Caption Contest: After Beerestroika

posted at 6:55 pm on July 31, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

One of these men was accused of having an animus towards the other by the third man in the picture, a self-proclaimed friend of the second.  Does this picture corroborate either of those assertions?  Doesn’t look like it to me, unless someone wants to argue that James Crowley was attempting a tackle on Henry “Skip” Gates after Beerestroika behind Barack Obama’s back.  The picture gives a revealing look at the dynamics between the three men, so much so that Allahpundit and I have been getting a number of e-mails suggesting a caption contest.

Looks like a good idea to me.  What caption would you add to this denouement of the most famous beer summit since August Busch met his first hop?


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So did they leave Joe Biden to clean the table or did he get drunk on one beer ?

William Amos on July 31, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Off topic

I could have sworn I just saw Sonya sotomayor

no joke I’m not kidding

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Arrogance; indifference; narcissism

This picture IS worth a thousand words…..

Janos Hunyadi on July 31, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Obama: “Well of course I’m not gonna help him… theres no 16 year old Pootty Tang to look at!”

Romeo13 on July 31, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Crowley’s mama taught him manners.

Wethal on July 31, 2009 at 6:59 PM

BO: Uh my adoring fans await me. Crakerhead will you take care of gimpy?

jbh45 on July 31, 2009 at 6:59 PM

Absence of Empathy

ICBM on July 31, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Prof. Gates: “I’m tired of the man keeping helping me down!”

Exurban Jon on July 31, 2009 at 7:00 PM

What’s missing from this picture?

Joe Biden- he’s passed out under the picnic table…

BKeyser on July 31, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Friendly police sergeant James Crowley assists two drunk blind mice looking desperately for the third.

darwin on July 31, 2009 at 7:00 PM

What’s missing from this picture?

Hand cuffs?

dont taze me bro on July 31, 2009 at 7:00 PM

L to R: See Lots of Evil, Talk Lots of Evil, Evil

DelD on July 31, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Exurban Jon on July 31, 2009 at 7:00 PM

hahahahahahaha

jbh45 on July 31, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Does anyone know what type of security a SCOTUS nominee has?

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Sir, please come down from the porch….

JeffWeimer on July 31, 2009 at 7:02 PM

This is my “teaching moment.” I’m teaching them that no one walks in front of the great Obama…..

sandee on July 31, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Obama: “Hurry up,boys… I’ve got another photo-op to get to.”

donny on July 31, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Gates: This whitey can’t hold his Liquor! Look! I’m holding HIM up!

Obama: I won!

Guardian on July 31, 2009 at 7:02 PM

“I helped him last time he stumbled Crowley, you get him this time.”

thomasaur on July 31, 2009 at 7:02 PM

President Obama leads the way as Obama Health Care Sergeant at Arms James Crowley leads aged Harvard professor to his euthanasia appointment.

darwin on July 31, 2009 at 7:03 PM

She got out of a blue crown Vic with tinted windows

plate said US GOVERNMENT

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 7:03 PM

“Give him a hand, will ya?”

Akzed on July 31, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Obama, “Does my white shirt look, Malcom enough?” Trust me there is much to his look.

tomas on July 31, 2009 at 7:03 PM

JeffWeimer on July 31, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Love it!

Incidentally, references to Biden above…I don’t think he drinks alcohol from what I have read.

mimi1220 on July 31, 2009 at 7:04 PM

“He looks gay from behind, doesn’t he?”

whitetop on July 31, 2009 at 7:05 PM

Incidentally, references to Biden above…I don’t think he drinks alcohol from what I have read.

mimi1220 on July 31, 2009 at 7:04 PM

If you were operating on one brain cell you wouldn’t either.

darwin on July 31, 2009 at 7:06 PM

“I’ll talk to Obama outside!”

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Gates: If you let me fall I’ll scream racism.

Obama: I got your back Skip.

Guardian on July 31, 2009 at 7:06 PM

It’s a good thing Biden doesn’t use alcohol. Can you imagine what he would say if he was drunk?

Exurban Jon on July 31, 2009 at 7:07 PM

L to R: See Lots of S#!t Evil, Talk Lots of S#!t Evil, Piece of S#!t Evil

DelD on July 31, 2009 at 7:01 PM

thomasaur on July 31, 2009 at 7:07 PM

“You guys doing okay back there?”

“Yeah. Thanks.

Jim Treacher on July 31, 2009 at 7:08 PM

You can tell a lot about a person by observing their behavior with people who can do nothing for them.

tarpon on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Obama: And right over here is where I gave my first rose garden speech, and right over there is where I first spoke about myself, and right over there…..

portlandon on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Police brutality. Crowley is obviously putting a stranglehold on Gates’ wrist.

