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Thursday’s Caption Contest

Your caption here!

"Having learned lessons on motivation from the British Royal Navy, the U.S. Department of Education experimented with dispensing rum rations to bolster test scores."

Congratulations to Dave M! Our guest judge Lynn Bassanese of the Roosevelt Presidential Library chose your caption, as FDR “was a real Navy man and enjoyed an occasional cocktail so we think he would approve of our choice.”

It’s unlikely President Roosevelt would have enjoyed the wartime cocktail being ladled out, though. The original caption declares: “Saturday’s a holiday for most of the nation’s small fry, but to these youngsters of Roanoke, Va., it’s fat-collection day” (NLR-PHOCO-A-65701 [31]).

Since today is St. Patrick’s Day, some of our readers may have plans for a green beer tonight. This week’s caption is about drinking, too—use your gift o’gab and give us your best caption!

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Your caption here, my laddie!

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Comments

Comment from Theresa
Time March 17, 2011 at 9:06 am

You gonna finish that?

Comment from Kristy Stiber
Time March 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

Having enjoyed a bit too much of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, hair of the dog was the best remedy for both man and cat.

Comment from POPinDC
Time March 17, 2011 at 9:36 am

And thus, the origins of the term catnip. Soon followed by cat nap.

Comment from Athenebelle
Time March 17, 2011 at 9:42 am

Cat: Hmm, that’s a good brew you got there.

Comment from Ed LaFleur
Time March 17, 2011 at 10:29 am

aye When Irish Eyes ar sleeping…you can Lick the foam away..Aaay…Turr…a..lur..a lurraa….TUR..a Lurr a Liee..

Comment from Laura B
Time March 17, 2011 at 10:59 am

Irish kitteh dispatches nosy human and moves in on teh drinks. Slainte!

Comment from Liz Curtis
Time March 17, 2011 at 11:27 am

“”Tis a pity to waste it.”

Comment from Anne
Time March 17, 2011 at 1:01 pm

“I’m just gonna go ahead and, uh, help you with that….yeah, ok…”

Comment from Marene
Time March 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm

The secret ingredient of meow-mix is reveled.

Comment from Rick Martinez
Time March 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm

“I don’t care how much I’ve had to drink, I’m still not going home with you!”

Comment from Jennifer M Day
Time March 17, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Each pint undergoes strict quality control measures to make sure it is fit for human consumption.

Comment from POPinDC
Time March 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I can has cheezeburger with this, right?