August 20th, 2009
05:44 PM ET

Beat 360° 8/20/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

Zack Neil rides his ash tray bike in down town Amsterdam on August 19, 2009 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Zack Neil informs inhabitants and tourists about the negative effects of cigarette butts and chewing gum on the environment. The Central Amsterdam government has recently started with this awareness campaign and in the Dutch city of Rotterdam the 90 euro (128 US Dollars) fine has occasionally been handed out. It takes more than 10 years to break down a cigarette butt and up to 50 years for chewing gum. (Photo: Michel Porro/Getty Images)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.



Jill Billante
New Arizona GOP ad shows President Barack Obama touring the streets of Amsterdam.


Michael Kajdas, Chicago
I’d ask for a light but I don’t want to make an ash of myself.

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soundoff (508 Responses)
  1. Gary W Roseville CA

    After 10 years, 15,989 boxes of cigarettes and beating cancer twice I finally collected enough Marlboro Miles to get the bike.

    August 20, 2009 at 9:41 pm |
  2. T. Fisher CA

    The "butt" of this joke is on you!!!

    August 20, 2009 at 9:40 pm |
  3. Darren W from South San Francisco

    Following the highly successful "Cash for Clunkers" Program.. They are doing it again! This time, they are rolling out a new Campaign Plan for Health Care Reform called:
    "Butts for Smokers!"

    August 20, 2009 at 9:36 pm |
  4. Andre, Lauderhill, FL

    Anti cigarette chewing activist seen her biking through the streets of Amsterdam with three of his coworkers moments before they were chain smoked by non-reformists .

    August 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm |
  5. Julie Bianchi

    I have got to get a new job- oh that's right there are no other jobs.

    August 20, 2009 at 9:23 pm |
  6. Tabacci Rd., NY

    Butt, I never inhaled....and, furthermore, I didn't have chewing gum, I had Skoal mon. Isn't that biodegradeable???

    August 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm |
  7. Lisa, Rogers, AR

    You think you have a big butt... look at mine!

    August 20, 2009 at 9:17 pm |
  8. JP Pritchard

    Marlboro takes peddling cigarettes to a whole new level.

    Cigarette salesman catches on fire and makes an ash of himself then becomes butt of jokes.

    August 20, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
  9. Maria Sayre - Chico, Ca

    President Obama will do anything not to let Michelle catch him smoking.

    August 20, 2009 at 9:15 pm |
  10. Dave Tucson, AZ

    " Cigarettes can kill you and from the way my vision is impaired by this mask, I might too."

    August 20, 2009 at 9:11 pm |
  11. Christine

    Get your ash moving.

    August 20, 2009 at 9:11 pm |
  12. Danielle Cornelius Garden Grove, CA

    3 out of 4 smokers die from smoking, the fourth one is a butthead.

    August 20, 2009 at 9:02 pm |
  13. Glenn

    Glenn, NY USA
    "What! Republicans photo-op? Another waste of taxpayers money!"

    August 20, 2009 at 9:02 pm |
  14. Linda, Upstate, New York

    I'm headin' to one of those smokin' town hall meetings!

    August 20, 2009 at 9:00 pm |
  15. Mike Pistacchio Tacoma, WA

    The term to "field strip a cigarette butt" reminds me of when I was in the Army. Zach should be careful, he may get his cigarette butt field stripped.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:57 pm |
  16. Zee Rios Spotsylvania Va

    Republican's way of telling Obama to "Butt Out of Health Care Reform".

    August 20, 2009 at 8:57 pm |
  17. David Canada

    It takes ten years to get rid of a cigarette but and between 4 and 8 to lose a republican or democrat

    August 20, 2009 at 8:57 pm |
  18. Elizabeth Zortman

    "Can you give me directions to the Clevland Clinic?"

    August 20, 2009 at 8:56 pm |
  19. Curtis

    The ghost of Morton Downey Jr. takes to the streets on bike spreading "zip it" to all those who read to many books about second hand smoke!

    August 20, 2009 at 8:56 pm |
  20. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    When they 360 one at the X Games, that's when they can really call it eXtreme sport.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:56 pm |
  21. Debster in WA

    Who's the butt-head who stole my smokes?

