It's an August Caption Contest!

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Let’s ease into the week, shall we? CAPTION CONTEST. You make us laugh; we send you presents. If this isn’t your first caption rodeo you know the rules and regulations, but here they are again:

  • Leave your funniest clean caption to the photo 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, August 14 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time.
  • A crack team of humor experts will pick the winner and we will announce it next week.

Let’s get to it!

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There you have it. The winner will receive a pcDuino Acadia - one of our favorite new products! The rest is up to you, and may the best comment win.


Comments 162 comments

  • xN0Cx / about 7 years ago / 6

    See Mom. I told you I would fix the Roomba

  • cholq / about 7 years ago / 6

    Casey buys a jet engine and suddenly the aerial competition gets eliminated from AVC. Coincidence?

  • GCF / about 7 years ago / 5

    Some guys walk a puppy to pick up girls. Others take their jet engine for a stroll.

  • MarmotXing / about 7 years ago / 5

    They said it couldn't be done! Wait, was it "couldn't" or "shouldn't?"

  • Rambo / about 7 years ago / 4

    Claiming to have a cheaper solution, Casey refused to buy a new battery for his laptop.

  • gary / about 7 years ago / 4

    I think we're going to need another Casey.

  • Pistachio / about 7 years ago / 4

    With projects unfit for society, Casey's desk was forcibly moved to the parking lot.

  • Gizmoguy / about 7 years ago / 3

    Casey's parents regretted telling him to look for ways to accelerate his career.

  • Member #341578 / about 7 years ago / 3

    This rocket powered flatbed cart would make Tim the Toolman Taylor proud.

  • Member #436136 / about 7 years ago / 3

    Laptop: $1,500. Step stool: $24.50. Experimental "apparatus": $475.00. Watching Casey blast a hole in the SparkFun parking lot: PRICELESS.

  • scharkalvin / about 7 years ago / 3

    Zefram Cochrane's first attempt at warp drive during his Sparkfun days.

  • Pokey / about 7 years ago / 3

    REMOVE CASEY BEFORE FLIGHT

  • jnautique / about 7 years ago / 3

    The early days of testing 'autonomous leap frog' . . . for those of us without friends.

  • Member #707267 / about 7 years ago / 2

    Casey is almost ready to use his jet engine to connect his laptop directly to the cloud. I didn't have the heart to explain it to him.

  • sem / about 7 years ago / 2

    If this goes as planned we can paint the entire Sparkfun Building in 15 seconds.

  • ftrocchi / about 7 years ago / 2

    Casey's next project... how to get this jet engine into BB-8.

  • Blanketboyjo / about 7 years ago / 2

    Trust me guys, I got this code from Github. It has to work.

  • LJC41 / about 7 years ago / 2

    Sigh...."Come work for us! We'll give you a spacious office with plenty of light!" they said......

  • Member #286247 / about 7 years ago * / 2

    "I bet those geeks in there are taking my picture for that stupid Caption Contest. I'll show them... Let's see... guidance system malfunction???"

  • ECOFOR / about 7 years ago / 2

    Casey puede hacerlo!!

    (only Spanish speakers will understand, sorry!!)

  • Manu12 / about 7 years ago / 2

    Jet turbine: everything is hackable if you are brave enough.

  • BurnerJeremy / about 7 years ago / 2

    DJ Turbine had no doubt his tracks were going to burn up the dancefloor.

  • PCat / about 7 years ago / 2

    No really mom this is my job!

  • Jeff and Jack / about 7 years ago / 2

    No, I don't know what the pig is for. He just said to bring one in about 10 minutes, and he would make history.

  • Member #708235 / about 7 years ago / 2

    All this trouble just to test an oil filter?

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 7 years ago * / 2

    My bags are packed, I am ready to go... Call 911 because it might blow, I don't care cause life is too slow... Cause I'm leeeaaaving on a jet cart, Don't know if I'll be back again!

