8/31/08

Demotivator Caption Contest

textbook or menu?

This is a picture of an anonymous studious brother, reading a textbook to see what he should order at a Chinese restaurant. What kind of caption would perfectly capture this picture?

Note: Be witty. I will reject submissions that demonstrate personal issues that you have with nerds who scored higher than you in all your classes.

15 comments:

RobertK said...

Idolatry:

When you go to another source for direction.

Marcus said...

Chinese 1A: If all you got out of it was a textbook, you're better off relying on your Chinese friends.

Chinese Food: Sometimes it seems like there are just too many options!

James Nam: When you look like the Chinese gold-medal gymnast, you don't have to bother yourself with trivialities like ordering.

Jennifer Tse said...

Warning: You're still not going to be able to order food after taking Chinese.

stephany said...

ordering: who needs English translations on the menu when you have a Chinese dictionary?

double checking: so we don't make the same mistakes as Brother Tom and and Brother Steve

Anonymous said...

Studying: What better time than anytime... or why not just all the time?

mybad928 said...

Studying for your Chinese test at a Chinese restaurant will not increase your chances of getting an A.

Yang said...

Chinese food: It might be better to actually not know what you are eating.

Brian said...

Alternative:
When what's on the menu just aren't good enough for you.

HELP:
Something you know you need when the last time you tried to order sweet and sour chicken in chinese, the waiter brought you garlic egg soup.

Anonymous said...

Futility: Learning Chinese won't help if the waiter can't get past your Korean accent.

Johnny said...

Role Model:
When my kids grow up, I want them to be exactly like James Nam...

Studying:
Because man does not live on Chinese food alone

Dedication:
There’s a reason why some people go farther in life

John Ng said...

Variety:
When there aren't enough choices on the menu.

Privilege:
Only for those with "special needs"

Revelation:
Sometimes, the truth hurts.

James Kim said...

OVERBOARD: Put the chinese textbook down... It's translated on the menu.

LOST IN TRANSLATION: "Mongolian beef over rice" doesn't need any further explanation.

Justin Kong said...

Berkeley:

Where Chinese restaurants give you reading assignments before ordering.

James said...

Johnny Yang: There is no such thing called privacy when you have a friend like him.

James said...

Accountability: Why bother to put on a mask when your friends already know and share everything about you?