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Thursday Photo Caption Contest–February 16

"Now tell me - am I supposed to eat this thing or wear it on my head like I did the pheasant from last night's dinner?"

Choosing last week’s winner was a tough nut–er, lobster?–to crack, so we turned to Tammy Kelly, our crack judge at the Truman Library.

Congratulation to RJ! Check your email for a code to use for a 15% discount at our eStore! Tammy chose your caption as the winner. Perhaps she was reminded of the fine collection of hats that Bess Truman wore throughout her life (featured on Millinery Monday).

Tammy kept her reasons for choosing RJ’s caption under her hat, but she did reveal that this image was taken by Abbie Rowe at the Maine State Society Lobster Dinner in the Department of the Interior cafeteria on February 21, 1951. The lobster-demolishing pair are Senator Owen Brewster and fellow guest Ann Chapman (wife of Oscar Chapman, Secretary of the Interior).

There’s no lobster in today’s photograph, but there are some….really large microphones? Give us your wittiest caption in the comments below!

"Your caption here!"

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Comment from Matt from Bethesda
Time February 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Shhhh…I hear dead people.

Comment from Alan D. Brunelle
Time February 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I tell you: Dr. Seuss said you can hear Horton with this!

Comment from Julie S.
Time February 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Thank you for calling. How may I direct your call?

Comment from Ryan Tickle
Time February 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Most of the neighborhood thought Steve’s cart alarm was excessive.

Comment from Ivan
Time February 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

“Early experiments with the long-distance telephone, while ambitious, were not entirely successful.”

Comment from John Whittemore
Time February 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm

TMZ’s founders soon realized it would be hard to make a profit until they had a less obtrusive way to eavesdrop on celebrities.

Comment from Traycie
Time February 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

“Can you hear me now?”

Comment from alisa
Time February 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Due to Sgt. Joseph Fiddlebottom’s poor hearing, he decided to take it upon himself to develop one of the first hearing aids.

Comment from Paul Croteau
Time February 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Can you hear me now?

Comment from Bonnie
Time February 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

In a fit of creative genius, Herbert invents the earliest example of the Blue Light Special, minus the Blue Light: “Attention K-Mart shoppers!!”; unfortunately K-Mart hadn’t been invented yet either.

Comment from Amy Grace
Time February 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm

The soldier mistook his child’s Dr. Seuss book for a manual on stealth recognizance, resulting in a device that was far from stealth, but made all the Whos in Whoville proud.

Comment from Martin
Time February 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Are you sure the Mafia won’t know that we’re tapping their conversations?

Comment from Jim Haas
Time February 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

” Can you hear me now ? “

Comment from John
Time February 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Do you hear what I hear?

Comment from Stacy B.
Time February 16, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Trust me, someday this Ricola marketing strategy will take off!

Comment from Mandi Magnuson-Hung
Time February 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

That Christmas, all the kids clamored for the iHorn.

Comment from Hugh Ryon
Time February 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Okay I hear them now….. their singing…..It’s a long, long way to Tipperary….

Comment from Robyn D
Time February 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm

“I promise you that privates will not sleep through Reveille, sir.”