October 30th, 2009
04:30 PM ET

Beat 360° 10/30/09

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:

Squirrel monkeys at Bristol Zoo Gardens investigate a carved pumpkin that has been left as a special Halloween treat in their enclosure.

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.


Staff winner: Tom Foreman
Caption: NASA, gutted by budget cuts, is reduced to monkeys, pumpkins, and a catapult.

Viewer winner: Lisa, Louisville, KY
Caption: Hollow head, blank stare, and fake smile – must be a politician.
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soundoff (184 Responses)
  1. Melissa G. Layson

    It's the Great Pumpkin!!! I told you he was real!!!!

    October 30, 2009 at 8:41 pm |
  2. Ed - Sidney, Oh

    You don't have the gut's to mess with us Jack.

    October 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm |
  3. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    One of the better looking humans I've seen.

    October 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm |
  4. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    See Harvey, it's exactly for reasons like this that the human race will never amount to anything.

    October 30, 2009 at 8:35 pm |
  5. Ed - Sidney, Oh

    Just my luck, I finally meet someone and he's all looks and no brain's

    October 30, 2009 at 8:35 pm |
  6. Billy, WV

    PETA becomes enraged at the new direction that animal testing is taking.

    October 30, 2009 at 8:35 pm |
  7. Dana B

    What, no bugs?

    October 30, 2009 at 8:23 pm |
  8. Patty A Banks Palmdale, CA

    What's your answer when asked why we did this?
    Um......that we did it for the show!

    October 30, 2009 at 8:23 pm |
  9. Adam Carroll

    Hey, looks like Peter gets better every year.

    October 30, 2009 at 8:23 pm |
  10. Steve, Bend OR

    We asked for a hottub.

    October 30, 2009 at 8:22 pm |
  11. Patty A Banks Palmdale, CA

    Richard & Myumi Heene, trying to get this pumpkin off the ground!

    October 30, 2009 at 8:19 pm |
  12. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Man i hope i never evolve those humans are from the dark side of the moon.

    October 30, 2009 at 8:15 pm |
  13. Cindy Panackia

    Do you think this is our Mother? Our eyes are similar

    Riverview, MI

    October 30, 2009 at 8:13 pm |
  14. Carissa

    THIS is what they sent us from the White House garden harvest?? We could have done much more with the sweet potatoes and marshmallows!

    October 30, 2009 at 8:12 pm |
  15. Vickie Show Me State

    Did he just say, "So easy a caveman can do it?"

    October 30, 2009 at 8:10 pm |
  16. Carol B.

    Monkey# 1:"Let's flip a coin. Heads we call it Heenie. Tails we call it Wolf."
    Monkey #2: "Who the hell is Heenie?"

    October 30, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  17. Ed - Sidney, Oh

    Poor Jack, I knew him when he was just a small gourd.

    October 30, 2009 at 8:08 pm |
  18. dan d.canandaigua,ny

    wait i dont think its politically correct to be praying at the pumpkin

    October 30, 2009 at 8:08 pm |
  19. Rick K.

    "Looks like evil to me."

    October 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  20. Shannon, Fairfax, VA

    But where's the cream filling?

    October 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  21. Mawal Decatur, Ga

    WOW! is this the new face of the health care public option???
    Well, at least it cant get any scarier than this.

    October 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  22. Ed - Sidney, Oh

    I don't know what it is, but it gives off a cool echo.

    October 30, 2009 at 7:58 pm |
  23. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    They get an opposable thumb, and this is the best they can do with it?! I could carve better than this with my tail!

    October 30, 2009 at 7:47 pm |
  24. Pamela Aljoe, Northern Ontario Canada

    Kate...I am looking for my spiritual side....want to play Smashing Pumpkins...Not tonight Jon I have headache

    October 30, 2009 at 7:47 pm |
  25. Barbara Boyd--Whites Creek, TN

    ....and this is the guy who said Obama was dithering.

    October 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm |
  26. Vickie Show Me State

    I can't hear, you can't speak and he can't see. We definitley need a change in healthcare reform!

    October 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm |
  27. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    They get an opposable thumb, and this is what humans do with it, waste perfectly good food, when so many of their kind are starving to death?!

    October 30, 2009 at 7:45 pm |
  28. Lisa, Louisville, KY

    Hollow head, blank stare, and fake smile – must be a politician.

    October 30, 2009 at 7:42 pm |
  29. Cindy Scott

    so, this is what happens when animal testing goes wrong.

    October 30, 2009 at 7:36 pm |
  30. Michael - Atlanta, GA

    Two monkeys named Peter discover they don't have the stomach to be pumpkin eaters.

    October 30, 2009 at 7:35 pm |
  31. Barb Keokuk, Iowa

    Hey maybe that "science detective" dude can help us identify this spieces!

    October 30, 2009 at 7:34 pm |
  32. Tracy

    "See George, I told you the lobotomy would be successful!!"

    October 30, 2009 at 7:23 pm |
  33. Rodney Hoffman

    According to the pay czar, this is our bonus for the year.

    Los Angeles, CA

    October 30, 2009 at 7:21 pm |
  34. Jack in Bali, Indonesia

    There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.

    October 30, 2009 at 7:20 pm |
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