Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 87


Contest No. 87 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, July 28, 2015.

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, May 1990





Training, August 1990





Insurance Sales, 1981





Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 86


                                      "He loves it. We'll take it."

                                             (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "Is it a strong fabric? He does a lot of groveling."

 

Yes, Cary Antebi's last-minute entry has won it all (it was literally last-minute -- submitted at 11:59 Tuesday night). So congrats once again, Cary -- this is your record-breaking twenty-first win, solidifying your entitlement to be called one of the funniest people around.

I'll admit that my original caption was rather pathetic. I realize now that instead of drawing up the cartoon and hoping to sell it, I should have just offered it as a gag to Bunny Hoest and John Reiner for "The Lockhorns". The gag is so typical of what they do, I'm sure they would have snapped it up.

Here are the runner-up captions that I was considering:

"It'll cost extra for a toupee." (by Rebecca)

"Don't be upset -- self-reflection has never been his strong suit." (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"I think it would look better on you. Would you mind trying it on?" (by Andrew Bramley)

"Could you dim the lights, the reflection off my husband's head is giving me double vision." (by ken wilkinson)

"You look just like your dad." (by Kelasher)

"You're a good salesman. We came to this store to buy him a handkerchief." (by Howard Garrett)

"No! No! I was hoping for more of a Brad Pitt Look." (by Jo Pette)

"Every time he buys a suit he does this routine with his twin brother." (by Tim Collins)

 

A new contest will be up in a couple of weeks. Get ready for it!




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 86


Contest No. 86 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, July 7, 2015.

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.




Dartnell, 1997





Machine Design, 1990





Dartnell, 1997





Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 85


                      "He says he needs more underwear and money."

                                          (by Andrew Bramley)

 

 My original caption: "This must be one of those computer-generated letters: "Dear Mr. and Mrs. King . . . ' "

 

Nice going, Andrew Bramley! This is your second win -- the first one was in Contest No. 61, about a year and a half ago. Once again, you have proved to be one of the funniest people around. Congratulations!

There were loads of "Honorable Mentions" this time. Either you people are getting better or I've got to raise my standards. A few of the captions came pretty darn close to my original caption, and two entries were spot on with current events (Cary Antebi's "Lady Lancelot" and Gary's "Game of Thrones").

Here are all the "Honorables':

"It says we have to send a crown jewel to ten different people." (by Brad Labanowitz)

"Dear Your Majesty or current resident . . . " (also by Brad Labanowitz)

"It's a huge water bill for the moat." (by Cary Antebi)

"We are being sued by Burger King. They claim your name King Burger is too close to theirs." (by Howard Garrett)

"It's from Sir Lancelot. He says, 'Henceforth, I would prefer to be known as Lady Lancelot.' " (also by Cary Antebi)

"Hamlet wishes to know if he should be or not be home for the holidays." (by Kelasher)

"Wow, what an honor! You just got invited to be the next character killed on Game of Thrones." (by Gary)

 

Nice work! Contest No. 86 should be up in a couple of weeks.

 




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