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Caption Hunt

Over the last two days, some… odd pictures of the President and his new appointees have made the rounds.  Here they are:

I could use some cheering up, so if you’d like to help out, write funny captions for one or both pictures.  Extra credit for captions that don’t make sex jokes.  (Anything really foul will be deleted.  You have been warned.)

For those who wish to contribute two captions, I think we’ll be daringly original and refer to the first picture (of Bush and Rice) as #1, and the second (of Bush and Spellings) as #2.  Got it?  Great.  Knock yourselves out.

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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0055
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    • Wed 17 Nov 2004
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    silly caption
    rumsfeld fighting technique?

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    • Wed 17 Nov 2004
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    Received from joeys blog

    caption hunt
    Eric’s Archived Thoughts: Caption Hunt – Eric Meyer asked for captions, so I’d thought I’d take a crack. Firs picture: (Bush thinking) “Maybe she knows how to make peace with nations… cause I kinda screwed up last term”. The second: (S…

    • #4
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0021
    Kevin Cheng wrote in to say...

    #1: Watch how Mr. Bush doesn’t move his lips … almost.

    #2: “We must lower our expectations of the President.” Bush:”Pfft, can they GET lower?”

    • #5
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0036
    Kevin wrote in to say...

    Ahh, so that what detante means. I thought it meant strike first.

    Gotta magic trick for ya, watch the tissue… Bush,”Oh I like this trick…”

    • #6
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0051
    Dave wrote in to say...
    1. I gotta ask her what shampoo she uses.
    2. I’d like to see her try to do kung fu with those cuffs!
    • #7
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0151
    Jonathan Horak wrote in to say...
    1. Rice smiles, as Bush struggles to find the funny.
    2. Spellings: “We intend to level the playing field in schools across America.” Bush, to self: “He he he he. Good thing Spellings wasn’t around when I got ‘accepted’ to Yale.”
    • #8
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0226
    Richard@Home wrote in to say...

    #1 After a night watching the Godfather, Bush tries out his new gold leaf garotte

    #2 …and when I was an intern I placed my hands on his knees like this…

    • #9
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0318
    oscar wrote in to say...

    1. Psst, George, I just squeezed out a raunchy one.

    2. The both of you, you’re fired!

    • #10
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0334
    SAPO!! wrote in to say...

    #1 [Bush] …but, wait… wasn’t she bald?
    #2 [Bush] There it comes, that funniest Teletubbies dance!

    • #11
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0540
    Ximena wrote in to say...

    #2: “yeah, but I shoot with this hand.”

    • #12
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0626
    Will Kessel wrote in to say...

    #1) “Swell! Now I can afford that orthodontist to get rid of this silly gap in my teeth!”

    #2) “Is *this* how you do it, Mr. President? Is this how you walk like an Egyptian?”

    • #13
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0707
    Simon Jessey wrote in to say...

    #1[Bush] She’s taller than she was yesterday.

    #2[Spellings] So you see there are two separate internets, right?

    • #14
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0723
    Roumen wrote in to say...

    #1: She sings really nice, doesn’t she?
    #2: This black-box is totally invisible!

    • #15
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0730
    Daryl wrote in to say...

    #1 Taking to heart the adage that two heads are better than one, President Bush and now Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice have been surgically conjoined. Liberal America hopes that, combined, they’ll make half the man a Sharpton or a Kucinich makes.

    #2 “President” Bush smiles on his first day as an Airforce One Flight Attendant Trainee, a proud day for him, as “Vice President” Cheney has never afforded him such responsibility.

    • #16
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0738
    Matthew wrote in to say...

    Caption 1: Bush ~ “Gottle of Geer, Gottle of Geer”
    Caption 2: Bush ~ “Oooooh she’s gonna do a trick. Uhuhuh I looooove tricks”

    • #17
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0758
    Jeff wrote in to say...

    #1 Rice – “Beige… I think I’ll paint the ceiling beige…”
    #2 Spellings – “Now remember, President Bush doesn’t think that fast so you will all need to alk a little slower… So, any questions?”

    • #18
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0816
    Jeff wrote in to say...

    #1 Rice – “Oooh! I need some new furniture, that tacky carpet in the oval office has to go, and we’ll need to replace all those pictures of former Presidents with pictures of my favorite person.. Me!”

    Bush – “She won’t do my typing, refuss to do the filing, not to mention the laundry… and we won’t go into what she said when I asked her to buy me lunch. Just what have I gotten myself into???”

