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Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

Sorry for the delay, the day got away from me... It's Friday, which means it's time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture:


A $175 hamburger, is prepared at The Wall Street Burger Shoppe in New York in this file photo from May 13, 2008. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)


Winners for this week and last week will be announced Monday morning.


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


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In 2008, the average price ... (Below threshold)
hermie:

In 2008, the average price of this meal was $7.95. However, due to increases in feesa dna taxes, including the new 'Carbon-Impact Tax' , the 'Citicorp Bailout Tax', the 'Bloomberg-Patterson Calorie Fee', and the 'Drive-Up Surcharge if you are in a GM Car', the average price is now $175 (Not counting 25% 'NYC Sales Tax and 15% 'Take Out Tax')

You want fries widdat? Only... (Below threshold)

You want fries widdat? Only 50 bucks more....

Enough to make a <a href="h... (Below threshold)

Enough to make a LoLcat cry.

$175? Let the airing of gri... (Below threshold)

$175? Let the airing of grievances begin.

The Blago-Burger... (Below threshold)

The Blago-Burger

Overpriced AND disgusting. ... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Overpriced AND disgusting. We call it the "Ted Kennedy Special".

There are suckers born ever... (Below threshold)
ijosha:

There are suckers born every minute... and it appears they go eat at the Wall Street Burger Shoppe on occasion.

Customer: "Waiter, there's ... (Below threshold)
ijosha:

Customer: "Waiter, there's a hair in my burger!"
Waiter: "I'm sorry sir, we'll have to charge extra for that..."

It can't be the crap sandwi... (Below threshold)
MPR:

It can't be the crap sandwich congress wants the taxpayer to eat. Can it?

Does anyone know where I ca... (Below threshold)

Does anyone know where I can score some cheap arugula?

Snob Whopper Virgin test. P... (Below threshold)
Jen:

Snob Whopper Virgin test. Paris Hilton was one of the candidates until she heard virgin and she backed out, not knowing that she need not be a virgin to sample the foods.

The big Three CEOs explain ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

The big Three CEOs explain to Congress that they are trying to curb expenses by eating hamburgers for lunchy.

No animals were harmed whil... (Below threshold)
Jen:

No animals were harmed while preparing this meal.

The Matrix Burger is served... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

The Matrix Burger is served with a Red Pill appetizer.

First night out in months:<... (Below threshold)
Jen:

First night out in months:
Babysitter-$20.00
Taxi-$35.00
ER visit for food poisoning- PRICELESS.

"We call it the democrat bu... (Below threshold)
retired military:

"We call it the democrat burger. A huge helping of pork, mixed in with a lot of fat, some green on the side, a tiny speck of beef and a lot of bread on the plate."

McDonald's had to raise to ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

McDonald's had to raise to raise their prices significantly to cover the cost of the "fat tax" imposed by the National Health Care commissioner appointed by Obama"

"Where's the beef?"<... (Below threshold)
Jen:

"Where's the beef?"

In what is being called "Th... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

In what is being called "The Miracle of the Holy Senate Seat," the Vatican is investigating claims that an image of Carolyn Kennedy being sworn into office can be seen in this picture of a hamburger and unidentified vegetables.

Will anyone resist the "tur... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Will anyone resist the "turnip green
/rib sandwich" jokes???

Inauguration Special:</b... (Below threshold)
Jen:

Inauguration Special:
Barry O'Burger with a side of slimy greens...

Followed by an immediate visit to ones BHO, oops HMO..

A child's beef stroganoff b... (Below threshold)
The Guvnah:

A child's beef stroganoff burger lies broken amid the rubble of a Gaza City Fudrucker's following an Israeli missile strike.
(credit AP, Green Helmet Guy)

"I was for the special sauc... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

"I was for the special sauce before I was against it" J. Kerry

Mrs. Obama ...Room Service.... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Mrs. Obama ...Room Service....

George W. Bush Burger. (not... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

George W. Bush Burger. (not pictured Slice of Humble Pie)

Where da Whopper Virgins at... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Where da Whopper Virgins at???

Million Burger March!... (Below threshold)
billburz:

Million Burger March!

Ms. Winfrey, time for your ... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Ms. Winfrey, time for your 10:00 am snack.

Congress to the American Ta... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Congress to the American Taxpayer: "This is a shit sandwich, eat it, you'll love it."

The Bailout Burger: ... (Below threshold)
jaymaster:

The Bailout Burger:

A nasty clump of sub-prime slop, smothered by a huge pile of green, and crammed down your throat.

And all for a price 100 times it's worth!

Fancy plate, check.A... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Fancy plate, check.
Arugula artfully arranged, check.
Mystery meat on a bun presented just like the bailout fund, check.

Now will the taxpayers bite and believe its a meal or do we have to jam it down their throats like the bailout?

"George W. Bush Burger. (no... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

"George W. Bush Burger. (not pictured Slice of Humble Pie)"

You guys are taking this wrong, think about it!

We call it the Al Gore burg... (Below threshold)
retired military:

We call it the Al Gore burger

Recycled meat, organic ketchup, dead greens, sun baked bread with vegetable seeds, and a dash of tree leaf on the side.

Geez, Pretzel, I think you ... (Below threshold)
jaymaster:

Geez, Pretzel, I think you might have earned your name on ths one....

C.H.U.D. night at the White... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

C.H.U.D. night at the White House.

"We present the 2008 Bailou... (Below threshold)

"We present the 2008 Bailout Crap Sandwich, complete with with a side of Chosen One Arugula to wash it down with to ensure the bad taste never leaves. Our special of the day for only $499.00!"

"From the Office of the Pre... (Below threshold)

"From the Office of the President Elect, we announce the following new National Meal to be celebrated every Barack Hussein Obama Day..."

