June 2011

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 24


Cartoon Caption Contest No. 24 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 'COMMENTS' underneath the current drawing. Then (2) scroll down past all the other comments and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) enter the anti-spam security word that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click 'Submit'. There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit 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 submit your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

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.

Here's the drawing for this contest. This drawing, by the way, is well over 50 years old. I was experimenting with cartooning with a brush -- that didn't last very long. And, in those days, I was including "Eli" in my signature. That ended in the 1980's.

Good luck to all of you -- hope you come up with a better caption than I had.

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Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 23


Well, I'll be damned! It's a three-way tie!

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"No shirt, no shoes, no service." (by Levi)

"You were promised seven what . . . . . . . . ???????? HAH HAH HO HO HEE HEE HAW HA HA!!!!!!!!" (by Dom Mancino)

"You can complain all you want, the tall guy with the turban and the beard is your new roommate, forever." (by Richie)

My original caption: "Admit it, Whitmore -- you didn't resign from the human race, you were fired!"

I just couldn't make a choice between Levi's nonsensical, but right-on, caption and the two great terrorist captions by Dom and Richie. So congratulations to the three of you. You are no strangers to the winner's circle -- each of you has won once before -- and you are certainly entitled to be considered three of the funniest people around.

As for my original cartoon (which was drawn many decades ago), I guess all I have to do to bring it up to date is change the name: "Admit it, Bin Laden -- you didn't resign from the human race, you were fired!" Nah . . . I think I'll let someone else do that one.

All in all, good captions from everybody. I think you're getting the hang of it. New contest will appear shortly.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 23


Cartoon Caption Contest No. 23 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 'COMMENTS' underneath the current drawing. Then (2) scroll down past all the other comments and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) enter the anti-spam security word that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click 'Submit'. There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit 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 submit your captions for this contest is midnight, Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

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.

Here's the drawing for this contest — hope you all have a devil of a time thinking up funny captions.

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