November 2016

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 110


Contest No. 110 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 is midnight Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

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 funny captions.






Bought and Paid For, But Never Published. The Wall Street Journal, 1998


 

Another cartoon of mine that was bought and paid for (by The Wall Street Journal, in 1998), but as far as I know, was never published. I don't know the reason why, but here's the cartoon, anyway.






First, 1991







Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 109


                   "Nothing happened until I said I was here for his taxes."

                                           (by Jonathan Stein)

 

My original caption: "He didn't even give me a chance to tell him about our costume party."

 

Nice going, Jonathan Stein! This is your second win -- the first was a little over a year ago. So once again, you have proved to be one of the funniest people around -- my heartiest congratulations!

There were some pretty clever entries this time around. These are the others that "almost made it":

"Well, that's three for three. You want to go first at the next one?" (by John Platt)

"In hindsight, I should have gone with the 'Hello Kitty' costume." (by Cary Antebi)

"Well, don't just stand there, get on your broom and get some help." (also by Cary Antebi)

"I guess my husband was right. He always said I would be the death of him." (by mel tanenbaum)

"I was wrong. Our cranky neighbor did have a heart." (by Brendan Powers)

"Well, I never was the life of the party." (also by Cary Antebi)

"If I knew killing him was this easy, I would have done it years ago." (by Diane)

Don't be discouraged if you haven't won yet -- this is an equal opportunity Contest and the next one will be up in a couple of weeks (it's easy enough -- simply submit the funniest caption!)






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 109


Contest No. 109 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 is midnight Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

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 funny captions.