Friday, January 11, 2008

Caption Contest #41


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We have a winner! From Beez:
Oh! I thought monkfish was a species, not an activity!

And, I must admit, I thought my husband--Sic--had a good one too:
Give monks a fish, and they will eat for a day. Give monks a bunch of fishing poles, and they'll stand around with goofy smiles wondering what to do with them.

14 comments:

Sherry said...

Why couldn't Lent be in the summer? The fishing is much much better then.

SherryTex said...

Now if any laity comes by, just start chanting in Latin....

Londiniensis said...

... it was going to be a long, long afternoon before Brother Dominic found the case of Stella Artois ...

Londiniensis said...

... Why do we always have to come out here on Friday mornings? ...

PraiseDivineMercy said...

"Wait Brother! We misread it... It says "I will make you fishers of men"!

*ducks flying tomatoes*

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Catholic Audio said...

For some reason, this song comes to mind: Cletus Take the Reel.

Ray from MN said...

Father Angelo forgot that today was an Ember Day and didn't order any fish. So we'll have to do it ourselves.

Allen said...

Actually, while it looks like they're fishing, being posed near the water and everything, closer observation reveals that there are no lines on those cane poles. No. What we have here, in fact, are the brothers preparing for an old fashioned heretic thwacking. (From that great forgotten teaching in the Sermon on the Mount: "If your brother persists in his sin, thwack him solidly with rods until he repents."

OR

Being short on funds this week, the "fish friars" are attempting the ol' Matthew 17:27 method of getting that much-needed cash.

SIC said...

"Um, guys, I appreciate your hard work praying to St. Peter for fish and all, but actually putting your pole in the water -- like I'm doing? -- might help, too."

OR

Give monks a fish, and they will eat for a day. Give monks a bunch of fishing poles, and they'll stand around with goofy smiles wondering what to do with them.

Paul Cat said...

"Behold I will send many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them" (Jr 16:16).

or

"I really don't see how this is going to make us better fishers of men"

or

". . . and so I just hung up this sing that said 'gone fishin''. Do you think it will catch on?"

beez said...

Oh! I thought monkfish was a species, not an activity!

Timmy Boy said...

Let's get medieval on these fish!

Ray from MN said...

I, like the rest of you didn't note that the print had a title, "Thursday", the day before a "meatless Friday."

These monks were probably sick of cabbage soup and the cook told them that if they caught something, he would cook it for them.

Many of you scoffed at their fishing skills.

But, a Google search, as usual, informed me that there was a companion print to "Thursday", called, unsurprisingly, "Friday."

Check here to see the next day's feast immensely enjoyed by our clerical fishermen:

http://en.easyart.com/art-prints/Walter-Dendy-Sadler/Friday--Gouttelettes--97435.html