MadisonConservative on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Biden’s helping calculate the tips on the credit card charges for the beers.

califcon on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Just A Cop, Skip, and A Chump From the White House

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Crowley: “Let me help you, Gates. We have to catch up with the guy who’s going to heal racial divides.”

Weight of Glory on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

“I already um got my badge, when I was an Indonesian Cub Scout.”

infidel on July 31, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Crowley: Who’s acting “Stupidly” now?

Bicyea on July 31, 2009 at 7:11 PM

“Prof. Gates: “I’m tired of the man keeping helping me down!”

Gets my vote :)

WitchDoctor on July 31, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Gibbs (off-camera): “I told you guys, it’s TEN paces behind!”

califcon on July 31, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Just A Cop, Skip, and A Chump From the White House

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Bravo!

Guardian on July 31, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Crowley helps all men,
Gates incites the ugliest
O stirs pot, basks in klieg lights

tessa on July 31, 2009 at 7:12 PM

MSNBC: We see what looks like an Usher bringing down a crippled gentlemen to be touched by the healing hands of the Messiah. Barry be praised.

portlandon on July 31, 2009 at 7:13 PM

There has to be evil so that good can prove it is above it.
Buddha

Perfectly illustrated.

genso on July 31, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Jet magazine: Crackerhead cop clamping his hands on the honorable professor.

Time magazine: The god, we know as Barak Obama, leading the nation toward racial harmony.

Lizzy Gates: Sgt Crawley, whose daughter uses too much eyeliner, assisting my dad down the steps before they have their beer summit on race…or whatever.

jbh45 on July 31, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Just A Cop, Skip, and A Chump From the White House

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Nice, very clever.

msmveritas on July 31, 2009 at 7:14 PM

portlandon on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

haha.

Prof. Gates: “I’m tired of the man keeping helping me down!”

Awesome

Spirit of 1776 on July 31, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Obama:

Come on fellas, can you hurry up!
I got some more spendin to do!!

Crowley:

Yes, Masta!!!!

Gates:

I can see yo mama from here……

izoneguy on July 31, 2009 at 7:14 PM

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Meh. If she wasn’t being put in the back in handcuffs…

Wolftech on July 31, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Just A Cop, Skip, and A Chump From the White House

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Very good, Christien!!

califcon on July 31, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Just A Cop, Skip, and A Chump From the White House

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Thread winner.

BardMan on July 31, 2009 at 7:15 PM

No caption… But Barack Obama has “Mom Slacks” on…

Are their no tailors in Washington?

gridlock2 on July 31, 2009 at 7:15 PM

blatant,
I won’t ask where you are but I have known people who have taken public flights and seen senators on them.

rob verdi on July 31, 2009 at 7:15 PM

A Teachable Moment: How to Extend Common Courtesy to Your Fellow Man

warrenmr on July 31, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Now where is that Teleprompter? They told me it was out here somewhere…

gridlock2 on July 31, 2009 at 7:16 PM

“As Charlie and his grandfather followed Mr. Wonka into the Chocolate Factory, they wondered what glorious marvels awaited them.”

Theophile on July 31, 2009 at 7:16 PM

“That’s okay, Dude. I’ve gotten sh*tfaced after just one beer too.”

whitetop on July 31, 2009 at 7:16 PM

“Snap it up, guys… I got racial healing to do, and a million jobs to save before dinner…”

Ragspierre on July 31, 2009 at 7:16 PM

“Hey guys, how do I look?”

LibTired on July 31, 2009 at 7:16 PM

I don’t think this picture was bug but more of a feature. A photo op for Obama that shows a white man doing the heavy lifting at the White House.

broker1 on July 31, 2009 at 7:17 PM

How many women get out of a car
with us gov plates
law enforcemnt style antennas
And a driver that looks like he knows what he’s doing and ould kick my azz?

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Sgt Crowley, if you would be so kind to help Professor Gates to the ObamaCare Magical Box…

…and pay no attention to the Soylent Green crates.

Wolftech on July 31, 2009 at 7:17 PM

I’m no good at this game, but I enjoyed a good laugh from all the other suggestions so far.

YiZhangZhe on July 31, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Guys….the caption contest is over….

Just A Cop, Skip, and A Chump From the White House

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

csdeven on July 31, 2009 at 7:18 PM

“Hey Skip hurry up or it’s cash for geezers for you”

Knucklehead on July 31, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Barack: I am my brothers keeper, and this is a teachable moment.

