Earlier this week, we asked readers to submit possible captions for this photo:
On Wednesday, you voted on the finalists, and now it’s time to announce the winner of our caption contest….
As is customary with our caption contests, we will now reveal the backstory behind the picture. According to a representative from Bloomberg, Russell Brand is seen here watching a Bloomberg Law podcast from March 15, 2012. In that podcast, Neil Barofsky, the former Special U.S. Treasury Department Inspector General for TARP, commented on the $25B settlement between mortgage lenders and state attorneys general.
Who knew Russell Brand was into this stuff?
And without further ado, here’s the winning caption (tough break, but only one vote separated the winner from our second-place finisher):
Signs your life has taken an untoward turn: (1) you are watching Bloomberg Law, (2) you are hanging out with Russell Brand, (3) you no longer wear matching socks.
Thanks to everyone for suggesting comments and for voting. If you wrote the winning caption, feel free to email us, subject line “Caption Contest Winner,” to claim your prize (an ATL t-shirt).