photo in need of a caption, vanity edition

alert whyismarko reader hans shaffer sent me this pic he took in hungary. yup, i’m going global, baby. hans suggested it would make a good photo in need of a caption, and i tend to agree. bring it. the winner gets a copy of my new book for parents when it releases in mid-december, Understanding Your Young Teen.

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sorry rev mjc, i’ve heard “marko polo” my entire life.

Matthew McNutt
Marko: Hey Adam, check out our new Cartel HQ!
Adam: Um …
Marko: I know, right? Amazing!
Adam: Dude, where’s my name?

e. sutter
Rick Perry’s third government agency…

Coop
Artist’s rendering of Marko’s dream home

(not eligible to win, but funny…)
adam mclane
In an interview with the Associated Press, Mr. Oestreicher expressed his disappointment in the size of the banner in comparative size to the rest of the building. “When I spoke in Budapest, they wrapped the entire Mattias Church, including all of the tiny spires, in a plastic rendition of my book Youth Ministry 3.0. While I appreciate the effort the people of Bulgaria went to with the banner. They could have at least covered all of the columns.”

(made me think of the stonehenge scene in spinal tap…)
pbj
Marko to intern:
I thought “inches” was understood when we were talking about bigger name tags

Andrew Seely
IKEA headquarters announces it’s new product line of push pins. (plastic parts and sharp parts sold seperately)

Dennis
“Occupy Bulgaria led by infamous cartel leader”

Gman
In the midst of scandal – Penn State changes its name.

brian aaby
Bulgarians believe in the sign gifts.

and the winner is…
coming in late but strong, i’m giving it to brian aaby, for Bulgarians believe in the sign gifts. nice, brian. you get a copy of my new book when it releases in a few weeks (if you want it!).

40 thoughts on “photo in need of a caption, vanity edition”

  1. This is what happens when you use the wrong size font in your design to advertise the new Mark Of Zorro movie.

  2. When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong–let the reader understand–then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. :)

  3. The Year is 2020. “The Youth Cartel” officially changes its name to “The Marko Regime” and immediately invades YS and Group Publishing.

  4. @Tim and Marko. Yay! Someone else told a joke no one understands! I’m off the hook.

    The Youth Cartel confirms Mark Oestreicher as the actual prince of Bulgaria and announces his new book “The Balkan Youth Ministry.”

  5. In an interview with the Associated Press, Mr. Oestreicher expressed his disappointment in the size of the banner in comparative size to the rest of the building.

    “When I spoke in Budapest, they wrapped the entire Mattias Church, including all of the tiny spires, in a plastic rendition of my book Youth Ministry 3.0. While I appreciate the effort the people of Bulgaria went to with the banner. They could have at least covered all of the columns.”

  6. Aw man, I hate it when I’m the only one who finds my own jokes funny. Makes me feel too much like my dad…

    Anyway, Marko, there are plenty of great ones already for you to choose from! Just doing my part to make the good ones stand out!

  7. Marko attempted to keep up with Apple by opening retail stores in weird places, but all the sold was thick rimmed glasses and pictures of squirrels…

  8. Hey Marko, yeah, it’s a direct quote from Matthew (Jesus speaking) when He’s talking about the last days. He is quoting from either Daniel or Ezekiel about the “abomination of desolation,” saying that it will be displayed in the temple, and when that happens, watch out! The end is near! As far as I know, most people don’t really know what Jesus or Daniel/Ezekiel is really referring to, but those end-times-chart-people say it’s the arrival of the infamous anti-christ setting up shop in the temple.

    Now don’t kill me for spelling it out so plainly! :)

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