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….

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:


    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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