CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #861

Happy Kickoff week, everyone!

The scores after the last round:

Tinnittin 107
Squirrel2412 106
EricH 84
GaryVoshol 80
Tomithy 78
efoote868 76
DonRotolo 74
gellnick 72
Osby 70
Wayne Doenges 69
quin 69
cgmv123 68
Karaoke 29
rsisk 26
EricKline 24
GeeTwo 20
Amicus1 14
NatsirtD 10
gixxy 8
jackoleary 8
Andy Baker 5
clonedcheese 5
AustinShalit 4
ari_2412 3
PeterR 2
Emiliano6181 2

The rules, for the newbies.

And the picture:

As always, the deadline is nominally Sunday at midnight Eastern. I’ll be at the Billfred’s Couch Kickoff this weekend, so feel free to submit your entry in person if you’re there enjoy Kickoff from your own couch.


Woodie: “And here we have Dean Kamen”
Dean: “hmmm… So do I need to screw this bolt in or do I need to redesign the entire articulated movement?” “Wait is this on?”

The pit safety award was invented after Dean tripped over some cables in front of hundreds of students.

“Folks, the reason we want you all to become engineers is so that someone can finally get a system together that WORKS when exposed to users. On a completely unrelated note, anybody want to try fixing this one?”

Woodie: “Who’s line is it?”
Dave: “Oh, Dean’s just going off script again.”

Woodie: “Why can’t I get this thingamajig into the whatchamacallit to make this talking device work?”

The album cover to 2007’s hit record, Rack 'N Roll.

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The Fab Four singing their #1 hit Manchester Cathedral.

(Or is is Woodie Wonka and his oompa-loompas? Note the ‘Augustus Gloop’ tube in the background…)

Back when I was a kid, kickoffs were live events held in a gym in Manchester.

“Okay so you want me to get up there and talk, I guess I can do that”

X hours later

“Now the moment you all been waiting for can you show me your enthusiasm”

I’m old enough to remember when we could have packed crowds like this.

Aluminum truss, broken electronics and cables stretching across the floor. Here we see the genesis of the modern FRC pit.

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Woody was always working. Even during a kickoff. Here he is seen starting his timer to continue logging data in his upcoming research paper.

The cycle time of Dean’s speeches.

Woodie: “Hey, I’m having some issues with my mic. Dean, could you stall for a bit?”
Dean: “Sure.”
[turns to face audience]
“Have any of you heard of a Segway before?”

[npoe] I am not the first to make this pun, nor will I be the last [/npoe]

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Live Jeopardy, FRC edition
Dean: “Chief Delphi not a Bot Verification for 600 please”
Suit Guy Announcer: “This is Dean Kamen’s last name”
Dean buzzes in: “Kamen”
Suit Guy Announcer: “I’m sorry, that is incorrect. The correct response is WHAT IS Kamen?”

Let’s get to it, shall we?

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the scores are:

Squirrel2412 111
Tinnittin 109
Tomithy 88
EricH 86
GaryVoshol 82
efoote868 78
DonRotolo 76
gellnick 74
Osby 72
Wayne Doenges 71
quin 71
cgmv123 70
Karaoke 29
rsisk 28
EricKline 24
GeeTwo 20
Amicus1 17
NatsirtD 10
gixxy 8
jackoleary 8
Andy Baker 5
clonedcheese 5
AustinShalit 4
ari_2412 3
PeterR 2
Emiliano6181 2