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Caption This for 11/11/11

Posted November 10, 2011 4:45 PM by Kaplin

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11/10/2011 4:52 PM

In an effort to comply with the new Green Laws Bob got a big grant from the government to install the latest model smoke sifter in his chimney.

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11/10/2011 5:21 PM

But boss, all those elbows were on sale. I saved us a ton of money!

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11/10/2011 5:38 PM

To insure that the new, government mandated, rain water collection systems didn't become an eyesore, a provision was added to the bill, requiring that all drains follow the contours of the building on which they are mounted.

Oops, I forgot I was supposed to say something funny.

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11/10/2011 5:56 PM

A photo depicting the bighonkindoogigger stack from LynDoor™Industries' Subsolidus Phase Titanomagnetite Solid Solution Series 5000.

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11/11/2011 7:38 AM

Au contraire mon cheri, it's the LynDoor™Industries' bighonkingerbilgym.

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11/11/2011 10:43 AM

I'm pretty sure you could sell that customer one of your patented LynDoor™ Rainwater Straighteners.

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11/12/2011 9:04 AM

We've just added a new feature to our LynDoor™ Rainwater Straightener. When it straightens the water it generates electricity, too.

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11/10/2011 6:12 PM

There was a crooked man,

he had a crooked house.

It had a crooked quoin,

that had a crooked spout.

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11/10/2011 7:17 PM

Rube Goldberg downspout...

£150, exclusively available at LynDoor Industries™, while supplies last!

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11/10/2011 8:35 PM

The Slinky Toy company expanded its product line into downspouts.

The installers did have some trouble, though. When they carried them up to the roof the downspouts kept trying to walk back down the ladders.

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11/10/2011 8:47 PM

The latest innovation in bio-mechanics, drain pipes cross bred with crawler vines; no need for ladders, just plant the seed and it will grow towards the water!

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11/10/2011 10:13 PM

Forced to install a rooftop restroom against his wishes. Bob the building engineer comes up with his solution.

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11/10/2011 10:52 PM

"I told you I could do it myself, Alice!"

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11/10/2011 11:17 PM

If you squint and stare at it a while you will see the outline of Monty Python's face. Or is it Charles?

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11/11/2011 12:24 AM

Kinky erection.

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11/15/2011 11:40 AM

Viagra, Cialis, or some ancient Oriental remedies may help?

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11/11/2011 12:34 AM

You foolz ... don you zee ... zis is ahrt ... it iz not enough to have ze form-follow-function ... one must have form to follow your heart

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11/11/2011 1:14 AM

Reminds me of this.

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11/11/2011 7:52 AM

More designs by the guy who brought us the vortex beer bottles.

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11/11/2011 9:32 AM

King Kong's hand holds left evidence all around the city....

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11/11/2011 9:32 AM

The length of the wall clamp are to specifications.

The contractor must be paid before 11:11 11/11/11

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11/11/2011 9:51 AM

Same design firm as the London Olympic tower.....

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11/12/2011 6:01 PM

Wow. Words cannot describe how ugly that thing is.

If form follows function, this makes me wonder: what is the function of a twisted intestine?

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11/14/2011 6:49 AM

...and the saddest thing is that it is visible for such a distance. It looks like the steelwork designer has sneezed all over the drawing board and smeared it with a hankie.

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11/17/2011 4:18 PM

When I first saw this I thought a structure had collapsed, you know an engineering disaster of some sort,,,,oh, I guess it is...

Unless that has a roller coaster shootin through that tube structure...

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11/12/2011 8:58 AM

Building Code.

Modifications and Additions in the Historic District.

....yyy.xyz... All additions shall be formed so as to not significantly change the appearance of the building or structure; shall comply with the lines and shape of th...

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11/12/2011 6:15 PM

The Plumber's motto; Payday's on Friday and $%@t runs downhill.

Crack or not.

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11/14/2011 8:12 AM

"Ricola..."

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11/14/2011 10:37 AM

Someone is taking the Coriolis Effect too seriously...

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11/14/2011 11:27 PM

That's not the way we do it up North...

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11/14/2011 11:37 PM

There was this man in Japan,

who had very shaky hands,

he had to work all through the night,

and the result is this horrible sight...

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11/16/2011 1:22 AM

Just hum along if you don't know the words....

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11/17/2011 4:23 PM

As a child, Johny the plumber was always disappointed at how much noise dropping marbles down drain pipes made ...

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