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Friday, May 19, 2006

Friday Woodcut Caption Contest #3

Inkhorn and Truewit are in the middle of a grading-and-plagiarism-detection nightmare of unprecedented proportions (but aren't they all?), while Simplicius has self-imposed an internet blackout for other reasons not to be revealed here (because I don't know them, though I have my guesses). So it has fallen to me again to post our latest woodcut for your captioning pleasure. And here it is:

(Wing D194)

Now, back to all that real work I mentioned a few posts ago. Oh, who am I kidding, I'll be back periodically to see what you've come up with.

  • At 5/19/2006 06:00:00 PM, Blogger Inkhorn wrote…

    The only thing I can think is that this is a picture of me, surrounded by students *already* up in arms about their grades -- and I only posted them last night. Or, actually, early early this morning.

    I don't have a caption, just a sense of despair. Unless that figure in the foreground, pointing, is a distant ancestor of Nelson from the Simpsons, saying "Ha ha."


  • At 5/19/2006 06:13:00 PM, Blogger Inkhorn wrote…

    Has something unspeakable been done to this person's fingers? Look at them, they're all broken and weird-looking. And is this the black eyes and puffy face of someone who's had the crap kicked out of them?


  • At 5/19/2006 11:56:00 PM, Blogger bdh wrote…

    "Jokes' on you"


  • At 5/20/2006 09:42:00 PM, Blogger La Lecturess wrote…

    I've been trying REALLY hard to come up with a caption for this one, and it's just not quite coming to me.

    All I've got is that the guard up at the front is remarking on what a good view they have up the guy's coat skirts. . . but of what? Whatever it is, that's perhaps why the women are sitting right there in the front row, leaning forward.

    Can anyone take it from there?


  • At 5/20/2006 11:06:00 PM, Blogger La Lecturess wrote…

    Wait, how about this:

    "If you think his WRITINGS are seditious, you should see what he's got under that coat!"

    (Trying, I am.)


  • At 5/21/2006 04:16:00 PM, Blogger Greenwit wrote…

    The left panel on this Van Eyck is more of a visual pun than an actual caption. But it (and everything like it) seems relevant. Along with LL's peeping ladies... we may be getting somewhere.


  • At 5/21/2006 04:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    (the pointing figure, bottom right):
    "Christ, would someone please give this man his manicure?"


  • At 5/22/2006 11:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    p.s. not that this is how it's done, but i vote for LL's contribution.

    plus she got a shout out on IHE!


  • At 5/22/2006 12:07:00 PM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    "Let's lose the lipstick--the Goth ballad scene is so over."


  • At 5/22/2006 12:09:00 PM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    "Apparently his owl was a Roundhead."


  • At 5/24/2006 11:01:00 PM, Blogger Hieronimo wrote…

    "He claimed he was The Decider."


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