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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

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"I am product #751600"

This week’s winner is PaulO, who won us over with his creepy and vaguely dystopian caption “I am product # 751600.” He wins 30% off a numbered product of his choosing at our eStore.

And if you think this tube is an escape route from child-shaped robots run amok, you would be partially right! This picture comes from the holdings of the National Archives at Kansas City. It’s actually a fire escape from 1924, and the caption tells us it “Drops from second story of brick building; small child is sitting in the end of the tube”–though this does not assure us that it is a human child.

This week’s photo is from America’s Heartland. Let us know what you think could possibly be going on here! As always, the winner recieves 30% off at our eStore.

Here’s a suggestion to get you started, “Myrtle knew a quality tablecloth when she saw it!” nose

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Comments

Comment from Jery Simmons
Time September 30, 2010 at 11:24 am

What jokester put glue on the table?!

Comment from Marilyn Oppenheimer
Time September 30, 2010 at 11:24 am

Yes, I have my eye on the prize!

Comment from Joanne Silva
Time September 30, 2010 at 11:26 am

Ida Mae’s new glasses were not ready in time for the cooking contest.

Comment from Kennita Kind
Time September 30, 2010 at 11:29 am

Yes, yes, I see it! There is a speck of dust there!!!

Comment from Frederic
Time September 30, 2010 at 11:32 am

“She gets frequent apparitions of Queen Elizabeth in the middle of the day”

Comment from JJT
Time September 30, 2010 at 11:40 am

Margaret never ceased to amaze the other members of the ladies auxiliary with her prowess as a hypnotist of inanimate objects.

Comment from Jeffrey A. Salthouse
Time September 30, 2010 at 11:42 am

Gladys demonstrates the game of Tiddily Winks for the Ladies Auxillary, of course this was just the prototype.

Comment from Jim Parent
Time September 30, 2010 at 11:43 am

‘I believe I have invented superglue!”

Comment from Jeffrey A. Salthouse
Time September 30, 2010 at 11:48 am

Bertha inspects an entry for the micro-pie contest, amused by its subtlety, at the Modern Ladies Bake Sale.

Comment from Jeffrey A. Salthouse
Time September 30, 2010 at 11:51 am

Placing the table corner locks in the Ladies Hands Free Kitchen demonstration was no small task for Greta.

Comment from Linda Wilky
Time September 30, 2010 at 12:14 pm

The hardhearted Mayfield sisters assign Nearsighted Nan the duty of Picnic Ant Inspector.

Comment from Maria Rogers
Time September 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Sadly, the Willie Wonka inspired scratch and sniff tablecloth’s schnozberries did not smell like schnozberries.

Comment from C Smith
Time September 30, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Fed up with Mom’s constant, “Look, but don’t touch!” comments, Susie decides to push the envelope.

Comment from Janis Comstock-Jones
Time September 30, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Unwilling to admit she knew nothing about “beer pong,” Gladys improvised.

Comment from Carol
Time September 30, 2010 at 12:39 pm

This “time out” punishment is for the birds.

Comment from Franck
Time September 30, 2010 at 12:39 pm

“Wow, this new all natural organic cleaner smells great!”

Comment from Karen
Time September 30, 2010 at 12:48 pm

This scratch & sniff tablecloth is supposed to smell like WHAT?

Comment from Suzanne Silk Strickland
Time September 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm

It was all fun and games at the Women’s Guild bake sale until Rosie got hold of the rum cake and starting doing her chicken impression.

Comment from monica
Time September 30, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Oh that drug trial it’s called LS…something.

Comment from CATHY WALTERS
Time September 30, 2010 at 1:35 pm

“Roll Jelly Bean,ROLL !”

Comment from David
Time September 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm

The annual School For The Blind Pie-Eating Contest provides comic relief to the teaching staff.

Comment from Elaine Schenot
Time September 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm

After removing the bottle cap with her teeth, Edna endeavored to pick it up with her nose by inhaling mightily.

Comment from Shannon Gavin-Harris
Time September 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Rosemary Clooney will star in a remake of the famed “Men who stare at Goats” titled “Women who stare at tables.”

Comment from Robert Ellis
Time September 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Eskimo kissing a mouse.

Comment from Laurie Doran
Time September 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Helen is determined to prove to her friends that, yes, her dress does indeed match that tablecloth.

Comment from Cara
Time September 30, 2010 at 3:04 pm

In the back room at the church bake sale, Enid always chose “dare.”

Comment from John
Time September 30, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Edith Green’s ‘Minute to Win It’ audition, pushing 10 peanuts across the table with only her nose in under 60 seconds.

Comment from Rick
Time September 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Having been caught red-handed eating blueberries from the pie when she was supposed to be working, Doris Mae assumed the position and awaited her impending arrest.

Comment from Martin Prochnik
Time September 30, 2010 at 6:04 pm

“You’re right! It IS good to the last drop”!

Comment from Jason
Time September 30, 2010 at 6:32 pm

After the annual Cook-Off broke out into what was later dubbed, ” the unfortunate incident,” Madeline, unrepentant , gave herself over to the authorities.

Comment from Deb
Time October 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Mary Jane thought “Everybody NOSE I can get this to the other end of the table in 48 seconds flat” .. but said out loud … “Gee whiz, this is fun!” so as not to seem too bold.

Comment from Carol
Time October 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm

“Do you see what I see”?

Comment from Jenny
Time October 4, 2010 at 1:38 pm

A nose knows! I invite everyone to smell the secret ingredient in my prize winning cake!

Comment from Mary H.
Time October 7, 2010 at 10:29 am

How do I switch my dress pattern for this?