October Caption Contest

Here we go again!

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LET'S DO THIS. No we did not ask Pete first, so hurry up & captionize it before he notices. 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.
  • Captions will be accepted from the moment this post goes live until Friday, October 16 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time.
  • A crack team of humor experts will pick the winner and we will announce it shortly thereafter.

Behold:

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The winner of this month's caption contest will take home a shiny new Multi-Chassis and, if you can believe it, 37 4x6" Photoluminescent Panels. Use 'em in your haunted house! Light your room and save money on utilities! Cover yourself in luminescent panels and tell everyone you're Light Man! THE SKY IS YOUR OYSTER.


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  • Interzen / about 7 years ago / 10

    When they told Pete his department was downsized and he was going to have to start working under the table this was not what he expected.

  • johnhenry / about 7 years ago / 6

    See, I told you the table legs were whiter than mine.

  • Crawdad / about 7 years ago / 5

    While most companies describe their Directors of Engineering as "Outstanding in their field" we at SparkFun describe ours as "Out sitting in the parking lot"...

  • Jeez. I've got some reading to do...

    Some of these are really great. And I basically am a hobbit. If I could live in a hole in the ground, I pretty much would.

  • vybz263 / about 7 years ago / 4

    So Pete decided to test his Truth Table. I asked him what state it was, and he said, "Colorado of course!"

  • Member #307408 / about 7 years ago / 4

    When Pete emerges from his burrow if he sees his shadow it'll mean six more weeks of testing.

  • Ohhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmfaraaaaaaddddddhenryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Member #434790 / about 7 years ago / 4

    Whachoo lookin' at? Never seen someone change the oil on a table before?

  • SeeCat / about 7 years ago / 4

    Nate ... how long do I need to sit in time-out???

  • komposition / about 7 years ago / 2

    Last October, He owned a Hot Rod and was outstanding in the field. This October, He was caught working under the table. O, how the mighty have fallen!

  • TrevorZ / about 7 years ago / 2

    Pete Norris does not sleep. He waits.

  • dougal / about 7 years ago / 2

    "I'm building a really, really big LED matrix. This is just the first pixel."

  • MarmotXing / about 7 years ago / 2

    According to Pete, it's obvious why working under the table will not reduce overhead.

  • komposition / about 7 years ago / 2

    Staff: "What are you doing under there?" Pete: "Underwear?"

  • Member #429525 / about 7 years ago / 2

    Maybe if your mom calls my mom, I can come over and help you with your fort.

  • ElegantElectrons / about 7 years ago / 2

    Next on According to Pete, a two stage amplifier

  • ElegantElectrons / about 7 years ago / 2

    The secret reason According to Pete hasn't had a new episode is no one has been able to find Pete for 3 months

  • OneJasso / about 7 years ago / 2

    Pete's got the social skills engineering requires

  • Member #43839 / about 7 years ago / 2

    I was told to drink myself under the table, so here am I, under the table, but where are the drinks?

  • Member #156819 / about 7 years ago / 2

    Hey who took the bars down from his cage.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago * / 2

    Pete suddenly had "IKEA Withdrawal"

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 2

    Okay; you've found me.... Guess I'll have to come back inside for that HR meeting.

  • MTMentat / about 7 years ago / 2

    Observe: we can take the nerd out of his basement lab environment, at which point he immediately begins to build another one.

  • Gary D. / about 7 years ago / 2

    So i need to work in the shade... do you see how white i am?

  • co_buckfast / about 7 years ago / 2

    What, Me Worry?
    - Pete E. Neuman

  • cholq / about 7 years ago / 2

    Just like a dog waiting for scraps to fall from the dinner table, Pete strategically positions himself under the mini battle bot arena hoping to scavenge a few parts for his next project.

  • andy4us / about 7 years ago / 2

    Rather than fire anyone, Sparkfun started moving peoples offices to a really uncomfortable spot

  • mceranski / about 7 years ago / 2

    Pete does his best work "under the table"

  • Parizival / about 7 years ago / 2

    If I fits I sits

  • Member #294050 / about 7 years ago / 1

    "...you tighten this screw with an allen wrench and hold up this piece with your head.There you have it, a fully functional ping pong table"

  • Member #104117 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Talk about keeping the overhead low.

  • Reynarduino / about 7 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun has recently caught Pete working "under the table" as a robot mechanic.

  • stickhog / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete was told he'd be paid under the table for all the excessive overtime he's been working, but he apparently doesn't have a good sarcasm detector.

  • beagle.fan / about 7 years ago / 1

    CloakingDeviceFail

  • marsfan / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete is willing to acknowledge that it may not be the best improvisation job, but at least he is in the shade now.

  • komposition / about 7 years ago / 1

    No matter what, Peter STILL can't keep his lenses from going dark.

  • komposition / about 7 years ago / 1

    Now you see me, later you won't

  • komposition / about 7 years ago / 1

    Installing bracket under the table is not what I meant by "working under the table."

  • MarmotXing / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Nope, still don't see my dignity."

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 7 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun will be down again while we rebuild tables...

  • See, look how easy it is to turn the tables on Pete ;-)

  • SgtJake / about 7 years ago / 1

    Yah, its like I tell my wife.I'm an engineer, how hard can this be.

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Now put down the damn camera and hand me my Latte"

  • GooseSG / about 7 years ago / 1

    For the forth time in as many weeks, Pete's suggestion has been tabled!

  • Arodd2000 / about 7 years ago / 1

    It is like a greenhouse to tan under.

  • Karl Bielefeldt / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete's overengineering anonymous sponsor caught him in the act again and had to confiscate his tools for his own safety. Next time it gets too sunny, Pete will try to remember to just wear a hat.

  • Arodd2000 / about 7 years ago / 1

    So what if I didn't think the table legs needed to be secured before we turn it right side up.

  • Member #211083 / about 7 years ago / 1

    What I lost my left contact lens again .....

  • Member #728980 / about 7 years ago / 1

    After sustaining a devastating leg injury in the earthquake only a few hours before, Pete's research led him to the perfect location to play with his wrench.

  • Member #718961 / about 7 years ago / 1

    I guess this is what they mean by "and other duties as assigned".

  • Member #718961 / about 7 years ago / 1

    It doesn't take a Rocket Scientist!

  • WarpedHumor / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Mushrooms - I don't see any mushrooms down here" ... Poor Pete didn't even know he was being kept in the dark and fed BS.

  • ameyring / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete was demoted to table-assembling duties after caught swimming unauthorized in the CEO's pool.

  • dougal / about 7 years ago / 1

    Software Failure. Press left mouse button to continue. Guru Meditation #00000025.65045338

  • unmanaged / about 7 years ago / 1

    anyone wanna play table tennis now?

  • unmanaged / about 7 years ago / 1

    If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?

  • JerryH / about 7 years ago / 1

    While Shawn and Sarah worked on outfitting the Sparkfun IoT Apartment, Pete was assigned the task of accessorizing the Sparkfun IoT Sweatbox.

  • unmanaged / about 7 years ago / 1

    Zen... I haz it...

  • unmanaged / about 7 years ago / 1

    Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

  • unmanaged / about 7 years ago / 1

    A Zen master once said to me, "Do the opposite of whatever I tell you." So I didn't

  • Member #268720 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Those combat robots won't find me here, right?

  • Member #728627 / about 7 years ago / 1

    I wish I had read the documentation for my new camera drone, maybe it will not hit me.

  • MarmotXing / about 7 years ago / 1

    This was not what management had in mind when they tasked Pete with designing a new human-interface Pi-Hat.

  • MarmotXing / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete worked tirelessly to bring this Barenaked Ladies pun to life.

  • Barry2 / about 7 years ago / 1

    It's all nuts and bolts.

  • Member #30905 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete prepares for El Niño!

  • komposition / about 7 years ago / 1

    What? Can't a brutha have his Sparkfun under the table?

  • Member #2129 / about 7 years ago / 1

    What?!?! You never seen the Guru of Gadgets meditating? Where do you think all these great ideas come from?

  • c32652 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Behold! A truth table!

  • healthyfatboy / about 7 years ago / 1

    Upon hearing Robert left SparkFun, Pete was found under the table repeating incessantly "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!"

  • ubuntuguru / about 7 years ago / 1

    What Table?

  • c32652 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Are you sure this is the correct way to build and UNDER BIASED AMP?

  • V3rtigo / about 7 years ago / 1

    Recreation of the George Costanza desk, Part 1: Table selection and more naps for Pete.

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nap

    • Member #394180 / about 7 years ago / 1

      If it needs an explanation link, it's too contrived

  • Runningman / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete attempts human-augmented photosynthesis to no avail

  • What do you mean by, one down and 36 tables to go?

  • Colecago / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete in the 'Makers Meditation Pose' recites his Mantra "Ohm"

  • Draxssab / about 7 years ago / 1

    Caught working under the table, you are screwed!

  • OsageOrange / about 7 years ago / 1

    "No, I'm done. I'm just going to sit here, resting on my laurels."

  • Our Autonomous Pete isn't working the way it should. Get back to work Pete.

  • Member #105863 / about 7 years ago / 1

    If this is all the work there is for me to do then I'm going to quit! Don't believe me, well I already quit!

  • Member #580180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete works under the table. Unfortunately, he is unable to find his paycheck.

  • Member #580180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    When you're missing the last few pieces of an IKEA set.

  • wirenut1980 / about 7 years ago / 1

    I better get this box completed quick, or I may end up like Robert.

  • Member #15009 / about 7 years ago / 1

    That's a Booger under the table!

  • Member #455993 / about 7 years ago / 1

    According to Pete, this new barrier system will provide enough protection to allow an aerial competition at AVC16.

  • thewillsterr / about 7 years ago / 1

    SparkFun, having never used cubicles before, was confused about where the walls went.

  • Tinkering With Chance / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete is one of those guys that never truly grew up. Each day, when the clock strikes noon, he can be found in the break room playing with his toys while everyone gathers around to eat their lunch. Just please watch your feet, interns have been known to lose a toe or two.

