December Caption Contest

Oh yeah, we're still doing these.

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Update: We have a winner! Congratulations Brad10, your songwriting skills are formidable, and you're the proud new owner of a LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit! Thanks to everyone who captioned; we'll have more contests for you in the new year!


You guys, our holiday weekend is but four days away, and a lot of 'funions are out on vacation, and those of us left are primarily communicating in quotes from Elf, and sometimes in these circumstances it's hard to get Monday going at our typical excellent speed. It's also been three months since our last monthly caption contest, which is becoming more of a quarterly caption contest.

Anyway here we are, and we're glad to be with you, here at the end of all things 2016. Let's do this!

Before we get to the photo, let's review the rules, because it's possible we all forgot by now:

  • 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 uptight, but try to keep it moderately PG-13.

  • Captions submitted any way other than the comment section will not be accepted! That means do not use the feedback form, though you may really, really want to.

  • Winner will be contacted and announced in an updated version of this post on Thursday, 12/22 (we'd hate to make you wait through the long weekend). Check back then to see the winning caption!

What will the champion receive, you ask? One of our brand new LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kits! They're the jam. Now get to it!

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Our winner: “Fresh brains roasting on an open fire / Zombies nipping at your nose / Undead carols being sung by a pyre / and Walkers dressed in bloody clothes….”


Comments 73 comments

  • Support promised me 4 hours.

  • Brad10 / about 5 years ago * / 5

    "Fresh brains roasting on an open fire / Zombies nipping at your nose / Undead carols being sung by a pyre / and Walkers dressed in bloody clothes...."

    • Chelsea the Destroyer / about 5 years ago / 1

      Dude, Brad10. You totally won. One LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit, comin' atcha!

  • Brad10 / about 5 years ago / 4

    After 3 weeks, Shawn is declared the winner of the Sparkfun Mannequin Challenge.

  • jbrill1976 / about 5 years ago / 3

    Hey, just checking in. I'm at Evan's desk, looks like he's made his last Bristlebot.

  • jbrill1976 / about 5 years ago / 3

    The closest thing to a Raiders fan you'll find anywhere in Colorado. Just win baby!

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 5 years ago / 2

    Welcome to Comcast support. Please hold... you are 10,452nd in line for the next operator.

  • Member #509113 / about 5 years ago / 2

    Justin's Internet Explorer is still loading

  • MarmotXing / about 5 years ago / 2

    The cold, December morning sunlight broke through the windows of Sparkfun; the Dawn of the LED was unleashed upon the world.

    Or perhaps:

    Shawn of the LED

  • Member #15009 / about 5 years ago / 2

    The Working Dead.

  • cholq / about 5 years ago / 2

    Oh, man, I almost won that September Caption Contest. I'll just sit here and click refresh until they start they next one. It should be any moment now....

  • Colecago / about 5 years ago / 2

    On this day you will be haunted by three zombies. Expect the first one around lunch time

  • Brad10 / about 5 years ago / 2

    Nick learned something new about Shawn while testing the Arduino-based "They LIve" glasses.

  • Member #871561 / about 5 years ago / 2

    "I always thought my mom was kidding when she told me not to stick my fork in the outlet..."

  • DrPhibes / about 5 years ago / 2

    Here lies Evan, his co-workers will remember him as a dedicated employee that quite literally worked his fingers to the bone.

  • Member #34694 / about 5 years ago / 1

    Should have quit drinking coffee 10 cups ago!

  • static bool isGoingToSpreadZombieVirus = false;
    
    void infect_with_virus (void){
        if(isGoingToSpreadZombieVirus = true)
            infect(employees);
        else
            heal(employees);
    }
    

    Should have double checked that code...

  • Gblaze / about 5 years ago / 1

    Damn Willie, I warned you about Porn addiction didn't I?

  • wireless_in_west_chester / about 5 years ago / 1

    Due to a lack of movement, the Sparkfun 'Take Your Zombie to Work' event will not be repeated next year.

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 5 years ago / 1

    Hard Hats: Protecting the walking dead from headshots, swords, and baseball bats. Bring it on!

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 5 years ago / 1

    If you keep picking at it, it will never heal

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 5 years ago / 1

    Negan hires a receptionist!

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 5 years ago / 1

    Just say no to porn addiction

  • RodIOT / about 5 years ago / 1

    OMG!! Is that Buster from MythBusters??? Now returned as a Zombie & with a desk job at Sparkfun???? #YourSafeNow Buster!

  • Member #286247 / about 5 years ago / 1

    Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde, we never know who is going to show up from day to day... Thus the dual monitors!

  • Member #494988 / about 5 years ago / 1

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy...

  • DrPhibes / about 5 years ago / 1

    Testimonial: " One of our employees could decompose and you wouldn't even know. " Mary and Jane HVAC - Keeping the stank out since, um...

  • Member #589493 / about 5 years ago / 1

    When the deadline for those TPS reports comes around...

