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 we have an image that you can hardly forget, but we will get to that in a bit.
Last week, we had an image of a Nash in the Woods, and while the responses were a little on the light side (What’s up with that?) they were all very good. The runner-up comment was from our very own “Queen of the Images” Ms. $kaycog, and her caption went something like this: “Nashurally, Frank fell for this car hook, line and sinker.” This was a very clever tie-in with the fishing rods pictured in the image, so well done $kaycog!
But there was one caption that was clearly the favorite this time around, and it was by lilwillie, and it was at my expense… “Jim, why is your boat upside down?” Of course I’m guessing that the Nash Airflyte was sometimes described as an upside down Bathtub, so very well done lilwillie on a very relevant Classic Caption.
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks image, and it is a Print Advertisement for the 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, with a beautifully dressed couple who seem to be relaxing around a water fountain of some sort. What is really interesting is that they seem to be in evening attire (A Tux for him, and a glamorous gown for her) and she seems to be pouring water (or Champagne) from her shoe into his open mouth… So, what do you think this exquisitely dressed couple are actually doing in a setting like this? Are they drunk out of their minds? Are they tripping on Acid? Is this some kind of prelude to doing the nasty? And why are there so many of these twisted images readily available in car advertising during the mid to late 1960s? Only you can answer these (and so many other) questions, and add a little humor in an otherwise humdrum Tuesday! (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 provocative image.
Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream