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Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

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

Singer and musician Paul McCartney reads passages from 'High in the Clouds,' a children's fantasy book he co-authored, before a group of students from Fairburn Elementary School, at a Borders bookstore in Los Angeles Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)


Winners will be announced Sunday evening.


Update: Winners announced (click the link to read the winning entires). And the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make...


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"And then the evil Japanese... (Below threshold)
Weegie:

"And then the evil Japanese witch cast her evil spell upon Good John, who abandoned the forces of good and started writing horrible hippie songs."

"Love, love me do, I'm so i... (Below threshold)

"Love, love me do, I'm so in love with you."

See, even Dr Seuss ripped us off.

DRUDGEBREAKING: The US Just... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

DRUDGEBREAKING: The US Justice Department opened an investigation of Paul McCartney and the work High in the Clouds stating that this is another allusion to glamorizing 60's drug use, much like the musical piece Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Kid in Back: "Jees, Harry P... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

Kid in Back: "Jees, Harry Potter sure has aged badly."

Paul continues to to re... (Below threshold)
B's Freak:

Paul continues to to read to the children after being informed that a Cessna was flown into Abbey Road Studios, thus showing his cluelessness when his leadership was most needed.

"This is much better than w... (Below threshold)

"This is much better than when Michael Jackson wanted to read to us in bed."

"My dad said he was the "Co... (Below threshold)
rick13:

"My dad said he was the "Coolest", but his wife's only got one leg"!

Paul McCartney reading from... (Below threshold)
Dwight P:

Paul McCartney reading from his new autobiography.

Kid to other kid:"... (Below threshold)
FreakyBoy:

Kid to other kid:

"Yeah, apparently he co-authored this, too. Which means all the good parts were written by the other guy."

and so I yelled at George t... (Below threshold)
Todd:

and so I yelled at George to "stop bogarting that hooter and pass it down".

Paul looked up and realized he had just popped out of another flashback....

"Once upon a time, in a lan... (Below threshold)
FreakyBoy:

"Once upon a time, in a land far away, lived a sad and bitter boy named Pete Best..."

Psst...Jeff... who is that ... (Below threshold)
AR:

Psst...Jeff... who is that old lady with the funny accent?

"I don't know about you, bu... (Below threshold)

"I don't know about you, but I think it's the worst episode of MTV Unplugged, ever."

"Twas the night before Fitz... (Below threshold)
A Glosson:

"Twas the night before Fitzmas and all through the house ..."

"Uh, I have a question. Tha... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

"Uh, I have a question. That book have any nude photos of Yoko in it?"

Didn't he get busted once f... (Below threshold)
stan25:

Didn't he get busted once for having the stuff that put his head in the clouds?

From high in the clouds the... (Below threshold)

From high in the clouds the good bug worked hard at his craft, but alas, from far below the fowl temptress put an evil spell on his best friend, luring him to social causes and convincing him to leave the band of bugs...

Paul McCartney was one of t... (Below threshold)
tacitblue:

Paul McCartney was one of the many celebrities on hand at the unveiling of the new democratic party strategy book.

the childrens book is about... (Below threshold)

the childrens book is about a day tripping no where man who went down a long and winding road workin eight days a week and had a hard days night to become a paperback writer so he could earn a ticket to ride on Penny Lane..

Suddenly he burst into tear... (Below threshold)
tacitblue:

Suddenly he burst into tears. "I can read!" he shouted. Now if only he could write.

And then children, our brav... (Below threshold)
Mark:

And then children, our brave hero slayed the Yoko-ono Dragon and the town lived happily ever after.

Here we see singer/songwrit... (Below threshold)
tacitblue:

Here we see singer/songwriter Paul McCartney volunteering for the Indoctrinate the Children program.

"Hey Trevor, what's a 'fook... (Below threshold)
c:

"Hey Trevor, what's a 'fookin' wanker' anyway?"

Here we see Paul McCartney ... (Below threshold)
tacitblue:

Here we see Paul McCartney fulfilling part of his argeement with Michael Jackson to get The Beatles' song catalog back.

Too important to be bothere... (Below threshold)
Matt:

Too important to be bothered with schoolchildren, Jacque Chirac hires a stand-in to read My Pet Goat, as Paris burns.

