More captions

robot_blog.jpgIMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: CAPTIONS POLL NOW OPEN

The short-listed captions are now set out in poll form on the Stuff & Nonsense page, so please cast your vote for your favourite. There’s a prize at stake and I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.


As I appreciate that few of you have the time to trawl through thousands of comments, here are a few personal favourites to help jog your memories.

But first, a reminder.

There has been a last-minute addition to the calendar, which you may have missed. There will now be a chat tomorrow at 4PM (UK time) and everyone is welcome to join in.

Everyone is also welcome to vote for us in the Weblog Awards…


From ‘Oakland Paramount’, 31 March:

The staff were exhausted but pleased with their efforts to clean up the mess the Candy Floss machine explosion had caused… (Rudders)

David borrows Bono’s camera goggles for the sound check. (Geoff Duffy)

From ‘Night 15: Chicago’, 12 April:

The roadies’ decision to attach magnetic strings to Phil’s guitar played havoc with his metal fillings. (Ripper)

Desperate, as the catering caravan had been stalled for days at immigration, the band members were determined to at least get themselves some roughage on the fly. (Tom Quinn)

Helping out during rehearsals whilst pulling up the lighting rig, David inadvertently pulls on the wrong strap. (Goose)

Playing in sub-zero temperatures, Phil wonders if it’s safe to touch his tongue to the strings. (Joseph Morse)

From ‘Night 16: Chicago’, 13 April:

Polly catches Rick thanking God for David’s divine guitar-playing… (Victor)

David’s and Rick’s reaction after hearing someone say a killer rabbit is loose in the building. (Mark in Rockford)

From ‘On an Island’ on DVD’, 18 April:

Richard was bemused that David couldn’t quite keep up with Crosby and Nash on the A Capella version of “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes”. (Rudders)

David’s busking spot on Grafton St was quite lucrative until that pair showed up. (Geoff Duffy)

From ‘World Cafe… again’, 30 June:

Jon sulked in the background because he was the first one out in the game of statues. (Rudders)

David soon got tired of Richard’s catalogue poses and turned away in disgust. (Victor)

As Rick exerts his telepathic mind-control powers, David suddenly realizes that he ought to cut rehearsal short and take the band to a nice, long, expensive lunch. (Franz Svoboda)

From ‘Richard Wright’, 28 July:

No-one really knew why the Police Officers had to hold Richard at gunpoint as they arrested him… (Rudders)

Richard decided to start a one man Mexican wave on his birthday. (Graham Knight)

Wow… this deodorant really does last 24 hours! (Bob Mitchell)

From ‘Guy’s competition’, 9 October:

Guy’s version of ‘I’m a Little Tea Pot’ didn’t quite meet the requirements for the encore. (Geoff Duffy)

Guy looks on impassively as another Abbey Road guest leans too far over the balcony railing… (Angelo Ortiz)

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour's official blog, The Blog ('Features' previously being its rather naff title), affectionately - or lazily - shortened to 'FEd'.

79 thoughts on “More captions”

  1. Please note that the nominations are now in. Any future suggestions are now just for fun.

    Thank you.

  2. not sure if it’s of interest to folks, and being a newbie to satellite tv folks may have already seen it but the floyd make an appearance on 354 Kerrang! 50 Most Awesome Riffs in Rock at 7 pm

    been on before and I just caught the end of some wall animation and ABitW prtII

    not sure if there’s more (???)
    andy.

  3. Chaps…

    Sorry I missed the majority of the chat but events overtook me…

    Fellow Captioneers… do you think there’s a book deal with this caption malarkey? Just need to ask Polly to borrow the pics now 🙂

    Has Guy voted I wonder… I’d like to know his favourite… 🙂

  4. FEd,

    It was really good to meet you and all the gang today. Thanks for that, mate!

    PS- David is involved with another Grammy nominee: Alan Parson´s Album, A Valid Path was nominated Best Surround Album. Nice?

  5. Caption…”O.K..break..Hold on a moment people while I try to cast my vote for favourite caption..hitting that enter key is not easy while I’m in robot mode.”

    Yet another bad one..sorry..Have to admit it F.E,..I think I’m on board with you now about the robot one by RealShemp..Hilarious!

  6. sorry i missed the chat, fed. i completely forgot. i hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

    just off to cast my vote…

  7. I notice all the captions are by the boys. I thought one of my captions was darn good, but maybe I have the wrong “equipment” to get nominated.

    xo
    Deborah

  8. I just logged in (out of curiosity) to the weblog site that is currently in 1st place.

    To be fair,it seems pretty good on first glance..but it does not focus on one particular artist..more of a broad spectrum view on the arts in general with the opportunity to post comments for each topic seperatly..hence no real sense of community as there is here..perhaps an average of 5 or 6 posts for each category. Pleasant enough,but it’s hit or miss whether there will be any topics of interest for you there..whilst at davidgilmour.com,we know there is always something good waiting for us here.

    There should be a category on it’s own for weblog sites that are dedicated to specific artists, as it may not be fair because multiple artists sites obviously would attract a wider range of bloggists..Just an opinion.

  9. Hiya Fed

    Already made my vote. I think the captions have really been one of the highlights of this blog. I hope your weekend is going good Fed.

    I was also wondering Fed. I hate to be a bug, but will my prize be arriving shortly?

    Thanks so much

    Renee B
    Rainy Fontana, Ca USA

    [It should be. I believe it has been sent, but I will check. – Features Editor]

  10. Oh blast – missed the chat! Note to self ‘Pay attention to blog at the weekend….’

  11. Angelo…

    It’s a long time since I’ve been called prolific! How about you? 🙂

  12. [Oh blast – missed the chat! Note to self ‘Pay attention to blog at the weekend….’]

    Pudders –

    I’ve chatted my way into the doghouse at home, so maybe you’re better off missing every once in a while.

    Do you remember the David and Rick picture caption: “Hey, do you mind? We’re trying to have a moment here!”

  13. The previous blog entry is now closed, so I post here (sorry, Fed).

    I wish you a good and fast recovery, Adriano, I already miss you in the chatroom…

    Michèle

  14. [I notice all the captions are by the boys. I thought one of my captions was darn good, but maybe I have the wrong “equipment” to get nominated. xo Deborah]

    I’m sure that has nothing to do with it.

  15. well done to angelo and rudders. 🙂

    i found another good one:

    “if i suck on my saxophone long enough, do you think i’ll get some of the light!?”

    by j nicholson
    in ‘number one in uk’
    on 12 march

  16. Hello Fed,

    Hope you had a nice and restful weekend!

    May I ask you one question: I still don’t get it with the announced release date for the “Arnold Layne”-single on Dec 25th/26th. How is this going to happen technically on those holidays? Do you have access to any information regarding this?

    [It’s not uncommon for singles to be released at holiday time. Christmas Day is a Monday, after all, which is the day that new releases hit the shops in most parts of the world. Many shops will be open on 26 December. – Features Editor]

  17. “I notice all the captions are by the boys. I thought one of my captions was darn good, but maybe I have the wrong “equipment” to get nominated.”

    Something certainly is wrong with some of your equipment, but I doubt it’s your female stuff.

  18. [I’ve chatted my way into the doghouse at home, so maybe you’re better off missing every once in a while. – Posted by: EchoesBob at December 11, 2006 06:43 AM]

    Don’t feel bad Fob, I checked my phone messages, only to find that my 12 year old son had called the tv reality show “Wife Swap”.

    I’ve no idea why.(scratching head)

    Melissa (*_*)

  19. Thank you once again, FEd, for the Sunday chat session! You are way too generous, giving up your Sunday evening, not to mention your Friday evening last week! A very special thank you.

    Voting for the captions was probably the hardest competition or poll the blog has ever had! They’re all so very good and all winners.

    [I’m glad you enjoyed it, Lynn. Thanks to all who dropped in. – Features Editor]

  20. Hello all!

    First a big thank you to all involved at David Gilmour.com for the fantastic dvd! Mailman brought it this morning and ive watched in awe since, i almost forgot to get the girls from school at lunchtime….