Bicyea on July 31, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Obama: “Let me be clear: I really don’t give a damn if the old guy with a cane does a face plant coming down my stairs.”

amerpundit on July 31, 2009 at 7:20 PM

It was her!

I trCked down her driver at the pizza place

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 7:20 PM

“Now that the summit is over, Obama tells them to get off his property”

“Just like his ego, Obama is one step ahead of them”

“After the beer summit was over, Obama offered James Crowley a job as White House usher”

Yeah, mine don’t got any bite. Whatever.

DanStark on July 31, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Just A Cop, Skip, and A Chump From the White House

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Most definitely Thread Winner

Knucklehead on July 31, 2009 at 7:20 PM

OK… that’s enough Red Stripe for you… take ten steps heal to toe… extend your arms and touch your nose with each finger… now stand on one leg and say your A-B-C’s backwards.

Terp Mole on July 31, 2009 at 7:21 PM

I saw this at Surber’s and it was side by side with the pic of Bush helping Byrd. But then again Bush is a gentleman and Obama is a self absorbed narcissistic ass.

Terrye on July 31, 2009 at 7:21 PM

And Crowley obviously was raised to be a gentleman too.

Terrye on July 31, 2009 at 7:21 PM

MSM photo caption:
A Cambridge police officer is seen pushing Harvard professor Gates down a flight of stairs during a White House meeting. The President’s back was turned at the time.

Resolute on July 31, 2009 at 7:22 PM

I won, I lead, you follow.

Keemo on July 31, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Crowley: “I’m moving Gates off the property, but I can’t eject Biden without backup.”

califcon on July 31, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Obama: “this picture was staged to make me look bad, just like the one of me looking at that sweet 16 year olds fine booty..”

Conservalicious on July 31, 2009 at 7:22 PM

OT: Why you shouldn’t ever browse government websites.

MadisonConservative on July 31, 2009 at 7:20 PM

I saw that on Beck’s show and it deserves it’s own thread.

thomasaur on July 31, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Just A Cop, Skip, and A Chump From the White House

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

The Winner! LOL. I’m still picking my salad off the keyboard.

Christian Conservative on July 31, 2009 at 7:23 PM

BHO: “Hey,I see a live TV camera. Catch you guys later.”

Yoop on July 31, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Black isn’t in the back, the Yellow (tie) is mellow, and White is embracing what’s right.

LibTired on July 31, 2009 at 7:24 PM

What’s missing from this picture?

Biden’s still inside doing keg stands with the interns.

Chuck Schick on July 31, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Hey, Crowley! Take care of Skip. He ain’t heavy. He’s a brutha.

Cody1991 on July 31, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Prof. Gates: “I’m tired of the man keeping helping me down!”

That is great

I am not worthy

400lb Gorilla on July 31, 2009 at 7:25 PM

That pic is missing a PRESIDENT

Ris4victory on July 31, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Just A Cop, Skip, and A Chump From the White House

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Awesome.

Weight of Glory on July 31, 2009 at 7:26 PM

It was her!

I trCked down her driver at the pizza place

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 7:20 PM

I wonder what shes is doing out there on the east end?

Greed on July 31, 2009 at 7:26 PM

1 Huckabees 3:13-15 – “And yea, though the multitudes of lame and blind and stupid were brought before the Lamb of Baal, he would not lay his hands upon them, nor would he dispense to them loaves or fishes. And seeing the cameras upon him, he spake unto the crowds saying, “Get thee behind me, undesirables, for thou art consuming the rations of sturdier bondservants!”

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Sgt. Crowley: Sir, let me help you. Again.

Cindy Munford on July 31, 2009 at 7:27 PM

“Hey Skippy…. all my friends at City of Cambridge Emergency Services asked me to tell you that to you 911 is now an unlisted number.”

viking01 on July 31, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Pwned! If they thought the one inside was bad, wait to they catch a whiff of this one.

disillusioned on July 31, 2009 at 7:27 PM

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.

Luka on July 31, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Looks like Gates found Barry’s stash of Colt 45s in the Oval Office.

Terp Mole on July 31, 2009 at 7:28 PM

In fairness, the O is on the side where Gates uses his cane. He’s be more harm than help to try to assist from there when Crowley’s got the other arm.

Good on Crowley, of course.

mikeyboss on July 31, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Just A Cop, Skip, and A Chump From the White House

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Awesome.

Weight of Glory on July 31, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Wow. Ditto.

mikeyboss on July 31, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Obama thought balloon:

OK, I’m done with those two jerkweeds. Everyone loves me? Good. Now, back to making man in my image.

rihar on July 31, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Lean On Me

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 7:29 PM

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