Monday, 28 September 2009

Caption contest: the Archbishop's tea party

Okay, when Maggi linked to this, I just knew it had to be our next caption contest. The winner will receive a nice new book.


Note: See also Bruce's disturbing Jesus caption contest: it'll scare the bejesus out of you.

59 Comments:

pchurcher87 said...

(In Irish accent)
"Another spot of tea vicar? Ah! Go on, go on, go on."

roger flyer said...

A wee bit more, Gandalf?

Pablo said...

Dumbledorable.

Mike W said...

"You can have one tart Rowan, the others are for Mrs Schori and Mr Jensen, where are they, this tea is getting cold"

Andrew Smith said...

For all his insight, it wasn't until it was too late that he realised he'd been poisoned.

Mike Higton said...

But where did you expect the dormouse to be?

dylan said...

"Wittgenstein has sent you down the wrong path with that grammar shit you know."

Richard Hall said...

The Archbishop was shocked to learn that his favourite tea shop was exploiting child labour

Dave Belcher said...

While ecumenical relations between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic church continue to remain strained over such issues as the ordination of women and LGBT persons to the episcopacy, the ecumenical relations between the Anglican Communion and Young Children received a surprising boost this week when, at the first annual Tea Party for the Institute of Generational Unity, the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams discovered that he'd actually been invited to a "Vodka Party."

WTM said...

Oh, God! This doesn't taste like decaf? She said it was decaf! How will I ever get to sleep tonight...

Ben Myers said...

It wasn't until he'd taken the first sip of tea that she said gravely: "Sharia law, Rowan. That's what this country needs." With a great flash of insight, he realised he'd finally found an interesting topic for tonight's lecture.

Michael F. Bird said...

"So, shall we make a toast to GAFCON, now and forever!"

myleswerntz said...

"Did I tell you that AUFS is taking over F&T beginning next week?"

Todd said...

"My mom says that you're a 'godless revisionist, hellbent on destroying the church,' but you seem pretty nice to me!"

Bradley Penner said...

As the archbishop sipped his tea, he thought: "Now why don't I have a pretty crown like that?"

Adam Kotsko said...

This is a lot more fun than tea with Pope Benedict last week.

joel hunter said...

"...an' sancify dem by yer holy spiwit to be de body an' bwood of Jeezus Chwist ou' Lode..."

Fat said...

I got it from the toilet - it's the only water I can reach

Evan said...

Ironically, the Archbishop had just been lamenting how much less photogenic he was than John, Stan, or Joseph.

Alex Tracy said...

You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never publish a paper on the church and homosexuality, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a munchkin when death is on the line!

Anonymous said...

Child: "is the tea any good?"
Rowan: "to answer that, the discourse on tea must offer a sufficient imaginative resource for confronting the entire range of tea complexity without evasion or untruthfulness; only when divorced from this (tea party) context of a kind of imaginative skill does tea discourse fall into the trap of pretending to be a comprehensive system for plotting, connecting, 'fixing' and exhaustively accounting for the range of tea experiences. in other words, palletive integrity is possible as and when discourse about tea declines to take the tea's point of view"
Child: "so, ... no?"


-Rob

Fat said...

I like Anonymous Rob's above and Andrew Smith's poisoned caption.

Great Pic Ben and excellent captions.

Brad said...

"The theological wine-drinker who can grab a beer with the common folk ... has met his match!"

Brad said...

"Just one more attempt at the perfect concoction to drink away the liberal/conservative blues. But this time it hit the spot."

Tyler said...

"Snap! I forgot to set 'Britain's Got Talent' to record..."

Brad said...

"Akinola sent me. He hopes you enjoy his special drink."

Ian said...

"You are saying what at Lambeth, Mr Rowan?! Give me back my tea... spit it back in the pot right now!"

Geoff Smith said...

Maybe if I feed him he won't eat me.

Anonymous said...

The tarts were a bit bland. The tea was at best lukewarm. And the bear on the teapot vacuously stared at Rowan with its creepily giddy smile. But none of this mattered. For after bluntly commenting on how looked like Owl from Winnie the Pooh, little Lucy served Rowan the most creative interpretation of Arius he had ever heard.

-Adam Williams

bruce hamill said...

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kim fabricius said...

A cross-dressing Welsh bard, hearing his tea leaves read by the Young Druid of the Year at the 1999 National Eisteddfod, discovers the identity of the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

Ashley Moyse said...

Waving her tea pot, the girl exclaims: "I haven't poured the tea yet, silly wizard!"

andrea said...

so Vicar whose commentary do you prefer Dunn, Dodd or Dumbledor?

Fat said...

"Oh I assure you Archbishop - Parts of it are quite good"

Edward Pothier said...

"Hey kid, most people serve the good stuff first, then the poorer. But you have kept the best stuff until now. Cana redivivis"

::aaron g:: said...

"There is no harm in admitting that one may possibly pray better, in certain cases, after a cup of tea than without it." Karl Rahner

Anonymous said...

'The diamonds, Rowan. The deal was for the diamonds!'

Matt Edmonds said...

As Mary insisted that Rowan's love of Anglican compromise shouldn't obstruct a public display of affection for 'high' tea, the Archbishop hid behind his famous 'I'm just an owl' get out manoeuver.

Ian said...

"You're ePIScopalian, Mr Rowan? Funny you should say that..."

Wesley said...

So Mr Rowan, who is your favourite Spice Girl?

Steve said...

Wright said what?!? I know what I meant to say...he doesn't have to "clarify" everything that those Americans hate me for

adhunt said...

"You have an opinion on the Covenant?"

haznkaz said...

That's the one I spat in, Mr Rowan!

-B said...

But it is so simple! All I have to do is divine from what I know of you. Are you the sort of man that would put the poison into his own gobblet or his enemies? Now a clever man would put the poison into his own gobblet because he would know that only a great fool would reach toward what he was given! I'm not a great fool so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you! But you must have known I was not a great fool! You would have counted on it! So I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me!

larusdominicanus said...

Morgana: Merlin, I wanted you to know your secret's safe with me.
Merlin: My secret?
Morgana: Come on. Don't pretend. I know what you did.
Merlin: You do?
Morgana: I saw it with my own eyes.
Merlin: You did?
Morgana: I understand why you don't want anyone to know.
Merlin: Well, obviously...
Morgana: I won't tell anyone. You don't mind me talking to you about it?
Merlin: No. It's... you have no idea how hard it is to keep this hidden.
Morgana: Well, you can continue to deny it but... I think Gwen's a very lucky woman.

Dan said...

AC: That's a cute purple outfit.
Child: I've already become a bishop in America.
AC: Oh no! What will the conservatives think?

Anthony said...

Good golly, I think she's slipped me a mickey.

Fat said...

-B's submission has prompted the following:

"The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true"

Scott Savage said...

"Silly Rowan, this is a Neti Pot."

Ash C said...

The Archbishop is frightfully unimpressed with the General Synod's proposed alternative to the administration of the presently suspended common cup.

mensstudies said...

Having detected the faint but unmistakable taste of hemlock, the archbishop opted to forego a second "token of trust" at the ecumenical luncheon.

Fat said...

`Have you guessed the riddle yet?' the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.

`No, I give it up,' Alice replied: `what's the answer?'

`I haven't the slightest idea,' said the Hatter.

`Nor I,' said the March Hare.

Alice sighed wearily. `I think you might do something better with the time,' she said, `than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.'

Robert Angison said...

The Archbishop encountered this little one while testing out the new communion wares he had ordered.

-or-

So Archbishop it is the blood of Christ before you drink it right?

Jim said...

Why are you so surprised, Vicar? I told you i made the lemonade all by myself...

Anonymous said...

If you weren't below the age of accountability I would excommunicate you for putting vodka in this tea!

-Emerson

JC Dude said...

My nose is stuck!

guyer said...

I BLOW BUBBLES!!!

Tim y. said...

"It's true! Diet Dr. Pepper does taste more like real Dr. Pepper!

The Still Wandering said...

Wait a second... this isn't sugar in my tea!

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