photo in need of a caption

thanks to my buddy bob carlton, who called this the “greatest image ever. hands down.” i stumbled on this flickr photo. that, combined with my friend david crowder’s obsession with squirrels (really, this obsession of his could, unchecked, land him somewhere well-monitored, well-lit, and well-medicated). and i just HAD to make this a photo in need of a caption.

best caption wins the ys book of yer choice (who-hoo!). contest closes in a few days.

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CONTENDERS:

ysmarko comment: first, let me note that i hadn’t even thought of the multitude of slightly-scroticular male humor this image would precipitate, what with all the ‘nut’ jokes and all. though some of ’em did make me laugh!

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a nut! (joel newton) (ysmarko: the VERY first ‘nut’ reference!)

“Luke, I am your father. And this is your mother.”
“Noooooooo!” (rob c) (ysmarko: max, my son, really loved this one)

Squirrels will do anything to protect their nuts… (josh(ua)) (ysmarko: riding the edge of ysmarko’s g-rating)

Hmm. Hmm. Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. (leah) (ysmarko: sorry, lars, leah said it first)

by 9am and already on my 3rd double shot of espresso, walking through the park, I decided it was time to detox. (pastorjoe)

“Begun, the squirrel wars have.” (pete)

Where George Lucas got the idea for Jar-Jar… (darryl)

“Laugh it up Fuzzball!” Squirrel Nutkin ran into to some trouble on his way to Toshi Station to get some power converters (paul)

After seeing the 7th film, it was very clear George Lucas was out of ideas for sequels. (othy)

AND THE WINNER IS…

i looked over these amazing comments, many of them (understandably) star wars-y, and i thought to myself, “self, you are not the best person to judge this contest.” and i immediately thought of josh griffin. josh is the head of pdym, the youth ministry part of purpose driven ministries, at saddleback church. he’s a prolific youth ministry blogger. and, as a slightly quirky side bit, started and used-to-run one of the most popular star wars fan sites on the ‘net. yes, i had to have josh judge this competition.

here’s what he wrote back in response…

Fantastic! Great choices … really torn between these two:

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a nut! (joel newton)

“Begun, the squirrel wars have.” (pete)

So great … I say Joel wins with an honorable mention to Pete. Fun!

there you have it, straight from the fingers of the jedi-master himself. joel: claim your prize, mr. winner-man.

47 thoughts on “photo in need of a caption”

  1. It’s almost winter, do you know where your squirrels are?

    Or perhaps…
    One tree, three squirrels…one sweet pack of nuts! (I wouldn’t read too far into that one guys…)

  2. Hmm. Hmm. Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not.

  3. I’m Vader. No, I’m Vader. OK, I’l be Luke. Why do you always get to be Luke? Why can’t I be luke and you can be Obi One. Forget that, Obi One dies in the in the first movie. Fine, I’l be Obi One ya big baby.

  4. “Ah young Limbwalker, I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened. Squirrels have entered the dark force.”

  5. This Summer’s best blockbuster has nothing to do with spiders, ogres, or pirates. It is Squirrel Wars: Return of the Tail. In this episode Darth Marko fights off his friend Sith Crowder and Sir Tic. who will win? stay tune for this Blockbuster of the summer season … coming soon to a tree near you!

  6. “After the Illumination of the sabers, the young jedi squirrels were forced into the Collision Traning Program (or CTP) with promise of the Force, Sunsets, and Sushi.”

    (And, yes, the three Crowder CD titles were intentional…)

  7. “the young squirrels often played with their star wars paraphernalia, each dreaming secretly of becoming an ewok when he grew up.”

  8. bobby to lenny, “soon we will be able to take over the human race. after the advancement on the Crowder house the full invasion is almost in place…”

  9. brain: pinky are you thinking what i am thinking?

    pinky: i think so but why is the cherry always on top of the ice cream sundae?

  10. Wikipedia: Common squirrels include the Fox Squirrel (S.niger); the Western Gray Squirrel (S. griseus); the Douglas Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii); and The Jedi Sqirrel (Galfaraway).

  11. Wikipedia: Common squirrels include the Fox Squirrel (S.niger); the Western Gray Squirrel (S. griseus); the Douglas Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii); and The Jedi Squirrel (Galfaraway).

  12. “Laugh it up Fuzzball!” Squirrel Nutkin ran into to some trouble on his way to Toshi Station to get some power converters

  13. According to squirrels.org:

    The average adult squirrel needs to eat about a pound of food a week to maintain an active life.

    Apparently these squirrels have eaten well!!!

  14. The studios have felt out of touch with squirrel culture for years, they are banking on “Park Wars: The Lunchtime Menace” changing that.

  15. Ouch! First loser…

    Thanks for the consideration anyway, and keep up the great work on this terrific site!

  16. Luke I am not your father. I don’t care just give me my nuts back. May the force be with you

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