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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:

A man dressed as Father Christmas waves as he waits for an underground train in Berlin. Harrods has sacked a Father Christmas for his offensive remarks, the world-famous London department store has said.(AFP/DDP/Axel Schmidt)


Winners will be announced Sunday.


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


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Comments (78)

"...just while the sled's i... (Below threshold)

"...just while the sled's in the shop..."

Things haven't been the sam... (Below threshold)
FormerHostage:

Things haven't been the same since the reindeer unionized.

Santa welcomes in a new era... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Santa welcomes in a new era where peace may be more possible than in previous years. He was overheard exclaiming

"Later Kofi
Dont let the train doors hit you where the good Lord split you"


"Why isn't anybody stopping... (Below threshold)
mad:

"Why isn't anybody stopping...don't you think i am real?"

Unfortunately Rumsfeld had ... (Below threshold)

Unfortunately Rumsfeld had caught the train out of D.C. before Santa could deliver an Iraq victory.

Santa could only sadly wave... (Below threshold)

Santa could only sadly wave goodbye as Bippy the elf had been trying to determine if the tracks were reindeer or moose when the 1:15 arrived.

Jay Tea bids farewell as he... (Below threshold)
Pretzel_logic:

Jay Tea bids farewell as he heads off to his new gig...

A Santa imposter is run out... (Below threshold)

A Santa imposter is run out of town on a rail when his pillow fell out from under his coat.

I'll sure miss those elves.... (Below threshold)
Terry Kennedy:

I'll sure miss those elves.

Left holding the bag.... (Below threshold)
Sputum:

Left holding the bag.

...and Prancer, I'll miss y... (Below threshold)

...and Prancer, I'll miss you most of all."

Al Gore waves at his passin... (Below threshold)
Allium:

Al Gore waves at his passing fame from his part-time job cleaning the train station.

If only I could get over my... (Below threshold)

If only I could get over my need for a venison fix.

In an effort to spruce up i... (Below threshold)
Brad:

In an effort to spruce up inner cities' public transportation depots for the holidays, mayors nationwide began a policy of mandatory Santa suits for panhandlers and bums.

Katie Couric: "Rising ener... (Below threshold)
Steve L.:

Katie Couric: "Rising energy costs have forced Santa to use pulic transportation this Christmas. Amid fears that children will not get their toys on time this year, we ask has the Bush Administration's energy policy destroyed this holiday as we know it?"

Not even Santa could get Ch... (Below threshold)

Not even Santa could get Charlie off the MTA.

Jimmy Carter waves to David... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Jimmy Carter waves to David Duke upon arrival in Tehran with his Christmas present to the Moolahs - a big bag of jew hate.

Poor Winthorp, it's such a ... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Poor Winthorp, it's such a sorted affair...

Transit authority officials... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Transit authority officials cautioned that the faux Santa would gain the hapless victims' trust with a friendly wave before using his holiday sack filled with golfballs and K-Fed CD's to beat them senseless.

The new leadership on Capit... (Below threshold)

The new leadership on Capital Hill moved quickly to fill the void left by Jack Abramoff.

Murtha's secret plan for ob... (Below threshold)

Murtha's secret plan for obtaining an exit strategy comes to fruition.

Disguised as Santa, Michael... (Below threshold)
elliot:

Disguised as Santa, Michael Richards tries to catch a train in Harlem.

For some reason, putting ho... (Below threshold)
seth:

For some reason, putting homeless folks into Santa outfits didn't make the holiday season any brighter or more jolly, and people quickly got tired of Santa asking them for spare change.

Following the fashion trend... (Below threshold)
seth:

Following the fashion trends of Paris and Britney, Santa wasn't wearing any underwear yesterday. Click for the photos.

Hmm, I'll put all my dirty ... (Below threshold)
seth:

Hmm, I'll put all my dirty laundry in this sack, wear my terrycloth bathrobe, and take the D-train to that laundromat I like over on 38th. I'm sure I won't run into anyone I know...

Santa waves to the angry Br... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

Santa waves to the angry British Tube riders who kicked him off after mistaking him for an old bearded muslim terrorist with a bag full of DY-NO-MITE.

