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We have a winner!

The writers of FOTM voted for what each considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; a #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of the 211th FOTM Caption Contest, with two #1 votes and two #2 votes, totaling 12 points, is . . .

Jackie Puppet!

Here is the winning caption:

These boots aren’t as comfortable as the red pumps we used to wear!

PvtCharlieSlate and Splitfinger are in 2nd place, each with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points each. Here are their captions:

PvtCharlieSlate: “For sale: Used Belgian Army rifles – never fired, only dropped once.”

Splitfinger: “Looks like the night of the living dead after they broke into an army surplus”

Edward Keesee, kjf, Paladin, and William are in 3rd place, each with 4 points. William’s caption received two #2 votes; the other each received one #1 vote. Here are their captions:

Edward Keesee: “We are the Special Farces of Belgium!!”

kjf: “Right, left, right o’left,
I don’t know my right from left.
I used to be a high school stud, now I march like Elmer Fud.
Right, left, right o’left,
I don’t know my right from left”

Paladin: “What the USA will look like after AOC is elected President”

William: “Belgian Special Forces. The enemy will die laughing”

danwdurham is in 4th place, with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here is his caption:

Tell me again – which foot is my left foot.

WELL DONE, EVERYONE!

Congratulations, Jackie Puppet!

Here is your super-duper Award of Excellence, all ready for framing!

For all the other Caption submissions, go here.

Be here later today for our next, very exciting Caption Contest!

~Eowyn

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The ‘March of the Belgians’ Caption Contest

This Caption Contest is now closed.

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This is the 211th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the video:

About the video: In July 2019, a group of cadets of the Belgian Defence Forces “marched” in a parade. See my post, “Sunday Funny: March of the Belgian Cadets“.

Belgium is a founding member of both the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance of which the United States is also a member. In fact, NATO’s headquarters are in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. That means America is obliged by treaty to defend Belgium. No wonder the Belgian Defense Forces are so lackadaisical.

Belgium is one of the NATO members (the others are Canada, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Spain) who are not spending their “fair share” of 2% of their GDP on defense. In 2016, Belgium’s share was less than 1%.

The United States continues to spend the most on defense — 3.61% of our GDP ($650 billion) in 2015, more than double the amount spent by all the other 27 NATO countries, even though their combined GDP tops that of the U.S. (Source)

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM:D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Why should we bother? America the sucker will fight our battles.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

~Eowyn

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Sunday Funny: March of the Belgian Cadets

Belgium is a founding member of both the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance of which the United States is also a member. In fact, NATO’s headquarters are in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. That means America is obliged by treaty to defend Belgium.

Ponder that, as you watch the video below of a group of cadets of the Belgium Defense Forces.

From “an open letter to the esteemed Belgian Defence Forces,” published on Military Times, an independent source of news and information for U.S. service members and their families:

[Y]our cadets of the Belgian Defence Forces…spent the week commemorating noteworthy first steps — which appeared to be their first … ever.

For that is the terrifying display the rest of the world bore witness to this week during the broadcast of a wonderful Belgian parade, one in which your group of cadets managed to stumble their way through…. One must assume the only reason for including this group of cadets was due to the nation of Belgium literally running out of human beings to fill the void in this section of the parade….

And the leader? He somehow managed to fall out of step … with himself…. If any training, at all, occurred leading up to this abomination, everyone involved is to be condemned for a job never done.

~Eowyn

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