  • StevetheClimber / about 7 years ago / 1

    "See? Plenty of space for a bi-level arena! All we need are some trapdoors and duct tape!"

  • StevetheClimber / about 7 years ago / 1

    "But an elevator entrance for the robots would look so cool!"

  • dksmall / about 7 years ago / 1

    Our latest Pete clone is an under the table release, sorry.

  • Member #394180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    If I keep my beard out of the sun, maybe it'll turn dark and I can replace Robert

  • Member #394180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    What are you gonna do, paste Shawn's face over mine?

  • Tomatoeyes / about 7 years ago / 1

    Hack what you want, hack what you're able. If you are hacking with me, you'll be under the table.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete's taking over the New Product Friday video production? Is this a new sound stage?

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete has a head start on using those "37 4x6" Photoluminescent Panels" being offered.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    If you want something done right the first time, do it yourself.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago * / 1

    PIX taken moments before Pete cracked his head trying to find that dropped screw.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Recycling even the smallest screws and fasteners!

  • Amundsen / about 7 years ago / 1

    Huh? Only four pins for such a big breakout board!

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Maybe I just like taking our surplus tables apart?

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    A Woman's////// NERD's Work is Never Done!

  • Member #589493 / about 7 years ago / 1

    "I like to meditate beneath the arena before battle"

  • OsageOrange / about 7 years ago / 1

    "See? It's perfectly safe. This leftover piece isn't needed!"

  • Member #403238 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete waited and practiced his entire life to be accepted for an episode of Naked and Afraid...

  • tzankoff / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete was not exactly sure where the last remaining loose screw under the table was.

  • 610bob / about 7 years ago / 1

    Look! I don't know what's about to happen. Better safe than sorry.

  • NorseEngineer / about 7 years ago / 1

    Welcome to Mount AVC, I am the Buddha Battle Bot Monk. What tool can I give you young traveler?

  • customerX / about 7 years ago * / 1

    Ok, I'm under the table, so can I get paid now?

  • GCF / about 7 years ago / 1

    A-Forting With Pete

  • Leif / about 7 years ago / 1

    Pete's the original Hexbug

  • CitoNinja / about 7 years ago * / 1

    Where da basements at?

  • CitoNinja / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Have you seen my 'power wrench'?" ~ Pete

  • exHomunculus / about 7 years ago / 1

    Who said hackers couldn't fabricate?

  • Member #189314 / about 7 years ago / 1

    For the next According to Pete, let's just document everything Pete does.

  • Dubluce / about 7 years ago / 1

    "As you can clearly see, I merely had to make an adjustment to the micro-carburetor."

  • NorthStreetLabs / about 7 years ago / 1

    What do you want me to do next, Master?

  • komposition / about 7 years ago * / 1

    Why Pete is sitting Indian style under the table without its supports attached is beyond me. I guess he's really using his head on this one.

  • MechaTweak / about 7 years ago / 1

    The decision to give each graduate a mortarboard scaled to his/her respective intelligence proved to be problematic for some of the smarter students in the class. "Neck resting stations" had to be constructed to reduce fatigue....

  • Member #365431 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Hey, a new cold war is coming. I need to brush up on my duck cover.......

  • RyeMAC3 / about 7 years ago / 1

    What? Some of my best work has been done under the table.

  • jma89 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Everything is not always as it seems, nor do all screws ever get back where they belong.

  • Member #707267 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Where are all the drinks? You told me this was a mini-bar.

  • José Heriberto López / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Nobody told me that the earthquake was over!"

  • Member #707267 / about 7 years ago / 1

    "You found me already?" Pete's not very good at hide-and-go-seek.

  • Member #341578 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Listen, when the sky starts falling you'll want to join me.

  • chriscrowder / about 7 years ago / 1

    Did Pete not see the sparkfun red board PCB measurements was in millimeters not meters!

  • NotDavid4JustDavid / about 7 years ago / 1

    What!? Can't you see I'm busy?

  • GeneralPHY / about 7 years ago / 1

    At sparkfun, all employees are members of maintenance by default

  • GeneralPHY / about 7 years ago / 1

    sometimes there's just more floor than chair

  • Wait... Your saying that I can't use these parts for my project?

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

    Have you seen my shiny new autonomous Multi-Chassis vehicle? It got stuck in attack mode and went on a rampage. I just want to get it back.

  • I knew it man, a push/pull double signal whacker was hidden under the table. There was no Freakin' way my battle bot just layed down and died!

  • Bob797 / about 7 years ago / 1

    This small cubicle comes a low ceiling and no desk.

  • What? Can I help it if I'm helping Actobotics design the extra-extra-extra-large parts? You have to get the kits for the 27 foot tall robots somewhere!

  • l0gikG8 / about 7 years ago / 1

    What do you mean I can't build my new house here?

  • Ted M / about 7 years ago / 1

    I went to college for this?

  • Ted M / about 7 years ago / 1

    I thought the cubicles would be BIGGER at the new building!

  • Engineered / about 7 years ago / 0

    Pete, master of all things electrical, is completely stumped by a simple mechanical project.

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