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Wednesday Caption Contest: Part 26.

This week's WILLisms.com Caption Contest photograph:


The actual caption:

John Mainstone of the University of Queensland, Australia poses before the 2005 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mainstone won the Physics award for research on globs of congealed black tar dripped slowly through funnels(AFP/John Mottern )

This is not a bad caption, but you can surely do better.

Entries will remain open until 11:59 PM, Central Standard Time, Tuesday, October 18. Submit your captions in the comments section, or email at WILLisms@gmail.com.

Last week's photo:


Winners from last week:


Rodney Dill:

"Sorry Fella's I'm all out. I gave the last of my beads to Helen Thomas."



And you, ma'am... You take the left flank. We'll de-beach Kennedy if it takes all of us all day.


Laurence Simon:

Thanks for showing up to make some homes. I hear that Jimmy Carter's still off building 10,000 coffins.

Captioning is fun for the whole family.

Enter today!

Posted by Will Franklin · 12 October 2005 12:09 PM


Sharing the Nobel Prize for Mathematics this year, Professor Rudolph Twirly demonstrates how to make counting to ten "fun and exciting."

Posted by: Laurence Simon at October 12, 2005 01:45 PM

Thank's Will.
(could almost be a caption for the new contest too)

Posted by: Rodney Dill at October 12, 2005 02:10 PM

Lick your Math anxiety.

Posted by: Rodney Dill at October 12, 2005 02:11 PM

John's "spirit fingers" had a tendency to upset most small children, unexpecting adults, most house pets and barnyard animals.

Posted by: Hoodlumman at October 12, 2005 03:07 PM

Mr. Mainstone, a huge Sesame Street fan as a child, does his best impression of The Count.

"Ten pointy fingers, BLAH AH aahhh!"

Posted by: Hoodlumman at October 12, 2005 03:09 PM

In a story that's turning the entire science world and global media upside down, this image is the last known picture relayed by the Voyager II spacecraft before contact was completely lost.

Posted by: Hoodlumman at October 12, 2005 03:19 PM

"I have Ten women in the back room that will testify that Gene Simmons Can't compare to me!"

Posted by: kirbside at October 12, 2005 03:41 PM

Mr. Mainstone doing his combination Gene Simons and Richard Simons impersonation...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 12, 2005 04:19 PM

Despite his background in science, John Mainstone repeatedly shocks and puzzles the people he meets by licking all his fingers before shaking hands.

Posted by: Giacomo at October 12, 2005 07:40 PM

While some people found a distate for John's pantomime work, no one could argue that "window licker in a colapsing box" was his creation.

Posted by: Rob B. at October 12, 2005 11:21 PM

Mr. John Mainstone, is shown here graphically explaining the undecimal system in his version for "G" audiences, but in the "R" rated version he relies on another appendenge to signify the eleventh digit.

Posted by: bullwinkle at October 13, 2005 11:32 AM

Fifty years later, Nigel is still obsessing over his custom amp: "Why stop at ten, like, ya know? With me new dial, I can crank it up one more notch. Then I'd have to use me tongue to count to eleven, and people'd say, like, 'Hey man, they're like Kiss' and stuff, like, you know?"

Posted by: the paperboy at October 13, 2005 01:40 PM

Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid's transformation from human to moonbat form is finally caught on film. Sen. Reid's condition is said to be traceable to a bite from Howard Dean at last year's Democrat National Convention.

Posted by: Mr. Right at October 13, 2005 03:04 PM

Hoodlumman, that was great!

"No, officer, as you can see, I am not infected with the Asian Bird Flu."

Posted by: John at October 13, 2005 06:37 PM

"Nobel Prize winner John Mainstone follows in the footsteps of fellow Prize winner Harold Pinter."

Posted by: I. Ronnie at October 14, 2005 01:00 PM

Unable to recover the fame he found in the early '80's as lovable sitcom dad "Phillip Drummond", actor Conrad Bain now ekes out a living as a John Mainstone impersonator.

In a related story, Bain was voted "Most Successful Former Cast Member" in a landslide at a recent Diff'rent Strokes reunion.

Posted by: Buckley F. Williams at October 15, 2005 07:13 PM

Brundlefly is getting... BETTER!

Posted by: spacemonkey at October 15, 2005 07:55 PM

Dr. Mainstone gets a leg up on the competition for next year's Nobel Blame Bush, uh, I mean, Peace Prize.

Posted by: charles austin at October 15, 2005 08:43 PM

Don't Plame him! He is just kidding...(Where is Karl Rove when a guy needs someone to blame) Or is it Plame???

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 15, 2005 09:51 PM

This Austrlian's innovative way of counting to eleven really impressed the Nobel prize committee. Harold Pinter's literary talents also impressed the committee.

Posted by: Barbara at October 18, 2005 04:45 AM

Ted Kennedy: "NO! I said I wanted to get liquored up!"

Posted by: Rodney Dill at October 18, 2005 02:43 PM

John Mainstone of the University of Queensland, Australia poses before the 2005 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mainstone won the Mathematics award for figuring out how to count past ten without taking his shoes off.

Posted by: Kevin at October 18, 2005 08:18 PM

Base 11

(I know, I know the winners have already been announced.)

Posted by: Rodney Dill at October 19, 2005 11:43 AM