O Caption, My Caption
October 4, 2007 12:57 PM   Subscribe

Caption my colleague, please.

A coworker of mine and I have had a prank war going on for the last few months. On her last day, she papered my desk with photos of herself with the caption, "Miss me yet?" She believes she struck the final blow, but her going away party is tomorrow night and I intend to have this picture duplicated and pasted to popsicle sticks for all attendees to hold mask-style. The beauty of this particular photo is that she has her mouth open in drunken revelry, ripe for speech balloons.

So, I need some quotes to attribute to her. Things like, "I have a wide variety of STDs" and "I will do anything for a free drink." Fear no raunch; her sense of humor knows no bounds.
posted by Terminal Verbosity to Grab Bag (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
So, just to be clear- this going-away party with have employer -types? While her sense of humor knows no bounds, can you say the same for all others in attendance?

I hate to be a killjoy, but this sounds like a monumentally dangerous idea since I assume YOU intend to remain employed.
posted by JMOZ at 1:07 PM on October 4, 2007


Do you have a jpeg you could show us?
posted by healthyliving at 1:07 PM on October 4, 2007


Why not let the attendees write their own captions? Provide a bunch of Sharpies and the aforementioned photos-on-sticks.
posted by cabingirl at 1:30 PM on October 4, 2007 [3 favorites]


"Look for me on craigslist - casual encounters"
posted by clh at 1:34 PM on October 4, 2007


I like cabingirl's idea....good fun, and then you avoid JMOZ's concern pretty well. Maybe you could print a few pre-made caption stickers for the really creatively impaired types, too.
posted by bunnycup at 1:37 PM on October 4, 2007


Despite what you say, I think calling her a whore isn't so funny for an office going away party. I'm a funny/raunchy chick, but I wouldn't appreciate people with pics of me saying "LOL I like cock!"

Does she have any catchphrases? Anything she says often particular to her job? I think it would be really funny to have lots of people with balloons that say things like that, and then have one person with a Kierkegaarde quote or something.
posted by frecklefaerie at 1:42 PM on October 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Guess how I got my new job?"
posted by selfmedicating at 2:14 PM on October 4, 2007


"Terminal Verbosity and I should just screw already!"
posted by crabintheocean at 2:29 PM on October 4, 2007


"So^uch  long suckers!"
"Who do you have to blow to get severance around here?"
INVISIBLE PACIFIER
posted by rob511 at 3:05 PM on October 4, 2007


Wow. Seconding "invisible pacifier."
posted by blackbeardrrr at 3:13 PM on October 4, 2007


there is a HUGE difference between pranking each other in private or a close circle and in front of coworkers, superiors, hr and other people you never know YOU might end up meeting again. caution!
posted by krautland at 4:49 PM on October 4, 2007


Abortions are cheaper in MEXICO, adios!
posted by Joseph Gurl at 5:58 PM on October 4, 2007


So is gender re-assignment surgery, vaya con dios!
posted by clh at 6:09 PM on October 4, 2007


me & my former coworker are old college chums and worked very closely together. we had a very raunchy prank war for a few years, that escalated over time and was spectated with delight by our closer officemates. (i squirted chocolate syrup all over the bum of the toy elephant on his desk, we'd steal each other's day planners and write filthy comments in them, there were lots of doctored photos, he stole my computer for *two days* and returned it with embarassing photos as the screensaver, etc.) i have a very high tolerance for the raunchy; i found it hilarious, and it made us closer.

BUT. if he had put dirty captions on pics of me at my goodbye party, i would have been very angry and *very* hurt. in front of my manager, and the corporate executives, and people from other departments who didn't know me well? and that's the last memory of me they have? i would have been SO upset. ugh, i feel kind of sick even imagining it.
posted by twistofrhyme at 7:21 PM on October 4, 2007


Use subtlety and the unspoken to your advantage. Popsicle-stick masks of the victim are enough.
posted by bonobo at 11:03 PM on October 4, 2007


Allow me to use a phrase that's never been written on the green before: "Perhaps I should have been more clear..."

First, I didn't mean to imply that I was looking solely for raunchy catchphrases, just that they were allowed. Second, this party is a quiet affair at a local bar. No execs; grunts only.

Those that will be there all have titanium constitutions...we try to offend each other and fail every time. This particular colleague who is leaving, it should be known, swears like a merchant marine and tells stories that would make George Carlin blush. So, I understand and appreciate your concern, but it's not warranted.

So I'm reading the worried, "You can't do that!" comments and I think to myself, "Man, they don't know her at all!" Which lead me to think, "Man, they don't know her at all." So I took cabingirl's suggestion and the results have been great.



And raunchy.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 10:15 AM on October 5, 2007


photos, please!
posted by divabat at 12:22 AM on October 7, 2007


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