Caption contest


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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27 Responses to Caption contest

  1. Doug Cooper says:

    Back off, buddy, or your bill won’t be the only thing ringing around here. This sucker is mine.

  2. Kelly says:

    And that my friend is why your webbed and I’m clawed!

  3. Rick Howie says:

    Toucha my fish and I slappa you face.

  4. Slydog says:

    Eh? What’s that? Do I know Dr. Wright of Norwich? Pshaw! And what if I do?

  5. Travis says:

    Go ahead punk.
    Make my day

  6. Marie says:

    I’d gladly pay you on Tuesday for that sucker today.

  7. Heather M. says:

    “I’m telling ya, Bill, a little teriyaki sauce and 5 minutes each side, it’ll be great. Anyway, see you at 6. You’re bringing salad, right?”

  8. Heather M. says:

    “I’m telling ya, Bill, traffic was so heavy, the kids’ll be hollering for dinner, but maybe tomorrow night we can catch that ‘Big Year’ flick. I hear it was filmed around here.”

  9. Heather M. says:

    “I’m telling ya, Bill, I think that chick was into you.”

  10. Heather M. says:

    “I’m telling ya, Bill, tastelessness and avian incorrectness always gets stuck in my craw.”

  11. Heather M. says:

    “I’m telling ya, Bill, he was just floating there along the surface, it was hardly a challenge. What a sucker!”

  12. Arlene & Ken says:

    I know!!! I know!!!! Ethel……..Sucker again for supper…….stop giving me the evil eye or this relationship is not going to work.

  13. robin andrea says:

    So anyway, I was flying along when this thing caught my eye. Yeah, I dove for it and got it. No way I’m sharing it with you. So don’t even ask.

  14. Larry says:

    Your on my post!

  15. Peter Jonker says:

    It’s this way, Barak: I’m happy to talk, but Syria is off limits.

  16. Lorna Surina says:

    Osprey: I know we’re different but I’m a good provider…
    Gull: There are many suckers but only one ME!

  17. Dale D says:

    Eat your heart out, Gull.
    This sucker is mine.
    I’ll leave you the bones.

  18. derek says:

    No I don’t think income inequality is an issue. Go catch your own fish.

  19. Elaine Moore says:

    I don’t think so, buddy.

  20. Fr. Jim Ratcliffe says:

    Scram! There’s definitely not enough for two — and I’m number one!

  21. Fr. Jim Ratcliffe says:

    Look! If ya don’t wan’a concussion git out’a here — or I will really ring your bill!

  22. Alistair says:

    Puns, lines from movies, lines that would play well in sitcoms, hints of interspecies love, ethnic references, latin, politics, a hint of scheisterism, and even references to economic justice. What great fun; what wit. However, the biased committee of one has posted the favourite, above.

  23. Slydog says:

    Wunderbar! Now I can be so smug upon the mart.

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