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Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011

* I’m working on a couple of longer posts and just realized how late it’s getting, so let’s do another caption contest of a pic uploaded by Gov. Pat Quinn. The governor is returning from his Asian trip today, so this could be the last one

- Posted by Rich Miller        

42 Comments
  1. - PaGo - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:33 am:

    Picture can only be viewed after drinking sake.


  2. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:40 am:

    Governor Quinn applauds the announcement of the publishing of the sequel to the Little Red Book, The Bigger Red Book.


  3. - Montrose - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:40 am:

    Governor Quinn applauds the completion of the rare Chinese Red Folder Ceremony. With the final handshake, Illinois now a offically a province of China.


  4. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:45 am:

    “…The dish picks the spoon, the dish picks the spoon, hi ho the dar-io, the dish picks the spoon …”


  5. - Boone Logan Square - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:48 am:

    Once again, Pat Quinn is cut out of the decision-making process.


  6. - North of I80 - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:51 am:

    Governor Quinn applauds the completion of a real estate deal to solve Illinois finances. With the final handshake, Illinois has sold I39, I80, I74, I55 and I57 to the People’s Republic of China… massive toll plaza construction begins shortly, “putting thousands of Illinois construction workers back to work”


  7. - MrJM - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:53 am:

    Unable to find a partner, Gov. Quinn struggled to shake his own hand.

    – MrJM


  8. - Plutocrat03 - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:54 am:

    PQ applaude the thumb wrestling contest…..


  9. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:54 am:

    PQ: “Wait. I think I forgot to take the garbage out before I left. And it was a Taco Bell night, too..”


  10. - just sayin' - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:55 am:

    And with that, Illinois welcomes its new Chinese overlords. Residents will soon receive their own copy of some important new rules and regulations.

    Don’t lose it. Seriously. Just don’t.


  11. - ANON - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:55 am:

    “Dangit, I forgot my red book. What am I going to say if they ask me about it? I’ll just say how great it is to be here and much I like China, especially the food. I remember this great chinese food place in Chicago, they served a strange type of beer I’d never heard of. I wonder if they like American beer? American beer companies are big with baseball and I know Asian countries like baseball. I wonder who the White Sox will get to replace Ozzie?…..”


  12. - Joe from Joliet - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:56 am:

    Officials shake hands after signing an agreement pledging cooperation on a number of issues vital to both the State of Illinois and the People’s Republic of China.

    Said Illinois Governor Quinn on this historic day:
    “Patty cake, patty cake, baker’s man…”


  13. - Transplant - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:58 am:

    “Allamande left!” In exchange for an Illinois grain deal, Gov. Pat Quinn brings square dance calling to China …


  14. - Birdseed - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:01 am:

    Governor Quinn sharing some Illinois Culture by leading the emissaries in the State Dance - “The Hokey-Pokey”.


  15. - x ace - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:14 am:

    ” INFORMANT ” II - scripts reviewed , filming schedule announced.


  16. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:16 am:

    Swing your partner…. doh-see-doh !


  17. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:18 am:

    Whatever you do, don’t turn the other way - avoid eye contact at all costs. You never know what ramble will come out of him next!


  18. - OneMan - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:21 am:

    Pat Quinn responded warmly to the new deal that was struck to export the coloring books paid for with taxpayer money that have legislators names and pictures in them to use with English classes.


  19. - JustMe - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:23 am:

    “And now that you’ve agreed to release all political and religious prisoners, the Governor would like to talk with you about all your excess prison capacity. Your guards aren’t unionized, are they?”


  20. - OneMan - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:23 am:

    Pat Quinn attends as the first hair club for men franchise deal is signed in China. The current chairman of Comb Over Club for Men was thrilled to be able to open the hair club.


  21. - PublicServant - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:23 am:

    “I can’t wait to get back to the good ol U.S. of A, and get a Boone’s Horseshoe.”


  22. - Commonsense in Illinois - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:23 am:

    PQ thought baloon: Okay, so their exchanging their programs from the ballet last night, but this is a close as I can get to Jimmy Carter, Menacham Begin and Anwar Sadat…at least it looks important.

    “Hey everyone…Peace in our time!”


  23. - Rahm's Parking Meter - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:26 am:

    Hey, what’s in the little red book?


  24. - Stones - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:33 am:

    PQ imitates former Cub mgr. Jim Essian as Chinese and American representatives exchange Cliff’s Notes versions of “101 ways to Enjoy Illinois River Asian Carp”


  25. - confucian - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:35 am:

    PQ: “The people over here keep talking about `the sound of one hand clapping,’ but I can’t seem to make it work without both hands. When I get home, I’ll have to appoint a commission to study this…”


  26. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:45 am:

    ===get a Boone’s Horseshoe.===

    FYI, the kitchen isn’t open yet.


  27. - Skeeter - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 11:04 am:

    If only I had worn the red tie, it could have been me up there! But just like in the Spring session, I’m off in the back and nobody cares about me. I knew I should have worn the red tie. What was I thinking? My mother always told me “Son, if you don’t wear the red tie, you will never amount to anything.” But still I didn’t wear the red tie. My mother was right. Why do I even bother? I’m taking Betsy and I’m going home. Just the two us. Just like always. Maybe next time I will wear the red tie. No, who am I fooling?


  28. - Skeeter - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 11:08 am:

    For some reason, when I look at Quinn, I think of TS Eliot. Quinn always seems like the guy afraid to assert himself. He’s afraid to lead. The look on his face is right out of Prufrock:

    “And indeed there will be time
    To wonder, “Do I dare?” and, “Do I dare?”
    Time to turn back and descend the stair,
    With a bald spot in the middle of my hair—
    (They will say: “How his hair is growing thin!”)
    My morning coat, my collar mounting firmly to the chin,
    My necktie rich and modest, but asserted by a simple pin—
    (They will say: “But how his arms and legs are thin!”)
    Do I dare
    Disturb the universe?
    In a minute there is time
    For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse”


  29. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 11:12 am:

    To celebrate Illinois’ great political culture of “flair and showmanship”, China resurrects Liberace for one final performance on Quinn’s last day of his visit. Never ones to miss out on an opportunity, the Russian Federation resurrected and flew Kim Philby to China for the event, who–prior to Liberace’s performance–gave a lecture to a standing room only crowd on how the US can develop “more aggressive Anglo-American intelligence operations” in China and Russia.

    Leaving the gala, Quinn looked a bit dazed and confused, and was overheard rambling something about just wanting to return home to Illinois “where we have rivers…mighty rivers…that are full of water…water that flows…in the mighty State of Illinois…where we have plains…and fields…mighty plains and fields made of dirt…mighty dirt that I’m going to kiss when I land….”


  30. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 11:18 am:

    There’s so much red ink on that document Quinn thought it was his budget proposal.


  31. - Bonsaso - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 11:40 am:

    I am sooo tired of Chinese food…and what’s Ricky Gervais doing here? He is stealing my thunder.


  32. - Cincinnatus - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 11:53 am:

    “Who’s that guy clapping, Gov. Quinn?”


  33. - Fed Up - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 12:20 pm:

    Everybody says I’m a bumbler, but come on…see, I learned how to clap.


  34. - Crabby645 - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 1:47 pm:

    ok lets have a clean fight marquis of queensbury rules


  35. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 1:58 pm:

    Speaking of marquis of queensbury rules, someone’s getting pretty beat up on facebook about a Rosh Hoshanah greeting. Santa, Norad, and even the Easter Bunny are involved. Oh my.


  36. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 3:00 pm:

    OK, that’s done. Time for more beer pong!


  37. - jt - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 3:10 pm:

    oops, I forgot my red tie.


  38. - Chicago Cynic - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 4:35 pm:

    All I know is that Matt Summy, the guy on the left, looks awfully tired. I guess a week with Pat Quinn will do that to you.


  39. - Das Man - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 5:59 pm:

    “Phishion Accomplished”


  40. - Friend - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 9:43 pm:

    I thought that was Matt!


  41. - WazUp - Wednesday, Sep 28, 11 @ 10:49 pm:

    “Hey somebody shake my hand! Never mind I’ll shake Good Pat’s hand”


  42. - CPS Mom - Thursday, Sep 29, 11 @ 6:37 am:

    If you’re miserable and you know it, clap your hands.


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