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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:


In an image made from a video provided by Al-Arabiya, President Barack Obama is interviewed in Washington by Dubai-based Al-Arabiya cable network Monday Jan. 26, 2009. It was the Obama's first formal television interview as president given to an Arabic cable TV network. (AP Photo/Al-Arabiya)


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


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Oh the huge banality... (Below threshold)

Oh the huge banality

Obama wonders just maybe if... (Below threshold)

Obama wonders just maybe if the use of English should've been a precondition for the interview.

Lost in Translation... (Below threshold)

Lost in Translation

"Yes. I agree. The United S... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

"Yes. I agree. The United States is The Great Satan."

My name is ACTUALLY Obama H... (Below threshold)

My name is ACTUALLY Obama Hussein Bin Laden...

And my fake stimulus bill i... (Below threshold)

And my fake stimulus bill is the first part of my plan to bring down the infidels. They are such fools!

"Pardon me, I thought you s... (Below threshold)

"Pardon me, I thought you said a prostate exam, not apostate."

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY VOTED... (Below threshold)
retired miilitary:

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY VOTED AGAINST MY BAILOUT PLAN??

I will say that the US is s... (Below threshold)
retired miilitary:

I will say that the US is sorry for past aggressions but I WILL NOT sing "I'm sorry"

So Oh great master after I ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

So Oh great master after I ruin the economy with this "stimulus bill" what should I do next, decommission the military or behead the nonbelievers.

"What do you mean people in... (Below threshold)
retired miilitary:

"What do you mean people in your country still hate me? Don't they know I am the Lightbringer?"

President Obama grapples to... (Below threshold)
smitch:

President Obama grapples to explain his stimulus bill to his Muslim friends without saying "Pork".

Thank you for your support ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Thank you for your support of my stimulus bill. My next executive order will be to have your votes counted in the Senate.

Don't adjust your set, tran... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Don't adjust your set, transcripts of foreign policy statements from Obama always look like gibberish.

No, I really do think I can... (Below threshold)
tomg51:

No, I really do think I can talk that volcano out of it.

How can you say $350 Millio... (Below threshold)
vader06:

How can you say $350 Million for STDs is not stimulus? I mean Bill and Hillary seemed very excited about it...

Thank heavens he had his ex... (Below threshold)

Thank heavens he had his extensive Madrassah training to fall back on.

Yes I plan to do more inter... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Yes I plan to do more interviews with Al Jazeera than with Fox News. The questions are much easier.

President Obama poses for t... (Below threshold)
retired military:

President Obama poses for the cover of the next hit Middle Eastern board game - Lost and Truely Clueless.

It was quite a setback for ... (Below threshold)

It was quite a setback for Obama's policy of reaching out to Muslims when White House translators realized the text on the upper right part of the screen says "Zionist Tool".

...peace in our time...... (Below threshold)

...peace in our time...

I assure you I am ruining A... (Below threshold)
retired military:

I assure you I am ruining America as fast as I can. My willing dupes Pelosi and Reid are even now working on our surrender plan.

That motherf**ker said what... (Below threshold)
bobhorner:

That motherf**ker said what?

I'm sorry but I just couldn... (Below threshold)
retired military:

I'm sorry but I just couldn't squeeze in mandatory prayer sessions at local mosques into the stimulus bill. I will try to include it in the trillion dollar stimulus bill next month.

I think it's safe to say, h... (Below threshold)

I think it's safe to say, he's talking about change...

No you dont understand. If... (Below threshold)
retired military:

No you dont understand. If I had left in the $100 billion for mosque construction in the stimulus bill it would have caused problems with the Christians. I can't just behead them in my country like you can. Yet.

Our tanks using hybrid engi... (Below threshold)
retired miliitary:

Our tanks using hybrid engines? What a great idea!. We can put that into the next stimulus bill.

President Obama pauses afte... (Below threshold)
bobhorner:

President Obama pauses after being asked, "Yes, fine, and now, how much for your womne?"

