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December Caption Contest

Everybody's favorite!

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Well, somehow 2013 is drawing to a close, which means only one thing: If one of your resolutions for the year was to win a SparkFun Caption Contest, this is your last chance before a lifetime of looking in the mirror every day and thinking, "Why, self...why?" But don't despair! Unless the world comes to a sudden and unexpected end or we all win tomorrow's Colorado Mega Millions lottery, 2014 will bring a whole slew of strange new images for you to try your hand at captionizing. In case you need a refresher on the rules:

  • Leave your funniest clean caption in the comments section below. We reserve the right to delete captions that we deem inappropriate. We’re not too stingy, but try to keep it moderately PG-13.
  • Captions submitted any other way besides in the comment section will not be accepted. That means do not use the feedback form!
  • Captions will be accepted from the moment this post goes live until Friday, December 20th at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.
  • A crack team of humor experts will pick the winner and we will announce it next week.

So here we go!

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Pretty good, eh? If your caption is chosen as the winning one, you will receive $100 shiny dollars in SparkFun credit, which you can use on ANYTHING. You can even use it to buy 2,000 5/16" Phillips Head Screws. Get to it!

Update! We have a winner! Member #473378 took the gold medal with their caption "New product Friday: Acid." Thanks to all the folks who entered and there will be plenty more chances to win a caption contest in the new year!


Comments 353 comments

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 9 years ago / 10

    Life-size SparkFun Employees: Now fully poseable!!

  • Hackberry Jake / about 9 years ago / 10

    New product Friday: Acid

    • AdamTolley / about 9 years ago / 2

      This is funny, though I fully expect it to be applicable for several caption contests to come.

  • Karl Bielefeldt / about 9 years ago / 9

    Testers for sparkfun's new line of thinking caps uncover a few mind-altering bugs.

    • AdamTolley / about 9 years ago / 1

      ugh, how did I miss this in my dupe search. +1

  • Echo / about 9 years ago * / 7

    Check the original invoice. I was sure we ordered musketeers.

    • dRudRu / about 9 years ago / 4

      I got as far as this one and decided not to enter. This is a shoe-in! +∞

  • 2BitBot / about 9 years ago / 7

    Sadly these pictures aren't staged.. This is just another normal day at Sparkfun..

  • RyeMAC3 / about 9 years ago / 7

    When HR told me that my new position may require that I wear multiple hats, I didn't think they meant it literally!

  • nebulous / about 9 years ago / 7

    Three RadioShack employees try to find the MOSFETs.

  • GeneralPHY / about 9 years ago / 6

    The crack team of humor experts that judge the submissions I take it?

  • Member #250722 / about 9 years ago / 4

    Sparkfun Interpretive rain dance......

  • OldFar-SeeingArt / about 9 years ago / 4

    Trying to blend in with the local population, three red shirts are beamed down.

  • kfitch42 / about 9 years ago / 4

    Just showing off some souvenirs acquired using the Sparkfun TARDIS* kit** (police phone box not included).

    • Temporary Arduino Reality Distortion Initiation System. ** Using the assembled Sparkfun TARDIS kit may violate the Shadow Proclamation.

    • The Doctor Doge / about 9 years ago / 1

      I'll report you when I get my hands on a real TARDIS!

  • Member #499768 / about 9 years ago / 4

    The Three Ami, Nope. Meet The Spart, Nope. The Lone Ran, Nope. Looney Tunes!

  • Member #500629 / about 9 years ago / 3

    ..and that was the last time Carl mistakenly ordered PCP's instead of PCB's.

  • Daragh O' Duffy / about 9 years ago / 3

    It's simple... we kill the batman

  • Parizival / about 9 years ago / 3

    Sparkfunion Theater Company Presents: Ingenuity In Action

  • Dragon88 / about 9 years ago / 3

    ~ When shall we three meet again? Free Day, Christmas, or Cyber Monday? ~ When the soldering is finally done, when the fumes have surely won.

  • Member #213513 / about 9 years ago / 3

    The Spark Fun Drama Club.

  • kpFerg / about 9 years ago / 3

    "Just act natural..."

  • Jess2 / about 9 years ago / 3

    SparkFun's own Mad Hatters.

  • 2BitBot / about 9 years ago / 3

    Can you tell its Double Bean Burritos day at Taco-Bell..

  • DAS01 / about 9 years ago / 3

    "It was a rough cyber Monday... all we have left are these stupid hats..."

  • zipeto / about 9 years ago / 3

    This is how disagreements are settled at Sparkfun.

  • BeerCannon / about 9 years ago / 3

    SparkFun staff debate exactly what constitutes "Gagnam Style".

  • ElegantElectrons / about 9 years ago / 3

    Engineering round table officially jumps the shark.

  • Member #364560 / about 9 years ago / 3

    Thinking Globally, Acting out Locally

  • andy4us / about 9 years ago / 3

    Nick tells the story for the 100th time how he can just feel that the pinball machine is almost ready

  • Member #356467 / about 9 years ago / 2

    They must be new hires from Nebraska

  • Member #498566 / about 9 years ago / 2

    The Hokey-Pokey ruse!

  • Qtechknow / about 9 years ago / 2

    Our supplier stopped carrying lead-free solder...

  • unmanaged / about 9 years ago / 2

    "Who let the Smoke Out."

    Who let the smoke out (whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo) (whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo) (whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo) (whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo)

    Who let the smoke out (whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo) Who let the smoke out (whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo)

    (whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo)

    When the circuit was made, the product was sumpin' (Hey, Yippie, Yi, Yo) And everybody proud of it all (Hah, ho, Yippie Yi Yo) I tell the fellas "start the thing pumpin" (Yippie Yi Yo) And the plug goes in to the wall

    The smoke broke show brown

    Who let the smoke out (whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo) Who let the smoke out (whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo) Who let the smoke out (whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo) Who let the smoke out (whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo)

    I see a little smoke puff–makin' some toast Lights really dim in the town Get blame off me, shame off me Rollout is gon' take a bit longer

  • LightManCA / about 9 years ago / 2

    To be, or not to be--that is the question:
    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
    Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
    And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep--
    No more--and by a sleep to say we end
    The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
    That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
    Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep--
    To sleep--perchance to dream

  • xsk8rat / about 9 years ago / 2

    In the waning hours, after the important heads of state return home, every G8 Summit descends into a mad interpretation of Machiavelli's "The Mandrake" by a scrappy method acting cast of second and third world despots. Until her retirement, Madeleine Albright always started early in her maneuvers to be cast as Lucrezia.

  • Member #218925 / about 9 years ago / 2

    brought to you by the LFSA (Lead-Free Solder Association)..."Don't let this happen to your engineers"

  • Member #286247 / about 9 years ago / 2

    Introducing the new Sparkfun Triumvirate!

  • n0qbh / about 9 years ago / 2

    They've discovered what caused the Boulder flood of 2013... - Spark Fun rain dancers!

  • magicSmoke / about 9 years ago / 2

    SparkFun Employess realize it IS all about the Hokey Pokey. Now if we can get the timing right...

  • sem / about 9 years ago / 2

    The Three "Wise" Men were having trouble coming up with costumes for the Christmas play.

  • Member #213513 / about 9 years ago / 2

    You can keep your hats if you like them!

  • ccbundy / about 9 years ago / 2

    Id imperfectum manet dum confectum erit!

  • John Price / about 9 years ago / 2

    The Village People at their day job.

  • What would you do with 2,500 Phillips Head Screws?

    "I bet I could decorate a beautiful sombrero with them"

    "I would strike a pose over the pile of screws that I have conquered" "I would melt them down and make one HUGE screw"

    If I win I promise to spend at a least 10% of my winnings on 5/16" Phillips Head Screws!

  • CrazyCreator / about 9 years ago / 2

    This is how Sparkfun brainstorms new widgets.

  • Member #329489 / about 9 years ago / 2

    I think we finally mastered that time and space traveling machine (aka Tardis) - Says Nick, who kind of exceeded the daily number of beers (just kinda).

  • Member #218925 / about 9 years ago * / 2

    Brain storming at Sparkfun International

  • mr_jones / about 9 years ago / 2

    The first slide of SparkFun’s court mandated cultural sensitivity training presentation

  • Member #213513 / about 9 years ago / 2

    Three Mad Hatters.

  • Hemi345 / about 9 years ago / 2

    Rock, Paper, Scissors,...again?!

  • Member #245452 / about 9 years ago / 2

    Maybe if we disguise ourselves, we won't die in this episode!

  • billblack / about 9 years ago / 2

    At this month's Mensa meeting, the Sparkfun contingent was easy to identify.

  • MirithD / about 9 years ago / 2

    We are not danger to ourselves or the community. This is our promise to you.

  • Member #15009 / about 9 years ago / 2

    Sparkfun's proof that no product testing was done on animals.

  • Bunk / about 9 years ago / 2

    Actually you could buy 2500 5/16" screws since they are 4 cents when you buy 100 or more

    • Hexagon / about 9 years ago / 1

      Haha I was about to post this and then I wasn't the first to notice....

  • Troy Johnson / about 9 years ago / 2

    The process of naming the SparkFun company softball team had many partisans.

    In the end, the three finalists (The Spanish Thinkers, The Roman Line Dancers, and The Western Thespians) battled it out on the tiny warehouse stage using only the art of interpretive dance.

  • JNM / about 9 years ago / 2

    {people speaking from left to right} Left: "What should we call the next Windows operating system?" Middle FART Right "My God! You're genius. That perfectly describes the user experience!"

  • Member #406059 / about 9 years ago / 2

    Its a "Time Bandits" reunion!

  • Brandon James / about 9 years ago / 2

    The secretive sombreroed solderer, the sassy spartan salesman and the crazy coding cowboy!

  • Member #470975 / about 9 years ago / 2

    Sparkfun takes everything to the next level, including casual Friday.

  • Member #286247 / about 9 years ago / 2

    Jefa, Would you say Sparkfun has a Plethora of products? Oh Si, El Guapo, they have a Plethora. Jefa, what is a plethora?

  • Member #286247 / about 9 years ago * / 2
    Int Amigos;
    Int Plethora;
    Int Jefa;
    Int El_Guapo;
    
    Amigos = B011;
    Plethora = 65535;
    for (Jefa = 0; Jefa <= Plethora; Jefa++){
        //count El_Guapo Birthday Gifts
        El_Guapo++;
    }
    
    • Amigos; Int Plethora; Int Jefa; Int El_Guapo; Amigos = B011; Plethora = 65535; for (Jef how do you make the "code looking" style ? :D

  • Amundsen / about 9 years ago / 2

    Hey guys, if our new invisibity cloak broke, imagine how ridiculous we'd be.

  • Rohar / about 9 years ago / 2

    Recently, SparkFun employees participated in an experiment to determine whether solder fumes really should be vented. The results are in...

  • TheRegnirps / about 9 years ago / 2

    Where's the Cop and the Chief! We go on in 30 seconds!

  • zipeto / about 9 years ago / 2

    Just another day at Sparkfun Electronics.

  • Member #468395 / about 9 years ago / 2

    Its fun to stay at the YMCA. It's fun to play at the Sparkfun today

  • Levi / about 9 years ago / 2

    Crickets

  • Evil Genius jr. / about 9 years ago / 2

    The Three Amigos! Lucky Day: Well, we're just gonna have to use our brains. Ned Nederlander, Dusty Bottoms: Damn it!

  • Dont bother us now, we are having a design review...

  • ElegantElectrons / about 9 years ago / 2

    A mexican, a roman, and a cowboy walk into the sparkfun retail store. Nate looks at them and says "What is this, some kind of a joke?"

    • The Doctor Doge / about 9 years ago / 1

      The roman replies, "ill take 10000 mini push buttons"

  • ElegantElectrons / about 9 years ago / 2

    Sparkfun theater.

    "Et tu, amigo?"

  • LightManCA / about 9 years ago / 2

    No No. You make a "Y" like this, then follow with the M, C, and A!

  • 2BitBot / about 9 years ago / 2

    Speedy Gonzales, Marvin the Martian, and Yosemite Sam join the Sparkfun marketing team!

  • 2BitBot / about 9 years ago / 2

    This is a depiction of the actual process used to develop a new Break Out Board. Well now you know why it takes so long.

  • Member #409290 / about 9 years ago / 2

    The three sparkateers. All for spark and spark for all!

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 2

    As Sparkfun grew, it was only a matter of time before an Employee Behavior Manual was needed

  • cldutton / about 9 years ago / 2

    Photographic evidence that the white smoke emitted from a toasted Arduino will enhance your life experience.

  • ME heat o nator / about 9 years ago / 2

    seems the time travel shield has only worked on their minds...and hats.

  • this ; is ; code();

  • <code> this </code> just a test

  • Member #475836 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Lets have a programming hat contest!

  • Member #475836 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Hey Guys! Look at my new thinking cap!

  • werepants / about 9 years ago / 1

    Management's push for an official company hat has been abandoned due to irreconcilable differences within the Headwear Selection Committee.

  • Member #278726 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Yes folks, they actually get paid, not only as engineers but also as actors and models.

  • RFsynthesizer / about 9 years ago / 1

    We three kings, of orient are trying to smoke a rubber cigar. It was loaded, it exploded! Now we are seeing stars!

  • Fraze / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Right: "Senor Ohm, WHY DO THEY ELECTRONS ALWAYS GET SO EXCITED, JUST WHY!" Left: "Hm, you pose a good question sir. I wonder what came first, the Electron or the Proton?" Middle: "Well while you guys continue to swap shoes and ponder with each other, I'm going to accelerate my social life, pair up with my homies Hydro and Collider, drink some Gen and smash some particles tonight."

  • x3n0x / about 9 years ago / 1

    The meeting to present the year end review to the employees quickly went downhill as the presenters resorted to costumes and acting to portray the more abstract financial ideas...

  • Fraze / about 9 years ago * / 1

    The Three Ohmigos: The Sparkan, The Cowborg, and El Alambre

  • Member #279477 / about 9 years ago / 1

    We can't present at the venture capital meeting while wearing the same shirt. We need to somehow demonstrate some individuality.

  • Member #421778 / about 9 years ago / 1

    It's 5 o'clock somewhere

  • MikeGrusin / about 9 years ago / 1

    On reflection, explaining Ohm's Law via interpretive dance may not have been the best idea.

  • Chandhooguy / about 9 years ago / 1

    The new Actobotics line didn't work as well as we thought with our TARDIS...

  • Chandhooguy / about 9 years ago / 1

    Turns out we used too much of the budget for the new movie "The 3 Musketeers" on props alone. We had to improvise on the setting, plotline, and costumes.

  • Member #54198 / about 9 years ago / 1

    This is why Tequila Tuesday was canceled.

  • Nicholas2 / about 9 years ago / 1

    So a Mexican, a Roman, and Nick Poole walk into a bar...

  • Gary D. / about 9 years ago / 1

    what do Tequila, Captain Morgan, and Whiskey have in common? You will still end up in an empty room not knowing how you got there.

  • Gary D. / about 9 years ago / 1

    "Well... that's not exactly the Macarena."

  • otto454z / about 9 years ago / 1

    Feliz dies Nativitatis, y'all!

  • Gblaze / about 9 years ago / 1

    Donning their 'thinking hats' Lucas, Mike and Fred still couldn't come up with a good idea for 'New product Friday'!

  • Pegasus / about 9 years ago / 1

    The RoHS Directive DOES have a purpose...

  • dRudRu / about 9 years ago / 1

    "Black Shoelace" (may not make any sense, but hey, the arrow is pointing to it, so it must be the correct answer.....)

  • Jade / about 9 years ago * / 1

    In hindsight, maybe using a quick set epoxy for a Halloween costume prank wasn't such a good idea.

  • Polarwind / about 9 years ago / 1

    Note to Legal: The instructions for the time machine and the do it yourself shock treatment kit where accidentally merged during testing, will this be covered by workman's comp?

