Weekend Photo Caption Contest by Dan Zimmerman | May 23, 2014 | 69 comments facebook twitter linkedin email [h/t JT] comments Ing says: May 23, 2014 at 18:02 Yeah…me too, kid. Me too. Reply Noishkel says: May 23, 2014 at 18:02 “If I have to listen to one more second of this commie BS…” Not to say that I THINK he was…. but some people have said that JFK was really soft on it. Reply Yossarian says: May 24, 2014 at 19:23 Of course – “The State will take care of you” scores well with the chicks. (Never mind that it’s MY money.) Reply JasonM says: May 23, 2014 at 18:03 It took a young Lee Harvey Oswald a few years, but he eventually figured it out. Reply tfunk says: May 23, 2014 at 18:10 Dude…you win 🙂 Reply Paul53 says: May 23, 2014 at 18:15 Points! Reply WRH says: May 23, 2014 at 18:15 I was just going to say something along those lines. Damn, I need to check TTAG more often. Reply AaronW says: May 23, 2014 at 18:24 “You miss 100% of the shots you never take” – Lee Harvey Oswald Reply C says: May 23, 2014 at 18:33 nailed it. Reply JasonM says: May 23, 2014 at 18:35 That’s what Jack Ruby said. Reply mrvco says: May 23, 2014 at 21:35 Bingo. And I was coming here to post… “A young Lee Harvey Oswald” Reply Sergio says: May 23, 2014 at 18:05 Just before congressman Ed started his Antigun rant he found that his soap box had been stolen by local NRA members… Reply Tom in Oregon says: May 23, 2014 at 18:07 One more word about Marilyn and I’m gonna suck start this thing… Reply Paul53 says: May 23, 2014 at 18:16 Points! Reply Jonathan -- Houston says: May 23, 2014 at 18:09 Where’s that kid standing in relation to Kennedy? Back….and to the left? Interesting. Reply Bender says: May 23, 2014 at 18:15 “Have a gander over there Merl, we’re about to lose yet another perfectly good white boy” Reply Model66 says: May 23, 2014 at 18:18 Back before the militarization of the Secret Service there was……….Billy. Reply JT says: May 23, 2014 at 21:15 I really like this one. Reply Paul53 says: May 23, 2014 at 18:20 Have to be sure where that accent is from before I take action. Reply steve says: May 23, 2014 at 18:23 Never stand on the top of the last step on a step stool!!! Does anyone practice safety anymore? Reply AaronW says: May 23, 2014 at 18:25 “Get back in the Presidential limo… it’s safer there….” Reply AaronW says: May 23, 2014 at 18:26 “Now… I was in World War II… those Japs sure wound us up out there in the wide blue ocean… but during the quiet times we’d tell jokes…especially about how those eye-Talians couldn’t hit anything with those lousy Mannlichers they were issued…” Reply Gregolas says: May 23, 2014 at 19:01 Good one! Reply Jon in CO says: May 23, 2014 at 18:31 “The very word secrecy is repugnant, in a free an open….where is my secret service?” Reply Koop says: May 23, 2014 at 18:38 “Capitalism allowed me to upgrade from a soap box to this elevated bar stool! It produced this microphone and speaker system to amplify my voice!” Meanwhile, the kid nearby thinks, “It gave me the opportunity to callously disregard gun safety rules. I’m taking devil-may-care to a whole new level. Eat your heart out, James Dean!” Reply Craig says: May 23, 2014 at 18:41 Mmmm… Smells and tastes like carbon… Just another normal day in the Berkshires. Reply Gene says: May 23, 2014 at 18:49 The high points of an American boy’s summer: drinking right from the hose and squirt gun. Reply tmm says: May 23, 2014 at 18:49 Okay, that’s #1, #2, #3, and #4 … Bingo! Reply raincrow says: May 23, 2014 at 18:49 Lieutenant Dan the early years. Reply rogerthat says: May 23, 2014 at 18:52 There’s, ah, no way the forces of, ah the U.S.S.Ahr could ever defeat our young men in , ah, combat. Reply Gregolas says: May 23, 2014 at 19:04 We know his routine is lousy so far, Billy, but wait ’til he calls himself a jelly doughnut! Reply rhampton says: May 23, 2014 at 19:07 Not a caption but a comment – nobody seems to care that the kid doesn’t know how to handle a firearm. Is it a cap-gun? Reply SigGuy says: May 23, 2014 at 19:11 No it is Eddie the Eagle’s early attempt to make kids feel safe around guns with the lollipop revolver. Reply Gene says: May 23, 2014 at 19:49 Squirt gun. He’s squirting it into his mouth. Reply Ardent says: May 23, 2014 at 19:22 Leftist ideologies, uh huh. Brave new world sure, sure, progressive liberalism, check. Yup, I’m not going to have a future, time to check out. Reply Zebulon Pike says: May 23, 2014 at 19:27 In this rare historical photograph we see many examples of the adolescent phase of today’s OFWGs, before they have developed the O and F characteristics. Language experts believe the phrase “get your booger hook off the bang switch” may have originated during the time and place depicted in this crude photograph. Reply Jack Brown says: May 23, 2014 at 19:33 Shoot, think how fast they’d have tackled that kid to the ground these days. Reply S.CROCK says: May 23, 2014 at 20:52 Especially if he was eating a pop tart. Reply the ruester says: May 23, 2014 at 19:40 I like how all those other kids are just standing around all pimp style, listening to a political speech. I wonder if they went home that night and discussed the JFK/NIXON election while that crazy kid cleaned the cylinder with his tongue. Reply Al says: May 23, 2014 at 19:42 JFK explains his push into Indochina to America’s youngest Vietnam vet. Reply Gregolas says: May 23, 2014 at 21:11 Made me chuckle. Reply cutting torch says: May 23, 2014 at 19:43 “You see, folks, I have such an incredible tan that this ghostly young man to my left would remove his upper lip just to have a tan like mine. THAT is what qualifies me to go against those Russkies! torch Reply Anonymous says: May 23, 2014 at 19:44 “Ladies… Gentlemen… I’d like to splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds – hopefully they won’t try to assassinate me later for this statement.” Reply Sven says: May 23, 2014 at 19:47 “Yep, that boy ain’t right.” Reply Gunr says: May 23, 2014 at 20:09 Will someone please tell the kid behind me to stop clicking his dam pistol before I fall off this wobbly stool! Reply Justin says: May 23, 2014 at 20:27 As one young man was about to demonstrate, some things are easier than stomaching the democrat’s spiel… Reply jirdesteva says: May 23, 2014 at 20:46 Jimmy Jones filled it with Cool Aid just in case he got thirsty. Reply neiowa says: May 23, 2014 at 20:46 “Moron on a chair” by daddy the thug Reply stokeslawyer says: May 23, 2014 at 21:01 If he asks me what I can do for this country one more time I swear to god I will pull this trigger. Reply Collin Iams says: May 23, 2014 at 21:06 “By calling attention to ‘a well regulated militia’, the ‘security’ of the nation, and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms’, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason, I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.” Maybe it sort of went something like that. Because he did say that in 1960. Reply jay1987 says: May 23, 2014 at 21:25 mmmhmmm so mr. President you’re sayin that no one will ever make a law sayin the tip of this squirt gun has to be painted orange “for the safety of the children”… Reply PeterK says: May 23, 2014 at 22:16 Kid is only doing what we’re all thinking… Reply Phil says: May 23, 2014 at 22:31 (“Anotha GD sausage-party…”) Reply KCK says: May 23, 2014 at 22:33 “Times have changed, haven’t they Jack” Reply Dave s says: May 23, 2014 at 22:41 Contrary to popular opinion, the Secret Service didnt really hate JFK, they just forgot the real podium and hoped the gun was a toy. Reply Full Cleveland says: May 23, 2014 at 23:01 One more fart out of him and I swear I’ll pull the trigger. Reply Toby in KS says: May 24, 2014 at 01:35 “…(blah blah blah… liberal blah blah… blah)… now look at this child!” Reply Victor says: May 24, 2014 at 01:53 “wanna see my JFK impression?” Reply Hannibal says: May 24, 2014 at 02:41 Not pictured: secret service. Reply Great Scot says: May 24, 2014 at 02:47 Young Lee was not a Democrat…Or a regular listener to Eddie the Eagle. Reply TheBear says: May 24, 2014 at 08:20 Tastes like chicken. Reply Tommy Knocker says: May 24, 2014 at 09:03 Sadly, young Dick Cheney would never learn the rules of safe gun handling. Reply Tom from Georgia says: May 24, 2014 at 09:39 When you absolutely, positively have to scratch that itchy nose… Tom Reply alanhinMN says: May 24, 2014 at 10:11 Hold it, the next man that makes a move the kid gets it. Reply Dyspeptic Gunsmith says: May 24, 2014 at 11:11 A few factual tidbits: – This was apparently at a campaign stop in Logan, West Virginia during JFK’s presidential campaign – Date was April 25th, 1960 – The opposition candidate on the primary ballot was Hubert Humphrey – The day before the election, a key Humphrey supporter switched sides. – It later came to light that said supporter received $35,000 to switch sides and make it public. You can tell from the skeptical facial expressions that folks weren’t expecting much from JFK. 60 years later, their expectations are pretty well met. Reply Mercutio says: May 24, 2014 at 12:15 “If I were Teddy, I’d need a stepladder” Reply CCDWGuy says: May 24, 2014 at 16:37 I’m good, the Secret Service are back in the hotel being “serviced”. Reply bontai Joe says: May 24, 2014 at 21:41 My mom had that exact same step stool/chair in her kitchen. That thing was extremely well made as I’ve stood on it and I weigh 300 lb. I wonder if they are still made somewhere and not from plastic? Reply Ken Hagler says: May 25, 2014 at 12:03 Despite his presidency’s comparisons to Camelot, there was a time (now sadly forgotten) when the man in the White House was a President and not a God-Emperor. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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