We can do better than the BBC

The BBC recently ran a captioning contest with this picture:


And came up with answers like:

“Breaking News: New York, an unexploded performance dancer was dug up by contractors, disposal experts have been alerted.”

“Very impressive, but what bait did you use?”


“OK, white socks and black shoes! I’ll sign the confession, just put me down!” (the first place winner).

But I know we can do better…..


  1. #1 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    July 22, 2008

    Why the property manager was fired from his duties for the upcoming production of Nutcracker.

  2. #2 Natalie
    July 22, 2008

    “Harmony on Earth, thanks to WALL-E and EVE.”

    “New ballroom dance category: the Tractor Trot.”

  3. #3 Sven DiMilo
    July 22, 2008

    “Put me back, ho!”

    (see, ’cause it’s a backhoe? yeah, pretty bad.)

  4. #4 MikeG
    July 22, 2008

    The wire work on the latest kung-fu movie wasn’t quite up to snuff.

  5. #5 Carl Feagans
    July 22, 2008

    As the rest of the construction crew paused to look at the strange ship in the sky, Arthur Dent saw his opportunity to strike!

  6. #6 Romeo Vitelli
    July 22, 2008

    “Although he got the construction job by saying that he could handle a backhoe, it soon turned out that he was stretching the truth”.

  7. #7 peter
    July 22, 2008

    “give me back my cookie!”

  8. #8 Doug Alder
    July 23, 2008

    Eat your heart out Nureyev

  9. #9 pb
    July 23, 2008


  10. #10 Virgil Samms
    July 23, 2008

    I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.

  11. #11 Traffic Demon
    July 23, 2008

    White Michael Jordan attempts record dunk in unfortunate location.

  12. #12 Megan
    July 23, 2008

    Surprisingly, Volvo’s Beta version of a Swedish ‘real doll’ has not gone over well with focus groups and test subjects.

  13. #13 Jeffry White
    July 23, 2008

    Over the Top 2: Arms of Steel.

    Coming soon.