The LDV Saturday caption competition: “Mark Pack points at pothole” edition

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader …

Here’s Mark Pack, my Co-Editor at Lib Dem Voice, posing as a very un-glum councillor while out campaigning recently. What do you think he might have been saying or thinking?

The winner of our most recent caption competition, the “Ed Davey in fete worse than death” edition – according to The Voice’s judging panel of one – was this one by Nigel Bennett, with an honorary mention to this one by Steven Acres.

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  • “Hey, it looks like a sperm!”

  • Call that a pothole?

    Only Stephen Tall would be photographed pointing at something as shallow as that!

  • *headdesk headdesk headdesk*

    I suppose you’re going to deny that this post and it’s predictable first comment might possibly be construed as unfriendly to women too? Sorry if this comment is hurtful, but honestly, what do you expect?

  • “Oops, I think I just stepped on the green shoots of recovery.”

  • ‘Kids don’t need a new school building, they could hold their classes in this!’

  • ‘If we get this fixed, the voters will forgive us surrendering to the Thatcherites about to rip apart the NHS’

  • “Thank heavens there’s one left… no potholes would mean no Focus leaflets, no campaign!”

  • Martin Land 17th Jul '10 - 4:04pm

    “Now we’re no longer sitting on the fence, I’ve started digging myself a hole.”

  • ‘I’ve found the perfect venue for our successful candidates standing in next years elections. There’ll be plenty of room..”

  • (oops, should have read “..year’s elections to have a post-election party. ..”)

  • gramsci's eyes 17th Jul '10 - 5:20pm

    Activist mishears advice that the next Poll is very important”

    “Opposition was so much better when we stared at our navel” says councillor following horrific road accident.”

    Coalition road to nowhere shows early signs of cracks.

    “If Nick says play on the motorway then thats what we shall all do ”

    “and that’s H covered. Next week on Sesame Street we visit Britain for a special programme on their most important letter. I, meaning I. It was a very important letter in the 1980’s and Early 90’s”.

    Crime soars as Lib dem activist has first share in new privatisied road network stolen.

    “Welfare claimants found to be more cost effective than roadsigns”

    “We are at a crossroads fellow members. Think hard about what road we take. It is a long drive back”.

  • Mark Pack discovers the spot where Zac Goldsmith has buried the rest of his election expenses

  • Anthony Aloysius St 17th Jul '10 - 6:29pm

    “They can’t touch me! I know where the bodies are buried …”

  • Barry George 17th Jul '10 - 7:11pm

    And this is where we have buried our manifesto…

  • Cheltenham Robin 17th Jul '10 - 8:28pm

    Ha ha, my local residents expect me to get this pothole fixed. They’ve got no chance now that the coalition government has cut council funding.

  • Mark Park: “Lembit says it was caused by a small meteor hitting the earth.”

  • Mark’s tenure in the Campaigns Department did not survive his “Save our local pothole” proposal

  • “… and this is the pothole of credibility that will lead to a car crash of poll results”

  • MP: “This is where I put all the censored LDV comments.”

  • In a drive to decrease Highways repair costs and reduce the deficit, Mark Pack highlights the start of the new flagship Road Unsurfacing project….

  • David Allen 18th Jul '10 - 7:35pm

    Goodbye pavement politics, hello brave new world!

  • Its ‘glum councillors’, not ‘glee councillors’

  • ‘Lib Dem activist relaxes on holiday’

  • ‘Photo proves local Councillor is crack addict!’

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