The principals in this drama are an Osprey, a Ring-billed Gull and a Largescale Sucker (presumably in a non-speaking role).
Cleverness First, Slydog’s winning caption (below) depends upon an implied sarcastic remark by Gull. Second, it uses a known but obscure cultural reference. Third, it credits Gull with making an analogy between wine and fish. Fourth, power is reversed as Gull appears sagacious and Osprey thuggish.
Explanation “Do you know Dr. Wright of Norwich?” is a sarcastic remark made to someone at a dinner party who hogs the decanter. It seems that Wright, a raconteur from Norwich, was a popular dinner guest owing to his wit, charm and repartee. He was thus forgiven for his habit of sequestering the wine for himself. On other occasions, less enchanting guests might be subjected to a remark roughly equivalent to: “You’re no Dr. Wright; So, pass the wine.” Gull’s comment clearly sailed right over Osprey’s head.
A proposed caption may be submitted in the comments thread, below. The wit of submissions will be incompetently assessed by a biased committee of one, when the submissions dry up. The winning submission will become the caption for the picture.
This is a chance for tastelessness and the display of latent anthropomorphisms. It is an occasion for speciesism and avian incorrectness.
Caption winner: Eh? What’s that? Do I know Dr. Wright of Norwich? Pshaw! And what if I do?
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