Sunday, April 27, 2008

Caption This 68

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London, Ontario, April 2008 [Click to embiggen]


Have you noticed how parking lot kiosks have been slowly giving way to automated ticket machines? In a way, it's sad. In another way, who cares? It's not like the now-unemployed, CO-breathing cashiers ever really added value to the parking experience. In most cases, I swear they were lookouts for the rings of auto thieves, and called in the tow trucks as soon as the owner disappeared into an adjacent building.

But I digress.

I couldn't pass up a shot of this forlorn booth in the middle of a pockmarked downtown parking lot. Assuming I'd ever park here - not bloody likely, but you never know - I wouldn't know which sign to read first.

Your turn: I'm hoping you can suggest a pithy, funny, edgy caption for this photo. As always, multiple submissions are encouraged and welcome. I'll name the winner next week.

About last week's image of Elmo: Lots of Sesame Street fans out there, apparently. Which is good. Sesame Street is, after all, a core pillar of North American culture. Except for Mr. Hooper's meth lab, that is. I always had my doubts about that guy. But enough about misguided geriatric Sesame Street alums. This week's honorable menschens go to:
  • Bradley: "Aaargh tickle me elmo, matey!"
  • R. Sherman: "Look! I only have three fingers."
  • Jacie: "..and I used all the money you lent me to buy this invisible box! Here - you have it..."
  • Heidi: "Elmo was inside Carmi's sofabed for THIIIIIS long!"
  • Anne: "Elmo can breathe again....Elmo thanks you."
  • Thumper: "...and the fish was THIS big!"
  • Killired: "The simple life"
  • Me: "My name is Elmoandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
  • Omykiss: "Now look at me ... I shouldn't have drunk all that carrot juice!"
  • Carli: "Elmo trapped under sofa bed long time. Elmo suing your @ss for emotional destress."
  • Robin: "Red Headed Pep Child"
  • Shoshana: "You got problem with that?"
  • Sister AE: "Elmo not sure that breathing lint is good for Elmo's lungs! Hee-hee-hee!"
And the winner is B13 for making me laugh so hard I ended up on the floor: B13: "I walked in on Uncle Grover and he was THIS BIG!" Please drop in on his excellent photo blog - I'm sure you'll come away inspired.

If you want to go risque with this week's photo, have at it. Enjoy!

28 comments:

Linda said...

This space "For Rent"

JC said...

"I'll be back"

Alix said...

I love the Elmo captions - excellent!

For this one "Sign of the times" and "Read Me!"

kenju said...

Risque? What could be risque about that booth? Unless.......it is used for payment of a more private kind.....LOL

b13 said...

"If this shacks a rockin'... leave your money under the orange cones."

Thanks for the props :) Glad I could bring a smile to your face. With gas prices going up we'll need to smile more or we are going to get really, really depressed...

So, :) <---smile!

Thumper said...

"...signs, signs, everywhere a sign..."

Karen said...

Carmi - hi! It's been too long! Got your nice e-mail so I thought I'd stop in and see how things are going. Sounds like you've had several changes in your life again. Never boring, right?

Love the photo as always. Hope you and your family are doing well!

Sarah said...

So what is it I do again if the attendant is not on duty?

Heidi said...

Thanks for the honorable menschen!

The only thing I thought with this photo was that there needed to be just ONE more sign that said, "Read sign for instructions."

Good week to you!

Moi said...

haha!!! this is funny!!!! reminds me of a real funny article i read long back about car parking on BBC...let me dig it out for ya......will come back in a jiffy :)

Moi said...

here you go:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4670444.stm
:)

Moi said...

my caption for the post have to be the first four lines
"Park only and wholly in a clearly marked bay.
That's what the signs in the car park say.
Note 'no exemption' and just in case, as well.
They add 'improper use' as a caution. How swell!"

lol@ improper use in this context :DDDD

MissMeliss said...

Stick-up joint.

Dana said...

"Hope you can read!"

If you're looking for great Meme's stop by my blog today.. I think I've done one you'd be down with.. It's a Book meme!!

Robert said...

"Signs, signs, everywhere signs. Do this, don't do that, can you read the signs."

Killired said...

SIGN LANGUAGE!!!!!

Roth Family Adventures said...

"Make a lasting impression. Advertise here."

Omykiss said...

Hi carmi .. thanks for the honorable menschen for last weeks ...


Caption: Too much information!

Sarah said...

Cash?!?! What the *$%&!! You don't take debit?

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

Enter at your own risk.

Time of the signs.

Parking, lots.

Myspace hell.

Instructional fortitude.

(thanks for menschening my last caption! :) )

storyteller said...

I thought of the same song lyric mentioned by Thumper and Robert already ... and now that's ALL I can think of at the moment ... but I love this idea of posting an image and asking for captions.
Hugs and blessings,

Killired said...

sign of the times

Jacie said...

Notice Bored

Sara said...

information overload!

Sara said...

"so i'm still a bit confused where do i pay?"

barbie2be said...

sign, sign, everywhere a sign!

Blond Girl said...

If I'm not too late, I would like to submit "Urban signage silage" Or...
"Superman's private retreat - who needs a phonebooth?"

Killired said...

TMI!