  • Gizmoguy / about 7 years ago / 2

    Extension Cord: $25 Jet powered dolly: $2000 Macbook Pro: $1300 Applecare protection against jet engine malfunctions: Priceless

  • KatsuDonJuan / about 7 years ago / 2

    One brave engineer is slowly pushing for acceptance of a work-at-home policy, one 500 foot extension cord at a time.

  • DeltaDawg / about 7 years ago / 2

    " I think I can......I think I can.....I think I can! " The little Jet Engine that could. By Casey.

  • Member #427223 / about 7 years ago / 2

    Sparkfun encourages employee projects. Not surprisingly, we also supply LOOOONG extension cords for them to use when testing these projects.

  • bradmc / about 7 years ago / 2

    Casey is troubleshooting the engine's cloaking device on Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet. All other systems appear to be working properly.

  • Member #15009 / about 7 years ago / 2

    Breaking News! A UFO was spotted in Colorado !

  • healthyfatboy / about 7 years ago / 2

    With my sweet safety goggles, what could go wrong?

  • ResonantEvil / about 7 years ago / 2

    Flux capacitor... check. One point twenty-one jiggawatts... check. Now how do I get this thing to 88mph?

  • Member #276354 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Just need to change variable 'Handcart_of_death' to TRUE

  • voodoosandman / about 7 years ago / 1

    Set the date for the premier of the launch of Windows '95, I must warn the world, and lock Bill Gates in his locker.

  • voodoosandman / about 7 years ago / 1

    Now, Open Urn, Pour In Ashes. Add Piss, Add Vinegar. Download Silverlight?

  • Megaman / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey demonstrates the new high tech workbench.

  • janvr / about 7 years ago / 1

    I'll just let it run idle for a while, while I tweak the afterburner software...

  • Member #541035 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The birth of WWW: "Yo dawg, I heard you like wires, so I put wires on your washer so you can wire while you wash."

  • Member #541035 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey’s 'purge-a-tron' got rid of the inactive streams from data.sparkfun.com just fine, but accidentally overloaded the servers again with its debug data streams.

  • Member #499510 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Stay tuned for the upcoming IoT platform truck review.

  • Dubluce / about 7 years ago / 1

    Honey, I shrunk HAL!

  • Member #512684 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Ok I will just adjust this a little bit. would somebody please turn off that alarm? I am trying to think here.

  • Member #512684 / about 7 years ago / 1

    So, if I adjust this just a bit---wait, hey, what's beeping?

  • Reynarduino / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey would soon find out the hard way that when a jet-propelled computer crashes, it does so in more than one sense of the word.

  • Member #73011 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Now which end do the flames come out of? Should probably check, now what page was that on....Hang on I'm pretty certain it was in here....somewhere.

  • janvr / about 7 years ago / 1

    'Don't worry! It'll never fly without wings...'

  • DMacATTACK / about 7 years ago / 1

    I'll teach NASA Pluto is a planet

  • BeerCannon / about 7 years ago / 1

    "It rubs the laptop on its skin, or else it gets the volts again.."

  • Member #709233 / about 7 years ago / 1

    She is SO going to say YES to the Prom with me now!

  • Gizmoguy / about 7 years ago / 1

    With Casey unaware that the Atmel trailer was actually a blind, the photographer was finally able to capture images of a Sparkfun engineer in his natural environment.

  • PatentExaminer / about 7 years ago / 1

    The shipping department is going to thank me for this someday.

  • Colecago / about 7 years ago / 1

    "'Front Toward Enemy', I don't like the sound of that."

  • Member #709120 / about 7 years ago / 1

    John Dyson Master Thesis : Tarmac vacuum cleaner. ("just need to fix the self-winding cable drum thing and that's OK for demo").

  • voodoosandman / about 7 years ago / 1

    Donald Trumps new back up "CHAD" dangler.

  • voodoosandman / about 7 years ago / 1

    Let's try this again. I am to turn my head and cough? Right. Right not left then cough, or cough while turning my head?

  • xsk8rat / about 7 years ago * / 1

    To Casey's surprise, his new device was not considered compliant with the new company policy banning popcorn in the microwave,

  • DraperRobotics / about 7 years ago / 1

    Still sour from Marty being the only contestant to hit 88 MPH at the last AVC, Casey pulls out the all the stops to show that Pintos are just as capable at time travel as any other machine.

