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Caption This for 2/12/16

Posted February 11, 2016 4:45 PM by LakeGrl

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02/11/2016 5:11 PM

I see that SavvyExacta is still working on that garage.

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02/11/2016 5:44 PM

I think if climb out this window, I'll be able to reach that ladder with my foot.

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02/11/2016 6:29 PM

No! No! I'm all right! Just practicin' for my Half Dome free climb!

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02/11/2016 6:33 PM

...and then the Earth moved.....

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02/11/2016 8:27 PM

Dang, that's the second time this week he was visiting Bessie when the bull came home early and he had to climb out the window!

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02/11/2016 8:50 PM

A fine example of that moment in life where you realize you no longer have the strength of your youth nore do you have the wisdom that comes with age either.

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02/12/2016 7:18 AM

And that you really do need to lose 50 pounds

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02/11/2016 8:58 PM

There was a farmer and a ladder, and the former missed the latter.

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02/11/2016 9:24 PM

Very punny. GA.

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02/11/2016 9:51 PM

Farmers call this ladderal thinking.

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03/10/2016 8:57 AM

He may be ladderally challenged.

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03/10/2016 9:02 AM

He made a ladderal move in his career as a painter, and may be vertigoally challenged as well. His next move will probably be a demotion to a lower level position.

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02/11/2016 9:52 PM

Hold on!

Where you want to go?

Up or down?

Its left or right!

Hold on,

I give you a call ...

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02/11/2016 10:42 PM

Dang!

I just felt the gravity shift too!

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02/12/2016 7:38 AM

Probably due to a redistribution of mass below the abdominal.

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02/11/2016 10:45 PM

Wait a minute...

When did I do my last ladder back up?? Lost a few steps!

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02/11/2016 11:00 PM

If I can hang on a bit longer, I'm only one step away from solving this problem.

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02/12/2016 12:40 AM

Dos Equis!

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02/12/2016 1:47 AM

As in:

"John come back here we are having a beer now?"

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02/12/2016 9:44 AM

No - actually with the guy on the right and the crossed skis(?) on the left of the door it sorta looks like 2 Xs. I don't know why I went from that straight to beer...

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02/14/2016 11:06 PM

Maybe from here?

Missing two Xs!

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02/12/2016 6:34 AM

Shelley Berman to the rescue...skip the ads and intro...then enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flgktyHOYtY

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02/12/2016 6:46 AM

We are beginning to see the effects of an inevitable gravitational pole shift.

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02/12/2016 6:55 AM

I don't care if it's just a dummy, and I don't care if it is conceptual art. We've had seven rear end collisions on this stretch of highway in the two days since you put it up and the police chief says you gotta take it down.

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02/12/2016 7:33 AM

Now all I have to do is ring the bell to move on to the next stage of the Broken Skull Challenge.

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02/12/2016 8:39 AM

Thought bubble:..... "I wish I would have passed on that second helping of potato dumplings this morning."

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02/12/2016 9:00 AM

Wait - where's the ladder???? How'd it get over thar????

Those daggone physicists and their gravity waves - I knew they'd cause problems.

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02/12/2016 9:58 AM

You couldn't paint the broad side of the barn.

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02/12/2016 10:07 AM

"Dammit, here I am again, without my Rocket Boots! Oh, woe is me! I never learn. It's just as well, I guess...my scorch proof underwear are at the cleaners."

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02/12/2016 11:13 AM

Geez... They could have installed this window a little closer to my ladder. Damn contractors.

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02/12/2016 11:34 AM

"Put that camera down and get over here you idiot!"

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02/12/2016 11:54 AM

Clyde 'Jim, you need some Help'

Jim: "Yes you dumb #$@!, I need some help"

Clyde: "I'll go find some"

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02/12/2016 12:04 PM

Psst!...has your husband gone..?... my fingers are beginning to ache...

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02/12/2016 2:06 PM

Got past Donkey Kong...now on to level 2...

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02/12/2016 2:54 PM

Joe... the last surviving member of the "Pretend to be Crossed Skis on a Wall Club" finally understands why he is in fact the last member.

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02/12/2016 4:40 PM

HELP! I've fallen and I can't get down!

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02/13/2016 3:22 AM

Due to the large amount of snow at the bottom of the latter he thought he would get on to it from the top. He entered the barn from the back and climbed to the loft eased out over the edge and suddenly his hole perspective of this approach changed.

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02/15/2016 11:28 AM

" Dear Students, this is how to measure the angle for resolving the forces"

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02/15/2016 12:53 PM

It is sort of hard to tell from here which one the dummy is: Is it the dummy about to rescue the dummy, or the dummy trying to get the other dummy to rescue him? Or is the dummy out on the highway, that nearly jack-knifed his 18-wheeler when he did a double-take on this scene?

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02/15/2016 4:19 PM

"Ah. This is why they have all that water on Mount Midoriyama. I'll remember that, next time."

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02/15/2016 4:24 PM

Jeb said he invented a new game called 'ladder reach'.... I think I'll just keep playing 'cow tipping'

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02/16/2016 3:12 PM

I guess I shouldn't have taken that CR4 "Trebuchet Challenge" after all!

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02/16/2016 3:28 PM

So that's why they had the warning about not setting 1 foot of the ladder on frozen cow dung!

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02/19/2016 5:04 AM

"Maybe next weeks caption this competition will be in here."

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02/19/2016 10:06 AM

Jed got to the top of the corporate ladder only to discover he had it leaning against the wrong wall.

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02/19/2016 11:02 AM

Good one! Some of us feel the same way.

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03/10/2016 9:11 AM

Sometimes the longer ladder of success leads to a higher but a dead-end job, when the shorter steps to your goal would have been the better choice to gain the reward. Make a lateral move while you still have a tight grip on the reality of your situation. This is the "Peter Principle" in action.

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02/19/2016 11:21 AM

Hey Joe! A little to the right,and a little higher next time!

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02/19/2016 12:20 PM

Those left-leaning statements will get you in trouble with the voters, every single time!

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02/19/2016 12:45 PM

Don't worry and relax..... you have ObamaCare as a safety net.

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02/19/2016 12:55 PM

ROFLMAO!!!

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03/10/2016 9:13 AM

Tonight on FOX,..... Find out what happens after last week we left you hanging well as Darrel on FOX's new reality game of "Chutes and Ladders"

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03/10/2016 9:43 AM

Looks like Darrel is hanging on by a thread in his attempt to cross over to his skis for the final ascent to the top. He was only steps away from victory when he switched over to the ladder to success that failed to achieve the goal. The zip line nearby could have been the better choice.

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