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Weekend Caption Contest™

It's Friday, which means it's time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following photo...

Iraqi citizen Satar Alkutayfi (top) of South Dakota looks over the Iraqi election ballot with election worker Karim Khan in Rosemont, Illinois. Iraqi citizens in the US were among the first to cast their votes in Iraq's first democratic election in 50 years(AFP/Jeff Haynes)


Update: Winners announced. Comments are now closed.


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Comments (118)

Is that a hanging ch... (Below threshold)

Is that a hanging chad or a dimpled chad...?

I think I just voted for Pa... (Below threshold)
Doug:

I think I just voted for Pat Buchanan !

Iraqi's are already complai... (Below threshold)

Iraqi's are already complaining of election fraud and confusing ballots as many claimed they had accidently selected Ralph Nader for Prime Minister.

Bingo!... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Bingo!

The Butterfly Ballot, Part ... (Below threshold)

The Butterfly Ballot, Part II

Pssst. What does a... (Below threshold)

Pssst.

What does a yellow light mean?

Al-Zarqawi's nightmare.... (Below threshold)
D. Carter:

Al-Zarqawi's nightmare.

"Well Mr. Ahmad, everything... (Below threshold)

"Well Mr. Ahmad, everything seems to be in place for this year's election AND for your new home mortgage"

What do you mean that ONLY ... (Below threshold)
Steve:

What do you mean that ONLY dead people can vote in the state of Washington now?!

"I'll have the ginger beef,... (Below threshold)

"I'll have the ginger beef, the moo shu pork, and, let's see, mmm, cashew chicken..."

Hmm - I don't see Kerry/Edw... (Below threshold)
Allium:

Hmm - I don't see Kerry/Edwards anywhere here.

Give me a minute...I know t... (Below threshold)

Give me a minute...I know this... it's a country in Africa?

Hey, how come these all say... (Below threshold)

Hey, how come these all say "Christine Gregoire"?

IRAQI ELECTIONS"No s... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

IRAQI ELECTIONS
"No sir, don't worry about it, you may disregard the part of the ballot where the word, OHIO, has been scratched out."

How do you spell Kerry/Edwa... (Below threshold)
JAT:

How do you spell Kerry/Edwards in Arabic?

You're right, this is sligh... (Below threshold)

You're right, this is slightly more complicated than "Saddam YES/NO"

- Well of course Mohammud..... (Below threshold)

- Well of course Mohammud... Hell we can take almost anything for ID....Do you have a Takrit Blockbuster card....that would work....

(AP) US relations with the ... (Below threshold)

(AP) US relations with the Iraqi people took a turn for the worse after the rollout of the new Iraqi 1040EZ Tax Return.

AP BREAKING: In one of its ... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

AP BREAKING: In one of its most brazen visible efforts to step up hostilities, Hamas has instituted a process for new suicide bomber recruits to meticulously specify the physical traits of each of the promised 72 virgins.

"Hmmm, ... lamb Shwarma ...... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

"Hmmm, ... lamb Shwarma ... lamb kabob ... lamb ... you got anything on the menu without lamb?"

Hi Satar! I'm Dr. Neil Cla... (Below threshold)

Hi Satar! I'm Dr. Neil Clark Warren and this is your eDemocracy profile questionnaire.

Who designed this, Playskoo... (Below threshold)

Who designed this, Playskool, JumpStart? WTF! We're Iraqis not preschoolers....

Putz!

"Hamid...Hassan...Jaafari..... (Below threshold)

"Hamid...Hassan...Jaafari...Hey - no Hussein. This is soooo much more difficult than last election."

"I get to choose? And you'... (Below threshold)
JimK:

"I get to choose? And you're not going to cut off my hand or rape my mother in front of me for picking the wrong guy? Wow. So what is that Michael Moore guy complaining about then?"

What do you mean I can't vo... (Below threshold)
Tony:

What do you mean I can't vote provisionally Mr. Blackwell? The paper is not the right weight? For the love of Allah, don't make me go to Baghdad to vote.

Iraqi citizen Ahmed Albini ... (Below threshold)
jmaster:

Iraqi citizen Ahmed Albini scans the list of presidential candidates as he prepares to vote in Iraq’s first democratic election:

“…..Mohammed Obana, Mohammed Oputu, Muhammed Partuki, Pat Paulsen, Mohammed Pumani, Mohammed Quazari…..”

