This month's caption contest couldn't possibly be any more relevant to what is going on in the news. Although so many of the ideas you submitted were hilarious, one stood out as perfectly relevant. Commenter Bnowok delivered the winner, which you can see below.
No, Bob. That is NOT how you stay anonymous online...
I found it rather amusing that several people suggested "thinking outside the box" -- there's a fair bit of irony there I'm sure. Also, some entries were really great and deserve honorable mention:
David Ashton: "Step 35: Remove the box from the head, press the red button on your remote control, and your new Engineer-in-a-Box is ready for work!"
CCarpenter0: "BE the black box!"
Don Swab: "He's such a heavy thinker that we had to install a heat sink on his brain."
NoNickName_#2: "The boss told me to comb my hair, dress professionally, and stay out of sight while the directors are touring the facility."
Bnowok can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to collect his prize: a colored version of the comic featuring the NSA opt-out device, made by illustrator Daniel Guidera.
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