My irregular musings on city life, politics, baseball, roller derby, and whatever happens to be getting my goat today.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Caption Contest Winner, At Last!

Well, it's time for me to make good on my promise and award the winner of the caption contest his or her grand prize of a 12-pack of beer. I had hoped someone would come up with an interpretation of this picture that would do a better job of explaining what the hell is going on in Iraq than the blather coming out of the Pentagon does. And, while several contributions were funny and insightful, our winner provided a frame through which I can better understand the whole Iraq story.

It's a horror movie. Our hapless protagonists blunder into life-threatening situations through some combination of naivete, cockiness, ignorance and avarice. One by one they die. The violence is monstrous and inhuman, but sometimes you find yourself laughing at the stupidity of it all. There will be sequels.

"See this? THIS is my BOOM STICK!"

Jason, I owe you some beer.


Jason said...

Isn't it amazing how good of an analogy Ash makes.

My other Ash-related thought was, "Good, bad, I'm the one with the gun".

I guess I'll have to make a trip to Chi-town, or get you to come to Mad-town.

Trope said...

I'm for us going to Mad-town, though I have no idea when that might would be.
El, gorgeous movie poster!

Wells said...

I have a swell idea. Why not Trope and El come pick me up in Madtown in January. This way I don't have to pay for a bus ticket!