  • Member #709043 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The real challenge was to build the ladder-bot power generator.

  • ZIGGYELEC / about 7 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's new "eco-friendly" cross continent same day delivery system. Beta version.

  • jlclemon / about 7 years ago * / 1

    Interns have earn their chair, desk, and space in the building at Sparkfun.

  • Member #228423 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The all new portable steptop computer from Sparkfun! #codeingintheparkinglot

  • janvr / about 7 years ago / 1

    I'm pretty sure, it;s safe to leave the trolley on wheels...

  • 172pilot / about 7 years ago / 1

    Hold my beer, and WATCH THIS!

  • OneJasso / about 7 years ago / 1

    MAC developer Kit ready, now to start my project.

  • Member #410034 / about 7 years ago / 1

    What do you mean device not detected? USB jet engine drivers should be standard!

  • Member #546581 / about 7 years ago / 1

    This should speed up the sendmail server.

  • CF / about 7 years ago / 1

    test...

  • Madone / about 7 years ago / 1

    I need help with my code ASAP! I'm running out of daylight! Here it is:

    bool startJetEngine(){
        fuel = 1
        glow_plug =1;
        starter = 1;
        if ( engine_running == 1 ){
            return true;
        }
        else{
            return false;
       }
    }
    
    void main(){
        while( startJetEngine() ){
             wait(0.5f);
        }
    
        while( fuel != empty ){
            // do stuff
        }
    }
    

  • Member #708635 / about 7 years ago * / 1

    "No, really. It shoots awesome flames. Just hang on. It'll work this time, I swear. I just need to fix this one last thing."

  • Melt-O-Tronic / about 7 years ago / 1

    I said I HEARD YOU MOM!!! I'll be in for dinner right after I'm done supercharging Grandma's walker!

  • mtschaef / about 7 years ago / 1

    Hardware not Mac compatible. Please upgrade.

  • Alan R. / about 7 years ago / 1

    Hmmm, I shouldn't have use a single-byte variable for the detonation count-down timer...

  • Member #404376 / about 7 years ago / 1

    I'm not sure why the FreeSoC3 dev kit says we need a 100-ft clearance zone and a UV index of 7 to flash the bootloader, but we better play it safe.

  • jbrill1976 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey Search Engine 1.0, ready to release.

  • Member #286247 / about 7 years ago * / 1

    oops

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    The dark side of team building games.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    it was either this or find a new apartment...

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    How Casey solved the recent ban on indoor testing.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Did someone just say "Casey, cool your jets"?

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Why?... Why not?

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Who said "It's not Rocket Science..."

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey? Oh, he's working remotely today.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Safety glasses? Check. Earplugs? Check. Second volunteer? Err... standby everyone.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Looking for Casey? Follow this orange extension cable outside.

  • MrWidget / about 7 years ago / 1

    Driving that jet, high on propane, Casey Jones, you better watch your speed...

  • SirKireXIII / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey's Todo list: 1. Get jet engine working 2. Pick up dry cleaning 3. Lean to use a laptop comfortably

  • Member #225503 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Marty, hand me the Flux-Capacitor and that Spanner!

  • One more test and Casey will swap the two ends of that extension chord. That's when the real fun starts.

  • goldcoasttech / about 7 years ago / 1

    He was last seen debugging the USB driver before the nuclear device accidently detonated.

  • pomerleau / about 7 years ago / 1

    Now there's absolutely no way I'll forget where I parked. Ever.

  • Mr. Ben / about 7 years ago / 1

    I don't think Casey RTFM!

  • TINSKIN / about 7 years ago / 1

    Eric's tendency to over design manifests itself once again in his laptop external power pack project.

  • Member #365431 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The smartest man in Loving County........

  • Member #708394 / about 7 years ago / 1

    That's it! I'm never buying droids from little hooded guys in a pickup truck in the desert again!

  • ubuntuguru / about 7 years ago / 1

    So how do you turn this thing on?

