September Caption Contest

WHY IS IT ALREADY SEPTEMBER?

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Heyooo what happened to summer? There are CHRISTMAS WREATHS for sale at the grocery store. We're unsettled by this sudden and abrupt seasonal rug-pulling, so we're having a caption contest while we come to terms with having to imminently wrest ourselves into sweaters and close-toed shoes. If this isn’t your first caption rodeo you know the rules, 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, though you may really, really want to.
  • Since it's a short week we'll give you the weekend, too - captions will be accepted from the moment this post goes live until Monday, September 14 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time.
  • A crack team of humor experts will pick the winner and we will announce it shortly thereafter.

Now that that's out of the way, let's enter the Humordome:

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The prize for the winningest hilarity? A SparkFun MYSTERY BOX OF WONDER worth approximately $250, which may or may not also contain 11 multimeters (it definitely contains 11 multimeters). What are you going to do with that many multimeters? That's half the fun, friendos. Now get in there and make us forget that winter is coming.


Comments 154 comments

  • MarmotXing / about 7 years ago / 5

    I'm just hair to hunt ducks.

  • Member #705134 / about 7 years ago / 5

    Lets see that dog laugh at me now!

  • ic / about 7 years ago / 4

    CRT - Cathode Ray Terminator

  • jnautique / about 7 years ago / 3

    "Clever girl" thought the T-rex. . . until he saw the beard.

  • GeorgeBrooke / about 7 years ago / 3

    From the year 2240... As the staff at the science museum lovingly assembled their latest exhibit, painstakingly reproduced from a photo discovered at the Sparkfun Historical Monument, they had a nagging feeling that something was not quite right. The wooden T-Rex was easily explained as having ritual significance, but they couldn't quite persuade themselves that the scale was entirely correct.

  • BeerCannon / about 7 years ago / 3

    Shh! Be VEWWWWY quiet... I'm hunting fossiws!

  • BeerCannon / about 7 years ago / 3

    When there's not enough joy in a stick...

  • Member #717661 / about 7 years ago / 3

    I agree, you should enjoy living in your parents basement for as long as possible.

  • cobra18t / about 7 years ago / 2

    Technology advances, boys grow into men, species go extinct, but that blasted dog just keeps laughing!

  • dave / about 7 years ago / 2

    Once the controller and gun came together, the hair was kind of inevitable.

  • Crawdad / about 7 years ago / 2

    Duck-dog, if you snicker at me again, I swear my my pretty blond locks, I will end you!

  • GeneralPHY / about 7 years ago / 2

    a representative from l'oreal got more than he bargained for during a recent tour at Sparkfun

  • HonestAmanda / about 7 years ago / 2

    Don't Settle For Less Than High Quality Hair With Vidal Sassoon! We've taken aim at gamer funk. You can still shoot'em up with silky flowing locks. Because if you don't look good, we don't look good.

  • unmanaged / about 7 years ago / 2

    Dude, this is so lifelike...

  • Member #707267 / about 7 years ago / 2

    Game of Bones

  • Member #707267 / about 7 years ago / 2

    Give a man a gun, he'll shoot for a day. Give a man a toy gun, T-Rex will eat for a day.

  • BigMike / about 7 years ago / 2

    Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or 1 horse sized duck? I say, why not both?

  • Member #717898 / about 7 years ago / 2

    A Sparkfun haiku:

    Eight-bit my white butt
    Have a taste of my boomstick
    From Sparkfun with love
    

  • MarmotXing / about 7 years ago / 2

    Is that a giant NES controller or are you just happy to see me?

  • CrowDojo / about 7 years ago / 2

    Chilling out after being promoted to lead pick and placer after returning from an ill fated tour of the Wonka factory.

  • Si los / about 7 years ago / 2

    He couldn't put the rifle down, not for haircuts, not for shaving, or even for upgrading to a smaller console. Note, that is not T-rex carcass you smell.

  • iam2evil / about 7 years ago / 2

    Et tu goldylocks?

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 2

    It's Flashback Friday at SFE! Glam Metal attire and hair, NES Remotes, CRT Televisions!

  • Pokey / about 7 years ago / 2

    A wild Trinitron appears!

  • BeerCannon / about 7 years ago / 2

    Sometimes Jimbo doubts your commitment to Sparkle Motion..

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago * / 2

    You call that an NES remote? Wait 'til you see our giant WII Remotes!

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 2

    This part's fun. It's the written test that scares new Sparkfun employees

  • Member #15009 / about 7 years ago / 2

    The CRT is winning.

  • Member #666347 / about 7 years ago / 2

    This is how Thor plays Duck Hunt!

  • hansc / about 7 years ago / 2

    I should have embiggened the TV not the controller!

  • BeerCannon / about 7 years ago / 2

    "Anode Ray" meets cathode ray.

  • Member #482906 / about 7 years ago / 2

    Honey, I Shrunk The Duck Hunter!

  • l0gikG8 / about 7 years ago / 2

    As the unsuspecting duck hunter is about to be eaten by a dinosaur.

  • jrshell / about 7 years ago / 2

    Thor gets distracted. Grimlock attacks.

  • CitoNinja / about 7 years ago / 2

    PEEEEW pew pew pew pew pew / PEEEEW pew pew pew pew PEEEEW PEEEEW pew PEEEEW pew PEEEEW pew PEEEEW pew pew pew / PEEEEW pew pew pew pew pew --> Morse Code gun fire translation “Die duck die”

  • boba / about 7 years ago / 2

    Elvis, bearing a grudge against Mario, shoots another TV.

  • Member #559025 / about 7 years ago / 1

    YOU will not press either red button!

  • Rodney B. / about 7 years ago / 1

    After the shrink ray malfunctioned playing the NES got a little more difficult.

  • cobra18t / about 7 years ago / 1

    You're on a desert island with King Koopa, Shredder, and that snickering dog. You have a zapper with two bullets. What do you do? ... You shoot that blasted dog twice!

  • Jeff and Jack / about 7 years ago * / 1

    By Odin -- those pesky mortals were right, after all! Shooting this NERF weapon IS superior to throwing that stupid Hammer!

  • tcmichals / about 7 years ago / 1

    What is older (A) The retro arcade game? (B) Dinosaur bones? (C) Or gunge/hair band hair cut?

  • Member #346094 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Thor plays a trick on Loki by supersizing his NES with his brand new Sparkfun Make-it-bigger-zapper.

  • Barry2 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Release the T-rex, and nobody gets hurt.

  • Jade / about 7 years ago * / 1

    They told me to beat this game I had to develop hair-trigger reflexes.

  • Member #372759 / about 7 years ago * / 1

    "Haha, I'm invincible" he thought as he was shooting at the characters on screen. Little did he know that he was just about to find out the ugly truth.

  • Member #394180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Colorado lawyer training for upcoming Caribbean trip. Not gonna end up like his NY city predecessor.

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

    Magazine empty? Stomp "B" to reload!

  • DemolishManta / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Doug" Hunt

  • jgrauman / about 7 years ago / 1

    While simply wanting to jump back to the 80's to enjoy retro gaming, Thor accidentally brought back the prehistoric era with him.

  • Member #228423 / about 7 years ago / 1

    CRT? um.... why?

  • Member #708253 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Wellcome to the 21st century with our latest development tool for debugging software. Just point and shoot!

  • wirenut1980 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Things sure come full circle, this game system and old TV like the dinosaur long extinct and put back together so people can enjoy them. What are the black string things? Only another legend of wires connecting things together.

  • Runningman / about 7 years ago / 1

    Looks like my abnormally sized child forgot to put away his controller again...