  • Member #368481 / about 5 years ago / 1

    That's Bob. He keeps hitting refresh and mumbling something about, "Sparkfun Dumpster Dive" sales.

  • Member #881095 / about 5 years ago / 1

    Brazzers got me like...

  • ic / about 5 years ago / 1

    Well, the dog isn't as friendly as I thought.

  • Indiana Jones has left the building...

  • bobdabiulder / about 5 years ago / 1

    When you pull an all-nighter

  • bobdabiulder / about 5 years ago / 1

    When the Netflix streaming is too good

  • Dahio / about 5 years ago / 1

    Eventually Bernie returned to work.

  • Dahio / about 5 years ago / 1

    I wanted to leave early for the holidays .........then I saw the 3-D printer.

  • FlippinJax / about 5 years ago / 1

    Next on the tour, our safety manager explains OSHA.

  • mechg / about 5 years ago / 1

    OK, I guess it's finally time I enrolled in Obamacare.

  • Member #391621 / about 5 years ago / 1

    Windows automatic update ...

  • mechg / about 5 years ago / 1

    Free Day is here ! ..... Refresh.....refresh..... refresh...... refresh.............refresh................

  • Member #592054 / about 5 years ago / 1

    Good to know Sparkfun survives the zombie apocalypse.

  • mechg / about 5 years ago / 1

    Nick sneaks off to Maker Faire, and he makes sure nobody will miss him....

  • mechg / about 5 years ago / 1

    I KNEW that wasn't decaf !

  • mechg / about 5 years ago / 1

    Thank God it's Friday..... I need a rest.

  • Member #618980 / about 5 years ago / 1

    And over here you'll see our quality assurance department

  • Indian007 / about 5 years ago / 1

    How the inventor of LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit got replaced by the intelligent LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit

  • Refresh,refresh. Ugh, the wi-fi is still down.

  • jce / about 5 years ago / 1

    Shawn just found a hidden room in the SparkFun building...

  • GCF / about 5 years ago / 1

    Just one more change and I will push it to GitHub.

  • Yesterday, I changed my password to ‘HackItIfYouCan.’ Today, someone changed it to ‘ChallengeAccepted.’

  • This seat is taken.

  • stcarlso / about 5 years ago / 1

    Who knew that electrical engineering jobs were so deadly?

  • BNelson3 / about 5 years ago / 1

    Zombies might keep a messy office but damn do they keep their test leads organized!

  • jbrill1976 / about 5 years ago / 1

    Achmed the Dead Terrorist, before he contracted Scoliosis, penning the lyrics to "Jingle Bombs".

  • marsfan / about 5 years ago / 1

    Jim came to the realization that the horrors of 2016 had left their mark on him.

  • brian bloom / about 5 years ago / 1

    "What the hell, Bob? I asked for a shipment of PNP transistors by the 11th! And you send.. what is this? A PDP-11? Do you even read your invoices, bro?"

  • jbrill1976 / about 5 years ago / 1

    Hey, glad I caught you, One of my monitors has stopped working. Which one? Well, that depends on which way my head is turned. Check what! Oh My gosh, one of my eyes has popped out, I think the dog has it. No wonder he was being so quiet.

  • n1taz / about 5 years ago * / 1

    In a move heralded by civil rights leaders Sparkfun pioneered the hiring of Zombies to meet the holiday rush.

  • Now you know why Nate had to implement the "No Beer until an hour before the end of your Shift" rule. His 30 day binge not only jeopardized his own health, but he trashed his office and stole all his co-workers USB cables.

  • mdancer / about 5 years ago / 1

    Unfortunately it took tragedy before SparkFun HR took those "working us to death" complaints seriously.

  • Fazzitron / about 5 years ago / 1

    Turnover rate at SparkFun is surprisingly low.

  • archaeo / about 5 years ago / 1

    99 percent complete... I'll just wait; it can't be too much longer...

  • jce / about 5 years ago / 1

    Frittering away time until next Halloween...

  • wireless_in_west_chester / about 5 years ago / 1

    Compiling..........compiling.........................................................................aaaanddd.......compiling...................

  • elmer_fud / about 5 years ago / 1

    All the extra holiday treats turned Joe into a zombie

  • Draxssab / about 5 years ago / 1

    Call the I.T., we still got zombie processes on our hands

  • ME heat o nator / about 5 years ago / 1

    ...Another way to buy yourself some vacation time during the holiday season is to plant that "carpool lane" passenger at your desk chair. Chances are anyone with enough pull at the company is already out of the office burning PTO before they loose it at the end of the year.

  • Death to the Users!

  • cjh08052 / about 5 years ago / 1

    Old Man Winter interns at SparkFun during the off-season.

  • JWC in NH / about 5 years ago / 1

    New Years Resolution... Get out of the office more often...

  • Sembazuru / about 5 years ago / 1

    The problem with zombie temps is their predilection for launching zombie processes...

  • Engineered / about 5 years ago / 0

    Your typical engineer searching for a syntax error before modern-day IDE's.

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