caption contest: car wreck – how did this happen

We haven’t had a caption contest recently, so let’s get that restarted.  It’s real simple to play — think of something funny / humorous to go with this picture.  The only rule is to keep it clean.  And regardless of whether you have anything to contribute, you can enjoy the comments other people leave, too.

car between buildings

Let me also add that comments usually pour in over the next week, so this is the type of post that it’s good to check back on.  You can also subscribe to the comments (whether for just this post or all comments) if you would rather be notified that way.

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)

caption contest, jet crashed in backyard

This week’s caption contest really needs your help in explaining it.  Obviously a jet crashed in some woman’s backyard.  Or is that really what happened?  How did this happen?  Why?  What should happen next?  You decide.

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caption contest, van crashed in store window

Caption contest!  This week’s photo features a delivery truck crashed into the storefront of a Chinese restaurant called Fat Duck Surprise.  It’s up to you to figure out what happened and why.  And remember you can consider multiple perspectives, even from people not in the picture.

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ending 2011 with a crash

I know the saying goes “end with a bang”, but in this case, it was a crash.  This happenstance also explains why there haven’t been new posts in a couple of weeks.  I could make this an extensive story, but I will sum up for your convenience.

Basically, the hard drive containing Windows 7 in my main computer crashed.  At first it just started running slower, then there were some obscure errors, and then upon reboot, it continued to reboot, never even attempting to load Windows.  This was quite the inconvenience.

Fortunately no important data was lost, so all the blog posts in progress and the cache of funny pictures are still waiting to be published.  It’s just taking time to backup data and rebuild my system.

I did have an external hard drive for real-time backup, but it died a while back.  I never expected to have 2 hard drives die in the same year, but it happened.  Now I’m paying for my procrastination of fixing the backup.

So the moral of the story is — always maintain a backup.  Hard drives do go bad, even solid state drives (SSDs), which is what my C: drive was.

Sorry this isn’t very funny.  I did take a minute to find a couple of amusing pictures for it, though…  (And no, that’s not how it broke.  Maybe it’s what should happen now, though…)