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Classic Captions – The 2004 Honda Civic Coupe Edition

Jim Brennan January 22, 2013 Hooniverse Classic Captions Contest 51 Comments


Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a series of postings that are set to go off around this time almost 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 image is only about a decade old, so let’s see you try and come up with a clever caption for this week.

Fullscreen capture 1212013 82153 PM.bmpLast week, we had an image of a Movie Star standing with an ordinary Dodge, and you guys tied in the image to the movie “My Fair Lady” very well. Kudos to you all.

One of the best tie-ins was from our own Tanshanomi (Yes, again) when he used one of the title songs from the movie, which had a chorus like this:“The Rain in Spain stays mainly in the Plain”. His delightful caption drew inspiration from the song, and for the rust issues experienced by the early Aspens: “The crust of rust stays mainly…oh, hell, it goes everywhere″. Oh so close Tanshanomi

However it was the Photoshop skills of Irishzombieman that was the winner this time. The original posting used the image from the print ad with the word “Unbelievable”. The image was changed by simply inserting the word “Unreliable”… See the image on the left. Congratulations Irishzombieman!

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks illustration. This is an advertising image for the 2004 Honda Civic Coupe. The group of guys that are standing around the car is the band “Dashboard Confessional”, and Honda sponsored their tour for that year. Does anyone know what this band is currently doing? I can only remember their song “Vindicated” that was featured in the closing credits from the movie “Spider-Man 2”, and, well, that’s about it. I suppose this was a great tie-in for Honda at the time, but looking back at it, I’m not so sure. Here is your chance to try and tie in any of the band’s song-titles to this image. It’s not as easy as any of the other Classic Captions in the past, so dazzle me with all the brilliance that I know our fans truly have. (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 listening to “Dusk and Summer” at least twelve more times we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this thought provoking image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewels Flickr Photostream

  • Devin

    Keith Moon may have crashed a Rolls Royce into a swimming pool, but we parked a Civic near some carpet.

  • Three years after their fame peaked, The Icy Hot Stuntaz still weren't very cool.

    • FunWithBuns

      I don't know man, all of them have shirts on (and not a single wife-beater!).

  • Devin

    "Our Civic makes us feel like the Belle of the Boulevard!"

  • We've tested twelve different sticker packages for your Honda, find out which is Hands Down the one to add the most horsepower in this weeks episode of "VTEC KICKED IN YO!"

  • $kaycog

    Yay, Irishzombieman! The best caption last week, for sure. Here's a Dodge for you.

    <img src="http://bensbarn.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/dodge-girl.jpg"width="500"/&gt;

    • yum!

    • pj134

      You know, if you would have picked a Mustang or Camaro there would have been a great grabber/hugger orange joke in there. What kind of world play do I have with "Hemi Orange"?

      Maybe I'm just not creative enough.

      • $kaycog

        I'm sure you can think of something clever. ;D

    • Irishzombieman

      Woo hoo! Gracias!

  • $kaycog

    We're here "For You To Notice" the Honda Civic. It is 'Hands Down" our favorite car.

    • Devin

      I think the most telling indication of this band's legacy is the lack of votes for captions which reference their actual songs.

      • $kaycog

        You're definitely right about that.

        • dwbf11

          I prefer my Civics in Blue and Yellow.

          • dwbf11

            Although as a Toyota man, I'd really be Screaming Infidelities if I had to drive a Civic anyways.

      • ptschett

        I'd rather reference Dashboard Confessional's 'grandparent' band, Strongarm. When Strongarm broke up their guitarists, bassist & drummer formed Further Seems Forever with Chris Carrabba, who then went on to start Dashboard Confessional.

        Strongarm is still one of my favorite ways to get my occasional metalcore fix…
        [youtube dSICHg40chQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSICHg40chQ youtube]

  • skitter

    There is a vehicle that says "I rock", and says it almost as loud as your shows. Any stickers just put a finer point on it. It doesn't have the standard wheels, it's painted several different colors, it's reliable, it's inexpensive.

