Saturday, January 21, 2012

Wanted: Your Photo Captions!

I've been spending quite a bit of time lately browsing online stock photos for a website project I'm managing and I have to say, it's been an amusing process.

For one, I'm puzzled that every subject I search for seems to pull up hundreds of results featuring scantily-clad women. These are supposed to be professional stock photo libraries. Plus, I work in health care, for heaven's sake...Not only that, but senior care, and so I can't understand why some of the top results for "nurse with senior in wheelchair" are photos of women bending over wheelchair handles with their cleavage hanging out everywhere. Ew.

Second, about 1 in 10 photos just doesn't even make any sense. Like this one:

(Note: I searched for "professional female using computer." I'm not quite sure what these two females are doing, but it doesn't look like they're using the computer and, whatever it is they're doing, it definitely isn't "professional.")

And can anyone explain to me what's happening in this photo?

(Maybe she's Skyping...???..."Hey, I think I dropped a potato chip down my shirt...Can you find it?")

And some photos just make me chuckle:

(I always knew the government was concealing the existence of extraterrestrials living among humans.)

(Wait, I thought Muggle electronics didn't work at Hogwarts...)

(Granny, what a short skirt you have!)


Anyway, we all enjoy a good laugh, so I'm asking you to suggest your captions for all or any of these photos! I'd like to feature at least one in my next blog post... :) I can't wait to see your suggestions!


  1. I can't believe you get paid at this job!

  2. Ryan Brijs has a blog all about the ridiculous photos out there: