Thursday Photo Caption Contest–February 16

"Now tell me - am I supposed to eat this thing or wear it on my head like I did the pheasant from last night's dinner?"

Choosing last week’s winner was a tough nut–er, lobster?–to crack, so we turned to Tammy Kelly, our crack judge at the Truman Library.

Congratulation to RJ! Check your email for a code to use for a 15% discount at our eStore! Tammy chose your caption as the winner. Perhaps she was reminded of the fine collection of hats that Bess Truman wore throughout her life (featured on Millinery Monday).

Tammy kept her reasons for choosing RJ’s caption under her hat, but she did reveal that this image was taken by Abbie Rowe at the Maine State Society Lobster Dinner in the Department of the Interior cafeteria on February 21, 1951. The lobster-demolishing pair are Senator Owen Brewster and fellow guest Ann Chapman (wife of Oscar Chapman, Secretary of the Interior).

There’s no lobster in today’s photograph, but there are some….really large microphones? Give us your wittiest caption in the comments below!

"Your caption here!"

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18 Responses to Thursday Photo Caption Contest–February 16

  1. Matt from Bethesda says:

    Shhhh…I hear dead people.


  2. Alan D. Brunelle says:

    I tell you: Dr. Seuss said you can hear Horton with this!


  3. Julie S. says:

    Thank you for calling. How may I direct your call?


  4. Ryan Tickle says:

    Most of the neighborhood thought Steve’s cart alarm was excessive.


  5. Ivan says:

    “Early experiments with the long-distance telephone, while ambitious, were not entirely successful.”


  6. John Whittemore says:

    TMZ’s founders soon realized it would be hard to make a profit until they had a less obtrusive way to eavesdrop on celebrities.


  7. Traycie says:

    “Can you hear me now?”


  8. alisa says:

    Due to Sgt. Joseph Fiddlebottom’s poor hearing, he decided to take it upon himself to develop one of the first hearing aids.


  9. Paul Croteau says:

    Can you hear me now?


  10. Bonnie says:

    In a fit of creative genius, Herbert invents the earliest example of the Blue Light Special, minus the Blue Light: “Attention K-Mart shoppers!!”; unfortunately K-Mart hadn’t been invented yet either.


  11. Amy Grace says:

    The soldier mistook his child’s Dr. Seuss book for a manual on stealth recognizance, resulting in a device that was far from stealth, but made all the Whos in Whoville proud.


  12. Martin says:

    Are you sure the Mafia won’t know that we’re tapping their conversations?


  13. Jim Haas says:

    ” Can you hear me now ? “


  14. John says:

    Do you hear what I hear?


  15. Stacy B. says:

    Trust me, someday this Ricola marketing strategy will take off!


  16. Mandi Magnuson-Hung says:

    That Christmas, all the kids clamored for the iHorn.


  17. Hugh Ryon says:

    Okay I hear them now….. their singing…..It’s a long, long way to Tipperary….


  18. Robyn D says:

    “I promise you that privates will not sleep through Reveille, sir.”


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