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PostSubject: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   The Great Historical Captions Challenge! EmptyThu 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!   The Great Historical Captions Challenge! EmptyThu 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!   The Great Historical Captions Challenge! EmptyThu 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!   The Great Historical Captions Challenge! EmptyThu 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!   The Great Historical Captions Challenge! EmptyThu 17 Jan 2013, 18:16

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

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Oh dear, not another bloody gold cup.

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That week Jack Daniels reported that the sales of sour mash Tennessee whiskey had gone through the roof...
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"I tell you, effendi - ostrich is all the rage in Turkey this year!"

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A slice of Americana from the 1960s ...

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"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!   The Great Historical Captions Challenge! EmptyFri 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!   The Great Historical Captions Challenge! EmptyFri 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!   The Great Historical Captions Challenge! EmptyFri 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.*



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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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Aztec musicians and dancers:

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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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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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"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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One of Holbein's most famous pictures...



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

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Alexander the Great with Aristotle:

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


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


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A Ku Klux Klan member is brought into emergency.

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Washing day:

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Man on left: "We beg of you, sire. Please reconsider your policy towards your parliament."
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Harry the Hedgehog yet again narrowly escapes a dastardly plot to get him by his arch-nemesis Manfred the Merciless.
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Gerard Anne Edwards in his Cradle:

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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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"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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