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’s image is tied in with a 60s Television Series that none of you will remember, so good luck!
Two weeks ago, we had an image of a Multicolored Plymouth, and the responses were all pretty good. Let’s take a look at the top three responses. The first is from our pal Alff, who came up with this inspired caption: “The designers’ initial response to focus group feedback that the new Barracuda looked “too fat””. Very funny Alff, but it looks like you will have to step up your game.
The comment placing runner-up was from hwyengr, and I think it is the first time he placed this high. His caption went like this: “The 1965 Chryslers. You can have it in any color you want, so long as it’s all of them.” Yes, this was a very funny, but there was one more who was the readers favorite.
No, the clear favorite this time around was from ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq, and it was nothing but the photoshop you see to the left, with the caption: “There I fixed it.” This was very subtle, and if you don’t see it, compare the winning image to the original post. Way to go ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks image, and I’ve decided to include people in the image once again. This was an Advertising image for the 1965 International Scout featuring Television Star Donna Reed, with her producer husband Tony Owen, and their family. The ad copy is pure 60s, and describes an era when stars of that time period are very different from today’s film and television celebrities. It shows the Reed family in a wooded setting starting to enjoy a lunch, all siting in, around, or on the Scout. Now, let’s see what kind of caption you could come up with for this very interesting image. (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 interesting image
Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream