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Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 1:37 pm, March 1st, 2013 - 43 comments
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43 comments on “Caption contest”

  1. Socialist Paddy 1

    I’m looking at you Cunliffe …

  2. SpaceMonkey 2

    Beware the Ides of March.

  3. Socialist Paddy 3

    One more

    “Trevor stop gnawing on Chauvel’s leg”

  4. Arfamo 4

    See … I enjoy giving myself and my party a uppercuts.

  5. Arfamo 5

    See … I enjoy giving myself and my party uppercuts.

    Hurry up and fix the edit function pls. 🙁

  6. BM 6

    The prunes are finally working.

  7. fenderviper 7

    No idea why the toilet is mounted so high up the wall, but those bloody mango skins have gone right through me so I’ll have to use it.

  8. Mmm, er, maybe, yes, no, er, um. Ask Trevor

  9. fenderviper 9

    I’ve been able to fit my foot in my mouth so getting my fist in there will be a doddle, easier than taking over the leadership thanks to the ABC lubricant.

  10. tc 10

    Trev says I’m allowed to do this.

  11. karol 11

    Thinks: If I adopt a thinker pose maybe no-one will be aware it’s really my constipated position.

    • Mary 11.1

      In times like these only the most inarticulate, visionless, charisma-lacking, bumbling and ineffective Labour leader in history can smile like this.

  12. Weta 12

    A noted resemblance to Rodin’s The Thinker, sometimes humorously portrayed as balancing on a toilet seat, pondering how to proceed.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_Rodin
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thinker
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_humor
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decision_making

    This is an electronic age ..

  13. ianmac 13

    Just wait my impatient friends. When we act it will be well timed and decisive.

  14. Nate 14

    et tu, David?

  15. Anne 15

    A… Ac..tually it’s the dunces chair but don’t tell anyone.

  16. Elizabeth Bourchier Real Labour 16

    A Camera! Great. Annette said I must imitate the statue and smile.
    Maybe I should take my clothes off too. Will the tradesmen in the White Vans demographic find that ‘blokey’? Maybe I should check with

  17. mac1 17

    “I know how Caesar felt. Now, who’s the lean and hungry one?”

  18. Treetop 18

    I crapped on myself in not giving Cunliffe a prime cabinet spot.

  19. geoff 19

    Fuck he’s bald

  20. CnrJoe 20

    ooh yuck

  21. happynz 21

    C’mon, Dave, shit or get off the pot!

    Warm regards,

  22. James Thrace 23

    At first glance the doll looked like goff
    but then it turned out to be not
    and dressed up like nero
    while the labour party burns
    it must be time for the bourgeoisie turds

  23. NickS 24

    Now I’m Caesar can we finally exile the PR guys and Mallard?

  24. From up here i can see my caucus,the right ones are in that corner,and the left
    ones are over there somewhere, I don’t think there is left or right in politics,but
    we must stay on the ‘right’ track, so i’m told, ”hey Trev did you bring your
    gumboots,i think i could be in the shit, Paddy’s here and i haven’t spoken to
    him since the setup,you know the one”

  25. peterlepaysan 26

    Mi god1 I think I might be in a pub, with the unsanctified. Er, um now what do I do?

    Ah! Mediate ,of course. That is always what I have done.

    Sure beats the hell out of having to make a decision myself.

    Let others decide.

  26. Colonial Viper 27

    Got a great view of Rome burning, from this seat.

  27. ordinary_bloke 28

    “Hmm .. maybe I should adopt a Fabian strategy ?”

    Fabius was well aware of the military superiority of the Carthaginians, and so Fabius refused to meet Hannibal in a pitched battle. Instead he kept his troops close to Hannibal, hoping to exhaust him in a long war of attrition. Fabius was able to harass the Carthaginian foraging parties, limiting Hannibal’s ability to wreak destruction while conserving his own military force. The delaying tactics involved a pincer of not directly engaging Hannibal while also exercising a “scorched earth” practice to prevent Hannibal’s forces from obtaining grain and other resources.

    For more, see

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunctator#Fabian_strategy

    • Colonial Viper 28.1

      but…isn’t a Fabian war of indirect attrition supposed to be directed at the Key Government, not your own officers?

      • Wairua 28.1.1

        That’s your particular construction CV.

        Maybe the irony is just too subtle ..

        • AustralAsian 28.1.1.1

          Sun Wu (simplified Chinese: 孙武; traditional Chinese: 孫武; pinyin: Sūn Wǔ), style name Changqing (長卿), better known as Sun Tzu or Sunzi[1] (simplified Chinese: 孙子; traditional Chinese: 孫子; pinyin: Sūnzǐ; pronounced [swə́n tsɨ̀]) – active as a general and strategist before he wrote the Art of War – relates in Shiji how execution of a king’s two favored concubines, to the king’s protests, caused a harem of 180 to perform their military maneuvers flawlessly.

          Mark McNeilly in ‘Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare’ writes that a modern interpretation of Sun Tzu and his importance throughout Chinese history is critical in understanding China’s push to becoming a superpower in the 21st century.

          Shearer must be pondering the same questions.

          • ordinary_bloke 28.1.1.1.1

            It’s a caricature making me look like a dim-witted citizen of ancient Rome.

            Here’s me mugging for the camera in this little corporate kleptocracy.

  28. mikesh 29

    I’ve just had a thought. If I addressed the plebeians in Latin would it really matter if I mumbled. Most wouldn’t understand me anyway.

  29. Blue 30

    Which one is hollow inside ?

  30. halfcrown 31

    Pass me the Herald quick, I am out of shithouse paper

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