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Weekend Caption Contest™

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


Drought in Spain : Sunflowers grow in a dry field on Villa-Viejas' farm land near Cuenca. (AFP/Pedro Armestre)<br />


Winners will be announced Sunday.

Update: . Click the link to read the winning entries. The contest is now closed.


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(2007) An businessman from ... (Below threshold)
Yogurt:

(2007) An businessman from Greater Isreal unveils his sunflower farm in the former Damascus.

Not that plain, the ... (Below threshold)

Not that plain, the other plain.

An Inconvenient Truth: Sunf... (Below threshold)
Eric:

An Inconvenient Truth: Sunflowers cause Global Warming.

If life gives you sun, make... (Below threshold)
Jody:

If life gives you sun, make sun flowers.

[cue generic Democratic Par... (Below threshold)

[cue generic Democratic Party response ad ominous music]

Back in the Clinton Administration, this was a field full of flowers as far as the eye could see. But thanks to tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% of Americans....

Jimmy Carter's peanut farm ... (Below threshold)
JAT:

Jimmy Carter's peanut farm - a victim of Reaganomics.

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Murtha: “I call on the President to recall all of our sunflowers from the Middle East now before this mess turns into a quagmire.”

But at least it's a DRY hea... (Below threshold)

But at least it's a DRY heat!

The farmers import of Dearb... (Below threshold)
Robb H:

The farmers import of Dearborn Muslim Dayworkers failed, as the farmer stated, "I said they need plenty of WATER and SUNLIGHT, Not SADR and ANTI-SEMITES!!"

The new Triffid brigade of ... (Below threshold)
Snurfle:

The new Triffid brigade of the Texas National Guard approaching the Mexican border

Professor Higgins: "Eliza, ... (Below threshold)

Professor Higgins: "Eliza, repeat after me. The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain."

Eliza Doolittle: "Not any more, Professor. Haven't you heard of global warming?"

Bloom where you're planted.... (Below threshold)
goddessoftheclassroom:

Bloom where you're planted.

*POP* I knew I shoulda mad... (Below threshold)

*POP* I knew I shoulda made that left turn in Albuquerque!

Secret Service agent to Pre... (Below threshold)
JimK:

Secret Service agent to President Bush:

"No, listen one more time. It's a metaphor! See the desert of the Middle East is the cracked earth and democracy is the flower.

"Yeah. Still not seein' it."

"Nevermind. It's just a pretty flower, Sir."

John Kerry: "If I were pre... (Below threshold)
markm:

John Kerry: "If I were president, this wouldn't have happened".

You know, this used to be a... (Below threshold)
Pat Mebles:

You know, this used to be all desert. But now, with Global Warming, the precious land has started to grow plants. DAMN YOU, GEORGE BUSH!!!

The DNC's answer to border ... (Below threshold)
SurfinKC:

The DNC's answer to border security.

John Kerry: "If I were pres... (Below threshold)
HeyMike:

John Kerry: "If I were president, this wouldn't have happened".


markm wins---thanks for the laugh!

A Democrat's worst nightmar... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

A Democrat's worst nightmare: thriving without public assistance.

Portrait of Israel after Hi... (Below threshold)
Corky Boyd:

Portrait of Israel after Hisbollah has taken control.

In the year 19,217 life has... (Below threshold)
USMC Pilot:

In the year 19,217 life has proven its resiliency in Terhan.

"Look on the Sunny... (Below threshold)

"Look on the Sunny Side of Life!"

[cue whispered singing of the souls of all Islamofascist martyrs as their ashes fertilize new peace and prosperity in the Middle East]

The catastrophic shortage o... (Below threshold)
tarheelcon:

The catastrophic shortage of sunflowers, as seen here, led MLB commissioner Bud Selig to suspend the 2006 season citing a low supply of sunflower seeds.

Hizbullah today released th... (Below threshold)

Hizbullah today released this photo of the new Lebanese poppy fields. They blame Israel for the weakness of the product.

Save us, Al Gore!!! Save u... (Below threshold)
Eman:

Save us, Al Gore!!! Save us!

Nutroots farmers pledged to... (Below threshold)

Nutroots farmers pledged to plant a seed for every candidate supported by the gang at Daily Kos.

And the Robert Mugabe Excel... (Below threshold)
Weegie:

And the Robert Mugabe Excellence in Agriculture Award goes to...

Close-up photos reveal that... (Below threshold)
FreakyBoy:

Close-up photos reveal that Helen Thomas’ moustache is not made of hair.

Sunflower "just between us,... (Below threshold)
pedrovex:

Sunflower "just between us, I prefer the moon"

HEY! Where are my 72 Virgin... (Below threshold)
Vegas Vic:

HEY! Where are my 72 Virgins?!

The New York Times has just... (Below threshold)
No One of Consequence:

The New York Times has just learned of the existence of high-tech "sunflower" surveillance units, responsible for the capture of thousands of terrorists. They can be found at the following locations...

I am the Conservative oasis... (Below threshold)
Doug:

I am the Conservative oasis in the desert of Liberalism

Ten years later, as the rad... (Below threshold)
John in CA:

Ten years later, as the radiation levels died down, 300-foot-tall sunflowers began to grow in the rolling hills of the former Islamic Republic of Iran

"Blooming vet. Down on my ... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

"Blooming vet. Down on my luck.
WILL SEED FOR WATER"

"BUSH LIED; FLOWERS DIED!"<... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

"BUSH LIED; FLOWERS DIED!"
"BUSH LIED; FLOWERS DIED!"
"BUSH LIED; FLOWERS DIED!"

"israel"... (Below threshold)
jdub:

"israel"

I'm so ronery...... (Below threshold)
sentinel:

I'm so ronery...

"Here comes the Sun"... (Below threshold)
914:

"Here comes the Sun"

Tonight on ABCBSNBC, the ye... (Below threshold)

Tonight on ABCBSNBC, the year is 2012 and global warming has destroyed the planet...

Zapatero's "Sunflowers for ... (Below threshold)

Zapatero's "Sunflowers for Social Justice" program is the first casualty in Spain's war with drought

Im thirsty... (Below threshold)
914:

Im thirsty

Environmentalists lobby to ... (Below threshold)
McCain:

Environmentalists lobby to preserve another important wetland habitat.

Hey Whitney, Crack doesn't ... (Below threshold)
Stevester:

Hey Whitney, Crack doesn't kill!!!!

Al Gores field of dreams</p... (Below threshold)
914:

Al Gores field of dreams

Now that hezbolah is gone, ... (Below threshold)
plainslow:

Now that hezbolah is gone, come grow with us.
"Lebonan Rotary Club"

What it feels like to be a ... (Below threshold)
AB in SC:

What it feels like to be a conservative governor in Massachusetts.

Testing continues on these ... (Below threshold)
Tango:

Testing continues on these genetically engineered sunflowers designed to suck up water like Mel Gibson sucks down rum and cokes. The Hydro-gorge sunflower program was developed to back-up the levy system in New Orleans. Mayor Ray Nagin has been quoted as saying, "These sunflowers will suck those last dribbles right off my wing-ding. I plan on having one next to my commode…makes clean-ups a breeze."

Crocked Anti-Semite Dries ... (Below threshold)
Hodink:

Crocked Anti-Semite Dries Out
(Presidential Candidate In 2008?)

No, it's not a sunflower. ... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

No, it's not a sunflower. And yes, the NSA is watching you.

Well, that's one way to boo... (Below threshold)
Malibu Stacy:

Well, that's one way to boost the value of a Van Gogh.

Sucks to be Me..slrr... (Below threshold)
914:

Sucks to be Me..slrrrrp slrrrrrrp.

Flower child John Kerry mak... (Below threshold)
914:

Flower child John Kerry makes an appearance at the 2008 Hawkeye Cauci..


Nobody cares!

"Blood for Shortflower"... (Below threshold)
914:

"Blood for Shortflower"

Alright Mr Gore..You win.. ... (Below threshold)
914:

Alright Mr Gore..You win.. Now turn on the fricking spigot!!

So this is where the cemeta... (Below threshold)
Michael:

So this is where the cemetary of the Democrat's ideas is!! I'm glad we made that turn from the center lane.

"There's heatwave? Where?"-... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

"There's heatwave? Where?"--Peter F., from sunny and mild Seattle.

The Official State Flower o... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

The Official State Flower of Hell.

Assuring the children that ... (Below threshold)
DOUG BOOK:

Assuring the children that such pretty flowers simply couldn't grow in a mine field, Nasrallah had the 4th grade class line up for the National Martyrs Day "Rolling Around on the Ground" contest.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dus... (Below threshold)
914:

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, Darfur has nothing on Me! In God I trust.

Al Gore's sunflower seed oi... (Below threshold)

Al Gore's sunflower seed oil for food program didn't turn out to be all it was cracked up to be.

Al Zarqawi, STILL pus... (Below threshold)

Al Zarqawi, STILL pushing up daisies.

