Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 101


Contest No. 101 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save". Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your caption.




Insurance Sales, 1981





Parts Pups, 1986





Nutrition Health Review, 1983





Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 100


     "You realize dandelions don't respond the same way as actual lions, right?"

                                                 (by John Platt)

 

My original caption: "Planning to give the crabgrass a real fight this year?"

 

Whew, John Platt, this is your twelfth big win! Congrats -- once again you have proved to be one of the funniest people around.

Nothing much to say about my original caption, which I guess was pretty obvious. This cartoon and gag was created about forty years ago, when absolutely every suburbanite was fighting crabgrass. You don't hear too much about crabgrass any more. Did we win the battle?

Here are the other entries that I was seriously considering:

"I see you whipped your garden into shape." (by Harvey Appelbaum)

"I see you're declaring war on crab grass." (by Anne Noonan, who came darn close to my original caption, by the way)

"I don't think you realize that you're holding the world's most poisonous snake!!!"  (by Howard Garrett)

"They're hard to train. Call the Lawn Whisperer." (by Cary Antebi)

"Let me guess. Did your wife just read 'Fifty Shades of Gray'?" (by Gary)

 

Nice work -- thanks for participating. Contest No. 101 will be up in a couple of weeks.

 




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 100


Contest No. 100 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save". Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your caption.




Official Detective, 1987





National Business Employment Weekly, March 27, 1992





Dartnell, 1991





Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 99


                 "Hey, Buddy, don't look so gloomy, this 'jailhouse rocks'."

                                                (by Diane)

 

My original caption: "And then, in 1946, I plagiarized . . . "

 

Yes, we have a brand-new, first-time winner! You are now officially in that elite group, Diane -- one of the funniest people around. Congrats!

I don't know if my old original caption, from so many years ago, needs an explanation . . . so I'll just say that in those days of yore, many a folk singer plucked his guitar and introduced his next song by saying something like, "And then, in 1946, I wrote . . . ".

These are the other captions that were under consideration this time:

"This is the song that never ends . . . " (by Kelasher)

"We're going to slow it down a little bit." (by sharon)

"You are so beautiful, to me." (by mel tannenbaum)

"What did you expect when you got transferred to Sing Sing?" (by Cary Antebi)

"I'm part of the warden's 'cruel and unusual punishment' program." (also by Cary Antebi)

"They put me in jail because I killed this guy who didn't compliment my singing. How do you like my singing?" (by Howard Garrett)

 

Caption Contest No. 100 will start in two weeks . . .  that's right, No. 100! So be on the lookout for it, and keep up the good work, captioneers.

 

 




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