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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:

A worker stands in front of the 'Upside Down House' in Trassenheide on Usedom Island, northern Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008. The house of an entrepreneur from Poland is part of the project 'The World Upside Down' that should allow visitors a different view of every day items. The building is expected to open its doors for visitors in the upcoming week. (AP Photo/Frank Hormann)

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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"Man, I SHOULD have paid at... (Below threshold)

"Man, I SHOULD have paid attention to the "This end up" arrow on that HouseSeed...."

"I want the ruby slippers,"... (Below threshold)

"I want the ruby slippers," ww

Extreme Makeover: Democrat ... (Below threshold)

Extreme Makeover: Democrat Edition

"Remember kids, Mr. Happy H... (Below threshold)

"Remember kids, Mr. Happy House wants your parents to vote Barrack Obama! Uh Oh, here comes another hurricane brought on by global warming!"

The drugs, the loud music, ... (Below threshold)

The drugs, the loud music, the hookers, the alcohol--all that he could handle. But this was going to be hard to explain when Gladys got home.

2008 Presidential Campaign<... (Below threshold)
rodney dill:

2008 Presidential Campaign

In a world turned upside do... (Below threshold)

In a world turned upside down, Joe Biden continues to dig his "Ditch to Nowhere."

I hate it when that happens... (Below threshold)

I hate it when that happens.

Shortly after this picture ... (Below threshold)

Shortly after this picture was taken, Farmer Dan received a letter from the Homeowners Association because that shade of blue was not previously approved.

Well, it's a "change" alrig... (Below threshold)

Well, it's a "change" alright. Now I "hope" you can fix it.

I've heard of being 'upside... (Below threshold)

I've heard of being 'upside down' on a mortgage, but this is ridiculous.

Landscaper Fred faced a dif... (Below threshold)

Landscaper Fred faced a difficult decision when the load of sod arrived: green side up or down?

What is the matter... (Below threshold)

What is the matter with Kansas?

"Looking on in horror, joe ... (Below threshold)
Pat Meebles:

"Looking on in horror, joe the construction worker realized he also made the chimney upside down and sticking into the ground, turning his house into a happy-go-lucky death machine."


"Al gore tries to utterly confuse his critics into forgetting his carbon footprint."

"Yeah I know that this isn'... (Below threshold)

"Yeah I know that this isn't the right way to build a house, but the Obamamessiah claimed that his superior judgement dicates that you build it this way."

NO NO..That's not what I me... (Below threshold)

NO NO..That's not what I meant when I said I wanted to 'flip' the house!

The Hope and change of an O... (Below threshold)

The Hope and change of an Obama presidency.

"We're from FEMA, and we're... (Below threshold)
rodney dill:

"We're from FEMA, and we're here to help."

A house built by community ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

A house built by community organizers.

Jimmy Carter's "Bargain Bin... (Below threshold)

Jimmy Carter's "Bargain Bin"...

Obama's spin team at work i... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Obama's spin team at work in Wasilla.

New hurricane-proof houses ... (Below threshold)
Pat Meebles:

New hurricane-proof houses that come pre-toppled

"The roof! The roof! The... (Below threshold)

"The roof! The roof! The roof is on the foyer!"

"I figured I was upside dow... (Below threshold)

"I figured I was upside down on the mortgage...so why not!"

Financing and construction ... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Financing and construction provided by Fannie Mae.

The John Kerry Memorial Lib... (Below threshold)

The John Kerry Memorial Library.

Workers attempt to recover ... (Below threshold)

Workers attempt to recover Pelosi's Pumps.

Nancy Pelosi's legs can be ... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Nancy Pelosi's legs can be seen - adorned with ruby slippers, of course - sticking out from under the far corner.

(scene 1: In the CNN contro... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

(scene 1: In the CNN control room)

"Lift-off. We have lift-off of the Palin, "How many houses" controversy. All engines running hot and normal. Guidance systems coming........"

"Oh shit!"

Obama-Biden campaign headqu... (Below threshold)

Obama-Biden campaign headquarters following McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate.

Partnering Habitat for Huma... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Partnering Habitat for Humanity with NORML seemed like a good idea at the time.

John thought being "upside-... (Below threshold)

John thought being "upside-down" on his mortgage would be more of a metaphorical thing...

