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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:


Luggage sits inside Terminal 8 at JFK International Airport in New York, Wednesday, July 30, 2008. A computer software glitch crippled the baggage handling system at an American Airlines terminal at Kennedy Airport on Wednesday, delaying some flights and causing a luggage pileup at the ticket counters. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman)


Winners will be announced Monday morning.


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$50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $5... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

$50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50... Man, have we hit the jackpot or what!

Congress!Oh, I'm s... (Below threshold)

Congress!

Oh, I'm sorry. It's just a bunch of luggage.

The Obama campaign explains... (Below threshold)

The Obama campaign explains why they don't want Hillary as VP.

Too much baggage.

PA System:"Your At... (Below threshold)
Tango:

PA System:

"Your Attention Please, We have a lost black 2'x1' Samsonite bag with a silver handle. Thank you."

The new smart bags check th... (Below threshold)

The new smart bags check themselves in.

"Shut up kids, this way it ... (Below threshold)
rodney dill:

"Shut up kids, this way it only costs me $25 to fly you to Disney World."

McCain never goes anywhere ... (Below threshold)
rodney dill:

McCain never goes anywhere without is extensive shoe collection.

"The Sci-Fi Channel present... (Below threshold)
Hamish:

"The Sci-Fi Channel presents a horrifying remake of 'Day Of The Triffids.' Brought to you with limited commercial interruptions by Samsonite and American Traveler."

"In Soviet Union, baggage c... (Below threshold)
Hamish:

"In Soviet Union, baggage checks you!"

Ah, the joys of public tran... (Below threshold)

Ah, the joys of public transportation!

Observers had some serious ... (Below threshold)
Hamish:

Observers had some serious concerns when ACORN held a rally of those "people" they had registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election...

Papa's got a brand new bag!... (Below threshold)
Hamish:

Papa's got a brand new bag!

Or two...

Or ten...

Or fifty...

Researchers are studying th... (Below threshold)
Hamish:

Researchers are studying the effects of the latest flesh-eating bacteria, which so far only seems to be affecting Howie Mandel and really, really hot-looking models...

American airlines: just a l... (Below threshold)

American airlines: just a little less efficient than Congress.

Officials display the aband... (Below threshold)
Hamish:

Officials display the abandoned bags, all found in the men's room. Oddly enough, they were all filled with frilly lingerie and women's shoes, and the tags all read the same:

L. CRAIG
WASHINGTON, DC / IDAHO

You can tell it's the Obama... (Below threshold)

You can tell it's the Obama campaign travelling.

They're all empty.

The LA Dodgers soon realize... (Below threshold)
WindowDressing:

The LA Dodgers soon realized the extra baggage they were getting when they acquired Manny Ramirez at the trading deadline.

Airline baggage handlers ar... (Below threshold)
Dawn:

Airline baggage handlers are overwhelmed in the wake of the new TSA regulation prohibiting passengers in the passenger compartment. The change is expected to increase airline safety while reducing the need for new air marshals.

For a second, I thought it ... (Below threshold)

For a second, I thought it was a NOW conference.

Just a bunch of tired old bags.

"Honest, when Earl ask if t... (Below threshold)
rodney dill:

"Honest, when Earl ask if the luggage was going to 'Beijing?' I was just responding with an expletive, I din't mean Phuket."

With Nancy Pelosi and Harry... (Below threshold)
vader06:

With Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid blocking a vote on expanded oil drilling, Democrats in congress get a head start on packing for November...

Limo libs ready themselves ... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Limo libs ready themselves to leave America AGAIN, if McCain wins....

I see Al Gore's travelling ... (Below threshold)

I see Al Gore's travelling green again.

Reporters uncover the real ... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Reporters uncover the real reason Hillary didn't get the nomination.

The real reason Obama didn'... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

The real reason Obama didn't visit the troops in Germany - Landstuhl Airport wasn't prepared to handle Obama's many suitcases full of Hope, Change, teleprompters, German-language campaign flyers, and press syncophants.

Obama apologized today for ... (Below threshold)
smitch:

Obama apologized today for the mini-Rapture at a New York airport, caused when he raised his hands into the air while stretching.

Obammessiah's speech on air... (Below threshold)
UncleOlaf:

Obammessiah's speech on airport luggage..

"They're going to try to make you afraid. They're going to try to make you afraid of them. They're square and awkward and over their weight limit... And did I mention they're BLACK!?!?"

Once American completed the... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Once American completed the luggage wall there was a significant reduction in the number of people wandering over from Mexicana.

If only they would stick to... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

If only they would stick to their word, this could be the Hollywood International Airport this November.

Transformers II: The Transf... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Transformers II: The Transformers Endure Holiday Travel

We're American Airlines. S... (Below threshold)
Tim:

We're American Airlines. Sadly, this is what we do best.

