Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Caption Contest #3

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
47 comments
Your caption here.

Yes, that is a timber rattlesnake I am holding, halfway stuck into a tube. Yes, my eyes are closed. Yes, I have a mustache in this photo. I'll explain more tomorrow. For now, send in your clever captions, blogzillas. A fabulous prize to the winner!

47 comments:

On January 14, 2009 at 3:23 PM trumbullbirder said...

Bill – “Is the piƱata ready? My eyes are closed and I’m ready!”

Bystander – “Bill, that’s a snake you’re holding…”

On January 14, 2009 at 3:36 PM Larry Usselman said...

If I can't see the snake...and the snake can't see me...that means it can't bite me, right? Right? Right? OWWWW...dammit!

On January 14, 2009 at 3:52 PM cyberthrush said...

Hey kids, ya know how your Mom just LOVES surprises...

On January 14, 2009 at 4:32 PM Linda F. said...

...nothing up my sleeve!...

On January 14, 2009 at 4:37 PM birdchick said...

"Are you sure this is how Richard Gere does it?"

On January 14, 2009 at 4:46 PM Bill of the Birds said...

Oh NO you DIDN'T BirdChick!

On January 14, 2009 at 4:51 PM birdchick said...

I'm sorry, it was the 'stache, I couldn't help myself.

On January 14, 2009 at 4:55 PM Amy said...

Coming to theaters in 2009: Snakes in a Tube!

On January 14, 2009 at 5:04 PM Andy said...

"Bill's final banding demonstration."

- Andy

On January 14, 2009 at 5:12 PM Shecky said...

And now this meeting of Snake Handlers Anonymous will please come to order.

On January 14, 2009 at 5:32 PM Steve Ingraham said...

Just don't tell UPS what is in the tube!

On January 14, 2009 at 5:34 PM Steve Ingraham said...

No honest, this is the way the sax was invented...

On January 14, 2009 at 5:36 PM Face said...

I've heard of tubesteak - but tube snake !!!!!

On January 14, 2009 at 5:36 PM SteveOh said...

"Let my people go, Pharoah, or so help me, I will throw this staff on the ground and you aren't gonna believe what will happen next!"

On January 14, 2009 at 6:07 PM Bill of the Birds said...

You people crack me ALL the way up!

On January 14, 2009 at 6:17 PM Anonymous said...

Hey folks, I'm a trained purfessional, don't ya all try this at home now.

On January 14, 2009 at 7:11 PM Wren said...

Oh, hard to top the suggestions here already. How about "Bill's attempt to create a rattle tree through grafting did not turn out as expected, but he has great hopes for the next generation."

On January 14, 2009 at 7:31 PM Connie Kogler said...

"At least it's not up my NOSE!"

On January 14, 2009 at 7:33 PM Julia Elliott said...

I thought it was supposed to be a gerbil in the tube....

On January 14, 2009 at 7:37 PM Kyle said...

Always carry a flask of whiskey in case of snakebite...and furthermore always carry a snake.

On January 14, 2009 at 7:41 PM Connie Kogler said...

"Bill Thompson The Last demonstrating the new found - but short lived, Rattlesnake Blowgun."

On January 14, 2009 at 8:02 PM Anonymous said...

If I can't see it, it is not happening.

On January 14, 2009 at 8:05 PM Patrick Belardo said...

LOL @ BirdChick... hard to top any of these...

On January 14, 2009 at 8:07 PM Andy H said...

"God I love birding"

On January 14, 2009 at 8:11 PM Alan said...

"Be careful with that, don't make an 'ASP' out of yourself!"

On January 14, 2009 at 8:16 PM Heron said...

Somehow, the imitation of Alice Cooper had gone terribly wrong.

On January 14, 2009 at 8:16 PM Alan said...

"Can I open my eyes now Julie? I want to look through this scope now and see that cute little white-throated sparrow."

On January 14, 2009 at 8:42 PM Dave said...

I used to pull a rabbit out of a hat - BORING!

On January 14, 2009 at 8:47 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

Hate to spoil it, but the ACTUAL caption was something like:

TakethepictureZickareyoutakingthepicturedidyougethepicturecanIputthisthingdownnowdidyougetthepictureyetgoodthingthesearemybrownpantsunnnnhhhhhh

On January 14, 2009 at 9:15 PM Stacey Wittig said...

Rattle snake, schmattle snake...

On January 14, 2009 at 11:23 PM Super Jared from Denton said...

Sorry folks but the 'stache has got me a bit rattled.

On January 15, 2009 at 12:32 AM Robb C. said...

"Let me tell you folks, there is no better Field Snack that 'RattlerTubes"! No, sir. Easy to store, carry and eat, these little beauties will last through an entire day of back-country birding. Just wrap the velcro straps around your leg and with both hands free, you can bird to your heart's content! And if you call right now, I'll throw in a six-pack of our snack-size, 'Tube o' Garters'! Don't delay, call NOW."

On January 15, 2009 at 10:46 AM littleorangeguy said...

With a bigger tube, you can use the same technique for baby manatees ...

On January 15, 2009 at 1:16 PM Richard Gibbons said...

If I can walk on glass shards and hot coals, I can hold a tube snake; If I can walk on glass shards and hot coals, I can hold a tube snake,...

On January 15, 2009 at 1:24 PM OpposableChums said...

In a pathetic attempt to out-do Birdchick's recent photo of the half-male, half-female Cardinal, Bill tries to convince us that rattlesnake/twig hybrids can be found anywhere the species habitats overlap.

On January 15, 2009 at 1:36 PM Rondeau Ric said...

...and once its in the tube, you can massage it to get the oil out.

On January 15, 2009 at 5:46 PM rmharvey said...

The Swinging Orangutangs' performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute takes an unexpected turn when Papageno's flute improv takes on overtones of a pungi, the instrument used by Indian snake charmers.

On January 16, 2009 at 8:03 AM danielle said...

"oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. can i let go now?"

On January 16, 2009 at 9:55 AM Sylvia Cohen said...

Wait...wait...don't tell me...

On January 16, 2009 at 9:55 AM Sylvia Cohen said...

...don't tell me...let me guess...

On January 16, 2009 at 10:36 AM Rondeau Ric said...

Take me in oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender BOTB," sighed the snake

On January 16, 2009 at 10:47 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

Rondeau, you are just sick and wrong.

And Bill. You did not explain the 'stache. You have to explain the 'stache.

On January 16, 2009 at 10:54 PM Dubs said...

After being released from the ER, Bill shaved the 'stache, sold the leather jacket, threw out the expired milk, and said good bye to "Rebel Bill" once and for all.

On January 17, 2009 at 6:45 PM Anonymous said...

While Harpo and Chico were off mingling with the crowd, Groucho Thompson demonstrated his prowess at the ol' Chinese Timber Rattler Puzzle.

On January 18, 2009 at 10:30 AM Anonymous said...

Seriously, it's a lot like a gerbil, only with more wiggle...

On January 19, 2009 at 7:20 AM Bill of the Birds said...

I am awestruck at the incredible amount of brain power that went into these captions.

Just imagine if we used that brain power collectively to do some good—like figuring out how to get the Pittsburgh Pirates a decent power-hitting outfielder and some good middle relief?

I LOVE America.

On January 20, 2009 at 5:20 AM Anonymous said...

For someone who could solve Rubik's cube in 59 seconds, Bill was having a surprising amount of difficulty with Rubik's tube.


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