Friday Caption Contest – Steampunk Recumbent Edition

Friday again, and time for our caption contest. First though – the winner of last week’s competition was Jim Davis, who correctly identified that, “‘…..don’t be so silly. The bears wouldn’t set a trap like this…….’” is the perfect caption.

It made me laugh, because I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a huge (as in fecking enormous) bear trap made, staking it out in the most scroaty area of town, and baiting it with a lovely bike. Let’s see you try and chew your leg off when this bastard springs shut!

Anyway, having got that off my chest, we return to this week’s competition:

The Steampunk Recumbent Edition!

No. Really:

Obviously this is a chap who takes his new-fangling very seriously. But that’s no reason for us not to pour scorn & ridicule on him and his recumbent.

Best caption this week wins an astonishing prize that’ll leave you the envy of other Ministers of State: A time machine that we made out of some watch cogs, an old pair of leather gauntlets, a blunderbuss barrel, and a shed load of brass paint, to magically transport your policies back to some point between 1965 and 1988.

Usual rules apply, but with the following extras for this week:

  1. No entrant may be called The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP. We all know you’d use the Time Machine to travel back and impregnate Margaret Thatcher, thereby becoming your own father, and creating a paradox that would threaten the fabric of the universe as we know it.
  2. No entrant may be called The Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP. You already have transport policies that would have looked just perfect to your car-fixated, motorway maniac, predict-and-provide predecessors, so you don’t need any more.
  3. No entrant may be called The Rt. Hon. Eric Pickles MP. Just because.
  4. No entrant may be called The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg MP (aka Cleggers, Crumpet Rack Clegg, and Davie’s Bitch). You can’t turn back time, and we’re not going to forget.

Good luck!

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0 comments on “Friday Caption Contest – Steampunk Recumbent Edition
  1. Stabiliser says:

    Now if I can just fit some swords on the wheels of this bad boy, a la Ben Hur, then it might *just* be safe enough for me to ride in Transport for London’s cycle lanes.

  2. Instead of feeling for a tactile surface with a white cane, the blind cyclist of the future can travel freely in any direction using white tyres with built in tactile surface.

  3. Jim Davis says:

    …eventually Raleigh had to boil it’s plans down a bit so it evolved into the ‘Grifter’.

  4. Kim says:

    Herr, dass velo wird nie über den Fang…

    KatsDekker will be along in a minute if you need a translation… 😉

  5. Kim says:

    “Just got to get this baby up to 88mph…” H.G. Wells

  6. Oi Kim. Your translator is telling porkies!

  7. Kim says:

    Did think that looked quiet right, but then again people always laugh when I try to speak German…

  8. […] up – congratulations to Jim Davis for his winning entry to last week’s caption contest. His observation that the Raleigh Grifter had a long and painful development process that saw much […]

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