    It's a fifteen passenger van with a bunch of junkyard body panels.

  • fodder650

    Which is more fake in this picture. The horsepower the stickers are adding or the tattoo sleeves?

  • Number_Six

    Christian rockers Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Goran had very little success in the street-racing world with their dove-themed, mostly-stock Civic coupe. Removing the nitrous because "David didn't use a MAC-10 to bring down Goliath" was just one of their many errors in judgement that year.

  • Devin

    It's a little known fact that Dashboard Confessional started in the back room of a Pep Boys.

  • Dodge unsuccessfully tried to sponsor this tour, knowing that the band's emo fans would appreciate how the mould release lines on the interior panels would cut their arms.

    • Irishzombieman

      HA HA HA HA HA!

  • Devin

    "So any wagers on who is going to be most embarrassed by this photo in 9 years?"

  • Damnit, we should have been a country band. Montgomery Gentry got Jim Beam as a tour sponsor. We're stuck with the Honda Douche-mobile!

  • onrails

    To steal a line from one of my favorite comedians (Dana Gould)…

    The 2004 Honda Civic – "I thought you had to actually ACHIEVE grace before you could fall from it."

  • racer139

    The civic after all these years is instantly recognisable…. these guys not so much.
    their fame must have been really minor cause at first glance I didnt remember them at all.

    • Preludacris

      Thought it was Good Charlotte for a second but I believe theirs was more recent.
      Pretty good marketing really!

  • Target29

    This reminds me of Offsprings "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)"; just replace Pinto in the lyrics with Civic.

  • Alcology

    10 years too late.

  • MVEilenstein

    "This Honda will be going strong in 20 years. We won't."

  • C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

    We have something in common with this Civic, but we were Minute Rice.

  • The cut-price alternative to a Mitsubishi Evo; introducing the Honda Emo!

  • fodder650

    The boys thought their Civic duty was to upgrade the Judge's Honda. Instead they found out that there Instincts were wrong and were going to be put into a Pilot program for graffiti. The Judge said that although they may have thought they'd be Legends in their own time they were going to Inspire anyone. Instead they would be placed in a Shuttle heading to jail.

  • JayP2112

    I'd have to call this the Magic Bus.
    Why Magic Bus?
    Because WHO are these guys? Never heard of them.

  • I got a rad Civic. I got rad bros. I don't need no chick draped over my finder.

    Wait, that didn't come out right.

    Actually, it did, but you'll never know that.

  • Just like Dashboard Confessional, the Honda Civic was once a one time wonder. Remember that time?

  • dwbf11

    Much like the world of our teenage screamo music, the inside of a Honda Civic is a depressing place to be. Notice how they photographed us outside of the car.

  • Van_Sarockin

    Posers is as posers do. And you, my friends, are no Posies.

  • TurboBrick

    Dashboard Confessional Steve Jobs Fan Club of America presents the 2004 Honda Civic

  • RichardKopf

    Someone told us that mimicking Nickelback was a good idea.

  • ptschett

    In a departure from the conventional "If You Can't Leave It Be, Might as Well Make It Bleed" school of Civic modification, Dashboard Confessional's car was relatively tasteful, functional and unmolested.

  • "In 10 years we'll still be living at our mom's house."

  • pwned88

    The Honda FireDove. "Suck it GM"

  • pwned88
    • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

      <img src="http://i.qkme.me/3somoo.jpg"&gt; Okay, that deserves a courtesy embed.

      • pwned88

        Thank you sir. The damn meme generator wouldn't co-operate.

  • EnsignSlow

    You may regret it if you Don't Wait, because the next generation Civic is Hands Down a better car, but Tonight I'll Take What I Can Get, because there's Reason to Believe that Honda's reputation will suffer Slow Decay afterwards.

  • BobWellington

    Guy on the right: "Look ma! No hands."

  • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

    Ach so! Die Vier 'Gang' Fuchs! Alles Klar jetzt.