Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a series of posts that are set to run this time each week, 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 week, there are two men with fishing poles, but where is the water?
Last week, we had an image of a Pool Party with a Woodie, and the responses were all excellent. The runner-up comment was from relative new comer mkep819, and his caption went something like this: “When he drives a new car off the lot, it increases in value. Panhandlers give him money. He can drive a station wagon, and still attract women… He is the most interesting man in the Hooniverse.” This was a very well executed comment using the current Dos Equis Beer Commercials, so well done mkep819!
However, there was one caption that was a clear favorite for the week, and it was penned by Batshitbox (yes, again). This caption tied in the image with a classic Television Series: “Submitted for your consideration, the young couples of Mercville: They laugh, they swim, they wax their woodies and tipple their highballs and smile. But no one in Mercville ever looks into the sky, or even into the horizon, or even into the next yard. Because there is no sky, no horizon, nor even a house next door. Mercville; a town surrounded by nothing, a drifting existential horror you’ll find in… The Twinlight Zone” Ah yes, Rod Serling would look very comfortable in this setting, so congratulations Batshitbox, on a very well done Classic Caption.
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks image, and it is a Print Advertisement for the 1951 Nash Ambassador Airflyte, with a couple of blokes in a wooded setting. It looks like they are trying to string fishing line on a couple of fishing poles, only it looks like there isn’t either a stream or lake anywhere (at least, not framed in the image). You know, if it was an image taken today, the car would be a huge Pickup Truck or SUV instead of a common sedan, but wait… The Nash is actually a more appropriate vehicle. Remember, Nash was the only manufacturer during this time period to offer fully reclining seat backs, so you could make a bed inside the car… Why do I think that’s a great idea? Maybe the men wanted to get away from their wives? Are they going fishing on Brokeback Mountain? And am I really this warped to think of this type of imagery from the early 50’s? (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 contemplating our own caption, we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this very captivating image.
Photo Credit: Plan59.com