CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #140


Here’s the scores:

Rich Wong    87
EddieMcD    85
MissInformation    78
Wayne Doenges    77
Boiler    77
JaneYoung    74
Al Skierkiewicz    72
Steve W    61
Koko Ed    56
Mocat1530    54
Lukevanoort    54
Cuog    54
KathieK    53
GaryV1188    53
Skimoose    51
InfernoX14    48
EricS-Team180    47
Cody Carey    45
Hiteak    45
Jay H 237    38
Andy Baker    36
Dave Scheck    36
T. Hoffman    34
Dlavery    33
Andrew Blair    29
efoote868    29
Joe Matt    29
Goober!!!    29
Mister_Juggles    25
EricH    24
Greg Needel    23
Rich Kressly    22
Icurtis    22
KenWittlief    21
KelliV    21
Michelle Celio    20
“Big Mike”    18
Arefin Bari    18
Raymaniac    18
Gary Dillard    17
BlondeNerd    17
Jgjedi10    17
Schnabel    17
Dorienne    16
Kyle A    16
Thegathering    15
Rohith Surampudi    13
Jessica Boucher    12
Barry Bonzack    12
Nehalita    12
Artdutra04    11
taylort    11
Dylan    10
Lil' Lavery    9
Dhoizner    9
Alex Cormier    9
Elgin Clock    8
65_Xero_Huskie    7
anna~marie    7
Rick Tyler    6
Danielle H    6
Eric W. Jones    5
Imajie    5
Tytus Gerrish    5
Ewankoff    5
Killerofkiller    5
KarenH    4
LordTalps    4
Pavan    4
Conor Ryan    4
trilogism    4
Beth Sweet    3
EricRobodox    3
Tkwetzel    3
1derboy    3
Bcahn836    3
SizzelChest330    3
Budda648    2
Calhounian    2
Daniel Brim    2
Graduns340    2
JBotAlan    2
Jonathan Norris    2
Kyle    2
Matt Krass    2
Mercury Rising    2
Alex Burman    2
Astronouth7303    2
Courtneyb1023    2
Freddy Schurr    2
MattD1Drift    2
Ogre    2
robotcanuck1676    2
Adam Richards    1
AndyB    1
AtalanteStar25    1
Brandon Martus    1
Daisy    1
Djalamose    1
Eldarion    1
eshteyn    1
huff_dragon    1
Jack K.    1
Jeff 888    1
looneylin    1
Miketwalker    1
Team1591    1
tony.dalia.195    1
Wetzel    1
Worldbringer    1
Xzvrw2    1
whlspacedude    1
i_am_Doug    1

And the picture:

Now, I’m off to Chesapeake this week, so just on the off chance I can get internet access before I come back to Columbia, I’m moving the deadline up to the announcement of the Regional Chairman’s Award at the Chesapeake Regional, which I estimate should happen around 4:00 or 5:00 PM Eastern this Saturday. As always, entries are accepted until I open the thread to judge it.


Not an entries{Have to get this in now before the chaos starts at the NYC Regional!} EOM

Safety Inspector, “Hey, what is your Alliance Captain doing seating on the field with no safety glasses?”

Coach Fredi: “He is communicating with the Falcon Master Spirits. He is asking for guidance on the next alliance pick.”

Safety Inspector: “But now he is starting to shake, sweat and steam is rising from his head! Isn’t that a safety concern?”

Coach Fredi,” Not to worry sir, we have already placed CAUTION tape on the dangerous areas.”

Nah nanah nanah naaa…
Be the tube.

having racked my brain,
contemplation has led me to throw caution to the wind
and roll with it -

  • it is what it is -
  • find that inner drive -
  • go -

His mantra is very familiar…

It sounds like… Let’s… get… ready… to… rumble?!

I must remember Yoda’s words now and pick up as many tubes as I can, put them on the rack, and then 2 bots above 12 in, then the red alliance shall be defeated.

The Learn’ed One: “You must always concentrate on the task ahead. You must be prepared for any outcome and every possibility. Once you have learned this, you too can wear the Warning for caution of a dangerous mind.”

Student: “But… Why do you wear a bib, O’ Learn’ed One?”

The Learn’ed One: “As I said, ‘You must be prepared for any outcome and every possibility.’ You never know when you are in for a free lobster dinner.”

Student: “…”

The Learn’ed One: “I can see you do not yet fully understand the meaning of infinity. Now, back to your studies.”


The caution tape was meant to channel his energies during his meditation exercises. Unfortunately it just created a bad hair day.

Hey, it works for this guy!

All the stress of the competition finally got to him, but as his unconscious body fell to the floor, his inner zen took over, causing him to land in a state of perfect peace.

His mommy told him he could do anything if he believed in himself. Unfortunately, he spent the whole match believing instead of actually controlling the robot.

Autonomous isn’t telepathic control of the robot. Apparently, nobody bothered to tell him that…:stuck_out_tongue:

Arm driver: “He just started saying something over and over again…I don’t know what’s wrong. He won’t listen to me, and I can’t understand what he’s saying.”
Programmer: “Hmm…let me listen”
Main driver, the one on the floor, as the pan-tilt servos on the opposing alliance’s camera twitch: “Tracking…tracking…tracking…tracking…pan110tilt32confidence89blobsize20…”
Programmer: “Whoa…dude, you can be my debugger any day!”

Well, I see several things wrong with this robot.

  1. Doesn’t have the diagnostic light
  2. Needs a battery, and a backup battery
  3. Needs to drop a couple pounds (start up those drills guys)
  4. Doesn’t have a radio (but I bet cody stole it)
  5. Doesn’t have an RC

and the list goes on…

Here we see a student taking a break during a lull in the competition.
He decided to meditate on how better to win the matches.
Unfortunately he fell asleep and missed the rest of the matches.

Try as he might, he just could not get his robot to levitate twelve inches.
Which is surprising; he’s levitated other objects before. He is often levitates birds, but nobody seems to notice.

This team’s robot is so good, they don’t even need a human player. While others are at their peak stress level, this one relaxes (“out with the bad, in with the good”).

Announcer “and the blue alliance has done it again, all three robots 12 inches off the floor for a bonus of 90 points. wow folks I never thought I’d see the force used in a FIRST event but the blue allaince captian is apparently a master jedi!!”

::Be one with the robot, I am the robot, the robot will obey me;;