  • Member #687228 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Fake moon landing shot - take one. Real shadows are never that sharp.

  • ECOFOR / about 7 years ago / 1

    Breaking news: In desperate attempt, a young activist tries to force new laws to work from home.

  • voodoosandman / about 7 years ago / 1

    Like all perpetual government tax payer funded concepts, it must run on absolutely nothing, but money!

  • voodoosandman / about 7 years ago / 1

    Okay, lets find my keys.

  • Member #144793 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Oh no..... Windows 10!

  • Member #186828 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Now if I just hook this up to a BLE module and and SSH into the control board I'll have a totally wireless personal massager.

  • CompuCat / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Even though it's a pro-pain to fuel, this'll literally Spark Fun!" -Casey

  • Member #342873 / about 7 years ago / 1

    This is the last known picture of Casey before his trip to the Denver Burn Unit.

  • union7 / about 7 years ago / 1

    If Space-X can land a rocket on it's tail fins, this Ladder should take off and Land on it's feet NO PROBLEM!

  • TomKeddie / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Dammit, a real rocket scientist would have thought to bring a chair."

  • DiddleDad / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey's invisible chair just doesn't wow the crowd, but surely his jet engine will.

  • moiven / about 7 years ago / 1

    Meh, just another typical day at Sparkfun

  • Member #708263 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Now! to start it up I just need to press... um Shift+F8...? Or was it shift+F9? Alt+F6? Dang!

  • Member #708263 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Ok, all set? Cables connected? check! Cart substantially away from living beings? Check! Er - Wait... I'm still... Bah- let's get this thing going!!

  • Member #708253 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Introducing the new flying ladder, the latest in personal flying devices to reach all those hard to reach places! (Too bad the engine don't fit)

  • Sparko4Marko / about 7 years ago / 1

    There were two types of spectators at Casey's jet turbine demonstation: Those that wanted to be closer and those that wanted to be far away. Looks like far away prevailed.

  • Member #44162 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The next picture shows Casey breaking the land speed record, and the results of 8G on the human body, but all you can make out is a blur.

  • Sparko4Marko / about 7 years ago / 1

    There were two types of spectators at Casey's jet turbine demonstration: Those that wanted to get closer and those that wanted to be far away. Looks like far away prevailed!

  • Member #414468 / about 7 years ago / 1

    With both McKay and Lee off-world, the job fell to Siler; he knew the stakes and wouldn’t let Hammond or SG-1 down . . .

  • unmanaged / about 7 years ago / 1

    donald trump eat your heart out...

  • Backyard Pilot / about 7 years ago / 1

    Uh Oh...

  • customerX / about 7 years ago / 1

    Sure I'll take your 100 bucks to walk out here and press 'start'. Easy peazy.

  • Parizival / about 7 years ago / 1

    Start the engine they said. It will be easy they said.

  • andy4us / about 7 years ago / 1

    Like most Darwin Award recipients, Casey had drunk multiple beers , and uttered the classic phrase, "trust me, light this fuse" ..........

  • marsfan / about 7 years ago / 1

    The new Matter Annihilating Nucleus Obliteration Reactor (MANOR) seemed to work pretty well, but then someone pointed out the problem. It had to be a mile away from whatever it was powering, and extension cords could not convey that amount of power cheaply enough to be an alternative to the grid. Not to mention that deadly radiation thing, that was a problem too.

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 7 years ago / 1

    It made the Kessel run in 12 parsecs!

  • Member #708210 / about 7 years ago * / 1

    Although Casey opted for higher thrust, low end ground equipment made operation... tricky, at best.

  • Bob797 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Out here real world tests can be conducted without destroying the laboratory.

  • Rohanc / about 7 years ago / 1

    Stick ME in a cubicle will you?!

  • mtbikerTi / about 7 years ago / 1

    Great Scott, it generated 1.21 gigawatts!!!

  • Member #708175 / about 7 years ago / 1

    In the words of Sulu, "If I read this right, sir, we have full power."

  • gaccer / about 7 years ago / 1

    Finally got my video card cooled down...

