One of my favorite things about the internet is stock photography. The web is littered with uncannily perfect moments: sunrays glinting off of young lovers; puppies snoozing in laundry baskets; uniformed professionals throwing synchronized thumbs-up; do-it-all working moms crossing busy intersections; contemplative men wearing suits and staring off into the distance.
Stock photography is an art unto itself and, thanks to open-share groups like Creative Commons, you can use a lot of this stuff completely free of charge, both for recreational and commercial purposes.
On the down side, these images don't all come with captions. You are left to your own resources to determine the photographer's original intent. We are of the humble opinion that this leaves far too many unanswered questions.
As an educational publication, we consider it our responsibility to help fill in a few of these gaps. Accordingly, Here are 20 Pics Just Begging For a Caption. This is only our first installment, but over time, we hope to caption the entire web.
Suddenly, Jack found himself plunged into the gray abyssal nothingness of purgatory. Fortunately, he was dressed for the occasion.
Unbelievable. First day working at the new Death Star and I'm running late. I hope this Vadar guy is chill.
Man. I really wish I dropped a pin on my parking spot.
The effects of global climate change and the proliferation of performance enhancing drugs conspired to change the sport of cross-country skiing forever.
We're all a little concerned about Roger. He spend most of last night yelling at soup.
Dolphin-Girl attempts a daring twilight escape from her Sea World captors.
Jenny was pretty sure her local laundromat contained a portal to the mystical land of Narnia. Turns out this dryer leaves you off in Trenton, where you have to grab a connecting dryer.
8. This place looked a lot different in the pictures. Airbnb, you will be receiving a sharply-worded letter.
Chili-pepper snorting is by far the least addictive drug abuse trend ever.
10. I don't care what that egghead doctor says. I was born a bear-trap tester and I'll die a bear-trap tester.
11. When Charlie started levitating bottles, he decided it was time to give his two-week notice at the Large Hadron Collider plant.
I've never seen a group of doctors so excited for a prostate exam. It was a real confidence booster.
The Joker was a surprisingly even-tempered golfer.
Nobody ever spoke a negative word of Helen's cooking.
When the Beatles' lease ran out, the Yellow Submarine fell into a sad state of disrepair.
"I've been on eHarmony for 6 months and not a single match. I guess I'm just not cut out for internet dating."
"Aye. Tis a cursed ghost ship, its corridors haunted by the echoing screams of the lives it claimed. Nah. Just kidding. Head 'round the other side and there's a visitor's center with a Starbucks."
"Is it just me, or is the mailman beginning to resent us?"
We agreed to meet at the carwash in the event of a zombie apocalypse. She's running late and I fear the worst.
"Well sorry. I've never worked in daycare before. Nobody told me there was a dress code."