Caption this

Maybe it is impossible, but we can give it a good old college try. If they were trying to be funny, they couldn’t have done it any differently.

 

And if you can’t caption that, then try your hand at your own version of this.

 

 

 

68 Comments

  1. Posted October 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Caption: I can’t decide who looks more uncomfortable in this photo.

    • paablo
      Posted October 12, 2018 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

      The obvious answer is Thomas Jefferson.

      • Posted October 12, 2018 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

        I think that comment wins the thread!

        • Torbjörn Larsson
          Posted October 12, 2018 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

          Agreed!

          • Diane G
            Posted October 12, 2018 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

            Thirded!

  2. Merilee
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Sub

  3. Posted October 12, 2018 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Body language – Squinting or the narrowing of the eye orbits indicates, very accurately, discomfort, stress, anger, or issues.

    Caption – Sarah – watch that left hand. Kanye – Kim’s gonna be pissed.

  4. Posted October 12, 2018 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    “I’m Thomas Jefferson. That’s my portrait on the wall. We hoped you’d be better than this.”

  5. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    There is also this picture of Trump with Kayne from 2016: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/kanye-west-dine-trump-white-house-n918026
    Shades of Nixon and Elvis.

    • JezGrove
      Posted October 12, 2018 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

      Wearing the hats is probably a better look for both of them.

  6. Ken Kukec
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    I caught a clip of the little soirée in The Oval yesterday. It was cringe-inducing, looking uncomfortable for all concerned. Guess the Donald figured it might do him some good to cage a little love from a black celeb.

    Kanye was a lot cooler when he was takin’ on Dubya after Katrina. Hell, he was even cooler when boorishly “I’ma let you finish”-ing Taylor Swift than when canoodling with Donald Trump.

    Hadda up and do a Nietzschean superman rap for all gathered and everything. Bet his mama woulda like to slap the fool outta his mouth over that one.

    • Posted October 12, 2018 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

      Linguistic blackface.

      • Ken Kukec
        Posted October 12, 2018 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

        Cultural appropriation, tout court.

        • Ken Kukec
          Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

          And respectful cultural appropriation, at that. 🙂

          • Posted October 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

            Quoting Cotton Watts?

            • Ken Kukec
              Posted October 12, 2018 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

              Sampling a buddy’s grandmother.

  7. Posted October 12, 2018 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    The Kanye/Trump meeting in the Oval Office was really something. Here’s a condensed version showing the truly crazy parts:

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted October 12, 2018 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

      Gotta be the first time a mother-f-bomb was recorded in The Oval since Nixon beat feet outta town.

    • rickflick
      Posted October 12, 2018 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

      They are much alike.

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

      Holy Jesus Christ on a bicycle!

      There were moments there when I actually felt some sympathy for Trump (but only a little, I hasten to say). Kanye was rambling on not making any discernible sense at all and Trump was having to sit there and try and look as if he was understanding it, or at least, not look visibly baffled.

      Best comments on Youtube:
      “Kanye is definitely dealing with mental health issues”
      “No I think he’s actually failing to deal with mental health issues.”

      I laughed at that. Okay, so I’m a bastard.

      cr

      • rickflick
        Posted October 12, 2018 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

        Well, OK, but let’s keep a focus on what is really important here. Would any other president use this obviously troubled black man to create a media event? The focus should be on DT. He’s the 800 lb bastard in the room. Kanye is a victim.

        • infiniteimprobabilit
          Posted October 12, 2018 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

          Oh, I agree, in terms of general offensiveness Trump leaves Kanye for dead.

          Still, if someone, troubled or not, makes highly publicised and rather unhinged statements in public, I’m not going to go easy on him. I’m not sure what Kanye is a victim of, other than his own mental derangement.

          cr

  8. Curt Nelson
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    The guy’s tendency (always) to pose without smiling is an indication of a peculiar mind.

  9. Michael Fisher
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    No caption. I’ve adjusted the image:
    mars attacks

    • Giancarlo
      Posted October 12, 2018 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

      Winner!

    • Mark Sturtevant
      Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

      Her eyes need adjusting.

  10. JezGrove
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Going with the Mark Twain themed “Huckabee fin(ished) and the Mysterious Stranger”. Thank you, I’m here all week…

  11. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Suggested caption:

    Yo! You can eat fried chicken in my momma’s restaurant any time, like, baby.

  12. Damien
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    There’s something wrong on that picture. Does Mrs Huckabee Sanders have a partial facial paralysis ?

    Her face is asymmetrical, and not just a little.

    • Merilee
      Posted October 12, 2018 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

      Her face is always like that. I think it’s something she can’t help. The bs which spouts from her mouth I believe she can help…

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted October 13, 2018 at 1:27 am | Permalink

      Mrs Huckabee Sanders gets a lot of negative personal attention regarding her facial appearance & there’s those pies & doughnut memes doing the rounds non-stop too – it feels as if there’s proportionally more appearance related material out there today compared with the past. Her ‘faults’, Bannon’s unkempt dress sense, McConnell’s tortoise no-neck head & so on.

