Caption This! July 11-17

What in the Bitter Lawyer is going on in this picture?

Put your lawyerly wit to the test and post a comment with a hilarious caption about this fired-up guy.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced next Saturday, July 18th.

Editors’ Pick (July 4-July 10):

Incredible Hulk: “And just initial where it says ‘I cannot tell a lie.’”

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  1. BL1Y

    July 11, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Desperate to avoid layoffs, associates attempt to claim every minority status imaginable.

  2. Barney

    July 11, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    holy mackeral we are all going down!

  3. nonseq

    July 11, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    “Are you not entertained, partners? Are you not entertained by laid off associates, partners? Is this not why you are here”

  4. Al

    July 11, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    That Joe guy is such a hot head.

  5. Toka

    July 12, 2009 at 7:48 am

    The partners immediately regretted their error in trying to stomp out the fire on the sh*thead intern.

  6. Anonymous

    July 12, 2009 at 8:48 am


  7. GaDawg

    July 13, 2009 at 6:29 am

    You gotta admit, he got us back for calling him a big sack of crap

  8. TBone

    July 13, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Is it hot in here or what?

  9. Bitter 3L

    July 13, 2009 at 10:54 am

    After asserting that no one loves Sotomayor more than himself, including her mother, Chuck Schumer didn’t know who set his head on fire…

  10. Paygut Light

    July 15, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Mr. Haas claimed he was always putting out his clients’ fires.

  11. Incredible Hulk

    July 15, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Holy crap. When Bob said they fired him, I thought he just meant he lost his job.

  12. Should have been a MD

    July 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Michael’s prank to impress the 19 year old receptionist…went unnoticed. Michael’s so funny.

  13. Uncle Cletus

    July 15, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Chad stole the show during the firm’s Michael Jackson tribute when he reenacted the Pepsi commercial.

  14. Ponce De Leon

    July 15, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Things at the Summer Associate talent show got a little out of hand when Top Gunner reenacted a Great White concert.
    Once bitten twice shy.

  15. Lou Ferigno

    July 15, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Michael doesn’t realize he could just break the glass and pull the fire alarm.

  16. Firm Cheerleader

    July 15, 2009 at 11:43 am

    In response to the firm’s “212 Degrees” campaign (the temperature at which water boils), Ted independently launched the “451 Degrees” campaign (the temperature at which paper burns).  He’s up for partner this year.

  17. Sanjaya

    July 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    When the cute receptionist said she liked hot things, Frank didn’t realize she meant spicy.

  18. soso

    July 15, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Docket clerk Bob had a dilemma: Put out the fire or let the receptionst finish.

  19. kammy

    July 17, 2009 at 5:07 am

    After being advised that you can only asphixiate yourself with a plastic bag, Hugh had to resort to Plan B.

  20. Toby B.

    July 17, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Unfortunately this is not what Rich was referring to when he called Mick flaming so we really should think about settling the discrimination suit.

  21. bdr

    July 17, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Greg’s obsession with Axe Extra Crunch Hair Gel turned a harmless prank into a fourth degree felony.

  22. BedHead

    July 17, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Summer Associate Hugh’s head exploded when he realized he had been faxing the office all day long instead of the client.

  23. flowrgrl

    July 17, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    If Toby had only remembered to fill the car with gasoline, and not the paper bag, this might not have happened.

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