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Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners

This week's Weekend Caption Contest™ was another smashing success. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture:


US President Barack Obama tours Orion Energy Systems, a power technology company that designs, manufactures and deploys energy efficiency and renewable energy technology for commercial and industrial business, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Obama on Wednesday landed in the US electoral battleground to sell his State of the Union message, even as Republicans plotted to undermine it with spending cuts. (AFP/Jewel Samad)


Here are the winning entries:

1) (fustian) - "Kareem Abdul Fubar."

2) (Roger Fraley) - "Steve Urkel, all grown up."

3) (Shawn) - "Wow! These new 'Tele-Prompt Goggles' are the shit!"

4) (Wigla) - "Nostrildamus"

5) (Jim Addison) - "When the fly emerged from the transporter, he realized something had gone horribly wrong.."

6) (Steve H) - "Do these glasses make me look more Reaganesque?"

The Readers Choice Award this week goes to:

(Rich) - "Obama has apparently been waiting for the shit to hit the fan."

and a special shout-out for those who noticed the contest posted a day earlier. Of this entries, I liked Jay Tea's best, "With these special goggles, I can see Friday from my house!"

That's all for this weekend. A new edition of the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™ will debut Friday morning.


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Comments (7)

As soon as I saw fustian's ... (Below threshold)
Tom Blogical:

As soon as I saw fustian's entry, I knew it was over...great caption!

If he's waiting for the shi... (Below threshold)
jim m:

If he's waiting for the shit to hit the fan he'd better close his mouth.

I dont get number 1... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

I dont get number 1

I dont get number ... (Below threshold)
I dont get number 1
Seriously? Kareem Abdul Jabbar wore basketball goggles starting at some point in his career, similar looking to Obama's safety glasses. Fubar is the acronym for (F--cked Up Beyond All Recognition). If you were just trying to be funny about not getting it, I didn't get it.
I grew up in Milwaukee. Im ... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

I grew up in Milwaukee. Im well aware of Kareem. Fubar I never heard of. Now that you say it, im not sure I get it still. How is he unrecognizable? Sorry, just too much of a literalist I guess.

I can explain my train of t... (Below threshold)
fustian:

I can explain my train of thought and maybe that will help.

Firstly, I thought that in this picture, Obama looked vaguely like Kareem. The glasses are somewhat reminiscent of the ones Kareem wore when he played.

So I was looking for some kind of play on "Kareem Abdul Jabbar". And FUBAR came to mind immediately, possibly because it rhymes with Jabbar and possibly because it explains how I feel about the competence of the current administration.

My understanding is that "FUBAR" is an old military expression dating back to the second world war and is sometimes spelled out "fouled up beyond all recognition".

At any rate, thanks for the win!

I lead a sheltered life. :-... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

I lead a sheltered life. :-]




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