    August 20, 2009 at 8:55 pm |
  22. Glenn

    1) Buttheads...hmmm, Republicans hmmm...find the similarities?
    2) That's his 2nd amendment right...right to bare butts!

    August 20, 2009 at 8:54 pm |
  23. Michael, Los Angeles, CA

    I'm dying for a cigarette!

    August 20, 2009 at 8:53 pm |
  24. ahmed, NJ

    ladies and gentlemen... we have a new super hero ... call him the "cigar butt rider"!! He is here to safe us from precondition discrimination...

    August 20, 2009 at 8:53 pm |
  25. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    In a related story, Puff the Magic Dragon dies at the age of 60.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:53 pm |
  26. Lorelle

    Lorelle, Hong Kong

    Community Service sentencing for throwing a cigarette butt on the footpath in Amsterdam.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:53 pm |
  27. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    When Bill Gates gets even the most bizarro idea, he just says, "Hire a guy," and it becomes reality.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:52 pm |
  28. Lisa M Dunitz

    Not his dream job, but peddling his ash around wasn't so bad.

    Lisa Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

    August 20, 2009 at 8:49 pm |
  29. Jean Fullerton, New Jersey

    Now that I'm all suited up with protective gear, I'll be collecting those butts. Toss them my way. Aim high.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:48 pm |
  30. Sujan Wadud

    My Butt Mobile and I,
    With spirits high,
    Prevent puffers' crime
    With this pantomime.

    – San Jose, CA

    August 20, 2009 at 8:46 pm |
  31. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    If scientists would get busy and find anti-gum and anti-butt particles, they could power the world until the sun goes supernova.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:45 pm |
  32. Karthik, Singapore

    Peter pan's "piper" is here again to lure the smokers away.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:44 pm |
  33. Zee Rios Spotsylvania Va

    Republican's way of telling Obama to reform his own health, and let Americans make their own Health Care decisions.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm |
  34. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Global Gumming? Seriously?

    August 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm |
  35. Kash Nair

    Mr. Marlboro cashes in on the Cash for Clunkers program.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm |
  36. Rebecca, Washington, DC

    It's for my new blog project... "Butts& Bikes."

    August 20, 2009 at 8:42 pm |
  37. Mike Pistacchio

    The term "field strip" comes to mind. Niel needs to be careful, he may get field stripped.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:42 pm |
  38. Leann Schmidt, PA

    ...but I didn't inhale!

    August 20, 2009 at 8:41 pm |
  39. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Bjorn was found dead in an alley with contusions, lacerations, multiple fractures and severe internal bleeding. Amsterdam's Chief Coroner ruled the cause of death, "Kicking the habit."

    August 20, 2009 at 8:41 pm |
  40. Isabel • Brazil

    Obama… is that you?
    Although you’re leaving me aside, I trust your health care reform!

    August 20, 2009 at 8:41 pm |
  41. Lisa Louisville Ky

    Man I need a smoke! (quit 3 days ago)

    August 20, 2009 at 8:40 pm |
  42. DJ Heinlein (San Diego, CA)

    Why am I the butt of everyone's jokes? Stop chewing away at your lame jokes, because they don't make me feel like goody-gum-drops!

    August 20, 2009 at 8:38 pm |
  43. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    If she can get her mouth around it, she's hired.

    Where the heck did that come from?

    August 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm |
  44. Yasmin Lara

    If President Obama won't do nothing for health care, then I guess I have to do something. My first quest is to stop smokers from smoking!

    August 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm |
  45. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    A Streetcar Named Addiction.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:35 pm |
  46. Keegan Terek

    Zack Neil pilots a new recycling service for human ashes.

    Keegan Terek – Johnstown, PA

    August 20, 2009 at 8:35 pm |
  47. Chadwick Blissett (Spanish Town, Jamaica)

    This sure brings new meaning to "talking out of your butt".

    August 20, 2009 at 8:34 pm |
  48. Keegan Terek

    Zack Neil pilots a new recycling service for human ashes.

    August 20, 2009 at 8:33 pm |
  49. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Don’t condoms take centuries to decompose? I”m just saying… where's THAT trike?

    August 20, 2009 at 8:33 pm |
  50. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Is that a disposable lighter in your pocket or are you just happy to… Jesus, you've got a huge Bic!

    August 20, 2009 at 8:31 pm |
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