March Caption Contest

It's been a while; let's see what you got.

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We let you go a whole month without the opportunity to test the limits of human caption-writing, but spring is almost here, and the time has come to awaken from your humor hibernation and share your gift with the world. Here is your subject:

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You know the rules; you love 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, March 18 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time.
  • A crack team of humor experts will pick the winner and we will announce it shortly thereafter.

The winner of this month's contest will take home a SparkFun Simblee BLE Breakout and the RFDuino Simblee Starter Kit! And, if winning stuff is your thing, don't forget to enter the SparkFun SticKits Contest before 3/31 for the chance to take home $200. Caption away!


Comments 112 comments

  • Member #7837 / about 6 years ago / 10

    We finally figured out how to make it work. Now we have to figure out how to turn it off.

  • DrPhibes / about 6 years ago / 7

    What we see here is the majestic Engineerus Sparkfunicus, lying in wait of awkward conversation.

  • Barry2 / about 6 years ago / 7

    A previous incident with Pixar, instilled a sense of caution.

  • l0gikG8 / about 6 years ago / 4

    Is that my stapler

  • Shhhhh! There it is, Nate's awesome graphite 20x Magnifier LED Lamp, I've heard rumors, but I didn't think it really existed.

  • Engineered / about 6 years ago / 3

    Day 17: They began to suspect I wasn't one of them.

    • BigHomie / about 6 years ago / 1

      Heh, this was the only one that made me laugh out loud, very nice lol

  • Sembazuru / about 6 years ago / 3

    At night when the engineers come out...

  • ElegantElectrons / about 6 years ago / 2

    The wild engineer is a skittish worker and always flees at the first sign of documentation writing.

  • ingenio18 / about 6 years ago / 2

    "I'll stand over hear while you flip the switch"

  • "How can we have $10,000 worth of resistors in stock, but NO TOILET PAPER?!?!"

  • Member #403458 / about 6 years ago / 2

    Did someone say.....Pi?

  • GCF / about 6 years ago / 2

    If that 3D printer makes things, then that makes it a maker. But if I made the 3D printer, then I am a maker of makers. This is what God must feel like.

  • robot256 / about 6 years ago / 2

    Almost immediately, Dave regretted using his largest LiPo in the motion-activated Rick Astley bust.

    • Chelsea the Destroyer / about 6 years ago / 1

      Hi robot256! Congrats - you're March's champion! We'll be sending your prize to you soon.

  • SlyVixsky / about 6 years ago / 2

    He was not yer sure if the lamp was truely evil, or merely guarding the printer against interruption.

  • Member #123724 / about 6 years ago / 2

    It was true, Brick really did love lamp!

  • Faraday's Cage / about 6 years ago / 1

    Every engineer's reaction when he first powers up his prototype. Better be safe than sorry!!!!

  • OneJasso / about 6 years ago / 1

    Hey kids, wanna buy some weed?

  • RFsynthesizer / about 6 years ago / 1

    Mr. Watson — Come here — I want to see you.

  • Dahio / about 6 years ago / 1

    At that awful moment, the nausea in stomach told him he would be in the photo caption contest.

  • Member #760945 / about 6 years ago / 1

    At long last the secret of the ultimate dazzling white smile has been discovered.

  • nebulous / about 6 years ago / 1

    He's losing his mind and I'm reaping all the benefits.

  • Member #666347 / about 6 years ago / 1

    The supervisors demands for a more productive work day have left HR considering group counselling for anxiety disorder.

  • Member #376417 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Swipe right to see the rest of my lab.

  • Member #353586 / about 6 years ago / 1

    "I know that it talked to me.. It said, "Hold me you big hulk,I am yours"

  • gordonmx / about 6 years ago / 1

    As the timid engineer peers around the corner, he is once again sadden that his donut trap is still empty 8^(. Maybe he should try Power Bait next time.

  • Member #662414 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Everyone thinks the lamp will win the staring contest, but no, the lamp has PWM.

  • Jim28 / about 6 years ago / 1

    <National Geographic Hushed Commentator>SparkFun's soldering gnomes are skittish, but respond positively to offerings of Jolt Cola and tesseracts. Watch as we tempt one from its natural repose</National Geographic Hushed Commentator>

  • Member #394180 / about 6 years ago / 1

    It just looks like a lamp. What it actually is had to be trimmed from the image for decency's sake.

  • joesugar / about 6 years ago / 1

    You know I can see you.

