Welcome back to Slate’s weekly caption contest. All we’re going to say is that this photo was taken today outside Qaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound. Post your captions—20 words or fewer—in the comments section.
The winner: Upstater
Okay, now we've eaten their striker, what do we do with the ball?
The runner-up: Marid Audran
Unfortunately the squirrel monkey World Cup subplot had to be cut from Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
The actual caption:
Bolivian squirrel monkeys gather around a toy football during a photocall at London Zoo in central London, on August 18, 2011. The zoo has a total of 22 squirrel monkeys, with an adult male named Bounty having fathered eleven offspring. Photograph by Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images.
Last Week's Special Fill-in-the-Blank Contest
_________________________, said Vice President Biden, as he showed President Obama ___________________________.
The winner: Jason R Ross
“I am Batman,” said Vice President Biden, as he showed President Obama his new pajamas.
Runner-up: Shelby G. Spires
“Now you can fly strike drones from your iPhone,” said Vice President Biden, as he showed President Obama his latest Afghanistan App.
Runner-up: Tina Barbaria Herman
“You see, these babies are speaking their own strange language to each other," said Vice President Biden, as he showed President Obama a YouTube clip of the GOP debate.
The actual caption: Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama look at an app on an iPhone in the Outer Oval Office on Saturday, July 16, 2011. Photograph by Pete Souza/White House.
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