Thursday, September 24, 2009

Caption this photo... (#18)

I'm counting on you dear readers ... to become great caption writers. Whatcha got?

23 comments:

Judy Williams said...

trash and chintz
her heart was broken
he left without
ne'ery a token

he was even so thorough
as to empty the bin
removing all traces
of what they'd had then

I'm hearing "The Days of Wine and Roses" playing sadly in the background.

Mister Earl said...

The colors in this shot are striking. It's like a watercolor. Everything working together from the colors in the chair to the colors of the can and lid to the ivory and gray of the wall and shadow to the ground. One of the best!

Caption: Grandma liked to sit outside all day, especially when she had the flu. She'd sip ginger ale, and the big can was always at the ready.

Mister Earl said...

Judy: One of the bandleaders who plays at the local swing dances once introduced a song this way, "This song is about my uncle who was both an alcoholic and a gardener." He then proceeded to play "The Days of Wine and Roses." I can't hear the song anymore without thinking of that with a smile!

slopoet said...

We have a polka-dotted glide rocker in our garage, it didn't make the cut, so we call it the Adult Timeout Chair. I'm reluctant to give it away, it's the chair where I read all 52 novels for my M.A. in Comp Lit in 1977...This is a delightful photograph, I would caption it Timeout Chair for the Missus (even old ladies can misbehave).

Dixie Jane said...

"Grandma Dips Snuff." Use your imagination.....

Yakpate said...

When Martha's husband forced her to discard her chintz-covered chair, she tucked his lucky hockey puck into the seat corner.

TheChieftess said...

I don't know...it just doesn't get any better than Dixie Jane's "Grandma dips snuff"!!!

dbdubya said...

George wanted to make sure the trashman picked up the old chair he'd left out by the trash, so he asked Barbara to make sure. Babs took a cup of tea and relaxed in her favorite old chair that she really didn't want to lose. She dozed off before the refuse collector arrived. She slept so soundly that the trashman thought she was a mannequin and that the "take me" sign she was holding was meant for her. Imagine the surprise George had when he went out to find an empty trash can and no Barbara. And, he was still stuck with the old chair. It was not a good day for George.

Richard Lidzbarski said...

"Armchair Consumer"

Laurie said...

These are outstanding!!!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Q: Only 1 of these is Trash. Which 1 is it?

Yakpate said...

Judy... did you write that poem?

dbdubya said...

Caption: Four Star Dining for a Dumpster Diver.

Oleg K. said...

Sometimes Old Man Hector just liked to sit with his trash.

Halcyon said...

Waiting for the bins.

Shanna said...

Love your poem, Judy!
I agree with Mr Earl about the picture itself.
They are all great and I'm still laughing!

Double "D" said...

Hey, hey sweet thang, whatchoo doing sitting round here. Well Mr Heavy Duty, I'm lookin at you Mr fine looking hard body with a great can. Let's take out the trash and make some cash you comfortable looking flower child.

Yakpate said...

Oleg K... HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!!!!

Hilda said...

The cat's favorite chair at his favorite restaurant.

You find the most unusual things, Laurie!

Laurie said...

I love you people!!!

I am still laughing. Thank you. I have said it before but I'll repeat myself -- these are my favorite posts. You are all so funny and clever.

Until tomorrow!

Virginia said...

I 've got a thang for that hunky trashman and i'm gonna sit here till he shows up and then I'm gonna.....
V

Have I lived in Alabama too long? I'm thinking so...

Laurie said...

Virg, you are awesome.

Natalie DeJohn said...

I can't really think of a caption, but the chair and trash can look like they're up to no good. Like they're sneaking away. I like it.