Weekly Question of the Week: Chocolate-Chip Scales Of Justice Edition

November 18, 2012


It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for this week’s Weekly Question of the Week!

We haven’t done a caption contest in a while, so let’s do one of those again… but with something new, that could easily go disastrously awry!  In the comments, I’ve decided to go with the time-honored “thumbs up” system to determine the favorites.  Now, there’s a “thumbs down” option, but don’t be like that.  As far as I can tell you can’t have one without the other, but we’re looking at the quantity of love, not venom.

So gander, ponder, captionize, and “like” away!

What.  “Captionize.”  It’s a word.  Yeah-huh.  Okay, fine!  Sure!  It’s not in your stuffy old OED, but it’s, like, an Internet word.

Okay, it’s not a word.  Let’s just move on to the photo and your captions…

So… what have you got?

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53 Comments on “Weekly Question of the Week: Chocolate-Chip Scales Of Justice Edition”

  1. on thehomefrontandbeyond Says:

    I thought the cookie monster only ate cookies. He ate a man but it looks like he is trying to get out. Get Big Bird!


  2. Tori Nelson Says:

    I can’t take credit for this. I have a felonious brother who was describing to me how people won’t get off his back even though he’s paid his time.He was cryingand very serious when he said “EAT YO JUSTICE!” . I’ve almost never felt so guilty laughing.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      I was going to comment on your brother’s comment, but this is one of those things that vexes me (there are many things…). For a nation predicated (I’m assuming you’re American here) on re-birth and second chances, the degree to which we stack the deck against people who’ve been in prison is shocking. Committed a felony? No voting for you again, ever. How does that make sense? Our entire justice system is based on giving people the benefit of the doubt and, sure, many if not most, squander that, but that’s not the idea.

      Sorry. Haven’t had anything to eat yet today, and was up a lot with the baby. My Self-Righteousness Settings may be out of whack.


  3. Every Record Tells A Story Says:

    “Well – we just wanted someone a bit smarter than Palin…”


  4. Every Record Tells A Story Says:

    The other members of Yes rolled their eyes skywards as Rick Wakeman tried out his latest stage costume.


  5. k8edid Says:

    Why Big Bird wasn’t afraid of a Romney/Ryan win. Muppets always find work.


  6. k8edid Says:

    Yes, Ms. Schneedecker – you are being prosecuted for 2 counts of Christmas Cookie Exchange fraud. Do you understand the charges against you? You don’t? You tried to pass off refrigerated dough snowmen as homemade cookies, Ms. Schneedecker. At the office AND the neighborhood cookie exchange. This travesty cannot go unpunished. How do you plead?


  7. Life With The Top Down Says:

    The case of “Who Stole The Cookie from the Cookie Jar” is now in session.


  8. granma Says:

    Mr. Romney, you’re cooked!


  9. Go Jules Go Says:

    Photo taken as the man behind the cookie crumbles.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      You what’s really hard about a caption contest post? Titling it. Really. Because the obvious title for the post is a caption, but then what if that skews how people read the photo? Or steals the obvious idea? It’s a terrible burden I carry, it is…

      That has nothing to do with anything your wrote, but I was up A LOT last night with the baby, so my thoughts are liable to head anywhere, really.


      • Go Jules Go Says:

        What’s funny is I actually noticed the URL of this post, thought it was caption-esque, then wondered if that’s why you changed the post title.

        Hope you get to take a nap. I recommend milk and cookies.


  10. Michael Says:

    In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important muppets: Investigate-Me-Crime Elmo, and the Cookie Monster, who prosecutes the offenders, and wants cookies. Om nom nom. These are their stories. *doink-doink*.


  11. ggbolt16 Says:

    Couldn’t help but notice the Texas flag.

    “When Rick Perry is governor, even the judges are puppets.”


  12. Curly Carly Says:

    So THAT’S why OJ got away with it.


  13. mistyslaws Says:

    C is for Criminal, who will be judged by me!
    G is for Guilty, that’s what I deem you to be.


  14. Michelle Gillies Says:

    I could tell by the way the judge was staring at me that his snack was not going to hold his hunger for much longer. I was done like dinner!


  15. Kara d. Says:

    I hereby sentence you to bring me 3 years worth of cookies. Parole is eligible after 24 dozen cookies if all conditions about the milk are met.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      Wouldn’t it be great if the real justice system was based in baking? Well, maybe not, because there’d be a lot of killers on the streets, but it’s a nice idea. “I’m sorry I robbed your house. Here’s the first of 15 carrot cakes.”


  16. Storkhunter Says:

    Feeling blue? Well, don’t go tossing your cookies in here.


  17. My Inner Chick Says:

    “Mr. Obama, I’d like to thank you for nominating me as your foreign minister of Cookie America.”


  18. susielindau Says:

    So I lost the bet and the Broncos won again. One more remark about this infernal costume and I’ll hold you in contempt!


  19. susielindau Says:

    I couldn’t help myself. The judge tasted like cookie!


  20. benzeknees Says:

    I couldn’t come up with anything really clever, so I just voted on the one I liked best! See how you’re already getting into Sesame Street & your daughter is just a few weeks old!


  21. icescreammama Says:

    Let’s hurry this up, I’m meeting Elmo for drinks.


  22. List of X Says:

    If you are seeing this picture, go to Tools/Clear Browsing Data and click on Delete All Cookies.


  23. List of X Says:

    I, for one, welcome our new cookie-eating overlords.


  24. Go Jules Go Says:

    Heyyy. I just came back to vote and noticed someone is thumbs-downing.

    All right. It was me.


  25. Gow Says:

    All rise for the honorable Jame Gumb presiding.

    “Hey, Ernie?”
    “Yes, Bert?”
    “We really, really, really need to make a break for it! Like, right now!”

    (Too dark?)


  26. 1pointperspective Says:

    Since these damn budget cutbacks, it’s as cold hell in here. I told my wife to get me a Snuggli for under my gown, and she bought me this instead. I guess this is the price I have to pay for sleeping with your official biographer.


  27. 1pointperspective Says:

    After Big Bird was laid off, Cookie Monster saw the writing on the wall and got his own TV courtroom. His judicial stylings have been described as a cross between Judge Judy and NFL sideline color commentator Tony Siragusa.


  28. Audrey Says:

    Order! Order in the Cookie Court!
    Please stand as the hungeryable Judge Cook E. Monster enters the Cookie Courtroom.


  29. davidbrettandrews Says:

    The judge was never happy when the lawyers tried to chip the scales of justice…


  30. Laura Says:

    Inside every monster is a human, trying to get out.


  31. Laura Says:

    Another in a series of failed attempts to make Family Court less depressing and more child-friendly.


  32. AsimovSideburns Says:

    Where am I? The last thing I remember is eating fifteen snickerdoodles, and now I’m halfway through a court case.


  33. hollybernabe Says:

    1) Alcohol, theater and law shouldn’t mix.
    2) When people say the courtroom is like a stage where justice plays out, this judge takes it seriously.
    3)I’ve heard of “activist” judges being puppets of the administration, but the puppet strings on this one is going a little too far.

    Take your pick.


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