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McCain caption-this-photo challenge!

A bunch of people have sent this photo to me to post, but I’ve been resisting since it is all too easy to capture someone in an awkward pose. The photo was actually taken as McCain started to exit off the stage at the last debate, but realized he was going the wrong way and abruptly changed course.

© Emmanuel Dunand

But what IS funny are some of the captions that people have thought up for this photo. My faves so far:

McCain unexpectedly leading among zombie voters.

McCain finally gets to first base with his invisible friend Joe the Plumber.

McCain tries to make good on his pre-debate promise to kick Obama’s you-know-what.

So I invite you to submit your own caption in the comments.



  1. Joe wrote:

    “Me see’s it….YES!! It is the precious….”

    Friday, October 17, 2008 at 8:42 pm | Permalink
  2. Jordan R. wrote:


    Friday, October 17, 2008 at 11:01 pm | Permalink
  3. watershed wrote:

    “UHMM…is it over? what was it again that I needed to do? …cant remember now…did I do it?
    Was it something about ASS-KICKIN’?
    Nope, I definately didn’t do that…

    WAIT WAIT I remember!!!

    Lemme do it quickly, before he gets away…

    Friday, October 17, 2008 at 11:33 pm | Permalink
  4. Richard wrote:

    McCain forgets to oil himself, freezes up at debate.

    Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 4:13 am | Permalink
  5. Mike wrote:


    Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 8:35 am | Permalink
  6. Bump wrote:

    Oh my. I dropped my scruples.

    Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 9:12 am | Permalink
  7. Michael wrote:

    John McCain: Wants to touch the Hiney

    Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 9:47 am | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    And to all my lizard friends: WAZZZAHHHHH

    Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 10:57 am | Permalink
  9. Barkin wrote:

    That extremely looks like Bush’s picture in China after he tried opening the big door

    Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 1:30 pm | Permalink
  10. Jennifer wrote:

    Barkin: here you go for side-by-side comparison:

    Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 2:41 pm | Permalink
  11. Richard wrote:

    Jennifer, that’s hilarious. I’m laughing uncontrollably.

    Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 7:08 pm | Permalink
  12. Pamela wrote:

    Here’s a title: “Night of the Living Dead, Millennium Edition”

    Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 11:35 pm | Permalink
  13. Adam wrote:

    “BLECH! Defeat tastes just as bad the third time around!”

    “A-boogada-boogada!” shouted McCain, in an attempt to scare the bejesus out of Obama, and win the evangelical vote.

    “I’m much better at the electric slide…”

    McCain’s economic policy is so bad, even he can’t swallow it.

    As McCain panders to his closet monster constituency, his numbers among small children fall dramatically.

    Monday, October 20, 2008 at 11:46 am | Permalink