  • Member #87351 / about 7 years ago * / 1

    And the next stop on the tour is our 1980s-themed "Blast from the Past" game room. What's that?... Yes, that man over there is a prop. We basically pay him to stay in this room all day... No, he's not allowed to get a haircut. We also have some extra Metallica shirts and sandals just in case we need them.

  • Member #85167 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Introducing the Sparkfun Maximizer 5000. This indispensable tool maximizes fun by enlarging objects with the simple pull of a trigger. NES controller too small for your delicate hands? ZAP! Problem solved. T-Rex model not big enough to impress your little brother? ZAP! Problem solved. Hair not long enough to do that hair flip thing you know you always wanted to do? ZAP! Problem solved (and in style). No small problem is a match for the Maximizer 5000. Get yours today!

  • Dubluce / about 7 years ago / 1

    Call of Mario, Supersized, with a side of dinosaur

  • ElegantElectrons / about 7 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's new interactive pick and place system. If you get it wrong, Nate rises out of the bushes chuckling.

  • Zerrien / about 7 years ago / 1

    CRT sets, light guns, NES controllers and the Tyrannosaurus Rex. All items remembered fondly by nerds from yesteryear.

  • FSJ Guy / about 7 years ago / 1

    This explains the Sparkfun AVC building tour delays!

  • AaronW / about 7 years ago / 1

    I get that ducks are descendants of dinosaurs but this seems excessive.

  • Firefox9001 / about 7 years ago / 1

    You miss one hundred percent of the pixels you don't shoot

  • Skerpy_D / about 7 years ago / 1

    Duck hunt has never been better.

  • doofenshmirtz / about 7 years ago / 1

    Watch, as the T-Rex, in his natural habitat, uses 8-bits of bait to spring the trap on the hippy treat.

  • AdamTolley / about 7 years ago / 1

    This stand in will have to suffice, as the lens we ordered for the 26 foot zapper is on backorder.

  • Mr. Ben / about 7 years ago / 1

    Die you inefficient, commy CRT monitor!

  • SpockNInja / about 7 years ago / 1

    The prototype Transmogrifier gun didn't quite work as planned, but we acquired a pretty badass mega-sized NES controller.

  • beagle.fan / about 7 years ago / 1

    Awww... shoot! I forgot to upsize the monitor!

  • fogweaver / about 7 years ago / 1

    Having fun beta testing the new Mantendo laser blaster for the halo port.

  • ElegantElectrons / about 7 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun Customer Support enjoys Bug Hunt

  • Colecago / about 7 years ago / 1

    T-Rex has next, finally a controller that fits in his hands. Now if only he can reach it with his tiny arms.

  • Colecago / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Let's see you cheat Track and Field® with an electric toothbrush on this controller"

  • ftrocchi / about 7 years ago / 1

    Even the monitor is retro!

  • chriscrowder / about 7 years ago / 1

    See if you laugh at me this time duck hunt dog...

  • nbfritz / about 7 years ago / 1

    Man. I love this gun mod for Bubble Bobble.

  • xN0Cx / about 7 years ago / 1

    Muldoon's replacement reenacts "Clever Girl" scenario for the class.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jurassic+park+clever+girl

  • XLT_Frank / about 7 years ago / 1

    A Norseman practicing for a modern day t-rex hunt!

  • FiveFeet / about 7 years ago / 1

    I dare you to move!!!

  • xN0Cx / about 7 years ago * / 1

    TOP SECRET S.T.A.R.S Training Facility.

    Location: SubT InGen Compound, Isla Nublar

    The mistake every rookie makes.

  • xN0Cx / about 7 years ago * / 1

    This is not your mothers Nintendo!

  • Barry2 / about 7 years ago / 1

    You gonna the pod bay doors now, HAL?

  • padvinder95 / about 7 years ago / 1

    At Sparkfun, we do not play Duckhunt. At Sparkfun, we play Dragonhunt. THIS. IS. SPARKFUN.

