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Caption This for 12/18/09

Posted December 18, 2009 8:45 AM
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Thanks to stevem for submitting this image.

Editor's note: this is a little late getting posted this week, sorry everyone!

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12/18/2009 9:11 AM

Saving life's work.

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12/18/2009 9:34 AM

Must....save......porn.

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12/18/2009 10:32 AM

Ling realized his legs were broken and he couldn't escape the fire. Just when he was about to lay down and accept his fate he heard his computer shout "hang on to me, I'm getting you out of here". Ling wrapped his arms around the plastic case and hung on for dear life as it dragged him to safety. When he awoke several hours later in the hospital, his first thoughts were of his heroic desktop. "My computer, how's my computer?" asked Ling. The technician walked slowly to the hospital bed, he'd been dreading this moment. He leaned over Ling and whispered sadly "water damage". Ling cried.

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12/18/2009 10:37 AM

Special Electronics Unit: "Saving lost or kidnapped electronics and reuniting them with their rightful owners."

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12/18/2009 10:56 AM

I cannot leave all my FaceBook "friends" behind....no way!

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12/18/2009 4:14 PM

This is why adding a second hard drive to your computer is NOT a good backup plan.

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12/18/2009 4:23 PM

"While I was thinking, the fire disturbed my well being."

Dear friends, I have great difficulty captioning many of these photos, for mostly, I simply get sad to see people in difficult situations in need of help.

I find it difficult to make fun of poverty or disaster.

Loneliness is hard for me to make light of.

The theft or loss of tools I needed to make a living with, has been no joke.

My father said he hated my sense of humor because it always meant something.

He liked slapstick.

I've always hated to see people get hurt. "Man is helped to flee, with all he has."

There is a caption...but it is not funny.

Some of you know me well enough to know I can be funny, and ironic, but to caption such a picture as this, I cannot be funny.

I have very little objection at all to anyone making fun of me for flights of fancy, but I do have within myself objections to making fun of people enduring misfortunes best they can.

If the guy in the picture was holding onto a case of beer, the picture might be funny.

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12/18/2009 4:37 PM

Well said Transcendian, while some well staged slapstick can be hysterically funny, clearly this poor sot is saving something precious. But this image does cry out for a caption. I'm not sure if mine is worthy of this drama, but I did not make light of this man's plight.

GA my friend.

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12/21/2009 11:00 AM

In response to both of the above posts:

Lighten up. Although the consequences that caused the picture to be taken are somewhat dire, the situation depicted is humorous. Even in the worst of times, there is always something that can later be pointed out as funny, without the need to feel as if someone is being taken advantage of.

For instance:

On the day that my oldest brother died unexpectedly, my remaining brothers and I had to go to my mothers to break the sad news to her. In the most mournful way you can think of she screamed. My Step-Dad who apparently sleeps in the buff cam running out of their bedroom, buck naked, to see what was the matter. My sister-in-law had to go tell him to go and get dressed before he realized he was standing there fully naked. At the time everything was quite tragic, but now we can all laugh at what was one of the worst days of all of our lives, including my mother.

So you see, even though life can deal us some very difficult moments, there is always something to make things a little lighter.

So I say again, lighten up we are not laughing at the misfortune of the man, we are merely finding the humor, that I am sure this man can relate to if he saw this picture himself years later.

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12/18/2009 5:35 PM

No-one will suspect me in this fireman's disguise. I'm sure the PC will be fine; it is waterproof, isn't it ? Who cares ? eBay is buyer-beware.....

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12/18/2009 10:34 PM

Someone! Anyone! Grab this - I need to go back in and get my wife!

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12/19/2009 9:35 AM

Jesus saves CPUs.

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12/19/2009 9:40 AM

Do you back-up?

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12/19/2009 2:30 PM

I've got it Boss!

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12/19/2009 3:46 PM

Rain, hail or shine, this ones mine!

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12/19/2009 3:49 PM

As Horatio got on the slide he was heard to say: "I'll get more speed out of this computer if it kills me"

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12/19/2009 3:59 PM

Horatio was honored by the AI Fireman's club. This computer is known to contain an artificial intelligence program. Way to go Horatio! Good friends are hard to come by.

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12/19/2009 7:03 PM

This one actually does work like the ones in the Microsoft demonstrations and advertisements! Like hell if I am giving it up!

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12/20/2009 3:36 AM

My largest investment is saved.

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12/21/2009 10:40 AM

The thought occured to Senator Dimwitz that he might be able to get a toofer. He could take his computer into the fire and destroy the evidence before the ethics probe sealed it. Plus, if he was lucky he could rescue a kitten or puppy. He almost beat the camera.

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12/21/2009 10:46 AM

Twitter Status: Fire...BRB.

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12/22/2009 1:41 PM

You mean that's not what they mean by Windows Washer!

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12/25/2009 11:31 PM

Microsoft hoping to improve sales and reputation offer the New and improved "Fire Wall" with Window's 7even edition. Unfortunately the Human rights activists are not too thrilled.

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12/26/2009 2:34 AM

"I should'a got that dam lap-top"

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12/30/2009 9:27 AM

Firewall? What firewall?

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01/14/2010 10:43 AM

I've got my own firewall to protect me.

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