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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 12:12

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 12:55

It had seemed funny at the time, but Holbein quickly realised that his "He's Such a Little Monkey!" portrait of Prince Edward hadn't gone down too well with Big Daddy.


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 13:02

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 13:35

Although last night's haggis left wee Angus feeling under the weather, his gaseous state enabled the finest playing of the pipes heard to date.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 13:43

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 13:47

This isn't a caption offering ... I'm just intrigued to know what that photo's about ID? They all seem a bit young to be Beatles' fans. So what's the occasion? ....... and you might prefer to delay your answer to that until someone has posted a "caption"... I'd hate to be instrumental in have prejudicing someone's creative juices. Wink


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 13:53

Nah the answer shouldn't effect anyone's creativity. It is a puppet show in Paris, 1963 MM. Would kids today be quite so engrossed I wonder?

Edit. I love the looks on the faces of the two girls bottom right!
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 13:58

@Islanddawn wrote:
I love the looks on the faces of the two girls bottom right!

I love the whole range of emotions and expressions ... thanks for that ID Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 14:23

Ok how about:

Joe "Big Mac" Mackenzie, was a veteran and much in demand performer from Glasgow’s Gay Bar and Hen Party scene, but even he was surprised by his reception when he was accidentally booked by Aberdeen MacDonalds' for their "Burns’ Afternoon Spectacular" ... and he burst on stage to perform his famous, if rather idiosyncratic, version of “Nine Inch Will Please a Lady”!


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 14:30

Ok I think I'd better go get my coat.

But first, Guiseppe Archimboldi's portrait of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II:

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 14:41

Despite the undeniably good salary and free Honda Civic, local boy Igor was beginning to tire of his role as poster-boy for the Chernobyl Tourist Board.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 14:42

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 15:00

From the Wuhan Times Sunday Supplement:

'British diners choosing which soup they like for a starter before heading in to take their seats in a London restaurant.'
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 15:11

"I swear, Maude. Look, there's a cheap hat shop just over there, right by the butchers. Just consider it, will you? You really don't have to come out with the wok on your head any more!"


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 18:21

Seated outside her home, Kathleen prepares to receive prospective husbands at the Lisdoonvarna Annual Matchmaking festival. She is said to be hopeful of success this year.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 18:32

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 28 Jan 2013, 22:11

Georges started off his career as a trout-tickler and then progressed thru snake-charming to horse-whispering before becoming the world's leading rhino-entrancer. A question from a journalist as to what his secret was led to his famous finger-wagging catch-phrase:

"Ah! Ah! C'est pas le chapeau!"
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Tue 29 Jan 2013, 08:25

Mrs Akinawa despaired of little Isamu, forever wanting his sister to impale him on a sharp pointy stick. His fascination with aeroplanes, divinity and wind were encouraging though ....
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Tue 29 Jan 2013, 08:38

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Tue 29 Jan 2013, 15:38

Oh dear, I can't possibly add a caption while 'The Engineer's Song' is reverberating round my brain.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 30 Jan 2013, 11:19

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 30 Jan 2013, 13:10

According to witnesses, the woman who knocked Bradley Wiggins' great-grandfather off his bike had hysterics after she was told who her victim was.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 30 Jan 2013, 15:32

Oh Temp, you've changed the picture - what did you do with "Les Trés Riches Heures" or "Strictly Come Dancing now includes the Hokey-Cokey" ? I'll have to go back to the drawing board. Cool


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 30 Jan 2013, 15:39

Sorry, mon vieux haricot! Shall I put it back? I like your Hokey-Cokey caption.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 30 Jan 2013, 15:41

There you are, MM. Your go now.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 30 Jan 2013, 15:56

Oh bum, I wasn't suggesting a caption, only commenting that you'd changed pics (and showing off that I could recognise "Les Trés Riche Heures du Duc de Berry" even if it was just a little fragment). But OK then, in that case the caption has got to be (in an uber-camp accent):



"Oh purr-lease, sweeties! I tell you I'm not doing the next season of 'Strictly Come Dancing' if they insist on including the Hokey-Cokey".


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 30 Jan 2013, 18:11

Cynthia made a silent promise to herself. "Trevithwick may well be the town's most respected dentist, but next time I'll get me braces fitted down the bloody Co-Op!"
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 30 Jan 2013, 18:51

"How"

"How?"

"How!"

"How?"

"No, how! - like wiv' da injuns!"

"Oh! Oh yes. But no. But now: How? …. How did you do it?"

"How did I do what?"

"Well how… however did YOU get elected to be President?"

"How I got elected? Me? Sir ... I really don’t think you want to know how!"

"To know how?"

"No!"

"No really. How did you really... ?"

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"But... Wow! …but ... how..?"

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Now? ….. Wow!

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"..... And so ladies and gentlemen, citizens, senators and esteemed foreign guests … I hereby swear in the next President of the United States of ……………. "


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 30 Jan 2013, 19:04



EDIT : This is added well after the use by date so I doubt anyone will ever read this, but I just have to add that in the photo I was amused to note that Lord Curzon has very carefully sealed his trousers onto his wellies with elastic bands to stop the the wee beasties getting into his underwear - a precaution I can thoroughly recommend as simple and efficacious, having myself traisped through insect-rich South American tropical forests and grassland. Lady Curzon however has no such protection. Clearly for a refined English lady, modest fashion rather than practical attire were de riguer, and so she wears a heavy, ground sweeping skirt ... and presumably suffered incredible insect infestations, bites, stings, and itches around her unmentionables.

Yet she still manages a smile ... Makes one proud to be British, eh what?


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 30 Jan 2013, 21:56

Bertrand and Harriett were easily the most incompetent butterfly collectors in the Great Yarmouth Conservative Club's "Young Naturalists Society".
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 30 Jan 2013, 22:19

Much to his father's chagrin, Justin O. Zimmer Jnr always thought that medical devices on their own were something of an innovation cul-de-sac.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 01 Feb 2013, 19:39

Gawd George, you must be hard up. She may have long eyelashes but she is still a camel.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 02 Feb 2013, 10:52

The beach at Lake Powell was a place to be avoided on July 27th every year for non-Mormons - the date Brigham Young had decreed "holy sunbathing day" after his own epiphany in Coney Island.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 02 Feb 2013, 19:59

The annual calf roping contest got off to a good start, although there was confusion amongst some entrants on species classification.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 02 Feb 2013, 20:03

England v Scotland 1870

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 02 Feb 2013, 21:20

Ructions at the varsity challenge match.

Pfiffington-Smythe: "I say, Algernon, that's no ordinary scrum, what! Do you know what the bally hell is going on?"

Bonar-Hemmington-Whortle (peering closely into the ruck): "I believe, Cedric, that the Oxford XV have fielded their first player from Lady Margaret's Hall!"
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 03 Feb 2013, 16:14

"And if I catch you posting on that site again, you will be cut off without a penny - is that clear, my girl?"

Fanny's father clearly considered Res Historica to be a corrupting influence on the young female mind.


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 03 Feb 2013, 16:58

@Temperance wrote:

Dizzy: "Go on then, Billly. Let's see you try!"
William: "I shall do it, sir! And what's more I require no wind assistance as your man did!"


The world book jumping record from a standing position was still Lord Palmerston's amazing fifteen from 1856, a feat achieved with considerable assistance from volumes of hot air at his rear and which few dared believe could ever be trumped in their lifetime. Gladstone, eyeing the sixteen tomes before him, believed otherwise.
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