  • Member #15009 / about 9 years ago / 1

    yo quiero Sparkfun

  • twarrior15 / about 9 years ago * / 1

    This is what happens when you let the magic smoke out of the engineers. Next time we'll check for shorts before we apply power to the caps.

  • Member #71928 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Not pictured: REDACTED's girlfriend, after another suggestion to role play goes greatly misunderstood.

  • RoboRake / about 9 years ago / 1

    The inmates will begin there attack with very little warning. The first signs to look for maybe very subtle.

  • Parizival / about 9 years ago / 1

    This is just the testing phase.

  • Parizival / about 9 years ago / 1

    Remember kids, this is what happens when make Sparkfunions count out 2000 individual Philips Head screws.

  • lingomaniac88 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Looks like somebody took the "Halloween is the same as Christmas because Oct 31 = Dec 25" joke a bit too seriously.

  • Funhough / about 9 years ago / 1

    Yipeycayee, Sparkfunners! Ay Ceasar! Appy Christmas And Mechanical New Year

  • Member #218925 / about 9 years ago / 1

    early tests validate claims of the new Arduino Stupefy

  • dphalen / about 9 years ago / 1

    Throw down your hat, Jose. We want to dance !

  • Dteck / about 9 years ago / 1

    We three kings of questionable smarts, Bearing gifts we traverse afar. Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Hacking the cars onstar.

    O spark of wonder, spark of night, Spark with RGB beauty bright, Longmont leading, still proceeding, If you pass the resiviour you've gone to far.

  • Member #500855 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The mexiCAN, the ROMan and the Ohm law enforcement a.k.a. the sheRIV!

  • kanurys / about 9 years ago / 1

    "My fart is the border."

  • razor_sparks / about 9 years ago / 1

    "Nope, still can't hear anything, I don't think the hat's helping" "Here, let me try it again..." "DUDE! WHY ARE YOU ENCOURAGING HIM!?"

  • Sciencez / about 9 years ago / 1

    Nathan was so angry he was going to fire the guy. The other guy just didn't want to be noticed.

  • Blacklab1 / about 9 years ago / 1

    SparkFun's Version of Larry, Moe, and Curly.

  • xsk8rat / about 9 years ago / 1

    When the sparkfun volunteers for her first freeze ray experiment did not "un-freeze" after the predicted 17 minutes, Millicent gave them all festive hats (as agreed in the contract), coded dramatic poses (as was her whimsy), and thanked them for their contribution to science. She then boarded the bus back to Las Vegas where she would raise more capital as an exotic dancer and return six months later to finally release them. Our trio, brought closer by their shared brush with mortality, swore a blood oath to construct a shrine to Nikola Tesla in each of the fifty states.

  • Member #498566 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The Hokey-Pokey ruse!

  • gadgetdad / about 9 years ago / 1

    Never mix Cuervo, Captain, and Jack.....

  • LightManCA / about 9 years ago / 1

    Now lets do it one more time, this time with feeeling! Remember be the Arduino!

  • Damn it man! What's the answer? He can't keep stomping the question forever!

  • Member #67636 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Spark engineers muse new Stamp board

  • unmanaged / about 9 years ago * / 1

    :)

  • Member #67636 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Tea party mulling new Stamp act

  • JohnathanN. / about 9 years ago / 1

    A mexican, a spartan, and a cowboy walk in to Sparkfun...oh you've already heard this one.

  • Member #360838 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Thinking about it won't help!!

  • Member #99604 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Oh man; Which one of you guys stepped in it?

  • dave / about 9 years ago / 1

    Memo to employees: While we replace the extractor fans in the Testing department, we ask all workers to limit exposure to magic smoke. In addition: the Free Burrito program in the breakroom has been temporarily suspended, due to budget overruns.

  • docspark / about 9 years ago / 1

    Design team Now we know why Sparkfun's long-awaited flying car is long-awaited.

  • Whoops! I guess those 3 extra 0's weren't a misprint, I guess you really can buck-boost a AA battery to 20,000 volts!!!

  • While testing the new line of Sparkfun Hat shaped Exo-Brains, they seemed to almost immediately fail.

  • Member #484855 / about 9 years ago / 1

    There's a fine line between genius and insanity. Not that you're toeing the line or anything.

  • BeerCannon / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sombrero boy: "I can name it in ONE". Cowboy: "Name that Toot!" Roman: (*toots)

  • tcmichals / about 9 years ago / 1

    The cowboy is attempting to convince a roman and a Spanish bandit how easy it is to use an arduino and several LED panels to cover the back wall. The roman is stead fast high on his horse and will not consider any idea from this cowboy. The bandit thinking about taking a sesta and does not care about what is being said by either. Bottom line, it is hard to be a technical cowboy at any point in history.

  • denbo68 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun employees perform famous scenes from Mel Brooks movies left to right: "We don't need no stinking badges", "Have you seen a pack of Trojans?" "Howard Johnson is right!"

  • Pokey / about 9 years ago / 1

    Behold! Invisible Christmas ham!!

  • Meanwhile at the Sparkfun Palace: King Duino XIII: It's holiday season, let's spark joy and make this open source world a fun place to live. Minister: Why not giveaway free stuff and get them hacking!?

  • Member #15009 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun has decided not to put Brain implantable ICs on a break out board. For the following reasons: I'm trying to think but nothings happening, probably 3.3v to 5v problems. (guy on left) Un-expected downloads. (guy in middle) Texas mentality everthings bigger and better. (guy with cowboy hat)

  • I want 2,000 5/16" Phillips Head Screws NOW!

