’ ‘ leave my private life out of it’

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

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  • Retired military

    Thanks all

  • Rodney and Rick with the Russkies did click! Congratulations, guys!

  • Paul Hooson

    Everyone was really inspired this week and so good! I loved all of the AMC jokes this week as well the Ted Kennedy jokes and Rodney’s gem that had Cathy really laughing. I wanted to write some James Bond jokes, and only realized after I wrote it just how filthy my OCTOPUTINPUSSY entry REALLY actually was…Jez, what was I thinking, but people liked it, and it was in the genre of the highly suggestive names of many of the Ian Fleming characters….Thank you everyone for tolerating my feeble attempts at humor this week…

    • cathymv

      While Rodney had the killer of the week, you were quite prolific and damned funny too. Never hold back….. we’d think that you were ill or something….

    • Rick Adams

      Innocent me, I never realized just how dodgy OCTOPUTINPUSSY was until you pointed it out.

  • Nuthin’ but nyet.
    Thanks Sarah!

  • cathymv

    I KNEW Rodney’s was a winner!! I checked in as soon as I got up… and laughed again!!! Brilliant!!! Congrats! and hey, thanks for including one of mine… 🙂 way cool monday morning!!!

  • Joe_Miller

    I can’t take full credit this week. Inspired by this:

  • Hey, the Pacer wasn’t all that bad of a car… for a fishbowl.

    • Paul Hooson

      I’m quite an AMC fan and historian, and I deeply resent how the Pacer financially ruined AMC. The company carefully spent money for many years, where the 1970 Hornet was developed starting in 1966 for just $40 million dollars in production money, and Hornet based automobiles became the bread and butter of the company from September 1969 until the 1988 model year, with the last few Eagles produced by Chrysler. The smaller Gremlin-based cars were developed for a mere $6 million more, where the Hornet-based automobiles as a whole were a cost effective car line for the severely cash strapped company. – The Pacer was a huge financial mistake because in 1975 the 1976 models only sold well for just one model year, and then sales rapidly fell, where the cars cost $80 million to develop and never recovered their production costs, eventually setting AMC up for economic ruin and having to seek Renault as a partner. The Pacer’s fishbowl design became very hot inside, like sitting under a magnifying glass and was not well thought out. The car had no engine after GM dropped a Wankel engine project, so AMC’s too long 258 six was squeezed into the car, protruding into the passenger cab, where it was nearly impossible to change the last spark plug. The car featured a very long door on the passenger side instead of a four door design, instead of using two doors, but had a short door on the driver side. The car was nearly as wide as a full size Chevrolet, but short in length, which was a goofy design not as easy to drive as a true small car. And, the car was very heavy with all of the gas, getting poor gas mileage, where a V8 engine was really needed to properly power the heavy small car. AMC was set up for financial ruin by this car, losing as much as $600 on every car they were selling as a whole. Renault entered as a business partner, but left after French terrorists murdered a Renault executive and extorted the French company to exit from AMC, forcing AMC to sell to Chrysler or go out of business in 1987 as only the Jeep line was profitable and some new Renault designed cars had not even went into production at the time that Renault quickly left. If not for the Pacer, AMC might have been able to survive.

      Here’s the 1966 AMC Vixen concept car that AMC car line from 1969 until Dec 1987 was based on. Unlike the Hornet-based cars, the Pacer was not a conventional car line or the good basis for many useful cars like the Hornet was, including four wheel drive Eagle models.

  • Rick Adams

    I hasten to point out that the “Shark jumps you” was Rodney Dill’s caption. When I photoshop an existing caption, I consider any votes for the photoshop to be a vote for the original caption. I photoshop captions I especially like just for fun, not to try to steal the caption. Also, as always: if it makes me laugh out loud, I upvote it. 🙂

  • Pretzel__Logic

    Alright, the first ever One for the Road award!