Pelosi speaking to her cons... (Below threshold)
rodney dill:

Pelosi speaking to her constituency.

"Bagses? We don't need no s... (Below threshold)
Lindy R. Dole:

"Bagses? We don't need no stinkin' Bagses."

Mine is the black one. ww</... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Mine is the black one. ww

A logjam occurs as Barack O... (Below threshold)
guido:

A logjam occurs as Barack Obama is asked to check his ego.

In retrospect, "We're as co... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

In retrospect, "We're as committed to getting you and your baggage there on time as Barack Obama is to a US victory in Iraq" may not be an ideal airline philosophy.

After the Samsonite Gorilla... (Below threshold)
Jim in Cleveland:

After the Samsonite Gorilla was diagnosed with a terminal illness, the Make a Wish Foundation leaped into action.

...it suddenly occurred to ... (Below threshold)

...it suddenly occurred to Chief Williams that this new bomb sniffing dog didn't quite get it.

The VP candidates are at th... (Below threshold)
jim2:

The VP candidates are at the counters.

The bag screener clocked in... (Below threshold)
Al Pennam:

The bag screener clocked in then immediately regretted it.

In this latest film, Indian... (Below threshold)
No One of Consequence:

In this latest film, Indiana Jones seeks out the Lost Carry-on of Christ. Choose wisely...

It's an entirely different ... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.

It's an entirely different kind of flying.

Surely you can't be serious?

I am serious, and stop calling me Shirley.

"Hey boss? A bunch of pass... (Below threshold)

"Hey boss? A bunch of passengers just checked their bags. What do you want us to do with them now?"

Yes, folks, of course... (Below threshold)
Weegie:

Yes, folks, of course your bags will be on your flights and will not arrive late.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

As you can see I am not lik... (Below threshold)
JAT:

As you can see I am not like other empty suits that have spoken before this great wall!

Mr. Obama goes to Washingto... (Below threshold)
JAT:

Mr. Obama goes to Washington.

aw....gosh darn it! Congre... (Below threshold)

aw....gosh darn it! Congress has been called back into session!

Missing luggage is spotted ... (Below threshold)

Missing luggage is spotted attempting to escape from the Airport.

Obama's campaign baggage.</... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Obama's campaign baggage.

"Luggage? What luggage? W... (Below threshold)

"Luggage? What luggage? We don't have any luggage..."

"This isn't the luggage you... (Below threshold)

"This isn't the luggage you're looking for. Move along, move along."

"This isn't the luggage I t... (Below threshold)

"This isn't the luggage I thought I knew."

Luggage for Democrats - com... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Luggage for Democrats - complete with sissy handles and wheels since no Democrat is man enough to just pick it up and carry it.

"American Airlines. We kno... (Below threshold)

"American Airlines. We know why you fly. We just can't do it right."

You go to the airport with ... (Below threshold)

You go to the airport with the luggage you have, not the luggage you want or wish to have at a later time.

Occidental tourists descend... (Below threshold)
rodney dill:

Occidental tourists descend on Beijing

Yes, McCain does come with ... (Below threshold)
kbiel Author Profile Page:

Yes, McCain does come with a little baggage (Keating Five, voting no on Bush tax cuts, comprehensive immigration reform, etc.), but he is all we have at the moment.

OJ issued a statement sayin... (Below threshold)

OJ issued a statement saying that he was too busy searching for the real murderers to attempt this new record baggage jump.

Obamerica January 21, 2009 ... (Below threshold)

Obamerica January 21, 2009 -- "Where are we going and what are we doing in these handbaskets?"

Bueller?Bue... (Below threshold)
Joel:

Bueller?


Bueller?

In the interest of "Securit... (Below threshold)
Matt:

In the interest of "Security" TSA finally decreed, "NO LUGGAGE ALLOWED!"

The Democrats new plan to r... (Below threshold)
Lily:

The Democrats new plan to reduce carbon emissions from gasoline by outlawing automobiles hit an unexpected snag today when airline baggage handlers were unable to find a way to get to the airport.

The LA to Mexico City fligh... (Below threshold)
Joel:

The LA to Mexico City flight was temporarily delayed when, as a joke, Carlos yelled "INS!" in the terminal.

SuperBowl Ad 2009... (Below threshold)
rodney dill:

SuperBowl Ad 2009
Obamerican Tourister -- for when you can no longer afford to fly.

Airline Executive: "I told ... (Below threshold)
cstmbuild:

Airline Executive: "I told you we would get fewer complaints if we lost the people instead of the bags!"

Helen Thomas' make-up bags ... (Below threshold)
the struggler:

Helen Thomas' make-up bags arrive at the airport.

Travelling between DC and S... (Below threshold)
Val Prieto:

Travelling between DC and St Pete on the campaign trail, new airline restrictions forced democratic presidential nominee barrack Obama to break down his ego into manageable parts.

The bags all agreed, 'he do... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

The bags all agreed, 'he doesn't look like those other presidents'.....and did he mention, he's yellow!

An artists image of Change ... (Below threshold)
Rich:

An artists image of Change We Can Believe In.

Teresa Heinz Kerry arrives ... (Below threshold)
SarahConnor2:

Teresa Heinz Kerry arrives at the airport for a brief weekend excursion to Bermuda.

There was a slight delay at... (Below threshold)

There was a slight delay at the airport while members of Obama's press entourage retrieved their luggage.

American Airlines stock ros... (Below threshold)

American Airlines stock rose sharply today upon rumors of larger than expected domestic revenue.

"We're American Airlines, d... (Below threshold)
The Other JD:

"We're American Airlines, doing what we do best!"

People with non-refundable ... (Below threshold)
Mark:

People with non-refundable tickets are the first taken in the Rapture

(voice from the roof):... (Below threshold)
Joel:

(voice from the roof):

"I thought the announcement said that drinks were on the house."

"I'm sorry, that fee was... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

"I'm sorry, that fee was for checking your bags. There will be an additional fee to actually deliver them to your destination."

"Thank you for flying our airline."

Could this be Obama's "lugg... (Below threshold)
not always right:

Could this be Obama's "luggage" at long last coming home to roost?

"Hey John, you better get i... (Below threshold)

"Hey John, you better get in here! The Hilton's just returned their money!"

The view from National Airp... (Below threshold)
Joanne:

The view from National Airport as Congress studiously debates whether or not to debate on a new energy bill before summer recess.

Democrats prepare for Novem... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Democrats prepare for November elections by stuffing suitcases with "absentee" ballots.

Doh! That should've read:<... (Below threshold)

Doh! That should've read:

"Hey John, you better get in here! The Hilton's want their money back!"

Hair Care Supplies for John... (Below threshold)

Hair Care Supplies for John Edwards

Obama's fan press club - re... (Below threshold)
ja:

Obama's fan press club - ready anytime, anywhere.

Where's Waldo's luggage?<br... (Below threshold)
Anachronda:

Where's Waldo's luggage?

A first in aviation history... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

A first in aviation history:

An American Airlines flight gets all of its luggage to its destination . . .

. . . but loses its passengers.

With his tour bus being clo... (Below threshold)
itismedavid:

With his tour bus being closely watched by the DEA, Snoop Dogg devises a new way to get all his 'accessories' to his concerts.

Clean up in row one!!... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Clean up in row one!!

The Obamamessiah forgot to ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

The Obamamessiah forgot to leave instructions on where to take his wife's luggage.

American Airlines Introduce... (Below threshold)
JV:

American Airlines Introduces their new Super-duper Fare Saver Program: Fly the friendly skies IN your luggage! Make sure your bag fits stated size restrictions, and please don't forget to zip up.

PA: Please report any unatt... (Below threshold)
JV:

PA: Please report any unattended baggage to security.

"Typical TSA Coffee Break"<... (Below threshold)
JV:

"Typical TSA Coffee Break"

Plot Uncovered to "Overwhel... (Below threshold)
JV:

Plot Uncovered to "Overwhelm" JFK with Luggage

Invisible Man Society arriv... (Below threshold)
JV:

Invisible Man Society arrives in New York, Elects Obama Leader

OBAMA UPDATE:Working... (Below threshold)
JV:

OBAMA UPDATE:
Working to Track down Which Suitcase the "Stuffed Suit" Came From...

"All right, bring in the go... (Below threshold)
JV:

"All right, bring in the gorilla!"

Democrats in Such Hurry to ... (Below threshold)
JV:

Democrats in Such Hurry to Skip Town, They Leave Baggage Behind

Attention! All of you heade... (Below threshold)
Roy Lofquist Author Profile Page:

Attention! All of you headed for Denver please go to the Chicago gate.

A microscopic examination o... (Below threshold)

A microscopic examination of Walter Mondale's lower eyelid.

Anyone up for a game of mus... (Below threshold)
Headzero:

Anyone up for a game of musical luggage?

Do you know the way to Denv... (Below threshold)
COgirl:

Do you know the way to Denver?

Yes Senator Obama, KY count... (Below threshold)

Yes Senator Obama, KY counts as a liquid, you'll need to check it all.

Obama - "Where are the owne... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Obama - "Where are the owners to these bags?"

AIde - "under your bus, sir"

The above caption should ha... (Below threshold)
retired military:

The above caption should have read

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Scene at the denver bus terminal.

Obama - "Where are the owners to these bags?"

AIde - "under your bus, sir"


"Did you notice how quickly... (Below threshold)
RadiCalMan:

"Did you notice how quickly our owners disappeared after the Samsonite Guerillas showed up?"

Update: <... (Below threshold)
Kevin Author Profile Page:

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




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