    Ive been voting everyday for our blog, but somehow we seem to lose distance between the first ranked. COME ON!!! Maybe a little reminder: its possible to vote more than once, you just have to keep 24 hours apart! Lets make it happen!!

    I also voted for the caption competition, go Rudders!!!

    I finally found a store that can get me the Arnold Layne single on cd format, have to pay top bucks for it (euro’s infact) but itll be worth it eh?

    cheers all!!

  21. Dear F.Ed.

    we are at second place (********) (441 votes) till now..let’s go on

    my preferred caption is “Polly catches Rick thanking God for David’s divine guitar-playing” but i voted on your poll list

    ciao Elisabetta

  22. Doggy doo…missed the chat (bit like MR D Kuyt keeps missing the goal eh Fed !!!)

    But… cast the vote for OUR site..

    Everyone have a great day

    best wishes
    martin d

    [As long as the others keep scoring, I can forgive him. – Features Editor]

  23. Hi all, have been out of action for 4 days so apologies if this has already been mentioned, but Pink Floyd’s DSOTM from Earls Court 94 is being shown on BBC1 this Friday 15th at 11:35pm.

    Keep voting for David, he deserves to win!

  24. Chaps…

    Sorry I missed the majority of the chat but events overtook me…

    [Fellow Captioneers… do you think there’s a book deal with this caption malarkey? Just need to ask Polly to borrow the pics now 🙂 – Posted by: Rudders – Toronto at December 10, 2006 08:07 PM]

    As smashie and nicey would say Rudders my man if “It’s all for chaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrraaaaaaity”, then yes lets get that book thing going

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  25. I can’t–I can’t–I can’t!!!I……can’t……vote…!!! I STILL can’t decide which caption, guys!

    This Libra is too detrimentally indecisive —

    I’m sorry, guys; I just can’t do it — ((( Fed, help me !!!!! ))).

    –LG
    xoxo

    [They’re all very good… – Features Editor]

  26. Ciao FEd,

    the “Live and In Session” DVD I did order and paid for has not yet been delivered!

    On December 7 blog you wrote “Please let me know if you don’t have it by Saturday”: I don’t have it!

    Could you help me?

    Thank you for checking out for me.

    Best regards
    Carlo Maucioni from Sala Consilina, Italy

    [I’m sorry to hear that, Carlo. Anthill say that you should allow at least seven days for international orders to be delivered. Your order has been sent, so should be with you sometime this week. – Features Editor]

  27. [Angelo…It’s a long time since I’ve been called prolific! How about you? 🙂 – Posted by: Rudders – Toronto at December 11, 2006 01:22 AM]

    Well, since we have just one child we’re wondering whether I’m shooting blanks, but I have faith that one of these days we’ll be blessed with…..

    …oh…you mean prolific CAPTION writer…

    rrrrrrriiiiiiiight…………………..

    ummmm, i’ll get me coat….

  28. [I’ve chatted my way into the doghouse at home, so maybe you’re better off missing every once in a while. – Posted by: EchoesBob at December 11, 2006 06:43 AM]

    Gabrielle and I have done that too, Bob. Haven’t we, Gabrielle? We should start a group for all the spouses, “Dealing with a loved one effected by addiction to davidgilmour.com” At least we know when we do finally get together, all our spouses will have something to commiserate about.

    ~Erin

  29. [I was also wondering Fed. I hate to be a bug, but will my prize be arriving shortly? – Posted by: Renee at December 10, 2006 11:14 PM]

    Renee,

    Apologies, but I’m told that your prize has only just been sent (today). You should have it soon.

  30. The Anthill mob have been and gone “chugggaboooom.”

    Got me stuff

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  31. Well, I picked up my DVD from the Post Office on Saturday. Thanks for the extra pressie ! A very nice gesture on someone’s part.

    Take a Breath is superb, I can’t understand how the band manage to play with all that going off around them ! Astronomy Domine – brilliant ! Can’t wait to see the rest of the Abbey Road stuff. I think my favourites on the AOL session are This Heaven and High Hopes. I love the new guitar bit at the end. Genius.

