Thursday, November 15, 2012

Deeply weird images from 18th-century chapbooks: calling all captioneers!

Gleaners awake! to your latest caption challenge. I await your interpretations, humorous or otherwise, to these mysterious tableaux, all drawn from 18th-century chapbooks.

17 comments:

  1. For #2--
    "Union problems? Not here! We offer a generous health care package!"

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  2. The last (#5)
    "Zeus went looking for Danae, but instead found her older brother Dan."

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  3. For #4:

    "I know confer onto you the degree of Master of Satanic Arts."
    "Thank you"
    "Thank you"

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  4. #1

    "Billy thinks he is impressive because he can charm snakes? Wait 'til he sees this!"

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  5. #5

    In case of fire: stop, drop,....and rolls?

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  6. #4=
    "Congratulations on your graduation from law school!"

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  7. For #3 --
    Watching the cowardly lion and his brother tear into the straw, Dorothy had to admit that she wouldn't miss hearing the Scarecrow whine about not having a brain.

    For #1 --
    The Pied Piper of Hamlin's lesser known cousin, the Pied Piper of Kansas City.

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    1. I love your caption for number 3!

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    2. And I liked t'other one. I sorta.. I had Pied Piper of Pamplona, see? But like, it's too similar now. S'cool, I like yours too, dude. Way to go!

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  8. #3 "Now dear, stop all this nonsense, it's time to stop playing with the human faced lions, and face the music, the real world awaits."

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  9. #1 "Gangnam Style!"

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  10. #3-
    "This is Mrs. Marlin Perkins for the Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, reminding you that life insurance is a wonderful idea. Don't you agree, sweetheart?"

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  11. #4-
    "I knew when I took out these student loans that I'd have the devil to pay, but m-must it b-b-be quite s-s-so soon?"

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  12. "Nothing queers a good joke like the absence of laughter".
    Benny Hill

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  13. #2 "Slavery, murder, and racial oppression? Pish, tosh!"
    THANK YOU ALL for your hilarious captions!!!

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