11 April 2008

Caption contest!


When I first saw this photo, I thought, "hmm, that's odd, I recognise that sta... hey!" Then, "What?? Ben Stein stepped foot in my museum? When! Where! Lemme at 'im!" Yes, indeed, this is the statue of Charles Darwin at my workplace, the Natural History Museum in London. The terracotta wall and the waist-high glass barrier (to prevent distasteful acts of hero worship, I've always assumed) are unmistakable: it's definitely the NHM.

Location aside, this picture is crying out for clever captioning. Submit your entries in comments by 18 April. Thought/speech bubbles allowed. Winner to receive bragging rights.

30 comments:

Peter Mc said...

'When I behold an entangled crank...'

nunatak said...

'Welcome to Hell, Mr. Stein."

Michael D. Barton, FCD said...

Look here for my caption:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7230309@N05/2405761877/

Mike Haubrich, FCD said...

"You'll have to speak up, Mr. Darwin. I couldn't understand a single thing you said."

Richard Carter, FCD said...

SI MONUMENTUM REQUIRIS, CIRCUMSPICE.

Richard Carter, FCD said...

...or

's t'at you?

Peter Mc said...

Origin of species meets origin of specious.

Anonymous said...

Ascent Of Man Meets Ass End Of Man

Wanderin' Weeta said...

"No. Won't do for a Lord shot. Maybe the Seal? Since he's not on a Privy. Hmmm..."

Colin Purrington said...

"For the life of me, I don't understand why they sculpted him out of white chocolate."

greg laden said...

"Ben. Kiss my ass."

Peter Mc said...

'Call the curator of IDiots. One's been left in the cafeteria.'

Sissy Willis said...

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.”

Sissy Willis said...

Here's my new post about the contest, "Nor the most intelligen that survives":

http://sisu.typepad.com/sisu/2008/04/nor-the-most-in.html

Colin Purrington said...

"I'm a D-list celebrity, but my little movie will make me a God amongst the natives back home."

Colin Purrington said...

"On my statue, I will have only the initials, "BS".

isnochys said...

"Damn them all to hell!"

omar ali said...

forgive me Lord, for I know not what I do...

I am not really a dumbass. I just play one on TV

Peter Mc said...

One Stein does not Einstein make.

Sid Leavitt said...

I can't believe I'm the first to offer this:

'Darwin ... Darwin ... Darwin.'

Or am I the only one who saw 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'?

Ben Z said...

"A Meeting of Heretics."
-or-
"Do I Really Look That Old?"

Chad said...

A meeting of stone heads

Anonymous said...

Ah-ha! Fraud! This statue did not evolve, it was designed!

Peter Mc said...

ROFNHML

Dan said...

So, Chuck, would you like a crack at Winning Ben Stein's Monkey?

pwnagepanda said...

"I wonder if marble can burn..."

nikhedonia said...

Stein: "Bless me Darwin, for I have sinned..."

Alexc3 said...

nunatak's is the only one that's made me laugh so far. :\

Thomas Theobald said...

"Ben, if you're going to fart, at least have the decency to take it into the other room."

Indecisive Jake said...

Stein: Hey, I just got great idea to make some money!