CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #407

Happy Championship Week!

The scores after the last round:

Taylor	137
EricH	136
JaneYoung	130
rsisk	113
GaryVoshol	103
DonRotolo	93
Ninja_Bait	85
EricS-Team180	82
S.P.A.M.er 17	81
Al Skierkiewicz	73
Wayne Doenges	70
Katie_UPS	66
rachelholladay	61
Karibou	55
dodar	55
Jim Wilks	55
Aerosound	54
Joe G.	52
Molten	51
Bill_B	45
PAR_WIG1350	43
SuperNerd256	39
IndySam	29
kstl99	28
dlavery	27
akoscielski3	25
nitneylion452	23
Hallry	20
HedgeHogGal99	18
George1902	17
Frenchie461	16
Travis Hoffman	14
Rangel(kf7fdb)	12
Dr Theta	12
cgmv123	10
FRC4ME	9
Josh Drake	9
Colin P	9
DRAKE2751	8
iPenguin	8
rtfgnow	6
Q. Sheets	6
Cody Burd	6
Andy Baker	5
Peck	5
Chris is me	4
LemmingBot	3
kramarczyk	3
Flak-Bait	3
stundt1	3
BeltSanderRocks	3
CNettles11	3
Cynette	2
flameout	2
Nick Lawrence	2
O'Sancheski	2
Brandon_L	2
Alex Cormier	2
plnyyanks	2
Tyler Olds	2
In1g0M0nt0ya	2
msimon785	1
SparxProgrammer	1
GCentola	1
Barry Bonzack	1
robokiller	1
~Cory~	1
delsaner	1
Kyle A	1
Sam Drake	1
Littleswimmer14	1
P. Fuller	1
Grim Tuesday	1
Mr. Pockets	1
Jeff Rodriguez	1
mesamb1	1
jdh042397	1
Peter Matteson	1
popnbrown	1
gracie.	1

And the picture:

As always, the deadline is nominally Saturday at midnight Eastern. (I think I should be in the Eastern time zone again by then!) As is tradition, find me at Championship and you can enter in person; 2815 is on Archimedes.

Go!

Sure, the New Zealanders are smart, but everyone knows the true genius is coming from the Kiwi on that guy’s head.

extract from news article : …“Most leaders lead by communicating well with others then helping them do it. Then there are those who simply do and have everyone else follow. However, Today I met a unique kind of leader. This bird simply sits on heads and watches, and those he sits on know exactly what to do. This bird knows it all and seems to teach by letting others learn. When asked about this leading strategy, a foreign exchange student from New Zealand that this grand bird helps lead said; ‘you know, he never speaks and never moves on his own. Most think he is a stuffed animal he is so small and lazy. Is there any better way to observe?’”…

(none of this is real)

It’s all fun and games until someone hits the kiwis with the trackball launcher. Then it’s bowling!

If only we had brought tools, we might be able to fix this thing

Student 1: Now line up those two holes…
Student 2: That’s impossible! Even for a kiwi.
Student 1: It’s not impossible. I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, they’re not much bigger than two millimeters.
Student 2: Then man your robots. And may the Force be with you.

Even the hat is holonomic.

Come on just a bit more. Just a bit more.

CRACK!

:eek:

Oh, come on, you’re breaking on me now! :mad:

Living in the MOEment
Going through the MOEtions
New zeal and passions grow
Heroes will rise.

All was going well, until the MOE safety captain realized the New Zealanders had installed it upside down!

(“Looks fine to me, mate”)

The kiwi’s are shown here installing the sideways guillotine mechanism on the robot. It seemed like an excellent strategy to “slice” through the competition. Unfortunately, the balls for Breakaway were a bit bigger than the pictures that they had seen and all didn’t work well.

Unlike its cousin, the brain slug, the brain kiwi helps its victim in building robots.

The duck on top of the guy’s hat is the real brains behind this operation.

Kiwi#1 “Look at that scratch”
Kiwi#2 “That’s not a scratch, it’s a small etching! hmmmm ‘BillFred was here’”
Kiwi#3 “Who’s BillFred?”
Lan: <sigh> " A guarantee you’ll end up on ChiefDelphi" :smiley:

MOE’s robot turns green with envy at the though of where these New Zealandic students have traveled from.

Why are they installing X-rays on the robot? Because the Kiwi visitors want to know everything inside and out about the robot build process.

MOE robots, MOE problems.

That’s no sheep…

Apologies for the delay–the strenuous schedule and all-night bus rides of Championship had me barely conscious for almost all of Sunday. (I was still noticeably slower at work today, almost to the point of taking my second sick day in four years.)

But excuses damage your character. On to the results!

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

Honorable mentions go to:

  1. JaneYoung
  2. rsisk
  3. S.P.A.M.er 17
  4. GaryVoshol
  5. Peck
  6. SuperNerd256
  7. nitneylion452

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the scores are:

EricH	146
Taylor	138
JaneYoung	132
rsisk	115
GaryVoshol	105
DonRotolo	96
Ninja_Bait	86
EricS-Team180	83
S.P.A.M.er 17	83
Al Skierkiewicz	73
Wayne Doenges	70
Katie_UPS	66
rachelholladay	62
dodar	56
Jim Wilks	56
Karibou	55
Aerosound	54
Joe G.	52
Molten	51
Bill_B	45
PAR_WIG1350	43
SuperNerd256	41
IndySam	29
kstl99	28
dlavery	27
nitneylion452	25
akoscielski3	25
Hallry	20
HedgeHogGal99	18
George1902	17
Frenchie461	16
Travis Hoffman	14
Josh Drake	14
Rangel(kf7fdb)	12
Dr Theta	12
cgmv123	11
FRC4ME	9
Colin P	9
DRAKE2751	8
iPenguin	8
Peck	7
rtfgnow	6
Q. Sheets	6
Cody Burd	6
Andy Baker	5
Chris is me	4
LemmingBot	3
kramarczyk	3
Flak-Bait	3
stundt1	3
BeltSanderRocks	3
CNettles11	3
Cynette	2
flameout	2
Nick Lawrence	2
O'Sancheski	2
Brandon_L	2
Alex Cormier	2
plnyyanks	2
Tyler Olds	2
In1g0M0nt0ya	2
msimon785	1
SparxProgrammer	1
GCentola	1
Barry Bonzack	1
robokiller	1
~Cory~	1
delsaner	1
Kyle A	1
Sam Drake	1
Littleswimmer14	1
P. Fuller	1
Grim Tuesday	1
Mr. Pockets	1
Jeff Rodriguez	1
mesamb1	1
jdh042397	1
Peter Matteson	1
popnbrown	1
gracie.	1

Onward!