  • ElegantElectrons / about 6 years ago / 1

    "For the last time, I see you and flannel is not camouflage!"

  • George Langley / about 6 years ago / 1

    Ma-aaar-co! Polo?

  • Apparently, ladies aren't the only thing turned on by his seductive gaze.

  • SgtJake / about 6 years ago / 1

    They do this to me every time. I'm working hard, look up and everybody's gone to lunch. Not cool.

  • Silencio / about 6 years ago / 1

    When initial testing may cause a visit from the fire marshal.

  • Member #345513 / about 6 years ago / 1

    "Are the Cloud Clouds set to Disco yet?"

  • Member #781871 / about 6 years ago / 1

    He entered the fluorescent lit lab cautiously, spurred on by the anticipation of self accomplishment and a heightened sense of well-being, he knew his gnawing anxiety would quickly dissipate while programming in his newly acquired black fur thong. It was worth the risk, who would ever know ?

  • Andy42 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Finally! The ESP8266 Thing Internet Connected Robotic Toothbrush is ready! Now, if it would just stop getting stuck in my moustache...

  • wsh32 / about 6 years ago / 1

    It works...

  • Incontinence can strike at any time. This is the day that Paul learned that you can never trust a fart.

  • OneJasso / about 6 years ago / 1

    Nerdsis Anxietyra carefully inspects the area before approaching in order to avoid any social contact or potential threats to it chastity.

  • joesugar / about 6 years ago / 1

    With no new episodes of MythBusters being made, SparkFun employees have to determine themselves if the engineers' toys really do come to life at night.

  • Member #71928 / about 6 years ago / 1

    I see dead pixels... cold breath

  • Tricore / about 6 years ago / 1

    Sarah's secret admirer was finally caught on camera while he was spying on her new project.

  • FiveFeet / about 6 years ago / 1

    Do you think I can sneak that lamp on to the set with Nick for Friday's new products?

  • Member #720527 / about 6 years ago / 1

    One is the loneliest number..

  • mdancer / about 6 years ago / 1

    The engineers at Sparkfun were too busy figuring out how to create the CreeperBot, that no one asked if they should build the CreeperBot.

  • Member #644003 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Project Timeline Rules state that: If an Engineer see his shadow it means there will be 6 more weeks of development time.

  • Member #418619 / about 6 years ago / 1

    It was just an Arduino Starter kit. How did it end up like this? It was only a Starter kit. It was only a Starter kit. * sang in The Killers - Mr. Brightside tune

  • Member #545799 / about 6 years ago / 1

    The moment when you break something, put it back together-ish, and then wait in the distance for someone else to come over and break it. :P

  • tjb1 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Y'all got any of them Pi Zeros?

  • Member #545799 / about 6 years ago / 1

    My precious.... :3

  • vybz263 / about 6 years ago / 1

    "I'm telling you, we have Luxo Jr.'s cousin in our workshop. I forgot my rubber ball once and found him staring at it!"

  • Erik Kallen / about 6 years ago / 1

    5 6 7 8 9 10.......... I'm comming!!

  • Jeff and Jack / about 6 years ago / 1

    "I hope they fixed the alignment problems -- if it would just not hit my lips this time," thought Carl nervously, as he began working up the courage for another frightening test of the experimental Laser Toothbrush.

  • The Majestic Lightstash.

  • TopherGopher / about 6 years ago / 1

    Is that solder I smell?

  • Member #452678 / about 6 years ago / 1

    There here...... Again...

  • TyTower / about 6 years ago / 1

    Damn Shes got the latest LED flexilamp . How come I didn't get one first.

  • Member #742866 / about 6 years ago / 1

    That awkward moment when your boss catches you watching porn at work.

  • Parizival / about 6 years ago / 1

    Someday........

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 6 years ago / 1

    Um excuse me... has anyone see my pants?

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 6 years ago / 1

    Hello. Is it me you're looking for?

  • Guide for dealing with your potentially self aware robots:

    • Keep your distance. Use shielding and saftey glasses when possible.
    • Try communicating with it, and clearly describe your intentions.
    • If all else fails: Glare at it, and threaten to reprogram it.

  • Though I had been warned by others that accepting a job at SparkFun meant "joining the dark side", I never dreamt that this was what they meant!

  • ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTAZ

  • Member #580180 / about 6 years ago / 1

    The shy engineer in his native habitat.

  • Runningman / about 6 years ago / 1

    On this week's episode of Fellowship of the Things, we have the obnoxious selfie-blocking desklamp!

