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July 30, 2014

A Monumental Capitol Quip

A Monumental Capitol Quip

The Washington Monument has reopened! Gone are the structural problems caused by the 2011 earthquake. Back are, well, elevator problems. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption for this week’s contest by leaving it in the comments section. Editors will pick five finalists on Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

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  • Ed Beck

    Where did they find money for the space program?

  • Ed Beck

    Hopefully! they hired skilled union workers for these repairs.

  • Ed Beck

    Did anyone get a golden ticket for this ride?

  • L. Camino

    Whoa! This beats Disney World by a mile!

  • L. Camino

    Look Grandpa Joe, there’s our house!

  • L. Camino

    What did you think of the chocolate factory, Charlie?

  • EJRotert

    It’s like a government-subsidized Willy Wonka factory!

  • KMH

    I knew we shouldn’t have labeled the elevator “Senators only”!

  • N. Scott

    “Come Charlie and
    live with me in peace and safety, away from all the Washington Wangdoodles, and
    Hornswogglers, and Snozzwangers, and rotten, Vermicious Knids.”

  • N. Scott

    “Hey, I can see our house from here…and look over there,
    there’s Russia.”

  • EJRotert

    What a way to travel! And it’s cheaper than a D.C. cab.

  • No5thDown

    Since we can’t hitch rides to the ISS with the Russians…

  • Booberry

    In DC failure is not an option, it’s required.

  • Booberry

    I can see Watergate…and Benghazi.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Georgetown finally decided to come up with some public transportation.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Surprise!!! Happy Birthday, Uncle Harry!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    I know the Park Service budget’s been cut, but was adding a space ride REALLY the only way to raise money?

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    It can also be used as an ICBM launch pad.

  • PB

    DC just decriminalized pot so there’s no limit to how hi we’ll get!

  • vman

    I knew we shouldn’t have put Congress in charge of the repairs!

  • Lars K.

    But I don’t want this factory of Everlasting Bill Stoppers, Crude Oil Rivers, and Revenue Lifting Fees.

  • Nick

    Is this why they think government spending has gone “to infinity…and beyond!?”

  • LZ126

    Wow – I think I can see Russia from my front perch!

  • LZ126

    This was originally designed as an escape pod for the Speaker of the House.

  • LZ126

    That’s what happens when Congress dips into the NASA budget for restoration work!

  • LZ126

    So THIS is what WTOP’s glass-enclosed news center looks like!

  • Michael Lee Rautins

    “Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure procrastination. Take a look and you’ll see into your misrepresentation.”

  • EJRotert

    Wheeeeeee! I can’t wait to ride the other memorials!

  • EJRotert

    Uh-oh! Hold tight. Interceptor jets on the horizon.

  • EJRotert

    It doesn’t come with Oompa-Loompas, but it’s got Oomph!

  • Scott Shaw

    Washington’s Monument just exploded with delight!

  • pericles9

    Look out for the Cruz missile!

  • pericles9

    An orbiting time capsule for Liberals. Re-entry: Indeterminate.

  • pericles9

    Powered by hot air in Congress.

  • pericles9

    “To the Moon, Alice!”

  • pericles9

    Will this orbit exceed 14 days? I have an appointment at the VA.

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