Caption Contest: Red Phone
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Are we in a museum? Caption this image! What would a red telephone be doing there? Send in your funniest captions via the comments section and you stand a chance at winning a lovely MakeUseOf t-shirt of your choice! There are so many to choose from! Competition will be fierce so give it all you’ve got. The winning caption will be chosen the following day.

The winning caption belongs to Richard, and here it is: Ugh! I think the thing is broken!! Every time I unplug the charging cable from the wall it just dies!

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  1. dyank
    September 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    "Hey, I ain't talking to the Dark Knight."

  2. Marcio RC
    September 8, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    "I heard a long time ago people used to communicate by calling each other. Imagine!?"

  3. Akshat Kumar
    September 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    No, this clearly can not be a phone! All it can do.. is call!

  4. Rob H
    September 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    The advantages: The battery never dies on you. You never get "no signal". You'll never lose it down the back of the sofa. No risk of a mugger stealing it. It doesn't secretly track your every movement. If it rings when you're at the theatre, it won't disturb the rest of the audience and make you look an idiot. Your boss can't call you when you're away on holiday. You'll not get junk text messages. No risk of installing a dodgy app. Guaranteed zero software bugs. It doesn't cost hundreds of dollars. It won't go out of fashion a year after you bought it. But, saving the best for last, ... it doesn't have an Apple logo.

    What's not to like?

  5. Xoandre
    September 7, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    "... and now here's a device that people used to communicate that did not allow for texting, and required wires to operate... What kind of savage world did our ancestors live in in the 1980's?"

  6. Paul Winn
    September 7, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Ahhh! A shiny red phone with no bloatware!

    Samsung "TouchWiz" 1.0

  7. Paul Winn
    September 7, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    The original "Swype" keyboard!

  8. Sagar Patel
    September 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    "...and how did you say we're supposed to unlock this?"

  9. Guy in Victoria
    September 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Is it available in other colors ?

  10. BIll L
    September 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    "...I think it's broken... It's guts are hanging out on one side."

  11. Richard
    September 7, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    ... and if you are ever need him, Mr Mayor, this red phone will connect you directly to Batman.

  12. Richard
    September 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    ... ugh! I think the thing is broken!! Every time I unplug the charging cable from the wall it just dies!

  13. Arie W
    September 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    and this was the thing we used to called our girl, but we wouldn't know who would answered... made your heart raced! it could be her dad!

  14. Tiago R
    September 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    call the white house,they lost something!!!

  15. Dominic C
    September 7, 2013 at 10:12 am

    How does this fit into your pocket?

  16. Dilfaraz Abrejo
    September 7, 2013 at 8:57 am

    who is calling? How I can know! There is No Caller ID...!!!!!

  17. Rafael Kireyev
    September 7, 2013 at 8:08 am

    touch ring instead touch screen

  18. Eric N
    September 7, 2013 at 7:58 am

    And right here we have an ancient communication device used by our ancestors over 6 decades ago. Notice the primitive features.

  19. Hovsep A
    September 7, 2013 at 6:48 am

    This red phone will self destruct in 5sec after the beep.....Hurry up leave the room:)

  20. rkgupta
    September 7, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Be Aware
    look who's calling me

  21. Pratyush R
    September 7, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Anonymity! Should we attend or should we not? Though a surprise, I'd hate it if it gets fateful for us. :|

  22. jackew
    September 7, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Personally, I think it's Mr. Bulmer's new Windows phone!

  23. Greg
    September 7, 2013 at 1:48 am

    its got 1 ring tone, no touch screen, a mechanical dial and 2 cables and one is fixed to the wall, and you think its a phone, yeah right, what is it really!!

  24. Mary Watson
    September 7, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Everyone wants a red one!

  25. Umit Y
    September 7, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Not having a chance to know who's calling or not calling before answering brought mystery to my life.

  26. Von
    September 7, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Answer me Siri, SIRIIIII! SIRIII!

  27. Von
    September 7, 2013 at 12:39 am

    But how do we SLIDE to Open this?

  28. Shawn
    September 6, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    The tried and tried to launch the missiles, but they kept messing up on the #9

  29. Shawn
    September 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    No One really knows how World War III Started...

  30. chris
    September 6, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I have heard of 4G and 3G, but what does this use?

  31. Daniel G
    September 6, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    It must be one of the Lady Gaga’s hats.

  32. gerry
    September 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    How do I access twitter and facebook?

  33. Daniel Gosk
    September 6, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    It must be one of the Lady Gaga’s hats.

  34. Daniel Gosk
    September 6, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    It must be one of the Lady Gaga’s hats.

  35. V
    September 6, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Touch it and see if you get a dial tone.

  36. knewspeg
    September 6, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Like trees, you can tell the age by its rings

  37. Krasen I
    September 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Now after a second look, I think red is just too fancy for my style.

  38. Simba C
    September 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    wondering if we should answer it could be the devil calling !!!

  39. Thalia Remy
    September 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    where's the logo?

  40. Deborah Stinson
    September 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Don't touch it! Only the President can use the red phone!

  41. Josiah
    September 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    "As you can see, we've simplified it down to one small phone."

  42. Josiah
    September 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    See, it's touch screen!

  43. Robert Sears
    September 6, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    yup yup yup yup yup yup ooooooh brrrrrriiiiiinnnnnngggg brrrrrriiinnnngggg

    • Dave M
      September 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      "And this part is the thing our ancestors put up to their heads to listen and talk."

  44. David H
    September 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    My grandfather told me about these.........

  45. Fritz
    September 6, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    "Yes, it's cheap, but you're out of luck if there's a nine or zero in their phone number."

  46. Faizal Hakimi
    September 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    is this the new iphone?

  47. framai
    September 6, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    what is the lock code ?

  48. Kori S
    September 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    "You know why we stopped using these...Something about sticking your finger in a small hole that's kinda dirty."