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Write a caption, win a prize

[THANK YOU, WE HAVE A WINNER – KEVIN T WITH ” We should move along… these aren’t the ports we’re looking for…” YES, IT WAS SLIGHTLY OUT OF ORDER, BUT HE WAS THE FIRST WITH THE IDEA.]

Mr. Jobs is most displeased with your apparent lack of progress. …

Think you’re funny enough to be the next Margaret Cho? Well, now’s your chance to prove it to the world. Write your best caption for the above photo. If we think it’s the most clever, we’ll send you off a $20 iTunes gift certificate.

This picture was taken from what I think may be the best flickr photostream of all time, and if you have even a shred of geek in you, you need to check it out.

The contest is open to everyone in the US (sorry, iTunes won’t let us buy gift certificates to non-US accounts), and runs until Friday (May 15th) at 11:59PM EST. You can enter more than once if you are feeling “Carrot Top“-prolific. Good luck.
(Oh, and be sure to put in your e-mail, or else we won’t be able to contact you).

[Original image via 713 Avenue on flickr]

148 Responses to “Write a caption, win a prize”
  1. mesam says:

    All we wanted was the screw!?!

  2. Aw crap, I think the rebels have stormed the base. Work faster you fool!

  3. “Man, TK421 is going to be so pissed when he finds out we replaced his hard drive with a thermal detonator!”

  4. sine_nomine says:

    “I wish I’d have gotten the Air – there’s no way this will fit in my backpack.”

  5. Bill Doerflein says:

    Go about your business. There’s nothing to see here.

  6. Noah Ostby says:

    Steve Ballmer: Did it work? What’s the password?

    Stormtrooper #1: It worked, sir. We have the password to the hard drive.

    Steve Ballmer: Great. Now we can take every last design concept from Steve Jobs’ MacBook Pro. What’s the password?

    Stormtrooper #1: 1-2-3-4-5

    Steve Ballmer: 1-2-3-4-5?

    Stormtrooper #2: Yes! 1-2-3-4-5.

    Steve Ballmer: That’s amazing. I’ve got the same combination on my luggage.

  7. WFT says:

    I can’t believe that the economy’s gone down so far that I’m taking jobs from the light side…

  8. Netherbound says:

    “AppleCare? There’s nothing to see here, move along!”

  9. Lienster says:

    ” Tampering? Oh no, Master Steve. We were just tightening up a loose screw.”

  10. imajoebob says:

    Another Mac trojan – this one the “Imperial Storm Trooper Virus,” is again stymied, lacking a Firewire 800 to 400 adapter.

  11. imajoebob says:

    Wait a minute: The rebels get a MacBook Pro and Vader is sticking us with an Asus Netbook? I am SO switching sides!

  12. Noah says:

    O hai!! I upgraded your RAM.

  13. [In:TkZ] says:

    “Doc, give us your super secret mac chick photos. Now!”

  14. Hudson says:

    “Damn George, take a better look at this thing before we take it apart! It’s not the Millennium Falcon!”

  15. Al says:

    I guess working at Jiffy-Lube™ isn’t so bad, but I still think Vader overreacted.

  16. Matt says:

    I’m taking your screws so you can’t screw the public (Actors paid by M$) with your Apple Tax.

  17. Matt says:

    Steve Ballmer Storm Trooper: “Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers”

  18. dggraphics says:

    Stormtrooper #1: “Do you know what’s going on?”
    Stormtrooper #2: “Maybe it’s another drill.”

  19. Chris Dunning says:

    With a failing economy, you might find the Apple Store a little… short staffed.

  20. Willson Smith says:

    “This time we won’t leave a hole.”

  21. Austin says:

    “Listen to me when im talking to you!”

  22. Matthew says:

    “We’ve been searching for 22 years, what makes you think we will find the droids in here?”

  23. Rhyan McReynolds says:

    “This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of the PC, and will soon see the end of the rebellion.”

  24. biblezombie says:

    Get Apple Care to protect your Mac from the Dark Side.

  25. Daniel says:

    Remind me why the Empire decided to construct the new Death Star exclusively out of anodized aluminum?

  26. Donald says:

    Sir, we’re investigating reports that the Rebellion has INTEL Inside our most advanced technology.

  27. Rayquan says:

    Now ican play my free music all iwant

  28. Ben says:

    This is not the port you are looking for….

  29. Luis David says:

    Let’s get the Force!!!

  30. y3rt says:

    She’s gone from suck to blow.

  31. y3rt says:

    So, do you think anyone is paying attention?

  32. y3rt says:

    This reminds me of the time I was working on the Hubble, and we had to deal with a stripped bolt.

  33. y3rt says:

    i void warranties

  34. anonymous says:

    The contest is open to everyone in the US (sorry, iTunes won’t let us buy gift certificates to non-US accounts), and runs until Friday (May 15th) at 11:59PM EST. You can enter more than once if you are feeling “Carrot Top“-prolific. Good luck.

    Is this open till 2010?

  35. keith j says:

    This is my third day of furlough from Lucas Arts. Gotta feed the kids somehow.

  36. keith j says:

    “Is that a hex or phillips head?” “How should I know? I can’t see a thing in this helmet!”

  37. keith j says:

    “Oh, so you can aim a drill, but you can’t hit any one of three rebels standing in a tiny passageway with a laser blaster??!!!”

  38. keith j says:

    “Gee wiz. You laugh once at Vader choking some stupid commander and you get put on tractor beam repair duty. This sucks!”

  39. keith j says:

    “Hey. After we’re through here, you wanna head down to the Death Star cafeteria and get some lizard burgers?”
    “What? This is the third day in a row they’re serving those things!”
    “By the way, did you hear about Bossk screwing up his last bounty mission for Vader?”
    “Yeah. I wonder when he’s coming back?”

  40. keith j says:

    “I am so sick of having to fix Vader’s hot tub motor. It wouldn’t clog and burn out so much if he’d stop choking the chicken!”

  41. keith j says:

    “Dude, you’ve been tightening that screw for over an hour! We need to get this target practice simulator working.”
    “Hey! I like to pace myself, alright?! Besides, it’s not like any rebels are gonna show up here anyway.”

  42. keith j says:

    “So my girlfriend’s like, hey, why don’t you get a real job?”
    “Isn’t she a dancer at Jabba’s palace?”
    “Yeah. I mean, she’s got some nerve telling me that I should go to dental school so I can work for Jabba cleaning the Sarlacc’s teeth. There’s no air conditioning out there! It’s a freakin’ desert! I hope she gets eaten by the Rancor.”

  43. keith j says:

    “Hey, when you’re done tightening that screw you wanna go get some lunch?”
    “No thanks. My mom packed me a lunchable.”
    “No way! Can I have the cookie?”
    “Of course you can. You’re my best friend John.”
    “Um, it’s Dan.”
    “Yeah whatever. It’s not like there are name tags on these freakin’ outfits.”

  44. mltoh says:

    All your base are belong to us!

  45. Dan Oblak says:

    “This isn’t the MacBook we’re looking for; this unit has FireWire…”

  46. keith j says:

    “Careful man. If that screw isn’t tightened all the way, the Deathstar won’t be indestructible!”
    “You know what? They picked the wrong day to cancel our dental plan! It’s tightened enough. They want it tighter? Then let the freakin’ emperor come down here and tighten it his damn self!!! Now let’s go get drunk!”

  47. y3rt says:


  48. Matt says:

    So what entry won or is this open until 2010???

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