"...and so the Good Witch H... (Below threshold)
DL:

"...and so the Good Witch Hillary vanquished her evil twin sister (the Bad Witch Hillary) into the land of make believe where liberals actually tell the truth because they can't help it.

Then she lived happily ever after as a conservative!

The End

...and so children, the goo... (Below threshold)
DL:

...and so children, the good wizard was able to banish all the capitalists and wipe out all the evil CO2 in the clouds with one wave of the liberal wand!

The fourth annual Illigitim... (Below threshold)
tacitblue:

The fourth annual Illigitimate Grandchildren of Paul McCartney Convention

...and that, in conclusion,... (Below threshold)
tacitblue:

...and that, in conclusion, is why capitalism is an evil machine.
Now, those of you who would like autographs the fee is $30, and please be brief. My helicopter is waiting.

High in the Clouds: One man... (Below threshold)
tacitblue:

High in the Clouds: One mans journey from pop icon to cultural insignificance.

"... the Good Knight Sir Pa... (Below threshold)

"... the Good Knight Sir Paul slew the evil Queen Yoko, and everyone lived happy ever after."

"Believe it or not, but onc... (Below threshold)
tacitblue:

"Believe it or not, but once upon a time, all of your moms wanted to [email protected]& me."

the story wasn't bad, but t... (Below threshold)
tacitblue:

the story wasn't bad, but the kids were distracted by the one-legged woman in the corner.

One child to another: "Why ... (Below threshold)

One child to another: "Why does he keep yelling OOOOH and Yah Yah Yah after every other sentance?"

Paul McCartney, reading fro... (Below threshold)

Paul McCartney, reading from his second book in the "Lucy In The Sky" fantasy series.

Paul McCartney discovers th... (Below threshold)

Paul McCartney discovers that Red Ribbon Week is the wrong week to tell children about getting high.

Kid on the right: "Paul who... (Below threshold)
yetanotherjohn:

Kid on the right: "Paul who?"

Hacking up a furball, Wirra... (Below threshold)
bob jones:

Hacking up a furball, Wirral the squirrel said, "You said we would be high up in the clouds, but this is nothing but smoke and all I see below are fires everywhere".

"Not to worry" said Froggo the frog, "those are just disaffected youths down there excercising their right to civil disobedience."

With his children's book pu... (Below threshold)
JaySwash:

With his children's book published, a phoney conversion to a nutball religion could pull Paul even with Madonna in the "Attention Whore Scavenger Hunt."

In his bid to help sales of... (Below threshold)
Tam:

In his bid to help sales of Mary Mapes' new book, Paul McCartney attempts to explain proportional fonts to an attentive audience.

How Michael Moore would cap... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

How Michael Moore would caption this:

"Sarasota, Florida, fall 2005. For seven minutes, Paul McCartney, former leader of The Beatles, just sat there and continued to read "My Pet Carrot" to classroom full of children as hundreds of chickens were helplessly deep fried at a nearby Kentucky Fried Chicken..."

This old limey sucks at rea... (Below threshold)
billburz:

This old limey sucks at reading, somebody call an exterminator.

Kid on right to kid on left... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

Kid on right to kid on left: "His lips move when he reads."

"OK, one more time, who was... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

"OK, one more time, who was the walrus?"

I am Paul,Paul, I am... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

I am Paul,
Paul, I am

I do not like green eggs, and ham,
nor turkey, pot roast, pork or spam.
I won't touch any meats or dairy,
all you yanks think I'm a fairy.

I will not eat eggs and Ham.
I do not like them.

Paul I am.

(guess I'll keep the day job)

You'd think that people wou... (Below threshold)
Guido:

You'd think that people would've had enough of Silly Celeb Kid Books....

or

Hey Dude, this book is bad,
"Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed" is 10 times better.
Remember to write songs like "Live & Let Die",
Not kids books about getting high, and we'll like it much better, better, better, better, oh yeah, nah nah nah nanananah, nanananah, Hey Dude.....

Clue # 487 in the "Paul is ... (Below threshold)
Guido:

Clue # 487 in the "Paul is Dead" lexicon:
If you say "Wirral the squirrel has lost his nuts" backwards 12 times consecutively a 4x speed, it sounds uncannily like "This book is a piece of tripe, really man. A 'real live' Beatle would never write this."