There's nothing wrong with ... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

There's nothing wrong with that house, you're just not viewing it through the media's lens of objectivity.

Gesundheit!... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:


In an effort to keep the lo... (Below threshold)

In an effort to keep the lower floors from flooding in New Orleans, Mayor Ray Nagen demands all new houses be built to the following specifications...

I'm reminded of the Republi... (Below threshold)

I'm reminded of the Republican ticket for some reason.

Fannie Mae isn't dead; she ... (Below threshold)

Fannie Mae isn't dead; she is being resuscitated by her Uncle Sam.

This house meets all codes ... (Below threshold)

This house meets all codes of the European Union.

Housing market takes a down... (Below threshold)

Housing market takes a downturn.

Geez you act like a house f... (Below threshold)
Howdy Doodie:

Geez you act like a house fell on your sister.

No no Ralph..the blue print... (Below threshold)
Howdy Doodie:

No no Ralph..the blue prints go [i]THIS WAY![i]

It was built by a team of c... (Below threshold)

It was built by a team of community organizers.

Former President Jimmy Cart... (Below threshold)

Former President Jimmy Carter has resumed his celebrated work Habitat for Humanity.

The FEMA temporary housing ... (Below threshold)

The FEMA temporary housing was pretty much exactly what was expected.

And this, folks, is ... (Below threshold)

And this, folks, is the house that Barrack Obama would sell to you.

On NBC this fall, the new a... (Below threshold)
Howdy Doodie:

On NBC this fall, the new acclaimed series Flip That House.

Joe Biden commented today, ... (Below threshold)

Joe Biden commented today, "This looks like another perfect example of China's superior infrastructure that Senator Obama was so criticized for correctly pointing out."

When I said I wanted to rev... (Below threshold)

When I said I wanted to reverse the floor plan, this is NOT what I meant

This house complies with al... (Below threshold)

This house complies with all European Union Specifications.

I knew that Democrats wante... (Below threshold)

I knew that Democrats wanted to raise taxes, but geezus this is ridiculous.

I knew Obama was good at st... (Below threshold)

I knew Obama was good at sticking his foot in his mouth, but this is ridiculas.

It gets tricky when you nee... (Below threshold)

It gets tricky when you need to utilize the facilities.

After burying the latest ga... (Below threshold)

After burying the latest gaffs, Charlie returns to Obama campaign headquarters.

Worker landscapes front of ... (Below threshold)

Worker landscapes front of first house built to new code.


I know President Obama said... (Below threshold)

I know President Obama said things were going to 'change' but WTF!!!!!

Farmer Brown slaps his fore... (Below threshold)

Farmer Brown slaps his forehead as he notices for the first time the small print on the plans: Architectural design by Dr. Seuss

The instructions for this h... (Below threshold)

The instructions for this house were written by the same translator that gave us, "All your base are belong to us".

"Wow! Those termite inspect... (Below threshold)

"Wow! Those termite inspectors are really efficient!"

Epador's solution to fixing... (Below threshold)

Epador's solution to fixing the roof without a ladder.

The billion dollar, governm... (Below threshold)

The billion dollar, government funded experiment, "Bats, Will They Sleep Standing Up?" was launched today...

Inspired by school yard bul... (Below threshold)

Inspired by school yard bullies, Chicago put its new property tax collection method in affect today...

Marty took that whole "flip... (Below threshold)

Marty took that whole "flip my house" thing way too far.

After a week here, the DNC ... (Below threshold)

After a week here, the DNC platform starts to make sense. Well, kinda.

After trying his first blue... (Below threshold)

After trying his first blueprint, they gave Pres. Carter a hammer and said, "Here Jimma, just pretend the nails are jews."

Oh, wait. We were supposed ... (Below threshold)

Oh, wait. We were supposed to build this in Australia!

..And with that, AlGore exc... (Below threshold)

..And with that, AlGore exclaimed, "See the genious of it? Hot air 'rises' to where you are, while the cold air dissipates through the floorboards into the sky!" And then, they took him away.

"In Russia, house flips ... (Below threshold)

"In Russia, house flips you!"

"Honey I made your favorite... (Below threshold)

"Honey I made your favorite, 'Rightside up-upside down cake'."