  • Sembazuru / about 7 years ago / 1

    No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow.

  • Garfieldboy / about 7 years ago / 1

    Tired of wasting time strolling around WalMart Casey decides to speed up his cart a little...

  • SOISentinel / about 7 years ago / 1

    Here we are, just one foam body away from the next evolution of the Power Wheels Racing Series

  • Member #490342 / about 7 years ago / 1

    [Summer Intern] "Frank said that I should just close this vent, set the fuel flow to maximum, and retard the spark timing 180 degrees... That should be everything. Let's see what happens... uhhh... What's that noise?!......................"

  • jma89 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Achievement get: Sparking Fun!

  • MarmotXing / about 7 years ago / 1

    Just a few more tweaks and Casey's Roomba modifications would be complete. Then he'd show them. He'd show ALL of them!

  • OldFar-SeeingArt / about 7 years ago / 1

    Hey, hold my beer and watch this...

  • WilliamQKYC / about 7 years ago / 1

    The Cart has NO BRAKES!

  • mdancer / about 7 years ago / 1

    And the nominees for this year's Darwin award are...

  • Member #150666 / about 7 years ago / 1

    What do you mean? I missed AVC?

  • Member #708053 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Liftoff in T-minus 3...2...1...

  • jessejay / about 7 years ago / 1

    It was decided the discombobulator turned too slow, so from now on it will be powered by a jet engine.

  • Member #57407 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Our chief engineer fine tunes the ribazigy input before final test of our latest Turbogonkulator design.

  • floppystick6 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The jet engine has a cart to sit on, the laptop has a step stool to sit on, and Casey has nothing to sit on :( Somebody get that man a 5 gallon bucket stat!

  • KnightsTour / about 7 years ago / 1

    Having slapped a jet onto a bike, toilet paper holder, stroller, kettle, van, snow blower and BBQ, Colin Furze takes a crack at building the “turbine powered platform truck.” Now if there was only room for a passenger….

  • CkShipman / about 7 years ago / 1

    10, 9, 8, ... red wire? blue wire? ... 4, 3, 2, ...

  • Casey pulled the rocket out of his pocket.

  • Yodaob1 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The moment after he pressed start he immediately regretted putting rolling casters on the Jet engine.

  • Billbo911 / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Note to self; Disconnect the USB link BEFORE pressing "Go'!"

  • Member #345513 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Sometimes the Sparkfun Dumpster Dive gamble really pays off!

  • igendel / about 7 years ago / 1

    Runway check, Engine check, googling "aerodynamics"...

  • Member #15009 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Hey Everybody Watch This!

  • suitable1 / about 7 years ago / 1

    There will be will be a drag race category at AVC, right?

  • Ted M / about 7 years ago / 1

    With this power supply my laptop should run really fast!

  • DarthNater / about 7 years ago / 1

    Wile E. Casey's desperate pursuit of the elusive roadrunner is beginning to single-handedly fund the entirety of the R&D efforts of the ACME Corporation.

  • Member #410531 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey had too much gas, so we made him work outside.

  • Member #708003 / about 7 years ago / 1

    i love my new macbook that i got off of craigslist, i just wish it had more storage space and better battery life, but the guy gave me a free NAS and 5000 feet of extension cord. i would say i came out on top.

  • joesugar / about 7 years ago / 1

    Where's the kaboom?! There's supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!

  • PalmTreesandPICs / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Sweetheart, I once performed an emergency C-Section on a pregnant Gorn... Octoplets, Let me tell you those little bastards Bite! ... I think I can work some magic on your Arduino"

  • Member #222257 / about 7 years ago / 1

    After spending many late nights getting the jet engine to run, they forgot why they needed a jet powered cart... they also forgot to initialize the pin connecting the safety stop button.

  • tmassey / about 7 years ago / 1

    Full Throttle, crap; no wait; I forgot chock the wheels.

  • Member #589493 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Wile E. Coyote prepares his latest trap for the roadrunner!

  • ME heat o nator / about 7 years ago / 1

    Meet George Jettson!!!

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