[Mayor Michael Bloomberg prepares to start the countdown to midnight during the New Years eve celebration at Times Square; image via AP]

Also, you may be wondering what exactly this Open Caption series is all about. We are taking a strong cue from the women at Jezebel, who regale us daily with celebrity images in their Snap Judgments. We'll be covering a more Gawker-oriented array of people and events, and asking for your help with the captions! I'll get the ball rolling, and then you can add your own in the comments. When I see one I really like, I'll swap it out with mine and give you (or, your commenter name) credit. Sound good? Good!