    Martin.

  32. [I notice all the captions are by the boys. I thought one of my captions was darn good, but maybe I have the wrong “equipment” to get nominated.- xo Deborah]

    It all has to do with what’s between your ears my dear, not legs.

  33. hi fet ed . i got my live and in session dvd this morning but due to the fact i had a lot of work on today i did’nt open it until about 10 minutes ago .

    to my annoyance it won’t work on my computer dvd player . i checked it on my normal dvd player and the same thing is hapening . i had a look on the back of the dvd disk and it is scratched all over . i contacted the anthill rockware already but the reason i am contacting you is do you have any idea if i would be able to get a replacement as i think you said before all the disks are sold out .

    i am still looking forward to seeing this dvd . i hope all things can be sorted .

    i hope you had a good weekend fet ed and i am sorry to dump this on you first day of the week
    🙂

    peace
    Linda

    [Dump it on us, mate. That’s not good enough. You’ll get a replacement, even if you have to have mine. – Features Editor]

  34. I voted for the caption that made me laugh the most.

    *gets up on soapbox and speaks quietly and respectfully, but not patronizingly*

    I’ve also voted for the blog in the awards thingy. But I’ll go against the majority and say that it doesn’t matter if we win. We all know which blog we prefer. It matters more whether we played the game according to the rules. Taking second place honestly is better than winning through cheating, IMHO.

    Not saying anyone here is trying to or would. I’m just sayin’, y’know?

    *gets down off soapbox and goes back to her rock*

    And thanks to everyone I ran across in the chatroom this weekend. I’d mention names and specifics of all the times I laughed and had the most fun, but I don’t seem to recall much of Friday anymore. And that is not a request for anyone to remind me.

    Thanks to FEd for giving up his time for us, especially on a weekend.

    Crawling back under her rock to go watch movies,
    the Phoenix.

  35. For those Irregulars who sent me into the wilderness to find myself…

    Embers

    You chop the wood and stoke the flame
    Build the walls of your domain
    Shout the field chant dusk to dawn
    Protect the doe, nurture the fawn

    When you were young the days were long
    Like time depicted in the song
    So many moments were your own
    Lamenting now that they are gone

    A friend suggests you find your soul amongst the forest or the field
    The mountain vistas ages old, the ocean’s vast horizon yield

    Chafe the spark that lights the flame, kindle ashes of your name
    Caress the moments far too few, the light within you burns anew

    Orzek

  36. [David and Polly pat me on the back far too much, I assure you. – Features Editor]

    I’ve figured you, Fed! You’re David and Polly’s dog!!!!!

    [The secret’s finally out… but haven’t they trained me well? – Features Editor]

  37. Fed, for all the potential divorces your blog and chatroom are setting up, we better at least win that Weblog Award as consolation!

    (I hope you know how many of your bloggers are actually married to this site…..shall we be naming you a homewrecker soon, Fed?) ;^>

    Keep voting daily you all, and good luck! (Last voting day is December 15!)

    –LG xoxo

  38. I know I missed the chat on Sunday too, but I think my kids wouldn’t have forgiven me if I had not decorated the house with them….LOL As it is my son calls David Gilmour, Happy Gilmour. I am not sure why. Who knows the minds of a Ten year old boy. But I am sure glad I am single then I would have a spouse to answer to.

    [Apologies, but I’m told that your prize has only just been sent (today). You should have it soon.]

    Thank you very much Fed.

    Renee B.
    Fontana, Ca USA

  39. Well, I guess you’re hearing from a rather active blogger today…(sorry)…..BUT–

    UPS Delivery (finally) just dropped off a PATHETICALLY damaged DG tour booklet:

    It’s drastically warped from all corners’ directions, profusely scratched and scuffed front and back, sharply creased and dog-eared at lower right corner, along the entire spine it’s creased and wrinkley, and there is a broad dramatic dent across the back lower right quarter.

    I am disappointed in having paid for this; and in the inadequate, unprotective packaging; it’s enought that I’ve had to wait since November 17th for this item; especially when everyone is Europe is receiving them as complementary supplement to their DVD’s.

