February 2015

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 80


Contest No. 80 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, March 3, 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.






Bought and Paid For, But Never Published. National Business Employment Weekly, 1999


 

There's really no mystery as to why this cartoon was never published by National Business Employment Weekly. It was bought and paid for in July 1999, just a few months before Dow Jones, the parent company, decided to cease publication. During its lifetime, NBEW published over a hundred of my cartoons. The Editor very kindly returned my original drawing to me.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 79


        "Would you like to leave the name of your next of kin before entering?"

                                              (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "You can go in now. Oh, who should I contact in case of an emergency?"

 

So, Cary Antebi, you did it once again. Congratulations! This is your twentieth win! Yes, that's right, this is the twentieth time your caption came out on top, and you did it this time by almost nailing my original caption. As I've said many times before, that's not necessarily the path to victory, but after reviewing all the other captions submitted, I have to admit that yours stands out. You consistently remain one of the funniest people around.

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

"That IS his smile face." (by v)

"Can you come back in fifteen? I accidentally scheduled you during his daily identity crisis." (by Pete Critelli)

"Sir . . . your social media tutor is here." (also by Pete Critelli)

"I have no idea who that is sitting at your desk!!!" (by Howard Garrett)

"Let's give him just a moment, he's unfriending someone." (also by Pete Critelli)

"I wouldn't go in unless that piece of paper in your hand contains good news." (by Sharon)

"Yes, this is the office of happytherapy.com!! Please go in." (by Milena)

Nice work, everybody. Thanks for participating, and don't despair, because Contest No. 80 will be coming up soon.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 79


Contest No. 79 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, February 10, 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.