Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a series of postings that are set to go off at 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. Let’s see you try and come up with a clever caption for this week, and if you haven’t participated, isn’t it time for you to do so?
Last week, we had an image of a Dutch Family ready for the road, and the comments were great. One of our longtime fans, Rust-MyEnemy, actually came close to winning the contest this time with this great exchange: “Do we look cool in our little Dutch automobile? No. We look DAFt.” Rusty, that was very funny.
However, there was an unexpected winner this time around, and it was kind of a setup… I guess there was a new commenter, Kyle, who didn’t really like my tone in the original posting where I describe the occupants of the little Dutch conveyance as looking like they’re on hallucinogenics. That set up this line from Kyle: “Please stop with the thing about dutch people and drugs. A greater percentage of americans used drugs than dutchy’s” No, that wasn’t the winner, but the retort from Alcology was: “That’s a weird thing for grandpa to say while driving.” Congratulations Alcology for winning last weeks contest.
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks illustration. This is an advertising Post Card image for the 1965 Skoda 1000 MB Sedan, with a woman in smart looking rain gear flagging down the driver… with her shoe! Yes, it is all staged within a photo studio, but what could this image possibly mean? Would this be the normal way in which Czeck women get attention from their husbands (or possible boyfriends)? If she is in a rain coat and scarf (one thinks it would be raining), then why is the driverside window open in the Skoda, with the driver literally hanging out of it? Is this really a good image to sell a Skoda anyway?
You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will deliberate entries, and after being flagged down in Prague ourselves, we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this intriguing image.
Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream