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, it’s a marriage of convenience, but we will get to that later…
Last week, we had an image of the cast of the television show Mr. Ed, and all the responses played off that fact. The runner-up comment was from our very own Prize Mistress, $kaycog, and it went something lie this: “Mr. Ed can think of nothing neighgative to say about their new Lark, of course, of course.” This tied in the show’s theme song very well, so well done $kaycog.
However, it was a relative new-comer who stole the show (pun intended), and he goes by the screen name Paul E. This caption was the overwhelming favorite of the week, and it went like this: “The new Lark! Sticks to the road like glue!” This was very funny, and a great way to introduce yourself to the Hooniverse Family. Now, it’s time to set up an Intense Debate Account, so we can follow your pithy comments throughout the Hooniverse as well as our sister site, Atomic Toasters! So congratulations Paul E on a well done Classic Caption.
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks image. This is an advertising image for the 1961 Lotus Elite, in a setting that looks like a man is trying to marry the car. There is a Priest (Minister, Vicar, Whatever) with a bible in his hands, a beautiful bouquet of flowers on a plinth, and what appears to be the groom, in the finest of wedding attire. I know some men carry the love of their car to great lengths, but this seems extreme. So, how do you think the marriage will be consummated? (on second thought, don’t answer that) I wonder if it is legal in the UK anyway. And what could Lotus be thinking when this idea for an advertisement was floated before them in the first place? (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 bizarre image.
Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream