Caption That Cover: Olympic Poster Edition Winners!

Dude. I love Caption That Cover contests, but picking the winners is TOUGH. You are some FUNNY PEOPLE. But you knew that.

The captions for the 1912 Olympic Poster from Stockholm, where there were chariots of some kind of fire coming out of his crotch, were marvelous. Have another look at all his majesty:

 And now to award the winners!


Honorable Mention, or a bronze medal goes to:

Brycanthe: In the early days of the Olympic Games, medals were not hung around your neck. This is the origin of the term “hung.”

Maureen: I don't know what sport he is playing but I'll bet it was sold out.

Melonie Johnson: 2012: Inspire A Generation. 1912: Inseminate A Generation.

Blake Leyers: It's the first Olympic mascot, “Fyrasnopp”! (In swedish, fyra means four and snopp is slang for penis).

Shay: In a landmark decision, the IOC Executive Board proposed that the obscure Swedish sport of Wankie Ribbon Waving be added to the Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastic program for the 2016 Games.

NBC is reportedly in negotiation for pay-per-view coverage of the event.

Rita Oberlies: “Tie a yellow ribbon round the ole…”

Carney: Anita Blake took a second long look at the poster and knew she would have to find a way to track down this former Olympian today.


Runner up, or a silver medal, goes to:

Tina: Though the crowd was awed by Olev's tentacled testicles and the way he used them to such incredible effect during his rhythmic gymnastics routine, the Men's Naked Rhythmic Gymnastic Freestyle event was not continued after the 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

StarOpal and Sarah W for the inspired: “Ring ding diddle diddle I de oh ring di diddly I oh, O lad I don't know where you been but I see you won first prize”

hapax: After the 1912 Olympics, the governing committee decided to drop the final word of the previous Olympic motto: “Faster! Higher! Stronger! FABULOUS-ER!”


Pam G: 
All the golden lads sans lasses, 

Yellow ribbons tied to wood,
Did not fear to show their asses

Or show the world just where they stood,

Waved their flags with regal passes,

Competing fiercely in the nude:

Whether Stockholm or Parnassus,

Them good old days was really good!

And the winner of the gold medal in Caption That Poster, who will receive a $25 gift card to the bookstore of their choice: 

Christine: Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër? See the løveli lakes, the majestik møøse, and the pretti bødies of men nøt marred by nasti møøse bites?

Congratulations Christine! Please email me at sarahATsmartbitchestrashybooksDOTTYcom to claim your winnings! 

Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to all of you and your home countries on a wonderful 2012 Olympics. 


General Bitching...

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  1. 1

    I was just thinking, after much study, “Oh, it’s flag poles they are holding!”  I did not intend to enter. I cannot believe a committee looked at that poster and said, “Let’s go with it.”

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    Lia says:

    Should not have read this, whilst sipping coffee… :-) this stuff is so funny, it should come with a health warning :-)

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    L8D15O says:

    Wish I could have been a day earlier. My caption would have been:
    “Queen Victoria (1870): Feminist ought to get a good whipping!

    Queen Victoria, rolling in her grave: What has the world come to! I didn’t mean that kind of whipping! O_O “

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    Rvoss says:

    what famous artist drew this?  It’s so great that it had to be someone well know at the time, and or couerse swedish?

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    LeslieB says:

    It was designed by Olle Hjortzberg. For more information check out:…

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