This is what a 'upside down... (Below threshold)

This is what a 'upside down housing market' means.

It was bad enough when the ... (Below threshold)

It was bad enough when the housing MARKET went belly-up, now it's the houses themselves

Obam joins forces with Chin... (Below threshold)

Obam joins forces with Chinas' vaunted infrastructure engineers.

"Do I think it's the sign o... (Below threshold)

"Do I think it's the sign of the apocalypse? Well, Ohio State did beat USC last night, so I'd say it's very likely."

"I don't know what h... (Below threshold)

"I don't know what happened. One minute Reverend Wright was blessing the house, then BAM!"

"Do I think it's a sign of ... (Below threshold)

"Do I think it's a sign of the apocalypse? If OSU beats USC tomorrow night, absolutely."

"Well, this explains the ru... (Below threshold)

"Well, this explains the ruby slippers Mabel was wearing this morning."

"It's a new design called t... (Below threshold)

"It's a new design called the V-frame."

Well, yes, that is a Cha... (Below threshold)

Well, yes, that is a Change... but not what I had in mind.

"I sure hope that Dr. Seuss... (Below threshold)

"I sure hope that Dr. Seuss fella likes his new house."

Do not see it for what it i... (Below threshold)
A Stoner:

Do not see it for what it is, see it for what it should be.

"Up" is whatever direction ... (Below threshold)

"Up" is whatever direction Chuck Norris says it is.

Larry begins burying... (Below threshold)

Larry begins burying his house in preparation for Hurricane Ike.

When President Obama said h... (Below threshold)

When President Obama said he was going to turn the housing market around, few knew that this is what he meant.

I am looking right at the p... (Below threshold)

I am looking right at the plans, and that is what it is supposed to look like. Oh, am I supposed to turn them this way?

Call 1-800-REVERSE to see i... (Below threshold)

Call 1-800-REVERSE to see if you qualify for Countrywide's new Reverse Mortgage plan.

Senator Obama, get your hou... (Below threshold)

Senator Obama, get your house in order!

"No, I'm not a licensed con... (Below threshold)

"No, I'm not a licensed contractor, but I DID stay at a Holiday Inn last night."

Okay now, where are those d... (Below threshold)

Okay now, where are those dad-gum magic slippers?

Hillary's view of the outco... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Hillary's view of the outcome of the 2008 Democratic primaries.

As he studied his new home ... (Below threshold)

As he studied his new home for the first time, Dave realized he'd played the "pull my finger" prank on the architect once too often.

Scientists begin to rethink... (Below threshold)

Scientists begin to rethink whether or not the Hadron Collider will have side effects.

When Bill Gates and Warren ... (Below threshold)

When Bill Gates and Warren Buffett play Monopoly, the houses go where they say they go, how they say they go.

Don't ask about the hotels.

Democratic operatives finis... (Below threshold)

Democratic operatives finish unearthing yet another house they claim John McCain knew nothing about.

Larry shakes his head, know... (Below threshold)

Larry shakes his head, knowing that this will wind up as a Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest...

If Donald Trump cannot buil... (Below threshold)

If Donald Trump cannot build his Scottish golf course exactly where he wants to do so, he will have THISBIG a tantrum!

Conceptually the archit... (Below threshold)

Conceptually the architectural design is a metaphor for the members of the organization I founded and the, ahemm.... the centerpiece of its goals." - Betty Friedan

A liberal journalist view o... (Below threshold)

A liberal journalist view of the world....

Obama offered this pictoria... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Obama offered this pictorial representation of how his plans would revolutize America's Health care industry.

The result of implementing ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

The result of implementing the democratic version of the Fannie Mae bailout plan.

Reporters were stunned afte... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Reporters were stunned after Obama said "And if my housing plans aren't right for America then I am sure that God would show me a sign!!"

* "You can put lipstick on ... (Below threshold)

* "You can put lipstick on an upside-down house, but it'll still be an upside-down house."

* "What's this say? 'Made in Australia'..? Aw, dammit!"

* "Now to lay down the astroturf roots."

AFLAC!!!!... (Below threshold)


Put some lipstick on it and... (Below threshold)
silver bullet:

Put some lipstick on it and it will still be a house!

