Caption needed!

Some of you may have noticed my absence for the past few days. Well, I finally packed Grrlscientist back off to New York, and then had to deal with the usual pile of stuff that builds up (manuscripts, questions etc. etc.).
We were lucky with the weather: it snowed, so Helsinki was at its prettiest. Grrlscientist has already put up some photos, including some from Hietaniemi cemetery. She’s promising more of the different tits we say (blue, great, etc. Stop sniggering at the back), but as a taster, here’s one of Grrl doing her photography:



Because it’s Friday, and you’ve got nothing better to do than complain about the rail service, you can all think up amusing captions for this.

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23 Responses to Caption needed!

  1. Maxine Clarke says:

    “Flap off! I have to pull the cork first before you can swig the wine, you greedy thing.”

  2. Cath Ennis says:

    “Let me see it, let me see it! Oh, I had my eyes shut, can you take another one please? And you’d better not put that one up on Facebook”

  3. Cath Ennis says:

    Erm, Facebeak? Beakbook?
    Why, yes, I have had far too much coffee. Thanks for asking.

  4. Bob O'Hara says:

    What are you suggesting about Grrlscientist’s drinking habits, Maxine?

  5. Maxine Clarke says:

    Well, she’s anonymous in the pic, Bob. Or she was, until you broke her cover ;-)

  6. Bob O'Hara says:

    Oh damn. I’d better not mention the vodka bottles, then.

  7. Maxine Clarke says:

    OK I’ll try again –
    “Oh no, this is Red Square. My magnetometer must be out of kilter – I was aiming for Berkeley Square and a bit of singing. But here, my vocal chords are icing up.”
    (You really need Henry for this. I’m hopeless.)

  8. Bob O'Hara says:

    Oh, he’s not much better at the moment. I bet he’ll claim he’s been sat on the train all day.

  9. Henry Gee says:

    I’ve been sat on a train all day.

  10. Henry Gee says:

    ‘You didn’t ask the chaffinch did you? He knows nothing about cameras’
    ‘Is that a Nikon F-3 you’re packin’ or are you just pleased to see me?’
    Bloody trains.

  11. Eva Amsen says:

    “Okay, so I’ll just go stand over there, and then you just kinda half-press this button, wait for the light to start blinking, look at the screen, adjust the dial, refocus, then if the green light is on, press this button – no, the one next to it – look at the indicator, and press this just after the red light switched off. It’s pretty straightforward.”

  12. Bob O'Hara says:

    “That shot makes me look fat”

  13. Mike Fowler says:

    Following a decidedly squiffy pleasant afternoon down at the pub with the host of this post, I feel well armed to offer the following caption:

    Thanks to the development of high capacity memory cards, it became much easier to capture tits in high definition on camera.

    (burp)

  14. Bob O'Hara says:

    ahem
    And your other suggestion…

  15. Mike Fowler says:

    Unfortunately, it’s slipped my boOzE addled mind.
    Don’t forget to look for our Absolutely political discussion.

  16. Maxine Clarke says:

    The trouble is, that the thing the bird is sitting on does not look like a camera, obviously – so for me, camera jokes don’t really work. But as admitted above, I’m hopeless at humour.

  17. Bob O'Hara says:

    Oh in that case, the bird could be saying “I thought this was a real camera. Where’s the tripod, the cloak and the big flashy thing?”

  18. GrrlScientist says:

    henry — very cute caption, except a Nikon F-3 is much more camera-like (and expensive) than my camera.
    bob — HAHAHA! cute caption. i like it. i think.
    maxine — if you think my digital camera doesn’t look like a camera, you should take a peek at my digital mp3 audio recorder. it’s smaller than a candy bar and is so tiny that it could easily become lost, yet it holds many dozens of hours of interviews, etc.

  19. Maxine Clarke says:

    I think it is just the angle at which the picture is taken, Grrl – the camera is obscured too much for it to be immediately apparent what it is (hence my initial misunderstanding with the bottle of alcohol!).

  20. Clare Dudman says:

    Just been reading these and finding the whole thing hilarious.

  21. Henry Gee says:

    The trouble is, that the thing the bird is sitting on does not look like a camera
    ‘That’s funny – from over there it looked just like a bird feeder…’

  22. Mike Fowler says:

    “Watch the birdie!”

  23. Mike Dunford says:

    Off the topic for the post, but you’ve been tagged.
    http://scienceblogs.com/authority/2008/12/five_fiftysix_a_newish_meme.php