"Next year it's reindeer je... (Below threshold)

"Next year it's reindeer jerky for everybody!"

"Look, times change. Got th... (Below threshold)
Hodink:

"Look, times change. Got the old Blackberry/cell phone in my pocket here too with your name clearly under 'naughty'. So hush. Unless you like coal. That hasn't changed."

"Polar Express, my jolly ol... (Below threshold)

"Polar Express, my jolly old ass!"

Because of the greenhouse g... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Because of the greenhouse gasses produced by reindeer Earth Liberation Front (E.L.F.) eco-terrorists have grounded Santa and forced him to use public transportation.

Santa says the added transportation costs will cost him trillions. He is expected to file for bankruptcy in the new year.

An E.L.F. spokeman says, "If it means cancelling Christmas for good, then so what. You can't put a price on a clean Earth. Besides, those kids are nothing but a bunch of ignorant hicks anyway."

Santa decides that even the... (Below threshold)
pepe:

Santa decides that even the smells of the subway are less odious than having to sit downwind from eight farting reindeer for the entire evening.

Not pictured: A man with a... (Below threshold)
John in CA:

Not pictured: A man with a gun yelling, "Drop the bag, raise the other hand, back away, and you won't get hurt. I mean it!! Gimme the toys, man!!!"

Damnit, what happened to th... (Below threshold)

Damnit, what happened to those turkeys that were here a minute ago...?

"NOBODY wants to search San... (Below threshold)
SurfinKC:

"NOBODY wants to search Santa' Sack?"

Santa didn't find anyone NI... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

Santa didn't find anyone NICE on this train either.

A rejected scene from Matri... (Below threshold)
Vanshalar:

A rejected scene from Matrix Revolutions.

Santa Claus is slummin too ... (Below threshold)
914:

Santa Claus is slummin too town!

Stinking drunk from cheap w... (Below threshold)

Stinking drunk from cheap wine, Winthorpe left the Duke & Duke Christmas party, and tried the subway after being kicked off the bus.

"Peace Train sounding loude... (Below threshold)
914:

"Peace Train sounding louder"

Santa was stranded in Berli... (Below threshold)

Santa was stranded in Berlin when Rudolph led the "Great Reindeer Escape" of 2006 during a delivery.

"Can anyone tell me - does ... (Below threshold)

"Can anyone tell me - does this train go north?"

George W. Bush, delayed by ... (Below threshold)
Atu:

George W. Bush, delayed by the White House Holiday Party arrived at Reality Central only to find the Victory in Iraq train had already left the station

"Oh my God. Isn't that your... (Below threshold)
Rachel Edith:

"Oh my God. Isn't that your dad?"

"Mrs. Claus kicked me out t... (Below threshold)
jbwbubba:

"Mrs. Claus kicked me out to live with her new 'Partner' and took the sleigh to Massachusetts".

HO-HO-HOBO... (Below threshold)
sentinel:

HO-HO-HOBO

With his team of Reindeer g... (Below threshold)

With his team of Reindeer grounded because their flatulence contributed to Global Warming, Santa had no choice but to use public transportation.

"Well, yeah... but the rein... (Below threshold)
No One of Consequence:

"Well, yeah... but the reindeer sausage was worth it!"

Despite his new svelt physi... (Below threshold)

Despite his new svelt physique, Santa just isn't as jolly since the gastric bypass.

Nice, naughty, nice, nice, ... (Below threshold)
Lloyd:

Nice, naughty, nice, nice, naughty, nice, nice, nice, naughty, nice, nice, nice, naughty, nice, nice, naughty, naughty, nice, nice, nice, naughty, nice, nice, naughty, nice, nice, nice, naughty, naughty, nice, nice, nice, naughty, whoa-- real nice!

The real reason Bush announ... (Below threshold)
MyPetGloat:

The real reason Bush announced that he would postpone declaring a new approach to the Iraq war until the new year..

Fleeced Navada... (Below threshold)
914:

Fleeced Navada

No more Reindeer pens to cl... (Below threshold)
Chris Kemberling:

No more Reindeer pens to clean -- Priceless!

