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Caption Contest #109

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest caption for a random panel of my choosing. Once again we're doing the Pokemon anime and this week you have to come up with the best caption you possibly can for this still:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Dec 20th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13

Caption Contest #108 Result

Ok guys, last week I asked you to come up with the best caption you could for this anime still:

And here's our top 5:

Rekulhs Nathe: Everyone's Reaction To Pokemon Switch!

Chris Hill: The aftermath of using a spoonful of Buckley'scough medicine

Herr D: On hearing the vote for net neutrality wasn't going well...

punkjay: Pikachu, how many times have I told you to stay out of my Ritalin!

Treasure Hunter: "Lick the Vileplume" they said. "It'll be fun..."

But there can only be one winner, and it was a close call but in the end I had to go with...

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Caption Contest #108

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest caption for a random panel of my choosing. As I'm quite into playing the new Pokemon games at the moment, the next few weeks are going to involve stills from the Pokemon anime (which has some very captionable faces to work with). This week you have to come up with the best caption you possibly can for this still:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Dec 6th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.

Caption Contest #107 Results

Ok guys, last week I asked you all to come up with the best caption for this picture:

And in keeping with tradition, here are your Top 5:

Drinkfluid: This wasn't in my contract...

HerrD: Billy’s superpower of fitting in didn’t ALWAYS get him what he wanted...

TreasureHunter: Worst scratch & sniff book ever.

Madison: Do these outfits make our butts look big?

Calvary Red: Still the manliest anime ever.

But, again in keeping with tradition, there can only be one winner. And that winner is....

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Caption Contest #107

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest caption for a random panel of my choosing. This week you have to come up with the best caption you possibly can for this panel:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Nov 22nd) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.

Caption Contest #106 Results

Ok guys, last week I asked you all to come up with the best caption for this panel:

And your top 5 are:

The Atomic Punk: Breathing his last, Kurusu Kimihito made a deathbed confession: “Anime was a mistake.”

The Atomic Punk: And you were there… and you were there… it was just awful!

Rekulhs Nathe: I swear to god there better not be boobs in my face when I wake up!

HerrD: He did NOT say he would live till the school was empty. He said he would die when there were no more pupils.

Calvary Red: The news that he was allergic to monster girls hit them all pretty hard.

But, of course, there can only be one, and our winner is....

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What Were They Thinking?: 10 to One

This month marks the tenth anniversary of a very "special" storyline, a storyline delivered to us by our good friends at Marvel Comics Inc. And to celebrate, we've gone above and beyond and baked a cake. It's a lovely chocolate cake. It's a belgian chocolate sandwich with white chocolate icing on top and even chocolate chips in the cake mix. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but a lot of people would look at it and say "you know what, that's a good cake". And you know what Marvel, as you are the ones celebrating this occasion, I'm going to let you have a slice. See how good that tastes. Now, for no real reason, I'm going to take that cake away from you and replace it with a plain old Victoria Sponge. Oh and by the way, that Victoria Sponge is 20 years old and a bit mouldy. And for good measure I may have vomited on it, but hey, that's the cake you're getting from now on.

Now, if anyone doesn't get that entire long winded metaphor, let me explain. That is exactly how I feel about the storyline we are discussing today. What we had wasn't perfect but it was something that a lot of people really liked and then this storyline came along and replaced it with a status quo that was 20 years out of date and garnished it with as much bile and excretion as possible. This week we are taking a look at THE WORST storyline Marvel comics (or anyone for that matter) has ever published, on the tenth anniversay of its month of release. What Were They Thinking, the place where we look at the most stupid and ill-advised things in comic book history presents to you the stupid and ill-advised dumpster fire that is: One More Day

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Caption Contest #106

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest caption for a random panel of my choosing. This week you have to come up with the best caption you possibly can for this panel:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Nov 8th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.

Caption Contest #105 Results

Ok guys, last week I asked you all to come up with the best replacement dialogue for this here panel:

And, as per tradition, your top 5 are:

LoneWolf6155

Ms Marvel- Leave me be, I’m meditating.

Captain Marvel- No, you’re high.

WillyPete

MM- By the power invested in me by the Marvel Comics Group, I shall henceforth be known as… Captain Marvel!

CM- Great! You don’t know how LONG I’ve been waiting to get a vacation!

HerrD

MM- His leg was this thick and he was green

CM- We know him.

HerrD

MM- My lost bird had a wingspan this wide, brown

CM- …white belly?

Calvary Red

MM- Hands up if you haven’t started a civil war!

CM- Get out.

But, as always, there can only be one winner, and that winner is....

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What Were They Thinking?: Where’s Wally

There are some bits of comic book history that we come back to a lot on What Were They Thinking. After all, this is the place where we look at the stupidest and most ill-advised things in comic book history and these are the places that are the stupidest and have the most ill-advised things happen. And this week, we are mining that well once again. We're going back to the New 52, unanimously agreed to be "a thing that DC did that they probably shouldn't have" and that is the most positive review you are going to find for the whole 5 year debacle. We've covered the problems with the New 52 on numerous occassions before, talking about issues both specific (representation of women, specifically Starfire) and broad (the behind the scenes confusion over storylines, sales failures and poor treatment of creative staff by DC during the New 52 period). However, none of these problems were so hated, so reviled, that DC were forced to reboot their continuity again just to fix the problem. And I'm sure everyone knows what I'm talking about. It is of course, this guy:

No, sorry, this guy:

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