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July 29, 2014

Under the 6,100-Pound Doughnut | Capitol Quip

Under the 6,100 Pound Doughnut | Capitol Quip

The Capitol is about to undergo extensive renovation to restore the iconic Dome and Rotunda, and workers have installed a massive 6,100-pound doughnut to make sure debris doesn’t get all over the place, hitting members, tourists and staffers. 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

    I bet Dollars To Donuts that the FLOTUS wanted a big apple to catch construction debris!

  • EJRotert

    A donut? Must be a Canadian contractor.

  • EJRotert

    We’re gonna need a lot of coffee. But not for the donut — to get through the next filibuster by Cruz.

  • L. Camino

    Did Michelangelo need a doughnut when he painted the Sistine Chapel?

  • L. Camino

    How am I supposed to let the press corp accidentally overhear sensitive information? This doughnut has ruined my acoustical advantage.

  • LZ126

    And up there is the Apothecary of George Washington.

  • LZ126

    We were hoping the public wouldn’t notice the conversion into a mothership.

  • PB

    Hey look honey, it’s the official bill counter! I guess that’s why they call it a do-nothing-Congress!

  • Michael Lee Rautins

    Looks like the foundation is already being laid for Christie’s Presidential tenure.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Let’s hope it doesn’t fall!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    don’t tell anyone, but it’s already weeks behind schedule. They’ll NEVER finish the actual work!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    I’ll bet Washington feels even more isolated now.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    The donut…no relation to the Golden Parchute departing members receive.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    If that donut were a strawberry-filled Krispy Kreme, Congress could turn the whole thing into a giant fund-raiser.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Yes, that’s Washington rolling his eyes up there.

  • Loren Qualls

    “This is here to catch the unresolved committee talks…hope it can handle the weight.”

  • No5thDown

    Believe it or not, that isn’t the biggest sphincter in Washington D.C.!

  • Lars K.

    Can we get one of these for our falling approval ratings?

  • Lars K.

    It mimics our political philosophies…anything in the center just falls through.

  • Ed Beck

    The donut industry has spoken!

  • S. Crim

    And I propose we phase out this doughnut hole too!

  • Booberry

    Caution: May contain nuts.

  • Booberry

    Oh yeast of little faith.

  • Booberry

    That explains our glazed over looks.

  • John Kenner

    Certainly, the rate at which the formerly wealthy nations of the West have nearly come to a standstill due to their collectivist tendencies is one of the prominent features of recent history.

  • LZ126

    And just like Congress, there is no center!

  • LZ126

    The hot air from this chamber will keep that donut aloft.

  • jlee

    Hopefully it’s not too big to fail.

  • jlee

    E.T. phone home.

  • Mike Z

    In our efforts to close the deficit, we’re selling sponsorships. This one will say Dunkin’ Donuts when finished. Next up are jumpsuits with sponsor patches for members.

  • LZ126

    It was cheaper than a giant tube of Preparation H.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Where’s the coffee?

  • Bzrdhd

    I saw this in “Earth vs. Flying Saucers!” We’d better run!

  • Booberry

    Sprinkle it with chocolate and a miracle or two.

  • Daniel

    It originally covered the whole ceiling, but interns cut away the center part to use as toilet paper.

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