    Fed, do you have any advice for me at this point??? I know this has NOTHING to do with DG & Co.; that is obvious, but can you really help me now, please?

    Thank you kindly for whatever efforts you can offer.

    –LG xoxoxoxo

    [Again, that’s just not good enough. Leave it with us. We’ll see what we can do. – Features Editor]

  40. …..oh…and the dramatic dent in the back permeates through every page, so does the warping (of course), and the front page dog ear permeates through to the back page.

    It’s like the UPS staff ganged up on it with a bunch of pointy sticks!!!!!!! ;^D

    (just trying to keep my temper with a dose of humour, Fed…..pleeeeze help meeee…..

    ….patience…patience….take a breath….take a deep breath now…..)

    Thanks so much, Fed….xoxo

    –LG

  41. [Again, that’s just not good enough. Leave it with us. We’ll see what we can do. – Features Editor]

    Fed, love to love you, love…..thank you so kindly….

    ….and shall I return this to you or to Musictoday or return it at all??? I will sit tight to await your reply….email’s presently open by the way.

    Bless you, mate! xoxoxo
    –LG

    [I’ll have more details for you tomorrow, so please sit tight until then. Again, our apologies. – Features Editor]

  42. When I tried to cast a 2nd vote today after 24 hours,(as per the rules)it wouldn’t let me.I solved this problem by deleting my computer’s cookies and then refreshing the webpage.So if anyone else is having this problem,you may want to do the same and hopefully you’re back in the game.

  43. Orzek, you make a fellow treehugging poet proud, you…..

    Keep that flame fanned and that trike a’trailing, brother….

    Remember, green is the color.

    It’s been a great visit; thank you, Mike…..(and thanks Fed for setting up the time and place).

    God bless,
    –LG
    xoxo

  44. my disc and litho arrived safe and sound so they did plus the bonus gift was a nice touch . Thanks for shortlisting 2 of my painfully bad captions its an honour indeed.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy (sending cv to the Sun newspaper)

  45. Matt wrote: It all has to do with what’s between your ears my dear, not legs.

    Oh, that’s lovely talk! Are you insinuating that what’s between my ears is not up to snuff? If so, kindly step outside into the parking lot with me, won’t you? And no, around here little revolves around how smart you are, DEAR – it has to do with how consistently you suck up.

  46. George Maciver wrote: Something certainly is wrong with some of your equipment, but I doubt it’s your female stuff.

    Well, another man steps in with a pithy remark. Let’s see, you must be another one who deems yourself witty. I see no reason for these personal attacks when I myself have not personally attacked anyone.

  47. [Dump it on us, mate. That’s not good enough. You’ll get a replacement, even if you have to have mine. – Features Editor]

    thanks a million fet ed you reponse has been cool . all i need to know is where do i send it to . i hope i can get a new copy sorted without having to resort to nicking your one !

    peace
    Linda

    [It’s been sorted. Expect an e-mail sometime today, if you haven’t already had it. – Features Editor]

  48. I’ve figured you, Fed! You’re David and Polly’s dog!!!!!

    [The secret’s finally out… but haven’t they trained me well? – Features Editor]

    and when you’re a good dog they sometimes throw you a bone in.

    George

  49. I just received my David Gilmour bonus DVD of the AOL sessions et.al. in the mail. Thank you very much, F.Ed.!

    By the way, it’s amazing. I’d been addicted to the AOL sessions online, but the sound and picture of the DVD is much better–and the teaser of Take A Breath is first rate.

    Again, thank you very much. It was a long and tiresome day at work today–I teach teenagers, and this is a tough time of year for kids, many sick, all exhausted at the very edge of the winter recess–but tonight I am the happiest David Gilmour fan in America. Great stuff, and very much appreciated.

  50. [And no, around here little revolves around how smart you are, DEAR – it has to do with how consistently you suck up. – Deborah]

    In the words of my 9 year old daughter . .SNAP!

    For you non-English speakers and people without younger kids, that’s something along the line of . . .Damn!

    ~Erin

  51. Ouch Matt!..better Run!..Run!..Run!..mount a pig then Learn To Fly!..nothing worse than a wronged woman’s scorn..but you kind of deserve it for this one..so suck it up and apoligize..for all of us..please!..no On The Turning Away here..so just do it or we will be all Sorrow for it.

  52. Best caption is fun to read…

    Regarding the Weblog, I voted every day – twice daily (both from work and at home). A few of my colleagues are also casting their votes (no bribery here). They are actually Pink Floyd’s fans and they all adore David Gilmour. They promise to carry on the mission and will cast their votes daily until December 15th. They are thrilled to know of Davidgilmour.com

    By the way, how many musical instruments can David play? His first solo CDs credited David for both his keyboards and piano in addition to his guitar. We know he plays saxophone, harmonica…what else?

    Keep voting, everybody!

    [Don’t forget bass, drums… – Features Editor]

  53. Yo tengo, especial admiración por el trabajo y el arte que ha marcado la historia musical de estos tiempos y en la cual David Gilmour me ha conducido a mundos que la gente no vé; pero los cuales yo y al igual que todos hemos sufrido y le damos un sentido distinto a la vida y eso hace la MUSICA, simplemente tener “altas esperanzas”. Gracias! Gilmour.

  54. We had our friends over for Xmas dinner Saturday and wine and dined. Then to cap it off, the AOL sessions which went over well. They were the same people who allowed me to tag along with them, limo and all to the first Massey show. They are eager to purchase the OAI in January. I’m so glad my recent DVD was not damaged. Whew!

  55. [I’ve chatted my way into the doghouse at home, so maybe you’re better off missing every once in a while. – Posted by: EchoesBob at December 11, 2006 06:43 AM]

    [Gabrielle and I have done that too, Bob. Haven’t we, Gabrielle? We should start a group for all the spouses, “Dealing with a loved one effected by addiction to davidgilmour.com” At least we know when we do finally get together, all our spouses will have something to commiserate about. ~Erin}

    FEd,

    I’m sure you’ll be thrilled at the prospect of having “Spouses of those afflicted with davidgilmour.com addiction” be in the running for the ‘Award for Best Addition to The Blog 2007’ along with “Post-On-An-Island-Tour-DVD Release Syndrome Group Therapy” and “Photo Caption Cerebral Overload Treatment”. You’ll have to add at least three more rooms in the Chat Mansion as well as a bunk house to go alongside the Barn for the various ‘group therapy sessions’, not to mention the additional professional staff!!

    In the meantime, thanks again for all the fun and excitement of a weekend chat! I’m certain that all the Irregulars greatly appreciate you going the extra mile on our behalf — I hope that you have had some fun and are entertained at least a wee bit as well. Tune in next time ….

    What’s so funny ’bout …
    peace, love and understanding!?!
    Gabrielle
    Washington State

  56. Happy Tuesday,

    [but it may have been the inflatable octopus in the water that killed the fish. . . ]

    Nice one Marcus. I kind of remembered an octopus had been involved. Inflatables eh…

    Pete – Coventry

  57. “Around here little revolves around how smart you are, DEAR – it has to do with how consistently you suck up.”

    Dear Deborah, such accusations against Fed to cover for that pathetic spoiled brat chip on your shoulder is pretty lame. Now why don’t you apologise?

  58. Current Vote stands at us on 624, whilst the leader is on 689. Wouldn’t it be great if at the awards, Sid Waddell MC’ing! Maybe it’s just me then.

    Hey FEd, Irredgulars and Bog members. Hope your all Happy Days. Just popping in to congratulate this Bolg in doing so darn well in the Blog Awards, and thus cementing our place in Virtual Cyberspace!…..I think.

    See you all at next chat, Happy Days, Si J

  59. i’ve had fun reading the captions. i’ve spent way too much time looking for more. they’re all funny.

    rudders is currently in the lead with his concert for ugly people caption. well done, rudders!

    anyway, i just wanted to say… can’t we all just get along?