You kinda have to listen closely to hear it, but I swear it's there. Freaky.

Turn me OFF, dead man.<br /... (Below threshold)
Guido:

Turn me OFF, dead man.
Turn me OFF, dead man.
Turn me OFF, dead man...........

"Yesterday today was tomorr... (Below threshold)
Rachel Edith:

"Yesterday today was tomorrow yet tomorrow today will be yesterday. Oh, I believe in yesterday."

And then the frog said, 'Bi... (Below threshold)

And then the frog said, 'Billy, do you ever think about touching yourself in that special place?'

Hey, didn't he used to be i... (Below threshold)
Mark:

Hey, didn't he used to be in Wings?

Kid on right:"FREE... (Below threshold)

Kid on right:

"FREEBIRD! FREEBIRD! FREEBIRD!"

"So you see boys and girls,... (Below threshold)
ed:

"So you see boys and girls, Bush lied....

While Napster went up in sm... (Below threshold)
McCain:

While Napster went up in smoke,
Paul McCartney read My Pet Walrus.

"And, little children, MARI... (Below threshold)
-S-:

"And, little children, MARIJUANA is spelled, "D-o-n'-t--T-e-l-l--Y-o-u-r--P-a-r-e-n-t-s--I--S-a-i-d--T-h-i-s."

"Psst, Billy, let me get th... (Below threshold)
itismedavid:

"Psst, Billy, let me get this straight.... We're in Califronia and a liberal is reading to us about "high in the clouds". Don't you think Gov. Arnold will run him over with one of his Hummers the first chance he gets. You know, it is still illegal to have marijuana even in LA"

How long do we have to list... (Below threshold)

How long do we have to listen to this guy till they bring out the knight?

You know, kids, Mary Mapes'... (Below threshold)
Kevin P. Craver:

You know, kids, Mary Mapes' book actually makes sense with a hit of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

"Too late, he and his mates... (Below threshold)

"Too late, he and his mates realized that Yoko was in fact a demonic succubus..."

Sir Paul McCartney standing... (Below threshold)

Sir Paul McCartney standing in for The Editor of The New York Times, telling Another Fairytale to a Captive Audience of Avid Readers

"Hey Jude, Where's my car?"... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

"Hey Jude, Where's my car?"

"Ob-La-De Ob-La-Da? ... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

"Ob-La-De Ob-La-Da? What does he think we are, first graders?"

"So, they don't allow praye... (Below threshold)

"So, they don't allow prayer in schools, but it's OK to spend a whole afternoon listening to some old pothead ramble on about the sixties?"

"Mr. McCartney, we're all i... (Below threshold)

"Mr. McCartney, we're all impressed and everything that Penthouse printed your letter... but, seriously, TMI."

"It's not nearly as bad as ... (Below threshold)

"It's not nearly as bad as last week when Melissa Etheridge read her autobiography, Heather Has Two Mommies, or, You Don't Wanna Use That Turkey baster."

Need some time to be alone,... (Below threshold)
Ingress:

Need some time to be alone, try washing the dishes!

So was the book written by ... (Below threshold)

So was the book written by McCartney and Lennon or Lennon and McCartney?

"And then I said to Yoko, 'Hey, hey, hee, hee, get off of my cloud.'"

"Drugs are bad, so don't do drugs, m'kay?"

"Yeah? My grandpa says Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings."

So was the book written by ... (Below threshold)

So was the book written by McCartney and Lennon or Lennon and McCartney?

"And then I said to Yoko, 'Hey, hey, hee, hee, get off of my cloud.'"

"Drugs are bad, so don't do drugs, m'kay?"

"Yeah? My grandpa says Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings."

Though no one would have th... (Below threshold)

Though no one would have thought it possible in 1965, 40 years of growing evidence makes it increasingly clear that Ringo was actually the SMART one…

Kid on right to kid on left... (Below threshold)

Kid on right to kid on left:

“How long do you think we’ll have to listen to this guy before they bring out the knight?”

"If you drive a car, I'l... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

"If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet."

"I guess Dubya recruited Paul to help strike back at the Liberals."

"Yesterday...All my wrinkle... (Below threshold)
Doug:

"Yesterday...All my wrinkles seemed so far away"

Update: <... (Below threshold)

Update: Winners announced (click the link to read the winning entires). The contest is now closed.




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