  • Member #342873 / about 7 years ago / 1

    After Jeremy spent 4 years developing an oversized NES controller and the zapper of his dreams, he forgot duck hunt only works on old CRTs. Thus he was forces to play on an undersized TV. Classic Jeremy.

  • Butterwaffle / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Stay really still, Billy. Dr Lasik will fix your astigmatism from across the room!"

  • scrubngbubles / about 7 years ago / 1

    Clever girl....

  • A full three decades after the rest of the 80's culture, Yanni finally figured out what every 38 year old already knew -- that you could cheat at Duck Hunt.

  • Rob Potter / about 7 years ago / 1

    With my new Annihilator IV I should be ready for another Night at the Museum. But if I DO have to run, the coolant hose may prove problematic.

  • Sparkfun's low budget remake of Jurassic World...

  • Firefox9001 / about 7 years ago / 1

    All Sparkfun needs now is a PowerGlove and the Retro gaming experience will be complete

  • RPK2K5 / about 7 years ago * / 1

    Professor Proteus thought he was safe with his "remote battling platform" hidden in our solar system far from Spondylus. Unfortunately, he had not realized that the mighty Robosaur had made the journey with him, ironically stowed away in the very same over-sized battle controller that he intended to fight it with.

  • Member #580180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Thor was bored with his hammer. He traded it in for a laser gun.

  • Member #580180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Entranced by the video game, Thor doesn't see the dinosaur ready to attack.

  • WilliamQKYC / about 7 years ago / 1

    The only thing that is not extinct or going extinct in this picture is the robot in the foreground, and possibly the glass. Nope, according to Wall-E, the beard or long hair is not gonna survive.

  • thewillsterr / about 7 years ago / 1

    Time to send this to widget@sparkfun.com to submit this as a new product idea!

  • Hackberry Jake / about 7 years ago / 1

    New Million dollar facility, and they give me a tube TV and an obnoxiously large cardboard controller to do my gaming on?... I'll show them

  • Member #436136 / about 7 years ago / 1

    But he compensates by having a big gun.

  • Member #43839 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Without thought of the consequences, a mild mannered dentist takes aim at Cecil, the last remaining CRT Monitor of its species.

  • Member #15009 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's secondary firewall protection against hackers!

  • suitable1 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Look left, LOOK LEFT!

  • BoltOf / about 7 years ago / 1

    Thor's younger brother "Score" practicing his "superhero" powers.

  • Member #717800 / about 7 years ago / 1

    "And here is patient 2346, The poor soul thinks the television is on."

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    T-Rex, CRT-ceratops, Nintendo-saurus, and Red hang out in the Sparkfun time capsule room.

  • GreenLite / about 7 years ago / 1

    The Enlargenator. ill test it on the controller first. It works! I have always wanted a big screen TV.

  • DarthNater / about 7 years ago / 1

    Duck Nukem 4D: Mesozoic Mayhem

  • jma89 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Despite the relentless march of technology, Link still preferred a little old school gaming. Or, more precisely, some old game schooling.

  • Crawdad / about 7 years ago / 1

    Ant-Man finally goes hippy!

  • Member #707267 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Not to be out done by Apple, SparkFun today released the T-Rex gaming system.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    ...(it definitely contains 11 multimeters) Oh, shoot!

  • Member #707267 / about 7 years ago / 1

    So what if we missed the deadline? Take the picture from behind the monitor. They'll never know it doesn't really work.

  • Member #717736 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Thanks Jerry! I keep shooting all the civilians because you ordered the oversized controller instead of the oversized TV. I hope their virtual souls haunt you in your sleep.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    This TV Remote won't get lost in the couch!

  • Bob797 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Hey, there are other ways to get rid of old technology.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Brain Washing, Social Control and Programming – Why You Should Kill Your Television

  • Rohanc / about 7 years ago / 1

    Not a caption... just curious, are we aloud to submit more than one caption...?

    • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 2

      Yep, one is ALLOWED to post as often as you like. Spell check is your friend...