      As Merilee says, her face is just her normal & unfortunately still photographs tend to catch her at her most asymmetrical – I suspect this is by design from the photo editors who usually have numerous images to choose from. If you watch video of her WH press briefings you soon don’t much notice her peculiar jaw rotations when she speaks.

      As to her lying – I don’t understand how someone with a marketing degree from a Christian** university can lie!

      ** Ouachita Baptist University – one weird place. It’s all soft, cheap to teach, liberal arts degrees, nearly all students live on campus [you can’t choose to live off campus], no booze & boys’n’girls only mix in their accommodations during fixed social hours.

      • Nicolaas Stempels
        Posted October 13, 2018 at 5:01 am | Permalink

        “I don’t understand how someone with a marketing degree from a Christian** university can lie!”, you forgot the “/s”

        • Michael Fisher
          Posted October 13, 2018 at 7:24 am | Permalink

          Yeah, thanks – I’ve never employed an “/s” so maybe I should start 🙂

          • Nicolaas Stempels
            Posted October 13, 2018 at 8:24 am | Permalink

            Yes, one has to be careful on social media, many might take your sarcasm at face value, although admittedly less on WEIT than other sites. Note, I regularly forget to /s too.

      • rickflick
        Posted October 13, 2018 at 8:32 am | Permalink

        I sometimes imagine negative personal attention stems from the fact that many republicans are actually very low on the attractiveness scale and have been since childhood. In some cases it’s a weird appearance, but often it’s a twisted, sociopathic, personality. They have all spent their formative years withstanding taunts and jeers on the playground. This is, in fact, why they turned opportunistically Republican. They are, essentially, spending their adult lives trying to get even. This is my theory. It belongs to me.

        • Michael Fisher
          Posted October 13, 2018 at 9:15 am | Permalink

          Sounds right to me. The few politicians I know [& have known] are rather self-obsessed with a supply of stories on hand featuring themselves – this is all of the spectrum of politics, but the truly fucked up ones are of the right & physically repulsive:

          • Merilee
            Posted October 13, 2018 at 9:55 am | Permalink

            Who’s the dude with Maggie?

            • Michael Fisher
              Posted October 13, 2018 at 10:11 am | Permalink

              He’s William “Boy Tory” Hague in 1977 at the Conservative Party Conference – 16 year old schoolboy & professional wanker. He rose to be Tory party leader. Watch this short video of him relating a straw man anti-socialism anecdote that he knows will work to raise the attack dog instincts that resides in every reactionary Tory bastard [male & female]:

              • Merilee
                Posted October 13, 2018 at 11:02 am | Permalink

                Thanks “awfully” for that video. Almost tossed my brekky🤬 Was he actually only 16 (he looks 12). He spews a posher sounding Trump base rhetoric.

              • Michael Fisher
                Posted October 13, 2018 at 11:14 am | Permalink

                That’s him at 16 – he’s a towering 6’2″ ? shaven headed, amateur karate expert today with a silly voice & an intelligent, Welsh wife – Ffion Llywelyn Hague, Lady Hague of Richmond [he married ‘up’].

                Met him down a country pub eight years ago by accident – first time he’d been there – he was holding forth to the agog rural locals who are all of the fox hunting, flogging, hanging, anti-diversity [don’t like puffs] persuasion. They were putty in his hands as his underpaid Metropolitan Police Personal Protection Officer stood back sipping a soft drink & looking pissed off – he’d heard all the stories before & resented being out of London away from fam on some useless jaunt. My guess.

              • Merilee
                Posted October 13, 2018 at 11:23 am | Permalink

                You mix with all the BEST people, Michael🤓
                Love the Brit exp’n “down the” pub, or shops, or whatever…

              • Michael Fisher
                Posted October 13, 2018 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

                Accents’n’words eh! Must remember to run that blackmail letter back & forth through Google translate.

              • Merilee
                Posted October 13, 2018 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

                🤓

              • Merilee
                Posted October 13, 2018 at 11:26 am | Permalink

                I see he’s written books on Wm Pitt and Wm Wilberforce. Does he only write about his namesakes?

              • Michael Fisher
                Posted October 13, 2018 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

                I’ve read the slave trader one – very detailed, has all the dates & all the other facts you could imagine, but he’s dull – doesn’t like to drive off road, doesn’t seem to have done much investigation outside the library. An unsurprising & decent effort – like my Auntie Mary’s breakfasts.

              • rickflick
                Posted October 13, 2018 at 11:03 am | Permalink

                He reminds me of an episode of The Twilight Zone, I think it was, involving an evil puppet with a boy’s grimacing face. Yes, that’s what I mean by conservatives/Republicans looking impressively odd. Scary even.

