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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest


The first annual “Refrigerator Defrost Day” turned out to be a big mistake.

Eve Warner takes the cake as the caption contest conquistador this week. Those of us in the Washington, DC, area who have experienced a spate of power outages over the month can certainly sympathize with the defrosting deluge that occurs when it comes time to clean the cold box.

The actual caption is much more nonplussed. “Three women in bathing suits in front of a waterfall. Newton County., 1942″.  It’s a record of the District Courts of the United States, and it’s anyone’s guess why it’s in our nation’s archives (no really, anyone want to guess?).

And while we’re talking about out-of-context photos, let’s have a gander at this week’s photograph. Remember, if you give us the funniest caption, we’ll give you 30% off at the eStore, and the thanks of a grateful nation.

Insert your caption!

Insert your caption!

Here’s one to get you started:

“Early adopters of the elevator were rarely on time to meetings above the second floor.”

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Comment from Cheryl Hinson
Time August 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

Inch Worm

Comment from Diana D’Agostino
Time August 19, 2010 at 10:04 am

Wow, you’d think someone would at least build a Stairway to Heaven…

Comment from Chris Staats
Time August 19, 2010 at 10:33 am

This early photo gave rise (no pun intended) to the phrases “thinking outside the box” and “climbing the corporate ladder”. The gentleman pictured here is anxiously waiting for the window of opportunity to open.

Comment from Sara
Time August 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I think I can!! ….. I think I can!!….. How did they talk me into this????

Comment from Bob Ellis
Time August 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Darned, I wanted to touch the flag but I am on the wrong building.

Comment from Gary Lutz
Time August 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm

In the mid-1920s, public debunkings of the famous ancient “Indian Rope Trick” were great competition for the flagpole-sitters. However, there were some spectacular failures…

Comment from Joanne Silva
Time August 19, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Successful social climbing was an X-treme sport, back in the day.

Comment from A. A
Time August 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Open door policy? Wish I knew the door was on this side of the office!

Comment from Martin Prochnik
Time August 19, 2010 at 11:28 pm

I can’t take those Office parties anymore. Maybe they won’t miss me.

Comment from Jennifer M Day
Time August 20, 2010 at 12:22 am

Professional stuntman. Please don’t try this at home.

Comment from RJ
Time August 20, 2010 at 9:53 am

Bill was the thirteenth rope tester for the Acme rope company this week.

Comment from Rebecca
Time August 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm

The PE rope climb for PS 31 was like no other in New York City.