[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Architecture Caption Contest

June 4th, 2007 by Benj Edwards
VC&G Caption Contest #4

No; it’s not just tinnitus. That sharp ringing in your left ear means it’s time for another Retro Scan of the Week caption contest. This is VC&G’s fourth contest, being only one in a proud series of entertaining diversions. Here’s how it works:

Anyone out there may enter the contest (multiple times is fine by me) by writing a comment on this post. Simply write the best (i.e. funniest) caption you can think of for the image above. The winning caption will be selected by me and glorified before the whole world as the best caption ever. But of course, it’s not really about winning; it’s about the self-satisfaction you’ll gain by entertaining your peers and the joy of participating in a community event.

So join in the fun. Let’s see what you guys can come up with for this one. Study the image carefully and use every detail to your advantage. May the best captioneer win!

If you use this image on your site, please support “Retro Scan of the Week” by giving us obvious credit for the original scan and entry. Thanks.

26 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Architecture Caption Contest”

  1. apronk Says:

    [laboratory research assistant behind the glass enclosure]: Now let’s see what happens when we take away the oxygen…

  2. apronk Says:

    man on left, reading gameboard: “You have twins. Collect $2000 in gifts.”

  3. Winston Wolf Says:

    Guy in gray suit on Left, pointing: “Is that the Johnson Administration?”

    Guy in brown suit providing President “Johnson” in the oval office.

  4. Chris Says:

    How will it look if we move one of those brown squishy things over here….

  5. Stephane Says:

    Lady behind computer: “I should go play with those guys and there model, my computer’s broken!”

  6. Stephane Says:

    That’s some bad art on the wall! Wow!

  7. Bjorn Nitmo Says:

    “Just one more game of Centipede and then I’ll join the meeting…”

  8. apronk Says:

    [typing into e-diary]
    Dear Journal, today I got a new job at a TC – Terrorist Consulting. Basically the company offers consulting on terrorism on a broad level, ranging from strategy and implementation to claiming the attack.

    In fact, my boss is courting new customers as I type. Looks like a car bomb planning session.

    I’m a little intimidated, but the perks are great.

  9. Bill Kost Says:

    While design engineers brainstorm newly authorized Park Avenue module for SimCity I (v0.1.1.20 beta), lead programmer writes code for new module ‘on the fly’.

  10. Layne Says:

    Mike and Joe talking with Ralph in the conference room:

    Mike (grey suit, seated) – so, what about this tree?
    Joe (also seated, dark suit) – we can keep the hippies happy by moving it over here

    Ralph (standing, brown suit) – well, in order to replace Janice’s computer with that new mainframe, we’ll be needed to double the size of this building. I don’t care about that tree OR that driveway. They both have to go.

    Janice (observing from outside the conference room) – guys, I need that mainframe now. This thing only lets me type at 25 words per minute. With the mainframe, I’ll be able to get up to 35!

  11. KitsuneDarkStalker Says:

    Jennifer knew that 3D games would never catch on, so while the guys played with Holo-Marble Madness, she set down for a rousing game of ZORK.

  12. Layne Says:

    While Mary worked hard to keep the company afloat, the guys spent their time playing the new RPG OfficeHammer 2056.

  13. doug Says:

    Guy pointing: ” and my car will fit there ??”

  14. Azurite Says:

    OMG! I need to get this screenplay finished… I don’t care WHERE at Southfork he gets shot, I just need to have SOMEONE Shoot J.R!

  15. Scott Rosenfeld Says:

    If it wasn’t for Melinda and her trusty Apple II, we would get the specs out the door on Mr Gates mansion.

  16. Layne Says:

    While Agents Jones, Carpenter, and Hendry discuss plans for Neo, Joy transcribes their conversation into the Matrix.

  17. Greg D. Says:

    With the help of a 3-d model of the White House, Bill C. describes for his friends where he and M. wrecked her Blue Dress. Unknowingly to him, behind a two-way mirror, Hillary was using her trusty Apple IIplus to take notes on the converstaion. This computer was off the White House grid and untraceable! Fortuntaley, she had saved the computer, ugly blouse, and bad hair style from her days in law school. Her plan was to use the informtaion years later so she could be in charge of her own 3-d model of the White House – albeit a full size version.

  18. KitsuneDarkStalker Says:

    OK, IMO Greg D. should win, ROTFLMAO! XD

  19. Mark Says:

    Although Laptop computers were still years away, Laptop housing was begginning to make it’s stride!

  20. Geoff V. Says:

    Emily – (reading off the screen to herself in that annoying way she always does)- “Greetings, Professor Falken. Shall We Play a Game?”

  21. Geoff V. Says:

    1,000 geek points to those who got the above joke without having to google it.

  22. Benj Edwards Says:

    I got it, Geoff. In fact, I got it on DVD. 🙂

  23. Benj Edwards Says:

    Great job, guys. I know this one was a hard one. It’s time to announce the winner!

    I think that the winning entry is a tie between the first two comments by apronk. I know that they don’t have anything to do with computers directly, but they’re both hilarious:

    “[laboratory research assistant behind the glass enclosure]: Now let’s see what happens when we take away the oxygen…”

    “man on left, reading gameboard: ‘You have twins. Collect $2000 in gifts.'”

    Great job, apronk. You win a year’s supply of esteem from your fellow VC&G enthusiasts. 🙂 Thanks to everyone else who entered as well.

  24. apronk Says:

    Oh yay. I just saw this now. Give me a photo from the 80’s, and I’m there with random captions.

    And Geoff, I got it too. But I tried one of those before. And it only got me to runner up.

  25. KitsuneDarkStalker Says:

    Geoff, Wargames is as geeky as Coca-Cola, it’s so mainstream it’s NOT geeky.

  26. Geoff V. Says:

    Thanks for the comment!
    In my experience, the “geekiest” of my friends were the ones who could reference semi-obscure movie quotes. While Wargames was a fairly popular mainstream movie, the quote seemed rather obscure to me. What I failed to take into account however, was the apparently high “geek quotient” of this site. My humble appologies for this oversight. The next time I need a critique on my caption to know whether geekier than Coke, I’ll know who to call.

    May the seed of your loins be fruitful in the belly of your woman,

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