I tried vehemently to get u... (Below threshold)
Jumpinjoe:

I tried vehemently to get us to lose in Iraq, I have a Muslim name, most of my family is Muslim and I was raised in a predominantly Muslim country. So my question to my Muslim friends is "How do you like me so far?"

Obama was trying to read fr... (Below threshold)
hermie:

Obama was trying to read from the teleprompter in Arabic and somewhere, Chris Matthews was still getting a thrill up his leg.

I agree to the terms of sur... (Below threshold)
Jumpinjoe:

I agree to the terms of surrender. Where do I sign?

"What? You're using Comcast... (Below threshold)

"What? You're using Comcast Digital Voice? Maybe we should try a teleprompter."

...and when he's not mockin... (Below threshold)

...and when he's not mocking the prophet, Rush Limbaugh regularly flushes Koran's down his toilet...

I want to thank you for all... (Below threshold)
Imhotep:

I want to thank you for allowing me to use the lower screen scroller as a teleprompter. The answers flow easier for me that way!

"Je me rends"... (Below threshold)

"Je me rends"

je me abandonne(wo... (Below threshold)

je me abandonne

(works better in reverse translation)

"Of course I'm Muslim. I o... (Below threshold)
zipity:

"Of course I'm Muslim. I only pretended I wasn't to fool the rubes who elected me. Can you say "Taqiyya?"

(Arabic: التقية - 'fear, guard against') is the religiously sanctioned practice of lying or dissimulation.

"Take Me Home, Country Road... (Below threshold)

"Take Me Home, Country Roads....To The Place Where I Belong!"

(Apology to the late John Denver)

"what is that smell?"... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

"what is that smell?"

Of course. I think we can s... (Below threshold)
retired miliitary:

Of course. I think we can squeeze in $200 Billion for Korans in the next stimulus package. Anything else?

"I won"... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

"I won"

"& They are going to be rea... (Below threshold)

"& They are going to be really surprised when they find the Stimulus Bill contains money to remodel the white house dome into a mosque!"

" Military Schmilitary, don... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

" Military Schmilitary, don't worry, I'll get rid of them"

" I told you not to talk ab... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

" I told you not to talk about my ears"

"I did tell the Republicans... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

"I did tell the Republicans I won but they still refuse to bow to Mecca."

I always thought that Obama... (Below threshold)
Red Five:

I always thought that Obama's policy statements would make better sense in the original Arabic...

Translation of Arabic messa... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

Translation of Arabic message on the bottom:
"Bwaahahahaha-you Americans are so screwed!"

No, no, this is not a sligh... (Below threshold)
retired military:

No, no, this is not a slight against Muslim countries. You see Pork is a slang term in my country for paying back people who voted for you. That is why they call my stimulus bill pork, because I am paying back people who voted for me.

"I love lamp."... (Below threshold)
John:

"I love lamp."

Arabic subtitle: We own ... (Below threshold)
guido:

Arabic subtitle: We own this guy like Kruschev owned Kennedy at Vienna. Allah be praised!

"The number of The Beast?..... (Below threshold)

"The number of The Beast?... Uh... Hillary asked me not to give out her cell number."

Translation: "What change?... (Below threshold)

Translation: "What change? Different President, same Infidel."

Believe me, I will convert ... (Below threshold)
tom:

Believe me, I will convert to Islam before I leave office.

Barack Obama spaces out in ... (Below threshold)
Steve:

Barack Obama spaces out in his 72 degree office.

Obama was baffled by this m... (Below threshold)
Prairie:

Obama was baffled by this message given to him 370H-SSV-0773H.

Eventually he was told to turn it upside down to read.


Allah Ackbar!... (Below threshold)

Allah Ackbar!

Um, look, my philosophy abo... (Below threshold)
guido:

Um, look, my philosophy about middle east peace is this: When a door opens, a window is closed. Let's walk through that window together. Er, um, or is it the other way around? Well, whichever it is it doesn't matter, the press will never call me on it anyway.

Translation: There are no d... (Below threshold)

Translation: There are no dumb questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.

