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July 8th, 2010

I was looking over some old posts and I ran across this photo. I took it when we happened upon the sculpture of Bob Doris. Three boys happily smiling for the camera and then there’s old Mister Furrowed Brow in the background.  There’s always someone with a furrowed brow in my family, although I willingly confess that it is usually me.

If you can think of a caption for this photo, leave it in the comments. You can enter more than once, but try not to enter so often that you become an prickly irritant in the eyeball of the internet.  I would hate to have to furrow my brow at you.  I may see if Dear Charles can help judge too as he is far less prone to brow furrowing than I.  Hopefully we’ll hear from Dear Charles with the very first installment of ‘Dear Charles’ by the end of the day.  He has his letters ready to go, but his room is not quite ready.  We are waiting for the paint to dry.


The PRIZE!!!

The winner of this caption contest will receive a Jane Austen coffee mug!

I found these mugs because an alert reader alerted me to them.

Thanks Kathleen!

I am afraid that once I arrived at the Etsy site that creates these mugs,  I sort of lost my head and purchased several other items as well.

What is one to do when one stumbles upon mugs, clothing and note cards bearing hand written Jane Austen quotes!?!

Much too hard to resist!

So if you have a caption – leave it in the comments and win a Jane Austen mug.

I’ll pick a winner and if I can get a hold of Dear Charles, I’ll try to coerce him into picking a winner too.

Contest ends Sunday night.

Packing for a canoe trip down the Current River,



  • “It’s dead, Jim”

    That’s all I got. Love the new blog!


  • some kid:

    The security guard looked on warily as the three boys approached Ken Ham’s greatest treasure; the final proof of that watery deluge of old… A rusted dinosaur.


  • jalf:

    Oh hey, this looks nice! :)

  • Julie:

    Please tell me I’m adopted.

  • M.R.:

    A canoe trip! Have fun.

  • Anna:

    “Of course dinosaurs and humans lived side by side, now where’s our saddle?”

    Hey, well it’s early in the morning and I’m not done my iced coffee.

  • Kay:

    Mm. I thought dinosaurs were supposed to be bigger than that…

  • Becky:

    I just wanted to tell you that I love your new design.

  • Linda:

    Dinosaurs return to beat the crap out of legos.

  • Kathy:

    “Who peed in his fruity pebbles?”

  • Homa:

    Evolution – 3
    Creation – 1

  • Lydia:

    What strange creatures brothers are!”
    — Jane Austen

  • Christina M.:

    I’m trying to think of something witty, but I just keep drooling over those mugs! Here goes:

    Furrowed brow: “That’s not a real brontosaurus; there’s no saddle.”

    That’s all I have; maybe you’ll throw a pity mug at me?? ;)

    Love the new design!

  • Melissa:

    “Great-NOW how are we going to put the bunk beds together?”

  • jamoody:

    No title for the picture…I’m not near creative enough…just wanted to let you know that I love the new digs! Looks nice!

  • MissTeach:

    Humans: “Hey, look at all these nuts.”
    Dinosaur: “Hey, look at all these nuts.”

  • Denise:

    That’s nuts!

  • Now we know what to do with all those extra parts!

  • Sweet FSM, your site! It looks amazing. It definitely fits your new outlook and your sassy style. So exciting.
    And oh yeah! Gimme one of them Jane Austen mugs. I like to use “In vain I have struggled” as often as possible, personally.

  • Lee (sometimes known as Another Lee):

    “Rechelle’s family weighs in on the extinction of her beliefs.”

    Your new site (I wrote “sight” first, and that is also true!) is most awesome. Sorry that wasn’t very elegantly stated. Your site is cool enough to inspire twinges of envy even.

  • I love the new layout!
    And I couldn’t help but notice the dino seems to be looking at the frowny one.

    “As the children posed for the camera, the evil dinosaur could tell one had seen through his disguise.”

  • Also, this mug is fantastic:
    Now I will stop commenting on this post!

  • km:

    “goddamn overachievers!”, he scowled as he kicked his pipecleaner Moses under the table.

  • “….but I wanted a puppy!”

    Rechelle, the new site rocks! I love it!

  • I was going to write a clever yet pithy caption then KM kicked my ass!

  • sh:

    I’d be smiling too, if I wore a loose comfortable shirt. This dang underarmour is killing me.

  • Carolyn:

    “Don’t you know she’s just going to keep taking pictures even if you DO smile for this one???”

  • jane:

    Can we take the puppy home? We promise to take care of it.

  • I sat here and thought and thought, but hey – I’ve got nothin’ !!!

    Your new site is way cool!

  • nancy in ak:

    I do like the new website – but here’s a small constructive criticism – i’m not so sure about the name “rechelle unplugged” because you are not unplugged….I don’t really understand the name – maybe “rechelle unhinged” or “rechelle’s cold comfort farm” – anyhow, just wondering how you came up with unplugged

  • I’m sorry, I had a caption for you, but km? That’s way better than what I came up with.

  • No guys, I swear!
    It winked at me! It winked at me!
    Back up! Back up!

  • Nanc in Ashland:

    First, love the new look!

    Second, no caption ideas except the lad in the background definitely has Mary Bennet Face (as in Mary Bennet disapproves of what the others are doing!)

    You Jane Austen/Pride and Prejudice/Colin Firth fans need to know about the ePostcards and Mollands Post Office at

  • Joel Wheeler:

    “See? The rust on the dinosaur PROVES there was a Global Flood!”

  • Really like the new look!

    Caption 1: “He followed us home. Can we keep him?”