Bi-Polar Express... (Below threshold)
Chris Kemberling:

Bi-Polar Express

Denied access to our nation... (Below threshold)
ijosha:

Denied access to our national airspace, Santa still tries to get the job done.

Santa seeks transportation ... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

Santa seeks transportation alternatives after sleigh is grounded due to global warming fears from reindeer flatulence.

"Good grief, six months on ... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

"Good grief, six months on Weight Watchers and nobody recognizes me any more."

"Will Ho Ho Ho for food."</... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

"Will Ho Ho Ho for food."

"Now Dasher! Now Dancer! No... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

"Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and the 805 to Cleveland!"

Santa proudly displays the ... (Below threshold)
Usful Ijit:

Santa proudly displays the 350 pound tumor doctors removed from his stomach.

Where's the F'in Menorah?</... (Below threshold)

Where's the F'in Menorah?

Loud speaker: "Will anyone ... (Below threshold)
elliot:

Loud speaker: "Will anyone who owns a red sleigh attached to eight reindeer, please return to the parking area....you left your red nose on"

Santa Claus explores new me... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Santa Claus explores new methods of delivering toys after losing a lawsuit filed by PITA regarding the treatment of his reindeer.

John Kerry starts to follow... (Below threshold)
reitred military:

John Kerry starts to follow the recommendations of his exploratory committee to increase his likeability. Here he tries to win the poll of the man you would most like to spend Christmas week. Other events along this theme include:

Jan - Dressing up as a team mascot for the Super Bowl.

Feb - Putting on a diaper and carrying a bow to speeches in honor of Cupid.

Mar - Dressing up as Julius Cesear and letting democrats plunge knives into his back.

May - Dressing up as a flagpole and let children circle around him with ribbons.

July - Dress up as Uncle Sam and stand on street corners handing out flyers saying "I want you"

Oct - visiting children's Christmas parties imitating the great pumpkin.

and finally

Nov - Dressing up as a turkey for the Thanksgiving day Parade.

Other events are under review.

Red suit with white fur col... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Red suit with white fur collar - $150

Bag full of toys for the kids - $225

Getting your sleigh jacked at grand central station on Christmas Eve - Priceless.

"Just give me a sign", Kerr... (Below threshold)

"Just give me a sign", Kerry asks as he considers another run at the Presidency.

Santa has resorted to the u... (Below threshold)

Santa has resorted to the use of the public transportation system after he and his "aircraft" are grounded for breach of TSA regulations.

Looks like Mark Foley is da... (Below threshold)

Looks like Mark Foley is dating again.

New York Liberals Believe: ... (Below threshold)
DDB:

New York Liberals Believe: No Trans Fat Diet and now Santa is svelte!!!! We know best.

With reindeer striking for ... (Below threshold)
Nylda:

With reindeer striking for a better minimum wage Santa explores transporation alternatives.

"Transfatless under 34th... (Below threshold)
914:

"Transfatless under 34th street"


Santa (pictured on his way ... (Below threshold)
brad:

Santa (pictured on his way back to the pole)saluting nazi party well wishers as his plans for a fourth reich fail.

The ISG Team is seen off by... (Below threshold)
retired military:

The ISG Team is seen off by Santa after he refused their endorse the report. When asked for statement by waiting reports he replied with a hearty "ho ho ho" and "I wouldnt use that to clean up reindeer dung."

Sorry should have read<br /... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Sorry should have read
--------------

The ISG Team is seen off by Santa after even he refused to endorse their report. When asked for statement by waiting reporters he replied with a hearty "ho ho ho" and "I wouldnt use that to clean up reindeer dung."

"Wait! hold the train, I'm ... (Below threshold)

"Wait! hold the train, I'm Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the year!"

"... hmmm, can't chant 'All... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

"... hmmm, can't chant 'Allahu Akbar' on the train, either ..."

(along the lines of La Mano... (Below threshold)

(along the lines of La Mano's)

"...but I really need a seatbelt extender."

Goodbye yellow slick load!<... (Below threshold)
Slick Willie:

Goodbye yellow slick load!

Update: <... (Below threshold)

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




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