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PostSubject: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 17 Jan 2013, 13:11

The rules are simple. Add a caption to the preceding picture (hopefully funny), set in a picture of your own and pass the challenge on to the next person.

Ok - we'll start on the Russian Front in 1943 ... any takers?

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 17 Jan 2013, 13:31

The artillery barrage had left Helmut hard of hearing:

"I said 'Take your cold HELMET off and put a warm CAP on your head!'"

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 17 Jan 2013, 14:42

Just nipping in here quickly before Vizzer returns.
Just wanted to say: "Another great idea Nordmann!" ... I think this has the potential to keep me chuckling for a good while to come. Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 17 Jan 2013, 15:25

Oh, please hurry up with that picture, Vizzer - the clouds of existential gloom are gathering again.

I agree with MM - this challenge has the potential for enormous silliness which should do us all good.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 17 Jan 2013, 18:16

Okay - here's the Siamese Embassy to the Court of Louis XIV of France:

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 17 Jan 2013, 18:34

Oh dear, not another bloody gold cup.

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 17 Jan 2013, 19:20

Fred could not hide his disappointment. The "Inflatable Banana-rama" he had just forked out a week's wages on was obviously not, as he had hoped, a diorama featuring his favourite fruit.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 17 Jan 2013, 19:21

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 17 Jan 2013, 21:18

That week Jack Daniels reported that the sales of sour mash Tennessee whiskey had gone through the roof...
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 17 Jan 2013, 21:20



Francis I and Suleiman the Magnificent 1530
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 17 Jan 2013, 22:53

"I tell you, effendi - ostrich is all the rage in Turkey this year!"

"Mais oui, et en France aussi, mon ami Sully. But in France we ... how you say ... are more content with just to use ze feathers!"
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 17 Jan 2013, 23:23

A slice of Americana from the 1960s ...

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 18 Jan 2013, 12:01

"Formica! What a brilliant idea!" thought Charlie. "God, these Americans are clever. Everyone back in England is going to *love* these worktops."
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 18 Jan 2013, 12:02

Changed my mind about posting Charles V Standing with his Dog. Here's Lady Ottoline Morrell instead. (Augustus John):



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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 18 Jan 2013, 17:34

Did you say the tea is Earl Grey dear?

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 18 Jan 2013, 21:00

8.00 Supersize v. Superskinny

3/12 Series 6 Horrified by the medical implications of his eating habits, a 42-year-old baker from Wolverhampton swaps diets with a fastidious 24-year-old male fashion model from London. Tempers are soon fraying.*



* I suppose this won't make much sense to anyone who can't get Channel 4, but never mind.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 18 Jan 2013, 21:01

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 18 Jan 2013, 21:40

On the way home ... with the lads ... from the pub .... after the match ... Sam (43) decided to prove to Phil (55) that he really was good at handstands when he was at school ...
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 18 Jan 2013, 21:45

Aztec musicians and dancers:


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 18 Jan 2013, 21:58

1472's "Mexican Pop Idol" season will of course be forever remembered as the one in which all five Tenochtitlan regional finalists coincidentally arrived to perform in the style of Badly Drawn Boy.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 18 Jan 2013, 22:00

I've edited this as there was some question mark over the photograph I'd originally inserted. Instead we'll have a 1617 unknown Dutch mother's proud portrait of her twins. The artist is also unknown, and I can frankly understand why anonymity pertains in both cases!


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 19 Jan 2013, 16:15

"Why have you gone that funny colour? Is your nappy full?"

"It's not just my nappy that's full - the whole of this bloody tube is."


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 19 Jan 2013, 16:20

One of Holbein's most famous pictures...



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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 19 Jan 2013, 19:39

"Ah Ambassador, you have really spoiled us. But I'm afraid I've just trodden a very large Ferrero Rocher into your carpet!"
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 19 Jan 2013, 19:45

A 1941 issue of "Life" magazine reports on wartime Britain:

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 19 Jan 2013, 22:07

Rover hated that time every month when Edna's somatopsychically induced hyperallergies kicked in.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 19 Jan 2013, 22:33

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 19 Jan 2013, 23:46

Monty: "D'ya think we can lift him?"

Ike: "It's my Limited Edition Souvenir Programme. And I'll bloody well sit on it and not share it if I want to."

Winnie: "Yeah. We can lift him."
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 19 Jan 2013, 23:52

Alexander the Great with Aristotle:

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 20 Jan 2013, 08:41

"How many times do I have to tell you, Alexander? Apostrophes do matter."


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 20 Jan 2013, 10:07

What in hell am I supposed to do with that, Evie?


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 20 Jan 2013, 10:11

A Ku Klux Klan member is brought into emergency.



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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 20 Jan 2013, 11:38

As Kleagle Bertram W. Trevithwick III drifted into unconsciousness on the operating table that old Alanis Morissette hit began playing in his head ...
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 20 Jan 2013, 13:15

Rupert tried to conceal his disappointment that the oiks didn't even have the decency to have any cigarettes on them when he needed one.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 20 Jan 2013, 13:22

Washing day:

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 20 Jan 2013, 15:40

Oh enough of this shit, let's go to the pub instead.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 20 Jan 2013, 17:13

"With my Remington shaver I can enjoy a most satisfying shave without blades, lather or bother - or anything happening at all actually."
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 20 Jan 2013, 17:49

Man on left: "We beg of you, sire. Please reconsider your policy towards your parliament."
Man on right: "He's right, your majesty, please listen to him. The book's written by an utter quack! Honestly! Heads can NOT be sewn back on again!"
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 20 Jan 2013, 18:24

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 20 Jan 2013, 18:30

Harry the Hedgehog yet again narrowly escapes a dastardly plot to get him by his arch-nemesis Manfred the Merciless.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 20 Jan 2013, 18:40

Gerard Anne Edwards in his Cradle:

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 21 Jan 2013, 08:41

With pin poised in his sweaty little hand he congratulated himself that his intense study of "V Is For Voodoo" had at last been worth the effort. Now, he cackled, would Nanny regret all those semolina suppers and mashed carrot dinners!
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 21 Jan 2013, 10:46

"Last Tuesday, in the Long Gallery with Lady Fairfax? He was doing *what*!?"

"Well, you said I was to tell the truth, sir."


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 21 Jan 2013, 11:28

The mob assembling outside the Agincourt hairdressers' shop was growing uglier by the minute ...
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