Can you believe we're finally up to the hundredth Captain Caption! I mean, good grief, that's a whole lotta pictures and a whole lotta captions!
Started as a way of posting something quick and easy
As originally intended, the concept behind Facebook Funnies was to
And so, it came to pass on June 23, 2012 with a picture of Barack Obama and Elena Kagan.
|"Trust me, if this Supreme Court gig doesn't work out, |
you can always go back to being Doug.
From King of Queens."
|"Wait. I thought I was Doug.|
From King of Queens."
|"And I'm Jake.|
From State Farm."
However, after fifty or so of those, I decided to downplay the Facebook connection
The biggest problem I had was trying to figure out what to call it. After asking for your opinions, I settled on that suggested by Pat Hatt: Captain Caption (seriously, you should know this).
So, bottom line, you can blame the Canadian poet. All hate mail can be sent to Pat c/o www.rhymetime24.blogspot.com. Tell him Al sent you.
The very first Captain Caption (frankly, I'm getting tired of typing it) debuted on July 18, 2013:
|"I'll bet you that, if I aim just right, I'll be able to hit my horse right in the frikkin' skull. That'll sure teach those Je...hey, wait, that can't be right. Oh, well, I'll just go marry my sister instead."|
When reviewing this, I initially thought this had some sort of anti-Semitic vibe going on, but that's not the case (thankfully sparing me the wrath of Robyn Engel). Actually, this was a play on the pursuit of the Hebrews and Charlton Heston by Yul Brynner and the Egyptians.
And that Egyptian royalty tended to marry their siblings.
|"Shoot, yew say that lahk it's a bad thing."|
But, this was not the case.
Surprisingly, I used non-political topics a substantial number of times, 39 as a matter of fact. These usually had nothing to do with a particular person and quite often reflected something that struck me as funny or as something that was recently going on in the world or in the country. The below is an example inspired by the Ferguson, Missouri riots:
|"Budweiser-Official Beer of Inner City Rioting Since 1876."|
Although, not surprisingly, Barack Obama came in #2 with 20 appearances.
|"I think it's a play on words. I think he's calling you 'poop.'"|
I'm sure that you can come up with someone who will find himself (or herself) more and more here in Blogger.
Incidentally, Iran/Muslims/Jihadis came in #3. Thank goodness they didn't come in any higher. Then, you may not want to be seen with me.
|"Speaking of, you get that fatwa on Penwasser in the mail?"|
"DEATH TO AMERICA!"
"So, that's a yes?"
As if you needed a reason.