caption contest, John McCain and John Kerry

It’s time for another caption contest!  Same rules as always: write a caption for this photo, from whatever point of view you’d like.  Just remember to follow the language rules here.

Here’s some background on these two together, if you’re interested.  Of course, John McCain is the 2008 Republican Presidential candidate, and John Kerry was the 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate.  McCain also tried to run in 2000 but lost to George W. Bush.  In 2004, Kerry tried to get McCain to be his vice-president, while also offering him Secretary of Defense and other titles.  But McCain refused the offer, because he believed Bush to be the better candidate (even though he didn’t like Bush much).

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2008 hot dog eating championship

On July 4th every year, there’s a hot dog eating competition which brings out the world’s best at such things.  This year, former world record-holder Takeru “The Tsunami” Kobayashi tied with defending champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut.  Get this — they each ate 59 hot dogs (with bun) in 10 minutes.

At this news site, you can watch a video of the competition, but I would advise against it.  It might sound neat to discuss this, but it’s not so fun to watch it.  Really…

The winner gets a one-year supply of hot dogs from Nathan’s.

Joey Chestnut, wolfing down the hot dogs
Joey Chestnut, wolfing down the hot dogs

Anyway, back to the 2008 competition.  I had the misfortune of watching it this year because the people whose house I was at decided to watch it for some reason.  The two former champions tied, so we were wondering what should happen.  One of us had the idea that they should have a race across a football field, lengthwise, to see who wins.  That would be funny to watch them try to run after consuming 59 hot dogs in just 10 minutes.  (They’d probably need to censor out the ensuing vomiting.)  But instead of this, they had a “dog off” where the one who had 5 more first won.

Also, there were quite a few contestants that weren’t even close.  As far as I saw, none of them stopped eating early.  I’d think they’d stop the torture if they saw the scoreboard and noticed that they were 10 hot dogs behind already.  Why would they keep going?  But maybe they wanted to say they did their best.

add your own captions, Bill Clinton speaking for Hillary

It’s time for another caption contest! I’m going to go with the political theme once again, mainly because I have this picture of Bill Clinton speaking on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign for president, and now her campaign has derailed.  So I need to use it while the story is still somewhat relevant.  Plus, there’s some potential humor with this picture.

Like before, you get to write the caption for this photo, from whichever perspective you want to.  Have fun!

Bill Clinton speech for Hillary\'s campaign

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our own caucus

It’s just not fair that we don’t have a major political caucus here in Arkansas.  Why should Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina get all this attention from the candidates while choosing who the main candidate should be?  (I’d prefer there was just one big one instead of all these separate ones, but whatever.)

To resolve this issue, we held our own private caucus here at Buffet o’ Blog.  Some of the staff met and conducted our own primary.  Here’s the results :

On the Republican side, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee got the most votes.  John McCain came in second.

On the Democratic side, it was unanimous — all got zero votes except for Hillary Clinton, who got negative votes.  (I’d interpret the negative votes as “I’d vote for anybody over Hillary Clinton.”)

Chuck Norris got some write-in votes as Secretary of Defense.

There you have it.  Let our results be broadcast on the major news networks and added to what’s already out there.  I know our caucus was small, but our budget is nearly non-existent.  If more people want to vote, they will have to donate some money to make it happen.  Sorry, but with this site generating exactly zero dollars, the budget just doesn’t have much flexibility.  Maybe next year we can do something bigger…