Caption Contest: Holmes & Fenty Testimony Photo

Today’s Metroblogging DC Caption Contest stars this photograph from the Washington Post article “Senate Panel Hears String of Impassioned Appeals” as I am speechless with its juxtaposition of expressions.

The reader who submits the best caption to this photograph in the comments section below, will receive a Metroblogging DC T-shirt. Extra points if Eleanor Holmes Norton yeilds no ground to Adrian Fenty.

27 Comments so far

  1. Hy Hy (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 9:27 am

    “Grr! Where’s MY name tag?”

  2. Hy Hy (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 9:30 am

    “‘The Aristocrats’? I don’t get it, damn it!”

  3. Wayan (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 9:39 am

    DC politicos enjoy the Tobias Effect.

  4. Tiffany (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 9:46 am

    I already have an MBDC shirt, but just because the photo is hilarious:

    “Your soul, I will eat it.”

    Or lolcat style: “I iz chargin teh lazors. DC Vote! NAO!”

    “In an unexpected move, Mayor Fenty brought along a portrait which had been stored in his attic for some years…”

    “I AM the rightful Mayor of DC! Where’s my iron mask?”

  5. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 9:53 am

    “Okay Eleanor, I think they’ve had enough bad cop for now.”

  6. Jared (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 10:01 am

    “I am not saying that there would be consequences for the failure for this legislation but tell me – do you really want to risk this? I mean c’mon – she knows where you park, she knows where to find a crowbar and either way you’re still stuck with her till the district residents vote otherwise.”

  7. Paulo (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 10:17 am

    Without EX-LAX.
    With EX-LAX.

  8. Hy Hy (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 10:41 am

    “Heh heh, Ellie pooted. Heh.”

  9. JB (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 10:45 am

    “Mayor Fenty farted again!” -Eleanor Norton

    “Mayor Fenty could you please have Suge Knight (in the back of the room)escort your drunk Grandma out of this hearing please”

    “Grrr we want representation!” -Eleanor Norton
    “Did someone say skittles?” – Mayor Fenty

  10. Frank L (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 10:49 am

    “We would like to thank the Senators for the rather…uh… graphic depiction of the relationship between the Federal Government and the District regarding voting rights. If the gentlemen would care to, um…zip up, I suppose that would be alright.


  11. Wayan (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 11:05 am

    And now we’ll hear from Senator Fenty…

  12. Don (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 11:23 am

    “Norton and Fenty view proposed advertising materials which the 3124 Corporation wishes to hang from area lightposts.”

  13. Hy Hy (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 11:25 am

    “Momma always told me it’ll stick if I did it too much.”

  14. Evil Moo (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 12:10 pm

    “You’re never going to find the little man in the boat with both hands on the table.”

  15. JB (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 1:01 pm

    “Mayor Fenty.. Sir, can you please put your pants back on!”

    “No Mayor.. this is not the ‘No pants party'”

    …the transformation from Eleanor Norton into the Hulk took 30 seconds and a glass of water.

  16. Wood (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 1:32 pm


  17. Will (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

    If it wasn’t for those meddling representatives and their darn Mayor of DC, I would have gotten away with it too.

  18. Wayan (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 2:27 pm

    Running for Mayor: wads of cash
    Taking over the schools: big hairy balls
    Passing gas in Congress: priceless

  19. Jared (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 3:56 pm

    Fenty: {Under Breath} “C’mon Ellie – You know you want some of this…I even have the keys to Marion Barry’s ‘Private” office.”
    Norton: “No means no, Adrian, I WILL NOT YIELD!!!”

  20. Don (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

    Hey look at that Wayan – yIEld. huh.

  21. Max (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

    Smoking marijuana often has different effects on people.

  22. Wayan (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 5:52 pm

    And then the stripper violated the DC smoking ban with her rejuvenated vagina

  23. Wayan (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 11:30 am

    Get your captions in folks – contest ends tonight (Thurs) @ midnight!

  24. Chris (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

    I made a poopy. Auntie Eleanor can you change me?

  25. Wayan (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 11:20 am

    Wow! Great captions everyone. I’ll have to have a think about who won – got any favorites you’re pulling for?

  26. Frank L. (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 6:09 pm

    So…who won?

  27. Wayan (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 10:36 am

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