And the (Potty Sign) Winner Is…

December 1, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Posted in Misc. | Leave a comment
Tags: , , ,

Thanks to all the clever readers who entered this week’s Caption Contest and tried to make some sense of the mystery bathroom hieroglyph. We’re pleased to announce three winners:

(drum roll please)

The Master Gumshoe Award goes to…

Big D!  Thanks for sharing this silliness with us and for your initial translation – sleeping men in bus bathrooms should never be peed on.  Period.


The Theoretical Award goes to…

Mo!  I’d bet that’s exactly what Confucius would say if he were to interpret this MegaBus pictogram.


And the Laughed Out Loud in an Inappropriate Location Award goes to…

S#1!  Seriously – I guffawed in front of my CEO.  Ooops.


Congratulations, ladies!  Your fabulous prizes are on the way!


Caption Contest: Bathroom Instructions

November 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments
Tags: , , ,

It’s Contest Day at Factinis & Factomelettes!  This little gem was submitted by my funtastic colleague, Big D*, who encountered the following pictogram in the bathroom of a MegaBus.  But like us, she has NO idea what this means…


What does this mean???


Take a break from your Cyber-Monday shopping… errr… I mean… hard work… and submit your best caption.  There’s a fabulous prize awaiting our caption contest winner!

Big D’s entry is: Don’t pee on sleeping men on the toilet.

Tough to beat… but give it your best shot!



*Don’t let the name fool you – Big D is one hot little number!

Caption Contest: Dressed for…?

August 17, 2010 at 11:53 am | Posted in Around Boston | 7 Comments
Tags: ,

Lucky you: it is contest time again here at Factinis & Factomelettes!  

A while back your two favorite bloggers passed the (cough cough) interesting (cough cough) window display pictured below.  

"Insert caption here."


In case the photo isn’t clear enough, the mannequin is wearing: 

  • A black shirt
  • A bra made of party hats
  • A happy birthday hat
  • Mardi Gras beads
  • A sparkly boa
  • Cheerleaders’ pom-poms

And not wearing: 

  • Shoes
  • Pants 
  • Anything we might call “appropriate”

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to explain this outfit to us.  

Where is she going (or coming from)?  Where would this outfit be suitable?  How would you explain this get-up? 

There may be a fabulous prize for the answer we like best!  Good luck!    

Caption Contest!

February 16, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Posted in Around Boston | 14 Comments
Tags: ,

Reader(s), today the Wilderrols volunteered at a nonprofit by conducting mock job interviews.  Below is a picture of April on site.  How would you caption this photo?  Winner gets a very special prize.  And yes, it is real.  And not potted meat.

You tell us...

Blog at
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: