August 2013

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 55


Contest No. 55 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 3, 2013.

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.

This is the drawing that needs your caption. Yes, this is a very old cartoon -- it goes back well over fifty years. Remember, we all have to start somewhere!






Bought and Paid For, But Never Published. The Wall Street Journal, 1989


One more cartoon that The Wall Street Journal bought and paid for, but to my knowledge, never published. I figure they were waiting to schedule it to appear during the height of a bear market, but then it got lost in the shuffle. Or it could have been a dozen other reasons.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 54


                           "Who's Smith? And who's Wesson?"

                                           (by Dale Stout)

 

My original caption: "And what, pray tell, is a .38 Smith and Wesson?"

 

Okay, I guess I've got a soft spot in my heart for those lovable guys, Smith and Wesson. Anyway, how could I possibly resist Dale Stout's clever caption, which just happens to be so very, very, very close to my original caption? Great minds think alike -- and I guess I did a pretty reasonable job of drawing a .38 Smith & Wesson.

Congratulations, Dale, on your first victory -- you are now officially one of the funniest people around!

By the way, I'm very curious to know if you are a guy or a gal, Dale. Most of the Dale's I know are men, but then there's always Dale Evans of Roy Rogers fame. So which is it? (Not that it matters!)

There were lots of great captions submitted for this drawing, and these are the ones that were "seriously" considered for first place honors:

"Since when do you take target practice lessons?" (by John Platt)

"Since when do you take business trips to Argentina?" (by Kelasher)

"Why are we getting a bill from 'Ammo World'?" (by Caryn)

"I think your anger management therapy is just a waste of money." (by Cary Antebi)

"Life insurance? Who needs more life insurance?" (also by Dale Stout)

Be on the lookout for Contest No. 55 -- it'll be up shortly. Thanks.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 54


Contest No. 54 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, August 13, 2013.

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.

This is the drawing that needs your caption: