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Caption Challenge Vol. 2, No. 2: Electric Boogaloo

Finish this sentence: “Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just…”


 

Just when you thought you’d mastered the format of the Monday caption challenge, I sneak up and smack you over the head with the candlestick of change.

(I’ll give you a moment here to wrap the wound in the gauze of reluctant adjustment.)

The goal of the challenge remains the same: Be funny. Amuse the masses. Impress members of the opposite sex with your current-events savvy and lexical wit, reducing them to quivering wrecks of anticipation and sexual longing. Also, maybe spell some of the words correctly.

BUT… today you must abide by this one additional rule: Your entry MUST begin with the following words:

“Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just…”

And you take it from there.

The winner – as decided by a vote of highly dubious integrity, the outcome easily altered or even pre-determined by yours truly – will receive an Amazon.ca gift certificate courtesy of Feschuk.Reid, quite possibly history’s single greatest corporation ever of all time.

Feschuk.Reid: We do chicken right.


 

Caption Challenge Vol. 2, No. 2: Electric Boogaloo

  1. "Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just… Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just… Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just… Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just catching up on some work now that the tech guy finally fixed my looping problem."

  2. …undermining the tenants of Canadian democracy, [PAUSE] Ha! I kid of course. Just renewing my subscription to Maxim."

      • Chatelaine

        • Oh you're right. Chatelaine is much funnier :)

        • Proroguer of Fortune

        • Ha, you're right. Chatelaine is funnier :)

      • Sorry Jonathon, Stephen doesn't read Canadian.

    • Euromoney Magazine

      (it's the one that honoured Jimmy Flaherty with it's dubious Economist of the year award)

  3. …planning a takeover of the Alphi Centauri solar system."

  4. "Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just recalibrating the lines on this notepad."

  5. ….reminiscing about raw seal meat. Ahhh. (sound of warm air on taut leather).

  6. "Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…forming my master plan of how to get in the photo at the medal presentations of the Men's Olympic Hockey Team once they win! Do you think I could pass for Scott Niedermayer?"

    • It'll look great on the cover of my hockey book.

  7. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…

    ..signing the final contract. Let's see: One nation's soul in exchange for the ability to play Tiny Dancer. That's an even better deal than Alberta's soul for that Beatles' tune!

  8. …practicing my eye narrowing exercises.

  9. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…

    underlining the good bits in this John Howard speech."

  10. …rewriting last year's thank you note to Michele.

  11. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just finishing up my "Where's Layton?" game book.

  12. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just writing a note to include in this year's PMO time capsule.

    **IOU 56 bigbillz LOLz**

  13. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…

    …playing a little game of anagrams to pass the time. Hmmm., "Prorogue Parliament" can become: reaper promulgation, a trampoline regroup, reappear ruling moot, analogue terror pimp…

  14. Oh hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just working on my "How I Spent My Christmas Break" essay. I know it's not due until March, but I'm a bit of a keener.

  15. …extending Michaelle's term.

  16. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just going over your suggestions for parliamentary reforms Baird. I'm sorry to say that megaphones are not going to make the cut, it's just not my style.

    On your way out can you let Raitt in, I want to hear more of her dominatrix idea. I heard it was sexy.

  17. Oh hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just… doodling some edicts. You wanna make an edict? It's really fun!

  18. "Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…

    …er, I mean Tony and I were just – um…uh, Clement, the phone connection seems to be working again – you can come out from under there…"

    • I thought Baird was the "tech guy"

  19. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just practicing expressions. Does this one convey Steady Hand on the Tiller?

  20. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just checking my facebook. I guess I have a "face" or whatever.

    Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just trying to look busy until it's time to dock into the charging station.

  21. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was justpracticing my photo op expression in case, as I had just phoned you to confirm, I was going to have my picture taken pretending to do work

  22. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…rewriting Parliamentary Conventions. In BLUE ink. Not because I have a particular aversion to red ink, mind you, just ask Flaherty…

  23. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…rewriting Parliamentary Conventions. In BLUE ink. Not because I have a particular aversion to red ink, mind you, just ask Flaherty…

  24. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just drafting a note to Garth Turner, it appears his ideas of Income Spitting for Seniors and the TFSA are the only two things Canadians approved and it seems only fair Canada know.

