CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #572

Happy Final Contest of Year 11!

The scores after the last round:

Taylor	179
GaryVoshol	161
cgmv123	150
DonRotolo	125
EricH	123
dodar	118
efoote868	117
Wayne Doenges	111
Jim Wilks	84
MARS_James	63
Al Skierkiewicz	62
GeeTwo	50
Jon Stratis	49
rsisk	43
M1KRONAUT	30
Ichlieberoboter	28
The_ShamWOW88	22
orangemoore	19
MaGiC_PiKaChU	15
mastachyra	11
DohertyBilly	10
Jacob Bendicksen	8
Andrew Lawrence	8
Jay O'Donnell	8
x86_4819	7
IndySam	5
Wired_Mike	5
Daniel_LaFleur	5
Barry Bonzack	4
JaneYoung	4
tStano	4
IronicDeadBird	4
Poseidon1671	4
Botsup	3
Katie_UPS	3
Skywalkar	3
rookierunner	3
Whippet	2
Nick Lawrence	2
E Dawg	2
Sperkowsky	2
Tom Ore	1
Bruce Newendorp	1
Kuhnahtt	1
kstl99	1
Can1s_Major997	1
Paxaplenty	1
Vale	1
popnbrown	1
Matthew1998	1

And as is tradition, the final one of the year is a video:

And as usual, the deadline is nominally Sunday at midnight Eastern.

Go!

This was the FIRST test for the flying kitbot for the 2020 season of FRC. There are some control issues being assessed.

Proposed IRI field modification:

Each panel of player station window needs to have the silhouette of either a Predator drone or an AA (“flack”) battery.

Reason to make this modification: See video.

Hey, it works on birds, right?

…and we incorporated “birdbrain autonomous” - when it sees its reflection in a window, it attacks at full speed.

[notcaption]inspired by posts 8, 9, and 10 of this thread, and a persistent bluejay[/notcaption]

Operation: FIRST Edition

The White House could use force shields like this.

Why Stu was banned from being a FIRST ref.

They cleaned the plastic so well it was almost invisible. Too bad they didn’t clean his eyeglasses…

[NPOE] Wow, yet another year of caption contests. Note that this has been going on since I became a mentor for 1676 the year of Triple Play, Billfred was still in college, and some FLL (and all Jr FLL) kids hadn’t been born yet.

This year, Taylor has an insurmountable lead. Best I can hope for is 4th, maybe EricH will pass me… [NPOE]

A little more expensive crash than the paper airplanes at the championship events…

Stu displaying his tendency to drone on and on.

[NPOE]

I don’t know whether to be honored or embarrassed [/NPOE]

[NPOE]
I don’t know whether to be honored or embarrassed [/NPOE]

[NPOE] Billfred likes you better :stuck_out_tongue: [NPOE]

And this is what happens when you try to merge FIRST with Battlebots.

[NPOE] I started the caption contests late this year because it was my rookie FRC year, but it’s really awesome that you’ve been doing them this long! I’m really excited for next season’s caption contests! [/NPOE]

(obviously not an entry)

Actually, if you want to split hairs: when the first contest went up, I hadn’t even started college yet. It was about six weeks prior. :wink:

I’ll save the big stats for the judging as I do at the end of a year, but Mike is in a three-way tie for third place in the wins column year-to-date. So there are some people that I do like better…though with 14 second-places, I suppose he must be alright. :wink:

New entry (grounds of half the other folks out there having the same idea):

A drone is a collection of revolving parts that go round and round. Drones don’t really fly; they’re just so ugly that the ground repels them. The air doesn’t like them either, but can’t do anything until the ground’s view is blocked by a waste receptacle. CRASH

See?

The drone just failed the clear plastic detection test. If the FRC driver stations were polycarbonate instead of acryilc, the drone would have passed the test.

“Who predicted that?”
A man wearing all black drops from the ceiling holding a microphone and a screwdriver
“I did.”
The man drops the mic and walks off

Some people just drone on and on and on.

It’s still Monday (in Hawaii)!

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

Honorable mentions go to:

  1. IndySam
  2. Taylor
  3. EricH
  4. M1KRONAUT
  5. efoote868

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the final scores for the eleventh year of the caption contest are:

Taylor	181
GaryVoshol	166
cgmv123	151
DonRotolo	128
EricH	125
dodar	119
efoote868	119
Wayne Doenges	112
Jim Wilks	84
MARS_James	63
Al Skierkiewicz	62
GeeTwo	60
Jon Stratis	49
rsisk	43
M1KRONAUT	32
Ichlieberoboter	29
The_ShamWOW88	22
orangemoore	20
MaGiC_PiKaChU	15
mastachyra	11
DohertyBilly	10
Jacob Bendicksen	8
Andrew Lawrence	8
Jay O'Donnell	8
IndySam	7
x86_4819	7
Wired_Mike	5
Daniel_LaFleur	5
Barry Bonzack	4
JaneYoung	4
tStano	4
IronicDeadBird	4
Poseidon1671	4
Botsup	3
Katie_UPS	3
Skywalkar	3
rookierunner	3
Whippet	2
Nick Lawrence	2
E Dawg	2
Sperkowsky	2
Tom Ore	1
Bruce Newendorp	1
Kuhnahtt	1
kstl99	1
Can1s_Major997	1
Paxaplenty	1
Vale	1
popnbrown	1
Matthew1998	1

As tends to happen, some awards break out at the end of this:

Year 11 Champion: Mike Taylor (181 points, a new one-year record)
Year 11 Runner-Up: Gary Voshol (166 points)

Most Wins: Gary Voshol and cgmv123 (tied at 8)
Most Seconds: Mike Taylor (14)
The Travis Hoffman Burn Award Award: Wayne Doenges (7)
The Jane Young Mr. Clean Award: GeeTwo (60 points without earning a Burn Award)
The “Always The Bridesmaid” Award: Richard Sisk (43 points without a win)
Funniest Team In FRC: FRC 111, WildStang (72 combined points among teams with more than one entrant)
Full 52 Entries: Only Wayne Doenges entered all 52 contests this year. Honorable mentions go to Mike Taylor, Gary Voshol, EricH, and efoote868 (51 entries each) and cgmv123 (50).

On to season 12!

Pretty sure I entered all your contests. Searching my name in games/trivia brings up all 52 threads last year.

Which contest do you have me down as missing?

I went back and looked, and apparently I missed the single-point entry in contest #539. Mea culpa.

Which means the scores really were:

Taylor	181
GaryVoshol	166
cgmv123	151
DonRotolo	128
EricH	125
efoote868	120
dodar	119
Wayne Doenges	112
Jim Wilks	84
MARS_James	63
Al Skierkiewicz	62
GeeTwo	60
Jon Stratis	49
rsisk	43
M1KRONAUT	32
Ichlieberoboter	29
The_ShamWOW88	22
orangemoore	20
MaGiC_PiKaChU	15
mastachyra	11
DohertyBilly	10
Jacob Bendicksen	8
Andrew Lawrence	8
Jay O'Donnell	8
IndySam	7
x86_4819	7
Wired_Mike	5
Daniel_LaFleur	5
Barry Bonzack	4
JaneYoung	4
tStano	4
IronicDeadBird	4
Poseidon1671	4
Botsup	3
Katie_UPS	3
Skywalkar	3
rookierunner	3
Whippet	2
Nick Lawrence	2
E Dawg	2
Sperkowsky	2
Tom Ore	1
Bruce Newendorp	1
Kuhnahtt	1
kstl99	1
Can1s_Major997	1
Paxaplenty	1
Vale	1
popnbrown	1
Matthew1998	1