This week's caption competition
Caption competition 7
Mar 7th 2011, 18:13 by The Economist online
CAN you write an Economist picture caption? The excellent standard of entries in our previous competitions suggests that many of you can: last time your suggestions again provided us with both a caption and a headline. Here's a new chance for you to see your idea in print.
The photograph above will accompany an article in the United States section in this week's issue. Disability benefits are crucial for many. Yet in America, the number of people claiming disability benefit for quite subjective ailments has skyrocketed. "Bad backs" are now a particularly common complaint.
As before, it's up to you to provide the caption: please leave your suggestions in the comments thread below. The captions should be as short and snappy as possible, and definitely no more than about 30 characters long. The most appropriate contribution will appear beneath the picture in this week's print edition, which is published on Friday morning. Entries close at midnight London time on Wednesday evening, so you've got a little more than 48 hours. The only reward is that the winner can then truthfully claim to have written (at least a few words) for The Economist. Over to you.
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The Rush Limbuagh dance to get pain meds.
(Spelling error before, should be Limbaugh)
"Is this how I do it in the doctor's office Rush?"
In too much pain to grab his wallet
A fatter wallet will align my spine
Hookie Player Going Pro?
Social Safety Net Becomes a Hammock
'Enough to get your back up'
Thoracic pain radiating to my fiscus peronalis!
America's [I]back[/I] on Disability.
You break my back, I'll break your wallet
Bad backs or bad bucks?
I'll scratch your back, you sign off on mine for disability.
America's back-breaking unemployment.
We all feel your pain
Squeezing out the dollars
Guess who's back?
Pains, Claims, and Motorized Wheels
Big back attack
You should see his insurer
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