Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Caption Contest #3

Your caption here.

Yes, that is a timber rattlesnake I am holding, halfway stuck into a tube. Yes, my eyes are closed. Yes, I have a mustache in this photo. I'll explain more tomorrow. For now, send in your clever captions, blogzillas. A fabulous prize to the winner!

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50 Comments:

At 3:23 PM, Blogger trumbullbirder said...

Bill – “Is the piñata ready? My eyes are closed and I’m ready!”

Bystander – “Bill, that’s a snake you’re holding…”

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger Larry Usselman said...

If I can't see the snake...and the snake can't see me...that means it can't bite me, right? Right? Right? OWWWW...dammit!

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger cyberthrush said...

Hey kids, ya know how your Mom just LOVES surprises...

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger Linda F. said...

...nothing up my sleeve!...

 
At 4:37 PM, Blogger birdchick said...

"Are you sure this is how Richard Gere does it?"

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger Bill of the Birds said...

Oh NO you DIDN'T BirdChick!

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger birdchick said...

I'm sorry, it was the 'stache, I couldn't help myself.

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Coming to theaters in 2009: Snakes in a Tube!

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger Andy said...

"Bill's final banding demonstration."

- Andy

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger Shecky said...

And now this meeting of Snake Handlers Anonymous will please come to order.

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Steve Ingraham said...

Just don't tell UPS what is in the tube!

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Steve Ingraham said...

No honest, this is the way the sax was invented...

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Eric said...

"Let my people go, Pharoah, or so help me, I will throw this staff on the ground and you aren't gonna believe what will happen next!"

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Face said...

I've heard of tubesteak - but tube snake !!!!!

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger Bill of the Birds said...

You people crack me ALL the way up!

 
At 6:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey folks, I'm a trained purfessional, don't ya all try this at home now.

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger I. M. Pissedoff said...

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At 7:11 PM, Blogger Wren said...

Oh, hard to top the suggestions here already. How about "Bill's attempt to create a rattle tree through grafting did not turn out as expected, but he has great hopes for the next generation."

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger Left Handed Birder said...

"At least it's not up my NOSE!"

 
At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Julia Elliott said...

I thought it was supposed to be a gerbil in the tube....

 
At 7:37 PM, Anonymous Kyle said...

Always carry a flask of whiskey in case of snakebite...and furthermore always carry a snake.

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger Left Handed Birder said...

"Bill Thompson The Last demonstrating the new found - but short lived, Rattlesnake Blowgun."

 
At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I can't see it, it is not happening.

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger Patrick Belardo said...

LOL @ BirdChick... hard to top any of these...

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger Andy said...

"God I love birding"

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger Alan said...

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At 8:11 PM, Blogger Alan said...

"Be careful with that, don't make an 'ASP' out of yourself!"

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Alan said...

"Can I open my eyes now Julie? I want to look through this scope now and see that cute little white-throated sparrow."

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Heron said...

Somehow, the imitation of Alice Cooper had gone terribly wrong.

 
At 8:42 PM, Blogger Dave said...

I used to pull a rabbit out of a hat - BORING!

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger Julie Zickefoose said...

Hate to spoil it, but the ACTUAL caption was something like:

TakethepictureZickareyoutakingthepicturedidyougethepicturecanIputthisthingdownnowdidyougetthepictureyetgoodthingthesearemybrownpantsunnnnhhhhhh

 
At 9:15 PM, Blogger Stacey Wittig said...

Rattle snake, schmattle snake...

 
At 11:23 PM, Anonymous Super Jared from Denton said...

Sorry folks but the 'stache has got me a bit rattled.

 
At 12:32 AM, Anonymous Robb C. said...

"Let me tell you folks, there is no better Field Snack that 'RattlerTubes"! No, sir. Easy to store, carry and eat, these little beauties will last through an entire day of back-country birding. Just wrap the velcro straps around your leg and with both hands free, you can bird to your heart's content! And if you call right now, I'll throw in a six-pack of our snack-size, 'Tube o' Garters'! Don't delay, call NOW."

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger littleorangeguy said...

With a bigger tube, you can use the same technique for baby manatees ...

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Richard Gibbons said...

If I can walk on glass shards and hot coals, I can hold a tube snake; If I can walk on glass shards and hot coals, I can hold a tube snake,...

 
At 1:24 PM, Blogger OpposableChums said...

In a pathetic attempt to out-do Birdchick's recent photo of the half-male, half-female Cardinal, Bill tries to convince us that rattlesnake/twig hybrids can be found anywhere the species habitats overlap.

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger Rondeau Ric said...

...and once its in the tube, you can massage it to get the oil out.

 
At 5:46 PM, Blogger rmharvey said...

The Swinging Orangutangs' performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute takes an unexpected turn when Papageno's flute improv takes on overtones of a pungi, the instrument used by Indian snake charmers.

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger Dubs said...

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At 8:03 AM, Anonymous danielle said...

"oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. can i let go now?"

 
At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Sylvia Cohen said...

...don't tell me...let me guess...

 
At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Sylvia Cohen said...

Wait...wait...don't tell me...

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger Rondeau Ric said...

Take me in oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender BOTB," sighed the snake

 
At 10:47 PM, Blogger Julie Zickefoose said...

Rondeau, you are just sick and wrong.

And Bill. You did not explain the 'stache. You have to explain the 'stache.

 
At 10:54 PM, Blogger Dubs said...

After being released from the ER, Bill shaved the 'stache, sold the leather jacket, threw out the expired milk, and said good bye to "Rebel Bill" once and for all.

 
At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While Harpo and Chico were off mingling with the crowd, Groucho Thompson demonstrated his prowess at the ol' Chinese Timber Rattler Puzzle.

 
At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, it's a lot like a gerbil, only with more wiggle...

 
At 7:20 AM, Blogger Bill of the Birds said...

I am awestruck at the incredible amount of brain power that went into these captions.

Just imagine if we used that brain power collectively to do some good—like figuring out how to get the Pittsburgh Pirates a decent power-hitting outfielder and some good middle relief?

I LOVE America.

 
At 5:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For someone who could solve Rubik's cube in 59 seconds, Bill was having a surprising amount of difficulty with Rubik's tube.

 

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