September 2015

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 90


Contest No. 90 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 6, 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.

 






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 89


    "You've got a bad attitude, Johnson! One more missed sale and you're fired!"

                                                 (by John Platt)

 

My original caption: "Whitmore, you are incompetent and untrustworthy -- you're fired!"

 

Congratulations once again, John Platt. For the eleventh time, you've come up with the winning caption! You are undoubtedly one of the funniest people around (and your caption is incredibly close to my original one, from over 60 years ago).

There were very few captions to choose from this time -- I guess my drawing stumped most of you. Anyway, these were the other entries that I was contemplating for top honors:

"I'M not doing it!" (by Kelasher)

"I can't run this section myself -- I need help." (By Howard Garrett)

"How can't I help you?" (by Brendan Powers)

One more note: Levi's caption, "What a misunderstanding!" was not a serious entry. You know, I hope, that my cartoon caption contest is very loosely based on The New Yorker's famous cartoon caption contest, which has been appearing on the last page of every issue for many, many years. Well, last week Levi let me know about a blogsite that puts forward the proposition that the caption "What a misunderstanding!" is the funniest and most appropriate caption for each and every one of The New Yorker contests. It's an intriguing idea: ONE CAPTION FITS ALL! Check out the blogsite here: 

http://www.what-a-misunderstanding.com/

You'll soon realize, like I did, that "What a misunderstanding!" actually makes you laugh quite a bit when it's applied to many of The New Yorker drawings.

Just thought you'd like to know.

MY new contest will be up shortly -- I hope it generates more entries than this last contest did.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 89


Contest No. 89 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 15, 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. This is another drawing that's really old. I estimate it was done about 60 years ago, just like my drawing for the previous contest. Once again, let's see what funny captions you can dream up for it.