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Wednesday Caption Contest: Part 27.

This week's WILLisms.com Caption Contest photograph:


The actual caption:

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz talks to students in Dongxiang county, northwest China's Gansu province, October 13, 2005. Wolfowitz prodded China on Tuesday, October 18 to give more power to the people for the sake of sustaining strong economic growth. REUTERS/China Newsphoto

Surely there's a better caption for this photograph.

Entries will remain open until 11:59 PM, Central Standard Time, Tuesday, October 25. Submit your captions in the comments section, or email at WILLisms@gmail.com.

Last week's photo:


Winners from last week:


Buckley F. Williams:

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.


Rodney Dill:

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


Laurence Simon:

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

Captioning is swell.

Enter today!

Posted by Will Franklin · 19 October 2005 11:05 AM


Thanks Will, I'm gonna have to think about this new picture for a while.

Posted by: Rodney Dill at October 19, 2005 12:20 PM

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, bridges the cultural divide with the tried and true methods of yore. "Come on, now, somebody pull my finger."

Posted by: Giacomo at October 19, 2005 02:00 PM

Laurence. Friggin'. Simon.

I'm going under one weeks worth of protest because of this.


Posted by: Hoodlumman at October 19, 2005 02:17 PM

Considering the success the US had with Jerry Lewis and the French, no one was suprised that Paul Michael Glaser, or "Starsky", would be such a big hit in the Chinese chalk drawing circles.

Posted by: Rob B. at October 19, 2005 03:08 PM

Thanks for the nod Will.

I agree Rodney. I'm going to have to dig out my "Book of Obscure References" to help me tackle this one.

Posted by: Buckley F. Williams at October 19, 2005 03:39 PM

I agree with Rodney and Buckley. But if I go off and do research, I'll get distracted and never return until the contest is over. So here's my caption...

Disallowed by the Chinese government from using such contemporary Western terminology as "Democracy", "The Internet", and "World Trade Organization," Paul Wolfowitz skillfully crafts a tale of the establishment of democracy in Iraq couched in Monty Python aphorisms, obscure Star Trek references, and prehistoric petroglyphs.

Posted by: the paperboy at October 19, 2005 05:59 PM

With Michael Jackson in hiding somewhere in Bahrain, Paul Wolfowitz is forced to perform Thriller in front of the restless Neverland crowd.

Posted by: The Babaganoosh at October 19, 2005 06:45 PM

"Hey, I'm usually considered pretty smart, but the writing on the wall might as well be Chinese."

Posted by: Rodney Dill at October 19, 2005 08:16 PM

World Bank President in China showing the kids his John Travolta Saturday Night Fever dance... Go PauL! (Are those feathers in his hair?)

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 19, 2005 09:02 PM

World Bank President, Paul Wolfowitz doing the old pull my finger trick on the Chinese kids!...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 19, 2005 09:08 PM

Boy w/White Hat: "What's in your wallet?"

Posted by: Rodney Dill at October 20, 2005 05:03 AM

In an effort to emulate actor/singer David Hasslehof's wild popularity in Europe, aging rocker Davey Jones takes his new Chinese daily variety show "Super-Terrific Monkee Hour" on the road.

Posted by: John at October 20, 2005 03:05 PM

"... and your name is Wang, too? Wow, I've never seen so many Wangs since Ted Kennedy invited me to that weekend of male bonding at Hyannis Port."

Posted by: Rodney Dill at October 20, 2005 08:04 PM

"Now remember kids... if you want to grow up to be rich and successful like Uncle Paul here, the first thing you're going to need to do is stop making those damn silly stick figures and start using good ol' fashioned American letters."

Posted by: Buckley F. Williams at October 22, 2005 10:15 AM

Wolfowitz to Doc Ock (out of shot): 'You want to get to her, you gotta go through me!' before realising that this isn't New York, and she ain't Spiderman.

Posted by: sortapundit at October 22, 2005 10:42 AM

"Dang it, I ain't a Klingon, so stop calling me Worfowitz."

Posted by: Lindy R. Dole at October 22, 2005 04:01 PM