  • Member #580180 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Did someone say, "Open Source"?

  • Just after the morning dew... the engineer sits behind his blind eagerly waiting for the judging crowd to disperse before claiming a second glorious donut. Soon triumph shall be his.

  • skip / about 6 years ago / 1

    Pass around the photon cigars! My robot is having a baby!

  • OK, Flip the breaker!

  • But its still ticking...

  • Thetinkerer / about 6 years ago / 1

    "Did that lamp just clap at me?"

  • Thetinkerer / about 6 years ago / 1

    The day 3D printers woke up

  • Thetinkerer / about 6 years ago / 1

    They did say the new intern was bright...

  • Member #725494 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Harold wasn't completely certain it moved ...

  • Member #15009 / about 6 years ago / 1

    What did the lamp say to the 3D printer? They make medicine for that!

  • MirithD / about 6 years ago / 1

    You can always tell a Milford Man.

  • Member #29024 / about 6 years ago / 1

    "Has the fire burnt itself out yet?"

  • JohnathanN. / about 6 years ago / 1

    I can has cheezburger?

  • floppystick6 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

  • taipan / about 6 years ago / 1

    Does Nick has finish playing with his sensor triggered flame-thrower

  • Funhough / about 6 years ago / 1

    Hmm... A new kind of Dalek? Hit the stalk or get it to absorb human DNA. It will question its own existence and exterminate itself.

  • James Matthew / about 6 years ago / 1

    Mr. Edison didn't fully trust this new invention of his.

  • ameyring / about 6 years ago / 1

    Oh no...looks like my lamp has turned into Luxo, Jr's evil twin.

  • bdwyer / about 6 years ago / 1

    It really does get lonely during 2nd shift...How did you learn to manage this, lamp?

  • zodiak / about 6 years ago / 1

    Hey guys, can you keep it down out there? I've got enough headaches fighting these robots in here.

  • Bob797 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Hey, can I get in what is going on the other side?

  • Garfieldboy / about 6 years ago / 1

    After getting in with the wrong crowd in his teens Luxo Jr. lost all his cuteness and turned into a ruthless killing machine.

  • JohnathanN. / about 6 years ago / 1

    Can I come in to the out now?

  • Gizmoguy / about 6 years ago / 1

    After a night of binge drinking and prototyping the Heffalump trap is finished. Ted quietly waits for that purple elephant he saw last night to return.

  • poto228 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Shh... I see vacuum tubes

  • cholq / about 6 years ago / 1

    Running the gauntlet between your desk and the restroom can be a daunting task for those who forget to wear green on St. Patrick's Day...

  • Bill took shelter behind a wall, having endured a bruised eyeball and 27 stitches, that the boobatron 9000 was a tad unpredictable when first switched on.

  • Bill waited tirelessly to see if his needlessly complicated leprechaun trap did, in fact, work.

  • jma89 / about 6 years ago / 1

    LTL; FTP IRL

  • pam-mo / about 6 years ago / 1

    What's your angle?

  • dksmall / about 6 years ago / 1

    Knowing that toys move around in the Pixar movies, he patiently waits for the lamp to start hopping around.

  • Member #341578 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun has gotten so popular other companies are sending hip interns over to spy on them...

  • Enough talk, at this point it's time to put your light where your mouth is.

  • wireless_in_west_chester / about 6 years ago / 1

    It's ok, Randy. Everyone falls asleep with a teeth whitening strip once in a while.

  • mtschaef / about 6 years ago / 1

    They said to always keep an eye on the 3d print job.... but I've got to go!

  • jbrill1976 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Carefully positioning his face to prevent HAL from reading his lips, Nick relays instructions to the Decahedrons. "You must move to the south wall and tell me what the LCD screen is displaying, it is the only way we are going to regain control of the Jupiter 2"

  • MechaTweak / about 6 years ago / 1

    Rumors of a Hitler mustache were surprisingly hard to suppress due to the lack of photographic evidence.

  • einro / about 6 years ago / 1

    ... and now the lamps are begining to call him names!

  • Member #144012 / about 6 years ago / 1

    "I did NOT let the magic smoke out of that brand new Pi3!"

  • einro / about 6 years ago / 1

    He did not believe it, but Jim may have created at working teleport.

  • Member #15009 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Once again Screams heard from Nick Poole's Office! :-)

  • Member #436136 / about 6 years ago / 1

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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