Posted by: Rodney Dill <... (Below threshold)
DBub:

Posted by: Rodney Dill
"Hmmm, ... lamb Shwarma ... lamb kabob ... lamb ... you got anything on the menu without lamb?"

oh my that is funny

Theresa LePore strikes agai... (Below threshold)
hobgoblin:

Theresa LePore strikes again!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

"I'll have two #172s, one o... (Below threshold)
jrp:

"I'll have two #172s, one order of #295. Does that come with eggrolls?"

I'm sorry sir there is no l... (Below threshold)
DBub:

I'm sorry sir there is no listing for Brittney Spears, do you have a second choice?

"I don't mind voting," says... (Below threshold)
JRP:

"I don't mind voting," says one new democratic activist in Baghdad, "but would you get this damn cameraman off my back?"

How the heck do I choose be... (Below threshold)

How the heck do I choose between 137 Muhammads and 68 Amirs?

"I cannot believe this.. t... (Below threshold)
stoj:

"I cannot believe this.. this is a dream come true. Are you really trying to tell me that I get FOUR HBO's?"

Confused with the local tra... (Below threshold)

Confused with the local track's race forms, Ahmed asks the poll worker how to place a trifecta box with Allawi, Al Swahiri, and Mohammed.

Why Oh Why O did I ever lea... (Below threshold)
Rick13:

Why Oh Why O did I ever leave Ohio?

RE: Pssst.

What does a yellow light mean?
Posted by: RightWingDuck.

"Slow Down"!

Concerns over election frau... (Below threshold)
slim:

Concerns over election fraud moved Friday from Ohio, Oregon and St. Louis to precincts in Bagdhad. Election official Mohammad Saddam (seated next to election official Saddam Mohammad) reviews thousands of voter registrations which all appear to be from a single person: Mohammad bin Saddam ... who lives in Saddam City on Mohammad Street.

Yes, these are the first tw... (Below threshold)

Yes, these are the first two pages of the candidates running for President. Where are the other 27?

WTF? All these choices and... (Below threshold)

WTF? All these choices and you want a freakin' WRITE-IN? Everybody in the freakin' country is on this ballot!

I'll take Blue Nose to show... (Below threshold)
Cousin Dave:

I'll take Blue Nose to show in the fifth. Now, about the trifecta...

OK, how many time do I get ... (Below threshold)

OK, how many time do I get to vote in Milwaukee?

So, let get this straight, ... (Below threshold)
RodgerH:

So, let get this straight, #1 is for Bucannan and #2 is for Gore and #3 is Kerry?

I'm sorry Sen. Kennedy, I d... (Below threshold)
Rick13:

I'm sorry Sen. Kennedy, I don't see anyplace where we could "Write you in"!

Geesh! And I thought the S... (Below threshold)

Geesh! And I thought the SAT's were tough!

"I know this guy, and this ... (Below threshold)

"I know this guy, and this guy, and this guy... don't know this guy, don't know him, do know him, know him, this guy beat me up for lunch money at school, he's not getting my vote! Don't know him, don't know him, know him...."

vote? I thought I was taki... (Below threshold)
trappedinmn:

vote? I thought I was taking the SATs...............

*sigh* I miss the days of e... (Below threshold)

*sigh* I miss the days of either Saddam-yes or Saddam- a thousand times yes.

"Sorry Mr Kerry, your appli... (Below threshold)
McTrip:

"Sorry Mr Kerry, your application for a purple heart is denied : you were never in Baghdad over Christmas......."

"An Iraqi proves that Ameri... (Below threshold)
Al:

"An Iraqi proves that Americans _are_ stupid by holding a better election that what passed for an election in Washington State." -- BBC.

You're right Sen Kennedy! V... (Below threshold)
shark:

You're right Sen Kennedy! Voting is a losing cause. I'm going to run out and plant an IED on the highway right now!

Although well-intentioned, ... (Below threshold)
McCain:

Although well-intentioned, it was soon obvoius that Baghdad's "ballot buddy" program was not working. After six hours and three fistfights, Shia Muhammad Hassan, and Sunni Hassan Muhammad, still could not agree on their vote.

Sir, you only get to vote O... (Below threshold)

Sir, you only get to vote ONCE. What kind of ass-backwards third-world electoral system do you think we're running here?

flight schools accused o... (Below threshold)
[GARAGE_DEFEAT]:

flight schools accused of racial profiling after 9/11 Comission report surfaces

"As you can see Mr. Andwafhar, The Pantone Skintone chart lists you as a 731C. Two shades lighter and you would have been a shoe-in..."

If you take the #8 bus to M... (Below threshold)
BorgQueen:

If you take the #8 bus to Mosul and run like hell, you'll just make the #33 camel to Tikrit.....hop a mule, head for the border, and you'll be in Iran by Tuesday.

