A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Provide your own caption contest

This picture has apparently been floating around for a while. No one knows what its significance is, or who the man is. It was taken in Sheboygan somewhere between 1876 and 1884. He's dressed awfully nice for someone sitting on a dead horse.

In Sheboygan.






But what would we say this would represent today? Is it the president's new Iraq strategy?

Is it our superintendent sitting on the remains of AYP?

Whaddaya think?

7 Comments:

At 1/8/07, 7:24 AM, Blogger CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

One would hope that the photo presages Mr. Bush sitting on the carcass of NCLB!

 
At 1/8/07, 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm also intrigued by the gallows (?) in the background -- What a photo!

 
At 1/8/07, 7:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hummmm. The guy with the dog is waiting for the guy sitting on the dead horse to leave so he can feed his dog. I guess this is prior to Purina setting up their big animal feed plant in Battle Creek?

Gallows? No, thats an arch welcoming people to come shop in Sheyboygen, paid for by a generous grant from the US Dept. of Commerce thanks to pork barrel spending by the fine democratic Representitive and Senators who represent Sheyboygen......

Where is the Starbucks and McDonalds? How did they ever survive????

( :-> )

 
At 1/9/07, 10:05 PM, Blogger The MAN Fan Club said...

"Why beat a dead horse when you can sit on one?"

Maybe he is waiting for the 1st ever AAA.

Could be the weak link of The Pony Express.

1st ever Al Qaeda attack?

 
At 1/10/07, 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caption? "Perplexed at the school board's new standards for pet tricks, Cyrus wondered again if the folks back at district headquarters really understood the difference between dogs and horses."
http://rwrld.blogspot.com/2006/12/vouchers-for-teachers.html

 
At 1/11/07, 9:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Original leather recliner for sale -- slightly used."

 
At 1/11/07, 11:26 PM, Anonymous Teacher with a Toddler said...

Caption: "Pardon me. I'm a middle school teacher, and I need to fart."

 

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