  25. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…going through some bills. See that stack in the green folders? Yeah, I'll get around to those next session.

  26. Just writing my next Parlimentary Press Release……..seen my crayons and sticker book so the children in the Press will be better able to follow along?

  27. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…polishing my remarks. How about this: "Suck it".

  28. Oh I didn't see you come in. I was just … you sicken me.

  29. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just redrawing a floor plan for this office. How do you draw an oval?

    • So true Andre. Good one.

  30. (keeping in mind the expression on Harper's face in this particular photo)

    Hi, I didn't see you come in – how dare you bother your Dear Leader, how dare you come in without an invitation as MY chosing.

  31. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…about to get working on my book about hockey. *sigh* another delay. WIll have to push back the release date…again…."

  32. “Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just…”

    prorouging the rest of this sentence.

  33. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just looking at my old Economics 101 notes from college. There's some pretty good things in there; I like what this guy Friedman has to say."

  34. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just doing a bit of redacting.

  35. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just signing Iggy's deportation order… he won't be 'just visiting' anymore!"

  36. ,,,,writing an note to my Mp's telling them that I have their next press release almost done

    • Good one Pat.

  37. “Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just…”

    rewriting the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to change all references to the country of Canada to King Stephen Harper, all references to the Governor General to my pet dog and all references to citizens to people King Stephen Harper deems worthy. Finally I was taking this stupid part about free speech out (it should only available for those who sponsored my party).

    Also, this nasty piece of paper, the Constitution was it? I’ve changed all mentions of Ontario to Alberta and removed those French Euro Dandyheads!

  38. …waiting for my mid-afternoon kitten snack. Put them right here.

  39. "Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just getting ready to prepare my list of Senate appointments, but I can't find my TV guide or my list of Maclean's blog commenters."

  40. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just working on my new memoir, 'Going Prorogue."

  41. … I was just planning how to do away with Parliament, the Senate and government so that I can simply rule forever, totally unfettered by all those interfering bodies!

  42. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just working on my book about hockey. That's the came with that little black round thingy, right?

  43. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just drafting a new, more convenient constitution for next month. Is there anyone I can imprison for you?

  44. Argh…"game"

  45. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just supporting the troops. Seems like you're not doing that. Too busy to knock or support our soldiers are you?

  46. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…writing some notes… The foster kittens? Oh they're <burp> around somewhere…

  47. Oh hi, I didn't see you come in – I was just reading the article in Huffpo about the world's most endowed man not being able to get a job – huh, meanwhile I have to work.

  48. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…” writing a letter to the troops to tell them to hold their heads high in light of the smear job perpetrated by the opposition and their lap dogs in the media. The wrong people are being smacked with shoes!

    • Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just trying to explain "humour" to Gary here.

      • Apparently humour is partisan as well eh John? It's all fun when directed at YOUR favorite target! Smack to the head to you as well!

  49. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…

    working on my Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanfic."

  50. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just about to eat the rest of this LSD. I am tripping balls like you couldn't believe. Take a look at this psychedelic Bob Marley ink drawing i've been working on all morning. "

  51. Oh hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just….

    kicking back with a little Everclear and some Motown

  52. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just… writing a snarly note to my much, much funnier half-brother Jimmy Kimmel. How I hate him, he gets his own show and has f@*#ed Sarah Silverman and Ben Affleck.

  53. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…

    doing the crossword. What's an 8 letter word, beginning with P, for "change the channel"

  54. Oh I didn't see you come in. I was just kickin' back with some Stoli and droppin' some rhymes.

    • Oops, done already.

  55. "Oh hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just taking a bromo and hiding out so that I can avoid everything but still 'play pretend' that I am the 'acting' Prime Minister of Canada. Hey , come to think of it, how did you get in here anyways?"

  56. “Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just … wondering where the f my security detail is, and why you're already disappeared."

  57. Oh hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just …..

    signing an order to have Daniel Weinstock's taxes audited

  58. Oh, hi. I didn't see you come in. I was just…getting high with a little help from my friends.