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Dumb Caption # 50 (sort of an unwelcome milestone, huh?) – The Weather Channel – Reported by George

Earlier today on the Weather Channel one of the weather-casters said, “Even small compact storms can cause a lot of misery” And the caption? “Even small compact storms can cause a lot of Missouri.” I’ve stopped fretting – now I … Continue reading

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Dumb Captions # 49: Bombshell (1933)

Franchot Tone as Gifford Middleton: “Did you ever ride the Aiken Hunt?” Caption: “Did you ever write the Aiken Hunt?” Gifford again: “I must have seen you sculptured in a frieze.” Caption: “I must have seen you sculptured in a … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 48: A Promo for The Weather Channel’s “Storm of Suspicion”

“Not wanting to destroy a brand new Mercedes, we bought our car with metallic black leather interior from a local junkyard.” Caption: “… from a local john yard.” A yard of toilets? A yard of eager guys? What is going … Continue reading

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Dumb Captions Reign Supreme at the 2019 Golden Globes – comment by George

Look, I know that captioning anything that’s being broadcast live is a terrible job. People talk at different speeds, there are profane ad libs, etc. BUT the presenters are reading off a teleprompter – doesn’t the captioner have access to … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 46 – The Return of Sherlock Holmes : The Empty House

After Colonel Moran is captured and Holmes is orating the finer points of the case, Moran says: “You may or may not have just cause for arresting me, but there can be no reason why I should be subjected to … Continue reading

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Dumb Captions # 44 and 45 – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sorry that these are not funny, but ┬áthey do illustrate how our language is going straight to Hell. Both from “The Red Headed League” Sherlock to Watson: If they fire, have no compunction about shooting them down. Caption: If they … Continue reading

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A Caption from Today’s Super Bowl 52 Preshow

Lester Holt is doing the NBC preshow, right now talking about Minneapolis and its weather. He said something about how hardy Minnesotans are, but how they are good at adapting their surroundings to benefit themselves “The city is famous for … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 42 – “Great Performances: She Loves Me”

Amalia (Laura Benanti) is discussing specific authors. “They had the magic, and that is a glory beyond estimation.” Caption: “…that is a glory beyond destination.”

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Dumb Caption #41 – Murdoch Mysteries, Season 9, Episode 7 – “Summer of ’75” – November 23, 2015

Murdoch (Yannick Bisson): “Edwin had been researching these weapons. Most recently, this Bowie knife.” Caption: “Most recently, this buoy knife.”

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Dumb Captions #40 – Television: The First Fifty Years – (a documentary)

There were so many mistakes here that I could in no way get them all, Eventually they became more entertaining than the program. A puppet: Presenting a great Howdy Doody spectacular! Caption: Presenting a eat Howdy Doody spectacular! Billy Barty: … Continue reading

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