    #2 Spellings – “We’ll when we’re done leveling out Iraq we’re going to pave it all and turn it into the world’s largest strip mall complete with a Wal-Mart Supercenter, Sam’s Club and my personal favorite store, Dress Barn Woman! Oh! Don’t foget the tanning sallon, JC Penny, and of course for the kiddies Toys ‘R Us…”

    Bush – “Oh I could have fun in Toys ‘R Us… they haven’t seen spending until they’ve seen me ransack a Toys ‘R Us”

    • #19
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0817
    Mark Bradbourne wrote in to say...

    #1 – “And the Bush said ‘Wanna be Sec. of State?” and I wa like “no Way!” and he was like “Yes way!”

    #2 – “Let me demonstrate for the teacher how this move works… First, you grab the child by the shoulders the you shake him…”

    • #20
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0913
    Randy Peterman wrote in to say...

    1) Mr. President, Turn that frown upside down. Remember, you’re a person and people, um…. like you.

    2) This is not the president you’re looking for, move along.

    Eric, you’ve got the same title attribute for both pictures

    • #21
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0927
    funTomas wrote in to say...

    #1 Rice: …and I asked him: “Who will advise you, if I grab the office?”
    #2 Spellings: …and I soothed him: “Don’t worry, all your screwed up exams are forgotten”.

    • #22
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0932
    Roumen wrote in to say...

    #1: Seems she does like when I put my finger here…

    #2: Why the hell are the nails still wet?!

    • #23
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0939
    Craig Hatfield wrote in to say...

    #1. *static. . . Bush’s earpiece goes off. . .* “Mr. President, back your hand off just a little bit. She’s starting to look unnatural.”

    #2. “So there I was, hopping like a bunny with a kleenex in my right hand, and Ashcroft says. . . “

    • #24
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0940
    nick wrote in to say...

    #2: wikki wikki scratch, wikki wikki scratch

    • #25
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 0952
    Casey wrote in to say...

    For #2

    Levels. We need levels. Let’s put levels in the open office.

    Seinfeld anyone?

    • #26
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1007
    Greg wrote in to say...

    #1 – Hmmmm, I really like this new Black Eyed Peas song

    #2 – i said a hip hop the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop, a you dont stop the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat

    • #27
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1043
    Tim wrote in to say...

    “Who can turn the world on with her smile?
    Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
    Well it’s you girl, and you should know it
    With each glance and every little movement you show it

    Love is all around, no need to waste it
    You can have the town, why don’t you take it
    You’re gonna make it after all
    You’re gonna make it after all”

    • #28
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1045
    Rob wrote in to say...

    #2: Spellings entertains the President with her world famous “woman looking over a wall” mime routine.

    • #29
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1104
    MichaelD wrote in to say...

    #1: mmmmh …. I don’t know about the black hair though…

    #2: Aaaaah…. blonde! Now we’re talking…

    • #30
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1108
    Bill wrote in to say...

    #2: you must be this tall to enter the Oval Office.

    bush: “whew”

    • #31
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1116
    Jack Brewster wrote in to say...

    #2 “And we’ve found that, if you lower the standards, then no children will be left behind.”

    Props to Will (#12) for the walk like an Egyptian reference, which was the first one I thought of, but Nick’s (#24) is my favorite.

    • #32
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1133
    Steven Ametjan wrote in to say...

    For #2: During a press conforence, newly appointed Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings demonstrates her new reforms for the public high schools. “Little bunny foofoo hopping through the forest, picking up bullfrogs and bumping them on the head!”

    • #33
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1222
    Andy Mason wrote in to say...

    #2 Bush appoints Tommy Cooper’s love child as Secretary of Education.

    • #34
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1247
    Keith Burgin wrote in to say...

    #1 “Ahhhh… been waitin’ to do that ever since lunch.”

    #2 “Now for my next impression… this is what my dog looks like when I catch him drinking out of the toilet.”

    • #35
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1317
    Chris Neale wrote in to say...

    #1 – Where can I get a wig like that ?

    #2 – And that jacket ?

    [ UK resident, who’s never seen the 2nd lady before ]

    • #36
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1336
    Tim Kuhn wrote in to say...

    #1 Bush “That’s it Condaliar, you smile real nice when yar talken.”

    #2 Spelling This is who smart a worm is and this how smart George is.
    Bush “Must not fart, must not fart, geez I hope I’m not talken

    • #37
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1345
    K Scott wrote in to say...

    2) Secretary of Education nominee Margaret Spellings fails to use Force Powers to throw lightning at reporters, gets mocked by Bush. Spellings later commiserates with fellow trainee Rumsfeld.

    • #38
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1353
    Brandon wrote in to say...

    Bush (thinking): “I’ve always wanted to learn the Macarena, but I got no rhythm.”


