Earlier this week, we asked readers to submit possible captions for this photo:

Let’s have a look at what our readers came up with, and then vote on the finalists….

Here are the finalists (some captions that received the most “likes” from readers in Disqus, mixed with some captions that received the most “likes” from yours truly — one of which was lightly edited for length):

A. Given the high cost of Gotham commercial real estate, Batman opened a satellite office in Wheeling, WV.

B. Alfred: Why do we fall, sir?

Bruce: So we can learn to pick ourselves up. And sue for personal injury.

C. Disclaimer: the premises does not contain any bats and is not a cave.

D. “Yeah, I don’t know, it was the kid from Cooley’s only salary requirement, so we went along with it.”

–Hiring Partner

E. “Holy 20-pound weight gain from eating dinners delivered by Seamless Web every night for four months while reviewing millions of documents in a case that neither side has any intention to actually litigate, Batman!”

F. Another meeting tomorrow — same bat-time, same bat-shit crazy partner.

G. The perfect doc review trap for 1st year associates: Curious to go in, blind when they come out.

H. A dark blight rises.

I. Bruce Wayne: Where am I?

Bane: Biglaw, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There’s a reason why this prison is the worst hell on earth… Hope. Every associate who has ventured here over the years has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom or a government job. So easy… So simple… And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So, as I assign cases, I will feed these attorneys hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive so that you can watch them clamoring over each other to get out of debt. You can watch me torture an entire law firm and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill the firm’s destiny… We will destroy these law grads and then, when it is done and this associate class is ashes, then you have my permission to die.

Please vote for your favorite caption in our poll, which will be open through SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, at 11:59 PM (Eastern time). Thanks!

What is the best caption for this photo?

  • I (32%, 198 Votes)
  • F (14%, 86 Votes)
  • D (14%, 85 Votes)
  • A (14%, 84 Votes)
  • C (13%, 81 Votes)
  • E (5%, 30 Votes)
  • G (4%, 24 Votes)
  • B (4%, 23 Votes)
  • H (0%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 622

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Earlier: Caption Contest: Batman & Robin LLP


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