Thursday, March 12, 2009

Caption this #1 — angry woman in Hong Kong

I don't believe I've ever done a "Caption this" — but this is irresistible.


36 comments:

Doug Hibbard said...

Is she angry because she just found at 43/4=4 with 3 so she didn't win the book from Frank?

SolaMommy said...

I don't know about captions, but I think she's warning them that the zombies are coming. She's frustrated that they won't believe her. Then she imitates the zombie victims, screaming on the ground in terror, and gets mad at the person taking the video b/c he's not taking her seriously either.

My word verification is "dingis." As in, "That crazy, screaming lady looks like a real dingis.

Jerry said...

"i just read Tony Kummer's latest blog post!"

Ron said...

"Why didn't you tell me I could've had a V-8!"

DJP said...

"John Malkovich? John Malkovich??! He doesn't look or sound ANYTHING LIKE John Malkovich!!!"

Julie said...

Oh I don't know, maybe...

See, her husband, (on the right), has brought her to his brother's restaurant (he's the guy on the left.) Of course, she brought her dog with her.

She gave the dog to the brother-in-law, to take to the kitchen for a treat. But there's been an awful misunderstanding.

"See?" she gestures out into the street. "Many stray dogs you could choose from!"

Her husband is embarrassed. He'll get her another dog.

Of course, she's furious with the tourists. Not only are they laughing at her, but - unable to read the menu - they've just eaten her little Bao-bao.


I hope I'm wrong.

DJP said...

Well, I don't want to spoil the fun, but you can see it over at YouTube with captions.

Now I'm just afraid that someone who speaks... er, Japanese? ... will come by and tell me her language violates blog standards.

/c:

SolaMommy said...

I like Julie's.

Shinar Squirrel said...
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Shinar Squirrel said...

I like Dan's first one. You know, the John Malkovich thing...

The Squirrel

Shinar Squirrel said...

The cameraman's friend losing it is what has me laughing :-)

The Squirrel

Susan said...

Okay, I'm going to ask you guys this: Do you want to know what she REALLY said? Because I actually understand her....

Susan said...

(Or did someone figure it out already?)

Shinar Squirrel said...

Susan,

I'd like to know, if it doesn't violate Dan's rules on word usage...

The Squirrel

DJP said...

Are the YouTube captions accurate, at least broadly?

Susan said...

Here's my caption for it: "I don't care...I want that book!! It's MY book!! IT'S MINE IT'S MINE IT'S MINE IT'S MINE IT'S MINE!!!!!!!!"

Susan said...

Ah, but I just realized that Doug beat me to it way earlier today! (Mine's more dramatic, however.)

Susan said...

Okay, Dan's link from YouTube is not only adequate, but the translation actually flashes on-screen as she screams and hollers and rolls on the floor.

(Looks like too many people came before her and hogged it all!)

(And, no, Dan, there's no language violation there. She may be angry, but she sure knows her manners [!?])

Doug Hibbard said...

Susan--but yours is more dramatic. I was having connections issues, couldn't really see or hear with any flow.

So I just filled in. I thought there was some extended discussion of the random number plan...

Shinar Squirrel said...

Just watched it with the captions! LOL! It's funnier knowing what she's saying!

She could have called 911, like the lady who didn't get her McNuggets!

The Squirrel

Stefan said...

DJP:

I can't listen to the sound right here, right now, but if it's Hong Kong, she's probably speaking Cantonese, not Japanese.

Julie said...

Is she really talking about shark fin soup? I thought that might be someone else's idea of a joke.

If she's that upset about soup... well... I don't think I'll speculate any further.

Susan said...

1. Squirrel, I'd be upset, too, if McD's ran out of McNuggets and insisted on my exchanging that for something else (instead of giving me a refund). Sounds like the customer just got too upset and lost her head!

2. Stefan got the language right.

3. Julie, the woman obviously had her heart dead set on that shark fin soup. (Perhaps some celebrity chef had made it and everyone else had heard about it, too? Who knows...?) When she was told that there was no more soup for her, not only did she point at the ocean and wondered out loud how could there be no more shark fin when there was so much fish out there, but as the tantrum went on, she said something like, "How come these people are so selfish!? Left nothing for me!!"

But, yes, you're right--if she's this upset about soup....

(When she found out she was being filmed, she not only said, "What are you doing!!??" but I think she also said, "I'm not going to let you film me!!!!!!"

Her poor husband....)

Susan said...

(One of my family members just offered an alternative speculation: Maybe she had a coupon for shark fin soup and felt that the restaurant advertised falsely when they told her they sold out...? In this kind of economy there's no telling what kind of crazy things people can do!

Okay, that was my last shark fin soup comment for the night. Promise.)

candy said...

What do you MEAN they're closing down Starbucks! Replacing it with Dunkin DONUTS?!?!?! I won't HAVE IT! I WON'T!!! MUST. HAVE. CAFFEINE. NOW!

dwitzke said...

I've got no caption, but I think it would have been hilarious (and appropriate) if the cameraman's friend would have splashed water on the woman's face (it works pretty good on two-year olds when they throw a tantrum)!

dwitzke said...

I've got no caption, but I think it would have been hilarious (and appropriate) if the cameraman's friend would have splashed water on the woman's face (it works pretty good on two-year olds when they throw a tantrum)!

teknon said...

"I'm meditating on Proverbs 26:4"?

Libbie said...

The Hong Kong government presents footage to illustrate the need for communal 'Naughty Steps'.

Kim said...

Beware of depriving a PMS-ing woman of her shark fin soup.

bugblaster said...

Why won't you do The Worm with me? Please do The Worm with me. Look! They all like to do The Worm. Why won't you? See? It is fun. And you, will you do The Worm? Please do The Worm with me. Why not? Hey, European, will you do The Worm with me?

Hayden said...

Veruca Salt- I want it now daddy...

Connie said...

Here's what came to my mind before I read the other comments,

"I came from a child-centered home where I got everything I wanted and received no correction of any sort, and these tantrum always worked with my parents!" :-)

Everyday Mommy said...

Here's the caption...

"Menopause."

Chris Anderson said...

That must be some great soup.

And Dude, it's an epidemic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYLY0y4S1WY

Mike Riccardi said...

How dare you say that you're "absolutely certain!" Don't you know that I have Brian McLaren coming over for dinner tonight! What is he going to think when he finds out that I have an arrogant, modernist, submerged husband?!

::Looks down the street.::

Oh no! Look! He's on his way right now!!! Take it back! Take it back! Take it baaaaaack!!!

::Gasp!::

Hey you! Turn that camera off! No evidence of this! He never said anything! In fact, he doesn't know a thing!