Cat Caption Challenge

by Greg Mayer

The BBC News Magazine has a “Caption Challenge“, and the latest subject is an intriguing picture of a cat.

BBC Caption Challenge

“Your caption here.”

I hold my own cat like this all the time, but usually I’m lying on my back on the floor, swinging the cat from left to right, and making whooshing noises while singing some made-up song about “Supercat”. If you want to make a caption suggestion to the Beeb, “You can submit captions for this week’s picture by sending us an email to: the.magazine@bbc.co.uk using the subject line Caption.” Do so right away, as there’s a deadline of 12:30 BST Friday. The 6 best suggestions share a prize of a “traditional small quantity of kudos”. If you do submit one, share it with us here at WEIT in the comments, and if you miss the BBC deadline, just put it in the comments here.

33 Comments

  1. Posted January 23, 2015 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    🐾🐾

  2. Mike Paps
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    Couldn’t we use CGI for this?

  3. Posted January 23, 2015 at 2:03 am | Permalink

    Cue music. “…And I’ve…had..the time of my life…and I owe it all to youuuuuu….”

  4. Diane G.
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    I’ve told you not to play in the freezer!

  5. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    “Look me in the eyes and now tell me – where did that hot do go!?”

    “You misheard. The game isn’t called ‘tail on a pin’.”

  6. John Williamson
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 3:22 am | Permalink

    I emailed “…but I want that”

  7. mordacious1
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 4:13 am | Permalink

    If I stretch it a bit further, I can restring my viola.

    • John Williamson
      Posted January 23, 2015 at 4:15 am | Permalink

      Well played…

  8. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    ‘Now I throw the cat like a spear at the oncoming grizzly bear…’

    Wait. Did you say ‘I hold my own cat like this all the time..’ Is there a cat we do not know about?

    • Posted January 23, 2015 at 6:41 am | Permalink

      Greg posted this, not PCC.

      • Mark Sturtevant
        Posted January 23, 2015 at 7:40 am | Permalink

        Ah, I should remember to look. Thanks.

  9. Muttley
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    “PININ’ for the FJORDS?!?!?!? What kind of talk is that?”

  10. Posted January 23, 2015 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    “Berich Inian is otherwise busy, so this Abyss Inian will have do. Kvatch castle here we come!”

  11. Posted January 23, 2015 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    “This is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred cats, its breadth fifty cats, and its height thirty cats.”

    BTW that’s a pic from a cat show. That’s probably the judge evaluating that gorgeous Abyssinian cat.
    I do miss my Aby, Azezal–he was a sweet boy. Died about 9 years ago.

    • Posted January 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      What is the temperament of Abyssinian cats?

    • Diane G.
      Posted January 23, 2015 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

      Good one!

      Years ago I visited a couple who had two Abyssinians; what fantastic cats–beautiful, intelligent, interactive, such personalities! I don’t remember the people at all…

  12. Posted January 23, 2015 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Paw de deux from Coppelia.

    http://dance.about.com/od/reviewsandrecommendation1/a/Coppelia.htm

  13. Posted January 23, 2015 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    “Birdman to the rescue!”

  14. Posted January 23, 2015 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    “usually I’m lying on my back on the floor, swinging the cat from left to right, and making whooshing noises while singing some made-up song about “Supercat”.”

    Now that is hilarious! And about how we act at our house. We used to have the Least Beast and the Great Beast (kind of how birds get named greater and lesser whatever). The (now) late Least Beast started it. I started calling her Least Beast. Then is was natural to call the other (very large tom) the Great Beast.

    And that soon morphed into Über Katz, Grand (or Meilleur) Chat, Grande Gatto, etc.

  15. Les
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    “A cat made out of Turkish taffy”

  16. Posted January 23, 2015 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    It wasn’t me! It was the dog! Now put me down or…

  17. muffy
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    That cat is an Abyssinian, and the body is quite long. My kitty looks just like the one in the photo, and I stretch her out all the time.

  18. Posted January 23, 2015 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    *announcer whispering* If Knarlssen can make this shot he’ll win the 53rd International Cat Lawn Darts Competition

    • Diane G.
      Posted January 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

      😀

  19. Taz
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    If anyone remembers the ads for the first Superman movie from decades ago:

    “You will believe a cat can fly!”

  20. Nick
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    I clicked too late for the challenge, but my first thought was, “OK, just flatten your tail a bit and I guarantee you will win the contract to model for the new Jaguar car badge.” (for us Americans: badge=emblem)

  21. eTourist
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Ahh, so this is what the pyramid builders used for a try-square.

  22. John Scanlon, FCD
    Posted January 24, 2015 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Reminds me of the recent xkcd comic ‘Gut Fauna‘, so it seems the cat is about to be inserted as a probiotic. Caption is either ‘Open wide!’ or ‘Unclench!’

    (No kitties were harmed in the making of this hypothetical)

  23. Gayle Ferguson
    Posted January 25, 2015 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    I have an Abyssinian cat. If I tried to hold Millie like that I’m sure the consequences would not be pretty!


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