      • AdamTolley / about 7 years ago / 1

        aloud is a word, so no, in this case spellcheck is a jerk.

        • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago * / 1

          Aloud is not appropriate for this usage. Allowed (admit an event or activity as legal or acceptable) vs Aloud (audibly; not silently or in a whisper) Spellcheck like any tool requires one pay attention, jerk (a contemptibly obnoxious person) or not.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago * / 1

    To become a Sparkfunion one must pass the test of skills, Grasshopper

  • cholq / about 7 years ago / 1

    Light guns don't kill ducks... I kill ducks.

  • Rohanc / about 7 years ago * / 1

    "Well at least they shrunk me a TV too"

  • free-bee / about 7 years ago / 1

    "And that's when the game of Duck Hunt took a turn for the worst."

  • Gizmoguy / about 7 years ago / 1

    T-Rex: These short arms sure make using the exerband difficult!

  • Gizmoguy / about 7 years ago / 1

    Honey, I blew up the game controller

  • Meaghan / about 7 years ago / 1

    Inexplicably, the only hope Bob had of restoring the world to normal size was shooting the television.

  • Member #450754 / about 7 years ago / 1

    (in best Pacino accent) "Say hello to my little Nin.......tendo"!

  • Member #701023 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Get a real job they said, well I showed them!

  • Johnboy / about 7 years ago / 1

    You stare at him…and he just stares right back. And that's when the attack comes. Not from the front, but from the side.

  • GCF / about 7 years ago / 1

    With the new ShotZapper attachment for NES, never miss those pesky ducks again!

  • GateNSwitch / about 7 years ago / 1

    And the leader of our company, Thorin Oakenblaster

  • TeslaTrooper / about 7 years ago / 1

    Bigger Gamepad, bigger ammo. Sparkfun's logic !

  • Rick-S / about 7 years ago / 1

    Just because that snickering dog is getting on your nerves doesn't mean you can get on the target side of the rail. After all, that kinda takes the sport out of it doesn't it...

  • DanJAB / about 7 years ago / 1

    I don't know how, but the first person shooter version of "The Borrowers" for SNES will actually shrink you down to the correct size.

  • "Die mother ducker!"

  • BeerCannon / about 7 years ago / 1

    Nintendope!

  • Member #541035 / about 7 years ago / 1

    No time to figure out who spiked my drink, or why Yoshi got so skinny - must get the Super Mushroom so l can return to normal size.

  • Member #86565 / about 7 years ago / 1

    TELL ME WHY! I don't like New Product Fridays... TELL ME WHY! I don't like New Product Friiii-days....

  • Member #15009 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Duck Dienasty

  • Member #341578 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Those "Wild Gunman" gunslingers never had a chance.

  • dksmall / about 7 years ago / 1

    Kids, here's your NES. Here's Antman on your NES!

  • What's this!!! A CRT, I thought I annihilated the last one years ago. Die you LEAD soaked Power Eater!

  • Member #268720 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Gosh darn World Cup Brazilians! This time, they’ll never know what hit them!

  • Member #477143 / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Flipping the polarity worked - my shrink ray is now a GROW RAY!"

  • Yodaob1 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Say PC load Letter one more time! I dare you.

  • TippyToes / about 7 years ago / 1

    He doesn't realize he's shooting at the wrong dinosaur.

  • ameyring / about 7 years ago / 1

    Duck Hunt Extreme!

  • Tsaot / about 7 years ago / 1

    And this is why we sterilize before using the enlarging ray.

  • scottymuse / about 7 years ago / 1

    Clever girl....

  • jlclemon / about 7 years ago / 1

    Are you ready for Dunk Hunt, RELOADED? The feathers will fly!

  • CitoNinja / about 7 years ago / 1

    pew pew / pew PEEEEW PEEEEW pew pew PEEEEW pew --> Morse Code gun fire translation "I win"

  • Member #253299 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Just play that commercial again... Cadbury Bunny Stew time!

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