Thursday, February 23, 2012

Welcome to the House of Fun!

Yes, its a mellow caption, but what do you expect? I've been out of commission for a bit now, and need to ease into naughtier captions, so consider this a palette cleanser.

Made this 2 days ago for Chelsea Baker, as she was one of the few people I had left in my debt chart. The idea was to make a oblivious caption, so I went to the web to see what I could find. I didn't want anything too over the top, so I limited it to leggy pictures. When I found this picture, a fun house setting struck me as a neat idea for a caption. It started as a "wouldn't it be interesting if places put fun house mirrors in their bathrooms?" From there though, it turned around as "what if the fun house made the changes, and the mirror was actually real, but he thought it was part of the whole experience?"

Juxtaposing the central idea appealed to me, as it almost puts conventional wisdom on its head, and gives a caption that is almost from left field. I used the stereotypical "chick idea of a great date" to drive home the changes made by the fun house, and threw in some that "guys think is a chick's idea of a great date" and "things that chicks do on girls night out."

Of course, while finishing up the caption, this song was playing in my head!

Speaking of that song, you'd think there would be more captions based around pharmacists and drug stores! I think I've only made a few captions dealing with that, and this happens to be the 1st one.

DISCUSSION QUESTION: Anyone thinking of making special Leap Year captions? Figured since it only comes once every 4 years, there would be some sort of magic involved that might be interesting for TG ideas. I am going to bounce some around my brain pan, though I'm not sure I WILL do something, I figured I'd ask if others had any thoughts on it.


  1. DISCUSSION QUESTION: Anyone thinking of making special Leap Year captions?

    Well, I am now!

    I typically have other things on my mind at this time of year, so it hadn't actually occurred to me to make narrative use of the Leap Year. I think I ought to, though, what with it being my first Leap Year Day as a currently-active captioner.

  2. I think you sparked a great idea, my dear. I'm going to have to think on it.

  3. Cute captions both Dee! No, I hadn't been thinking of making a special Leap Year caption. If the idea stays in my head, I might throw one together, but nothing really hits the mind right now. I had vague ideas about President's day and Mardi Gras, but they just never formed when I was in the mood to cap. So we'll see.

  4. I really love that fun house cap. Outstanding work!