- BreadBox: "The barn door after the horse has bolted (it)."
- Rashbre: "Bolt your door, but not your mind."
- Kenju: "Lock of Ages."
- Omykiss: "Latched on."
- Joan: "I need a little peace."
- Robin: "Temptation."
- Sister AE: "Safe." and "A false sense of security."
- SPWriter: "Slide. Home safe."
- JC: "One way."
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Caption This 51
Please caption this image
London, ON, January 2007 [Click to embiggen]
Here in the Great White North, gullible consumers increasingly buy their electronics at big box stores staffed by undertrained folks who know as much about computers as I know about llama breeding. Future Shop is quite likely the worst of the bunch.
This outlet closed barely seven years after it opened because it was so successful at ripping off the populace that they built a new, much larger one just down the road. The storefront that remained struck me as a stark reminder of the forgettable landscape we seem to have created for ourselves.
Your turn: How would you caption this image? Suggest as many captions as you wish: I encourage this sort of behavior. I'll announce the winner next week - which, incidentally, marks a year since this whole Caption This madness began. Yay!
About last week's image of a simple door lock: Too many great suggestions to count, but in the end I had to pick one. That would be SPWriter's gem: "No more sleepwalking outside in the nude, Louise."
Many honorable mentions to bestow this week:
A special thanks to Robin and Steve (SPWriter) for their regular and frequent submissions. Their active participation represents, in my view, the best spirit of Caption This. It's what I had in mind when I started this thing at the beginning of 2007, and I'm so glad to see the caption bug catching on. Thanks to you both - and for everyone who jumps in - for keeping this thing fun.