Unfortunately, President Ob... (Below threshold)

Unfortunately, President Obama contracted his "Housing for America" plan to Tony Rezko.

Well, it's right-side-up in... (Below threshold)

Well, it's right-side-up in China.

George regrets buying his h... (Below threshold)
David Wolk-Laniewski:

George regrets buying his house plans from a Democrat.

Obama community organizes a... (Below threshold)
Ed Gosselin:

Obama community organizes a house building.

This explains those $700.00... (Below threshold)

This explains those $700.00/month heating bills at Paul Hoosen's house!

Ehhh, that's how the commun... (Below threshold)

Ehhh, that's how the community organizer designed it.

Government Housing... (Below threshold)
T Beers:

Government Housing

We're going to turn this ho... (Below threshold)

We're going to turn this house upside down until we find my car keys!

McCain - "Look what happens... (Below threshold)
retired military:

McCain - "Look what happens when Nancy Pelosi is in charge of the House."

and thus the Obamessiah spa... (Below threshold)

and thus the Obamessiah spake: "If you tear down this house, in 3 days I will rebuild it." Owner Bob Jones had regrets about calling his bluff.

This deck they sent me just... (Below threshold)
Rick Caird:

This deck they sent me just isn't going to fit.

Poll (Obama supporters only... (Below threshold)

Poll (Obama supporters only):
Question: "Do you notice anything different about this house?"
- 82%, "No, it looks fine"
- 10%, "Not sure"
- 8%, "Dude"

"CHANGE, you can .. um ... ... (Below threshold)

"CHANGE, you can .. um ... ya know ... er ... um ... believe in!?."

Senator Joe Biden, exaspera... (Below threshold)

Senator Joe Biden, exasperated, puzzled, leaning on his shovel, shrugged and responed, "They say is was a Sarahcane."

The latest polling numbers ... (Below threshold)

The latest polling numbers arrived today at Obama's campaign headquarters.

Obama campaign proudly disp... (Below threshold)

Obama campaign proudly displays low income housing built by community organizers

Da House post-Pelosi.... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Da House post-Pelosi.

"Nice Bungalob, Ed."... (Below threshold)

"Nice Bungalob, Ed."

The World of pointy-headed ... (Below threshold)

The World of pointy-headed politics, under construction.

Plumbing was never an issue... (Below threshold)

Plumbing was never an issue with a shovel and a hose.

Taking his cue from Al Gore... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Taking his cue from Al Gore's Love Story connection Barrack Obama proudly proclaimed that the song "Upside Down" was based on his childhood home.

The Old Woman was not happy... (Below threshold)

The Old Woman was not happy with Obama's housing project. She wanted her big shoe back.

"There! Now all we have to ... (Below threshold)

"There! Now all we have to do is lay the foundation and it'll be done!" exclaimed a proud jimma carter.

In retrospect, Norwegian Bl... (Below threshold)
No One of Consequence:

In retrospect, Norwegian Blue may not have been the best choice of color.

"How The Dems Get Jiggy on ... (Below threshold)

"How The Dems Get Jiggy on a Friday Afternoon."

Tony Rezko now gets subsidi... (Below threshold)

Tony Rezko now gets subsidies to build single family homes.

Freaking change? mmm ok... (Below threshold)
Dave's Odd World.:

Freaking change? mmm ok

Some things go without sayi... (Below threshold)

Some things go without saying, but I hope they remembered the eave on the other side too.

Q)"Senator Obama, how do yo... (Below threshold)

Q)"Senator Obama, how do you explain this upside down house?"

A)"I thoroughly condemn any upside downness, anywhere, but this house was never upside down when I was in it."

"Hello, Nationwide? I'm no... (Below threshold)

"Hello, Nationwide? I'm not just upside down on my mortgage anymore..."

In California, the stronger... (Below threshold)

In California, the stronger enforcement of immigration laws has had an unforeseen impact on the contruction industry.

"Looks pal, we's ganteed yo... (Below threshold)

"Looks pal, we's ganteed yoos lifetime clean guttas an' dat's wut we's delived! Now pays up!"

Appologies to all, uh, most Jersey constractors.

Sarah Palin's house?... (Below threshold)

Sarah Palin's house?