    Spellings: “Cause this is thriller, thriller night!”

    • #39
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1633
    Derrick wrote in to say...

    1. “Look, Mr. President, how the bombs make the sky glow such a pretty orange!”

    2. “So there were these 2 midgets—I mean little people”

    • #40
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1536
    David wrote in to say...

    #1 – Bush (thinking): ‘Mmmmm…is that the Ocean Breeze or the Apricot Herbal Essence?’

    #2 – Spellings: “How tall are junior high students? About this tall.”

    • #41
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1537
    cool_st_elizabeth wrote in to say...

    #1: “And I-I-I will allwayzz love yoooooooh … ”

    #2: “You do the hokey-pokey and you shake it all about,”
    “That’s what it’s all about!”

    • #42
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1613
    David Hay wrote in to say...

    #1: Condi and Dubya find it hard to contain their disappointment and sadness at the news of Colin Powell’s resignation.

    • #43
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1731
    Marion wrote in to say...

    #1. “My fellow Americans … ”

    #2. “Heh, heh, her watch has stopped.”

    • #44
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1801
    Bern wrote in to say...

    She: Now you will hear only my voice, you will do all I command… I mean all he commands. Oh crap!
    He: Right, crap!

    • #45
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 1804
    Eric TF Bat wrote in to say...

    #2: “OK Mr President, I’ve got the Clark Kent glasses… so why isn’t my Kryptonian mind control power working?”

    • #46
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 2045
    Shahid wrote in to say...

    #1 [Bush] I forgot to tell her that I don’t believe in racial equality.
    #2 [Bush] I made her promise she won’t give me homework! Yippee!

    • #47
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 2054
    Patrick wrote in to say...

    #2 “Simmer down, now! Just simmer down!”

    • #48
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 2055
    Patrick wrote in to say...

    #2 Bush: “Is that a St. John’s wort or a regular wort?”

    • #49
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    • Thu 18 Nov 2004
    • 2057
    Jeremy Arnold wrote in to say...

    #1 With that smile I bet they don’t even notice when we she announces our planned attack on Iran.

    #2 And how do you expect to reform the education system? “I know Kung-Fu!”

    • #50
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    • Fri 19 Nov 2004
    • 0220
    oscar wrote in to say...

    1. Achtung liberals, all your bases are belong to us!

    2. …but Fox is fair and balanced, see, I can show you.

    • #51
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    • Fri 19 Nov 2004
    • 1013
    Uber Pimp wrote in to say...

    #1: shee-it, too much on the smile lever. must. be. subtle.
    #2: ha ha, those video editing guys sure know how to get rid of wires…[mental note: replace puppeteer]

    lol @ #24 && #28

    • #52
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    • Fri 19 Nov 2004
    • 1107
    Nicole K wrote in to say...

    1. Rice: “So in order to make sure we’re all on the same page THIS term, I’ll be replacing the president’s daily briefings with pictograms.”
    2: Bush: “Yeah, I’m sure she’ll win you over, too, once you see her Mime the Gettysburg Address… Take it away Spelling!

    • #53
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    • Fri 19 Nov 2004
    • 1145
    Al wrote in to say...

    #1 – Condi (singing): “…I felt so happy I almost cried and then he kissed me.”
    Bush (thinking): “Let’s see, I know it was the Crystals, but I just cain’t seem to remember th’ year. Dear Jeezuz, what year was it?”

    #2 – Spellings “…this little piggy went to Iraq, and this little piggy stayed home. Now, of course, the piggy that went to Iraq got flattened, just like bacon…”
    Bush (thinking)”That’s cute, that whole ‘piggy’ and ‘bacon’ thing. I’ll have to use that in my first state of the union…”

    • #54
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    • Fri 19 Nov 2004
    • 1211
    Mak Kawakami wrote in to say...

    #1: President Bush shows off his ventriloquism skills. Note the almost lifelike expression on the NSA dummy.

    #2: Spellings reiterates the administration’s policy of “lowering the bar a little more every day.”

    • #55
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    • Fri 19 Nov 2004
    • 1306
    Jeff Faller wrote in to say...

    #1 – I wonder if she’d notice if I ate that bug in her hair?
    #2 – And then the President told me that it’s from here down that he’s intrested in when looking for a woman in my position… Teee heee. So see, I don’t need to be smart.

    • #56
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    • Fri 19 Nov 2004
    • 1422
    AlanOnymous wrote in to say...

    Caption For #2
    (Heard In Linda Richman’s Voice): “…I’ll give you a topic…’Bad Intelligence’…it was neither ‘Bad’ nor ‘Intelligent’…discuss…”

    • #57
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    • Fri 19 Nov 2004
    • 1654
    Jim Bennett wrote in to say...

    #1 – “Laura! Oh God! I, er I mean, we thought you and the twins were still in Crawford!”

    #2 – “You put you left hand in and take you right hand out and you do the hokie-pokie and you turn yourself around – that’s what it’as all about!”

    • #58
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    • Fri 19 Nov 2004
    • 1703
    Moz wrote in to say...

    Rice: Ahoy, matey!
    Bush: Yes.

    Spellings: Ehh, Macarena!
    Bush: Yes.

    • #59
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    • Fri 19 Nov 2004
    • 1716
    Jim Cook wrote in to say...

    #1 – “So that’s how that darn Electoral stuff works!”
    #2 – Spellings demonstrates her mad Slap Hands technique.

    • #60
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    • Sat 20 Nov 2004
    • 1816
    Seoras wrote in to say...

    #1 MMMM she’s got nicer hair than Colin (pronounced KOLIN not Cohlin)
    #2 Wish I could use hand signs, it’d stop me making such a dick of myself everytime I opened my mouth.

    • #61
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    • Sat 20 Nov 2004
    • 1829
    Josh Leslie wrote in to say...

    #1: “Wow, that wax dummy really does look like Condi; Madame Tussaud really knows her stuff. Maybe I can bring it around to some photo ops with me instead of Rice…it’d be about as helpful, and that way I’d save on hotel costs…”

    • #62
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    • Sat 20 Nov 2004
    • 1950
    Al wrote in to say...

    #1 Hmm. Better be careful Condi, I hear the W3C is out to get us now.

    #2 That’s right, Mr. President. Tables or DIVs can be used inspite of what you heard last night.

    • #63
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    • Sat 20 Nov 2004
    • 2228
    ghola wrote in to say...

    #1 (Bush “thinking”, well… more like: to himself) I hope she won’t ask me about Pet Goat, I never really finished Pet Goat…

    #2 (Bush) Whoa that’s the same trick my little doggie does, standing on his hind legs like that… Wow! I wonder if she learned it from him… Wait! Can dogs talk now? I wuv dogs!

    #2 (Bush) …yeah, I’ll smile, it seems she was telling a joke or something, why can’t I pay attention? Yeah, I’ll do that smirk I do…
    (Spellings) So the Iraki prisoners were forced to extend their hands and then they were clubbed and had all their fingers crushed…

    • #64
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    • Sat 20 Nov 2004
    • 2339
    Judd Volino wrote in to say...

    Ahh, but the more interesting story is about all the smooching

    Check the video link below the picture on the right side of the article. Bush must really fancy Spellings — they nearly go lip-to-lip.

    • #65
    • Comment
    • Sun 21 Nov 2004
    • 2330
    Abu Grade wrote in to say...
    1. “How do you spell d1Pl0mAcY?”, Condi. “Hot damn! I bet she knows how to spell d!PL0m@cY!”, W.
    2. “Well, you see just for giggles they had one prison come up behind the other with his hands just like this butt naked of course, and then take another step forward, and forward, and forward, then back and forward, and back and forward” W., “Damn I’m gonna have to slip in to the bathroom to take care of an issue that just popped up, but before I go visit to view live web cams of prisoners re-education programs for a low fee of 19.99 hourly. Woo Hoo! Don’t mess with TEXASS!!!”
    • #66
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    • Mon 22 Nov 2004
    • 0858
    Roy wrote in to say...

    Rice: Boy, it’s great being the smartest Republican.
    Bush: Finally I got someone to do the thinking for me.

    • #67
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    • Mon 22 Nov 2004
    • 1452
    joe wrote in to say...

    #1 – Uh-oh! She said something smart, wait… let me think about that…

    #2 – We will level out Iraq and sell AVON to all the women there! Look what it did for my hands!

    • #68
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    • Tue 30 Nov 2004
    • 0454
    Charlie O wrote in to say...

    1) Bush: “Smile, that’s right, smile wide as an oil tanker”

    2) Spelling: “paa.. dee…cake? is that it?”

    • #69
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    • Wed 1 Dec 2004
    • 1403
    Jamie wrote in to say...

    Didja see the photo or Martin & Bush looking in opposite directions during a photo op? It was taken by a Canadian Press photographer.
    There is a copy accomponying this Regina Leader-Post article with the following caption `U.S. President George W. Bush (foreground) and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin look in opposite directions during a photo opportunity upon Bush’s arrival at Parliament Hill in Ottawa Tuesday.’ The photo looked even better in monochrome in my local paper — it was like Germany’s two-headed eagle.

    P.S.: Your tutorial at HT’04 rocked!

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