  • Cramming (and failing) for the Acting Natural class final.

  • Chad E. / about 9 years ago / 1

    Truly hardcore fans, the Hartunian brothers are seen here filming their Kickstarter appeal for a third Bill & Ted's movie.

  • The Doctor Doge / about 9 years ago / 1

    ...Rory's roman with a gun inside his hand...

  • Dan60 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Do you think this would be a viable hacky sack?

  • chartle / about 9 years ago / 1

    Guys we need to rethink this re imagined Village People revival.

  • R_Phoenix / about 9 years ago / 1

    The Sparkfun Mariachi band didn't work out so the boys went for a rendition of the Village People.

  • Member #425607 / about 9 years ago / 1

    hmm, Sparky ...?

  • Flokos / about 9 years ago / 1

    You wanna buy something awesome for Christmas ? Check our brand new collection of collectible employees. They come in different sizes and shapes and with a variety of accessories. Your kids will love them !!!!

    ps accessories are not included and are sold separately .

  • Member #115363 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The idea for the movie "A night at the museum" is born.

  • Member #412762 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sneak peek at the Character select screen for the first new game of 2014. Sparkacus

  • Pato / about 9 years ago / 1

    "where the heck we are going to find 2k screws?"

  • Member #329489 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun decide to have some improv lessons in order to help their employes relax and be more creative. This photo was taken BEFORE said announcement was done.

  • Member #218925 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun International engineers "don't need no stinkin' reflow station"

  • Member #105131 / about 9 years ago / 1

    I dunno. You've got Kirk down cold, but that's NOT how I remember "Bread and Circuses"

  • Member #105131 / about 9 years ago / 1

    I dunno, Ensign McGee. You have Kirk down cold, but that's not quite how I remember the landing on 892-IV (TOS: "Bread and Circuses" -- bonus points if you caught the hidden Wil Wheaton reference)

  • elmartin76 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Rock, paper, scissors? Nah, Mexican, Roman, Cowboy!

  • Member #105131 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Señor, I think you have a misapprehension of which of us is The Good, The Bad or The Ugly.

  • Member #105131 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Welcome to WestWorld where nothing can go wrong... wrong... wrong... (Let's see how many of you are old/geeky enough to really get that one)

  • Madboy #82637 / about 9 years ago / 1

    vuja de: the feeling that this has never, EVER happened before

  • SuperCrackMunkey / about 9 years ago / 1

    A hipster, a Trojan, and conquistador walk into a warehouse...

  • Jalockit / about 9 years ago / 1

    POWER!!! I need more power if this chicken is going to lay a golden egg! mwhahaha

  • Jalockit / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's new Arduino Mindcontrol shield for use with e-textile products has no side effects claims CEO Nathan Seidle.

  • dead-eye / about 9 years ago / 1

    I wear sombreros, now. Sombreros are cool.

  • dead-eye / about 9 years ago / 1

    Maybe we shouldn't have waited till Halloween afternoon to go to the costume store.

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Preparing the Retail Display Planogram that Sparkfun is rolling out in 2014

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Did somebody say "5/16" Phillips Head Screws"? Hold that thought...

  • airspoon / about 9 years ago / 1

    It's fun to stay at the YMCA... It's fun to stay at the YMCA-A... They have everything, for you men to enjoy; you can hang out with all the boooooys, it's fun to stay at the YMCA-A...

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago * / 1

    See no eval, Hear no eval, Say no eval. Sparkfun's New Product evaluation team works in secret.

  • beagle.fan / about 9 years ago / 1

    Another day at the office trying to figure out why the Roman and Cowboy animatronic figures froze up in these positions again.

  • Member #500415 / about 9 years ago / 1

    z

  • Member #500415 / about 9 years ago / 1

    That idea is crazy....I'm confident it's crazy....Embrace the CRAZINESS!!!

  • Xykon / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's newest product: automatic hat recognition (currently in the idiot proofing stage).

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    First Washington State and now Colorado. It's 4-20, people!

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Hats? What's next? Light bulbs? (oh, already been done)

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    A quick game of Spot The Ball

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    The fourth Amigo was late (again)...

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Freeze Alert tonight. Sparkfun Style!!

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Really? We can be in this month's Caption Contest..?

  • beagle.fan / about 9 years ago / 1

    Disney's Three Amigos: The Early Years

  • Dukeinaf / about 9 years ago / 1

    "With is unseen power source we can finall return you to your proper time"

  • chienline / about 9 years ago / 1

    We have started "Gold Dance Ritual", so better cover your heads ...

  • Webby / about 9 years ago / 1

    "I've heard of dancing for rain, but for a lottery win?? And are these hats necessary?"

  • d w / about 9 years ago / 1

    Age of Empires taking a break back stage.

  • Member #405287 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Worst showing for the "Best Santa Hat" competition.

  • Webby / about 9 years ago / 1

    (right) "I need more power!!" (center) 'I have a jig that might work' (left) facepalm

  • Webby / about 9 years ago / 1

    Unfortunately the employees who tried to divide by zero were blasted back in time and returned with alternate mindsets

  • One of these is not like the others.... One of these just doesn't belong....

  • Davemaster / about 9 years ago / 1

    Pancho Villa, Leonidas, and Roy Roggers in search for a Laser Gun

  • Davemaster / about 9 years ago / 1

    The three "Amigos"

  • wald1dan / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun Employee Hand book Section C sub part 133.7 : Before testing a new project for the first time, employees must drink an equivalent number of Amp energy drinks to the amps required by the project. This insures power requirements have been carefully considered.

  • pi guy / about 9 years ago / 1

    Back to The Future Four: The Three Musketeers

  • Sorescale / about 9 years ago / 1

    The Unfortunate Side-effect of Sparkfun's New Time Machine (Simulator)

  • Sorescale / about 9 years ago / 1

    "Okay, who burned out the hat machine... AGAIN??"

  • Member #477733 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Cultural stereotypes meet temporal stereotypes

  • Ted M / about 9 years ago / 1

    Inside the new Sparkfun World Headquarters employees discuss their plans for world domination.

  • Member #213513 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The Three Spark-a-Funnies.

  • restifo / about 9 years ago / 1

    "I understand the 'shake it all about' part, but is this really what it's all about?"

  • Chippey / about 9 years ago / 1

    Engineers take the "silly hats only" directive very seriously.

  • dksmall / about 9 years ago / 1

    So this Mexican, cowboy, and a Trojan walk into a bar......

  • Rog / about 9 years ago / 1

    Smell this . . . Seems to have a fruity boquet . . . . I'm not sure about that. . . .

  • Member #500364 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Captain Morgan's attempted many poses and even more hats before deciding that a pirate and the associated hat looked the least like they had been drinking the rum for four days straight.

  • Member #495325 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Open source at its finest.

  • cigamit / about 9 years ago / 1

    Apparently the next remake of Night at the Museum is even lower budget then the last.

  • Member #477953 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Code: Compiling

  • Member #282936 / about 9 years ago / 1

    No, a western themed Sparkfun shop is the way to go!

  • ThomasFletcher / about 9 years ago / 1

    Who else can we get for our Village People Re-boot?

  • JGuthridge / about 9 years ago / 1

    o/' Do you fear what I hear... o/'

  • ManDrake / about 9 years ago / 1

    The creative process at Sparkfun sometimes involves costumes and interpretive dance.

  • EmployeeOfTheMoth / about 9 years ago / 1

    After a disappointing turnout at the SparkFun fancy dress Christmas party, employees discuss better ways to meet girls.

    • There's never a disappointing turnout at our fancy dress holiday party. I swear there are pictures around here somewhere....

  • ManDrake / about 9 years ago / 1

    THIS IS SPARKFUN!!!

  • Hoobert / about 9 years ago / 1

    Introducing the new Sparkfun Game Show!

  • chienline / about 9 years ago / 1

    Do you believe that it takes 2,000 5/16" Phillips Head Screws to put those hats on their heads? I do.

  • chienline / about 9 years ago / 1

    Soon in theatre : Night In SparkFun's Garage

  • Hoobert / about 9 years ago / 1

    Alright who played with the time machine again?

  • Hoobert / about 9 years ago / 1

    To counter the rising cost of living, Sparkfun has turned to reanimated employees.

  • Hoobert / about 9 years ago / 1

    How are we going to ship 2500 Phillips head screws!?!

  • Member #457220 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Should I fart? - I'm already farting - Y u fart!!

  • Hoobert / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's "crack" team of humor experts at work.

  • Hemi345 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Got a little Captain in you?

  • NicoSimon / about 9 years ago / 1

    Clearance sale... Sparkfun's failed standoffs!

  • tag hag / about 9 years ago / 1

    SparkFun cowboy builds two life-like robots, controls them with invisible device.

  • Member #497353 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Tutorial: How to construct automatons using only an arduino, 3 pieces of string and a funny hat

  • Member #119987 / about 9 years ago / 1

    There has to be a way to run 'Conquest of the New World' on an Arduino!

  • Gizmoguy / about 9 years ago / 1

    With the leg up the safety was removed and testing was about to begin on sombrero sailing. One must contemplate the strength of the chin strap vs. the strength of the wind soon to follow...

  • laptopman / about 9 years ago / 1

    We think the time machine worked. We're not quite sure.

  • GCF / about 9 years ago / 1

    Introducing SparkFun's new improv troupe: Haberdashing!

  • SpinStabilized / about 9 years ago / 1

    Tribus amigos, y'all!

  • Gizmoguy / about 9 years ago / 1

    Breezes wafted me from Ilion unto the Ciconian land.

  • Colecago / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Clearly their programming has gone into the weeds, we can only hope they were programmed with a watchdog to bring them back to their senses.

  • Member #1928 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The gesture interface seems a bit coarse ....

  • Bp103 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Did I leave the reflow oven on?

  • NorthernPike / about 9 years ago / 1

    Going from left to right we have, input, processing and output, the standard architecture of todays embedded microprocessors.

  • TechnoWiz2Cubed / about 9 years ago / 1

    The incorrect visualization of wearable electronics.

  • TechnoWiz2Cubed / about 9 years ago / 1

    The time warp trio.

  • Member #494464 / about 9 years ago / 1

    International Open Source Conference, Day One Ice Breaker: Represenatives from Spain, Italy and Texas play charades. What should be the future of robotics? Spain: Think for themselves, Italy: Explore new lands, Texas: CONQUER THE WORLD!

  • Member #494464 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's Excellent Adventure - A Broadway Musical Opening Christmas Day!

  • SlyVixsky / about 9 years ago / 1

    (from right) Noooo! Why did I not think of the neo-roman river stomp mexican-hat thinking dance!

  • TheRegnirps / about 9 years ago / 1

    I lived in the days of heroes! I lived in the days of .... Achilles?

  • tomabot / about 9 years ago / 1

    OK... my final offer... 2,000 5/16" Phillips Head Screws, AND my snazzy hat. All for your sister. Don't make me put my foot down!

  • TheRegnirps / about 9 years ago / 1

    Freeze! Ready..... Now! Throw the cats and the bucket of water!

  • Improv simulation of the pick and place machine.

  • Member #201756 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The three dorketeers

  • SebastianT / about 9 years ago / 1

    Quantity discount for the win. We just bought 2,5k screws

  • Member #482974 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Really ?

  • DAS01 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Boulder Colorado auditions for "Night At the Museum 3".

  • Member #500261 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Red hat Linux got boring, we decided to try some Arduino powered thinking caps

  • listsp / about 9 years ago / 1

    SparkFun Presents: The History of Engineering - Part One

  • Amundsen / about 9 years ago / 1

    Come on, it was a joke: Sparkfun won't be sold to Adafruit !

  • Member #293819 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Brainstorming session for the perfect gift for that lucky lady this holiday season.

  • KM4HPK / about 9 years ago / 1

    So apparently the Persian, not Spartan or Roman, knows what he is doing after he gets home.

  • SgtJake / about 9 years ago / 1

    In the 80s we had the Village People, in 2013 we have the...oh well, you guessed it.

  • haseo / about 9 years ago / 1

    But these outfits didn't work on Halloween, why on earth did we think they would work for Christmas.

  • SgtJake / about 9 years ago / 1

    In the 80s there were the village people, in 2013 we have the... oh well you guessed it.

  • Member #211083 / about 9 years ago / 1

    OK lets see if Taco Bell will give us some free tocos as the three Amigos

  • KM4HPK / about 9 years ago / 1

    Remember when you pulled the pin out of the illogical grenade, waited seven seconds, and did not throw it?

    Well, this is what you caused.

  • GreenLite / about 9 years ago / 1

    What,... I thought all Mexicans knew how to milk an bull. Just kick em here and grab em there!

  • KM4HPK / about 9 years ago / 1

    In SparkFunia all reasonable logic goes out the window to blow up a cute vicious bunny with the Holy Hand Grenade.

  • DAS01 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun version of YMCA?

  • DAS01 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The Sparkfun remake of the Three Amigos failed to be nominated for an Oscar (not sure why...)

  • DAS01 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The Sparkfun remake of the Three Amigos failed to be awarded an Oscar (not sure why?).

  • KM4HPK / about 9 years ago / 1

    Now all we need is a Boba Fett to collect the 1,000,000,000 credit bounty on The Three Confuse-ed Gang

  • FiveFeet / about 9 years ago / 1

    The three amigos are trying to line dance.

  • KM4HPK / about 9 years ago / 1

    Here in the world of SparkFunia, we have a very perplexed member of the Three Amigos contemplating the threat of the Persian version of Captain Morgan and Clint Eastwood.

  • customerX / about 9 years ago / 1

    There's always drama involved when the warehouse crew is directed to wear their safety hats.

  • MetabolicCloth / about 9 years ago / 1

    For the Sparkfun Christmas card this year instead of doing the typical ugly sweater we decided to have ugly hats instead!

  • Member #494744 / about 9 years ago / 1

    By Jove, I think he's got it !

  • It works! The time travel shield works!

  • TheRegnirps / about 9 years ago / 1

    Look, we got the rack and the red shirts. We can turn this place into an ACE Hardware before lunch! Now who took the planograph for the light bulb section?

  • Member #27199 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Yep! we did say cross-platform.

  • zipeto / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Hat day at Sparkfun is never a normal day at Sparkfun.

  • Dan P. / about 9 years ago / 1

    Titans of industry? Nailed it!

  • Levi / about 9 years ago / 1

    Pictured: The eventual effects of soldering without a fume extractor.

  • BeerCannon / about 9 years ago / 1

    "Um guys, today is: act out your favorite emoticon day. So, if you want to go ahead and ham it up, that'd be greaaat."

  • jma89 / about 9 years ago / 1

    SparkFun's Christmas Pageant is always an... interesting.. site to behold.

  • ameyring / about 9 years ago / 1

    Cool hats left by the UPS guy for giving them good business!

  • sixvolts / about 9 years ago / 1

    The battle for open hardware: the last of the moh-geek-ans

  • Member #86565 / about 9 years ago / 1

    MANAGER #1: "Look, a diverse workforce is a laudable goal, but this new hiring initiative is clearly hurting productivity." MANAGER #2: "YOU VILE RACIST!"

  • Pistachio / about 9 years ago / 1

    So, a cowboy, a Mexican, and a Spartan are stranded on an island...

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 9 years ago / 1

    NEW ITEM - Limited Edition Weirdos. Hats not included, some assembly required.

  • GeneralPHY / about 9 years ago / 1

    OSHA eat your heart out

  • Crawdad / about 9 years ago / 1

    "Si, vaya con queso, mis amigos!"

  • Member #235199 / about 9 years ago / 1

    "To build or Not to build, that is the real question."

  • GeneralPHY / about 9 years ago / 1

    this story is one twist shy of becoming M. Night Shyamalan's latest production

  • Member #489837 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Of course a cowboy can wear Flip-Flops. They are Texas Instruments man!