              • Merilee
                Posted October 13, 2018 at 11:05 am | Permalink

                Kinda Howdy Doody-ish?

              • rickflick
                Posted October 13, 2018 at 11:11 am | Permalink

                Or Alfred E. Neuman-ish.

              • Merilee
                Posted October 13, 2018 at 11:18 am | Permalink

                Yeah, even better!

        • Diana MacPherson
          Posted October 13, 2018 at 10:21 am | Permalink

          Except for the female Fox News presenters, about whom I read lines like “our Republican women are so much more attractive than liberal woman”.

          • Michael Fisher
            Posted October 13, 2018 at 10:53 am | Permalink

            The shorty short skirts on the young uns combined with the obligatory high heels, spray pouted long hair [as solid as a Macedonian battle helm] & the siren lipstick & batty bat eyelashes. All on a gym-fit, underfed, skinny arse frame. Uplift bras.

            And that’s just Catholic, born again Christian & secret cross dresser the submissive Mike Pence [wifey Karen wears the pants & brandishes the whip].

            They have a famous, but confused bunny named Marlin Bundo. Fact.

            • Michael Fisher
              Posted October 13, 2018 at 10:54 am | Permalink

              Ooops Marlon Bundo

            • rickflick
              Posted October 13, 2018 at 11:06 am | Permalink

              Not from journalism school, but fresh from a modeling agency.

          • Ken Kukec
            Posted October 13, 2018 at 10:53 am | Permalink

            Maybe if you put a bag over their consciences.

        • Posted October 13, 2018 at 10:44 am | Permalink

          Is that the kernel of a new campaign: Republicans are ugly, Democrats are beautiful? It just might work.

          • rickflick
            Posted October 13, 2018 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

            Yes it might work. Perhaps the key to Democratic success is to chose a tall, Hollywood looking man to run against Trump in 2020. I read somewhere that the tallest candidate usually wins. A woman taller than Trump might not go over well (pun intended).

  13. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    “Beauty and the beast”?

    (Ain’t sayin’ which is which…)

    cr

  14. Giancarlo
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    It’s difficult to find a funny caption for the photo that doesn’t cross too far over race, feminist or mental health lines. In fact, over the past day or so, I have sometimes cringed at how Kanye’s potential mental health issues have been used as fodder for a laugh. That said, since the fate of the idiocracy hangs in the balance, correctness be damned; here goes:

    White House Press Secretary Sara Huckabee Sanders announces a new line of MAGA hats lined with tin foil.

  15. Merilee
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Tin foil-lined hats win!

  16. Ken Kukec
    Posted October 13, 2018 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    Kanye’s little impromptu performance in The Oval did treat us to the delicious irony of the Fox News evening hosts praising the wisdom of Kanye’s words. This is the same Fox News — and, at least in the case of Sean Hannity, the self-same Fox News host — who thought Kanye was the Antichrist after he said “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” after Katrina, the same Fox News that was outraged when Obummer (who once debased the White House by, OMG, wearing a TAN SUIT and PUTTING HIS FEET on the Resolute Desk) did the American People the grave insult of inviting Jay-Z and Bey for a West-Wing visit.

  17. Richard
    Posted October 13, 2018 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    Caption:

    “Yo, baby, who those funny old white folks be?”

    “Mom, dad, I’d like you to meet my new husband.”

  18. Ken Phelps
    Posted October 13, 2018 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Is “spoiled, self-indulgent, bung-hole” a psychiatric diagnosis?

  19. Ken Kukec
    Posted October 13, 2018 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    WTF was Jim Brown doing in The Oval with Trump & Kanye? Jim Brown was a “race man” in the Sixties, an active proponent of the Civil Rights Movement. Along with athletes like Bill Russell and Lew Alcindor, Brown stood up for Muhammad Ali when he refused draft induction during the Vietnam War. Hell, I’m old enough to remember when Jim Brown called out Lester Maddox on national tv on Dick Cavett’s show.

    The hell was he thinking, letting himself get involved in this malarkey?

  20. Posted October 13, 2018 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Yes. Trump might have trouble with a young, viril opponent. We need a Justin Trudeau type to run against him in 2020.

  21. Merilee
    Posted October 13, 2018 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    kanye west
    Thanks to Michael Fisher for helping me find a postable link for this hilarious pic.

  22. Posted October 15, 2018 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    “Some of my best friends are black”
    Not any more, Kanye, not any more

  23. Posted October 15, 2018 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    “Gold-digger, gold-digger”
    I’ll thank you not to talk about the first lady that way

  24. Posted October 15, 2018 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Sarah Hucker-Sans is thinking “At what point in my life did I agree to become the idiot-whisperer?”


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