November 5th, 2012

Caption Contest Winner

Nearly 650 entries to last week’s caption contest celebrating the demise of Denis MacShane. The winner was the ever-witty Steve Miliband with this well-informed effort:

“Celebrations are a trifle early.”

Get in touch for your bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape courtesy of Oddbins.


56 Comments

  1. 1
    Telly Savalas says:

    Bloody awful. There were loads better, it’s a fix.

  2. 2
    First says:

    B1lly/Kebab Time will be heartbroken.

  3. 3
    A lying cheating bullying two-faced liar & sanctimonious git who put Prudence on the streets says:

    I have my own triumph to announce! I confidently expect to be in the New Years Honours List, and thereafter be known as Sir Gordon McBonkers Brhune. Elevation to the Lords is only a matter of time.

  4. 5
    Echoes of Blair says:

    Whats the difference between Cameron and Blair. This seems to indicate, not much.

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  5. 6
    Echoes of Blair says:

    Try again.

    http://tinyurl.com/bsrkmwy

  6. 7
    Anon & never voted ZanuLieLabor & never will says:

    Send a large full colour print out of the Picture & Winning caption along

    with the empty bottle of Wine to A/H Denis Mac’No’Shame @ Rotherham

    ZanuLieLabor Party Office…….marked Addressee will pay Royal Mail Costs !!

    • 16
      Stuffy says:

      Include a hardened sack of cement in the parcel. Should cost at least £200 “first” class.

  7. 8
    Rylan from X Factor says:

    Its a bloody fix

  8. 9
    papadopolous says:

    in times of trouble the first thing to go is freedom of speech

  9. 10
    Free drugs on the NHS says:

    It’s a fix.

  10. 14
    bogtrott says:

    a fruitcake with a sponge cake

  11. 15
    graham smith says:

    Breakingnews from the ASDA website Trifles aint cakes.One source close to the bakery aisle said”Its an aberration of a once trusted English Language to associate trifles and cakes.They have been deadly enemies for a few weeks now”

  12. 18
    Phwoooooooar! says:

    The line-up for I’m a Celebrity has been unveiled. Normally I don’t watch that shit. But one of the line-up is Coronation St actress Helen Flanagan.

    http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/6697/69926helenflanagan95122.jpg

    I might tune in for the occasional episode.

  13. 22
    Gary Elsby Stoke-on-Trent says:

    someone please inform me very slowly why the BBC4 production on 1/Nov/2012 @9pm (a three parter 08/Nov etc..) entitled:

    The day the Town Hall sharnk.

    Regarding cuts to Stoke-on-Trent and it’s budget via Eric Pickles, did not broadcast any internal wranglings over Labour selections for MP or local Councillors?

    A Pickle’s cut of £21m turned into a ‘shortfall’ of £36 inside one breath and the BBC production team did not spot this?

    Up to now, the BBC4 team have got this horribly wrong.

    • 42
      Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

      FGS Gary. the whole show is just a BBC party political broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party! The whole point is to show the pain, misery and hardship the evil Tories enjoy inflicting on the elderly, vulnerable and ‘disadvantaged.’

      • 45
        Gary Elsby Stoke-on-Trent says:

        That is not the way it is going down.

        What I’m hearing is that everyone is disgusted at what they actually saw.

  14. 23
    Col Nut says:

    Shouldn’t I get something for my “custardy” reply to Steve’s “trifle” comment?

  15. 25
    @# says:

    When we should be building gibbets, gallows and stocks for these politicians, what do we British do?

    Have a caption competition.

    • 32
      Kent Constable says:

      better to laugh in the face of death and tweak the nipple of adversity than to head into B&Q for timmber, rope and nails…

  16. 26
    Tory scum says:

  17. 27
    City Slapper says:
  18. 29
    Aunty Matter says:

    Macshane caked in shit again.

  19. 41
    dunstall says:

    I demand a public inquiry!

  20. 48
    Trading Standards Unlike Parliamentary, We Still Have Them says:

    Guido has been mixing with politicos too long, corruption has crept in, it’s not even a trifle!

  21. 49
    I'mnotbitter-much says:

    BTW G’ weed o I noticed you bottled out of awarding the prize to any of the captions that referred to him going to prison – triffle isn’t cake you fuckwit!!

  22. 53
    Sharon Kendrick says:

    It’s a CAKE!
    Not a trifle.

  23. 54

    It’s a CAKE!
    Not a trifle.

  24. 55
    Oh dear! says:

    Dan Hannan saw it as a swiss roll….

  25. 56
    mwnciboo says:

    Got to say, that was a bit weak….Trifle Early? Didn’t reference the event at all, that’s not satire that’s just a pun. Satire is contextual, this would have worked with anyone holding a cake.

    My winner would be:-

    Annonnymouse!

    After putting down the cake Denis noticed that he had sticky fingers!


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