New Feature: Caption Contest

All work and no play make Jack and Jill dull kids, as the old saying goes.

So, to that end, I'm introducing a diversion into our EBN community this week: A monthly caption contest designed to test your wit and creativity and help us all work a different hemisphere in our brains.

Try your hand at writing a caption for the picture below in the comments field. Extra points if your caption plays off one of our core subjects in the supply chain.

At the end of each month, we'll select five finalists and put them to a vote. Winner gets a $20 gift card and everlasting fame upon the wall of great EBN caption writers.

February caption contest photo

(Note, if you have an offbeat picture you want to be considered for one of the contests, I'd love to see it. Just send me an email at with the photo attached.)

OK, let's get started with the photo above. This will be an abbreviated contest since we're starting mid-month, so caption early and caption often!

11 comments on “New Feature: Caption Contest

  1. MichelleAnn
    February 19, 2013

    Here are a few captions . . . all of which have subtle supply chain connotations:

    • “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine”   
    •  “Sew What?”           
    • “On Pins and Needles?”

    Michelle Siebert, Digi-Key

  2. t.alex
    February 19, 2013

    Ready for mass production!

  3. Smarties50
    February 20, 2013

     In a museum in the year 2413.

    – Little Johnny:”Hey grand'pa, what's this?”

    – Grand'pa: “This, Johnny, was used a long time ago to put together pieces of fabric to make the largest kite in world.  It was more than 10000 square feet, just about the same size as your bedroom”.

  4. ccrider2000
    February 25, 2013

    “Now, which one of these was the only working one?” 

  5. Comms1
    February 27, 2013


    Economics 101 – Full shelves are never good!

    Overstocked, Overpriced, Outdated, and Unwanted

  6. edjoe osinski
    February 28, 2013

    … and the stock of needles is in the small match box in the left corner (not visible)

  7. DavidE
    February 28, 2013

    Sew it Seams that Sheets of Success Spawn from the very walls that surround us.

  8. Ford Kanzler
    February 28, 2013

    Yeah, 'ol Bob spent his severance pay, retirement and sold his car attempting to corner the market on antique sewing machine futures. He got a great deal on watehouse space and loves running daily inventory checks. Stuff's not moving quite as fast as he'd hoped.

  9. itguyphil
    February 28, 2013

    Almost perfect use of alliteration @DavidE

  10. Ashu001
    February 28, 2013

    The Return of the Sewing Machines

  11. Derek
    February 28, 2013

    A Stitch For A Dime, Reveered In Its Time

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