(courtesy of despair.com)

Should the surrender agreem... (Below threshold)
Aye Chihuahua:

Should the surrender agreement be in English or Arabic?

"This is not the Arabic I t... (Below threshold)

"This is not the Arabic I thought I knew."

I was for bombing Israel be... (Below threshold)
retired military:

I was for bombing Israel before I was against it.

When I uhhh said -"What are... (Below threshold)
retired military:

When I uhhh said -"What are you going to do? Nuke Israel?" I was umm speaking umm metaphorically, not uhh giving the go ahead.

"Hey, Ted! I'm still</i... (Below threshold)

"Hey, Ted! I'm still President! Did you find my Nirth Certifikate yet? LOL!"

So if we dont respond to yo... (Below threshold)
retired military:

So if we dont respond to your nuking Israel then you agree not to put off a terrorist attack on US Soil until I am out of office? What a deal.

"But .. Jimmy said that if ... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

"But .. Jimmy said that if we surrendered you would be our friends!"

We suck. We're sorry. So, s... (Below threshold)
Clay:

We suck. We're sorry. So, so, sorry.

"Wha'choo talkin' 'bout, Wi... (Below threshold)
JB:

"Wha'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?"

Is it just me, or is it hot... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Is it just me, or is it hot in here?

"Pardon me Mahmoud, I thoug... (Below threshold)

"Pardon me Mahmoud, I thought you meant Israel was an Obama Nation."

Can you lend me a few riyal... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Can you lend me a few riyals?

"No, I said I didn't really... (Below threshold)

"No, I said I didn't really like the juice...."

"After I leave office, I wo... (Below threshold)

"After I leave office, I would like the payments up front, you know, the same deal you gave Jimmy Carter."

Fo' Shizzle, my quizzled.</... (Below threshold)

Fo' Shizzle, my quizzled.

Thank you. I think you also... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Thank you. I think you also speak Arabic very well.

"Now that I'm in, shall I .... (Below threshold)

"Now that I'm in, shall I ... what? Yes. You're right. It does sound like 'Insha'Allah.'"

"Uh... Pu.. Pull.. uh, my u... (Below threshold)

"Uh... Pu.. Pull.. uh, my umm, Pull my... fin.. uh, ummm.. finger... uh, where's that telepromter?"

"The American people really... (Below threshold)
MPR:

"The American people really love me. They really, really do love me. The rest of the world really loves me. They really, really do. And, I um uh want Awk-mad-inajad and muslims to really love me too".

Americans who clamored for ... (Below threshold)

Americans who clamored for "one language" were rudely reminded you should always be careful what you wish for!

"Translator? What's this '... (Below threshold)

"Translator? What's this 'Durka Durka Muhammed Jihad' thing they keep saying?"

Hey, it's not only the flow... (Below threshold)
xiphos:

Hey, it's not only the flowers that are yellow!

"did you just ask me to pul... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

"did you just ask me to pull your finger?"

"That was Cheney and the bo... (Below threshold)
Hodink:

"That was Cheney and the boys. We are moving away from oil. We want to put Walmarts everywhere. Inexpensive burgas. Reasonable nice kufi caps. My envoy, Blagojevich, will arrange a meeting. Assalamu alaikum."

"Not only do I do I approac... (Below threshold)
SideShowJane:

"Not only do I do I approach the Islamic world with a new policy of 'open hands' but I leave my fly open as well."

"First I'd like to sincerel... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

"First I'd like to sincerely apologize for the seeds of liberty, freedom, and democracy that my infidel predicessor has sown on our Muslim soil. Second I want to assure you that I will change US policy and give hope to all my Muslim brothers who which to eliminate that evil western ideology from the Earth."

Don't worry about what I sa... (Below threshold)
KurtO:

Don't worry about what I said, it's okay to lie to non-muslims.

You still want those ports,... (Below threshold)
KurtO:

You still want those ports, right?

