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 unusual for this feature because there are no humans pictured what-so-ever!
Last Week, we had an image of an Excalibur ready for Tennis, and the responses were once again few in numbers, but very inspired none the less. We had a couple that was tied for second place, so let’s take a look at each of them. The first is from lilwillie, who came up with a caption that includes what Excalibur is: “My Lady, I told you that I could get you to ride two swords before Tennis. Your King is never wrong”. Very funny lilwillie, but you were tied with another.
The person tied with lilwillie was none other than P161911, who took a different approach with this caption: “This car is as much a Mercedes as you are a blonde.” Yes, this was a very funny insult, but neither one of these two captions was the top vote getter this time.
No, the clear favorite this time around was from smalleyxb122, who tied in his caption with a classic Tonight Show sketch: “A porn star from the ‘70s and tennis… Name two things with fuzzy balls that come in a can.” Of course, this caption was accompanied by the image of Johnny Carson performing as Carnac the Magnificent. It was spot on and very funny, so way to go smalleyxb122
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks image, and as many of you can see, it’s just an image of a car, but what a special car it is. This was a Post Card image produced by Chrysler Canada, Ltd. It showcased the full range of colors available for your new 1965 Chrysler or Plymouth; all 17 shades. It is going to be difficult composing a caption for this image, but I’m sure you’re up to the task… I would start with the naming conventions of the swinging 60s, or the fact that there may have been more than one of these produced. Let’s see how creative you can be. (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