Day 1: Your 12 days of Holiday Clickbait

They're asking if you'll click.

They’re asking if you’ll click.

NORWALK, Conn. – Happy holidays folks – as promised, here is your holiday clickbait.

No, that’s not it above. The idea is to click, right? You have to click “read more” to participate in this, the first NancyOnNorwalk caption contest.

Now that you’ve clicked, what do you think? Got a caption for the photo below?

Chapman Hyperlocal Media Inc. Lisa Thomson has the first caption suggestion: “Common Council Members responding to an informal discussion about the 2017-18 Budget – ‘Let them eat cake.’”

Someone asked me what clickbait is. Here’s what Oxford Dictionary says:


(on the Internet) content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page.

No idea why “on the Internet” is in parenthesis. And maybe what we’re doing here isn’t technically clickbait. Get over it, it’s a spoof.

In case you don’t know, that is, from left, Mayor Harry Rilling and Common Council members Doug Hempstead, John Kydes and Rich Bonenfant.

Play nice.

OK, bad news: Comments are not going online today until I get a chance to read them. I think you understand.

Have you got a caption for this photo?

Have you got a caption for this photo?


John Levin December 21, 2016 at 7:51 am

“No, no, no! We’ve discussed this already. We’ve debated it. Heck, we even had a public hearing. And we all agreed: Council gets the Scribble Dooodle Pie and Mayor’s Office gets the cheesecake. Do we need a city-wide referendum?”

Dee Raynged December 21, 2016 at 1:07 pm


Harry and Rich couldn’t agree over who would get the first piece, so Doug brokered a compromise in which the first piece would go to the first person to get all the way through the chicken dance.


Rich: “Gosh, that pie looks delicious to me.”

John: “Boy, that cake sure looks good to me.”

Harry: “Picking one over the other might alienate someone. So they BOTH look great to me!”


John: “Welcome everybody to preliminary budget negotiations.”

Rich: “What’s with the pie and the cake?”

Harry: “I want to see if it’s possible to grow the pie, like the Republicans are always advocating. If that doesn’t work, my backup plan is to distract everybody with this here cake!”


Harry: “Welcome everybody to a party in honor of Dave McCarthy’s last Common Council meeting.”

Rich: “Hey, where’s Dave?”

John: “Duh, we didn’t invite him.”

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