  60. Hello FEd,

    On Today Tuesday I have called the destination and address I gave for sending the Lithography and CD/DVD and it has not arrived. Any idea on when and what has happened? I am a little worried as it is a present and it will chuff her magestically.

    Thank you for coming back to me and you could do so by email…

    With many thanks and best regards
    Emmanuel

    [While I appreciate your concern and wish I could do more, all I can say is what I’ve been saying to everybody else: they’ve been sent out and their delivery is the responsibility of the postal service. Anthill advise that international delivery could take at least seven days, whilst Christmas is the busiest time of year for posties everywhere. If you wish to contact Anthill directly – that’s Anthill UK – and check on your specific order, you can send an e-mail to info@dgstore.anthillrockware.co.uk or telephone 020 8607 0518. But I’m afraid you’ll only hear the same thing. – Features Editor]

  61. “Best Music Blog”

    C’mon gang, keep voting please.

    We’re in second position with 631 votes, 60 votes behind on the first.

    That award should come FEd’s and the website crew’s way as their well-deserved 1st anniversary present.

    Best regards,
    Ralph

  62. Oh, Deborah, I didn’t understand all that you replied to those gentlemen, but don’t worry, they all are jealous not to be Gilmourettes! Cool …

    Michèle

  63. i don’t know how the blog that’s in first place has so many votes. ours seems a lot more active.

    keep voting!!!

  64. Thank you FEd and I have now called the service who posted it and it was sent last week with the litho and it must be stuck at the local post office.
    Will get my woman and we will go for a walk together later when she finished work!!!

    Again Thank you

    How many time could I vote for the best Blog?

    Eman

    [You can vote once a day. Voting closes on Friday, I believe. – Features Editor]

  65. Deborah Deborah Deborah… poor disgruntled Deborah.

    MY question (and of course, whether I’m intellectually up to snuff to ask it is always questionable) is- if you feel your opinions are not respected and or posted why do you come back? I read many posts by females on this site who do not appear to be viewed as less intelligent or less valuable than males. In fact I’m quite impressed with some of the women on this site- especially those who are posting in English, when English is not their primary language.

    Ahhhhhhh… haven’t we had enough bickering on this web site? Its suppose to all be fun right? I recently went back and looked at posts from the beginning. Seems there was always some pettiness to get feathers ruffled over. I’m a duck… I’m a duck… I’m a duck…

    Tim

  66. Hmmmm…don’t like seeing this conflict that has grown with Deborah but based on the response to Matt, I wouldn’t want to mess with her.

    Besides, who else can play guitar and whip up something in the kitchen at the same time.

    This too shall pass.

    Andrew

  67. Look what I found in one of the prior posts from April 21.

    [… Can we try to be less self-defensive and quick to judge? You’re all so quick to jump down someone’s throat. – Features Editor]

    How appropriate then and now.

    Maybe this should get posted at the top of every entry.

    Andrew

  68. LG,

    Funny, it seems poetry is a bit like riding a bike…or a trike as it were.

    Thanks for asking me to get back on it. It came back rather quickly!

    While I didn’t actually hug a tree, I also found I didn’t need to. It was within me all along ;>)

    Jersey Mike

  69. [but don’t worry, they all are jealous not to be Gilmourettes! – Michèle]

    So true, so true. Just ignore them, Deborah. Geez guys, she makes one comment in passing and you guys turn it into a big THING. Chill out . . .

    Peace Police Officer
    ~Erin

  70. [… Can we try to be less self-defensive and quick to judge? You’re all so quick to jump down someone’s throat. – Features Editor]

    Posted by: Andrew at December 12, 2006 02:13 PM

    thanks for the reminder, andrew. i think some of us need to pay attention to it.

  71. I personally love the “Broken Bong” caption myself.

    Season’s Greetings to you, FED ! I certainly hope you have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a fantastic upcoming New Year. I would also like to extend my warmest holiday wishes to David and Polly. I hope they have a blessed holiday !! Not to mention all the rest of you all.

