CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #780

The scores after the last round:

Tomithy 190
EricH 164
cgmv123 147
efoote868 145
GaryVoshol 143
GeeTwo 138
DonRotolo 111
Cyberphil 110
Leap 108
Wayne Doenges 100
ctt956 72
hamac2003 58
Osby 56
ClayTownR 54
bdaroz 49
SaltisVonWaltis 48
Squirrel2412 44
gellnick 40
carpedav000 35
Dan T. 27
npatony 23
ljensen 21
Al Skierkiewicz 21
jaredhk 20
typeusernamehere 18
snoman 14
Andrew_L 13
Sanket Nayak 12
topace103 12
jackTHEnerd 12
tjf 10
tanman172000 10
gixxy 10
fuddster 10
PeterR 6
Hitchhiker 42 5
dodar 5
Mr_Tatorscout 5
Richard Wallace 4
bobbysq 4
TheFlash 4
MoistRobot 4
Ninja_Bait 4
Z-Ali 4
ThunderStruck 4
Aiden 4
Kaitlynmm569 4
niklas674 2
mastachyra 2
Big-b 2
Darre_Bonfire 2
DohertyBilly 2
ThatSoftwareGuy 2
Zagar 2
Brittan 2
Quarked 2
Cleanse 2
thedjchi 2
Greeneh 2
Ian4467 2
Rival 2
ash4fun 2
minc3r 2
The_Flames 2
Ryan_Brown_6032 2
quarky 2
Lil_Lavery 2
SnapDragon 2
Anthony4004 2
Weeks1983 2
Ares 2
JKBear331 2
CalTran 2
IKE 2
Fields 2
sgeckler 2
Chris136 2
Duoquinquagintillion 2
cmarley 2

The rules, for the newbies.

And the picture:

As always, the deadline is nominally Sunday at midnight Eastern.

Go!

Student at table: “I don’t suppose this has a chance to be in Caption Contest #780, do you?”
Robot: Programming breaks firing all motors at the same time
Student working on bot: “I guess that’s a yes…”

Ah, the deer-in-the-headlights look. Seen here on a victim pulled over by RoboSafetyCop for wearing imitation safety glasses.

Student in yellow: “Whaddya mean lift it? This thing must weigh 300 pounds.”

Student in white behind robot whispers: “Don’t let the inspectors hear you say that!”

Nobody realized that the judges were hiding behind the curtain.

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It’s good to see that after 17 years, the thousand-yard stare students give when asked a question is still going strong.

Student thinking…

If I just stay calm, I know I can get my safety glasses off the table and nobody gets in trouble.

Student in white shirt: “Hey kid, you wanna buy some swerve parts?”
Remember kids, JUST SAY NO!

I think that guy is checking out that girls leg :grimacing:

I don’t remember anything in this year’s rules about having to sit with my butt on the floor, feet flat on the floor, and palms on top of my feet. Is it too late for a Q&A?

Student in yellow: “No matter how much you try to hide, they can still see you don’t have your safety glasses on.”

Students needing a safe space after hearing rumors about the terrible power of the B.E.A.S.T.

Kid in White Shirt: “dude, you look like you spaced out a bit, you okay?”

Kid in yellow: “Oh my god, I think I left the oven on at home!!!”

Kid at Table: “how could you have left the oven on if you never woke up to turn it on…”

Kid in yellow (suddenly waking up in bed, dripping in sweat): “oh, it must be bag day.”

Typical FRC queue: one student is working while another is looking around aimlessly

That time when we thought pipe insulation could protect robots as well as stacked pair of approximately 2½ in. (nominal) round, petal, or hex “pool noodles” (solid or hollow) backed by ¾ in. (nominal) thick (~19mm) by 5 in. ± ½ in. (~127 mm ± 12.7 mm) tall plywood or solid, robust wood.

S-S-s-so c-c-c-cold… my god how can anyone even live after seeing that?
(white shirt) There there, we’ve sent him away…
(A typical reaction after looking deeply into JVNVoldemortBillfred’s eyes.)

My inability to notice when a number is divisible by 52 is showing. Normally, an end-of-the-year contest gets a video one…but I guess I was a little eager to post this week’s contest. My bad!

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the final scores for the 15th year of the caption contest are:

Tomithy 192
EricH 166
cgmv123 149
GaryVoshol 148
efoote868 147
GeeTwo 140
Leap 118
DonRotolo 113
Cyberphil 110
Wayne Doenges 103
ctt956 72
hamac2003 60
Osby 58
ClayTownR 54
bdaroz 49
SaltisVonWaltis 48
Squirrel2412 46
gellnick 42
carpedav000 35
Dan T. 27
ljensen 23
npatony 23
Al Skierkiewicz 21
jaredhk 20
typeusernamehere 18
snoman 14
jackTHEnerd 14
Andrew_L 13
Sanket Nayak 12
topace103 12
tjf 10
tanman172000 10
gixxy 10
fuddster 10
PeterR 6
Hitchhiker 42 5
dodar 5
Mr_Tatorscout 5
Richard Wallace 4
bobbysq 4
TheFlash 4
MoistRobot 4
Ninja_Bait 4
Z-Ali 4
ThunderStruck 4
Aiden 4
Kaitlynmm569 4
niklas674 2
mastachyra 2
Big-b 2
Darre_Bonfire 2
DohertyBilly 2
ThatSoftwareGuy 2
Zagar 2
Brittan 2
Quarked 2
Cleanse 2
thedjchi 2
Greeneh 2
Ian4467 2
Rival 2
ash4fun 2
minc3r 2
The_Flames 2
Ryan_Brown_6032 2
quarky 2
Lil_Lavery 2
SnapDragon 2
Anthony4004 2
Weeks1983 2
Ares 2
JKBear331 2
CalTran 2
IKE 2
Fields 2
sgeckler 2
Chris136 2
Duoquinquagintillion 2
cmarley 2

And the official stats lines:

Year 15 Champion: @Tomithy (192 points)
Year 15 Runner-Up: @EricH (166 points)

Most wins: Timothy (7)
Always The Bridesmaid Award: @Wayne_Doenges (103 points without a win)

Travis Hoffman Memorial Burn Award Award: EricH (9 Burn awards)
Jane Young Mr. Clean Award: @ClayTownR (54 points without a burn award)

Perfect Years: EricH, @cgmv123, and @GaryVoshol entered all 52 contests. Other 50-plus entrants include Tomithy, @efoote868, @GeeTwo, and Wayne Doenges.


I have a hard time believing this has lasted 15 years, and there was a tiny part of me that thought about taking a break. But then I found this week’s photo and here we go again.

Onward!

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My post history shows I’ve entered in every one this past year. :frowning: