Write a Caption on 2021

 

This picture was on the back cover of the alumni magazine for the military junior college I attended in the ’70s. I have no idea who these people are and there is no caption or explanation anywhere in the magazine. Up to a year or so ago, if I had been shown this photo and told it was from the far-off future of 2021, I would have assumed the United States was going to be under a fascist dictatorship. I might not have been wrong.

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  1. Vince Guerra Member
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    Looks more like the back of a brochure for a cult…which I guess it probably is.

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  2. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Black Bloc

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  3. ape2ag Member
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    What are the pads on the right shoulders for?  Are they duck hunters?

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  4. ape2ag Member
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    I don’t understand how someone could take this picture unironically. 

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  5. Front Seat Cat Member
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    @josepluma Is this the front of the building of your alum? I wonder if you called them and got more info? That is a weird picture – maybe the inside back cover gives an explanation. 

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  6. JosePluma Thatcher
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    @ josepluma Is this the front of the building of your alum? I wonder if you called them and got more info? That is a weird picture – maybe the inside back cover gives an explanation.

    They’re standing in front of the library/“headquarters” building.  I looked through the entire magazine-nada.  

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  7. Doctor Robert Member
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    Notice the flags.

    Will you fly the Red flag? Or the Blue flag?

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  8. Old Bathos Moderator
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    I thought it was a promo or album cover for a German punk rock group.

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  9. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Notice the flags.

    Will you fly the Red flag? Or the Blue flag?

    It doesn’t appear that there is anything on the red and blue flags but you can only see then at one angle. It would make an interesting caption with their face coverings in front of a library: “Caution: censorship within” 

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  10. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    Ridiculous that they couldn’t take off those _________ masks for the photo.

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  11. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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    “The fundamental things apply, As time goes by”

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  12. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Caption: Achtung!

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  13. Skyler Coolidge
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    Hardly a menacing group.  They look like middle aged softies who have never done anything objectionable in their lives.  

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  14. Stad Coolidge
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    They are Biden’s pall bearers rehearsing for The Big Event.  They bear a stunning resemblance to Kamala Harris supporters . . .

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  15. Matt Bartle Member
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    Pull the masks up over their eyes and it would look like they were lined up for execution.

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  16. Jim McConnell Member
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    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    Ridiculous that they couldn’t take off those _________ masks for the photo.

    If they did, the virtue signaling would be gone.

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  17. JosePluma Thatcher
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Caption: Achtung!

    My original title to the post was, “Sie Werden Einhalten,” or “You Will Comply” in (probably bad) German.  I agree that the new title makes it a lot funnier.

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  18. Flicker Coolidge
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    “Welcome.  Are you ready for your session today?”

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  19. Stina Member
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    @ josepluma Is this the front of the building of your alum? I wonder if you called them and got more info? That is a weird picture – maybe the inside back cover gives an explanation.

    It’s a faculty picture with social distancing.

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  20. MiMac Thatcher
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    See no evil and hear no evil were busy…….investigating Hunter Biden…

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  21. Michael Minnott Member
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    The radical splinter faction of the Members Only jacket company.

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