Monday, January 9, 2012

Caption Contest #20

Monday, January 9, 2012
36 comments
My dear BOTB readers: It is time for the first Caption Contest of 2012. Please send in your clevermost caption for the image above. Use the Comments interface below to craft and deliver your bon mot.

Deadline is Friday morning, January 13, 2012 at 10:14 am. I (and my panel of very nearly ethical judges) will select a winner on that day. The winning entry gets a set of birding bumper stickers and a NEW CAR* to put them on!

Good luck and may the farce be with you.

*by "new car" we mean a Matchbox car stolen from my son Liam's overflowing toy chest in the basement. I promise to choose one that still has all four wheels fully functioning.

36 comments:

On January 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM Andrew said...

The local drunk fails to make the free beer at the brewery sponsored book signing..

On January 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM Jeanne Ritchie said...

Shot down by an unknowledgeable passer by!!!!
Jeanne Ritchie

On January 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM Tricia said...

Bill fell down but the propeller from atop his head did not.

On January 9, 2012 at 5:51 PM Anonymous said...

Trampled by the overenthusiastic crowds ...

On January 9, 2012 at 5:56 PM RH in CT said...

Stunned at the extravagance of a custom sign to advertise his visit, Bill figured the least he could do was be sure a picture of it went up on his web site.

On January 9, 2012 at 6:25 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

Thousands attended Bill's book signing. Thousands of chiggers.

On January 9, 2012 at 6:35 PM cyberthrush said...

Richard Crossley faints at the prospect of meeting his life's hero...

On January 9, 2012 at 6:47 PM Jeff said...

BT3 fan is first in line camping out/hawk watching Oct 15th...

On January 9, 2012 at 7:24 PM Harley Winfrey said...

Sure he's a birding celebrity, but when you meet BT3 in person, he's just so down to earth.

On January 9, 2012 at 7:33 PM Steve said...

Bill suffers from the vapors as stage fright completely overcomes him yet again.

On January 9, 2012 at 7:34 PM Erik said...

A FOUR HOUR book signing...Oh dear Lo....THUD!!!

On January 9, 2012 at 7:49 PM Erik said...

Dude, it's not even 8:15. How much beer did you have with breakfast?

On January 9, 2012 at 8:21 PM abirdersnotebook said...

"Hurry, someone get a band around his leg before he fully recovers".

On January 9, 2012 at 9:37 PM Zeke Watkins said...

'I can't believe they left the 3 out of my name!!" (thud)

On January 9, 2012 at 9:41 PM Zeke Watkins said...

"Witnesses on the scene said the man was so over-whelmed at finally seeing his name in print that he collapsed."

On January 9, 2012 at 10:38 PM Zeke Watkins said...

Nothing like passing gas in the grass...

On January 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM littleorangeguy said...

Bill crumbled when he realized there was no giant inflatable man to advertise his book signing.

On January 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM Robert Mortensen said...

Passing out like a tween Bieber fan, Bill is a very enthusiastic fan...of himself.

Arrows on signs are lethal too. Who knew?

Bill Thompson, III demonstrates his new intensive yoga technique that he developed while on a birding expedition in India. Supposedly, it prevents hand-cramps during four hour book signing marathons.

On January 10, 2012 at 11:09 AM Kathy said...

Seeing a lifer bird ( Five-winged Flamingo) had a fainting effect on Bill.

On January 10, 2012 at 11:41 AM Bruce Stambaugh said...

BT3's Big Sit becomes Big Flop.

On January 10, 2012 at 11:55 AM pambirds said...

Bill underestimates the wind power being generated by the whirl-i-gig.

On January 10, 2012 at 12:35 PM OpposableChums said...

"The body was dumped in an area which was guaranteed to get no foot traffic. At press time, police have yet to locate the left arm."

On January 10, 2012 at 12:42 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

On January 10, 2012 at 2:31 PM steve moore said...

Bill learns that when stretching the elastic Bino Harness to maximum length...you should never just let go.

On January 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM Erik said...

At 12:35 today OC brought a cannon to a pillow fight. Bravo!!!!

On January 10, 2012 at 9:15 PM Anonymous said...

OMG! Bill Thompson! (swoon)

On January 11, 2012 at 9:31 AM Thierry Lach said...

You mean I have to carry all of the books in myself?

On January 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM Alan Pulley said...

In addition to the book signing, auditions will be held for the new Life Call Commercial (HELP, I've fallen and I can't get up...)

On January 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM Leah said...

I'm bushed just thinking about it!

On January 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM Robert Mortensen said...

While the sports world gets the sexy and provocative poses in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, this all the birding world gets?

On January 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM Peggy said...

Virgin planker gets it all wrong!

On January 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM Robert Mortensen said...

@Peggy - Oh I like that! Maybe Bill is trying to start a new internet craze called "BT3'ing".

On January 12, 2012 at 8:12 PM Alan Pulley said...

My name is Bill and I am a stoned bird watcher.

On January 13, 2012 at 7:40 AM Johnnny said...

1. I just need to keep this spot warm until Mama gets back!

2. You ain't homeless if you got a sign.

On January 13, 2012 at 6:59 PM John Workman said...

Noted Author and Authority on Birding Demonstrates "The Thompson Method" for Attracting Turkey Vultures.


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