AI: Caption This Classic Holiday Image

Here is a tasty bonus treat for you all.

The following image is from a billboard from St. Matthew-In-The-City, a church in Auckland, New Zealand. Apparently this church has a reputation for putting up feisty billboards.

From their press release:

This billboard portrays Mary, Jesus’ mother, looking at a home pregnancy test kit revealing that she is pregnant.  Regardless of any premonition, that discovery would have been shocking.  Mary was unmarried, young, and poor.  This pregnancy would shape her future.  She was certainly not the first woman in this situation or the last.

As in the past it is our intention to avoid the sentimental, trite and expected to spark thought and conversation in the community.  This year we hope to do so with an image and no words. We invite you to wonder what your caption might be.

Let me just emphasize their request: We invite you to wonder what your caption might be.

As for my request: I invite you to wonder what your caption might be and, further, I invite you to leave that caption in the comment section below

Image Credit: Design by Whybin /TBWA , Illustrated by Elena Panaita

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  1. December 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    The real horror is the fact that Gabriel was left jobless after Heaven’s downsizing.

  2. December 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    “Oh my gosh! A Lelo vibrator for Christmas!”

  3. December 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    “I thought it was one line for ‘yes’ and two lines for ‘no.’ What does a cross mean?”

  4. December 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    What does a cross mean…. haha! Awesome.

  5. December 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    hmmmm Deus or Zeus… which one? think!

  6. December 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Dammit, he SWORE we couldn’t get pregnant if he wasn’t corporeal! Lying fucker.

  7. December 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Oh shit, I’m supposed to be a virgin. Quick, Mary think… I’ll say I was raped! Yeah! No, I’ll be stoned to death if I say that. Hmm, maybe if I say I was raped by a god. I wonder if anyone be stupid enough to believe that…

  8. December 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Doh! “I wonder if anyone *would* be stupid enough…”
    Proofreading is important.

  9. December 14, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    MarlowePI beat me to the punch. =)

    “Jesus Fucking Christ! …Now’s there’s an idea for a name.”

    “I wonder if Joseph will buy the “holy spirit” line…”

  10. December 15, 2011 at 6:39 am

    “If its a boy I’ll either name him Jesus or Bob”

  11. December 15, 2011 at 10:45 am

    “Dear God, what have I done?”

    “Are you there God? It’s me, Mary.”

  12. December 16, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Crap, crap, crap… how do I explain away this one…

  13. December 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    “I KNEW I shouldn’t have drunk so much at that deity frat party.”

    Also, “what does a cross mean” FTW.

  14. December 18, 2011 at 3:58 am

    “Omnipotent” he said. Why didn’t I believe him?!

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