Bank holiday caption competition

By popular demand (well, the request of Tony Sands) here is a another caption competition.  The photograph is one a colleague took recently of me while I was busy working as well as listening to whatever it was he was saying to me.  I am not sure it lends itself that well to a caption, but I often think that of pictures I post, only for readers to demonstrate their ingenuity with some brilliant responses.  As usual, the winner of the competition will be whoever posts the entry I deem the wittiest and most appropriate to the actual picture.  The prize will be one of my publications.

Let the entries roll in….

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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22 Responses to Bank holiday caption competition

  1. Rob says:

    “I can’t see anyone in there. Just a load of old books. Tell them to go ahead and detonate the Wilberforce Building.”

  2. Alex M says:

    “It seems that I have received a large number of emails relating to the ‘fire risk’ in my office …”

  3. Phil Turtle says:

    Hemmed in by his delivery from Amazon, The Lord Norton googles “I’m a Peer of the Realm, get me out of here”.

  4. Gary Weatherhead says:

    Oh dear, the tea leaves are predicting another referendum….

  5. Dean Bullen says:

    “I’m sure there’s something here somewhere that I didn’t write….”

  6. Red tape? What red tape?

  7. danjtpitt says:

    ‘I am looking for book, I think, it is called Dave’.

  8. Pendragon says:

    Hmmm, I must get around to returning these old library books sometime …

  9. Tony Sands says:

    LN typing: Neither do I condone stockpiling. Switch on your webcam. An order of 36 Billy bookcases is perfectly normal in my world.

  10. Tony Sands says:

    “Bookish peer and academic seeks domestic help. Duties include light dusting”.
    Splendid, that’ll do nicely.

  11. Peter Foster says:

    Lord Norton is still in his office at midnight and wondering which key to press next or should he just give up and go home.

  12. Jon says:

    Having assembled the reading list for this year’s first year students, Lord Norton couldn’t help but think he’d been a tad lenient this year.

  13. Matthew Kavanagh says:

    The ‘paperless office’ drive in In the University of Hull Politics Department hits a snag.

  14. Tony Sands says:

    Online update of 2019 Who’s Who Entry:

    Hobbies:

    LN: Erm …

  15. ken Wilkinson says:

    Police release picture of Peer wanted for not paying his library fines.

  16. Gerry McMahon says:

    I’ve been collecting all these dusty volumes for many,many years and after today’s count I’m going to change my name to Brynmor Jones!!

  17. Bored at work (still) says:

    Worms supplied separately

  18. Might need to get another job or stop procrastinating says:

    Come in come in…you should see what I’ve got under here.

  19. Neil M says:

    Keen to revive the best traditions of early 20th century cinema, professor celebrates reaching the interval of his seminar by rising through the floor of his office on a Mighty Wurlitzer.

  20. Do you ever get that sinking feeling?

  21. Mark Shephard says:

    Little did the students know that Lord Norton was going to appear from the floor playing a Wurlitzer!

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