Habitat for Humanity organi... (Below threshold)

Habitat for Humanity organizers have declined an offer from Lindsay Lohan to be invloved in any future projects.

Hoping that his mother woul... (Below threshold)

Hoping that his mother would not notice the crack in her crystal egg was the least of Joel's problems.

Amy Winehouse, Andy Dick an... (Below threshold)

Amy Winehouse, Andy Dick and Keith Richards volunteer for Habitat For Humanity.

Harry Reid's initial foray ... (Below threshold)

Harry Reid's initial foray into house design was technically a complete success.

Governor Sarah Palin made a... (Below threshold)

Governor Sarah Palin made a surprise visit to the home of Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas.

Dang! It's still no... (Below threshold)

Dang! It's still not level.

The DNC quickly found out t... (Below threshold)
retired military:

The DNC quickly found out that when Sarah shakes up the house she really SHAKES up the house.

And in a move that added in... (Below threshold)

And in a move that added insult to injury, Hillary ran off with the ruby slippers.

MC Escher's failure as an a... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy Author Profile Page:

MC Escher's failure as an architect is widely believed to have motivated him to take up graphic arts, instead.

Dear Lord, when I prayed th... (Below threshold)

Dear Lord, when I prayed that you would turn the House over, I meant turn control of the House of Representatives over to the Republicans again! Amen.

By golly! They ain't foolin... (Below threshold)
William Naegele:

By golly! They ain't foolin' -- that "Palin Effect" business is really somethin'!

There's no place like h... (Below threshold)

There's no place like home

"So then, do I put the mirr... (Below threshold)

"So then, do I put the mirror under the bed?"

I know I buried that flippi... (Below threshold)

I know I buried that flippin' switch around here someplace!

Experimental Federal Govern... (Below threshold)
Carol Bensing:

Experimental Federal Government Housing
Project #5,462,213
for Median income families with 2.4 children

I asked Obama what he could... (Below threshold)

I asked Obama what he could do as President to CHANGE the housing market,and this is what I got!

That house isn't dead.... (Below threshold)

That house isn't dead.

It's restin'.

(Apologies to Monty Python and hat tip to 126).

FEMA house design. Whichev... (Below threshold)

FEMA house design. Whichever way the hurricane leaves you, it's right.

DRUDGEBREAKING: Home... (Below threshold)

DRUDGEBREAKING: Home of Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi -- cracks up.

A photographic representati... (Below threshold)

A photographic representation of the Obama Doctrine.

Hey, that looks like the sa... (Below threshold)

Hey, that looks like the same construction company that overcharged me $44,000 for a roof rebuild and left a big mess behind for me earlier this year.

Having accomplished his goa... (Below threshold)

Having accomplished his goals as a community organizer, Obama now set forth to work his magic on the entire country as its president.

This is your country on "Ho... (Below threshold)

This is your country on "Hope" and "Change".

Any Questions?

Another successfull complet... (Below threshold)
Don Wagner:

Another successfull completion for Jimmy Carters Habitat for Humanity team

Obama's Habitat for Inanity... (Below threshold)

Obama's Habitat for Inanity

How the world looks to Obam... (Below threshold)

How the world looks to Obama today.

"Lipstick Optional."... (Below threshold)

"Lipstick Optional."

Gotta have a talk to Jr abo... (Below threshold)

Gotta have a talk to Jr about his weekend parties. Trashing the living room is one thing, but this turning the house upside down has got to stop.

#154. ! ! ! ! ! <b... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

#154. ! ! ! ! !

UR2 much. Dill always willing to walk the "fine line".

"Crack" that, baby.

Is anyone else listening or am I your only captive audience?

Thanks Maggie Mama, I like ... (Below threshold)
rodney dill:

Thanks Maggie Mama, I like to push the envelope a little without going too far.

Captive Huh? Rope? Duct tape?

Don't worry America. NBC, ... (Below threshold)

Don't worry America. NBC, CBS, ABC and CNN are sending out all their "journalists" to find out how Sarah Palin is responsible for the "down" housing market.

New Orleans building code r... (Below threshold)

New Orleans building code requires the base of the new construction houses to be no less than 10" above ground level.

When "intelligent Design" m... (Below threshold)
Don Wagner:

When "intelligent Design" meets the building trades

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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