Where the political careers... (Below threshold)

Where the political careers of rational Democrats go to die.

After having spent all her ... (Below threshold)
jschan:

After having spent all her money buying land in Crawford Texas, Cindy Sheehan was only able to plant a sunflower to mark her dead son's grave.

Fascism is on the rise. Too... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Fascism is on the rise. Too many Americans want to retreat in isolationism. And the heartland is turning into a dustbowl. Woo-hoo, it's the 1930s all over again!

All the proof we need. God ... (Below threshold)
Silver Bullet:

All the proof we need. God wants us to bloom where we are planted! Some have it easy while some have it hard. Ask what you can do to make the world better.

Iraq, we hope.... (Below threshold)
JPG:

Iraq, we hope.

sigh... looks like where my... (Below threshold)

sigh... looks like where my golf ball always seems to land.

Jack gazed upon the field a... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

Jack gazed upon the field and thought, "Damn him! Magic beans my ass."

With the Right Roots, Conse... (Below threshold)
RodgerH:

With the Right Roots, Conservatives often break through the pessimism of a liberal landscape and shine in their optomistic glory.

Nature's attempt at putting... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Nature's attempt at putting a dress on a pig.

Progressives "Field of Drea... (Below threshold)
Bangalore:

Progressives "Field of Dreams"

"This painting depicts the ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

"This painting depicts the artists rendition of the few remaining reasonable liberals struggling to survive the desolation of the Democratic party"

Moderate Moslems stand up t... (Below threshold)

Moderate Moslems stand up to the terrorists and their supporters

Pedro: "Aye curumba, weeth ... (Below threshold)
guido:

Pedro: "Aye curumba, weeth thees drought we are bound to starve, Diego."
Diego: "Si, Pedro, but even without thees drought we
would starve. Who's loco idea was it to plant sunflower eenstead of wheat or corn?"

The President and members o... (Below threshold)
Charles V:

The President and members of Congress view the recently completed 2 billion dollar fence along the Texas and Mexico border.

others told me to wait for ... (Below threshold)
kent:

others told me to wait for the government water. i'm the one who asked why?

You suck! Oh ya....You Suck... (Below threshold)

You suck! Oh ya....You Suck! No...You Suck!Hey....You suck too! All you guys......You alll Suuccckkkk!

Another hippy commune farm ... (Below threshold)
Jumpinjoe:

Another hippy commune farm experiment dries up yet again after the residents collectively ask “Dude, was there something we were supposed to do today?”

Ay, carumba! Sunflower see... (Below threshold)

Ay, carumba! Sunflower seeds make you thirsty!

"Quick Akmed, kill it, ther... (Below threshold)

"Quick Akmed, kill it, there's no stinkin' sunflowers in the Koran."

The Shia representative was... (Below threshold)

The Shia representative was deeply offended at President Bush's gift of Sunni Flowers.

Like earrings on Helen Thom... (Below threshold)

Like earrings on Helen Thomas.

Now where did I put that wa... (Below threshold)

Now where did I put that water?
*roots around*
Nope, not here.

TO: Speech Impediment Instr... (Below threshold)
Steve Doherty Jr.:

TO: Speech Impediment Instructors
FROM: Steve Doherty Jr.
RE: NEW LESSON

Please provide your students with a
new practice lesson.

The Rain in Spain ain't fallin'
on any damn Plain, anymore.

The Little Flower Catholic ... (Below threshold)
Hermoine:

The Little Flower Catholic Church is still on the drawing board. Father Tom went to jail. Father Paul is in rehab. Sister Joseph is evaluating her sexuality. Long story short, it is a bad time to start a congregation.

Hizbollah Hizbollah quite c... (Below threshold)
chief78:

Hizbollah Hizbollah quite contrary,
How does your Lebanon grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row.

Origins & History:
Nursery Rhymes

But its a dry heat.... (Below threshold)
Ken:

But its a dry heat.

The Rain In Spain Falls Mai... (Below threshold)

The Rain In Spain Falls Mainly In Italy.

1st Ant: (Looking up)... "I... (Below threshold)
Moon Monkey:

1st Ant: (Looking up)... "I thought you said sunflowers were forbidden by the religious police?"

2nd Ant: "No, what I said was sunflowers 'suck' and the religious police forbid sucking."

3rd Ant: "Thanks be to Allah that we have someone looking out for us!"

4th Ant: "That's what I'm talking about...we're so blessed!!!"

Roy had called this his "Go... (Below threshold)
xene:

Roy had called this his "God's Little Acre". Too
bad it's the "End Times"...

Update: <... (Below threshold)



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