  • horack / about 9 years ago / 1

    In the eighties, we had "Men Without Hats". The 2010s bring us "Some Guys With Hats". The resulting music was equally as forgettable.

  • GeneralPHY / about 9 years ago / 1

    This is why you never overclock your CPUs

  • Member #235199 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Y M C A

  • Member #235199 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Y M C A

  • Kaius / about 9 years ago / 1

    "You're right. A Cowboy vs Spartan fight would be an interesting match."

  • Welcome to another edition of Bad Musical. Today's title is "Who put the Beagle Bone Black in my Raspberry Pie", scene 1 starts out bad and gets worse.

  • horack / about 9 years ago / 1

    Cowboy: Alright Centurion. When I drop the invisible trout, kick it hard. We must eat or else we perish.
    Hombre: Yes, yes, that is a tasty looking invisible trout.
    (Moral of the story, better feed your engineers before they get in a low blood-sugar state.)

  • AdamTolley / about 9 years ago * / 1

    The release date for sparkfun branded thinking caps will have to be pushed a little farther back.

    edit: facepalm this is kindof a dupe.

  • Another late night rehearsing for Sparkfun’s entry into the Mexi-Roma-Cow Boy Band competition.

  • PalmTreesandPICs / about 9 years ago / 1

    THIS..... IS..... SPAARKFFUUUN!!!!

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Cross-functional Team Training? The Sombrero role is tough...!

  • marmarti / about 9 years ago / 1

    "Los tres amigos" starting "Nacho" the the thinker , "Pontius" the pretentious and "Marshal" the dramatic

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    How is that new "Arduino Taser Shield" testing going?

  • Interzen / about 9 years ago / 1

    Just hide the new SparkFun remote brain wave reconfigurator in your friends' favorite head gear and you can make them act out your every command. The modules have an I2C interface and come pre-programmed with this great demo skit already loaded.

  • North Alabama PC / about 9 years ago / 1

    SparkFun employees go a little crazy at break time after twenty cans of Jolt cola!!!

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Rock, Scissors, Paper... Hats? Games at Sparkfun evolve quickly!

  • Colin_C / about 9 years ago / 1

    But why is all the rum gone!?

  • horack / about 9 years ago / 1

    To be an employee of Sparkfun, you must be willing and able to wear many hats.

  • tayken / about 9 years ago / 1

    New product Friday! Here we have the Spaky Time Machine in the background. And in front of it 3 guys we got from different time periods.

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Rain Dances have seldom worked for "Warehouse Shelving Assembly" - but its worth a try!

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 9 years ago / 1

    Introducing the NEW Village People performing "Almost Macho-Macho Man"

  • Member #15009 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sorry guys the Mexican Leviation Hat only works half way. Rise! Rise!

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    My hats off to the "Black Friday" team - They make it look easy!

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun training includes traditional 'Geek Dance' lessons

  • Tomasreabe / about 9 years ago / 1

    Three Sparkfun employees walked into a bar, And the Bartender said...

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun success comes from everyone wearing many hats!

  • 2BitBot / about 9 years ago / 1

    The 3 wise men tour Sparkfun on their travels..

  • RadioDoctor / about 9 years ago / 1

    Hat trick - no balls?

  • 2BitBot / about 9 years ago / 1

    Its fun to play at the Y. M. C. A......

  • Member #15009 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Well lift my leg the mind reading hat works!

  • horack / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Centurion: (makes raspberry sound, NOT using mouth)
    Cowboy: How could you not hear THAT ?
    Hombre: Maybe if he does it again.

  • healthyfatboy / about 9 years ago / 1

    This is how three SparkFun employees test out the newest fart detector.

  • Jamster / about 9 years ago / 1

    A Centurian, a Cowboy and a Mexican walk into a bar... Ouch...

  • Member #15009 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Ok the joke goes like this, there was a mexican, roman and a cowboy.

  • RedBassett / about 9 years ago / 1

    Are we limited to one entry?

    • Chelsea the Destroyer / about 9 years ago / 2

      Nope! We just pick the best of all the entries. Go crazy!

  • RedBassett / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun warehouses running at full efficiency.

  • I'm telling you guys...This new Sparkfun Hat Spacetime Relocator Shield will be a hit!!!!! Our customers will finally be able to get the best headgear from Anywhere/when!!!!

  • roysjosh / about 9 years ago / 1

    Hmmm, maybe we should just lock the doors in the evening instead?

  • schwal / about 9 years ago / 1

    There was some confusion when Nick said they would be acting out the conquest of the west.

  • NotDavid4JustDavid / about 9 years ago / 1

    And THESE are the guys you hired to clean up the place?!

  • Joel_Q / about 9 years ago / 1

    We said they could plan the Christmas party this year... What have we done!?

  • HairlessBaboon / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's new Drama group got off to a flying, albeit surreal, start

  • FlowerAskew / about 9 years ago / 1

    Looks like Night at the Museum all over again. All we need now is a shrink ray. Think these TTL lasers will work?

  • neko5tail / about 9 years ago / 1

    sorry, Colorado Cultural Clash of Civilizations Creativity Crew

  • neko5tail / about 9 years ago / 1

    Cultural Clash of Civilizations Creativity Crew?

  • Please help Sparkfun choose their new mascot! They are trying to appeal to college students, and have narrowed the options down to: 1) Jose 'Pensive' Cuervo 2) 'Mechatronic' Marlboro Man or 3) Captain 'Odysseus' Morgan, the C++ crusader

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