Clean your plate--remember-... (Below threshold)
pibill:

Clean your plate--remember- children are starving in China. Eat everything and you'll find Tommy Tuck--I mean Barack Obama!

Homeland Security has emplo... (Below threshold)

Homeland Security has employed many walks of life as 'eyes and ears.' This photo is a chef's rendition of a meteor impact on Des Moines, IA.

Rule number one for a $175 ... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Rule number one for a $175 hamburger - do not serve the burger on a plate that makes it look the same size as a slider.

If it's got enough cash, yo... (Below threshold)

If it's got enough cash, you're looking at the next Senator from the great state of Illinois.

At that price, that better... (Below threshold)

At that price, that better be a slice of Kobe Bryant and not just some Japanese cow...

The gold is a nice touch, b... (Below threshold)

The gold is a nice touch, but I think I'd rather have ketchup.

Caroline Kennedy attempts t... (Below threshold)

Caroline Kennedy attempts to relate to the common man. FAIL.

"That mysterious dish looks... (Below threshold)

"That mysterious dish looks delicious! What do you call it, Hannibal?"

Fast food at The Hamptons.<... (Below threshold)

Fast food at The Hamptons.

Throw this abortion in the ... (Below threshold)
Ken in Camarillo:

Throw this abortion in the trash, then get me a Carl's Famous Star Combo.

Hillary....where are the fr... (Below threshold)
Rich:

Hillary....where are the fries?

Just shut up and eat what he puts in front of you Bill

Geez, Pretzel, I think you ... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Geez, Pretzel, I think you might have earned your name on ths one....

LOL...yup--should've thought that one through..

Grilled portabella mushroom... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Grilled portabella mushroom on a sesame bun, seared arugula salad, tofu dressing with a cinnamon garnish... not quite the "Burger King" meal Caroline's campaign manager directed her to be seen eating, but then, Caroline believed her self to actually be the princess that the media proclaimed her to be.

"Pardon me. Do you have any... (Below threshold)
Craig:

"Pardon me. Do you have any Grey Poupon?"

Just watch your waistline m... (Below threshold)

Just watch your waistline melt away! The "Who Would Eat This Crap" Diet never fails!

The Liberal Burger: Sure, i... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

The Liberal Burger: Sure, it's expensive, but you're supposed to feel good eating it because it has lots of green.

OMGWTFBBQ!... (Below threshold)

OMGWTFBBQ!

What? Don't blame me. I'm t... (Below threshold)

What? Don't blame me. I'm the victim here. No one shoulda sold me a burger I couldn't afford. It's not my fault. Now you're gonna have to pay for it... Uh, can I get that to go?

Fast food stocks dove anoth... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Fast food stocks dove another 90% today as the former chief and Peta and nominee to the head of the newly established Department of Veganism testified today. Congressional members heard that the new mandatory prices for fast food chainss where in line with where the administration thought they should be.

Would you like an apple pie... (Below threshold)
twolaneflash:

Would you like an apple pie widdat? Would you like an apple pie widdat? Ding! Fries are done. Ding! Fries are done. Diiinngg! Fries are done.

Crap sandwich with a side o... (Below threshold)
twolaneflash:

Crap sandwich with a side of arrugula: the new American taxpayers' diet. Eat up, suckers!

"Due to the horrible econom... (Below threshold)
Jewels:

"Due to the horrible economy, we at the Academy of Arts and Sciences needs to scrimp this year, so the annual Oscar dinner is high on grease, low on nutrition and even lower on taste...that will be $1000 a plate please."

Christmas miracle: local ma... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

Christmas miracle: local man sees image of Easter Bunny in burger

Harold and Kumar are moving... (Below threshold)

Harold and Kumar are moving up in the world.

Randolph and Mortimer: "... (Below threshold)

Randolph and Mortimer: "We're Back!!!"

When one of Helen Thomas' n... (Below threshold)

When one of Helen Thomas' new breast implants slipped out and landed on the plate dinner abruptly ended.

It's a Festivus Miracle... (Below threshold)

It's a Festivus Miracle

Michelle Obama explains, "N... (Below threshold)
Lily:

Michelle Obama explains, "Now that my Barak has been elected, the poor and the homeless will be able to eat like this EVERY day and not just on weekends and special occasions."

Would You like some grey po... (Below threshold)
914:

Would You like some grey poupon with that?

Michael Moores appetizer.</... (Below threshold)
914:

Michael Moores appetizer.

Ms. Winfrey, time for Your ... (Below threshold)
914:

Ms. Winfrey, time for Your 3 am feeding.

"Anybody gone into Whole Fo... (Below threshold)
Syllabucks:

"Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?"

Waiter, there appears to be... (Below threshold)
Syllabucks:

Waiter, there appears to be a dead frog on my sandwich.

"I've got brown sandwiches ... (Below threshold)
twolaneflash:

"I've got brown sandwiches and green sandwiches - it's either very new cheese or very old meat." Oscar Madison in "The Odd Couple" by Neil Simon.

The Bailout Burger: If you ... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

The Bailout Burger: If you can't afford to pay for it after eating it, then just ask the government for a bailout. Recommended by Chrysler, GM and the UAW.

Obama Speech Special: No ca... (Below threshold)
Spike:

Obama Speech Special: No calories, just garnish.

If you stare at it long eno... (Below threshold)
Spike:

If you stare at it long enough, you can see a hammer and sickle in our TARP Burger.

It the Marxist burger: you'... (Below threshold)

It the Marxist burger: you'll have it our way!

Ms. Winfrey, time for Your ... (Below threshold)
914:

Ms. Winfrey, time for Your 4:18 am snack. Sorry were late.

Ugh, messy.... (Below threshold)
Judith:

Ugh, messy.

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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