Stephen Vick is a renowned, world-traveling green coffee buyer with experience at some of the best coffee companies in the United States, including Blue Bottle Coffee (where he currently works), Intelligentsia Coffee, Stumptown Coffee, and Sustainable Harvest. He’s the first person to receive our prestigious Sprudgie Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence, and we consider him a dear friend of the site. He’s also a must-follow on Instagram, where a few short days ago this picture emerged:

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This puppet’s name is Henry (friends call him Hank). He was created by Mr. Vick at Puppet School, a “puppeteer and puppet training center” with locations in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. But what’s really going on here? What does it all mean?

That’s where you come in! For one weekend only we’re offering up a truly enviable prize package to the very best caption submitted for the above photo. Be randy, be outrageous, but submit something printable in a family publication and do so by midnight PST Monday, March 9th. The winner will be selected by our esteemed editorial panel, and take home a fabulous prize pack of limited edition Sprudge merch, including our popular Sprudge Cat t-shirt, a Sprudge tote, and some extra special one-of-a-kind items designed by the minds behind Sprudge.

Caption this Stephen Vick puppet photo and win big! Send your submissions to and we’ll see you in the funny pages.