"Great! And now we can go o... (Below threshold)

"Great! And now we can go on and select the interior color and fabric choices. Now with your Sport package..."

"You mark it here if you wa... (Below threshold)
jmaster:

"You mark it here if you want to vote for, uh, how do you say this "powwoynw", er, ah, "powwoynw", mmm..."

"Oops! I had it upside down!"

"I'll vote for whoever I wa... (Below threshold)
Brian:

"I'll vote for whoever I want, GOSH"

An Iraqi expatriate citizen... (Below threshold)
OneDrummer:

An Iraqi expatriate citizen votes by provisional ballot in King County, Washington today, proving he really is indeed dead.

Im sorry Mr. Aju-Bin-Hajima... (Below threshold)

Im sorry Mr. Aju-Bin-Hajimaliradbasqat, but everyone in THIS column has already been assasinated.

The Karaoke creator reveals... (Below threshold)
igna:

The Karaoke creator reveals THE big secret

Yes, as a matter of fact I ... (Below threshold)

Yes, as a matter of fact I am pro-choice.

...OK Alex,I'll take Florid... (Below threshold)
Moon Monkey:

...OK Alex,I'll take Florida Elections for $200...

...Now if I pick this one d... (Below threshold)
Moon Monkey:

...Now if I pick this one do you think I'll get it in the end? Will I finally get everything I've got coming to me?

But Mr. McMahon, are you su... (Below threshold)
HeyMike:

But Mr. McMahon, are you sure my name is not on the list of winners? Please check again, Hassan, Mohamed Hassan...

...Now when you say that we... (Below threshold)
Moon Monkey:

...Now when you say that we'll be voting in
the "Sky Boxes",what does that mean exactly?

...I see that "Jesus Kid" h... (Below threshold)
Moon Monkey:

...I see that "Jesus Kid" has been scratched,but that doesn't mean that I can't vote for "Bomb Boy 500"!

...And for my final choice,... (Below threshold)
Moon Monkey:

...And for my final choice,put me down for the Eagles and 10 points...

The most important issue to... (Below threshold)
Mantis:

The most important issue to you this election is:
A) Infrastructure
B) Security
C) House destroyed
D) Moral Values

Now Mr. Abdulah, if you vot... (Below threshold)
golfer:

Now Mr. Abdulah, if you vote democrat here, that is all you will need to enter the United States.

What's Arabic for Butterfly... (Below threshold)
Eric:

What's Arabic for Butterfly Ballot?

Despite Al-Zarqawi's best e... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Despite Al-Zarqawi's best efforts the Iraqis take a lesson from Washington State and also let dead people vote.

Lotto mania strikes Iraq.</... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Lotto mania strikes Iraq.

"This is so complicated... ... (Below threshold)
Eric:

"This is so complicated... I know C, C, C, C,..."

"HMMMM??? A nine letter wo... (Below threshold)
Eric:

"HMMMM??? A nine letter word for a form of government, starting with a 'D'. Damn this New York Times crossword puzzle."

"I'm sorry, Senator Kennedy... (Below threshold)

"I'm sorry, Senator Kennedy, but there is no ballot referendum on ejecting Americans or drowning secretaries...."

An observer from Washington... (Below threshold)
Eric:

An observer from Washington State visits Baghdad to learn how to perform an election.

امدح اللّه ! This is so muc... (Below threshold)
Beth:

امدح اللّه ! This is so much simpler than that Caleeforneea recall ballot!

This was so much easier whe... (Below threshold)
RR:

This was so much easier when my choices were "Saddam" or "kill my family"

"Do you realize how many Mo... (Below threshold)

"Do you realize how many Mohammed's there are on this list?"

Exit polling at the Tikrit ... (Below threshold)
OneDrummer:

Exit polling at the Tikrit Spider Hole Club showed an early projected winner... Hussein.

Freddy 'Abdullah' Mitchell ... (Below threshold)
OneDrummer:

Freddy 'Abdullah' Mitchell thanks his hands for allowing himself to cast a ballot in the Iraqi elections today....


Note: for reference, see Eagles post-game interviews.... :)

Yes, Mr. Hassid, you can vo... (Below threshold)
Drew:

Yes, Mr. Hassid, you can vote for any candidate you choose.

But will they really save you money on your car insurance?

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? R. DE... (Below threshold)
R. DEHAVEN:

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? R. DEHAVEN - [email protected]

"I never thought we could e... (Below threshold)

"I never thought we could ever achieve an election without Viagra!"

Man, voting is da bomb</... (Below threshold)

Man, voting is da bomb...wait, no, no, I didn't say "bomb," you must have misunderstood me!

One man, one vote.... (Below threshold)
m:

One man, one vote.

Lessee - ware iss "NO"? </... (Below threshold)

Lessee - ware iss "NO"?

Crap, this is so complicate... (Below threshold)

Crap, this is so complicated, and if I don't get it right P. Diddy is going to kill me!

Yes I am sure I was disenfr... (Below threshold)
gibsonz:

Yes I am sure I was disenfranchised,you only see me voting in three precients don`t you!

"Bush, his name is Dubya? I... (Below threshold)
Hodink:

"Bush, his name is Dubya? I want to write in Dubya Bush."

multiplication tables? whe... (Below threshold)

multiplication tables? when will I ever need this stuff?

"Vote? First, as a CITIZEN... (Below threshold)
JimK:

"Vote? First, as a CITIZEN JOURNALIST I demand pie! I am so, I have a Blogspot blog, dammit."

So, how much does it say I ... (Below threshold)

So, how much does it say I can get for my "Urza's Sanctified IED"?

A day at the greyhound trac... (Below threshold)
nizzo:

A day at the greyhound track. An unidentified man bets $5 on Wizbang to place in the nights first race.

Crap, this is so complic... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

Crap, this is so complicated, and if I don't get it right P. Diddy is going to kill me!

Good one!

Iraq prepares to institute ... (Below threshold)

Iraq prepares to institute the "Crayola 120" Terror Alert System.

Ahmed scores 1410 on his SA... (Below threshold)

Ahmed scores 1410 on his SAT's.

What's Arabic for Butter... (Below threshold)

What's Arabic for Butterfly Ballot?

اِقْتِراع بَشَّارَة

But that might come across as "A vote is an insect."

"My name is Ted Kennedy and... (Below threshold)

"My name is Ted Kennedy and I am ordering you to go home immediately. Don't you understand that we want the same thing as the insurgents? You are part of the problem. Why aren't you listening to me? Go Home!..."

"Why is gay marriage not on... (Below threshold)
Drew - Dallas, TX:

"Why is gay marriage not on this ballot? I do not see it here."

Do you know anything about ... (Below threshold)
OneDrummer:

Do you know anything about that guy running for Superior Court Judge in District 3 ?

I hear he only stoned four people to death in his last term.....

And as a Seattle resident, ... (Below threshold)
RightWriter:

And as a Seattle resident, Mr. Zanni, you can also begin voting in the 2008 United States election.

"Where's the Likud list?"</... (Below threshold)

"Where's the Likud list?"

In a proclamation from the ... (Below threshold)
McCain:

In a proclamation from the heavenly caretaker for the Rights of Man, all candidates and all voters were declared winners in the Iraqi elections.

"This would be easier if we... (Below threshold)

"This would be easier if we just let Diebold tell us who the winner is!"

"Vote Quimby!"... (Below threshold)
stoj:

"Vote Quimby!"

"Thank you America."... (Below threshold)
jmaster:

"Thank you America."

Say, will counting the ball... (Below threshold)
OneDrummer:

Say, will counting the ballots and declaring a winner take as long as that Aylward chap takes to post the Weekend Caption Contest winners?

Are you sure all the... (Below threshold)
jack rudd:


Are you sure all these names aren't simply aliases for Saddam Hussein?

Saddam isn't on here?!? Ar... (Below threshold)

Saddam isn't on here?!? Are you sure this is an Iraqi election?

just the Whopper and the sm... (Below threshold)
Jufray:

just the Whopper and the small fry sir.

So many Super Bowls prop be... (Below threshold)

So many Super Bowls prop bets, so little time.
GO PATRIOTS!!!!

I'll take three boxes of Th... (Below threshold)
Jack Burton:

I'll take three boxes of Thin Mints, two boxes of Samoas.......

Hummm , Lets see..... Daily... (Below threshold)
doug:

Hummm , Lets see..... Daily Kos says to vote the Communist ticket. Which Muhhamad Hussein is that?

"This election has been bro... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

"This election has been brought to you by the
Crayola 128 Pack for when you need:
Just a little more than red and blue

The swimsuit issue will be ... (Below threshold)
OneDrummer:

The swimsuit issue will be mailed to my registration address when? Next week? Do I get a travel burka with that?

"A 7-letter word for subtit... (Below threshold)
CJM:

"A 7-letter word for subtitle, starts with C. Hmmm, this election contest is just too complicated."

So some guy really tried to... (Below threshold)

So some guy really tried to vote for Saddam?

Update: <a... (Below threshold)

Update: Winners announced. Comments are now closed.




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