Thursday, July 23, 2015

Captain Caption LXVI

"What do you mean I'm too late for 
my Flock of Seagulls audition?
You know what?  You're fired!""


    For those of you who didn't live through the 1980s (could be worse.  You could have lived through the 1970s) and so are wondering, "Al, what in the hell are you talking about?", here's a little explanation to get the joke.  Which you still may think sucks.  But at least you'll get it.

    A Flock of Seagulls were an 80s English new wave and synthpop (whatever the frik that is) band originally formed in Liverpool by brothers Michael "Mike" Score and Alister "Ali" James Score, along with Francis Lee "Frank" Maudsley and Paul Reynolds.  Their one big hit was "I Ran."  They broke up in...screw it, I don't feel like looking up the exact date...after their popularity waned and their mousse ran out.

    Probably still don't get it, huh?  Well, a picture is worth a thousand words (two thousand after inflation):


A Flock of Seagulls in all their glory.
Frankly, I think the guy on the end with his hands in his pants looks embarrassed.
 Or is playing pocket pool

31 comments:

  1. Unfortunately I got it.
    Maybe the guy on the end is constipated?

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  2. I think he looks embarrassed because he's playing pocket pool myself. It's almost fascinating to watch Trump's progression and how many people he seems to actually be winning over.

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    1. He may be disappointed that the guy to his right isn't giving him a hand.

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  3. Maybe his undies are riding up his ass lol Trump would only be able to sell tickets to his hair

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    1. Maybe he's not wearing und....oh....EWWWWW!

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  4. Seeing his presidential campaign it makes me wonder if he's either trying to sabotage the Republican nomination or make the others look sane. His campaign has now hurt his business life, so at least we know he's serious about whatever he's doing.

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    1. I like some of what he says, but I think he's a circus show.

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  5. Didn't get it? Are you freakin' kidding me?????? I went to see them in concert!!!! How they performed an entire concert with only one hit the world will never know.....

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    1. I know, right? I looked for other FOS "hits," but, like a salad at Chris Christie's house, none to be had.

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  6. We lived through the 70s and the 80s, Al...we're equipped to analyze the world! (Insert a mad scientist laugh here).

    Of all the crazy hair crazes, this one was a quick and painless. I'm thrilled it never caught on big time. Gravity, you know, is a fashion killer.

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  7. And when you see him coming down the street play " I Ran..." Cause that is what I'd do.

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    1. All night and all day.
      He is opening the Def Leppard concert at the state fair this year. It is probably good that was not announced before so many people bought tickets.

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  8. I got it and I snorted out loud at work. I like Ruth's comment above

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    1. I hope Trump hangs around awhile.
      Like Joe Biden, he's comedy GOLD!!!

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  9. Now i have that song in my head-Thanks!:) Oh I would seriously love it if someone came up to him with scissors and snipped off that beaver tail of Trumps...sorry to all the beavers out there...I mean the animals you know, not the dessert

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    1. They're a lot like the Beatles, right?
      Yeah. No.

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  10. I was here (for sure) but I never know what's going on.
    Pocket pool.

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    1. If it's Eight Ball, you're incredibly gifted.

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  11. If I was in a band with a young Donald Trump, I'd be embarrassed too.

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    1. Young, old...it doesn't matter.
      The circus is in town.

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  12. Never heard of these guys, but the one kid in the picture must be the inspiration for Trump's hair.

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    1. Every time I see Trump, I think Flock of Seagulls,
      If you're bored go to You Tube and search for "I Ran." You may recognize the song.

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  13. I'll never understand why he's never invested some of his sizable wealth towards that situation going on on his head.

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    1. Me, too. Dude's got a gazillion dollars. Why doesn't he get that fixed?

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  14. Could hair guy in FOS be Donald Trumps illegitimate son? Pictures say a lot!!

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  15. The weirdest thing about Trump's hair is he has a bazillion dollars, so he could have any kinda looking hair he'd like... so he must think what he HAS looks... good?

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