CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #312

It’s a bona fide heat wave here in Columbia, and not just because the caption contest is wrapping up its sixth year!

The scores after the last round:

JaneYoung	140
Taylor	137
GaryVoshol	135
Ryan Simpson	127
EricH	125
rsisk	124
Don Rotolo	123
lingomaniac88	113
rtfgnow	107
kramarczyk	95
Karibou	83
Travis Hoffman	82
Al Skierkiewicz	68
Mr. Pockets	63
Wayne Doenges	63
AndyB	56
BrendanB	47
delsaner	41
dodar	40
Akash Rastogi	39
Katie_UPS	38
Chris is me	33
Barry Bonzack	31
NorviewsVeteran	29
Rich Wong	27
rocketperson44	24
jmanela	19
bobwrit	18
Barngirl425	15
Lee Reid 3136	14
The Cyborg	14
MissInformation	13
Daniel_LaFleur	12
Vermeulen	12
Steve W	12
DRAKE343	10
Matt Attallah	7
CHI DONG08	7
cooker52	5
Josh Fox	5
skimoose	5
RMiller	5
J93Wagner	5
KarenH	4
Dan Swando	4
kstl99	4
nitneylion452	4
FinleyM	3
Greg Needel	3
JackG	3
Spiffizzle	3
Cynette	3
Kage	3
rulesall2	3
Austin H	2
Boydean	2
Jared341	2
O'Sancheski	2
Rick TYler	2
Tito H.	2
Zflash	2
Mrs.Drake343	2
Phoenix Spud	2
548swimmer	1
andrew348	1
basicxman	1
Chief Pride	1
Cody Carey	1
cziggy343	1
dman14	1
Graham Donaldson	1
Lil' Lavery	1
N7UJJ	1
nighterfighter	1
Q. Sheets	1
rcmolloy	1
Schnabel	1
Stephen of REX	1
Stormnnormn	1
youngWilliam14	1

And, as is traditional for the last contest of a year, this week’s subject comes in video form:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKWIqaDUNM0&feature=related

And, as is traditional, the deadline is nominally Saturday at midnight Eastern.

Go!

Where did that Tornado come from?

The Aim High robot worked so well, we’re going to use it for Lunacy with a different angle! Now to disguise it…

http://www.mrbill.com/spbill7.jpg Ever since Mr. Bill’s untimely demise in a bottle of Rye, Mr. Hands has drifted from job to job finally ending up as a mentor on a high school robotics in Beverly Hills.

Not a bad impersonation of the Michigan Hand Map for a team from California. But the thumb is supposed to be extended. Next step, learn to do the Upper Peninsula.

http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/gamemode/various/images/various28/various28_080225b-l.jpg
Master Hand has learned a new skill!
Mario “This is just Lunacy!”

You think that’s good, you should see what his right hand can do.

“OK, who gave the robot ipecac?”

Since when did Samus shoot moon rocks?

Team marketing lead:
dream bubble Ya know, for a fistful of dollars, that could make my day.

Team 1515’s Hand-built robot…

Our robot is so small it will fit in the palm of your hand.

When it came time to design their robot, Team 1515 decided to replicate the robots in the game animations.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4169/2003w.th.png http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4260/20043.th.png http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/8133/2005.th.png http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5053/20102o.th.png

However, they’ve been having some trouble lately. It seems that the opposable thumb is a lot easier to make in an animation than in real life…

Viewer: “I hope they know that they’re not allowed to field a hand. That’s not powered by a 12-volt battery!”

[new entry–disregard old one]

“The Force is very strong with this one.”

Alright, alright, here it is!

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

Honorable mentions go to:

  1. Ryan Simpson
  2. Karibou
  3. EricH
  4. Vermeulen
  5. Purple

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the final scores for this year are:

Taylor	147
JaneYoung	141
GaryVoshol	138
Ryan Simpson	129
rsisk	129
EricH	127
Don Rotolo	124
lingomaniac88	113
rtfgnow	108
kramarczyk	95
Karibou	85
Travis Hoffman	82
Al Skierkiewicz	68
Wayne Doenges	64
Mr. Pockets	63
AndyB	56
BrendanB	47
delsaner	41
dodar	41
Akash Rastogi	39
Katie_UPS	38
Chris is me	33
Barry Bonzack	31
NorviewsVeteran	29
Rich Wong	27
rocketperson44	24
jmanela	19
bobwrit	18
Barngirl425	15
Lee Reid 3136	14
The Cyborg	14
Vermeulen	14
MissInformation	13
Daniel_LaFleur	12
Steve W	12
DRAKE343	10
Matt Attallah	7
CHI DONG08	7
cooker52	5
Josh Fox	5
skimoose	5
RMiller	5
J93Wagner	5
KarenH	4
Dan Swando	4
kstl99	4
nitneylion452	4
FinleyM	3
Greg Needel	3
JackG	3
Spiffizzle	3
Cynette	3
Kage	3
rulesall2	3
Austin H	2
Boydean	2
Jared341	2
O'Sancheski	2
Purple	2
Rick TYler	2
Tito H.	2
Zflash	2
Mrs.Drake343	2
Phoenix Spud	2
548swimmer	1
andrew348	1
basicxman	1
Chief Pride	1
Cody Carey	1
cziggy343	1
dman14	1
Graham Donaldson	1
Lil' Lavery	1
N7UJJ	1
nighterfighter	1
Q. Sheets	1
rcmolloy	1
Schnabel	1
Stephen of REX	1
Stormnnormn	1
youngWilliam14	1

And, of course, this also calls for some awards:

Year 6 Champion: Taylor (147 points, an average of 2.83 points per entry)

Year 6 Runner-Up: JaneYoung (141 points, an average of 2.76 points per entry)

Most wins: Ryan Simpson (6)

The Travis Hoffman Memorial Burn Award Award: lingomaniac88 (5 burn awards)

The Mr. Clean Award: JaneYoung (141 points without a single burn award)

The Always the Bridesmaid Award: Al Skierkiewicz (68 points without winning a contest)

Funniest Team in FRC: 1676, the Pascack PI-oneers (298 combined points)

Perfect Year of 52 Entries: GaryVoshol, Taylor, Don Rotolo, and rsisk. Other notable runs include EricH and JaneYoung (51 each) and rtfgnow (50).

Onward!