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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:


Employees of the Rocky Mountain News react during the announcement that the newspaper will close in this photo provided to Reuters by the Rocky Mountain News February 26, 2009. Media conglomerate EW Scripps Co will shut down the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rocky Mountain News after failing to lure qualified buyers, as the industry endures a painful and prolonged economic downturn. The 150-year-old Denver newspaper will run its final edition on Friday but employees will remain on the Scripps payroll through April 28. REUTERS/Joe Mahoney/Rocky Mountain News/Handout


Winners 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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Today those many layers of ... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Today those many layers of fact checking are not as warm as a good pair of pajamas.

Another Obama supporter sud... (Below threshold)

Another Obama supporter suddenly realizes she's voted in the Liberal Dan Quayle.

"I feel so betrayed. I thou... (Below threshold)
vader06:

"I feel so betrayed. I thought I would never have to work again, my taxes would go down and Obama was going to pay my mortgage..."

Now who will provide the le... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Now who will provide the leftist propaganda to Coloradoans hungry for guidance in these times of trouble?

We got the change, but they... (Below threshold)
fustian:

We got the change, but they forgot the hope part...

Why didn't I learn communit... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Why didn't I learn community organizing in school, instead of journalism?

Hey gang, don't look so blu... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Hey gang, don't look so blue. ACORN's hiring!

"WTF is she crying about? ... (Below threshold)
John:

"WTF is she crying about? We're all screwed!"

And Helen Thomas still has ... (Below threshold)
J-Ho:

And Helen Thomas still has a job???

The Old Grey Lady Ain't Wha... (Below threshold)
SideShowJane:

The Old Grey Lady Ain't What She Used To Be...

Where will I find another j... (Below threshold)
Steve:

Where will I find another job where I get paid to have a tingle up my leg?

All the lies I told about B... (Below threshold)
fustian:

All the lies I told about Bush and the other Republicans...In the end, what did it get ME?

Oh my God, how can I justif... (Below threshold)
Tango:

Oh my God, how can I justify my carpal tunnel disability now?

But how will people get the... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

But how will people get their daily Doonesbury fix? Won't somebody please think of the children?!?

Joe Biden's daughter hides ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Joe Biden's daughter hides her head in shame when Biden again tells the crowd he is the smartest man in the room. ww

Oh no! He did not just say ... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

Oh no! He did not just say that the US invented the automobile. Well, at least he didn't use that stupid 'Don't mess with Joe.' line...Oh c--p!

The sudden realization that... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

The sudden realization that Obama's give away spending also meant take away taxation hit like a mack truck.

"How can this be?" she sobb... (Below threshold)
jim2:

"How can this be?" she sobbed. "Our narrative was correct!"

"If he would just shut up, ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"If he would just shut up, maybe the Dow would recover!"

"He told me to pull his fin... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

"He told me to pull his finger..."

"Rocky Mountain Byeeeeeeeee... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

"Rocky Mountain Byeeeeeeeee..."

At this mornings Daily Kos ... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

At this mornings Daily Kos staff meeting, the presidents declining poll numbers were announced.

Guy in glasses:" I... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Guy in glasses:

" I need to get her in the supply room one last time."

" Dang, I knew we made thin... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

" Dang, I knew we made things up but I never dreamed it would get this bad."

Somehow Jason didn't this w... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Somehow Jason didn't this was the time for his swallow-tailed flycatcher imitation.

(correction)... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

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Somehow Jason didn't think this was the time for his swallow-tailed flycatcher imitation.

I was HOPING that Obama cou... (Below threshold)
retired military:

I was HOPING that Obama could CHANGE our financial situation. Little did I know that he would.

The news staff of the NY Ti... (Below threshold)
retired military:

The news staff of the NY Times are informed that if they lose their jobs then they will in fact be able to put "FICTION WRITER" on their resume.

Reporters liedNewspa... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Reporters lied
Newspapers died

Man's thought bubble.... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Man's thought bubble.

"Now I know why they changed the elevator music to "Another one bites the dust" by Queen"

Woman thought bubble<... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Woman thought bubble

"But in journalism school, they said that if we were good to the democrats we would have jobs forever"

Rocky Mountain News employe... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Rocky Mountain News employees listen to Obama's plan to save newspapers ... by taxing the hell out of employers, building fifty more Planned Parenthood offices in Colorado, and creating the Office of Print Regulation.

How will I pay for my arugu... (Below threshold)
Mark L:

How will I pay for my arugula now?

"Rocky Mountain By In Color... (Below threshold)

"Rocky Mountain By In Colorado."

An Obamatron is upset to fi... (Below threshold)
Son of a Pig and a Monkey:

An Obamatron is upset to find out that Obie has decided to to with a pedigree dog from a breeder, instead of a "mut from the pound".

And we don't need th... (Below threshold)
Son of a Pig and a Monkey:


And we don't need the ladies
Crying 'cuz the storie's sad, uh huh
Rocky Moutain Way
Is better than the way we had
Hey, hey, hey, hey

I guess I can always turn t... (Below threshold)
fustian:

I guess I can always turn to prostitution. Pay's about the same, but at least I'll feel better about myself.

Rocky Mountain High ... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

Rocky Mountain High turns into Rocky Mountain Bye

Rocky Mountain Blues.... (Below threshold)
Spike:

Rocky Mountain Blues.

Got Hope?... (Below threshold)
JB:

Got Hope?

Woman covering her face:<br... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

Woman covering her face:
"Why is that man taking our photo during our time of suffering?
What kind of insensitive person would do such a thing?"

Man with beard and glasses: "The man's a journalist."

Woman covering her face: "Oh, that explains it."

While they still can't begi... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

While they still can't begin to fathom the underlying cause and effect, a few more far leftists begin to experience the effects of their attempts to destroy capitolism.

With the loss of the Rocky ... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

With the loss of the Rocky Mountain News, the homeless of Boulder struggle to find a new source of sidewalk linen.

What will I do? I'm not qu... (Below threshold)
kbiel Author Profile Page:

What will I do? I'm not qualified to do anything else other than misstate the facts and disguise my opinion as objective reporting.

Don't feel bad. You weren'... (Below threshold)
JB:

Don't feel bad. You weren't the only dupe fooled by this con man.

Students listening to news ... (Below threshold)

Students listening to news bulletin:

"Al Gore has just confessed to fabricating the global warming scam."

Woman crying and thinking..... (Below threshold)
Jewels:

Woman crying and thinking..."This is such a sad day for America...The One really is just another human being and not the Messiah we all thought would come and save us!"

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changesT... (Below threshold)
WindowDressing:

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the Strain
Ch-ch-changes
Don't want to be a richer man...

Reporter questioning VP Bid... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Reporter questioning VP Biden suddenly realizes his fly is open.

Don't look at our savior di... (Below threshold)
Jonnybconservative:

Don't look at our savior directly. If you do you will loose your mind from his beauty and greatness! Oh nooo!

I never thought "change" me... (Below threshold)
Brad:

I never thought "change" meant I'd be holding a cup outside the subway entrance.

The news of the demise of S... (Below threshold)

The news of the demise of Socks the Cat hit the staff hard.

Guy: Mmm, getting paid fro... (Below threshold)
SpeedPump:

Guy: Mmm, getting paid from now to April - I could carve some serious powder in a month

Gal: Damn, I wonder if I cut the tag off that Prada dress I just bought

Justice69 cries over the lo... (Below threshold)
914:

Justice69 cries over the loss of a job He never had.LOL!

An unidentified journalist ... (Below threshold)

An unidentified journalist reacts to being admonished by Information Minister Robert Gibbs for asking an unapproved question. Since it was a first offense, she will only lose her press credentials for a month while she is re-educated at the Alinksy Center.

The media is first in line ... (Below threshold)
hpb:

The media is first in line to reap the benefits for their part in the election of Obama.

How soon will we all be joining these joyous comrades in the New Age of Plenty™?

"...but is he sponge worthy... (Below threshold)

"...but is he sponge worthy?"

Shut up you Twit - we alway... (Below threshold)
JAT:

Shut up you Twit - we always have Scientology to lift our spirits!

Feeling all hopey changey y... (Below threshold)
CharlieDontSurf:

Feeling all hopey changey yet?

Hope floats? Nope.... (Below threshold)
Syllabucks:

Hope floats? Nope.

Why didn't I think to get a... (Below threshold)

Why didn't I think to get a back-up Teleprompter for his speech? WHY????????

I'll look down, close my ey... (Below threshold)
OutlawJoeC:

I'll look down, close my eyes and click my ruby slippers together and wake up on Fantasy Island!

Did he just ask for the num... (Below threshold)

Did he just ask for the number of the website?! OMG.

You mean even after bending... (Below threshold)

You mean even after bending over for the Barack Express, we are still getting laid off? I sold out my journalistic ethics for nothing?!

I better hold onto my face,... (Below threshold)

I better hold onto my face, just in case that chimp is still on the loose.

Reporters learn that like t... (Below threshold)

Reporters learn that like the Iran in 1978, Germany in 1933, and the Communists everywhere, the first thing the new rulers did was eliminate their supporters.

"Yes, ma'am. I'd like to p... (Below threshold)
Spike:

"Yes, ma'am. I'd like to place an 'Unwanted Ad' under 'Garbage Sales'".

Eight years earlier: "I wan... (Below threshold)
Spike:

Eight years earlier: "I want to be a journalist because I want to make a difference in the world."

"Will write liberal bilge f... (Below threshold)
Spike:

"Will write liberal bilge for food."

I guess the fat gray lady s... (Below threshold)
Spike:

I guess the fat gray lady sang.

You should be happy. We're... (Below threshold)
Spike:

You should be happy. We're one step closer to the "greening" of America.

Susan was chosen to play th... (Below threshold)

Susan was chosen to play the role of Lady Liberty in the age of Obama.

"Rocky Mountain oysters" ar... (Below threshold)

"Rocky Mountain oysters" are what?????

"Courage."- Dan Ra... (Below threshold)
Spike:

"Courage."

- Dan Rather

Change has come! All hail ... (Below threshold)
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Change has come! All hail The Obama!!

"...and I'm wearing my last... (Below threshold)
Leo:

"...and I'm wearing my last Depends!"

Guy with the watch thought ... (Below threshold)
Son of a Pig and a Monkey:

Guy with the watch thought bubble:

"If she keeps blubbering, I'll be able to get my resume on the fax to Pravda before her."

Woman In Middle - "All of m... (Below threshold)
Hodink:

Woman In Middle - "All of my twitter followers got link showing a picture of me and Larry Craig."
Man Left Of her - "In a restroom?"
Woman In Middle - "Yes."
Man Right Of Her - "Whoa baby. You're in the crapper."

"I just want to stand up an... (Below threshold)
Rachel Edith:

"I just want to stand up and shout "SHUT THE F*CK UP ALREADY!"

Update: <... (Below threshold)

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




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