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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Back to School Woodcut Contest (#8)

It's been a while since we've had a woodcut contest, and we need something to amuse us while we're still working up the energy for another semester of teaching. So have at it everybody. Here's the grist for your captioning mills.

(from STC 15714)

  • At 9/10/2007 01:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    Lord Horyn found the Midland Spy Houses spring collection "very last epoch."


  • At 9/10/2007 03:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    The Spanish Inquisition does not torture.


  • At 9/10/2007 05:49:00 PM, Blogger Greenwit wrote…

    Now that I've changed my name, I no longer feel the need to be funny.

    (That's not a caption. Though it could be, I guess.)

    So liberating! Here's one:



  • At 9/10/2007 06:57:00 PM, Blogger Pantagruelle wrote…

    "Upon awakening to discover that the time machine had dropped him off in a less than ideal location, King George Jr. suddenly realized that perhaps waterboarding was rather torturous after all."

    Hey, we can all dream, right?


  • At 9/10/2007 07:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    "Sure, I'd love to play! Mind if I break?"


  • At 9/10/2007 07:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    Junior Facultie


  • At 9/10/2007 08:24:00 PM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    That's funny, Pseudo-P!
    (Not least because the guy's position definitely captures how I feel as tenure clock slowly expires.)

    As for Greenwit, he's so laaammmme.


  • At 9/10/2007 09:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    So ... how much of your grant would you like to contribute to departmental overheads?


  • At 9/10/2007 09:47:00 PM, Blogger Pantagruelle wrote…

    "Prithee, canst thou not defend thy dissertation less screamingly? We're trying to conduct comps by candlelight over here."


  • At 9/11/2007 10:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    Cecil and Walsingham were unimpressed by the first recorded performance of Ye Aristocrats!


  • At 9/11/2007 01:35:00 PM, Blogger Rachel Roberts wrote…

    "True, our penis-enlargement process is perchance a touch painful, but, sire, look at the results!"


  • At 9/11/2007 01:39:00 PM, Blogger Rachel Roberts wrote…

    "Vex not thy math-teacher againe with thy squeaks of 'but tis isosceles', and repeat after me: the square on the hypotenuse equaleth the sum of the squares ..."


  • At 9/11/2007 04:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    1) Sundrie neuu and artificiall remedies against great plagues of smal hatts

    2) I'm not sure where that post is going, but Jonathan Goldberg's going to historicize it.

    3) It's not England. It's Lynndie England.


  • At 9/11/2007 09:23:00 PM, Blogger Bardiac wrote…

    And I've complained about pap smears!

    The Journal of the Star Chamber Medical Society: Prostrate Exams in Uncooperative Patients: an EBM Approach to the Exam.


  • At 9/12/2007 06:00:00 AM, Blogger Bardolph wrote…

    So is _this_ what transversalism is?


  • At 9/12/2007 07:22:00 AM, Blogger Rachel Roberts wrote…

    I think the jug is saying: "you humans are crazy..."


  • At 9/12/2007 10:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    Thou may’st seize our hereditary rights, stir vaine superstitions about witchcrafte and sorcerie with thy assie shows of learning, yea invade our court with thy bumptious Scotch courtiers, but thou wilt learne the vse of an English chambre pot.


  • At 9/12/2007 11:23:00 AM, Blogger Fretful Porpentine wrote…

    "No, we ordered the rack OF LAMB."


  • At 9/12/2007 02:04:00 PM, Blogger Adam Roberts wrote…

    Bingo. Fretful P. gets my vote ...


  • At 9/12/2007 07:08:00 PM, Blogger Liza Blake wrote…

    I vote for the one about smal hatts. Or Greenwit's.


  • At 9/12/2007 09:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    Paris Hilton's reaction: That's Hot!


  • At 9/13/2007 09:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    "Welcome, Bardolph!"

    (btw, my fav is pantagruelle's dissertation defense)


  • At 9/15/2007 09:01:00 AM, Blogger Adam Roberts wrote…

    "Didst thou think, sirrah, that the initiation ceremonies into the Delta fraternity would be painless?"


  • At 9/15/2007 01:08:00 PM, Blogger Pamphilia wrote…

    My favorites so far are Bardolph's transversalism caption and pseudo-p's "ye aristocrats," though the bar is getting pretty high, and the others are all pretty swell.

    Here's my contribution (admittedly lamer than laaaame):

    "Why couldn't I have found a nice espectable job as a table pitcher," the urn wondered.


  • At 12/16/2007 08:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    "couldn't we have gone for a more conventional christmas tree?"


  • At 6/04/2008 08:55:00 AM, Blogger Thomas Ward wrote…

    Forms of torture to which French spies were subjected included the rack and British cuisine.


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