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caption contest: car wreck – how did this happen

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We haven’t had a caption contest recently, so let’s get that restarted.  It’s real simple to play — think of something funny / humorous to go with this picture.  The only rule is to keep it clean.  And regardless of whether you have anything to contribute, you can enjoy the comments other people leave, too.

car between buildings

Let me also add that comments usually pour in over the next week, so this is the type of post that it’s good to check back on.  You can also subscribe to the comments (whether for just this post or all comments) if you would rather be notified that way.

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)

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caption contest, jet crashed in backyard

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This week’s caption contest really needs your help in explaining it.  Obviously a jet crashed in some woman’s backyard.  Or is that really what happened?  How did this happen?  Why?  What should happen next?  You decide.

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caption contest, van crashed in store window

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Caption contest!  This week’s photo features a delivery truck crashed into the storefront of a Chinese restaurant called Fat Duck Surprise.  It’s up to you to figure out what happened and why.  And remember you can consider multiple perspectives, even from people not in the picture.

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ending 2011 with a crash

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I know the saying goes “end with a bang”, but in this case, it was a crash.  This happenstance also explains why there haven’t been new posts in a couple of weeks.  I could make this an extensive story, but I will sum up for your convenience.

Basically, the hard drive containing Windows 7 in my main computer crashed.  At first it just started running slower, then there were some obscure errors, and then upon reboot, it continued to reboot, never even attempting to load Windows.  This was quite the inconvenience.

Fortunately no important data was lost, so all the blog posts in progress and the cache of funny pictures are still waiting to be published.  It’s just taking time to backup data and rebuild my system.

I did have an external hard drive for real-time backup, but it died a while back.  I never expected to have 2 hard drives die in the same year, but it happened.  Now I’m paying for my procrastination of fixing the backup.

So the moral of the story is — always maintain a backup.  Hard drives do go bad, even solid state drives (SSDs), which is what my C: drive was.

Sorry this isn’t very funny.  I did take a minute to find a couple of amusing pictures for it, though…  (And no, that’s not how it broke.  Maybe it’s what should happen now, though…)

caption contest, train wreck through building

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There wasn’t a caption contest last week because of Thanksgiving and my busyness, but this week things are back to normal.  So let’s kick it off with a bang… or, rather, a crash.

This week’s photo features a train wreck.  But this isn’t some normal derailment — this train went through a building.  And the tracks aren’t even in the picture!  So something extraordinary happened here.  It’s up to you to write a story or joke to go with this.  Here’s some starting points to help you think of something: Why did this happen?  How could this have happened?  Who was involved?  What do the owners of the building think?  What about the people watching?  Or the cleanup crew?  Remember, you can embellish the story however you want, or even just make it all up.  The goal is to be funny, not necessarily realistic.  Have fun with it.  Let your mind wander.

You can click the image for a larger version.

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caption contest, bicycle stunt to impress the ladies

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Welcome to our next weekly caption contest!  The game is real, and the prizes are imaginary!  Well, except that you can feel good if you write something funny — there might be thousands of people read it and be amused.

This week’s photo features a man who appears to be doing a stunt on a bicycle (or about to wreck it).  Is he trying to impress the ladies?  Or do they have something to do with it?  You get to write the context.  Have fun with it.  Just make it funny and keep it clean.

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caption contest, truck on a house

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Now that I’m back from vacation, let’s get the weekly caption contest back on schedule.  While in Colorado, I saw a few bad drivers.  But none of the bad driving I saw can compete with this picture.  Somehow a truck is on the roof of a house, and there’s a fair bit of destruction around it.  There’s also a guy in the picture, holding a beer and laughing.

The actual context behind this picture is unknown, so make up whatever story you want to fit your explanation.  There’s a few obvious captions, but you can also use your creativity to come up with something really random.

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)