Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a humorous series of posts that are set to run this time every Tuesday, so let’s review the premise; I search for images that were used by the car companies in their print advertising or brochures, and it is your job to provide a humorous, snarky, or thought provoking caption that is some how tied in with the image. This weeks image may seem morbid since it’s the holiday season, but let’s see you try and tie it in. And if you haven’t participated, it’s time for you to do so.
Last week, we had an image of Santa conversing with a couple of youngsters, and the comments were both well crafted and quite funny, with the exception of a few naughty ones. One of our longtime fans, POLAЯ, actually entered two captions for this particular image; One was rather racy, and quite humorous. The other one? Well, it received the second most votes from you, and it went like this: “So instead of getting the surgery to have you boys separated, your parents did what with the charitable donations?” POLAЯ, I’ve always loved your comments and your humor, but this really wasn’t one of my favorites. It looks like you actually entered three comments, and the other two were rather funny and spot on. Keep up the good work.
The winner this time is also a long time fan of Hooniverse. She seems like a fixture on the Verse, and we are all very appreciative when she’s around. Of course I’m talking about $kaycog, and her caption was really the best one this week, and it went something like this: “Ho! Ho! Ho! No, kids, I don’t have any children of my own. I only come once a year, and that’s down the chimney.” (You should read the reply from POLAЯ… My keyboard will never be the same…) This was very clever, so congratulations once again $kaycog!
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks illustration. This is an advertising image for the 1955 Studebaker Commander Ambulet, where Studebaker was trying to peddle the Commander 2-door wagon to Municipalities, Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, Ambulance Services, Disaster and Civil Defence agancies, and so on. Studebaker was caught with their pants down without a proper 4-door wagon, and they didn’t have the resources to tool up for one quite yet. The image itself shows a Commander Wagon equipped with lights and a siren, along with two rugged police patrol officers. So, what do you think is currently in the cargo area? (You can click here to see the full size image)
You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will deliberate entries, and after combing the morgue for evidence of Zombies, we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this great rather morbid image.
Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream