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Caption competition

Myles Allen recently met rapper Will.I.Am in Oxford, the latter's arrival in a large helicopter being much noted by the press. Readers are cordially invited to suggest a caption for the photo below.

The prize for the best entry will be a coffee mug adorned with the Josh cartoon of your choice.

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Reader Comments (251)

Should we go to red alert? It means changing the bulb.

May 27, 2012 at 9:02 AM | Unregistered CommenterRhoda

"Nice jacket!"

"Why, thank you Will.I.Am. Here is my tailor's email."

May 27, 2012 at 9:08 AM | Registered CommenterMartin A

"...and here are the spectacular results from our Psychology Department's studies of Product Placement..."

May 27, 2012 at 9:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterJustin Ert

"We thought something like.... Hidin' da decline.....Dat ain't no crime......... but of course, you're the expert............."

May 27, 2012 at 9:17 AM | Registered CommenterFoxgoose

...and Will, as you can see, that is an example of hypocricy.

May 27, 2012 at 9:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterLes Johnson

I see that Holly's lost a lot of weight, but Cat is looking remarkably well.

May 27, 2012 at 9:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterPaul

And just look at this website! Sartorial Tips for Climate Change Professors

May 27, 2012 at 9:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterChris M

"Oxford?? What da fu-- they said I gonna meet da CRU!"

May 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterPeter S

My go at it:

"Oh dear Milesy, that graph looks very crooked"

May 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM | Unregistered CommenterAnders Ottosson

"and if we do this....... We can make Michael Manns arms wave about in such a funny way!...."

May 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterSerge

"Does my bum look big in this?"

For U.S. readers, replace 'bum' with 'ass'.

May 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterSunGCR

" Hmmm I tell the guy that his shoes are covered in bulls*it"

May 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterCT

"Here is my new design for a green helicopter, solar panels in the roof optional."
"Sick bro! But is the extention cord long enough?"

May 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM | Unregistered CommenterWijnand

"Amazing! Look, I also ordered a fancy top with Moloch emblazoned on the arm for the next Bohemian Grove 'Cremation of Care' shindig"

May 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM | Unregistered CommenterSunGCR

Look Will its my new presentation - "There is no evidence that Climategate ever happen"

May 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterConfusedPhoton

" Dude, ur Gig will raise global temp by ,002 degree in 2087 according to this Principia, 1687 "

May 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterLouis

Communicating climate change? Most def.

May 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM | Unregistered CommentersHx

" might not suit the Oxford Lodge's dress code... how about black and red instead?"

May 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterSunGCR

"Look, no matter how much we lie about CAGW, polls show the public still isn't convinced!"

May 27, 2012 at 9:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterSunGCR

Is that a loaded dice in your pocketbook, or are you just pleased to communicate at me?

May 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterFrosty

"Hello Tosh, Gotta Toshiba"

May 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterSunGCR

Wow. Only seven bicycles. How many for an A380.

May 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohnonomous

'You might get away with it if you offset the emissions from the chopper with emission permits. Fortunately, at current prices, your four tonnes will only set you back about £15. You should have plenty left over from your honorarium to do something about those threads!'

May 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterAynsley Kellow

I took this picture flying in. Look at all those CO2 belching cars. We have to do something.


Look, this is what we have planned for the little people.


As you can see from this graph, our data is even mor of a load of shiy than your music.

May 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM | Unregistered Commentermister_choos

'Hey mate, look at this Bishop Hill webshite, don't believe a word of what you read mate and I'll ignore what they say about you in the G, it's all in the greater good innit?'

May 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM | Unregistered Commenterjones

Look Cat, Holly says this broken hockey stick has the power to hide my decline.

May 27, 2012 at 10:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

"And if you click here, you put in any numbers you like.."

May 27, 2012 at 10:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Sorry you think Climateprediction crashed your computer Will, but I can't fix it. I'm just in sales.

May 27, 2012 at 10:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterThe Leopard In The Basement

"See here? If you don't stop flying on choppers, then in one hundred years there ain't gonna be no one left to listen to you rapping no more."

May 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM | Unregistered CommentersHx

"I'm thinking of hiding the decline with rap music - how would I do that?"

May 27, 2012 at 10:34 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlex

It's a climatology program, ask it questions, and it'll run in the background forever!

May 27, 2012 at 10:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterFrosty : " that hockeystick is dope"

May 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM | Unregistered CommenterMactheknife

"I'm a scientist you know - look, here I am on the Oxford website"

May 27, 2012 at 10:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterSJF

music in background from "My Humps"

My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps (Check it out)

She's got me spendin'.
(Oh) Spendin' all your money on me and spendin' time on me
She's got me spendin'.

So, Will, with your permission, we would like to make this the official climate change theme song....

May 27, 2012 at 10:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterLes Johnson

" From this computer model we can predict with certainty that in 2035 genetically modified crops will produce black eyed peas that can eat children"

May 27, 2012 at 10:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterDayday

Your carbon footprint. Lookhere! more a carbon mountain

May 27, 2012 at 10:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

Which one is the 'ANY' key ?

May 27, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterJack Hughes

Hit any key to continue... Which one is the 'ANY" key ?

May 27, 2012 at 11:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterJack Hughes

And this is the sinking ship the CRU is from.

May 27, 2012 at 11:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterFerdinand

Do you know how to work Excel?

May 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterGixxerboy

I like the Mister-Choos, 10.13 am, offerings.

May 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn in cheshire

And the Chinook has two rotors to keep you cool.

May 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlan Reed

See. If I put in rap music, I still get 2degC rise.

May 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

And here's what my left arm was like before the accident.

May 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterScottie

OK Will. Excel is great! Mind you,Phil Jones doesn't know how to use it.

May 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterJimmy Haigh "You is havin me on man"
Myles. " It's true, I read it in a newspaper"

May 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM | Unregistered Commenterpesadia

Nice vid, man. How'd you get that brown line an inch below da hairline?

May 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterBrent Hargreaves

Myles Allen : ... and see, if I move the cursor over Portsmouth, the Climate Model tells me that there will be 37 mm of rain fall between 9:32am and 4:15pm on 7th May 2075 ...

May 27, 2012 at 11:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterBrian

"So, what yo sayin' man... dis 'disappearing ice' ain't gonna affect my diamond collection?"

May 27, 2012 at 11:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterPeter S

Another one

"As you can see Will, we can bend it like Beckham. It's totally screwed"

May 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterAnders Ottosson

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