which is mostly a set-up for a groaner of a pun of a word play!
Made this one back in December for Dawn (Commentator) and this is what I had to say in the post for her trading folder:
I was still in bimbo writing mode and tossed off this fast food quickie for you, mostly because I had a tad bit of wordplay bouncing around in my head .. and until recently I had no idea that the last word in my caption, which was often the first word following "Dairy Queen" on the sign, was until I looked it up online!... and of course, I posted a PS to let anyone that didn't get the punchline, which was probably 90 percent of the population that is walking this earth, and that might be an underestimate, what exactly I was referring to!
The "Brazier" name has been slowly phased out of signage and advertising since 1993, although it has not been removed from all existing signage. Since the early 2000s, new or renovated locations which are similar to Brazier restaurants in terms of size and menu selection, but have been updated with the current DQ logo and/or exterior, usually carry the name "DQ Restaurant", although the DQ website's Store Locator still lists the non-G&C stores as "Dairy Queen Brazier" and the smaller stores "Dairy Queen Ltd Brazier".Yeah, it was probably a long way to go for such a short payoff, but when has that ever stopped me before? The "plot" as it were pretty much came to me all at once. I believe that there aren't even lenses in the glasses that the model is wearing .. did you notice? .. its easy to get distracted I know. It was obvious that she was trying to look smart, and my brain went into bimbo mode. IQ became DQ, which implied Dairy Queen (which she does have a pair of wonderful milk mountains) which lead me to brazier .. hence the caption. It does seem quite organic, don't you think?
I lived for a short time in Florida when I was young and there was a Dairy Queen Brazier about 2 blocks from the house I was in .. I thought it was pronounced like the undergarments, hence the caption!
Braziers are mentioned in the Bible. The Hebrew word for brazier is of Egyptian origin, suggesting an invention imported from Egypt. The only reference to it in the Bible is in Jeremiah 36:22–23, where braziers heat the winter palace of King Jehoiakim. In some churches a brazier is used to create a small fire, called new fire, which is then used to light the Paschal candle during the Easter Vigil.Who'd have thunk that a pointlessly lame bit of wordplay in a TG caption would have its origins from a piece of the bible, especially since we are now in lent? Not me!
What sort of caption would you have made out of the photo in this caption? I"m pretty sure you wouldn't have used a Dairy Queen reference, but what does the picture inspire in you? If I hadn't written this out, I'd might have gone with some sort of Superman story.