    I have spent all morning going through the archives and I see that I have missed a lot. My personal favourite additions to the site are, in order, 1.) The Blog. Hey what can I say ? It’s a wonderful community. BTW, I made my votes for the site and captions. 2.) The Gallery’s photographs. One of these damned days I’ll get around to sharing some of my photos from The Venice / Megiste Tour. LOL 3.) And of course without you, dearest FED, this place would be a mess. 🙂

    Congratulations, Mr. Gilmour on ‘Castellorizon’ getting the nomination. After actually visiting there, the whole OAI experience is just wonderful to listen to. I certainly hope someone will be able to get me the DVD for Christmas.

    After a troubling Autumn I am glad to say that I am on the upswing. I lost my fiance to another. Her loss actually. He’s a useless druggie. I hate drugs !! Except for the ones my doctor prescribed me to treat my depression, of course. But all in all this year has been great. If it wasn’t for David’s ‘OAI’ I probably would have been like “a distant ship’s smoke on the horizon” .

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, David and Polly and to all the rest who made ‘OAI’ and the subsequent tour possible. I certainly pray he gets the Grammy !

    FED, thank you so much, for letting me be a part of this wonderful community.

    In closing, it’s great to be back. I feel like I am “coming back to life” after all that has transpired this year. Now I will make sure I am able to come here at least once a week now and actually get to come into the chat room which I think is another great addition.

    Peace and Love to all.

    Cazart !

  72. I know I am afflicted with Gilmouritis, no doubt. I put in my votes and will continue to do so until Friday.

    I just got done checking out the gallery. Awesome photos, Polly. Keep up the fantastic work.

    I have been absolutely shameless in promoting ‘OAI’ to friends and even complete strangers. I certainly hope it has made some impact.

    FED, I have to admit since this past Fall has seen me suffering from clinical depression I will shamelessly put my support to a certain mental health charity and will shamelessly tell others to do so as well. I really have missed so much these past several weeks since my last posting.

    Kudos to everyone casting their votes for the site and I have to admit I had some serious fun checking out the captions. Rudders, you are definitely one creative soul and I certainly hope you have a great Holiday Season as well as everyone else.

    Take care, FED, I’ll try and make it a point to come into the chatrrom tomorrow a.m..

    Cazart !

    [It’s not open tomorrow, sorry. The next chat is on Thursday at 2PM (UK time). – Features Editor]

  73. Hello FEd,

    A word of relief and satisfaction, I have this morning recovered the Wide Large envelope and a tube and YES they were stuck at the Post Sorting Office.

    After a few minutes of negotiation with the most helpful attendants they gave me the items which will make the day of My Sweetheart when she gets Home.

    So again a very Big Thank You for your help in the recovery.

    And I already called the Anthrill office and they were most helpful and they are great to run the shopping section.

    A full Gold Medal and seems you are up on becoming secong best Blog..

    Will try to vote or call friends to make the 100 missing votes…

    All the Very Best
    Emmanuel

    [I’m relieved to hear that you have it at long last, Emmanuel. Thanks for letting us know. If everyone else who is still waiting for their orders to be delivered could consider enquiring at their post office, it would be most helpful. – Features Editor]

  74. this is just for fun but i’ve been looking for fed’s best put-downs today and i’ve just spotted this caption. it should have been nominated for sure. click my name to see the picture.

    [the annual symposium of mouse catchers had inadvertently left a large number of mouse-traps on the floor of the theatre… – rudders]

    gibson amphitheatre, 14 april

  75. I like Deborah. Please don’t snipe at her, she doesn’t deserve it.

    Speaking of sniping, I could use a good chat tomorrow to take my mind off the people sniping at me in the community where I work….long story…

    I have on OAI and it helps quite a bit. Sorry to bring my brooding here…

  76. *********ANNOUNCEMENT*********

    The winner of our Best Caption award is… Rudders for the following (click below for the picture):

    “David’s philanthropy knew no bounds… he agreed to play this concert for really ugly people who have to wear bags over their heads but neither David nor Guy could bring themselves to look at the cartoon faces drawn on the bags…” (Blog Awards, 5 December)

    Our Most Prolific Caption-Writer award was shared between Angelo and Rudders.

    Well done to the pair of you.

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