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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

Pull my hoof

Pull my hoof.

Rick B. won our hearts and minds with his caption last week of a donkey with a dangerous back blast. Understated, eloquent, simple in its beauty. Kudos, Rick, you’ve won 30% off at the National Archives eStore. An honorable mention must also go out to M.G. Young‘s double entendre caption: “This recoil will kick your ass!”

What exactly is going on in this picture? Good question. The caption reads “recoilless rifle mounted on a mule” and the photo comes from Fort Leavenworth and the Department of Defense. That still doesn’t exactly explain why someone would mount a giant rifle on the back of a mule. No word if the equine saw combat.

Anyhoo, onto this week’s photo. Give us your funniest caption for this peculiar photo and you’ll win 30% off at our eStore and the gratitude of a nation.

Insert your caption!

Insert your caption!

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Comments

Comment from Peterk
Time September 23, 2010 at 9:21 am

“That still doesn’t exactly explain why someone would mount a giant rifle on the back of a mule. ”

the recoilless rifle was mounted on the mule so that it could be transported in mountainous regions inaccessible by truck. It was never meant to be fired from the mule’s back.
potential areas where this would have been used was Italy and Korea

Comment from K-C McCann
Time September 23, 2010 at 10:00 am

Hurray, take the picture, I hear it coming, . . .

Comment from K-C McCann
Time September 23, 2010 at 10:03 am

World’s first water-slide will now be tested

Comment from Traci Barela
Time September 23, 2010 at 10:10 am

“Anyone for a game of chutes and ladders?”

Comment from Martin Prochnik
Time September 23, 2010 at 10:48 am

That was quite a ride! Can I go again?

Comment from Mikki
Time September 23, 2010 at 11:05 am

You lied to me, That was NOT a fun ride! Where’s the pool?

Comment from Mikki
Time September 23, 2010 at 11:05 am

You want me to stick it where?

Comment from JJT
Time September 23, 2010 at 11:07 am

Jimmy dreamed of a day when coal-slide parks would enchant all the children of the world.
If only he could make the slides less-chafey and minimize the black lung with some sort of substance…

Comment from Chris Stewart
Time September 23, 2010 at 11:08 am

Wow!

Comment from Jennifer M Day
Time September 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Watch for coming attractions, just moments away!

Comment from Gary Lutz
Time September 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Students who misbehave will be expelled from class via “The Chute”

Comment from Rick B
Time September 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Tubular belle.

Comment from Rick B
Time September 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Chutes and laddies.

Comment from Paul0
Time September 23, 2010 at 9:26 pm

i am product # 751600

Comment from Rob
Time September 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Class got more interesting when Ms Hoover started grading on a sliding scale.

Comment from Laurie
Time September 24, 2010 at 5:25 am

The fire department’s solution for schools built without a second egress.

Comment from Jenny
Time September 28, 2010 at 9:17 am

Where’s the white rabbit? I know I just saw him…

Comment from Greg Rosen
Time September 29, 2010 at 10:02 am

“I know I heard the fire alarm!”

Comment from Mickey
Time September 30, 2010 at 12:27 pm

The game, Chutes and Ladders, used to be more interactive.

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Time September 30, 2010 at 4:36 pm

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Comment from abel
Time November 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

Before YouTube was MyTube.