"About my stimulus bill, yo... (Below threshold)
SILVER BULLET:

"About my stimulus bill, you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig, Oops! Pork is a dirty word to you. Sorry!"

Translation of Arabic: Thi... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Translation of Arabic: This guys an idiot, we can work him......er work WITH him.

"No, I love you more!"... (Below threshold)
Kathy:

"No, I love you more!"

"What? I'm not facing Mecc... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

"What? I'm not facing Mecca? Crap!"

Drone em!... (Below threshold)
914:

Drone em!

"Nobody knows the trouble i... (Below threshold)
914:

"Nobody knows the trouble i've seen"

Obama practices his Arabic,... (Below threshold)
Ken Hahn:

Obama practices his Arabic, apparently unaware that Ahmedinejad speaks Farsi.

God I miss SARAH~ squeak sq... (Below threshold)
914:

God I miss SARAH~ squeak squeak squeak

#91The answer to t... (Below threshold)
914:

#91

The answer to the question BARACK will never be asked.

? What would You have done to the owner of the ranch house in Crawford ?

"Seriously now... Sarah in... (Below threshold)
914:

"Seriously now... Sarah in a negligee by the fireplace in one of My mansions...........SERENITY NOW"

"Uh, yeah...Please, one min... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"Uh, yeah...Please, one minute, okay? I'm trying to hear what the little dancing red guy on your microphone is saying."

Caption translation:... (Below threshold)
Chris:

Caption translation:
"Obama's response to this substantive question was, 'Huh?'"

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Another potential translation:

"Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?"

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Yet another:

"My left hand is only supposed to be used to to WHAT?"

Sorry I can only think " OH... (Below threshold)
JAT:

Sorry I can only think " OH Shit we're Screwed!"

Typo correction:<b... (Below threshold)
Chris:

Typo correction:


"My left hand is only supposed to be used to do WHAT?"

Let me apologize for the cr... (Below threshold)
jbw:

Let me apologize for the crusades that George Bush under took during the middle ages.

Rahm Emanuel's talking head... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Rahm Emanuel's talking head draws a blank when asked, "Who are you working for?"

"Yes, I get my own kind of.... (Below threshold)
Spike:

"Yes, I get my own kind of.....shall we say "stimulus package".....when Muslims talk about hating Israel."

"I would love to visit each... (Below threshold)
Spike:

"I would love to visit each of the 57 Islamic States."

Obama "How do I say I am ha... (Below threshold)
retired miilitary:

Obama "How do I say I am happy to be here in Arambic?"

Translator " Weeuh areuu so sorreea con sern ting the US pasta trans gressuns"

Obama "Okay how do I say pleased to meet you in Arabic"

Translator "Weeuuh givaah uppa"

Obama "And how do I say Have a nice day in Arabic"

Translator "Bush is evil"

Obama "Oh that is the easiset one yet to remember"

"Dirka what?..."... (Below threshold)
mojo:

"Dirka what?..."

"Oh, there's no need for a ... (Below threshold)

"Oh, there's no need for a translator. I already speak the language. I learned it in school as a child."

Geez, I thought O'Reilly wa... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Geez, I thought O'Reilly was an a**hole.

"you have to be kidding me.... (Below threshold)
retired military:

"you have to be kidding me. Nancy Pelosi actually had the gall to go on TV and say she was not paritsian?? Who the hell would be stupid enough to believe that?"

It was the fourth of Novemb... (Below threshold)
a. moral:

It was the fourth of November. A date I'll always remember. Yes I will. 'Cause that was the day my country lost its spine...Poppa was a rolling Muslim.

The translator did not know... (Below threshold)
retired miilitary:

The translator did not know quite how to translate "Yoh P ZOOOOO!!!! How do you like my thug thizzle."

Obami: Do you want me on al... (Below threshold)
Son of a Pig and a Monkey:

Obami: Do you want me on all fours, or on my back?

"Do you really think we can... (Below threshold)
glenn:

"Do you really think we can sell the Jews down the river without anyone else noticing?"