    Caption 2: “If you find a dinosaur in a desert, you don’t assume that it ‘just happened’.”

    Caption 3: “Hey, mom! We found this creepy altar in the woods, so we read a few lines from the old book out loud, and brought the statue home. What could possibly go wrong?” ::cue ominous music::

    That’s all I’ve got, sorry.


  • “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I hate Bob Doris”, said the furrow browed boy sullenly standing behind his naive happy faced brothers.

  • I don’t care! I’m not smiling again. I’m tired of having my picture taken for a stupid dinosaur…

  • BTW – enjoy the Current – it is one of our favorite and most beautiful rivers. We live between the Rock and the Mississippi, each a bit bigger and a bit muddier.

  • Martha in Kansas:

    “One of the boys became dubious when mom’s explanation of paleontology included lug nuts and rust.”

    Love the new site! And the new title!

  • “Jim knew nothing good would come of the Duggar kids submitting a project for the town’s new creationism museum.”

    PS- LOVE the new look and the new name!

  • Martha in Kansas:

    “It was obviously NOT home-schooling.”

  • Martha in Kansas:

    “When they opened the box, they were delighted to find it wasn’t the expected Kitchen Aid mixer!”

    • AngAK:


  • Sarah K:

    I love the new look of your blog and the title is so much more appropriate! I’ll have to think about that caption and post later.

  • (Just found out this IS his real family)

  • “Dinosaur!”
    “It’s only a model.”

    (From Monty Python and the Holy Grail, of course :-D)

  • I am in love with Charles!

  • LucyJoy:

    Proof! The earth *is* older than 6000 years! We have a dinosaur to prove it!

  • I racked my brain for all of 30 seconds and realized that exhaustion is taking over, so no caption will come from me tonight. I am, however, very glad I stayed up to check out your blog. I like the new design. And the mugs are awesome!

  • Hallie:

    “Hey Mom, the head’s on backwards!”

    Unplugged indeed—love the new site!

  • Spinny:

    The furrowed-brow revealed a reluctance to acknowledge Ken Ham’s alleged “Metalasaurous” as a valid paleontological find.

    • Mackenzie:

      Haha, love it XD

  • Geo:

    I was promised cake.

  • “On which day were fossils created, Mom?”

  • farmgirl:


  • Cassie C.:

    See guys, this is how Noah fit ‘em on the ark!

  • Mr. Furrowed Brow 20 years from now….in the voice of Richard Dreyfuss who narrated the movie Stand By Me…

    “I always knew my brother’s were idiot’s… and this picture from my childhood proves it.”

    :) I like the new look… change is good!

  • Monica Ross:

    “Well, I could have built it, why don’t you believe me?”

    Love the new site design!!! Enjoy reading your work!!

  • “That is definitely not a pony.”

    That’s all I got. Love the new design.

    Wait, one more.

    “you guys make judging you so easy.”

  • Jennifer:

    He watched from afar, recalling that horrible time when the lawn sculptures turned on him. And he waited…

  • km:

    ……realizing that her boys had grown up the sunflower retreated. Perhaps a new family would admire her beauty.

    • Joel Wheeler:

      oh i vote 4 that one. hands down.

  • There were mixed reactions at the prospect of having dinosaur for dinner *again*.

  • Tammy S:

    Love the new design – and always love the site and your sense of “je ne sais quoi”!

    How about, “Mom said there was ice cream over here…”

  • carrie:

    “Seriously, guys? Metal dinosaur sculptures are so last year.”

  • Those weirdos, don’t they know it ain’t real?

  • sandy:

    “Some people are reediculously easily amused”. ‘Love your new web design Rechelle.

  • The boys ponder evolution versus creationism by observing a dinosaur who couldn’t possibly have existed in a world based on biblical ideation.

  • crap. one more.

    “Mom was right. Science camp has way better crafts than vacation bible school.”

  • This IS my smiling face!

  • Heather in MT:

    “Damn it! Why didn’t they tell me which type of nuts we were supposed to use? I’m never going to be the same.”

  • Kay in KCMO:

    “Look at them, standing there mugging for a pile of rust. Little do they know that the net-less basketball hoop behind them is not at regulation height. Fools.”

  • Clay:

    HEY!! Stop staring at my butt!

  • Geo:

    “Hey, I thought you said this dinosaur was house broke.” (Notice the water underneath it.)

  • Mackenzie:

    I don’t have any captions, just wanted to say the new blog design is lovely :3

    Too bad the colors clash so badly with red. Blogs of free-thinkers need to bear the scarlet letter of atheism, haha.

  • Sarah in NM:

    “Check out our creation!”
    “Dumbasses…that’s clearly an intelligent design.”

  • MissTeach:

    Love your new design but, sorry, this is bothering me. I think it should read with all adjectives….”are sarcastic, skeptical, weird, and smart.”…..rather than “skeptics”.
    Or read “are sarcastic, weird, smart skeptics.”

  • Oh darn, I forgot to do the limbo under the timeline on this one. Besides, my mind is mush in this heat and I can’t think of a caption, so just toss me into the found filing cabinet!

    = Suzanne

  • Imagine my surprise to find your new design- it’s groovy and hip (is that the same thing?) Anyways- love it and the mugs too!

  • First let me say my feed reader didn’t update so I am late to the party but I’m going to participate anyway.

    My Captiona by Gladys:

    Zoltar wondered what the strange earthlings were staring at. Had they not ever seen the skeleton of a bigkip before?

  • That should read, ‘THE boys have come up with the best use for Spam yet.’ Hadn’t had my coffee yet!