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Thursday Photo Caption Contest–August 11

Before a commercial lice solution was available, treatment of WWII pilots’ involved the prolonged, personal attention of Airman Gizmo.

We had a hard time choosing this week between captions that suggested ill-fated monkey-navigated flights or included the phrase “monkey hairdo.”

Finally we turned to a man of impeccable taste, Brian Barth, who is the man behind the art direction and graphic design of the recipe book Eating with Uncle Sam: Recipes and Historical Bites from the National Archives to choose the caption he looked best with the image.

Congratulations to Amy! Check your email for a code for a 15% discount to the eStore. Maybe you’ll even pick up a copy of the recipe book.

So, if this pilot is not actually receiving a simian de-lousing, what is going on?

 The original caption reads: With “Jospehine,” squadron pet, as his mascot, Lt. M. W. Carney of Churchlands, Va., prepares to give a new fighter plane just arrived in Africa its test flight., ca. 02/1943.

Today’s photo is firmly grounded and indoors. Give us your best caption in the comments below!

Your caption here!

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Comment from Hendry
Time August 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Yes, they are good for you but even MAKING THEM is SOOOOOOOOOOO Boring.

Comment from Matthew Hazzard
Time August 11, 2011 at 2:50 pm

“Dorcas, put that box down! You know you aren’t supposed to be sampling those. Do you remember what happened to Florence in Apple Jacks?”

Comment from Terry
Time August 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm

These women are dreaming that some day their photo will appear on this box of cereal.

Comment from Pam A.
Time August 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm

“I have no idea what to have for breakfast tomorrow. Come on. Think, THINK!”

Comment from Nat Richards
Time August 11, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Kelloggs innovated thier production facility by developing a number of cloned workers. Unfortunately, the one they cloned had lousey taste in clothes.

Comment from Ivan
Time August 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm

“I wish we had some milk.”

Comment from Ryan Tickle
Time August 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Even ‘Dress Like Betsy Ross Day’ failed to cheer up the ladies down at the old Kellogg’s plant.

Matthew Hazzard Reply:

That is so clever, Bravo Ryan!

Comment from Lisbeth
Time August 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm

“1124, 1125, 1126…. gosh how I hate it when we have to count them….”

Comment from Xande Anderer
Time August 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm

“The lengths some people will go to find a secret decoder ring.”

Comment from Jordan Rohde
Time August 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm

What did the pilgrims REALLY eat at the first thanksgiving?

Comment from Traci
Time August 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Battle Creek Sanatorium’s occupational therapy includes an actual spot in quality control on the new automated corn flakes line.

Comment from Sara
Time August 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Laverne and Shirley were considerably less chipper after the Shotz Brewery closed.

Comment from Rick
Time August 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Little did Lucy and Ethel know how important this training would be to their future career.

Comment from Pam A.
Time August 11, 2011 at 4:34 pm

“Irma, I don’t care who designed them. These new uniforms are corny.”

Comment from Mickey in KC
Time August 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Snap! Crackle! Pop! went the assembly line machine as Gertrude pondered her future in cereal production and development.

Comment from Buddy Beale
Time August 11, 2011 at 5:11 pm

“That little cat was here just a minute ago. Tony is such a little baby we can not find him……..yet!”

Comment from Gary Lutz
Time August 11, 2011 at 6:45 pm

“If just one more person calls me “flakey”, I can’t be held responsible for my industrial actions!”

Comment from Mike
Time August 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm

While Ethel takes her snack break, Josephine believes no detail unimportant, dusting each and every box.

Comment from Alexis Hill
Time August 11, 2011 at 7:47 pm

We enjoy eating Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, but processing them is a boring job though. Probably aren’t getting paid well for it either.

Comment from Hugh Ryon
Time August 12, 2011 at 9:59 am

Speed it up, girls, we’re getting a traffic jam here.

Comment from mae_dae
Time August 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

Worker 1: Its a K E Double L O Double G good morning to you!
Worker 2: Still got that song stuck in your head, huh?
Worker 1: I don’t know why… but I can’t stop singing it…

Comment from Towner B
Time August 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Maureen knew the marketing claim that Corn Flakes didn’t cause constipation, but she knew better.

Comment from Towner B
Time August 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Rosie was upset to discover that her actual war production job was not riveting.

Mickey in KC Reply:


Comment from Roxanne
Time August 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Myrtle held the box, poised and ready, just in case the cameraman made one more bad pun about “cereal” killers.

Comment from Kevin
Time August 17, 2011 at 8:44 am

Betsy regretted putting the special “prize” in the cereal, but it was on its way to Topeka by now.