Weekend Caption Contest

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Squeeze Play Caption Contest
(Source: Yahoo News Photos)

Original Caption: Security guards hold a protester as they remove a group from the House of Representatives after they began chanting slogans regarding the offshore detention of asylum seekers during Question Time in Parliament House, Canberra, Australia on Nov. 30, 2016. (AAP/Lukas Coch/via Reuters)

Caption this photo in the comments section. The winners will be posted Monday, December 5th.

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11 thoughts on “Weekend Caption Contest

  1. “Patrick, when I said we’re going to pinch some protesters, I didn’t mean it literally!”

    “Aw, ease up, Teddy. I’m tickling, not pinching.”

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  2. I’m not sure if this counts as a comment on the picture but the attitudes depicted there and in many more recent times and places reminds me of this:
    Electric Company Whimper and Whine

    It all comes around. Everything old is new again.

    “Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. Wars are no longer waged by the will of superior men, capable of judging dispassionately and intelligently the causes behind them and the effects flowing out of them. They are now begun by first throwing a mob into a panic; they are ended only when it has spent its ferine fury. Here the effect of civilization has been to reduce the noblest of the arts, once the repository of an exalted etiquette and the chosen avocation of the very best men of the race, to the level of a riot of peasants.”
    – H. L. Mencken

    Loki

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