If Barack Hussein Obama isn... (Below threshold)

If Barack Hussein Obama isn't already receiving a handsome salary for his work as President of the Muslim World, he should be getting a check soon. He's doing a great job.

"It's a little cool in h... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"It's a little cool in here. Could you turn the thermostat up a bit?"

"First olive branch. Bet t... (Below threshold)

"First olive branch. Bet the Steelers. Trust me."

Uhhh.... What?... (Below threshold)
Scott:

Uhhh.... What?

"Would you like to sit on m... (Below threshold)
Spike:

"Would you like to sit on my lap like your American colleagues at MSNBC?"

"You say you are 'getting a... (Below threshold)
Spike:

"You say you are 'getting a chill up your leg'? That's very common with reporters in the American media, too."

"Infidel? No, you must hav... (Below threshold)
Elroy Jetson:

"Infidel? No, you must have me confused with the Cuban dictator. Do we all look alike to you?"

Hope! Change! Allah Akbar! ... (Below threshold)
syllabucks:

Hope! Change! Allah Akbar!
Yes, I AM great! But you can call me Barry

Barack the Casbah.... (Below threshold)

Barack the Casbah.

Change you can believe in.<... (Below threshold)

Change you can believe in.

What's that you say?... (Below threshold)
Ken in Camarillo:

What's that you say?
You don't want land for peace with Israel?
You don't want peace with Israel?
You don't want Israel (to exist)?
Well knock me over with a feather!

That neocon blogger Elmo? W... (Below threshold)
Elmo:

That neocon blogger Elmo? Why I'd kick his freakin *ss. I ain't afraid of him.

" My Administration Is Heav... (Below threshold)

" My Administration Is Heavily Invested In Apple Carts."

This interview sounded so m... (Below threshold)
Bob:

This interview sounded so much better when Rahm pitched it.

Yes, my office is concerned... (Below threshold)
Nylda:

Yes, my office is concerned about the deficit in wings for the Super Bowl.

So Mohammad, which bailout ... (Below threshold)
Sturatt:

So Mohammad, which bailout nickname do you like better? Moolah Obama, or Obama bin lendin'?

Spike at 104:Actua... (Below threshold)
Son of a Pig and a Monkey:

Spike at 104:

Actually, there are 56 states in the "Organization of the Islamice Conference ("OIC")). Who do you think Obami would like to be #57?

Arabic for "Change."... (Below threshold)

Arabic for "Change."

"Allah Akhbar!"... (Below threshold)
RadiCalMan:

"Allah Akhbar!"

Sorry, I see after the fact... (Below threshold)
RadiCalMan:

Sorry, I see after the fact, that Stephen already beat me to it, but that's what came immediately to my mind too! I guess I've got to get my entries in sooner! So, I put my vote in for Stephen.

Obama: "Huh? You don't wors... (Below threshold)
Herdofcat:

Obama: "Huh? You don't worship me? Don't ya want ta ya know, be part of change? I've promoting 'green', After all, I'm recycling Clinton's cabinet.

I think all Americans shoul... (Below threshold)
Burke:

I think all Americans should learn to read Spanish. Um, er, that is Spanish, right?

Those days are over ... bla... (Below threshold)
Elmo:

Those days are over ... blah blah blah
hope ... blah blah blah
change ... blah blah blah
kumbaya ... blah blah blah
go Steelers!

This is not a President<... (Below threshold)

This is not a President -- Rene Magritte

I am closing Guat. so that... (Below threshold)
MF:

I am closing Guat. so that the terrorists will be in the US and one that was released already bombed , have a fake stimulus plan, ... What are the other items you want me to do next?

0BAMBI: "Does this tie mak... (Below threshold)
FeFe:

0BAMBI: "Does this tie make my ears look big? I...um...you know...wouldn't want to be a caricature...um...resembling a Jew."

BOOBTUBE: "No, no, and the flowers show your solidarity with the true Palis who insist those Jews come back and give humanity the evil secret to Gaza hot house agriculture."

Update: <... (Below threshold)
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