[polls] Steampunk caption contest voting poll

The Baby Killers by Jay Lake

Time for another caption contest voting poll, to celebrate the release of my steampunk minim opus, The Baby Killers. I declared a caption contest on the following photo:


Pipe, Lime, OR. © 2002, 2010, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

The usual comment madness ensued: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

I have now converted it to a voting poll. Unfortunately, some of the longer witticisms are truncated by the poll code, so take the time to pop over to those links and look them over before you vote! Usual rules apply. Prize after the voting poll will be an inscribed copy of The Baby Killers. Additional prizes may be awarded at the judge’s discretion.

Steampunk caption contest.

  • madrobins: "I admit to its utility," said Miss Penderghast. "But the steam-powered corset-laundry will not catch on until it can be rendered small enough for the ordinary household." (15%, 12 Votes)
  • shelly_rae: Fortunately the colonoscopy scope has improved in the modern era and no longer requires a team of horses. It just feels that way. (11%, 9 Votes)
  • cjmarsicano: The Lime Observatory apologizes for the embarrassment caused by an intern pointing our telescope at the nudist beach in the next county. (10%, 8 Votes)
  • TVining: Well, ya'gotta reinforce the collar fittings, and she'll need a new coat of paint, but I think she'll fire again. (9%, 7 Votes)
  • burger_eater: Steampunk: Brass, goggles and phallic symbols. (8%, 6 Votes)
  • Maurine Starkey: The opening of the new steam power station has been delayed until crews could finish with the faux aged and distressed decor. "Dystopian aesthetic is the standard in today's society (6%, 5 Votes)
  • frozenrhino: D00d, this thing is gonna be the best waterballoon cannon EVER! (4%, 3 Votes)
  • jaborwhalky: In aether, no one can hear you scream (4%, 3 Votes)
  • lagbolt: His right ankle needed oiling, and the paint was peeling on his foot. (4%, 3 Votes)
  • robling_t: Upon reflection, Shelley decided that "Look on my cock, ye mighty, and despair" was a bit on-the-nose and did some rewriting... (4%, 3 Votes)
  • dionysus1999: Smokestack Lightning: because a 50 foot metal man's smoke has to be proportional to his other brass assets. (3%, 2 Votes)
  • goulo: Weeks after our gallant troops suppressed the local insurrection, the spice duct still showed vestiges of the vain spear attack on that fateful day of Prince Higgenbotham's coronation. (3%, 2 Votes)
  • jenntheamazon: Well, time to paint the aquaducts again *sigh* (3%, 2 Votes)
  • L Cohen: Magnetic Alignment Collars (MACs) on the TransContinental Accelerator (1909). Colloquially known as Mrs. Planck's Garter Belts. (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Randy Henderson: She think you mighty man when your pipe look like to this. Buy Doctor Miracle's magical unction and put you the steam back in your punk!!! (3%, 2 Votes)
  • RJ: It is said that the number of rivets required for the main penstock feed to the great binary reckoner was the last, great calculation made by the brute force of men's brains. (3%, 2 Votes)
  • tanuki_green: Prepare to fire the Steam Cannon, Mr. Biggles! (3%, 2 Votes)
  • martianmooncrab: Blowback from the mighty Air Rail Gun was highly corrosive, and if the Gun Crew didnt follow proceedures, casualties would rise. (1%, 1 Votes)
  • pmrabble: Jay's idea pipeline is getting a tad overworked. (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Randy Henderson: Behold, man's final monument to the dawn of his own destruction the remains of the BP oil pipeline. Alas, it outlasted its creators. (1%, 1 Votes)
  • will_couvillier: Steam Blaster - not just for paint removal any longer! (1%, 1 Votes)
  • will_couvillier: Use GlowMite - The finest in radiation reflective paint! (1%, 1 Votes)
  • will_couvillier: Whoa! Who snapped the crank handle off? (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Deven Atkinson: Pictured are the frozen roller bearings of the Niagara Falls Power Company's primary penstock. Lack of rotation these past two weeks has caused the pipe to begin filling with sediment (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ellen Eades: The Kiln Veterans. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • erikthenude: Well, the utility company said that if we bought 3 household appliances that they would hook our home up with gas for free. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • paulcarp: For dessert, I'll try the key Lime pipe. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Randy Henderson: You put the lime in the Majestic Mechanical Material Mixating Marvel, and mix it all up. Add coconut to taste. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ruthanne Reid: NOW let's see that dog get in here! (0%, 0 Votes)
  • selfavowedgeek: I stormed Aqaba, and all I got was this stupid t-shirt. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 79

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