Sunday, April 20, 2008

Caption This 67


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London, Ontario, March 2008 [Click to embiggen]


Elmo has always been my favorite Muppet, and not because he speaks about himself in the third person. He has a certain je ne sais quoi, a spirit about him that somehow reaches a little deeper into my soul.

Told you I'm odd that way.

So when I came across an old Happy Meal toy under the pillows of our sofabed (a story for another day, I promise), I couldn't resist taking out the camera and capturing the little plastic man-child for posterity.

Now, over to you...

Your turn: Please caption this image. Be as wackily creative as you wish and feel free to submit multiple entries. As you know, I encourage that sort of thing. I'll take submissions until next Sunday, at which point I'll announce the grand victor.

About last week's image of the red-jacketed lady walking through a run-down back alley: She may be anonymous, but she nevertheless garnered lots of interest. I wonder if, wherever she is right now, her ears are burning. Hmm, maybe I'll have to go back to the scene of the crime and stake it out. Whatever. This week's honorable menschens go to the following really neat folks:
  • Katya: "One lap down, another 5 to go."
  • Craziequeen: "My Life, in Ruins"
  • Bob-kat: "I'm sure I left my car here!"
  • Jacie: "I can't see the wood for the trees"
  • Michael Manning: "City Council to discuss Failed Urban Renewal Programs"
  • Sara: "My own personal art gallery"
  • Robin: "Familiarity breeds attempt"
  • Sara (no relation to the other Sara): Lost
  • Vanessa: "Crumble corner"
  • Moi: The opening chorus from Boulevard of Broken Dreams
This week's winner? Karen Travels for the lyrically influenced "This used to be my playground." Please cruise by her excellent blog and share your good wishes with her. And have fun with this week's image. Can't wait to see how you all riff on a little red Muppet.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

As the great pirate Red Beard said, "Aaargh tickle me elmo, matey!"
Bradley

PENSIEVE said...

I see you're keeping with a red theme, but that's about all this photo has in common with last week's! How can ANYONE not look at this and SMILE?

No caption yet but as usual, I'm sure something will hit me later...hopefully not a demented muppet ;).

(Loved the caption of mine you included in your menchen :)...thanks!)

Linda said...

Elmo says, "I LOVE you!"

Joy T. said...

"Elmo loooooves bloggers". Elmo is my favorite muppet as well. A close second would have to be Beaker. Michele sent me to say hi today :o)

b13 said...

I walked in on Uncle Grover and he was THIS BIG!
Giggle-giggle-giggle-giggle-giggle-giggle-giggle-giggle-giggle!

colleen said...

All I can think of is that he looks like Jimmy Durante. What did Jimmy Durante say? I'm going to have to do some research. That's all folks. The weekend is over. Michele says goodnight.

kenju said...

All I can think of is that I have seen some women on TV lately whose mouths reselble Elmo's, since they've had plastic surgery. LOL

I love Elmo and Grover. Grover was so shy, but cute with it!

Sara said...

"one more hug before you go . . . please!"

Sara said...

thank goodness you found me, i was so lost in the sofabed

Sara said...

when I saw this I could hear his voice saying, "elmo love you"

R. Sherman said...

"Look! I only have three fingers."

Cheers.

Jacie said...

'..and I used all the money you lent me to buy this invisible box! Here - you have it...'

Finn said...

B13 stole my caption! :(

Heidi said...

*in that squeaky, shiny, happy voice of Elmo's*: "Elmo was inside Carmi's sofabed for THIIIIIS long!"

Bunny Trails said...

Are you my mother?

Bunny Trails said...

Come here, ya' big galoot and give me a hug!

srp said...

The first thing that crossed my mind was..."WELCOME HOME!" Now where did I put my 22 year old daughter's plush Elmo... I'm sure it is still here somewhere!

Heather said...

I'm personally a HUGE Grover fan (Pick up a copy of the Monster at the End of this Book).
"Elmo needs a hug!"

CAROLYN said...

"Elmo soooo hungry he could eat Cookie Monster!"

Holly Schwendiman said...

With arms wide open...:)

Hugs,
Holly

Anne said...

Elmo can breathe again....Elmo thanks you.

Karen Travels said...

Wowser...I didn't even notice until now that I won. Thank you...it finally came to me very late in the week, and I knew it fit.

Thanks for the recognition! Hopefully I will be back later with this week's caption!

Awareness said...

"YOU found Elmo! Now it's your turn to hide!"

Awareness said...

Elmo on steroids........

"If you don't do as I say, Elmo will let EVERYONE know how long it took you to clean your couch. Thank goodness there were a bunch of cracker crumbs in there or Elmo would've starved to death. Now, get me a beer buddy. I've worked up a Snuffleufugus thirst"

Thumper said...

"...and the fish was THIS big!"

Killired said...

the simple life

(because being 3 years old and in love with elmo was the simple life)

me said...

Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women.


My name is Elmoandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Omykiss said...

Now llok at me ... I shouldn't have drunk all that carrot juice!

carli said...

Elmo trapped under sofa bed long time. Elmo suing your @ss for emotional destress.

Let me just take a moment to brag: my niece got an audition with SS last week!

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

This just popped in my head and I HAD to post it on my way out--

"Red Headed Pep Child"

:)

byrningbunny said...

Elmo need hug!

Jackie said...

"Hugs make day all better, so give Elmo hug!" (in Elmo's squeeky voice, which you can't stop smiling at).

Juli said...

"Come to Elmo"

Megan said...

Seriously? Elmo? Come on now, Grover is the best!!

Shoshana said...

I'd go with:

"You got problem with that?"

Sara said...

where'd everyone go? I'm ready to play now I've found my way outta the sofa

sister AE said...

Elmo not sure that breathing lint is good for Elmo's lungs! Hee-hee-hee!