Bush / Brown Photo Caption Contest

[ Posted Monday, July 30th, 2007 – 15:53 UTC ]

Golf Cart One

Photo Credit: By Saul Loeb -- AFP
Photo found on Yahoo News


From today's "White House Watch" blog by Dan Froomkin at

If [new British Prime Minister Gordon] Brown was deferential, Bush was playful -- from the very beginning of the visit. When Brown arrived at Camp David on Sunday, Bush invited him into a golf cart labeled 'Golf Cart One' on the front. The president started to head off but then threw the cart into a 360-degree turn, smiling mischievously for the cameras, before speeding off.

Neither one of them is speaking, so you'll have to imagine thought balloons above both their heads. It's obvious what President Bush is thinking: "Check out my cool toy, Gordie!"

It's a little harder trying to read Brown's thoughts. So my challenge to you is: what caption would you write for Brown in this photo?


[Other fun Monday news: the city of Berlin has named a street after Frank Zappa. The Frankzappastrasse story can be read here.]


Cross-posted at The Huffington Post


-- Chris Weigant


14 Comments on “Bush / Brown Photo Caption Contest”

  1. [1] 
    CDub wrote:

    Over a cliff eh?
    Not my first choice, but, um,
    you know what you're doing .... right?

  2. [2] 
    CDub wrote:

    Camera man.
    Get 'em George!

  3. [3] 
    CDub wrote:

    You're turning left George. Why are you turning left?

  4. [4] 
    CDub wrote:

    Gotta run 'em down over there so they don't water the lawn over here.

  5. [5] 
    Michael Gass wrote:

    Brown: "Is that what I think it is?"

    Bush: "Yep! Iran! Another country full of oil I plan to invade and occupy!"

  6. [6] 
    CDub wrote:

    Good one Michael!

    Very nice.

  7. [7] 
    Michale wrote:

    No offense, CW, but this type of stuff is really beneath the quality of this site..

    Basically, it calls for ridicule of a fellow American. It allows those who are of childish and immature intellect to make fun of people who have a difference of opinion..

    It is unwarranted, it is childish and it does more to create divide than it does to build bridges. It belongs in elementary school, not on a site dedicated to mature and rational discussions...

    You know I respect the hell out of you, CW.. But you dropped the ball on this one... This is the type of crap that luzers and hate mongers like Martin Lewis would pull.... This type of childish crap belongs on KOS or HuffPo or other hate oriented sites.... It doesn't belong on a mature and adult site like this one..

    Just my opinion, mind you.. :D


  8. [8] 
    Chris Weigant wrote:

    Michale -

    Hey, c'mon, lighten up! I can't be serious all the time.

    Just look at Bush's face. You can take the boy out of the frat, but not the frat out of the boy, if you know what I mean. Seriously - doing a " 360 " in "Golf Cart One"?!? -- he's obviously just having fun, so I consider it fair game to poke fun back.

    Actually, this isn't the first photo contest I've run. I also ran one back in February.

    Call me guilty of occasionally running a crowd-pleasing bit just to boost my Huffington Post comments if you will, but sometimes it's more fun to let the readers make the jokes.

    I was surprised nobody commented about Frankzappastrasse, though.



  9. [9] 
    Michale wrote:

    I just don't like seeing jokes at other people's expense...

    I can see good natured ribbing.. That's no big deal..

    But things like this has the tinge of being mean simply to be mean.....

    Kinda like teasing the nerd in the class because he is smarter than everyone else... Granted, it makes the teasers feel all superior and all...

    But how fair is is??

    Again, just my opinion... :D No harm, no foul...


  10. [10] 
    CDub wrote:

    I think it's great fun.

    And good natured ribbing.

    Apparently Bush and Brown are much tougher than Michale thinks since they've yet to voice an opinion.

  11. [11] 
    Michale wrote:


    The one's doing the cruel teasing ALWAYS thinks it's in "great fun" and is "good natured ribbing"...

    The objects of their attentions rarely feel the same...


  12. [12] 
    CDub wrote:

    Aw c'mon Michale, the cruelty is all in your mind.
    Wasn't it you who said, "I can see good natured ribbing.. That's no big deal."

    So then how do you end up here, 'The one's doing the cruel teasing ALWAYS thinks it's in "great fun" and is "good natured ribbing"'?

    Frankly, I look at the comments that are playing along, and I don't see anything cruel at all. Then I look at your comments, and they appear rude with no sense of humor, just knee-jerk party-line, "Help us, we're rich and powerful and everyone must protect us from jokes about our hair and cleavage". If you love that man so much, that's fine, but the rest of us can, and do, think for ourselves.

    Why don't you post an "un-cruel" caption? Why don't you invite your friends to come and show how patriotic captions are kinder and gentler?

  13. [13] 
    Michale wrote:

    >Why don't you post an "un-cruel" caption?

    The very idea of taking a surreptitious and clandestine snapshot of someone going about their business and then ascribing "humorous" anecdotes to what they might be saying/thinking completely negates the idea of "un-cruel".

    While it is true that a great man once said, "There can be no offense where none is taken." (anyone?? anyone??) I just don't enjoy attempts at humor that are at other people's expense. Regardless of the political leanings of the target..

    I am certain you wouldn't find it funny if we posted some pics of Hillary or Bill and ascribed funny little anecdotes to what they might saying or thinking. Hell, look at the outcry when someone made a tongue-in-cheek commentary about Hillary's cleavage... Behold all the righteous indignation over that, eh??

    Just rack this up to one of my lil ol pet peeves.


  14. [14] 
    Michale wrote:

    Can't believe that no one ventured a guess as to the quote.. :D

    "There can be no offense where none is taken."
    -Sarek of Vulcan

    Google reports that the quote is Japanese in origin but, as everyone knows, the Vulcans are a much older race than the Japanese, so I am sure that the Japanese got it from the Vulcans.. :D


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