Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Caption Contest

Previous contest winner

WINNERS:

Jeff the Baptist: Fortunately, as a chemist, the author of this "humorous" data sheet wasn't going to be spending much time with women anyway.

John Battern: After the episode at the apple tree, the FDA started requiring warning labels on all new models.

15 comments:

Allan R. Bevere said...

Even commenting on this could be hazardous to one's health!

Keith Taylor said...

I'm with Allan, I wouldn't touch this on a bet!!!

DannyG said...

How long do you expect to sleep on the couch, John?

Jeff the Baptist said...

Fortunately, as a chemist, the author of this "humorous" data sheet wasn't going to be spending much time with women anyway.

Anonymous said...

...and with one click of the mouse his witness to the female gender suffered a major setback...

John said...

...and with one click of the mouse his witness to the humorless suffered a major setback...

Some people insist on throwing themselves upon stumbling blocks of their own creation.

John said...

Another thought surfacing: isn't amazing how much emotional manipulation there is the Church disguised in Christianese?

I'm gradually learning that I can't let people push an "I'm Angry" button and get whatever they want from me, or the church. The DS here, Wayne Wyatt, spoke here along those lines a couple of weeks ago. Effective pastors (or anything else) can't be doormats under the shoes of the too-easily offended.

Anonymous said...

...while others are oblivious to sensitivities outside of their own experiences...

Jokes of this nature can be funny, but this has a degrading spirit about it. I pray you would see where I am coming from.

John said...

If you have a complaint against me, have the courage to leave anonymity.

Or are you ashamed of your own remarks?

Anonymous said...

I think anonymity may be part of the issue. I don't think anyone would be unwise enough to read that joke from the pulpit. Much less if a DS was present. I think that says a lot about the joke.

You can have the last word if you want, but then I say lets let it go.

John said...

A member of my BOOM reads my blog. So I'm held accountable.

How about you? Or do you only snipe from hiding?

Anonymous said...

Can't we all just get along?

Respectfully,
Rodney...errrr, Dark Gable

John B said...

Don't you know that it's forbidden in the Discipline to poke fun at women and to do so means immediate excommunication from the UMC. They are a protected species. At least I think it must be that way considering how some react.

Now, if you were to turn that around and make humorous comments about males and you'll earn the admiration of many and are well on your way to being a bishop.

Oh yeah, I forgot this is supposed to be a caption contest. Here's my entry:

After the episode at the apple tree, the FDA started requiring warning labels on all new models.

John said...

Yeah. I guess my previous caption contest is offensive to Pentecostals and hurts my witness with them.

Anonymous said...

FWIW....

I have seen a male version of this. I thought that it was just as funny and did not perceive a "degrading spirit" with either.

Respectfully,
Dark Gable