Caption the Photo Contest

Long-time carpenter and Popular Woodworking Magazine contributor Carl Bilderback sent me this image a few days back, and said I should come up with a clever caption about it being a baby picture of housewright Ron Herman. But I seem to be fresh out of clever – so I’m leaving it in your hands. Submit your caption of 50 or fewer words in the comments section by midnight on Sunday (Oct. 23). The writer of whichever caption I find to be the most amusing will win one copy each of Ron’s “Sharpen Your Handsaws” and “The Joinery Challenge” videos.

Yes, it’s awfully subjective – but this might help: Monty Python? Hilarious. Anything with Will Ferrell? Couldn’t tell you, because I refuse to watch it. “Strindberg & Helium?” Funniest. Cartoon. Ever. (And Ser Schwarz is pretty funny too…at least when he’s channeling Monty Python.)

— Megan Fitzpatrick


58 thoughts on “Caption the Photo Contest

  1. George West

    A little known, and very sad fact is that young Ron was sold into slavery at age 2 by his parents so they could afford cable TV. His masters were a band of traveling minstrel saw sharpeners who immediately pressed Ron into service sharpening hundreds of saws a day.

    1. esincox

      (A modern take, vis-a-vis the E*Trade Baby)

      “My buddy, Ron, said if I taught him how to invest on-line then he’d show me how to sharpen a saw… Ouch! Hey, isn’t there an app for this?”

  2. Stl_6string

    “Oh, I see, solitary. Just a man and his thoughts. And his file. And a his vise. Nobody knows…”

Comments are closed.