Rough Notes, 1993





Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 74


            "Would you like the e-cigarette or non e-cigarette section?"

                                            (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption (from about 25 years ago): "Two-for-one coupon or no two-for-one coupon?"

 

Cary Antebi again! Congratulations once more -- it's your eighteenth win (18 out of 74 ain't bad). You are certainly proving to be one of the funniest people around.

Here are the other captions I was seriously considering for top honors:

"Yeah, it's everybody's birthday today." (by Sharon)

"Please remove shoes, wallet, belts, laptops, anything in your pockets . . . " (by Brendan Powers)

"You've got a reservation? Hey, I've got reservations about you, as well." (also by Cary Antebi)

Yes, I know, as a caption judge I'm just like a snotty maitre' d. I wish everybody could win, but you still have to be genuinely funny if you want to get past me. So please grin and bear it -- a new contest will be up soon, and you'll all have a fresh crack at it.




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 74


Contest No. 74 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, October 14, 2014.

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. 




Super Service Station, 1981


(Yes, that's what telephones looked like in 1981)




Bureau of Business Practice, 1996





The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 13, 1989





Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 73


It's another tie!

 

                        "Great, the 'Divorce for Dummies' book arrived."

                                               (by Cary Antebi)

                                "It finally arrived -- my divorce papers." 

                                            (by Howard Garrett)

 

My original caption: "Oh, good -- my do-it-yourself divorce kit!" (And, on an older version of the cartoon, my caption was "Just the usual stuff in the mail, dear . . . bills . . . coupons . . . my do-it-yourself divorce kit . . . "). Neither the longer version nor the shorter one was ever bought or published.

 

Congratulations, you two. This is your seventeenth win, Cary Antebi, and your third one, Howard Garrett. So I'll just say it again for all to hear -- you've got to be two of the funniest people around!

Here are the other captions that I was seriously considering for top honors:

"They say you may already be a winner -- those liars." (by Dale Stout)

"'CELEBRATE 'OUR' WINNINGS FROM BETTING!' The newest IRS pamphlet!" (by drmrs)

Don't despair -- a new contest will be coming up soon.

 




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 73


Contest No. 73 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, September 23, 2014.

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. I'm hoping you'll all come up with some really funny ones this time -- please don't disappoint me.

 




Globe, 1988





Official Detective, 1990





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