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Caption This for 03/05/10

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03/04/2010 6:21 PM

The new "Tough Love" slide from Ronco-Matic. Guaranteed to get kids to clean their room!

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03/04/2010 7:13 PM

As the centuries passed the Morlocks became more adept at harvesting the Eloi.

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03/05/2010 10:21 AM

Been fiddlin' with the time machine again, eh?

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03/08/2010 1:28 PM

I had to, you just can't get good Eloi burgers in this time period.

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03/04/2010 7:13 PM

With political-correctness gone mad, parents have had to resort to other means to maintain control of their children...

"Johnny be good or else we will take you to the park for......a slide!"

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03/04/2010 8:23 PM

While sitting in his parents bathroom Harvey Hardass Jr. could only speculate as to why the other kids didn't enjoy his parents' new addition to the playground.

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03/04/2010 11:21 PM

Its the "biggest loser" playground... Next Gen weightloss for kids... euphemistically call the McSlide.

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03/04/2010 11:47 PM

Here's two that come to mind....

It's the year 2525 and kids are no longer "grated" in school but it's now being done out at the playground.

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Literally, an easier way for your couch potato kids to "shave" off those unwanted pounds.

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03/04/2010 11:51 PM

Willy Wonka's new Supper Slide Grater, first test run....oh oh!... STOP the MACHINE!!! OK...which Oompa-Loompa though it would be funny to run the children through the Supper Slide Grater?!

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03/04/2010 11:53 PM

A cheezy example of entropy.

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03/05/2010 2:58 AM

Bad Ass slide

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03/05/2010 3:36 AM

A very brave young Nathan demonstrates the latest KrisDelTM weight loss system to fascinated onlookers.

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03/05/2010 3:39 AM

I always wondered where fast food restaurants get their chicken strips...

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03/05/2010 3:56 AM

Little Quentin finally understood his engineer uncle's need to fully define and plan every aspect of his life.

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03/05/2010 6:19 AM

Scraping the bottom (of the bareass?)

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03/05/2010 6:31 AM

I know they said school budget cuts hurt kids, but....

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03/05/2010 6:44 AM

The new "Modest Proposal" playground by Jonathan Swift.

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03/05/2010 10:17 AM

Would this be used only in Ireland?

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03/05/2010 1:28 PM

I am ShakespeareTheEngineer and I approve this comment.

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03/05/2010 7:47 AM

Alright for you hamburgers we have American cheese, blue cheese, cheddar cheese, and...JIMMY GET OFF THE SLIDE!!!

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03/05/2010 8:26 AM

Timmy used to think there was nothing more painful than a slide that had been baking in the hot sun.

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03/05/2010 8:37 AM

After running out of old people, the Soylent Corporation had to find a new source for their raw materials.

Soylent Green is people! We've got to stop them somehow!

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03/05/2010 8:41 AM

NOOOOOOO BILLY! Thats the bacon slide!

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03/05/2010 8:56 AM

On our children's menu today: Kid's tacos

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03/05/2010 9:29 AM

Grate Job, Kid!

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03/05/2010 9:49 AM

Young sandwich maker entrepreneur gets a little behind in his orders.
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03/05/2010 10:19 AM

Oh, grate. How am I gonna explain this one?

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03/05/2010 10:49 AM

Grate advances in cutting edge playground technology.

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03/05/2010 1:31 PM

Yet another person falls victim to a faulty accelerator.

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03/05/2010 1:43 PM

Sometimes youl have to suffer for the grater good....
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Hmmm does that make sense? ...whatever... (insert 'shrug' emoticon here)

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03/05/2010 2:15 PM

So what?

No skin off MY rear end!!

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03/05/2010 5:12 PM

"Don't go down the slide head first, Johnny, or you'll make head cheese."

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03/05/2010 6:02 PM

Functional art gone too far

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03/05/2010 6:15 PM

We got rid of the lead in the paint - what more do we have to do?

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03/06/2010 2:46 AM

Health and Safety inspector lies awake all night worrying ...
"...I hope they got that sheet steel the right way up..."

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03/06/2010 12:49 PM

The result of a question "Send me a grate project for final year"

mail me at lazy_fat_bum@xxx.yyy.zz

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03/06/2010 5:10 PM

What I said was, "The last one was great, now make me that's one even greater."

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03/08/2010 1:25 PM

Billy!!! You'll mess up your new shoes!

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03/08/2010 2:15 PM

Report just in that a young girl went down the slide and it disaster.
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(for anyone viewing in black and white, that's a pun... "diss-arsed-her")

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03/09/2010 5:15 PM

It slices, it dices, it juliennes, and is Grate fun for all.

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Ooooh nice, I'm Julienne, and this is Sandy (old Brit radio show reference..ER will get it if she reads this...)
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03/10/2010 3:51 AM

OOh, Mr Horne!!! It's so bona to vada your lovely eek! Just look at those lallies!

Ooooh! He's bold.

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03/09/2010 5:50 PM

Then New and Improve model of the birthday spanking machine............

Recall Notice:

Models with the last 8 digits in the serial number ending from 00000001 through to 89905743 due to a defective tunnel slide.

Children go in and never come out.

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04/08/2010 11:31 PM

A disgruntled Ronald McDonald launches his revenge.

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04/09/2010 9:25 AM

Health and Safety inspector lies awake all night worrying that children are getting hurt sliding at the playground. While watching his wife prepare vegetables he gets a grate idea on how to slow the children down on the slide.

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04/30/2010 10:09 AM

Now I know what I can do with all this government cheese.

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