This is the 150th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!
Here’s the pic:
About the pic: On April 21, 2017, Chicago artist Chris Devins finished painting a mural of Michelle Obama as an Egyptian queen on an apartment building at the corner of 74th and Chappell on Chicago’s South Side, across the street from Bouchet Elementary School where Mooch had graduated.
Devins had financed the painting with $12,000 from a GoFundMe campaign. He said: “The purpose of this mural is to give today’s children someone they can literally look up to and to celebrate Mrs. Obama’s life and accomplishments during the last 8 years as First Lady of the United States.”
Alas, Devins plagiarized the image from another artist — Ethiopian-born Gelila Mesfin, who had posted a photo of her painting to her Instagram account (@Thick_East_African_Girl) last November.
After first denying knowing of Mesfin’s work, Devins eventually admitted being “inspired” by Mesfin’s painting and offered her a licensing fee. (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), not via email or on Facebook.
- The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM!
- 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, May 23, 2017.
To get the contest going, here’s my caption:
Ancient Egypt had trannies too! Who knew?
For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.