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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Caption Winner!

We mused long and hard on this one. Some gems: 'Junior Facultie'; 'The Spanish Inquisition does not torture'; 'And I've complained about pap smears!' I liked 'Paris Hilton's reaction: "That's Hot!"'. But eventually we decided on the slightly puzzling but brilliantly seventeenth-century contribution from Anonymous. So: Anonymous. You have a name?

  • At 9/16/2007 02:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    Marcy North

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

     

  • At 9/16/2007 04:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    How about Shakebag? I suppose I don't need my tenure review committee finding my hand in a caption contest. Of course if I end up that close to the line there's probably no saving me.

    But to clarify: I was thinking of Hugh Plat's famine pamphlet (Sundrie new and artificiall remedies...), and picturing the rack as a device that forced the rackee's head into the point, so allowing him to wear a hat otherwise too small. A Plattian solution to a simple problem.

     

  • At 9/16/2007 11:30:00 PM, Blogger Hieronimo wrote…

    Oh man, you're in for it now. No one can survive the dishonor of winning one of our woodcut caption contests!

     

  • At 9/17/2007 08:19:00 AM, Blogger shakebag wrote…

    So you're saying I should leave this off the CV?

     

  • At 9/17/2007 09:37:00 AM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    Well, Hieronimo might be saying that; I on the other hand believe it is evidence of international prominence within the field. (Having Bardolph as judge of Hieronimo's initial post will allow you to sell convincingly the international aspect of the award.) Congratulations! And thanks for helping make BtR the place to go for Hugh Plattian humor.

     

  • At 9/17/2007 07:25:00 PM, Blogger Bardiac wrote…

    Good captions!

    But dang, that's a nasty scary picture!

     


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